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4x4 is over rated

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by evile, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Mar 23, 2008 at 9:32 PM
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    350TacoZilla

    350TacoZilla Well-Known Member

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    I use 4x4 on alot of trails where i could go flying up in 2wd at 20mph and possibly bend a rim or hit a tree...but I'd rather be in 4wd and just be able to cruise through at 5mph and still not get stuck
     
  2. Mar 24, 2008 at 2:45 AM
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    dwb

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    The plain and simple truth is this: Anyone who stands behind the statement that "4X4 is over rated", (a) could not afford to purchase 4WD :pout:, (b) thought that a 2WD would get that much better mileage :der:, (c) has never really done any serious offroading :bored:, and (d) was told by mom, dad, gf, bf or spouse that they will never need or use 4WD :gossip:. Like I said at the beginning of this thread, there is no debate here, but it's a funny topic................:D
     
  3. Mar 24, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    XxMalfunktionxX

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    I love what my Toyota does for me!!!..(insert picture of me jumping up in the air) TOYOTA!!!!


    Folks, I have turned into a commercial. Shoot me now.:eek:
     
  4. Mar 24, 2008 at 11:58 AM
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    Roland

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    Be careful what you ask for around here. People are way too helpful! :D
     
  5. Mar 24, 2008 at 4:05 PM
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    XxMalfunktionxX

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    LOL..im well armed and very capable..but good looking out Roland!
     
  6. Mar 25, 2008 at 11:22 AM
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    07tacoark

    07tacoark ridin dirty

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    whats sad is my mamaw told me b4 i traded in my old 4x4 for my new one was "ladies dont drive 4x4s!" she was right, freakin crazy bitches do :laugh:

    and this topic is always funny, but its hard to change opinions til they run into problems of their own and realize they needed a 4x4 at that moment, or whenever it arises
     
  7. Mar 25, 2008 at 12:05 PM
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    See there, now you are my kind of woman, you go girl. And for me it's not a matter of "needing 4x4" it's a matter of "I WANT 4x4". I mean the Prerunners look good and all, but that's where it ends. They work ok for dirt roads and maybe slipping around on top of the mud, but when the $hit hits the fan, it's GAME OVER. I know all the Prerunner owners are going :lalala:, but it's the truth. And for those of us who have owned a 4x2 in the past, you know exactly what I mean. 07tacoark, you rock! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 25, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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  9. Mar 25, 2008 at 12:23 PM
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    Hey it's all good, we are like family. It's just that some of us are more "well endowed" than others. But the love is still there....................:D
     
  10. Mar 25, 2008 at 12:36 PM
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    lol:stayontopic::stayontopic:

    lol i love this emote..oh man thats funny
     
  11. Mar 25, 2008 at 6:59 PM
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    I love a freakin crazy beeatch. Sad thing is judging by your pic your prob. at
    least 15 yrs younger n me and that just about makes me the perverted "old man"....Oh and I`m married. You go girl!
     
  12. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:06 PM
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    My wife has volunteered to fix that problem for me!:laugh: I think I'd have to win the lottery before seriously considering the offer! :laugh:
     
  13. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    No doubt. `Cause you know it would cost ya! In all seriousness though my wifes pretty darn cool. In ten years we`ve had a few disagreements but never really an argument....way off topic now, oh well.
     
  14. Mar 25, 2008 at 7:33 PM
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    You'd better win two lotteries because she'll be taking half. :p
     
  15. Mar 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    4x4x4trd

    4x4x4trd My other ride weighs 200 tons

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    ^^^^^^ However I do need 4X4 every so often which is why I have one.
     
  16. Mar 26, 2008 at 7:00 AM
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    Well,i could live on half of 1 lottery! :laugh: My point was I'd have to win the lottery to have enough left over to survive! :laugh:
     
  17. Mar 26, 2008 at 10:56 AM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    :rofl: of course, as soon as I said that I bought another PreRunner. I could have gotten a 4WD, but I have driven hundrededs of thousands of miles without it. My truck is a highway only vehicle - it is a hauler! I found that the good tires and a limited slip rear end will get you out of anything that isn't real off-road. I will eventually swap it out for a locker.

    I was driving the white 4WD Tacoma down the road, and thought to myself that I will NEVER use that damn switch. Why should I deprive someone of their 4WD vehicle if I don't really need it? So, I got what I really needed - a highway hauler with minimal off-road capability.

    I will eventually get a 4WD single cab 1st Gen Tacoma for an off-road FunRunner, but not right now. Right now, my PreRunner is perfect!
    :thumbsup:
     
  18. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    Everyone here pays or paid their own money for the truck they got..why not buy what you want..and need..or will need..hahahahaha...i bought mine so I would not have to buy another 4x4 for a looooooong time to come..thats why I chose Toyota..most people dont really understand that these things are built damn near bulletproof..2WD or 4WD..we all have trucks that are the best in the class..thats something to be proud of..
     
  19. Mar 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    :amen:
     
  20. Mar 27, 2008 at 6:18 PM
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    Spoken quite well my friend. I think you hit the nail square on the head. :thumbsup:
     
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