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Another one bites the dust

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by spearhead, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    spearhead

    spearhead [OP] Taco Supremist

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    Hydroplaned last weekend - I was holding out $$$ to get a set of BFGs and let my treadwear get a little low. Hit a downpour and almost immediately the back end came up a little and I think I did 2 full 360s into a median fence..... had no prayer of recovering.
    I had just done 5100s all the way around and an AAL, about a month ago, too :frusty:

    And NO! You can't have my devil horns if they total it !! :D

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  2. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    Menametony

    Menametony Well-Known Member

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    ouch.. can i have the horns anyways?
     
  3. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    PatHLC128

    PatHLC128 College.

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    ouch, hope your ok.
     
  4. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:28 AM
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    Menametony

    Menametony Well-Known Member

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    any injuries?
     
  5. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:32 AM
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    corona56

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    Added fog light mod Added delay wiper mod Alloy rims with BF Goodrich tires
    A friend of mind told me that he had a 4-runner that he thought was bad in the snow. I am coming from a full size Chevy and it never budged in the rain or snow. Are these Tacoma's 'iffy' in poor weather? I know the factory tires aren't great (at least they are rated pretty poor).
     
  6. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    hillbillynwv

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    I have a Tacoma and a 4Runner.....they both do great in the snow.
     
  7. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:40 AM
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    spearhead

    spearhead [OP] Taco Supremist

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    Thanks for asking, I didn't get a scratch. No airbag deployment, so all is good there. This particular 'median fence' thing had these thick wires that got all up in the rear axle, I just don't know if they will total it try and fix it- check out the freaking hole it put in the passenger bottom there :confused:

    Good news is, if I do have to replace it- I've already got one lined up:

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  8. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

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    Dude, that sucks. I'm glad you're ok. It sounds like it could have been a lot worse.

    +1 on the replacement!
     
  9. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:45 AM
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    L8Rmike

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    I hate the stock tires that came on the sport, mostly because of it's lack of rain driveablity. Hope it turns out Okay for you.
     
  10. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:46 AM
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    corona56

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    Ok. I figured they should be good. They are little lighter (like 800 lbs) then my full size pickup so I could imagine a little more hydroplaning. But, the tires are also a little narrower and they have a lot better road feel (the GMC was more like steering a boat). I plan to loft the stock tires as soon as possible, but I figure they will probably be passable while they are band new. Thanks.
     
  11. Sep 4, 2009 at 10:48 AM
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    corona56

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    spearhead, I hope you get your truck fixed "good as new'. The damage doesn't look that bad, but it doesn't take that much to total a vehicle these days. Looks like a nice truck.
     
  12. Sep 4, 2009 at 11:12 AM
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    Niknaq

    Niknaq Phightin Phils 2008 Champs

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    Dumped exhaust, 35 % factory tint, kobalt slim line toolbox, afe pro dry, toyota all weather mats, fog lights soon.
    looks like your having a bad week topped off by an FSU loss to miami. nah JP, thank god youre ok could have been much worse! best of luck with the insurance comp.
     
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