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Can you offRoad with out 4x4?!?!

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by FullyLoaded, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    FullyLoaded

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    i have a toyata tacoma pre runner v6 trd off road it is lifted and has off roading tires can i still off road even if i don have 4x4?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    Yes but you will be limited in what you can do.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    yes sir you can
     
  4. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    1TUFFTRD WTF

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    two words... LONG TRAVEL
     
  5. Sep 15, 2010 at 8:22 PM
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    tacomaprerunner

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  6. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    Yes, you can take your truck offroad. When you do, be sure to take some pics. ;)

    BTW, welcome to TW :wave:
     
  7. Sep 16, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    you sure as hell can't. don't even think about going on a dirt road with that thing.
     
  8. Sep 16, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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    Of course you can... Remember, off road racing is done 95% with 2WD vehicles! They use speed and horsepower to get through poor traction situations (deep sand, silt, steep grades)... They have suspension that prevents or reduces damage to their race cars, from driving at speed over bad areas.

    What you need to know is, you can break something because you needed to have momentum to climb or cross something. 4WD allows you to go slow and use the traction of 4WD to bring your vehicle over or through a bad spot.

    Also, air pressure in your tires is key to improving your traction (2WD or 4WD)... If you get stuck (in sand for example), dropping the tire pressure to 10-15 psi will allow you to drive out... Just have an air pump on board.

    Go with a buddy 4x4 owner on your first poor traction run with your 2WD... and have a tow strap! Oh, and stay away from mud or deep water!
     
  9. Sep 16, 2010 at 8:23 AM
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    TurfTaco

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    Yes you can....as long as there is a 4x4 in front of and behind you:D
     
  10. Sep 16, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    .... and deep sand....

    i agree with that. i used to have a lifted 2wd silverado and i was able to get into almost anywhere, but i couldnt always get out. i cant tell you how many times i had to dig myself out of a hole :(
     
  11. Sep 16, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Sand I don't worry so much about... it is clean and dry if you have to dig out (if you were dumb enough to spin the tires and get burried). MUD (water) is different... if you get stuck in there, you are in trouble!

    Deep sand driving is done more with air pressure than 4WD... It is less about traction and more about floatation.

    In this photo, I was in 4WD... the dug in tracks are at 32 psi (where I was struggling to keep from going into the water as the truck was slipping sideways down the steep beach). Then, after dropping the pressure to 15 psi, I floated out... with ease.

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  12. Sep 16, 2010 at 8:41 AM
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    Just bring a buddy, phone and common sense
     
  13. Sep 16, 2010 at 8:57 AM
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    That is the big thing. Dont feel like just because someone else does something that you have to. If you are not comfortable doing something in your truck, dont do it.
     
  14. Sep 16, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    Ive never owned a 4x4 and ive always gone wheeling.
    rule numba 1. dont go alone.

    at least untill you are comfortable in your rig and know its limits.
     
  15. Sep 16, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    I'm not doing any really hard core off-roading but over the years, I've been more in my 4x2's than the one 4x4 I owned.
     
  16. Sep 16, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    No. It is impossible to offroad in a 2wd.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2010 at 3:26 PM
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    pittim Play stupid games, win stupid prizes

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    ^^Furthermore, it is essential to be locked front and rear, as well as having a lift installed (SFA would be best) before you even THINK of putting your 4wd on any trail.
     
  18. Sep 16, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    ummm yeah
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  19. Sep 16, 2010 at 5:10 PM
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    ColtsTRD .....

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  20. Sep 29, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    i go by myself but none too crazy. just enough to get the excitement. but as for you OP, there's sometimes you gotta know where you can go and can't go.
     
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