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Daily Driving "The BEAST"

Discussion in 'Tacoma Videos' started by awsumdc, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. awsumdc

    awsumdc [OP] Well-Known Member Vendor

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    A lot of people have said that you just can't daily drive a rock crawler. Well, I'm here to tell you that you can. I Daily drive The BEAST at least 140 miles everyday from Huntington Beach California to Redlands California because I was tired of my F250 breaking down all the time and my 2005 Tacoma, even though very highly modified, is a much more reliable vehicle than my 2008 F250 is.

    Daily Driving The BEAST

    The video starts off blurry but it does get better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqcFHFY2TNg
     
  2. 1TUFFTRD

    1TUFFTRD WTF

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    I like it!
     
  3. himmy33

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    Awesome truck. Just to play devils advocate what happens when you are traveling at said speeds and an emergency arises that requires immediate evasive driving? i.e. quick lane change, emergency stop, or both. Seems like it would not be good for these types of situations and maybe even a little dangerous to you and fellow drivers? Don't get me wrong I think the truck is great and would love to own something like it. Just curious what would happen and how it would perform in the given situation.
     
  4. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    BAH!! Its one of those dubbed in rolling road scenes....
     
  5. awsumdc

    awsumdc [OP] Well-Known Member Vendor

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    I live in SoCal. Those situations arise all the time. The truck is very well bahaved and can manuver very well. I treat it like a big boxed truck and usually give myself plenty of room. I have people serve in front of me and slam the brakes and with my braking system, huge 13" front discs and 11" rear discs, it stops very well. The steering is very responsive and has kept me out of trouble a number of times.

    It really is no different than driving a big Super Duty. It just turns more heads ;)
     
  6. awsumdc

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    LOL I'm not that good at video's. :(
     
  7. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    LOL!! Looks like it drives very well!
     
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    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    I'm with you on that one I DD mine 45 miles a day and it drives very well. I just drove mine to Utah and back it drives like a dream. If built right you can DD a linked truck no problem. Tires are not cheap but you have to pay to play.
     
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    140 miles per day, five days a week, works out to approximately 33,000 miles per year. Let's say the beast gets about 17 m.p.g.(?) and gas is about $4/gallon, so that is about $7750 in fuel cost per year. If you drove a car that gets about 33 m.p.g. for 33,000 miles it would cost about $4000 per year in fuel, saving you about $3750 per year. Maybe you should buy an old Camry or decent used highway car for about $4000 and it will pay for itself in about 14 months.
     
  10. ARB1977

    ARB1977 Don't be a dick

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    ^^
    :facepalm:

    I think he missed the point on this one...
     
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    Wow she hums. Seems totally drivable and stable.
     
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    Makes sense! Love that truck!
     
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    Nice rig. Good video. Thanks.
     
  15. awsumdc

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    You drive a camry.... I like my Beast and don't care about the fuel cost.:D
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    It is a very stable truck. then when I want to drive it one the trails I switch the tires and wheels and head for the biggest wall I can find.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgHeMpkLNZU
     
  18. awsumdc

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    yeah he did.... :p
     
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    Thanks man....
     
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