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First offroad expierence

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 4bangerowner, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. Feb 2, 2014 at 4:11 PM
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    4bangerowner

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    Just went offroading on a private trail in San Juan, California. It was awesome. I loved how it handled the bumps and dirt. Definatly made me want to get some new offroad tires. Share your offroad trips! :)

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  2. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:16 PM
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  3. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    Ha!! Welcome! You're now bit. It may get expensive, but it sure gets better!
     
  4. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    Tip # 1. get new tires

    Tacoma's are incredibly capable off-road, but those tires are not. decent all-terrain tires and your truck will shock you with it's ability off-road.

    P.S. nice pics
     
  5. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:21 PM
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    Thanks! All I need are some better wheels and tires. Armor is pretty expensive :(
     
  6. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:22 PM
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    Thanks for the tip. And thank you for your service.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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    which trail in San Juan!?
     
  8. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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    its a off of ortega highway. My friend owns land back there so he gave me a key.
     
  9. Feb 2, 2014 at 9:40 PM
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    ah ok. i was thinking somewhere there. i was raised in San Juan. good times good times.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2014 at 8:03 AM
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    Ah, don't worry about armor now. Getting new A/T tires will do wonders for your truck, and you'll be better at getting practice on different terrain.
     
  11. Feb 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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    Welcome OP! Glad to see you got bit by the off-road bug. When I got my truck, I couldn't wait to put it in 4WD and take it somewhere. Us PNW members have pics from some of our trips in the NW/WA Meet Thread.
     
  12. Feb 3, 2014 at 2:52 PM
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    Sweet! I wish we had more dirt around here. My first off-road experience involved: deep mud pits, 2wd, and stock tires. It didn't end well. Good thing my buddies had winches.
     
  13. Feb 3, 2014 at 3:01 PM
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    How does the 4cyl feels? Any videos?

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    Dont have any videos unfortuantly. Next time I go out ill get some footage. The 4cl definitely feels like there is no power in it when you first use it. Then after a couple days you will be use to it. I can still drift my truck on pavement haha so its not terrible. If money isn't an issue id say a V6. Test drive them both! :D
     
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    I'll check them out!
     
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    Im out in the AV and am a new tacoma owner, but found a hill trail some parts were steeper than others but not to bad and had no problem with my 2.7L 2WD! Loved it and looking for more trails:D

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