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Got Snowmobile?? With Tacoma??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Fortech, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    Fortech

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    Since it is winter in many parts of the world, post a few pics of your sled and/or your sled with your Tacoma.

    To eliminate buckling of the tailgate I fabbed up a little false floor platform that enables you to store some loading ramps underneath. A trailer doesn't really fit my needs as I live on a very large hill and backing it into the driveway after a run would be nearly impossible.

    My 2005 TRD Off Road has the leaf TSB done in addition to some Firestone air bags installed in the rear. 5100's up front set at 1.75". I only inflate the bags to 35 psi or so even with the weight of the platform and sled in the back. Bags are rated at 100 psi max so lots of leeway left. The bags are well worth the money and prevents that sagged out look while running lots of weight in the rear. No problems to level to stock height or a height to complement the 5100's up front.

    Pics show my winter steelies as well as the smaller 245/75/16 ice radials I use in winter. Color keyed grill also removed to avoid rock chipping from heavily sanded roads.

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  2. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    thats a sick sled and set up man.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    Nice homemade setup.

    My days of wrestling the sled in the old Ranger's bed are over, esp w/ a 5ft deck. I take the easy route now.

    Also hard to see, but had 700 lbs of wood in the bed in this pic too. TSB essential. And of course, snow tires.

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  4. Feb 19, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    Wow with your sled in the back its not sagging at all. Looks good!!!
     
  5. Feb 20, 2010 at 5:36 AM
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    That is a great deck, I have not seen one like that in a Tacoma, but have watched a few put em up on the sled decks that sit on the bed rails. Hats off to all that ride it loading it up there. :thumbsup:
    I also swap out my tire setup with a set of studded tires for more traction for winter towing, great idea on swapping out the grill too, for I am going to have a color-matched done this spring so I guess I will keep my chrome grill.
    My setup is all aluminum tilt enclosed, it tows nice but likes to eat up my gas with so much drag. It does provide nice summer storage tho. We are heading up to camp again tomorrow, cannot wait!
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  6. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:18 AM
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    The thing I don't like about the sled decks over the rails is that the center of gravity of the truck is increased dramatically. Even raising my sled up 8-10 inches level with the wheel wells makes a HUGE difference when cornering. I see sled decks on lots of half tons but wouldn't try it myself on anything less than a 3/4 ton.

    Love the yard - especially all the trees. What species are the larger/taller ones?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    my tailgate is bent from loading sleds... gotta strengthen that one day.

    dont have any pics tho and i left the sled in Alberta before i moved back.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2010 at 8:44 AM
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    Thank you, one of the reasons I liked the yard was it was flat & surrounded by healthy trees, maple and oak. My neighbor is a fellow sledder & owns a tree company who pruned them up high for me :) I do get lots of leaves in the fall though ....
    I love the looks of your sled, I have always wanted an orange sno pro F5...but Chris sells Polaris so I drive Polaris.... :eek:
     
  9. Feb 21, 2010 at 5:52 PM
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    mach1man001 eh whatever

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    What kind of gas mileage are you getting with your set-up?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2010 at 5:56 PM
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    Lookin good all
     
  11. Feb 21, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    It averages around 11-12 on mostly secondary hilly roads & minimal highway/flats...because of the elevation, OD is off. Also a lot of the time it is in 4WD. It tows great though fwiw.
     
  12. Feb 22, 2010 at 5:07 AM
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    niiiice!

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  13. May 15, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    Sorry to bring this thread back up, but how in the hell did you manage to bolt that down to your truck? I just bought a tacoma and need something like this to haul my sled around, cant seem to figure out how I'd bolt the ramp down into the truck.
     
  14. May 15, 2011 at 11:43 AM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    If you do the " Add D ring mod " you can secure the ramp and deck at the front of the bed .

    Not sure if this is how Fortech did it though

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/28533-installed-d-rings-bed-pics.html
     
  15. May 15, 2011 at 12:12 PM
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    To keep the platform from falling out of the truck, I have a couple of eye bolts attached to the rear so I can tie it into the truck (note yellow rope).

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    If you are worried about the front of the platform popping up while you are climbing the ramp, I've never had a problem. If it would make you feel better however, I mounted a piece of 2x4 vertically at the front of the ramp. On the top of the 2x4 I cut a notch in the shape of a V. If the 2x4 is the same height (or higher) than your front tie down points, you can run a strap from one side of the bed to the other, passing through the notch in the 2x4. This will keep it from popping up. Kinda hard to see and I wish I had a better pic, but you can kinda see the 2x4 in the front of the bed of the below pic. That's the setup I used in my previous '98 Tacoma.

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    As for next year, saving my pennies for:

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  17. May 15, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    I love that ramp set up a lot. Cat has some nice sleds this year, although if I were to buy cat, I'd buy that snopro 5 and throw a 720 D&D big bore into it, clutch and gear it, or buy an 09 600 mod. I think my mod fusion is about 52" ski tip to ski tip so I should be alright after putting in this ramp deck.
     
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    I don't think my Skandic would fit in my Tacoma it's 11 1/2 feet long.
     
  19. May 15, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    I don't have pics since I got the truck after sledding season, but the skis of my 98 Summit 583 fit right between the wheel wells no problem. No platform or anything else needed. Still lots of room for gas cans etc.
     
  20. May 15, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    sorry no pic with truck cuz its to high to load sled or tow the trailer:D


    but here she is...... 97 670 (running about 705 cc's) a few mods but she look great and is pretty fast ( 65 at half throtle) and will cruze in 4 ft of powder.......

    oh and its for sale(looking for 2000-2003 skidoo summit 800 to mod out) heres the website http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=15509128&cat=146







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