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Great North Woods of Maine Train Spotting Trip 2K19

Discussion in 'North East' started by Arcticelf, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:21 PM
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    A stock Taco would be more than capable of getting there and back. All the big roads up there like the Golden Rd, Telos Rd etc are passable with a sedan if its dry, but it wont be a comfortable ride.. Thats where tires and suspension come into play, they give you the ability to run smoother and faster. But airing down also helps a lot. I personally run about 25 psi up there on my E range BFG KO2s. And a full sized spare is basically mandatory in case you catch a piece of shale or a stick the wrong way.
     
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    @SR-71A might be the year of the CV with those hill climbs we spotted...
     
  3. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    Idk about those ones we saw, but Im sure we could find some in that category :stirthepot:

    Every time I go on a trip I get this looming sense of not being prepared cause I dont have a spare one. Sooner or later Ill probably do something stoopid haha
     
  4. Jan 8, 2019 at 5:42 PM
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    You should definitely plan for some upgrades :)

    We'll have a stock-ish group too, so you'll be fine. The only question is how fast you want to run on those roads, it's doable with a regular truck.
     
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    Spare half shafts are a really good idea, and not very expensive.
     
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    At least one full sized spare per truck is mandatory.
     
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    And hot dogs for the birds
     
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    ^^ This ^^

    Easily doable with a stock truck. First time I did it years ago was with a friend's 2WD regular cab Ford Ranger. We had no recovery gear or anything like that (young & clueless), but we made it in & out incident free.
     
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    And like someone else mentioned, many people do this with cars. It's not anything that's terribly difficult.
     
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    ^yep. At the end of the day most of it is just roads.



    Side note , the road out to the bomber got incredibly soft last year in the July rain. Enough for mud up to the rim. Just food for thought.
     
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    I’m still stock and most likely won’t be making any suspension upgrades for a bit. Been making headway convincing the wife on a suspension upgrade, but we have some upcoming projects with the house and need to save some funds for that. Other than ride comfort, any concerns with a stock trd or?

    Really interested in this trip based on reading the other write ups, and the fact that it’s family friendly; I think the wife would really love this.

    Edit: disregard; I see @SR-71A responded to the same question yesterday. My b.. I’ll be keeping July/August open for this; count me in.
     
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