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How do/would you treat your brand new truck?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by TacoBS, Jun 26, 2011.

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HOw would you treat your brand new truck regarding off-roading

  1. Baby it always

    21.4%
  2. Baby it for a break-in period, then show it the ropes

    54.1%
  3. Go directly from the dealership to the trails and never look back

    24.5%
  1. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM
    #1
    TacoBS

    TacoBS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just curious how everyone might decide to treat their brand new, 0 mile truck in regards to off-roading? Beat the crap out it immediately or take it easy for a while? Photographic evidence is always appreciated!
     
  2. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:32 PM
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    Irish020

    Irish020 Well-Known Member

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    I kept my truck stock until it was paid for....
     
  3. Jun 26, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    TacoBS

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    2 months in and still trying to baby mine, but damn is it difficult:mad:
     
  4. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:00 PM
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    mjohn617

    mjohn617 Well-Known Member

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    I put some nice scratches down the right side the first month on a overgrown trail. It's just a truck in my eyes, Ill rebuild whatever breaks. Paint...eehh. I never try and beat my truck up, thats the last thing I want to do. But I push it where I need to go.
     
  5. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    TacoBS

    TacoBS [OP] Well-Known Member

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    :thumbsup: I like your mindset. I just can't seem to do it.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    MountainEarth

    MountainEarth Well-Known Member

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    I lick it clean. Every damn day. :D
     
  7. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    The older I get the easier I go .. I also seem to have less problems than I use to :D
     
  8. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    I treat it like a pickup.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:35 PM
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    TacoBS

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    lol, you too:hungry:
     
  10. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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    acdronin

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    First and foremost, she's a work truck so I can't baby her, I don't try to beat her up but I have to make money. I make it up to her by giving her an awesome detailing, I shit you not, if I have to put a clearcoat finish on, the whole job inside and out can take five hours. I detailed cars in another lifetime and nobody can satisfy me with their work. It's something like making love to your truck, if fact I treat my truck better than I do a lot of people. It's so satisfying that when she's all done and clean, I just have to smoke a cigarette and admire her.
     
  11. Jun 26, 2011 at 10:53 PM
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    TnRedNeck721

    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    same! but i have not had it 2 months yet. she is getting another wash this week and i'm going to wax it.
     
  12. Jun 26, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    Bfoster133

    Bfoster133 If i asked my dad for money, He'd knock me out

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    dealership baby till broken in, then straight to easy trails and got some trail rash
     
  13. Jun 26, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    KalamaKid

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    same shit as everyone else
    I did some light mudding the day I drove her off the show room floor so I voted #3
     
  14. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    Blacktacoma23

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    Baby it in the street but go hard on the trails.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:02 AM
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    TacoTabe

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    I was wheeling mine while I still had the paper tag on it, so I went option 3.

    I did buy a better IFS skid and sliders almost immediately though.
     
  16. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    this^^^^
     
  17. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:51 AM
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    OH-MAN

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    The Tacoma is an outside truck, it does the dirty work ( off road )
    My other truck is pampered so I am guilty of both!
     
  18. Jun 27, 2011 at 7:56 AM
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    Superx2

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    Don't think it was broke in yet, but went down a few mud roads when there was about 2500 miles on it. I don't beat it by any means. Just like to have fun in it.
     
  19. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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    Hunter500ky

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    Its a truck, take it to the trails.


    If its going to be slammed and never see dirt then keep it a beauty queen.
     
  20. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

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    Mine is a work truck!

    It has many boo-boos... Thats how my 3year old calls accidents...lol

    1, Big dent at the edge of the cab, no clue how it got there

    2, MANY scratches alongside the bed

    3, Cracked rear light - the Taco picked a fight with a garbage can and can won :eek:

    4, Top of the tailgate is torn or gauged in many places

    5, Bed cubby is held in by drywall screws

    6, Dent/gauge in the tailgate - I have no clue how it got there :eek:

    7, Stained bench seat from grease, oil, ATF, etc...

    8, After few months of ownership I went to Table Mesa (off-road trail). That was right after I got my lift... Shredded the stock Dunlop Grandtreks to pieces on rocks and by doing donuts...LOL

    Thats with only 35k miles... I got the truck with 22k miles and the truck was in GREAT condition none of the items mentioned above were there...
     
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