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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

    21.6%
  2. Baby it for a break-in period, then show it the ropes

    53.6%
  3. Go directly from the dealership to the trails and never look back

    24.8%
  1. Aug 8, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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    PCTaco

    PCTaco Well-Known Member

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    I treat mine like a piece of machinery, not a piece of jewelry. Maintain it well, but don't worry about the paintjob.

    Also drive it like you stole it.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2013 at 12:34 AM
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    650H1

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    best explanation i've read yet! thats perfect!
     
  3. Aug 8, 2013 at 5:39 AM
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    SFSMedic

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    By driving gold mt trail big bear

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    Testing the new Rancho Lift in the front that I'm not sure Rancho has released yet and my Dakar springs in the back.
     
  4. Aug 8, 2013 at 10:17 PM
    #284
    armyofsquirrels

    armyofsquirrels Embrace the Suck!

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    "I bought a truck to use it."

    That's my response to my friend who keeps asking my WHY? Lol
     
  5. Aug 15, 2013 at 1:09 PM
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    Konvict KROG

    Konvict KROG Live Free or Die Trying

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    i tested it stock right away. then started changing things. new tires at 300 miles. plasti dipped it at 700 miles.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2013 at 1:10 PM
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    Konvict KROG

    Konvict KROG Live Free or Die Trying

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    mine is why would i pay for it if i cant do what i want with it?
     
  7. Aug 15, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

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    baby it til paid off/warranty runs out (which ever first) then go for it. i figure by the time the warranty is up you should have enough money for everything at one time to do it right i.e. lift,wheels,tires etc.
     
  8. Aug 15, 2013 at 2:35 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    I am babying mine and leaving it stock till I can get the money to lift it and armor my truck up
     
  9. Aug 20, 2013 at 8:13 PM
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    SkottK62

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    What if you buy a brand new model and pay it off full upon pick up. Do you wait for the warranty to expire or do you start lifting right away? That's what I'm debating. Got a 2014 on order and thinking a 3" inch lift and modding the front with new bumber and winch. Nothing radical. Just something beefy and strong. Armor it up some.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    This! My truck is largely a work truck as well, so I've gotta be rough with him some times. But I treat him with love and respect, and don't damage him intentionally.
    When I do give Stonewall a bath, (which is kinda rare now) I clean him all the way, inside and out, and I did compound/wax him once, to see how got he could look. But it turns out there's nothing I could do that makes the sun damage and peeling clear coat look better, short of a paint job. (He was like that when I got him.)
    He's got lots of dents and scratches on the tailgate, scratches running down the sides, and one tiny rust spot on the back of the cab, but that rust is still solid. I could probably sand it off real quick. The back bumper hangs down a bit, more so on the driver's side. I took it off and heated/hammered out the brackets, but it's still crooked. The driver's side corner light hangs out a bit, because this truck was apparently in a couple minor accidents before I got it. (When I got it, that quarter panel was a bit wavy, and the corner light had been busted out.) The vast majority of Stonewall's battle scars came from previous owners, but I know I'll give him plenty.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2013 at 4:37 AM
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    tacoma4296

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    i have a 2013 with 900 miles and im keeping it stock until its paid for, ive tested it stock but i like to baby her still. i had a little bad luck and lost a mudflap on a trail a few days after i got it but thats an easy fix!
     
  12. Sep 30, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    Spencer

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    Haha I'm driving my '13 now
    I'm at 16k miles... And I lasted about a month before I caught the mod bug. If you're gonna take it off road, just unbolt the flaps now- once aired down properly, they sit about two inches off the ground. I ripped two off before I removed the rest to prevent damage.
     
  13. Sep 30, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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    2007TacBorla4X4

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    Look at Weather teck mud flaps. Shorter & not as flimsy. I like mine
     
  14. Oct 1, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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    tacoma4296

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    i treat it like a truck but i always make sure to keep it clean and maintained

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  15. Oct 2, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    tacoma4296

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    i removed the oppositte side front mud flap so it cant rip off like the other. i didnt notice the rear ones even scraping but is there any risk of rust or erosion on my rockers?
     
  16. Oct 2, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    nucktaco

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    satoshi mod, sliders, tinted tails/3rd brake, 3" lift,
    You might get rock chips that about it.
     
  17. Oct 2, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

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    enough to go over stuff
    I took it from the dealership to the shop to the trails. Only 300 miles on my truck.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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    GroundControl

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    November, 2000. I had the tires upgraded to MTs at the dealership, stopped to pick up my wife (then fiance), and straight to the trails. I've never washed that mud from my hood insulator. Still there. I took a 12 year break from the dirt and mud, now I hit them almost every weekend.
     
  19. Oct 2, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    Zimaura

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    Going to "BABY" mine, until i pay it off, and I have another daily driver vehicle. Then Ima beat the living SH*T out of it..
    :D
     
  20. Oct 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM
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    RigidTaco

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    Well said!

    Mines 4 months old from the lot and already small lift and bigger tires. Plan to take her down some easy trails in a couple weeks with some buddies.

    A truck is a truck and i bought her to enjoy, camp, see the sights of the Rockies in my back yard. If i wanted to sit pretty I would have kept my Lexus.

    That being said i wont do anything stupid LOL
     
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