1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

How do/would you treat your brand new truck?

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

?

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. Oct 3, 2013 at 7:08 PM
    #301
    Spencer

    Spencer Future President

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Member:
    #93415
    Messages:
    1,451
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TIGGLEBITTIES
    Upland, Chino... all of 909.
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB 4X4 6cyl Sex Machine
    Redline hood lift, Flyzeye cabin lights, tailgate lock, SPOD Power block, VIAR onboard air, Cobra CB radio, Firestick 4' Antenna, Hot Blonde CoPilot Mod, SIX 9" Hella 4000 HID conversion with external 55W ballasts, Six 6" LED bars, Napier Bed Tent, Mudflaps delete using rocks, Roof rack by Brute force, Rock sliders by Brute force, Bed LED lights, Underhood LED automatic lights, Constant 12V bed plug, Rugged race radio, ICON uniball UCA's, KING 2.5 700 rate coilovers, Deaver rear leaf springs, KING 2.5 resi rear shocks (Flat 0.15 stack on compression shims), Scangauge, Empty wallet Mod Bug disease, AllPro Apex front bumper, On board heat exchange shower & water pump (Heater Core intercept mod), On Board Air - Viair for now, ARB when it dies-, allpro Skids back to gas tank- Tepui RTT on the shittiest "Bed Rack" ever made.... AllPro U Bolt flip kit with timbren bumps NEXT UP- expo leafs & bed rack, hydraulic bumps in rear, Total Chaos stock LCA's w/ Bypass, Rear 12" shock hoop relocate
    Take em all off. I was actually surprised how little anything gets kicked up.
    If you look close, they put thick textured paint on the bottom section of the whole truck- haven't seen any rock chips or excessive wear. I have noticed how they don't scrape EVERYTHING.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2013 at 10:40 AM
    #302
    RigidTaco

    RigidTaco Bearded Bandit

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2013
    Member:
    #107465
    Messages:
    333
    Gender:
    Male
    Cremona, Alberta
    Vehicle:
    13' Barcelona Red V6 SR5
    I agree, i get the odd large rock tossed up with the mud tires but no dings at all! Its nice to not hear that ugly scraping when you park or drive over something.

    My plan is that if i do get scratches to paint the bottom couple of inches with bed bed liner, will be nice beside some rock sliders.
     
  3. Oct 19, 2013 at 7:24 PM
    #303
    OZ-T

    OZ-T You chose ... poorly

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2009
    Member:
    #27584
    Messages:
    42,855
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Peter North
    British Columbia
    Vehicle:
    Mag Grey 09 Trd Sport DCLB 4x4
    OME 885x , OME shocks and Dakars , Wheelers SuperBumps front and rear , 275/70/17 Hankook ATm , OEM bed mat , Weathertech digifit floor liners , Weathertech in-channel vents , headache rack , Leer 100RCC commercial canopy , TRD bedside decals removed , Devil Horns by Andres , HomerTaco Satoshi
    Do you guys ever drive on gravel roads ?
     
  4. Oct 23, 2013 at 8:35 PM
    #304
    Spencer

    Spencer Future President

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Member:
    #93415
    Messages:
    1,451
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TIGGLEBITTIES
    Upland, Chino... all of 909.
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB 4X4 6cyl Sex Machine
    Redline hood lift, Flyzeye cabin lights, tailgate lock, SPOD Power block, VIAR onboard air, Cobra CB radio, Firestick 4' Antenna, Hot Blonde CoPilot Mod, SIX 9" Hella 4000 HID conversion with external 55W ballasts, Six 6" LED bars, Napier Bed Tent, Mudflaps delete using rocks, Roof rack by Brute force, Rock sliders by Brute force, Bed LED lights, Underhood LED automatic lights, Constant 12V bed plug, Rugged race radio, ICON uniball UCA's, KING 2.5 700 rate coilovers, Deaver rear leaf springs, KING 2.5 resi rear shocks (Flat 0.15 stack on compression shims), Scangauge, Empty wallet Mod Bug disease, AllPro Apex front bumper, On board heat exchange shower & water pump (Heater Core intercept mod), On Board Air - Viair for now, ARB when it dies-, allpro Skids back to gas tank- Tepui RTT on the shittiest "Bed Rack" ever made.... AllPro U Bolt flip kit with timbren bumps NEXT UP- expo leafs & bed rack, hydraulic bumps in rear, Total Chaos stock LCA's w/ Bypass, Rear 12" shock hoop relocate
    Yeah that's actually kinda all mine gets used for... We've got a couple of remote microwave stations that can only be accessed by a 4X every month and I'm the only one with something capable so it only leaves the driveway when I'm going camping or getting paid to haul ass up dirt and gravel mountain trails
     
  5. Oct 23, 2013 at 8:37 PM
    #305
    Spencer

    Spencer Future President

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Member:
    #93415
    Messages:
    1,451
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TIGGLEBITTIES
    Upland, Chino... all of 909.
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB 4X4 6cyl Sex Machine
    Redline hood lift, Flyzeye cabin lights, tailgate lock, SPOD Power block, VIAR onboard air, Cobra CB radio, Firestick 4' Antenna, Hot Blonde CoPilot Mod, SIX 9" Hella 4000 HID conversion with external 55W ballasts, Six 6" LED bars, Napier Bed Tent, Mudflaps delete using rocks, Roof rack by Brute force, Rock sliders by Brute force, Bed LED lights, Underhood LED automatic lights, Constant 12V bed plug, Rugged race radio, ICON uniball UCA's, KING 2.5 700 rate coilovers, Deaver rear leaf springs, KING 2.5 resi rear shocks (Flat 0.15 stack on compression shims), Scangauge, Empty wallet Mod Bug disease, AllPro Apex front bumper, On board heat exchange shower & water pump (Heater Core intercept mod), On Board Air - Viair for now, ARB when it dies-, allpro Skids back to gas tank- Tepui RTT on the shittiest "Bed Rack" ever made.... AllPro U Bolt flip kit with timbren bumps NEXT UP- expo leafs & bed rack, hydraulic bumps in rear, Total Chaos stock LCA's w/ Bypass, Rear 12" shock hoop relocate
    That being said, my '13 has 17,000 miles now and no damage from shit being kicked up. I found one little mark but it's in that thick textured paint and any normal person would never find it.
     
  6. Oct 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    #306
    VATACOEXP

    VATACOEXP Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Member:
    #69148
    Messages:
    2,003
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jake
    Hampton, VA
    Vehicle:
    82 Hilux Flatbed.
    I don't beat on her purposely, but scratches and stuff of the sort doesn't cost me any sleep, it's a truck not an M3.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM
    #307
    Spencer

    Spencer Future President

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Member:
    #93415
    Messages:
    1,451
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TIGGLEBITTIES
    Upland, Chino... all of 909.
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB 4X4 6cyl Sex Machine
    Redline hood lift, Flyzeye cabin lights, tailgate lock, SPOD Power block, VIAR onboard air, Cobra CB radio, Firestick 4' Antenna, Hot Blonde CoPilot Mod, SIX 9" Hella 4000 HID conversion with external 55W ballasts, Six 6" LED bars, Napier Bed Tent, Mudflaps delete using rocks, Roof rack by Brute force, Rock sliders by Brute force, Bed LED lights, Underhood LED automatic lights, Constant 12V bed plug, Rugged race radio, ICON uniball UCA's, KING 2.5 700 rate coilovers, Deaver rear leaf springs, KING 2.5 resi rear shocks (Flat 0.15 stack on compression shims), Scangauge, Empty wallet Mod Bug disease, AllPro Apex front bumper, On board heat exchange shower & water pump (Heater Core intercept mod), On Board Air - Viair for now, ARB when it dies-, allpro Skids back to gas tank- Tepui RTT on the shittiest "Bed Rack" ever made.... AllPro U Bolt flip kit with timbren bumps NEXT UP- expo leafs & bed rack, hydraulic bumps in rear, Total Chaos stock LCA's w/ Bypass, Rear 12" shock hoop relocate
    Last month I can still call her a "new" truck before I have to politely bow out of this thread and hand it over to the '14s
    and it's been one hell of a ride. Check le build page for all the crap on it.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1383807144.789163.jpg
    Here she sits 11 months old.
    Sigh.... They grow up so fast....

    Selling my stock suspension if anyone wants it.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2013 at 11:05 PM
    #308
    NW4RUNNER

    NW4RUNNER Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2012
    Member:
    #89657
    Messages:
    1,454
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    4 runner trail
    :rofl:
     
  9. Nov 7, 2013 at 9:59 AM
    #309
    dsjones5

    dsjones5 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2012
    Member:
    #93085
    Messages:
    316
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    DSJ
    Georgia
    Vehicle:
    2011 MG DC Taco
    Seat covers, weather tech digi fit, bug deflector, plasti dip wheels, magnaflow muffler, and many more to come!.. as soon as i get money. Ill probably go broke typing this...
    I'd treat it like a newly born baby Jesus... until it got a single scratch or dent... then FTW.

    :mudding:
     
  10. Nov 7, 2013 at 10:03 AM
    #310
    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Member:
    #55580
    Messages:
    21,115
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Arlington Texas
    Vehicle:
    Stacy
    x2 babied my truck forever until it got a few pin striping and dents due to hoodlums now its :mudding: whenever i can lol
     
  11. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:16 AM
    #311
    armyofsquirrels

    armyofsquirrels Embrace the Suck!

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Member:
    #82809
    Messages:
    4,427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chip
    Sykesville MD
    Vehicle:
    2015 V6 6Spd Tacoma DCSB Offroad in Pyrite Mica
    See Build Page.
    I was talking to one of the guys I met at a meet in PA who said he babied his first Tacoma it never went off the pavement, and lost it to frame rust within three years, so when he bought a new one he decided to use it and have fun.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:17 AM
    #312
    armyofsquirrels

    armyofsquirrels Embrace the Suck!

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2012
    Member:
    #82809
    Messages:
    4,427
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Chip
    Sykesville MD
    Vehicle:
    2015 V6 6Spd Tacoma DCSB Offroad in Pyrite Mica
    See Build Page.
    Also at our last meet up in PA spoke with another guy that has a silver dollar sized hole in his frame it's an 09.
     
  13. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:30 AM
    #313
    greeneggsnspam

    greeneggsnspam ಠ_ಠ

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Member:
    #115524
    Messages:
    39,969
    Gender:
    Male
    Houston, TX
    Vehicle:
    .gif
    Too poor to list anything interesting.
    4 days after getting my truck, I take it to a friend's farm to do a little off-roading. Ended up with a little pin striping. Not even mad.

    Beats having the first scratch at a parking lot.
     
  14. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:38 AM
    #314
    Tacomamba

    Tacomamba Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2013
    Member:
    #113862
    Messages:
    122
    Gender:
    Male
    albq
    Vehicle:
    2013 Baja Edition Black
    Supercharger Roof rack Tube step Entune Tailgate mod ATC Camper OE Skid Plate K/N filter don't need anything else
    From the dealership to the dirt. And then same night vBulletin I went mudding with only 150 miles on the truck. I have the warranty was what I told myself. Also the dealership let me take the truck home on a test ride. So I was not sure if I was going to buy so I drove it hard to compare to my 2012. One thing is that I did not brake hard. Take off fast hard but little maybe and then per manual did not drive slow all time or in lower gears for too long and changed rpms regularly. Its a tacoma man
     
  15. Nov 7, 2013 at 11:47 AM
    #315
    Spencer

    Spencer Future President

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2012
    Member:
    #93415
    Messages:
    1,451
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    TIGGLEBITTIES
    Upland, Chino... all of 909.
    Vehicle:
    2013 DCSB 4X4 6cyl Sex Machine
    Redline hood lift, Flyzeye cabin lights, tailgate lock, SPOD Power block, VIAR onboard air, Cobra CB radio, Firestick 4' Antenna, Hot Blonde CoPilot Mod, SIX 9" Hella 4000 HID conversion with external 55W ballasts, Six 6" LED bars, Napier Bed Tent, Mudflaps delete using rocks, Roof rack by Brute force, Rock sliders by Brute force, Bed LED lights, Underhood LED automatic lights, Constant 12V bed plug, Rugged race radio, ICON uniball UCA's, KING 2.5 700 rate coilovers, Deaver rear leaf springs, KING 2.5 resi rear shocks (Flat 0.15 stack on compression shims), Scangauge, Empty wallet Mod Bug disease, AllPro Apex front bumper, On board heat exchange shower & water pump (Heater Core intercept mod), On Board Air - Viair for now, ARB when it dies-, allpro Skids back to gas tank- Tepui RTT on the shittiest "Bed Rack" ever made.... AllPro U Bolt flip kit with timbren bumps NEXT UP- expo leafs & bed rack, hydraulic bumps in rear, Total Chaos stock LCA's w/ Bypass, Rear 12" shock hoop relocate
    Speaking of new trucks, just heard on the radio 2014 4 cyl tacomas have an engine recall :(
     
  16. Nov 7, 2013 at 12:16 PM
    #316
    jethro

    jethro Master Baiter

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Member:
    #21734
    Messages:
    2,878
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Geoff
    Southern NH
    Vehicle:
    13 Access 4x4 TRD Offroad
    Empty gas tank mod
    I treat it like a 2 dollar whore.
     
  17. Nov 7, 2013 at 12:55 PM
    #317
    richardbui23

    richardbui23 That guy

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2011
    Member:
    #55580
    Messages:
    21,115
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Richard
    Arlington Texas
    Vehicle:
    Stacy
    with respect since shes still a human being? :confused:
     
  18. Nov 7, 2013 at 7:27 PM
    #318
    nextfriday

    nextfriday Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2013
    Member:
    #115360
    Messages:
    379
    Gender:
    Male
    Indianapolis, IN
    Vehicle:
    13 SR5 Double Cab
    5100s@2.5", 2" aal Leer 100 XR w/ Yakima rails and towers 18x9 Pro Comp Rockwells Cooper Discoverer AT3 275 65 18
    It's first day it saw gravel, mud, ditches, but it didn't see that wire fence. Yea we went through it. It's mine and nicely broken in.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:22 AM
    #319
    tstout23

    tstout23 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2010
    Member:
    #44034
    Messages:
    70
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2013 access cab sr5 4x4
    7800 miles and ive yet to put it in 4 wheel drive or even taken it off pavement.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2013 at 8:32 AM
    #320
    Mademan925

    Mademan925 Senor Taco

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Member:
    #90668
    Messages:
    7,278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    Discovery Bay, CA
    Vehicle:
    2014 4x4 TRD OFFROAD DCSB
    enough to go over stuff
    Trucks need to drive in 4wd once a month to keep things lubed up ( see owners manual). Also you cant use 4wd on pavement so find some dirt.
     
To Top