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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. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

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    I babied the truck until I went long travel up front then I thought I was unstoppable. Muhahahaha!
     
  2. Jun 27, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    Mines 11 years old but when I started driving it last year I took it real easy with my driving habits and made sure not to scratch it up. Since then my driving habits have changed a lot and she doesn't see a day where I don't push her hard. She's a lot more scratched up than she used to be but she's also turning into a work truck and the plan is to get a line-x job in a year or two
     
  3. Jun 27, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    LBCdan

    LBCdan I got tiger blood.. WINNING

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    my tacoma filed domestic abuse charges against me. :D
     
  4. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:08 AM
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    Tacoma831

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    I have custom scratches that I had installed by my local 4x4 trail. They look real nice and add character to the truck. These are complimented nicely by a few dents on the rear bumper, bedsides, and roof.
     
  5. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    TacoBS

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    Beaverton is cool!
     
  6. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    double dee

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    i have about 2,500 miles on my truck and it looks horrible! Bad day on the trails and has a lot of bad scratches pretty much everywhere. Yesterday I put a hammer on my bumper and forgot about it and opened the tail gate.... took all the paint off in a nice 1 inch line. I have more scratches on it in my 3 months of owning it then my last car that was 8 years old. Makes me sick!!!
     
  7. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    TacoBS

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  8. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    muddin

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    bought my 2010 new...200 miles later i was stuck in the middle of a mud pit...lol option 3
     
  9. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    Let's be honest... you really only care about your own rig.
    When I bought my '06 new, I had it stuck in the mud and ice within the first 5 days while chasing down some quail. No lift, stock crap tires, but I didn't care. Still have the scratches on the paint from our gloves trying to push on it while getting it unstuck. Never looked back since.
     
  10. Jun 27, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    wmdpowell

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    Pretty easy break in. Made sure I didn't keep at one constant speed, brake hard, or haul/tow heavy load for first 500.

    After that been sure to hit high speeds, use the 4x4 in different ranges. I still tend to drive a bit soft (part it is me and part the 2.7L performs well that way; it's not my wife's turbo VW and not expected to be fast off the line)

    MPG started to improve around 10,000 miles. I am not sure if motor is broken in now or switch from winter to summer gas, I guess a combo.
     
  11. Jun 27, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    mjp2

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    Enjoyed it until the warranty was up, then it was game on. Thanks to the mileage restriction that took about 10 months.
     
  12. Jun 27, 2011 at 2:58 PM
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    siskiyou blues

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    HAHAHAHA.


    Right

    And for this thread mine has been on trails, loaded all the way up constantly and then blew up a deer. All before 10k on the odo.
    It's my work truck and therefore is treated like one. I don't abuse it, but I expect it to do what I need it to do. Killing deer is just a bonus.
     
  13. Jun 27, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    TacoBS

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    Beaverton is wet too!
     
  14. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:00 PM
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    ohdrj1all

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    I don't have one yet, but I will be buying a brand new Tacoma 4x4 before years' end (either a new 2012 or a left over new 2011 after the 2012s come out). I voted baby it because that's what I know I'd do... unless I needed it. Then all bets are off... IOW, I would not go out looking for ways to prove it could wheel... but if I found myself in a situation that required that I get aggressive then so be it.

    But generally I try not to beat on my stuff.
     
  15. Jun 27, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    I took mine straight to the trail bud
     
  16. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:08 PM
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    06rubi

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    Second weekend after buying it.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    transplant

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    i had just passed 2k miles when i put the first scratches from overgrown trails on it. i was sweet as pie to that truck before then.. i still take care of it.. but its a truck.. im gonna play and use it for what it was intended.
     
  18. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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  19. Jun 27, 2011 at 11:28 PM
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    Ian.Avila

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    I just hit 10,000 Miles

    My front axle seals are leaking
    Big dent Access cab rear door
    Dent on the passenger side bed
    Scratches everywhere
    Mud/Water inside
    Tore off my skids a couple times, had to bend them back together. (Need new ones)

    I chose #3
     
  20. Jun 28, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    TacoBS

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    :bowdown::taco::popcorn:
     
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