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

    21.4%
  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. 04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Member:
    #37190
    Messages:
    11,145
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 TRD tacoma
    Camburg LT
    I babied the truck until I went long travel up front then I thought I was unstoppable. Muhahahaha!
     
  2. malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

    Joined:
    May 6, 2010
    Member:
    #36656
    Messages:
    2,435
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    max
    Missouri
    Vehicle:
    01 limited trd 4x4
    deck plate mod,jba cat back,bilstein 5100's,ome 883 springs, Allpro expos, allpro U-bolt flip kit, 10" Bilstien 5150 shocks, custom lower shock mounts
    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. LBCdan

    LBCdan I got tiger blood.. WINNING

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Member:
    #42169
    Messages:
    786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Long Beach , CA
    Vehicle:
    2012 MGM DCSB TRD SPORT
    Pioneer 4000NEX , grab handle GPS mount, Bakflip tonneau, OME 885, Bilstein 5100s, Wheelers 1.5" AAL
    my tacoma filed domestic abuse charges against me. :D
     
  4. Tacoma831

    Tacoma831 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2009
    Member:
    #26098
    Messages:
    956
    Gender:
    Male
    Santa Cruz, CA
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma Sport 4x4
    OME 886 Coils, OME Shocks, OME Dakars, Snug Top, De-Badged, ARB Bullbar, XRC8 Winch
    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. TacoBS

    TacoBS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Member:
    #55546
    Messages:
    305
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billyson
    Central Coast, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Pyrite 4x4 DCLB
    2"/1" spacer/block (for now) Tailgate hoseclamp bedmat mod Marathon covers Weathertech mats
    Beaverton is cool!
     
  6. double dee

    double dee Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Member:
    #53104
    Messages:
    764
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Derrick
    Little Rock, AR
    Vehicle:
    14 DCSB 4X4 MGM
    Boosted and lots of $$$ down the drain
    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. TacoBS

    TacoBS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Member:
    #55546
    Messages:
    305
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billyson
    Central Coast, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Pyrite 4x4 DCLB
    2"/1" spacer/block (for now) Tailgate hoseclamp bedmat mod Marathon covers Weathertech mats
  8. muddin

    muddin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2010
    Member:
    #39309
    Messages:
    1,273
    Gender:
    Male
    PA
    Vehicle:
    2010 Tacoma DC TRD OR
    Bilstein 5100's on all four with some OME 885x's
    bought my 2010 new...200 miles later i was stuck in the middle of a mud pit...lol option 3
     
  9. Seabass

    Seabass I need to go return some videotapes...

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Member:
    #34455
    Messages:
    5,072
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Adam
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    '06 Sport 4x4
    <insert thief bait here>
    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. wmdpowell

    wmdpowell Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2010
    Member:
    #46971
    Messages:
    956
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bill
    Selkirk, NY
    Vehicle:
    4x4 reg cab, 5 speed
    Better tires Hurcules Terra Track, trimmed front mud flaps, (access limited tonneau-took off) softopper, ats running boards, Piaa fogs, window vents, Wireless thermometer, extra bed rings, valley hitch
    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. mjp2

    mjp2 The Lost Mod of Akalabeth Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2007
    Member:
    #924
    Messages:
    17,278
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Milton Juevos Portimous II
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD Access Cab, v6, 6-speed
    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    Enjoyed it until the warranty was up, then it was game on. Thanks to the mileage restriction that took about 10 months.
     
  12. siskiyou blues

    siskiyou blues Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2011
    Member:
    #51123
    Messages:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Carl
    Siskiyou, CA
    Vehicle:
    11 4x4 DC TRD Off-Road

    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. TacoBS

    TacoBS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Member:
    #55546
    Messages:
    305
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billyson
    Central Coast, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Pyrite 4x4 DCLB
    2"/1" spacer/block (for now) Tailgate hoseclamp bedmat mod Marathon covers Weathertech mats
    Beaverton is wet too!
     
  14. ohdrj1all

    ohdrj1all Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Member:
    #55796
    Messages:
    149
    Gender:
    Male
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2003 XtraCab 4x4 SR5 2.7L 5spd
    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. ColtsTRD

    ColtsTRD .....

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Member:
    #17177
    Messages:
    18,034
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Scott
    AZ
    Vehicle:
    2005 TRD DCSB
    I took mine straight to the trail bud
     
  16. 06rubi

    06rubi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Member:
    #36309
    Messages:
    805
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kenney
    Pueblo West, CO
    Vehicle:
    10 MGM (wife's truck)
    Debadged, tinted windows, 7 pin relocated, bed lights, 12 volt socket in bed of truck, on board air, auxiliary fuse box, grill craft, hella 500's, t-rex eyelids, pink budbuilt skids, icon remote resi coil over, camburg uca, alcan rear springs, ubolt flip, icon 2.5 remote rear resi shocks
    Second weekend after buying it.
    [​IMG]
     
  17. transplant

    transplant resident know-nothing

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Member:
    #57759
    Messages:
    761
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    theo
    Crestline, Ca
    Vehicle:
    89 sr5, 99 OR, 11sport, 14 offroad
    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. 04LTtacoma

    04LTtacoma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Member:
    #37190
    Messages:
    11,145
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2004 SR5 TRD tacoma
    Camburg LT
  19. Ian.Avila

    Ian.Avila Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Member:
    #49919
    Messages:
    33
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Connecticut
    Vehicle:
    TRD-Offroad
    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. TacoBS

    TacoBS [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2011
    Member:
    #55546
    Messages:
    305
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Billyson
    Central Coast, CA
    Vehicle:
    2011 Pyrite 4x4 DCLB
    2"/1" spacer/block (for now) Tailgate hoseclamp bedmat mod Marathon covers Weathertech mats
    :bowdown::taco::popcorn:
     
To Top