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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 28, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    DubyaDawg

    DubyaDawg Underprepared and Overconfident

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    I've got a few scratches on the sides from wheeling, I'm getting more used to it but I still kinda feel bad for hurting my baby... But at the same time I'm doing what she was built for!
     
  2. Jun 28, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    I'd break in the drivetrain, motor, etc... properly.

    But in terms of paint and aesthetics... the sooner you get over it the sooner you'll... well... get over it.

    If you're gonna wheel, it's gonna get scratched.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2011 at 1:05 PM
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    aficianado

    aficianado Well-Known Member

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    i kinda learned the hard way. first truck i bought new was a chevy S10, ZR2..it was awesome. i had it ONE WEEK, and i took it deer hunting. the rancher gave us the lay of the land and unleashed us. i told him where i was going. he said, "boy,i dont think i would take that shiney new truck up there."

    i thought wtf..i'm going for it. so my brother riding shotgun, i crept to the steep hill. it was rocky and gnarly. i put it in 4low and go for it. was being so gentle..until BAM!! i was stopped cold. i felt my back wheels slip. i looked out the back window just as my bro steps out and looks. he cussed..i had rolled over a steel drill shaft, bent it and rammed it up and thru my truck bed..it wedged me solid. it took some jiggling and cussing but we pulled the shaft (10 foot long, maybe) out of my truck like king A, pulling out excaliber..triumphantly!! i had a body shop weld a plate in, and i rhino lined the truck..it was painful.

    now i think i would take it easy until the new car smell wears off..at least.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2011 at 10:07 PM
    #44
    superwhite10

    superwhite10 Live Fast, Die Young

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    babied mine for awhile, went on a mild trail without much damage (my a few scratches but nothing noticeable) met up with a fellow TW member to hit a tougher trail and came out with some scratches from the overgrown trail and took some paint off the bumper and a nice dent in the front flair, after about 15 minutes of being mad at myself i was over it and could careless really now :D
     
  5. Jun 28, 2011 at 10:17 PM
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    Colton

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    Baby it always! My street queen is always clean.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2011 at 10:33 PM
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    HB Taco

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    3 weeks after buying it I took it to the mtns for some snow/mud/slush mix and got a couple minor pin stripes. Had to test it! It passed with flying colors (and mud). She got a good cleaning when I got home so she's happy. :)
     
  7. Jun 28, 2011 at 10:36 PM
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    n0rth

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    Bought mine new off the lot and wheeled it the first night I had it on Murphy Dome in Fairbanks AK. It is what they are built for right?
     
  8. Jun 28, 2011 at 10:55 PM
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    StandingCow

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    I think I had mine taking scratches offroad within the first month...
     
  9. Jun 29, 2011 at 1:27 AM
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    TRDBen

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    My dad owned the truck from 2002 to 2008. He drives like a grandma, so I consider that the break in period. Ever since I got it I drive it hard and detail it to perfection regularly. I find that it keeps a nice balance.
     
  10. Jun 29, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    HB Taco

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    Beaverton has nice moguls too! LOL Hey OP those pics have got to be on da Ranch?
     
  11. Jun 29, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    transplant

    transplant resident know-nothing

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    that little guy kills me hahaha tacotacotacotaco!
     
  12. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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    504taco

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    Its been about 6 months since I got my prerunner. I babied it for a while but Im over that. It seems like other people are too because everytime I get back to the parking lot ive got another scratch on it. Got a 13" scratch right across the front bumper last time...Sucks.

    Just some advice for new buyers: After you get over parking at the very back of a lot to stay clear of everyone else............keep doing it.
     
  13. Jun 30, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    darkgreentaco

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    I baby it as much as I can. I have a lot of bush and tree scratches on the sides that are hard to get out.
     
  14. Jun 30, 2011 at 3:05 PM
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    Cr250jumper

    Cr250jumper Señor member

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    Thats what Im talking about. Mine was bought used but it was new to me. Went straight to the desert the first night :D
     
  15. Jun 30, 2011 at 3:44 PM
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    TacoBS

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    That sounds like sage advice! :)
     
  16. Jun 30, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    SCSPerformance

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    I don't think I could buy new cars/trucks again b/c I would most likely baby it. If i were to pick up a used '05 Taco today, I would head straight to the trails. A brand new one will need some break in period. I think it's a mental thing, lol.
     
  17. Jul 1, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

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    i babied the hell out of my 96..Looked DAMN good up untill it was wrecked. Ill probbaly baby my next truck also.
     
  18. Jul 1, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    TacoBS

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    Ya think?:D
     
  19. Jul 3, 2011 at 10:24 AM
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    CVYota

    CVYota Damaged Goods

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    I keep in mind that it is a truck and treat it like one. When I get a trail badge or the bed marked up, its ok. Still pisses me off when people open their doors into me though.
     
  20. Jul 3, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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    scott572011

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    BF GOODRICH T/A ko, BILSTEIN HDs, AMERICAN RACING RAZOR`S 16X7.5, READYLIFT SST HYBRID LIFT SYSTEMS, ALTEC LANSING AUDIO,DREGS OF THE EARTH SYSTEMS,WOLF EYES,SUREFIRE ILLUMINATION TOOLS,HK-PROTECTION!!. POP LOCK, SHORTY ANTENNA, TACO TENT #3,. NITECORE ILLUMINATION, FENIX FLASHLITES. STILL PROTECTOR`S, FACTORY BED MAT, CUSTOM BED WEB, INTRO-TECH INTRO-GUARD CUSTOM TRUCK COVER, CENTER CONSOLE LOCK MOD, TECH-SHADE M1068, WEATHER-TECH CLEAR-COVER`S, OEM MINI TIE-DOWNS, TRUCK BEDZ AIR MATTRESS EXPEDITION SERIES, McGARD TOUGH NUTS WHEEL LOCK`S, DISABLE SEAT/BELT CHIME MOD, GARMIN GPS, KERSHAW BLADE`S, SKELETOOL, WEATHER-TECH FLOORLINER DIGITAL-FIT GRAY # 461781, NITE(IZE) KNOT-BONE ADJUSTABLE BUNGEE SYSTEM, WET OKole SEAT COVERS, UNDER DASH FLYZEYE BW LED LIGHT W/CUSTOM BLUE HALOS. NITECORE IFE1 INFILUX ILLUMINATION SYSTEM. JETBEAM BC-10 HANDHELD, HK VP-70Z 9mm PROTECTION!. JETBEAM PC-10 550 LUMEN ILLUMINATION SYSTEM. SUREFIRE E2D-LED-DEFENDER ULTRA 500 LUMENS KICK ASS ILLUMINATION...
    i think i voted that way! what i meant to say: treat it like a truck! keep up on the maintenance, run it hard have fun. that`s what i really said!!..........

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