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How to build an overland capable tacoma:

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by InfernoChalupa, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    InfernoChalupa

    InfernoChalupa [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Step 5:
    There are no more steps. Your tacoma is capable of 90+% of the overlanding stuff you want to do. You don't have to sink thousands and thousands and thousands of dollars into suspension, armor, and whatever else to go "overlanding." A nice set of tires will do the trick for most everything you want to do.

    I made this post for a few reasons:
    -Just wanna be funny, and watch a debate
    -Bring awareness to overlanders that alot of the offroad community hates you, so don't ask stupid stuff without researching first
    -Bring awareness to offroad community that alot of overlanders don't have true offroad experience and need positive guidance
    -I fall into the overland crowd, and truly enjoy overlanding for what it is, not for what Instagram has made it
    -To make known that overlanding can range anywhere from all highway travel to all offroad travel, and anywhere in between.
    -Overlanding isn't rock crawling, although you may come across a few obstacles.

    Disclaimer, these are general statements worded to grab the attention of the easily offended, and may not be true in all cases. Also, I drive a 3rd gen Tacoma, completely stock, added bed rack, RTT, awning, swing away tool boxes full of camping/outdoor gear, and a giant cooler. My "overland rig" drives me to work and back everyday 70 miles. Its also gone everywhere I wanted to go in stock condition. Maybe I'll wanna go further and more technical offroad one day, but if I choose to do that, maybe it won't be in a 40k truck with another 15k of mods.
     
  2. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    Lol nice :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:21 AM
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    Nice thread, just wished you created it on a Friday.

    Anyway, IBTL....
     
  4. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:26 AM
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    Well, this is just sad and I wasted a minute to read and respond - fuck me :der:
     
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  5. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    Oh, how I loathe the term “overland.” Some hyped up marketing term to sell stuff. M Back when I was a kid, we called it camping.

    People definitely need to take out their stock truck before sinking money into mods. Tacoma’s a very capable.
     
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  6. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:35 AM
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    InfernoChalupa

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    Hold on I can fix it, just give me a chance!
    New Thread Title: How you think you should build an overland capable Tacoma:
    Step 1: Plate bumper, rear high clearance bumper
    Step 2: Swingouts on swingouts
    Step 3: Drawers inside of drawers
    Step 4: Light bars, the more expensive, the better
    Step 5: Skids for everything
    Step 6: Winch, synthetic only
    Step 7: Perhaps the most important, Kings/Icon/Fox
    Step 8: A fridge, full of craft beers of course. A cooler would never work.
    Step 9: Multiple batteries
    Step 10: Repeat 1-9 as trends and companies grow.
    Step 11: Patches
    Step 12: Score a camera for your new overland vlog/blog
    Step 13: RAM mounts for all of your cool technology
     
  7. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:37 AM
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    Thank you! My thoughts exactly. I like the term for the community aspect of it. Grow a community of like minded people, offer help and resources, and have fun. But it got out of hand quick. It really is just a market and trend now.
     
  8. Oct 8, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    This thread was a total let down lol
     
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    The truth hurts man lol
     
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    People want to build a Overland rig but they are all afraid to drive over land! :rofl:
     
  13. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:02 AM
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    My biggest problem when it comes to Overlanding is just not having enough time to do it! I'm going to be taking what I consider to be my first overlanding trip at the end of this week. It'll still only be Friday evening - Sunday night, but rather than camping in one place we'll be moving each night (all 2 of them, lol).

    I would love to be able to take a week long trip but just don't have much vacation time. 2019 I'll finally have 3 weeks to play with, but 2 of those are already planned out for NON-Toyota related things... Maybe 2020??
     
  14. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    House down payment? Fuck that, the gram tells me I need a rad bumper. 401k? Eh, later, I need an RTT now.

    I think it's hilarious seeing $40k+ vehicles at apartment complexes..
     
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    Yall just watch out. I heard of this new trend called overwatering. And to think all these years I've been just plain ole "boating"
     
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    I’m going to buy an average boat that’s nothing special (like a Tacoma), add a rack and RTT and start a youtube channel.
     
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    I married my tacoma and stun gun like this.
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  19. Oct 8, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Most importantly, stop pretending that "overlanding" is anything different than "camping". You're just using your truck to get to cooler, less-crowded spots. That does not make you a trendsetter, a groundbreaker, or anything special.
     
  20. Oct 8, 2018 at 11:10 AM
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    you say that, but I know people who are actually serious about a very similar concept lol Its all about the money!
     
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