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How to build an overland capable tacoma:

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by mdbutler7, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. Oct 10, 2018 at 3:47 PM
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    I feel personally attacked on this thread :rolleyes:

    O well if it takes a RTT to get my girlfriend and dog with me out in the woods for a weekend then that is money well spent.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2018 at 3:50 PM
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    Need those ceradyne plates and an mrap to bust a no-knock on a 65 y/o pothead.

    Whatevs.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    based on the sound knowledge presented here, i need to upgrade to a 200 series cruiser with a metric ton of upgrades in order to hit the fire road in my county for an afternoon .
     
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  4. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:15 PM
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    LOL. Congrats on stirring the pot. When engineers at Toyota Motor Corporation tell me that my truck is "Off-Road", I believe them, they are smarter than me, and probably smarter than most.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:38 PM
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    Really? 5.11 clothing is standard issue uniform for many people in the police and security field.
     
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  6. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:40 PM
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    Harvo Hanging On !!!

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    Four Wheeling and Trail Riding was huge not so long ago. There were plenty of challenging public multi use places to do it. As locations became popular, videos of them blew up on you tube. Over use and abuse got most of them closed. As it became harder for people to find places to wheel their capable rigs, the hobby started dying off.

    There was a starving aftermarket that was losing customers as hard trail riding became less popular and politically incorrect.

    Over landing as we know it now was born from the marketing departments of the aftermarket 4x4 world. Simply survival through adaptation.

    Now it's attractive to old school wheelers who will still take whatever adventure they can get, and new folks who are attracted to the gear. Not to say the new guys aren't attracted to the adventure, but you don't see that as the big draw anymore like you used to.

    Just watch old videos versus new ones. Old "overland" videos were mostly focused on the trucks on challenging terrain and the destinations. New videos are mostly of people showing off their awnings, trailers, refrigerators, gear bag attachments, electrical and device charging systems, showers yadda yadda yadda.

    That's why my favorite videos right now are 4WD Action Australia. They get it.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2018 at 5:45 PM
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    fire road slayers
     
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  9. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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    Man, this thread really put a smile on my face. I see all the IG overlander accounts and have said "I wish I could do that" ...but then I realize i do that with my stock truck. I don't have an RTT, just a small 2 person tent for me and my GF. I throw the cooler in the truck and our "go box" we use for camping and we leave NYC for points north where we can see the stars and ride some great MTB trails.. Adirondacks, NH, VT... we may not have the IG overland rig, but we do it!
     
  10. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:13 PM
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    Dude is happier than flies on horse shit.

    Good for him, getting outside and having fun.
     
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  11. Oct 10, 2018 at 10:16 PM
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    You’re overdoing it.

    A steak lightly toasted over the fire and a potato wrapped in foil set in the coals
     
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  13. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:42 AM
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    This is true, I spent a good part of my career as a Nuclear Power Operator and 100% of the security force there wear 5.11 tan pants and 5.11 black polos. And while they’re not Seal Team 6, I assure you, you don’t want to test there resolve.

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  14. Oct 11, 2018 at 2:52 AM
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    This... the COOLEST overland video was about these two guys who built portable barges that were small enough to carry on the roof of there FJ40’s so they could cross 2 or 3 MASSIVE rivers with their FJ’s. The way they got the rope across initially was SWIMMING!!!!!!!! The video was the guys reliving the adventure they did 40 some odd years ago and he said he wouldn’t do it again because of how many people get eaten by Crocs. He was OverlandAF!!! Let me see if I can find the Vid to link it was awesome.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6-vQ2W4Lx3c

    Totally worth the 20mins if you can watch it at work and get paid at the same time. :thumbsup:
     
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  15. Oct 11, 2018 at 3:41 AM
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    tetten Cynical Twat Waffle

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    Why are you so defensive? All the shit talking about "overlanders" hitting a little too close to home?

    People don't like pretenders/wannabes/posers which is what a lot of the instalanders clowns are. They'll dump 10k+ in a truck and go on a couple camping trips and then sell it because it was just a fad to them. Before they sell it they'll be sure to fuck up the areas that they visited because they don't have any respect for the them. All they want are some "Likes" on Instagram so they'll do whatever it takes...... fucking up campsites, illegal offroading, breaking NPS rules, I could go on and on. I see this shit way too frequently on Instagram and in person. For us that actually enjoy the back country and have some respect for it, all we see is more closed roads, camp sites, and tighter restrictions due to these clowns fucking things up for a pathetic little ego boost.
     
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    This is the first sensible post I have read that was written by you...well actually the Anthony Bourdain tribute post was also really good....

    Just kidding, but I do agree with you 100%.
     
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    5.11 has a fair amount of EMS and station wear. Too expensive, but they do offer good (expensive) stuff for those folks.

    Holy fuck balls to the pic of the fatty "tacticool" guys./ He is happier than flies on shit :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  18. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:32 AM
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    dirty deeds Big Blue Nation!

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    For the rest of ya....
    This, is driving over land: https://youtu.be/XLx-B3EBqWg
     
  19. Oct 11, 2018 at 6:58 AM
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    scocar Treat the cause, not the symptom

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  20. Oct 11, 2018 at 7:02 AM
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    Child booster seat, spilled glitter slime, chicken nugget crumbs, spilled milkshake in cupholder, and many more courtesy of daughter.
    I'm honestly surprised this thread is still going! As far as cooking a whole bunch of stuff at camp, thats honestly my favorite part of camping. Maybe I'm a fat kid.. I just have a hard time choosing instant meals over a nice juicy steak. I guess to defend it with my most accurate and honest opinion, cooking while camping is the equivalent of grilling at home. Sure your wife can cook up an easy meal, but theres a manly achievement for grilling up a thick piece of meat, knowing its 100x better than a typical meal. There's enjoyment in slapping a steak on the grill and hanging out listening to the sizzle with an ice cold beverage. Watching water boil just isn't as appealing..

    Everyone is different, some organized, some not. Some over prepared, some under prepared. I actually enjoy prepping for a trip, enjoy getting my meals planned out, and putting a steak in to marinate the night before leaving. Having a 3 course meal prepared for the wife while out in the woods is as good as it gets in my opinion. I'd feel ashamed to feed her or the kiddo soggy cardboard potatoes.
     

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