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Is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by 06 tacoma owner, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. Nov 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    06 tacoma owner

    06 tacoma owner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Is offroading worth the risk?
     
  2. Nov 11, 2012 at 8:05 PM
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    JoeTacoma02

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    Yes.

    Are you looking for pros and cons?
     
  3. Nov 11, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Ya i think its worth it, just take it easy if you dont wann bang up your truck
     
  4. Nov 11, 2012 at 8:21 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Personal choice.

    Is your truck a daily driver that you'll need for getting to work Monday?
    Does your budget allow for purchase of repair parts?
    Do you live in an apartment or condo where you can't perform major repairs/mods?

    You have to ask yourself all of these questions and more, and nobody else can answer them for you.

    If I had a 4x4, I would limit my offroad driving to the type of driving that my dad did when I was a kid. That was basically simple trails and fire roads where 4x4 was only occasionally needed to clear some sand, but nothing that risked breaking parts.

    The extreme rock crawling, or high speed running? No... It's a blast, but not worth the risk to my wallet.
     
  5. Nov 11, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    if it's something you like to do.
     
  6. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    I think this is a question only you and wallet can answer. If you can afford to break stuff then yeah its worth it. If not, well....
     
  7. Nov 12, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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    benbacher

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    Worth it! No matter what! When in doubt throttle out!
     
  8. Nov 12, 2012 at 1:04 AM
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    this
     
  9. Nov 12, 2012 at 2:12 AM
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    CantSitStill

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    OP needs to find a responsible group to go out with a few times and run some fire roads first. Then gradually try some more technical stuff. I used to have a built DD and I can tell you that it SUCKS when your DD is busted and you're without a vehicle due to busted parts and no money to repair.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    Maticuno

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    There are plenty of easy routes that will give you a taste of the back country without risk to your truck. You just need to know when to turn around.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free Since 1983

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    ^^This

    I have owned my 2007 since new and I just took it on it's first trail run yesterday. It is my daily driver and I can't afford to have it go down. I now have an area to do my own repairs and am in a little better situation so I can take some risks with it. I also went with a good group of people that I knew would help me through obstacles without body damage and help minimize the risk of mechanical breakage. End of the day though, anytime you take the truck off road, you run the risk of breaking something. If, in your mind, that's not a risk worth taking, don't do it.
     
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