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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Snapper Ranchero, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    Snapper Ranchero

    Snapper Ranchero [OP] Active Member

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    Mitch
    Reno Nevada
    Vehicle:
    TRD
    Relentless fab armor, cattleguard on front (useful here, lots of cows and sheep), nerfs for mom and pop, interior and exterior (bed) lights, Dual rack w/ lights, stripped off all the TRD decals, and stripes and painted chrome emblems same color as the truck. Grillcraft black grill w/ black paint in back, elusive elements light bar inside w/ additional lights, old grill cutout, yakima rack mount, better tires.
    Guess I'm supposed to post.

    What to say? Just got my double cab short bed TRD off road pkg taco 2 weeks ago, went off-roading in the Sierras last 2 weekends, steep mountains and snow around Truckee and couldn't be happier. Still have an 85 4 runner w/ 300k on it, good thing about is we never worry about hurting it anymore, drive through solid brush to keep it pinstriped. Bad thing is once the transmission goes (and it keeps hinting at going) it's not worth putting anymore into it. Needed more reliability when going off road out to where you bring extra gas to make the trip.

    Started to write about every truck and jeep that came before but edited myself.

    Now, I wanted the same off-road capability as the old 4 runner and I wanted a truck and I wanted it to be fun, be comfortable for a truck on the long drive getting there, and then be ready for the less maintained dirt roads that we have out here.

    Got mine with all the off road features I could find, bumped up some of the performance parts and security as we tend to take it to the end of the road then start packing from there. Don't plan to use it for rock crawling as a rule, but I know some of the best places in NV and Death Valley call for occasional crawling. Used the DAC first time out down a mountain, then let my wife do it, it is sooo cool. Not saying anything here that everyone already knows.

    Next item would be a low priority, but I need to get Nerf Bars or running boards on it because my mum-in-law is 84 and still goes camping with us sometimes. I'll be lurking here, looking for tips. Already have read a LOT of posts. Comments on Nerfs, step nerfs and running boards are welcome. Things I'm weighing are how far away from the cab / below the door sill is a good distance, safety for an 84 year old using it, and what hidden benefits or problems come with picking one type over another.
     
  2. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:50 PM
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    BravesFan

    BravesFan The MOST Badass Offroad Truck

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    Rob
    Brentwood, TN
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    09 Super rock crawler
    get sliders as running boards, also welcome to TW
     
  3. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    Gr8WhiteTaco

    Gr8WhiteTaco bishes love my haircut

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    Aaron
    Knoxville, TN
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    SOLD 02 Double Cab TRD 4x4
    2005 Mazda 3S hatchback
    Welcome to TW :wave:
     
  4. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:53 PM
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    JManders

    JManders Assistant to the Regional Manager

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    Jon
    Fort Collins, CO
    Vehicle:
    2k Black SR5 TRD romper
    Warn driving lights, Aries brush guard, tow package, removed mudflaps, Uniden CB radio, Firestik antenna, PA horn, deck plate mod, K&N air filter, blacked-out badges, Hella SuperTone horns, 20% tint all around, fog light mod
    yeah welcome to TW man

    x2 on the sliders, that's what I'm getting on mine
     
  5. Apr 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    HondaGM

    HondaGM Roll Tide

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    James
    South-Pole
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    09 DC 4x4 Blown Honda VTEC V8
    trd exhaust,step bars,vent visors,bed lights,tailgate mod
    welcome to TW
     
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