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Discussion in 'North East' started by ST3VE, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Jun 22, 2022 at 7:23 PM
    RobP62

    RobP62 NVR20LD

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    That's a fantastic bio. :bowdown:

    Dude, tell me about it. It feels like just yesterday I joined the forum and it's been over 5 years. :eek:
     
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  2. Jun 22, 2022 at 7:36 PM
    JoeT4R

    JoeT4R Under cover 4Runner dude

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    Factory e-locker, too? Sheesh, I’m very jealous. I’ve got multi-mode 4X4, but that’s it. I can “lock” my transfer case, but it doesn’t provide me with any extra benefit like your e-locker does. Auto or 5-speed? 3.4 or 2.7?
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2022 at 8:29 PM
    RobP62

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    Well please talk to others. I'm only telling you what I would do if I were in your shoes. That certainly doesn't make it the best, or even the only options. I do know that after buying the Sport, and then learning what added capabilities a Offroad or Pro had over it I wondered if I made the right choice. However, until it was totaled, like you, I was happy as a pig in shit with it and ready to be buried in it.

    If I hadn't dropped so much money into it making it an offroad worthy and soured by the whole experience, I probably would have done it again. Fortunately, I got a tremendous deal on the Pro and even though the baseline was more, I'm ahead not having to build it up like before.

    Now, have I spent money on it? You bet, but mostly cosmetic stuff. I'm not done either. I still want a winch, and armored bumper to mount it on.

    Oh, and since I've had it, I've only been legitimately offroad only once. But it was fantastic time with some freaking awesome people, and I could never put a price on that.
     
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  4. Jun 22, 2022 at 10:06 PM
    10thMTNgrunt

    10thMTNgrunt This is the way, step inside.

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    Not mine and I have no idea if this is legit, looks cool though.
     
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  5. Jun 23, 2022 at 1:03 AM
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    Good Morning MD
     
  6. Jun 23, 2022 at 1:51 AM
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  7. Jun 23, 2022 at 1:56 AM
    JoeT4R

    JoeT4R Under cover 4Runner dude

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    Wakey, wakey, eggs and bakey… Morning MD
     
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  8. Jun 23, 2022 at 4:28 AM
    hyrule_trd

    hyrule_trd It’s a Secret to Everybody

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    Morning MD
     
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  9. Jun 23, 2022 at 4:40 AM
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    lynyrd3 Strength ,Determination ,Merciless,Forever

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    Morning Maryland :hattip:

     
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  10. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:01 AM
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    95SLE Starting to get cold outside

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  11. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:36 AM
    Taco1004

    Taco1004 Tacos & BMX… Life is RAD!!

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    Morning MD! Another wet and chilly day off to sit on the couch… at least till I have to start that “honey to do list”… ugh!!
     
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  12. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:37 AM
    DetroitDarin

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    ...just some things to think about maybe...

    "Need" is a funny word. Most of the time a hard-mounted winch will stay on the front of your truck and do nothing but weigh it down and cost money; it's not just the winch that you'd need but mounting and likely front suspension upgrades. I once created a formula to measure absolute value of an item; taking into account it's price, it's weight, frequency of use (over a year), and a wildcard data point to show how catastrophic NOT having the item might be.

    Off the top of my head, I figured it'd cost me $2000 for a winch, bumper, springs, install, etc. Then I guessed I would actively use it maybe 15 minutes, one weekend a month (assuming one or two pulls per camping trip) - or 3 hours per year. Then i took the weight and size into account - which translates to lower fuel economy by some amount. Finally, I figured no more than about half the time I could use a winch, not-having it would be catastrophic; the other half the time I could use a winch, i'd have other means (traction boards, digging, friends to pull, etc). Winches scored low in my formula - whereas something like a fire extinguisher scored among the highest 'needs' as not-having one might always be a complete disaster.

    The same might be said of a locker - that having a locker means about 20? minutes of use per month - but there is no measurable weight/storage penalty - just something that sits there until needed. Not-having one would almost never be truly catastrophic. But figure $2000 to buy and install.

    My truck has neither lockers or a winch and to-date I have not been hampered by either for MY particular needs. The truck goes everywhere any other rig has gone. And the $4000 or so it'd cost me for both could buy probably 10 overlanding/camping trips worth of fuel (yes, that number is dropping).

    So we are back to this: If you need a locker or a winch - what is that actual need? How is the need really gonna be measured? Could better tires? taller lift? more gear? More gas or something else end up being more important to getting you out there into the woods?

    I think I will pick up a winch eventually; and a rear locker...but in the mean time, my truck with solidly-good tires has done very well. Again, for MY needs of course...and yours are likely different.
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:47 AM
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    I usually dont put this much thought into things. I am impressed with your write up. I think I "need" a rear locker. I will probably do a rear locker and call it a day.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2022 at 5:49 AM
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    :D I do strategic planning for a living...i can't help myself sometimes. :D
     
  15. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:15 AM
    hyrule_trd

    hyrule_trd It’s a Secret to Everybody

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    When deciding between the OR or a Sport, I ended up using past experiences and this thought process… I had a 2006 sport with the awesome scoop and the LS diff. There were a few times I got stuck that having a locking rear diff might have helped. So that though, and that I could buy or swap for a scooped hood led me to the OR…
    Still have not gotten the scooped hood or had to lock the rear diff but it’s nice to know it’s there!
     
  16. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:18 AM
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    Lower Control Arm replacement? Firestone tells me that they can’t do a full front end alignment because the eccentric(s) are frozen. That I need new LCA(s) and bolts. Do I really need the LCA’s? I’m guessing the corrosion locks everything. Talking about a 2014 Toyota Tacoma V6 4x4.

    I’ve done a UCA replacement. Somebody told me the lowers are easier. Anybody do a LCA replacement?
     
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  17. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:20 AM
    Gen1TacoLady

    Gen1TacoLady I like turtles

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    Morning MD!
     
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  18. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:21 AM
    JoeT4R

    JoeT4R Under cover 4Runner dude

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    I see your bio says you have a '95 Taco. Got some pics?
     
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  19. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:23 AM
    hyrule_trd

    hyrule_trd It’s a Secret to Everybody

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    Only thing I’ve seen/read is you’ll need a sawzall to cut the bolts/bushing then hammer those things out. Might be time to get the fancier style cams..
     
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  20. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:28 AM
    Taco critter

    Taco critter #mall crawler , patw and ,ttc#0247

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    Yes she does ,and it's nice @Gen1TacoLady need pics of your truck please
     

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