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Michigan Tacomas

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by harshest, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Aug 30, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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    TheLuckyLoon

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    The wife and I will be in the area all weekend on the Sept 8-10th. We were going to stop by the dunes, and explore some of the two tracks in the area and camp. Would be great to meet up with everyone. Anyone know of any sweet campspots out that way? I just got back from out west btw. Here are some pics.

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  2. Aug 30, 2017 at 1:51 PM
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    I know of a few camp spots About an hour north of silver lake. Its called Nordhouse dunes. We usually hike out to the lake shore and set up camp from our packs. But if you wanted to car camp you can do that along the forest roads that are just east of the dunes area. See the map.upload_2017-8-30_16-45-39.jpg

    There are also some camping spots at further east within a 1.5 hour range. Take a look on the forest road maps.
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd493816.pdf


    We found some great camp sites along Tippy damn Pond and the north country trail. All of them were only accessible through hiking or high clearance two tracks.

    Cool Picture BTW!! Where were you?
     

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  3. Aug 30, 2017 at 6:12 PM
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    Thanks for the Nemesis. I've canoed the Big Manistee and came across some folks camped out along the banks with their vehicles. I'll definitely be checking out those maps as well.

    I took a 5500 miles trip out west. Went to several National Parks, hit some awesome trails, and had a blast. The pics I posted are from Glacier, and Badlands National park.
     
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  4. Aug 30, 2017 at 11:49 PM
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    K & N filter, 275 70 17 Cooper AT3, OME Nitrocharger shocks, 884 Springs, Dakar leafs.
    Sweet jump. I had B & L revalve the shocks 1 step more rebound all around and 2 steps more compression in the front, I have to ask how they changed the stack, I know the front compression they had to change a lot, Fox didn't have a standard stack in the coil overs.
    Hard to tell on the street but they feel much more balanced front to back with the same adjustment.

    See you out there, we'll be out there all week end and most of Saturday. I'll defiantly take that ride..
     
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  5. Aug 31, 2017 at 5:54 AM
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    Total dune noob here. I know I have to have a flag, an orv sticker and park pass. Where would I be able to pick up the flag?
     
  6. Aug 31, 2017 at 5:57 AM
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    David Allen Racing and Apple Tree are two businesses right by the entrances of the park. They will both have flags and brackets. Its up to you, how you mount the flag, just needs to be up front and high enough to hit the pole when you go in. Try to make sure it doesn't hit your hood or get a pool noodle.

    OH one more thing, don't be the guy who doesn't air down and gets stuck in the entrance, everybody hates that guy haha. Bring them all down to 10-12 PSI and you should be fine in 2 wheel drive.
     
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  7. Aug 31, 2017 at 11:30 PM
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    You can mount the flag right off the front of the frame...

     
  8. Sep 1, 2017 at 10:08 AM
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    New Tacoma Owner in grand rapids area 1 month 3000 miles and a few $ later she is getting there
     
  9. Sep 1, 2017 at 10:41 AM
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    Very nice,Welcome to the TW.
     
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  10. Sep 1, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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    Ill be up Thursday or Friday for the weekend depending how my week goes. We usually hang out and run rc cars somewhere at the walking area border. Most of our crew are in jeeps but a few have Toyotas. If my taco is broken I will probably be in my Red Tundra.
     
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    So the family and I are going to Tahquamenon tomorrow and doing some RTT camping near Crisp Point (dispersed camping) for the night. Anything we should do while at the falls (other than hike the falls and hit up the brewery)? Anyone else in the area?
     
  12. Sep 2, 2017 at 6:13 PM
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    We drive over Thursday night through Monday...
    We'll look for you, we are usually hang out all over, I'll probably be the only silver Tacoma out there...
     
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  13. Sep 3, 2017 at 5:42 AM
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    Looking forward to meeting some of you guys while I'm up there. I drive a de-badged mgm double cab with a bedrack and arb rtt on top. Name is Matt. If you see me and the wife, flag me down and say hi! SHR, I will keep and eye out for a silver truck.
     
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  14. Sep 6, 2017 at 4:06 AM
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    Was reading something on the DNR website about a parking lot voucher for Silver Lake. I am assuming this is for folks who actually need a parking spot (like to off load trailers with dirtbikes, buggies and the like), not streetable vehicles that drive in on their own accord?
     
  15. Sep 6, 2017 at 5:50 AM
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    You would be correct. You only need a voucher if you are leaving anything in the parking lot. If you are "Dune Ready" you can go right in. Well there might be a line, but you go in with the line.
     
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    My family and I had a blast checking out Tahquamenon Falls State Park and camping near Crisp Point Lighthouse.
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  17. Sep 7, 2017 at 7:47 PM
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    Looks awesome, so jealous
     
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  18. Sep 11, 2017 at 7:27 AM
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    Had a 'Cold One, with the Boys' quite literally this weekend up on Drummond Island. Turtle Ridge and the 70 something miles of ORV Routes.
     
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    Didn't know you could take trucks/SUVs on the trails on Drummond. Would my truck with stock suspension be able to handle the trails?
     
  20. Sep 13, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    Yep! Just gotta have the 2 ORV Stickers from the DNR (same as you would need at Silver Lake).
    Short answer: sure.
    Long answer: yes, but you will likely ding the diffs and skid a good bit (lots of rocks and rutted mud paths). We all stopped and spotted for each other a good bit throughout the weekend.

    For reference, my SR5 is running a TRD OR suspension (roughly same height as stock) w/ 31.5's.
     
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