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Must have mods prior to offroading

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by fgeorge097, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:44 PM
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    fgeorge097

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    Looking to get my feet wet offroading. I signed up for an offroading 101 course at my local offroad park. The course says stock vehicles are welcome, and damage to the vehicle is unlikely, but I am wondering if there are any must-have mods that I need to get done prior to doing any offroading. Maybe skidplates?
     
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  2. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:46 PM
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    ICU1

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    Put service department phone number into your phone
     
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    Yotaholic

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    I learned the hard way that sliders are important. Got too cocky once and ended up with a nice scratch on one of my rear doors.
     
  4. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    For a 101 class...Tow strap, gloves, spare fuses, basic tools, jumper cables and a fire extinguisher would make for a good start.

    As far as truck mods go, rock sliders are a great first step.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:53 PM
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    MESO

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    I would have said AAA. :D
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2018 at 7:57 PM
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    Check build thread
    Rear diff breather if you'll be going through water

    Sliders and skids are good to have.
    New bigger tires (265 70 17 or 265 75 16 are the biggest you can fit without rubbing issue)
    Not mods but other stuff I'd say you should have
    Recovery strap (proper kinetic strap not a tow strap)
    Receiver shackle for the hitch
    Tire repair kit
    Tire deflator and compressor to inflate after.

    Airing down is an important part off road.
    And know how to put your truck into 4lo etc
     
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  8. Jun 14, 2018 at 8:20 PM
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    Forget the expensive stuff for the class, just take a tow strap, shovel, thick board platform for your bottle jack, and a first aid kit. You will probably get a good chance to discuss recommended equipment at the class, and maybe score some discount codes.
     
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  9. Jun 14, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    I wouldn't buy a thing before the class unless they tell you to. The whole purpose is to teach people with stock trucks the basics, so you'll be fine. Then go from there to start buying gear.
     
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    If you have predator steps or whatever the hell they're called, take em off. Chances are you'll catch em on something and they'll break at the weld.. of course then you can do my sweet ass sawzaw mod!

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    OP you have gotten the most important thing already and that is help. Having a pro teach you correctly is a great thing. You need zero mods. If you want to be amazed let the instructor show you what your truck can do completely stock lol.
     
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    No mods just go and learn. I have more miles in stock vehicles off-road than modded. Especially a stock Jeep, no lockers, manual transmission. You will learn much about choosing lines and tire placement, recovery and safety before you need any mods.
     
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    These trucks are very capable off-roaders right out of the showroom. Just go and learn and then add stuff you find yourself needing or wanting later on.
     
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    First aid kit

    Fire extinguisher

    Tow straps

    Hi lift jack
     
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    Only mod I’ve done for off-roading is letting air out of my tires.
     
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