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my 2 cents offroad review

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by WABOOM, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 20, 2010 at 3:27 PM
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    WABOOM

    WABOOM [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought a '07 Tacoma Sport 4x4 a few months ago. I traded in a '03 Silverado Z71 to buy it. I use my truck to drive back to our deer shack in northern Minnesota. The trail is 2.5 miles off the highway and is an old logging road that is clay and small rock and has grades and ruts. Over the past 10 years this trail has gotten me and my buddies stuck several times, including one time when I had to call a local tow service to winch my Silvo out with a rubber tracked Bobcat. Last week it snowed and iced up the trail making the slippery clay even more of a bitch. This Tacoma performs better off road with BAD tires than my Silverado did with NEW tires. I think this Taco has the original Yokohama Geolanders on it (75,000 miles on them) This Toyota is far more agile and bounces out of the ruts and has more traction. I trust this Tacoma more than I ever trusted the Chev. I wont miss that 5700 lb assembly of scrap:cool:
     
  2. Nov 20, 2010 at 3:55 PM
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    Black06Taco

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    Awesome, so far my sport performs pretty well offroad. My last trucks were all lifted with 35"s, but with no lift and 31"s, my sport kicks some ass.
     
  3. Nov 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    06redtacoma

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    my last truck was a z71 with about 9 inches of lift, this truck performs as well or better off road. I think this has to do with much less fear in me of breaking anything. however when i got this truck i also picked up a used yamaha rhino for hunting out of and i have to say there is in no way in comparison at all that thing will go through stuff in 2wd without a though that my truck cant even think about doing. but the rhino cant be used to get me around.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 12:50 AM
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    jackrules

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    I went through my set of dealer tires in 450 miles :D

    apparently chunks ripping out is not a good thing....

    wish i could get 75,000 miles! I am much better now tho

    New truck = had to have some fun
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    WABOOM

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    so you liked the Silvo off road? no offense, you just kinda lost me with the Rhino stuff. I'm saying that I love the Tacoma WAAAAY more than I ever liked the heavy chevy.:p
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    BlueT

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    Its clutchpack LSD on the back of your truck that makes quite a difference. Make sure you service that thing. :D
     
  7. Nov 21, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    S.B.

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    And that its a toyota and not a chevy.
     
  8. Nov 22, 2010 at 8:30 PM
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    WABOOM

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    I agree that weight must be a big factor but where is the fine line between weight helping your traction or hurting it?
     
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