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New from Elko, Nevada

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Warren Thompson, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Jul 20, 2009 at 10:55 AM
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    Warren Thompson

    Warren Thompson [OP] GeoTaco

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    Hello. I am an exploration geologist in NE Nevada. There are many exploration geologists here in NE Nevada. Most of us are slowly going from the F-150 to the Tacoma as the perferred field vehicle. I have just joined the lot with an '06 double cab. I am very happy with this decision.

    Unfortunately, I could only get my new truck in bright RED. So much for stealth in the mountains of NE Nevada!!!

    Any comment on the stock Dunlop GrandTrak AT20's?? Are they a good offroad tire?? I am considering changing them out.
     
  2. Jul 20, 2009 at 10:57 AM
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    tcBob

    tcBob Gringo Bandito Thor

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  3. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:00 AM
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    white+Peal

    white+Peal Well-Known Member

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    HA HA welcome, yea bright red doesn't work to well here in the Vegas desert either
     
  4. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:02 AM
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  5. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:10 AM
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    luk8272

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  6. Jul 20, 2009 at 12:54 PM
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    Phantom_X-SP

    Phantom_X-SP Rude Boy |><|

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    Congrats on the purchase and welcome!
     
  7. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:04 PM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    Welcome to TW from Reno. I went to Elko in 1995 and found it to be a nice little town. Out in the middle of some beautiful country.

    The Dunlop AT20s are horrible in ice and snow. Combine that with the Tacoma's over sensitive ABS system and you will feel the pedal vibrate often in slick conditions. If i Lived in Elko, I would replace those tires with a quality A/T or M/T before winter. JMO.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    Warren Thompson

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    Thanks very much. I will replace them with either BFG Rugged Trails.
     
  9. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:32 PM
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    Dilsky

    Dilsky There go my nipples again!

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    Welcome! I am a Hydrogeology Technologist currently going back to school to become a full Geologist. I use my truck for work sometimes and I would reccomend swapping out those tires if you plan to be offroading right away.

    I currently have the BFG AT's and love them I havent got stuck once out in the field.
     
  10. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    neslerrah

    neslerrah Who needs 4WD?

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    hello & welcome.
     
  11. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:42 PM
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    Slypted

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  12. Jul 20, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    Howdy neighbor.:wave: Welcome to TW.
     
  13. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:55 PM
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    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

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    Change out the tires!
    Welcome to TW!
    Greetings from San Diego.
     
  14. Jul 20, 2009 at 11:58 PM
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    Burgman

    Burgman I KEEEEEL YOU

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  15. Jul 21, 2009 at 1:22 AM
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    tacoholic

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    Welcome! Nice choice, even if the red ruins your stealth mode haha!
     
  16. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    JATaco

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    Welcome. It cant be as bad as speedway blue.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2009 at 7:45 AM
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    Stu

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    Welcome Warren!
    I have the AC in "Arrest Me" red! I figure that its my way of practicing fair chase!
    Ya have ta hook me up with the hunting spots up there.
     
  18. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:06 AM
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    Warren Thompson

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    Thanks All!! Elko Nevada is certainly Taco country. Despite the RED color, my '06 is a pretty beast. I will change the tires soon, as the stock Dunlops will shread where I need to go.

    Thanks again. I have learned very much here already. Soon, I can contribute!!
     
  19. Jul 21, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    :laugh: Hey now..:p
     
  20. Jul 21, 2009 at 8:01 PM
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    Warren Thompson

    Warren Thompson [OP] GeoTaco

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    So being this is the "Welcome Forum", I can ask the following question..."Why do so many posts have the same guy/gal photo...????...."

    Silly question, I know, but as an explorationist, I just HAVE to ask....
     
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