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Newb w/97' Taco

Discussion in 'New Members' started by ipig, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Jun 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    ipig [OP] Member

    Jun 2, 2010
    WA State
    97 Tacoma
    Hi all. West side WA State resident here. Bought my first taco a few months ago. 1997. Been trying to take it out every weekend. This is also my first truck. It is a character to drive.


    The truck came with a 8k lb mile marker winch. Used it once so far but not for myself, friends fuel pump died while stuck 3/4ths up a gravel hill. Never thought the first time i'd use it would be to pull some one down.

    Been trying to collect enough stuff for a basic recovery kit. So far: 20k lb rugged ridge snatch block, 2x 3/4" 9.5k smittybilt d-rings. 3x6 30k lb rugged ridge tree saver. Thinking about the 4x30 40k rugged ridge recovery strap & a hi-lift jack. I'd like to have another snatch block & tree saver too.

    2nd gear in 4low seems to be my friend for climbing lately but i have a question regarding 4hi. For some reason 4hi just seems weak, and possibly missing a little clutch. I've burned it a bit a couple times. Is that kinda normal? 4hi is fine for smashing through a puddle here and there and maybe some spirited gravel but seems at times useless. 4low feels like 5x the clutch.

    I had another question but i'm forgetting it at the moment. Anyways, i've enjoyed browsing the pictures/threads so far!

  2. Jun 3, 2010 at 3:51 PM

    redezman Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2010
    First Name:
    Raleigh N.C
    2012 4Runner SR5 4x4
    All Factory for now, LOVE it that way
    sharp looking ride
    welcome to the group
    love your riding buddies in back of truck too
    very cool

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