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Nor Cal Wheeling Trip, Oct 13th at Strawberry Pass

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by Carson, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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    I got the 1/4" aluminum for weight savings up front. I'm starting to ponder if it was a good idea or not. I'm sure it will still hold up pretty well against most trails but there's always that nagging feeling that I should have gone with the metal steel. I'll let you know after Saturday :D
     
  2. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    well ill be there saturday... so if you end up breaking anything Kevin and I will just help winch you out and jack your truck up and ill see myself :D
     
  3. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    Yeah the 1/4" is probably a bit heavy for stock suspension, it would likely sag you a 1/2" or so in the front. Either the 3/16" steel or the aluminum one would probably be a better bet for now until you start running harder trails

    Maybe he can buy the Aluminum one off you and you can upgrade to the extra beef if you're questioning it now. :D
     
  4. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:59 PM
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    Nononono don't put ideas in my head. Tires/wheels/gears before I buy anything else!
     
  5. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    Had tons on the Taco's.... new truck is pretty stock
    :laughing:
     
  6. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:14 PM
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    I dont know man... If you have Eric bring that sucker with him I'm sure we could throw it on in a few minutes before we hit the trail... :D
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:16 PM
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    Haha you guys are mean. I'll be fine with my little sissy aluminum one for now. I'll probably end up getting a 1/4" one later once I swap my springs to 700# and crank them down a bit more.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    Ya I'll wait... What is the weight difference between the 3/16 steel and the 1/4 aluminum? I know aluminum is more light weight.. and this is probably a foolish/noob questions, but which one would be stronger?
    I'm just trying to figure out which would be better.. weighing pros and cons and cost... I mean the steal is $45 cheaper.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:41 PM
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    Q: How much do the skid plates weigh?
    A: 3/16" steel skids: IFS 55lbs; Transmission 40lbs; T-case 40lbs. 1/4" steel IFS 73lbs. 1/4" Aluminum IFS 25lbs.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/re...5-tacoma-skid-plates-gb-sale-3-15-4-15-a.html
     
  10. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    hot damn thats a big difference... hmmm if you dont mind cody i would love to look at yours on your truck saturday... if you dont mind :D and thanks for getting that info for me.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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    Yeah no worries. I have his aluminum IFS and transmission with the steel t-case skid. You can bang on them with a hammer or something if you want haha.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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  13. Oct 12, 2012 at 4:09 PM
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    Hey guys, how long is this trail? I might roll down if my better half approves.
     
  14. Oct 12, 2012 at 4:11 PM
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    I dunno how long the trail is... But do it!
    We can caravan down together Matt. Looks like a good moderate trail, not too difficult but difficult enough to not just run down and be boring. :)
     
  15. Oct 12, 2012 at 4:13 PM
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    Someone want to PM me their phone number so I can call if needed if I cant find you guys at the trail or to check where you guys are at some point along the way?
    I'm betting on my drive being about 2hrs, so I'll be leaving around 9am but not entirely sure because I've never driven down here before.
     
  16. Oct 12, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    I hear ya. If I get signoff I'll shoot you a text and we can caravan up in the AM.

    2 hours is about right, I drive down to that area a bunch to fish.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2012 at 6:03 PM
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    Alright, I got the hall pass so I'll be rolling down too :woot:

    It'll be nice to meet a few of the norcal crew!
     
  18. Oct 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Nice. Packing up a cooler and throwing my shitty spare in my truck bed right now. Tomorrows going to be a lot of fun. I'll be at the gas station to caravan highway 4 with some if you guys. Jerry welded on my sliders today just so I can go. What a nice guy ;)
     
  19. Oct 12, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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