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Norcal Spotted and BS Thread

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by PreRunnerSeth, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Mar 3, 2018 at 7:28 AM
    DylansBase

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    Just being honest with how much snow there is on it right now a 2wd won’t get you very far. It was pretty deep yesterday and apparently it dumped last night too
     
  2. Mar 3, 2018 at 8:05 AM
    nDub

    nDub Kan kun være malet af en gal mand

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    Get some good chains and you’ll be able to go pretty far in a 4x2.

    At least far enough to get into some trouble.

    In High School I took my ‘79 mustang places it had no right being as long as I had people around to pull me out when I got stuck. :anonymous:
     
  3. Mar 3, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    I may have tweaked a few things...
    I had a feeling that might be the case but I wasn’t sure how much snow is around still. And i’ve never been out to MET so not sure what to expect.

    I’m not specifically looking for snow so I haven’nt purchased chains yet. I still need some other basics if i’m going to be out on trails but it’s hard to justify buying stuff when I don’t really go out. Vicious circle...

    I still need a hi-lift, which I could almost justify for regular use. And I just saw some pictures of people using it as a come-along which is amazing and didn’t even occur to me. I wonder how much harder that is though than a geared cable puller?
     
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  4. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:05 AM
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    So, have you ever considered dropping your 2wd truck and going with a 4x4? Not sure what your circumstances are, but having a 4x4 is night and day compared to having a 2wd in my opinion. I could never imagine having another 2wd truck unless I owned a business in town or something and just needed the bed/extra space. I’ve been able to go places in my 4x4’s that I could never go in a 2wd.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:16 AM
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    This. See my initial post in my build..lol. Good thing i did what i did before getting in too deep with the first truck
     
  6. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:28 AM
    nDub

    nDub Kan kun være malet af en gal mand

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  7. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:29 AM
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    I may have tweaked a few things...
    Absolutely, i’ve been thinking about that since I bought this truck a year ago. Even if I didn’t get heavy into off-roading I feel like I should have gotten 4wd. Lesson learned. For now though this truck suits my needs perfectly and aside from a few simple things that had to be replaced (shocks, tires, plugs) it feels like a solid, reliable truck.

    At least I know I can sell this truck at some point without loosing much. And i’m learning what options I will want for the next one. I’m really happy with a camper shell but nicer options like windoors would be ideal. And if I did swap for another 2nd gen I think I would want a TRD for some of the extra features.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:42 AM
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    I spent about 3 years in my 2006 DCSB Prerunner, slowly growing my list of things to do. Most things were put off because I knew I'd get a DCLB 4wd. Now that I have my unicorn, the list is slowly shrinking, and my truck is slowly emerging as what I want.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    I may have tweaked a few things...
    I read through before and it does sound like a similar situation. Although you probably pushed your limits much sooner than I will. I’m thoroughly intrigued by the idea of exploring with my truck but it’s not something i’m actively making time for. For now i’m okay with making it more capable off pavement and doing light exploration on dirt roads, etc. I love that I can load up bikes, kayak, or whatever and head out for a day trip. Ultimately it is a DD that I can move shit with and that has been awesome enough for the first year.

    My wife doesn’t have the childhood experiences going camping like I do and she doesn’t seem interested in the off-road exploration part yet. But I could absolutely see myself having a capable 4wd with an RTT setup and going out for stays in the wild. For now I can invest in the gear that will help me get started and just transfer it to a new truck in he future.
     
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  10. Mar 3, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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    I may have tweaked a few things...
    Deciding not to lift this truck took a lot of pressure out of deciding what to do with it. The suspension is pretty well dialed in now and I finally did the zip tie mod to get rid of the steering wobble. Those two things were the biggest negative factors in my first few trips out onto dirt roads (Rock Creek OHV). These new tires ride and grip so much better than the old ones, I'm really looking forward to getting out and seeing how it handles now.
     
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  11. Mar 3, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    That's the way I use my truck. If I really need 4x4 I can drive my sequioa . But for most stuff I do a prerunner with good tires works. This summer I want to run forest roads and camp in the cuts.i think I can do that in my 04.
     
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  12. Mar 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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    There are worse ways to spend a weather day at work.

    4E58FD03-24D4-4E13-BA66-1FD8F910FDF5.jpg
     
  13. Mar 3, 2018 at 1:20 PM
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    More shit then I ever planned on doing
    That looks hella good. I’m making homemade greek avgolemono soup, (lemon chicken with egg and rice). It’s that kind of day.
     
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    I may have tweaked a few things...
    That’s what i’m Interested in. The hard part now is knowing where to go, there are almost too many choices. Just have to get out there and see what happens :bikewhoops:
     
  15. Mar 3, 2018 at 2:34 PM
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    I'm with you on that. Finding these places is the hard part. I've been doing the Google thing and checking out places I hear about on here .Also I've got some info from the sportsman show.
     
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    More shit then I ever planned on doing
    My wife and kids love it. The kids will eat it for every meal if I let them.
     
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