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NW WA Meet / BS Thread

Discussion in 'North West' started by Benson X, Jun 13, 2012.

  1. Nov 25, 2020 at 9:09 AM
    Wyckedan

    Wyckedan Well-Known Member

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    I spray mine down with fluid film every 2 months, but it always comes back
     
  2. Nov 25, 2020 at 9:24 AM
    TimberTiger

    TimberTiger 3 pedals, 2 lockers, 1grfe... @tcave87

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    I like to pretend people in parking lots are staring at my truck because it looks super rad, and not because my dakars sound like a burlap sack full of ferrets having an orgy:anonymous:
     
  3. Nov 25, 2020 at 9:54 AM
    SailorWA

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    Welcome to TW!

    I would recommend checking out the Build thread of @PcBuilder14 (dude name Brent), he's got a cool, capable truck that he built up a bit at a time.
    Some basic recovery gear, sliders/skid plates and he went all over the place. Its helpful to check what the truck can do on its own (plus maybe some better rubber than stock) and slowly build it up. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/pcbuilders-2018-tacoma-build.570415/
     
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  4. Nov 25, 2020 at 9:56 AM
    WrecklessAbandon

    WrecklessAbandon Get Off My Lawn

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    Agreed on the tires. IMO they are the biggest difference you can make on any vehicle.
     
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  5. Nov 25, 2020 at 10:43 AM
    longhairedhippy

    longhairedhippy I never go full redneck

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    Bunch of stuff bolted on, some cool, some not
    Thanks! That sounds like exactly what I need to check out. I've got 285/70R17 all terrain tires on it at the moment which I hope will get me around where I want to go. Great info!
     
  6. Nov 25, 2020 at 10:51 AM
    SailorWA

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    :worthless:
     
  7. Nov 25, 2020 at 11:06 AM
    longhairedhippy

    longhairedhippy I never go full redneck

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    Bunch of stuff bolted on, some cool, some not
    My bad :D These aren't the greatest pics but it at least gets the idea across. The closer pic is before I got the side steps on.

    tacoma-1.jpg
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  8. Nov 25, 2020 at 11:25 AM
    SilverYeti

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    hahaha out of all the responses to this, this one wins. Always feeling that way. Figured that’s the case given that’s how my OEM leaf packs were. Thanks everyone lol. Will just turn the volume up.
     
  9. Nov 25, 2020 at 12:25 PM
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    Me. Mine used to be really bad, but I got the new leaf liners, took them apart and really greased them up. Been quiet for 5k+ miles now.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    Whats under the truck? OME 886’s Nitro Chargers 1/4” top plate spacers 1.5” Icon add-a-leaf for a total of 3” front and rear. 275/80/17 MTR’s SCS Ray10’ URD Stage 2 clutch Heavy Flywheel Clutch Masters Hydro Bering What’s on the front? Cbi bumper steel. Smittybilt X20 10k Under the hood? Ultimate headlight and fog light harnesses 100w/90w H4Headlights 9011 60wHir Fogs Anytime fog mod Northstar Group 34 14.7 Voltage booster Red Line hood struts K&N replacement filter on secondary air pump K&N air cleaner Donbison Snorkle In the cab? Wet Okie seat covers Petal Comander Meso Maps and Dome Molle panels on the consol Flyeyze Under the climate controls,glove box and center consol TRD Logo plates over door latches Weather Tech Floor mats with Custom TRD stickers Weather Tech Rain guards Weather Tech bug shield Full Head liner of patches On the bed? Snug-top Rebel Yakima racks Chinese knock off bat wing awning with walls Water Port Quick Fists Mount Bed Mat Anti theft tail gate bracket Trailer plug relocate Coms? Buofeng Navigation Garmin Alpha 100 ( Hound hunting GPS System) ECGS Bushing Cobra Rx75 Cb Home made sleeping platform with drawers. On the bench waiting to go in? 3* Cam Gears. Powder Coated Valve Covers Custom 3/4” intake spacer
    :headbang:
     
  11. Nov 25, 2020 at 12:27 PM
    ninernation

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    I solo often. It's just about not putting yourself in a terrible position when you're alone. Airing down and traction boards will take you a long way.
     
  12. Nov 25, 2020 at 2:11 PM
    bobsuruncle

    bobsuruncle I void warranties

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    ARB bull bumper, warn 9000 with synthetic rope, icon CO's & 700lb coils, road armor rear bumper, dakars + Archive Garage shackle flip.
    I get more noise from the front end of my truck than I do the rear. My dakars must be made of unobtainium, they don't make a sound. :notsure:
     
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  13. Nov 25, 2020 at 2:31 PM
    Shadowhunter

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    Whats under the truck? OME 886’s Nitro Chargers 1/4” top plate spacers 1.5” Icon add-a-leaf for a total of 3” front and rear. 275/80/17 MTR’s SCS Ray10’ URD Stage 2 clutch Heavy Flywheel Clutch Masters Hydro Bering What’s on the front? Cbi bumper steel. Smittybilt X20 10k Under the hood? Ultimate headlight and fog light harnesses 100w/90w H4Headlights 9011 60wHir Fogs Anytime fog mod Northstar Group 34 14.7 Voltage booster Red Line hood struts K&N replacement filter on secondary air pump K&N air cleaner Donbison Snorkle In the cab? Wet Okie seat covers Petal Comander Meso Maps and Dome Molle panels on the consol Flyeyze Under the climate controls,glove box and center consol TRD Logo plates over door latches Weather Tech Floor mats with Custom TRD stickers Weather Tech Rain guards Weather Tech bug shield Full Head liner of patches On the bed? Snug-top Rebel Yakima racks Chinese knock off bat wing awning with walls Water Port Quick Fists Mount Bed Mat Anti theft tail gate bracket Trailer plug relocate Coms? Buofeng Navigation Garmin Alpha 100 ( Hound hunting GPS System) ECGS Bushing Cobra Rx75 Cb Home made sleeping platform with drawers. On the bench waiting to go in? 3* Cam Gears. Powder Coated Valve Covers Custom 3/4” intake spacer
    This is gonna sound crazy but sometimes I think it’s the kind of dirt that we run in. Say if I’m up in the hills around Coville or Chewella in that red clay shit my truck squeaks like crazy when I get back. Same as the dusty volcanic stuff around Ellensburg. Around the house the roads are mostly pit run, limestone and granite not as bad.
     
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  14. Nov 25, 2020 at 2:55 PM
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    Does it matter much which traction boards to get? Looking on Amazon for example has so many options.

    Do you guys ever use the bed outlet for air compressor or is a 12v DC the better route to take?

    I'm in a similar situation as the other guy, I go out solo but haven't invested in winter cya gear and realizing now that I could've use traction boards a few times to save me from digging.

     
  15. Nov 25, 2020 at 3:01 PM
    WrecklessAbandon

    WrecklessAbandon Get Off My Lawn

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    All traction boards are better than no traction boards but they are not created equal. Maxtrax are arguably the best but are expensive at $300. The first time they get you out of a bad situation they have paid for themselves though.

    Don't get a air compressor to hook up in the bed or one that plugs into the cigarette outlet. Get one that hooks to your battery terminals like a viair 88p (entry level pump but works great)
    https://www.amazon.com/Viair-00088-...d=1&keywords=viaair+88p&qid=1606345232&sr=8-2
     
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  16. Nov 25, 2020 at 3:02 PM
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    Agreed, my $30 compressor that plugs into the cigarette outlet failed to inflate a swimming pool floatie the first time I used it.
     
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  17. Nov 25, 2020 at 5:19 PM
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    The 88p impressed the shit out of me, having used cig lighter pumps for years. Not even comparable.

    I believe the bed outlet is only 100w right? Or is it 400? Either way it's not enough for most things
     
  18. Nov 25, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    400W in neutral/park, 100W in drive
     
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  19. Nov 26, 2020 at 7:15 PM
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    A tow strap can be used to wrap a tree for an anchor point. Keep a shackle on one end though. It can be useful to have a couple tow straps at times too. Chains can sometimes be useful as well. I keep 3 chains in my truck 2 of the chains have open hooks, and one has a binding hook. All 3 have a shackle at the end opposite the hook so I can make a loop out of it, or easily connect it to another chain securely.

    Never get the tow straps with metal hooks already sewn in. Those things have a proclivity for breaking or coming loose while under tension, and sending the metal part into a bystander or more likely, glass on a vehicle.

    More expensive than a tow strap, but similar is a kinetic rope. Bubba Rope is the only brand that comes to mind. These are basically high strength bungee ropes, so that in tugging somebody out of a stuck situation, it isn't a sudden jerk on the line. It is not something everybody has.

    Get a poor man's winch for now. A poor man's winch is more commonly called a come along. I first got a 2 ton model (with braided steel cable), then later got a 6 ton chain style come along. 4 months after getting my Tacoma, I got it stuck, and a come along is what got me out.

    Know your recovery points, and how to best utilize them for both getting yourself out of bad spots, as well as helping others. I am a big fan of the hook I got from uhaul that goes into the receiver. It cost $25+ tax, but is solid and you will break the pin keeping the hook in the receiver before straightening or breaking the hook itself. I now use it in my 7000 lb dodge 2500.

    You can take a bicycle pump with you for airing up tires. I did that once. In the time it took me to air up one tire, another guy with a compressor had all 4 tires done. I went to Harbor freight, and bought their 12 volt compressor that clamps onto battery terminals for about $60 on special. I learned the hard way, turn it on before connecting it to a tire. If it already has pressure on it, then it blows the fuse once turned on. I'm pretty sure that is specific to the cheap Harbor Freight thing though.

    If you want to get more into offroading, then save some pennies, then get full suspension to replace the spacers/blocks. I ended getting a good deal on OME (Old Man Emu) with full Dakar leaf pack, then installed it myself. Watch the for sale threads on here for things you are interested in. Watch the local threads for get togethers, which may include build days, meaning people meet at somebody's place and bring mods to put on their trucks. Some of us have tools and/or knowledge, and are happy to help others learn how to also do things.

    As for your truck offroad, I ran my 2011 4 banger 5 speed 4wd stock, even tires, and I think I surprised more than a few people. These Tacomas are very capable trucks right off the factory line.

    Next time you head to Chewelah or Colville, give me a shout. You probably pass by me in Deer Park on the way.
     
  20. Nov 26, 2020 at 7:42 PM
    Shadowhunter

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    Lol, could have used your help a couple years ago when I slid off the road on the spring bear hunt.
     

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