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Off-road capabilities of stock 4x4 TRD Off-Road?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by solidcopy, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:02 PM
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    I just picked up a 2010 Tacoma Double Cab 4x4 TRD Off-Road and am wondering what the off-road capabilities of the truck are in box-stock form. I plan to add a set of sliders to protect the truck before I take it on any trails.

    When evaluating a trail (prior to installing a winch) what should I look for danger-wise? What kind of inclines and obstacles will be to much for the truck to handle. I don't want to head out on the trails and get my new truck stuck the first time out.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    ummm yeah
    use your head.......that's all i can contribute
     
  3. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:08 PM
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    mine is still stock except wheels, main thing is just watch your ground clearance, ive been close a couple times. other than that its pretty much a beast and will climb anything.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Ground clearance is by far the biggest limiting factor of a stock Off Road. Turn on the ATRAC and the locker and enjoy the crazy shit you can climb.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Without any recovery gear, at least bring someone with you, have good strong D shackles and a recovery strap to pull one another out. I wouldn't go anywhere unfamiliar without someone else that has been in that area before.

    Without installing the rear diff breather mod, don't go into any water that would go over your axles, along those same lines, don't go into any water before you check how deep it is with a stick, because there could be deep ruts.

    You don't have a lift yet, so watch your clearance, and the factory skid plate isn't very strong, so just watch what is in front of you.

    Just use common sense and you will be fine.
     
  6. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:34 PM
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    X2 on bring a friend. The trucks limits may be one thing but your limits are another. Start small and work you way up. At least that how I did/doing it.
     
  7. Jun 18, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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  8. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    I am planning on getting a hi-lift jack and accessories (including shackles, chain, base and lift-mate) as well as a recovery strap and some chain before I head out. I am not going to be going out without at least a minimum of recovery gear.
     
  9. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Thanks for all the replies. I think I am going to wait at least until my hi-lift and rock sliders are on the truck before I head out anywhere.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    See build thread.
    the truck is only as good as the person driving it.



    pow!
     
  11. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    randy was with me when i did my body damage
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    but stock form ive pushed mine to the max basicly and ive only gotten stuck once where the lifted trucks went where i couldnt because of ground clearance
     
  12. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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    The truck has P265/70R16 BFGs stock. Does the 75 aspect ratio make *that* big of a difference? I mean, I can understand going from the rugged trails to Mud Terrains but I really don't want to yank off tires that currently have only 100 miles or so on them.
     
  13. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    That picture is why I am going to wait until I have sliders before I tackle anything serious! Damn, is your truck OK?
     
  14. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:29 PM
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    I didn't know about a trade-in deal of any kind. That totally changes things. In that case, yes, I think I will trade up to some decent tires. Assuming I am not going for a lift or anything crazy right away should I stick with All-Terrains or go for Mud-Terrains with the more aggressive tread?
     
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    yea nothing a 2x4 and a hammer couldnt fix. just a little paint transfer
     
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    It is surprisingly not that bad i did more off roading before i lifted and modded my truck then after, I just haven't had any time or any good place to go in south jersey legally.
     
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  18. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    I ran BFG ATs on an old truck and loved them, so that would be my first choice. The only thing I noticed is that the 75 aspect ratio tires are "not rated for severe snow" and the 70 aspect tires are. I can only presume this is due to the narrower footprint of the 75 series tire.

    source
     
  19. Jun 18, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    70 and 75 isn't the width. That's the sidewall height in percent of the width. Maybe the specific 75's you're looking at aren't siped?
     
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    i ran the bfgs ats 70 on my ranger when i lived in morgantown, they did awesome in the snow
     
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