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Off road in a non-trd tacoma

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by mikeee, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:52 AM
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    mikeee

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    Hey guys,
    I was wondering if it was still possible to go off roading in a non trd tacoma pure stock?
     
  2. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    Sure, as long as you're not doing anything too radical
     
  3. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    u can off road in just about anything lol, just set limits
     
  4. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    Sure why not. Just be smart about it. I would stay on the trail or fireroad. If it looks like to much, it is so don't try it. Make sure you go with another vehical. Have fun.
     
  5. Jul 23, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    What Mods!
    I did it in my truck no problems like they said just dont go over board!
     
  6. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    pffft.

    show me a good driver in a 2-wheel drive taco with a locker, but otherwise stock.

    and I'll show you someone who can outwheel an average driver in a fully built wrangler. front locker, gearing and all.
     
  7. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    I have/had a base model pre runner and wheel my truck and have been through some serious mudd, sand, hills, etc.

    however I do have a lift with better tires....but still it did have factory shocks and no locker
     
  8. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:18 PM
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  9. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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    Its a bicycle.
    personally, I find the TRD package to be mostly about looks, and while I wouldnt mind one. if i was gonna spend 4,900 more dollars on my truck. painted flares and a really shitty stereo would not be my first concern.

    I can get that locker for a grand, put the other features I want in (for just a bit under 900, I believe). build a balanced stereo(though, the base isnt to shabby to start!), and still have like 2000 bucks left for the mods I actually want.

    so, yeah. base seems fine for me... unless I win the lottery!
     
  10. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:26 PM
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    :popcorn:
     
  11. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    Its a bicycle.
    not saying I dont want a sweet little TRD off-road, DC, SB, with all the trimmings...

    just saying I can weasel my way into a base for 25,000. and have a little change to play around with after I get the stuff I actually want!

    PS.

    I really do hate that stereo. though...

    something that pricey and factory should sound like jessica alba licking my ears. and it doesnt.
     
  12. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    You know what that sounds like? Stalker!!
     
  13. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    yeah... yeah... but I'm a music guy, and that means I value fidelity over volume. and all I hear in the TRD is overdriven base from a terrible signal. the Jeep Commanders Boston sound system should not sound better!
     
  14. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    so the trd is not really worth it then
     
  15. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    Its a bicycle.
    A REAR lockers worth it. even in 2WD trucks, and the TRD package has it. if you can afford it. its not gonna hurt anything to buy it.

    but as far as cost is concerned, its about 4000 dollars (subtracting the cost of the bilsteins compared with traditional factory shocks) for painted trim and a bad stereo. and about 900 for the locker. which is around what people pay for it aftermarket.

    like I said, I wouldnt mind one. but I can afford a base a hell of a lot easier!
     
  16. Jul 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    I thought it was illegal to take a truck off road that wasn't TRD.????

    Haha im just jking take it out and have a good time.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    damn u got hosed... i got my trd doublecab for 23,000 otd
     
  18. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    any packages included?
     
  19. Jul 23, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    I have a TRD. Basically the same as yours but with a locker (only important difference). I wheel mine in some pretty tech stuff for a stocker, and although I use the locker alot, I still do plenty of gnarly trails without using it. That being said, yes, go wheel the shit out of your Taco.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    I dont know about you guys, but I own a stock Taco and I have know problems off roading through the cascade mountians.
     
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