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Off-Road virgin

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Lgs79, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Dec 24, 2010 at 5:54 PM
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    Lgs79

    Lgs79 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Took my new taco for some off-road fun for the first time at Carnegie Tracy,CA. :D
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    This is probably why my alternator went out...
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  2. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    Looked like fun. No trouble with the stock rubber in the mud?
     
  3. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    MadeInMaine

    MadeInMaine MadeInMaine

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    atta boy!
    way to get on it for your first time

    strong work!
     
  4. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:45 PM
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    Unknown He who angers you conquers you

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    make sure all the mud is gone when you wash it
     
  5. Dec 24, 2010 at 6:55 PM
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    Lgs79

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    No trouble with the stock rubbers...but on my way home the battery light came on.
     
  6. Dec 24, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    THExBUSxDRIVER

    THExBUSxDRIVER Victory is reserved...

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    Not enough.
    WHooaaaa nice for your first time
     
  7. Dec 24, 2010 at 7:24 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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    damn you hit that hard lol it looked like your truck was being eaten by a mud lake
     
  8. Dec 24, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Looked like a good time! I hope you didn't fry yor alternator.
     
  9. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    907taco

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    that looks bad ass "the part where your alternator went out"
     
  10. Dec 24, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    Hey, my motto.
    "as long as you had fun"

    you enjoyed it, an alternator's fairly cheap.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:50 AM
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    Nice!!

    You're alternator didn't go out.... it needs to be cleaned. I've seen this happen many times while on the trails and have seen guys take their alternators out and clean the brushes & such (while on the trails).

    This might help you..... it's from the older trucks, but it'll give you an idea what to look for.
    http://www.4x4wire.com/toyota/maintenance/alternator_brushes/
     
  12. Dec 26, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    Its probably not a good idea to do that in the ROW, then post about it. Just saying....
     
  13. Dec 28, 2010 at 8:28 AM
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    This is probably why my alternator went out...
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    After giving it a good clean; all good now...
     
  14. Dec 28, 2010 at 9:47 AM
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    achirdo First Class White Trash

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    As long as u own that truck u will never get all the mud out after that first wallow through the mud. Ask me how I know
     
  15. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    How do u know?
     
  16. Dec 28, 2010 at 6:25 PM
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    Squattin'

    Read his sig...
     
  17. Dec 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Nice way to pop your cherry bro', can't comment on the Alt. failure, but down here in San Diego I implore & remind the guys I wheel with to get that mud & shit off ASAP & follow up with a lube shortly after (drive line & anything with a zirk fitting requiring lubrication) like mentioned its almost impossible to get it all off . just keep at it & try not to bonzai thru every puddle you see, but you'll learn the "what I can & what I cannot or should not do" rules of offroading, welcome to dirt !!! :D:D
     
  18. May 16, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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  19. May 16, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    TacoDawgfan Hunker Down You Hairy Dawg!

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    That's what she said............
     
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