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offroad in 2wd?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by qb6fire, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:34 PM
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    qb6fire

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    is it possible?
    new to all of this and really interested in doing some fun stuff but stuck with my 2002 tacoma prerunner 2.7L 4banger
     
  2. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    Lucario Runner

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    It's possible, but if the going gets serious have good recovery equipment.
     
  3. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Ummmm yeah just don't expect to go where a 4wd can.
     
  4. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Yes possible.
     
  5. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    Yoytoda

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    there are plenty of prerunner friendly trails around
     
  6. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    johnw

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    i say its very possible.
     
  7. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    alright sweet just want to get my toes in the water so to speak if you know of any socal trails 2wd friendly let me know were PLZ
     
  8. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    I mean a Jerez got video of an Accord plowing through a kinda deep water crossing.
     
  9. Aug 3, 2011 at 9:53 PM
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    air down? meaning deflate tire some? sounds like a stupid common sence question haha
     
  10. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:02 PM
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    Are you asking 2WD guys, or 4WD guys.
    Either way your going to get two different answers.
     
  11. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    Tacomanator

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    You can to an extent. Just be smart about it and know the limits of your truck. Oh, and never go out alone.
     
  12. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    all over big bear

    you can play around johnson valley
     
  13. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    airing down (deflating your tires) puts more of the tire grip in contact with the drive surface (dirt, rocks, strays...)
     
  14. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    i am asking anyone who has exsperience in this department any pointer and opinions are greatly apreaciated i do very well with corrective critisism so dont be shy about it.

    i also am stock everything as of now and plan on changing that up asap any ideas on a cost efficient way?
     
  15. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:09 PM
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    Yeah man, just drop all 4 down to about 15psi, bigger footprint=more traction, also a better off road ride. Careful when you jump back on the street, it's gonna be a little wobbly, just air up ASAP.

    As Oswego said :Never wheel alone, use common sense, always be prepared, and you should be just fine as long as you know your limits.

    I'm 4WD but I never lock it in until I'm stuck or going through unfamiliar holes. It's gonna suck w/o a locking rear end though
     
  16. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    As others have said air down. Also don't go 100 on the trail. That is a good way to break parts or crash.
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:12 PM
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    watch the socal section and watch for trail runs. I am hosting a couple runs in big bear but they are a bit out of your trucks league this time.
     
  18. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:13 PM
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    Dude, throw on a locker (provided that you don't have one already), air down and your good for some trails. When the going gets tough, rocks, body twist, ect, no you won't be as good as a 4x4. Like the poster above said, you need to be smart and know your limits.
     
  19. Aug 3, 2011 at 10:14 PM
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    A 2wd can do just about anything a 4x4 can do except for major rock crawling...If you are into that....there is a lot more stuff you will need to other than a stock Tacoma 4x4.

    The 4x4 does come in handy if you are in heavy snow or mud....Honestly, how may times a year does that happen? And if you are with other guys, they would pull you out if you got stuck anyways. Not a good idea to go on more advanced off-road trails alone anyways.

    I have see for pre-runner guys do some pretty crazy stuff. I had both 4x4 and pre-runners. Dont get me wrong...I like 4x4's but the pre-runner fits my needs for 99 percent of my driving. The other 1 percent of the time kick myself and wish I bought a 4x4. Ha.

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