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Prerunner First Time Off Road - Lake Tahoe

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Reznor88, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Reznor88

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    Went up Mt Watson around Lake Tahoe this past weekend. First time taking the Prerunner off road and I wasn't disappointed. I wasn't sure what to expect since a lot of people say get a 4x4 or don't go off road but the Prerunner held it's own all day long. Went up some fairly steep rutted out inclines as well as plenty of loose rocks with no problems at all. Scracthed the hell out of the passenger side going up against a good amount of brush.


    Starting out fairly clean, pre-scratches:

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    From the top of Mt Watson, road to the top was torn up but it wasn't an issue at all:

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    Lake Watson, a little lake up in the mountains that my wife spotted on the GPS. Took some rocky, overgrown (cue the scratches) roads headed in that direction and found it. We also found that there was a paved road on that led to the lake as well, whatever our way was more fun.

    The dirt road and paved road met up but campers decided to turn that area into a parking lot. Had to get creative and make a new road by going over some rocks and then down a bit of an incline between a nice oversized SUV and a tree. Closer than I would have liked it to be but made it with no problem.

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    Spent half the day today cleaning and working on the scratches and everything looks great. Can't wait to go out again but I do hate all of the clean up afterwards.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    Looks great man. I love taking my truck on road trips. I got another one planned out this coming week!

    Awesome pictures man.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    Nice write up with some very nice pictures. Reps.
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  4. Jul 6, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    I love tahoe!! Driving from Tahoe to Sacramento, I'm just past folsom. My buddy and I go snowboarding at Sierra at Tahoe, Boreal, and Northstar whenever we come home from school :) I might want to live there one day, who knows
     
  5. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    Looks like fun! :D

    Great pics man!
     
  6. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    great pics!
     
  7. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:41 PM
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    Great pics :D
     
  8. Jul 6, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    Thanks for the comments everyone, I took a lot of pics that day.

    Tahoe on the 4th of July probably wasn't the best idea. That place was packed! Glad I spent the majority of the day off the main roads.

    It was pretty much gridlock around the lake that night as well as trying to leave the area the next morning. Haven't been in this area for the winter so I'm looking forward to trying snowboarding out there.
     
  9. Jul 9, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    Great pictures. Next time you head up send me a PM and I might tag along. I already got a couple scratches from brush also. Oh well I figure in a few years i'll save up and get a new paint job :)
     
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    do the best you can with a buffer and keep the off road pinstriping!!!great pics....
     
  11. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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    I took mine down on the beach in Port Aransas. Had a shovel with me, so I tried going through a few of the really really soft spots, didn't have a problem once. The LSD in my 09 got used plenty, good to know it works.
     
  12. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:21 AM
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    Nice pics!!! The people that say get a 4X4 or don't go off road use their 4X4 rather than actual driving skills. Good drivers with 4X4 only use it half the time, only when the need it. Prerunners do just fine.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:24 AM
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    I was freaking out a little over my scratches but I used some Meguiar's Cleaning Wax and it did an amazing job at working some of them out and blending the rest in. Looks great now but I think I'll still avoid the brush if I can.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    in the section for detailing there is a post on the proper way to detail and protect your vehicle....it is very accurate and maybe the products he listed are not the end alll be all, as i feel other products are capable of the same result, its clearly marks the best way. I do know not everyone is 100% familiar with the process so its eductional. i would look it up if you really plan to have this for the lang haul. enjoy
     
  15. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    Thanks for the tip but I've studied the hell out of the detailing section right after getting my truck.

    I tried some scratch-x on it but it wasn't doing much. I read to try the cleaner wax cause it takes care of swirls and minor scratches and it did the trick. Finished it off with my normal coat of NXT 2.0 wax and it looks flawless.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2009 at 10:47 AM
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    good deal...i knwo a lot of people assume they "know" how to detail a vehicle...but there is a lot more to it than most think..glad you figured it out and it worked out in your favor.
     
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