1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Recovery gear recommendations

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Hook78, May 8, 2019.

  1. May 8, 2019 at 10:17 PM
    #1
    Hook78

    Hook78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Member:
    #237571
    Messages:
    6,286
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern NC
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR
    Bilstein 6112/5160 Icon RXT
    I’ll be wheeling on the beach this summer and next winter, also considering a couple of off-road camping trips on mild terrain. Will not be rock climbing.

    What would you all recommend as a standard recovery gear package? I have the standard tow hook on front. Need a recovery point in the back. Hook that inserts in the receiver? Also need a strap and perhaps traction boards. Would consider making the boards. Don’t want to spend a ton of money as I won’t off road a ton. But I’m willing to pay for quality. What products do you recommend? Not looking to install a winch or high lift jack.
     
  2. May 8, 2019 at 10:52 PM
    #2
    Hook78

    Hook78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Member:
    #237571
    Messages:
    6,286
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern NC
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR
    Bilstein 6112/5160 Icon RXT
    Got the tire gauge, and have a small compressor and extension cord I can run from the bed outlet.

    Too bad ARB’s recovery kits have extra stuff I don’t want like a snatch block. Appreciate the advice on the strap and shackle. I still think I ought to have recovery boards for non-sand, probably just wood boards with friction tape.

    Great advice on the shovel, I was forgetting that.
     
  3. May 9, 2019 at 2:31 AM
    #3
    Hook78

    Hook78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Member:
    #237571
    Messages:
    6,286
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern NC
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR
    Bilstein 6112/5160 Icon RXT
    Awesome thanks!
     
  4. May 9, 2019 at 3:00 AM
    #4
    rnish

    rnish Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2014
    Member:
    #129450
    Messages:
    8,341
    Gender:
    Male
    Peoples Republic of Maryland (USA)
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma 2nd gen
    King's, Camburg UCA, Dirt King LCA, armor
    Get a 3/4 inch 12x12 piece of ply wood. It’s a base for your jack on the sand.
     
  5. May 9, 2019 at 3:54 AM
    #5
    Hook78

    Hook78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Member:
    #237571
    Messages:
    6,286
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern NC
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR
    Bilstein 6112/5160 Icon RXT
    That’s a good idea, thanks. To jack up and put traction boards under the tires
    If needed?
     
  6. May 9, 2019 at 3:55 AM
    #6
    Hook78

    Hook78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Member:
    #237571
    Messages:
    6,286
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern NC
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR
    Bilstein 6112/5160 Icon RXT
    I was hoping there was a shackle/strap combo in a bag, but I’ll keep looking.
     
  7. May 9, 2019 at 3:40 PM
    #7
    muddog321

    muddog321 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Member:
    #27973
    Messages:
    1,089
    Gender:
    Male
    FL
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma DCSB 4wd TRD Off-Road w/e-locker Pyrite Mica
    TW 1-piece driveshaft with 1310 u-joints All Pro and Budbuilt skid plates OME Dakar rear springs 3" with 5100 5100 front set at 1.75" (3rd groove up) with stock springs Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 265/70R16 2018 TRD Offroad wheels 16x7J with +25mm offset Powerstop rotors with Z36 pads and rebuilt with OEM caliper kit Complete rebuilt rear brakes drums, shoes, springs, wheel cylinders Rebuilt rear diff with Yukon 3.73 ring/pinion Denso 130A rebuilt alternator AGM 24F Battery New OEM idlers and tensioner assembly New AC compressor New PS hose and flushed Walker SS Quiet Flow muffler Denso Iridium long life plugs #3421 (SK20HR11) OEM coolant, cap, and thermostat NAPA CV axles and new seals ECGS bushing Rhino front guard Shortened mud flaps Alziria Black Tail Lights Nilight Headlights X-Bull Traction Boards Maaco full single stage paint job 2023 Nat CV to Knuckle seals 710573 New SKF wheel bearings/hubs BR930978 New Moog stabilizer links K80946 & 948 New Dorman rear wheel bearings using complete axles 926-139 & 140
    2 pieces of 12"x36" plywood boards can be simply placed in front of dug in rear tires and you drive right out - that shovel will help. You have a rear locker so be careful when you engage 4 lo and lock that up as you can dig in deep fast.
     
  8. May 9, 2019 at 4:44 PM
    #8
    Hook78

    Hook78 [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    Member:
    #237571
    Messages:
    6,286
    Gender:
    Male
    Eastern NC
    Vehicle:
    2015 DCSB TRD OR
    Bilstein 6112/5160 Icon RXT
    I once had a neighbor’s friend get stuck in the neighbor’s yard with his 2WD truck trying to pull an empty boat trailer out of the backyard. Yard was just too wet. He got dug in pretty well before I saw what was happening and came to help. I had some plywood planks and tried to use them but it just wasn’t helpful. Jacked up the read end on a wood base and hammered the wood as far under the tires as I could. Tires couldn’t get a grip on the smooth plywood. That’s why I figure I need to put some traction material on the plywood, just from that one experience.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2019 at 5:19 AM
    #9
    s.e.charles

    s.e.charles Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2018
    Member:
    #254537
    Messages:
    948

Products Discussed in

To Top