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Rubicon in 2016 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by erok81, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. Dec 12, 2016 at 8:42 PM
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    erok81

    erok81 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Before you laugh me off the stage, let me finish. Not really the same question as usual. :rofl:

    I did the rubicon many years back. I had a 83 CJ7 with a 4" lift and a rear locker. My dad in a a defender 90 bone stock except a rear locker.

    Fast forward to current vehicles. Keep in mind both of us have a lot of off road experience.

    He has a 2006 Range Rover sport. Lift and 33's. Bunch of recovery stuff.

    I have a 2016 Tacoma. Off road with 4.88's. By then I'll have bumper and winch. Possibly arb front locker. Icon stage 5 with 35's.

    Assuming we go later in the year after it's been flattened. After the jeep jamboree if that's still a thing. That's how we did it last time. Of course we'll take the bypasses for the really hard stuff like little sluice.

    It's been so long I can't remember exactly what that trail takes. We did it in one day. This time around would be over two days. Most people I see ask about the entirely trail - I'm fine with bypasses the whole way. I loved the trail and would really like to tackle it again.

    What do you think? Doable?
     
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  2. Dec 13, 2016 at 12:50 PM
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  3. Dec 14, 2016 at 11:22 AM
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    I have a Rover Discovery stock .. trimmed fenders 33s .. welded rear diff and I would take it on the rubicon in a heart beat.

    As for the Taco It will be fine if you have good sliders. Bumpers wouldn't be a bad idea. Little sluice is a highway now basically.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2016 at 11:28 AM
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    From Loon to Tahoe you should be fine in the Tacoma the Rover should be fine as well he might just get hung up more due to ground clearance. Also you won't need to bypass little sluice it's pretty much paved now.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2016 at 11:32 AM
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    F & R Bumpers, Rock Sliders, and maybe some Skids will help prevent vehicle damage. Otherwise if you have the factory rear locker, then you are good to go. Going to be tough fitting 35s without having a lot of rubbing issues.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2016 at 11:39 AM
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    Thanks guys!

    As for the little sluice, I remember back in the day some dude used to make 4wd videos. Drove a yellow cj6. It seemed really hard back then!

    But I watched your video from that link I posted and wasn't even sure if that was the little sluice. :rofl:
     
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  7. Dec 14, 2016 at 11:41 AM
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    Tell me about it! I have cut and trimmed so much and one side still rubs at full lock. Here it is now. Regearing next week. Debating on an ARB in the front.

    original.jpg
     
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  8. Dec 14, 2016 at 11:59 AM
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    Back in 2011 I think it was, they re-did the little sluice. It is pretty much a cake walk now if you have a little skill. I went year before last. Other parts of the trail were much harder.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    Seems a lot of trails are getting paved like that. I haven't done the rubicon for 15-20 years. Did it in one day and always wanted to go back and take a couple/few days to complete it.
     

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