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Should I wheel my truck without sliders

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Marcoc, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:46 PM
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    Marcoc

    Marcoc [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have taken my 2010 TRD DC SB with 32" GY Duratracs and 2.5" lift on some mild, stockish friendly trails up in NH. The trails had minor obstacles that required 4 low and a bit of ground clearance. Just wondering about people's opinions if I decided to take my truck on more challenging trails that require 32" and small lift minimum without any armor. Pretty much my truck is a daily driver that is my work truck, baby transport, and I also take good care of it and wash and wax it very regularly. I enjoy driving it off road and checking out the nice scenery and just relaxing but I don't want crazy trail use like I use to do in my 2004 Wrangler Rubicon, it was expensive, and kept breaking shit. I guess my question after all the backround info is should I take the truck on more challenging trails without any rock sliders or other required trail armor? Sorry for the long intro to a basic question :).
     
  2. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:48 PM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    Depends on the terrain I mean if has a ton of rocks and trees then sliders and skids are a must
     
  3. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:49 PM
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    bjmoose

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    sounds like you already know the answer.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2013 at 6:50 PM
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    worthywads

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  5. Jul 23, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    StickShifty

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    i dont have sliders, yet. but i know my limits and either turn around or choose a different line if it looks like i will bottom out.

    depends on what your wheeling over and how aggressive you get. they cant hurt if you have the money for them.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2013 at 5:18 PM
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    evanmb31

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    Sliders are worth the money IMO, they make you feel a little safer on the trail even if you dont use them. There is a member from NH who is selling his trail gear sliders and hi lift for really cheap, http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/no...y-sell-tacoma-marketplace-36.html#post7195988
    There is actually another local member who is working on getting some all-pro apex sliders bedlined or powedercoated i think that he is selling if your pockets are a little deeper haha.
    Now your ganna have to tell me where these more challenging trails are in CT :D head over to the New england BS thread if you wanna talk to the guys who have sliders for sale.
     
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