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Stock, Naked Gas Tank

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by tomodachi-san, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:07 AM
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    tomodachi-san

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    Anyone have offroad/light rock-climbing experience with the stock/unprotected polymer gas tank in the later-generation Tacomas? Are they so vulnerable to rupture as to be unsafe in offroad situations? I'm looking into the BudBuilt skid plates, but that will take a while to ship and I would like to hit the trails this weekend.
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:00 AM
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    I haven't heard of any issues. As long as you aren't being stupid and are aware of clearance, I wouldn't see cause for concern.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:04 AM
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    I've done at least 200 miles of trails and easy to moderate obstacles with rocks, roots, and random other stuff with no problems.
    Keep in mind what equipment you have and stay within your driving capability and the capability of the truck and you'll be fine!!
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:50 AM
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    Thanks, gentlemen. Your testimony is reassuring.
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:52 AM
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  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:43 PM
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    +1 to the getting a skid. I'll be equiping a set at some point...but I know I can run without it too.
     
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