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Story about two Fords vs. '85 Toyota in snow

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by slmgt, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    slmgt

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    So yesterday when we went shooting, we took my friends Ford Expedition. When we got to the trail, it was not plowed at all and had ~2ft of snow with only one or two sets of tracks in it.

    We wanted to go far down the trail to get to one of our favorite two shooting spots. However we got about 1/3 of the way before the Expedition got stuck. With me guiding him, he got out. We reversed all the way back out of the trail. Then we waited for our friend in the F-150 to show up. We crammed into his AC 150 and were on our way. We ended up stopping just before where the Expedition got stuck because of 'concern' for getting stuck - justified...

    About 1.5 hours into our target shooting fun, a guy comes driving up and wants to pass us, but we are literally in the middle of the trail. One side is a ditch, the other is ~2.5-3ft deep of snow. He is in a 'seasoned' Toyota pickup that he modded to have a flatbed with a box in back. He looks at us (with our two Ford guys saying how they don't think moving our F-150 is realistic because we'd have to drive all the way back out or we might get stuck) and drives right around us through 3ft of snow without a second thought. He does it with such grace that we wered WOW'ed.

    And then we shot down a 'Christmas tree' using buckshot :p
     
  2. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:25 PM
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    It's because Toyotas are better than Fords...
     
  3. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:48 PM
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  4. Dec 12, 2010 at 10:49 PM
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    Someone call BigBill! He'll tell you its all them shitty jap-ass mods like super good-time 4x4! :headbang:
     
  5. Dec 13, 2010 at 3:23 AM
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    Not surprised- my old '84 used to be great in the snow. Could drive in snow up to the bumpers with very little difficulty. Oh- and I remember pulling out a few Fords back in the day!:D
     
  6. Dec 13, 2010 at 3:43 AM
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    Ahh good times, good times. Reminds me of a guy that worked with me at my old job about six or seven months ago. He told me his non lifted standard cab long bed F150 on 31 inch worn out boggers could go through alot of stuff my truck couldnt. I beleive he said at one point that my front end would fall off and how he had "built" his to really do well in deep mud.

    I cried laughing the next weekend when a few us went out to drive around for fun and he was stuck not once but twice in shallow mud, a friend pulled him out and I drove right through the hole in 4x4. My co-workers and I always teased him about that.

    These Yotas have weight and rpms on their side. I would take a 4 banger with a small lift offroad over a heavy full size anyday.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2010 at 4:29 AM
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    Maybe the Toyota was set up better for snow than the other two vehicles?
     
  8. Dec 13, 2010 at 4:30 AM
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    ..........at least this didn't happen. Don't take them to the beach. This guy had to back out too, just a different way. :(

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    It ended up taking 3 trucks to fetch this onto dry land....
     
  9. Dec 13, 2010 at 9:05 AM
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    The F-150 had studded snow tires while the Yota had ATs. The F-150 was substantially larger than the Yota.
     
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