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Taco in Borrego

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by surfponto, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Feb 10, 2007 at 7:24 PM
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    surfponto

    surfponto [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Took the new Tacoma out for its' inargural offroad trip this past Thursday.

    Really impressed by the low range power, especially since we have the 2.7 liter 5 Speed.
    Put it in 4 Low shift into 1st and the Taco just crawls..:)
    Went up some pretty good hills and crawled across some pretty rocky sections of trail.
    Did notice the mud flaps seem to get in the way and I almost ripped off one of the rear ones.:eek:


    [​IMG]
     
  2. Feb 10, 2007 at 7:51 PM
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    twoarezee

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    sounds like fun. those 2.7s are pretty torquey for a 4 banger.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2007 at 8:10 PM
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    surfponto

    surfponto [OP] Well-Known Member

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    That is what I was hoping.

    Still miss having the manual hubs and the transfer case lever but hey I guess I'll get use to the dial. :)
     
  4. Feb 10, 2007 at 8:57 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    she's a beauty. that looks like alot of fun :)
     
  5. Feb 11, 2007 at 6:05 AM
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    Thanks , they are great trucks.
    Yours looks really nice too.

    Bob
     
  6. Feb 11, 2007 at 10:41 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    ok, stop it... You are making me wish that I had gotten a 4x4. ;)
     
  7. Feb 11, 2007 at 7:33 PM
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    surfponto [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I think your Pre-Runner is good for 2-3 mpg better gas mileage.:)
    Actually looking at the Pre-Runners versus the 4x4 you really can't tell the difference.

    I have heard that the Pre-Runner with the rear locker (TRD?) actually performs really good off road.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2007 at 3:23 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Don't get me wrong - I LOVE MY TACOMA! I am however looking for a locker or a LSD rear. I just have to find the money tree first! :)
     
  9. Feb 12, 2007 at 9:51 AM
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    TRDeity

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    Thats a nice pic. I've been dieing to get mine off-road, thinking about going to Big Bend sometime this spring and give the locking rear a try.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2007 at 10:24 AM
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    surfponto

    surfponto [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Since are SR5 did not have the factory electric locker I am going to look into 3rd party options.

    I kind of like the idea of the ARB Air Locker but I am still looking into it.

    Our FJ Cruiser has the rear locker and it really makes a difference offroading.
     

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