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Tacoma v Tundra off road

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by diver110, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    diver110

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    Initially I was going to get not a Tundra but a 3/4 ton which Toyota alas does not make. But then it turned out a full size truck would not be allowed into the parking garage at work, so I bagged that idea. I have modest off road experience (though I enjoy it). I was told that a Tacoma would be able to go more places than a Tundra anyway off road. I am not getting a full size truck anyway, but am curious, for someone interested in moderate off roading, how big a limitation is stepping up to a full size truck from a mid sized (that are both otherwise off road ready)?
     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    achirdo

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    High centering and sinking down in the mud are some of the limitations associated with 1/2-3/4 tons
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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    Drewboto

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    The bigger the tires compared to the vehicle size and weight is typically better for off roading. Seemingly large tires for a Tacoma will seem not as large on a full sized truck. So it's much cheaper to go with a Tacoma. Tacos can squeeze past rocks, branches and trees better than a larger truck. Plus, if you get stuck and need pulled out, you'll weigh less and getting pulled out is potentially easier
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Depends on which Tundra you get. ;)
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    Pugga

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    Physical size. The smaller truck is easier to maneuver.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    The second generation Tacoma is almost too big... almost. The first generation fit better on 'Jeep' trails! A Tundra... specially the second generation (full size) Tundra would be more difficult and get more body damage from trailing!
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:34 AM
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    Thanks for all of the feedback! Being an off road newbie, I almost missed this issue. Lucky, someone alerted me to it.
     
  8. Feb 22, 2011 at 9:47 AM
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    One word: Angles.

    Fullsizes don't have a prayer in hell on real trails.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2011 at 11:41 AM
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    you should see all the scratches on my 1st gen tacoma from all the narrow trails! Meh, its only paint, it will buff out lol.

    Mostly its an issue about size and wheel placement.
     
  10. Feb 22, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    ilove_taco_ma

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    full sizes trucks will hurt your wallet more than mid size trucks.
     
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