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Took the Tacoma on road trip to Colorado. Pics inside!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by KPT, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    KPT

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    Drove up to Vail, CO to visit my brother in law, and figured I'd snap some shots along the way. Let me know what you guys think!


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    Route 66 in Amarillo, TX


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    Top of Pikes Peak, Elevation 14,110 feet.



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    At the base of Mt. Democrat, elevation 14148. The first 14000' peak hike I've done.


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    Driving back from Mt. Democrat after the hike.


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    A little trail driving up to Piney Woods Lake.

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    Played a round of golf at Beaver Creek Golf Club, when I got out to the valet, this was parked next to me. The valet guys must see them every day because I walked out and said "Wow, what a machine..." and his response was "Yeah man, hey where did you get this locking tailgate (dynolock)? I can't believe it opens with the key fob!" :laugh:


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    This is just at some gas station in middle of the nowhere New Mexico. Thought it was a cool shot.


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    Great Sand Dunes National Park in Southern Colorado. That sand is HOT...would not recommend hiking it barefoot like some idiots (me).

    Great trip, too bad it's back to work now.
     
  2. Jul 25, 2010 at 11:59 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    nice pics but i wouldnt park my truck next to that pile of shit
    :D
     
  3. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    Great pics!
     
  4. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    nice pics. thx for sharing. =)

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  5. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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    Nice shots! Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    Too cool! How did the truck run at those elevations? I've always been curious how the power loss feels.
     
  7. Jul 25, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    I once floored a new V6 Taurus at 10,000+ ft in Colorado. On loose gravel, it couldn't spin the tires. Rental car. I think in the city it was a bit peppier, but it makes the case for turbos and superchargers.

    Nice pics. Makes me want to burn some gas myself.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    haha great pics!!! im in colorado right now headed to MOAB n then down to AZ to visit my aunt!!! lots of FUN!!!
     
  9. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    Thanks guys! Here are a few more shots. Such a scenic state.

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    I didn't really notice a difference, but I'm notorious for not noticing things.
     
  10. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:47 PM
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    haha. I thought the difference would be big. I guess that's not so. Or maybe you were so distracted by the beautiful mountains that you didn't have a chance to notice.
     
  11. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    Any loss I felt, I probably attributed to the extreme topography and driving uphill a lot. Didn't even enter my mind about the elevation itself. I'm sure they both played a factor. :cool:
     
  12. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    With modern fuel injection and computer controls it can remap on the fly to compensate for the loss of incoming air (detected by the MAF). You'll still probably feel a bit less power but it'll be relatively negligible compared to an old carb you'd have to manually tune for it.
     
  14. Jul 25, 2010 at 1:57 PM
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    Interesting. I didn't take that into consideration. Thanks.
     
  15. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    Good to know....
     
  16. Jul 25, 2010 at 7:13 PM
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    where in Colorado was this? close to steam boat springs? or haden?
     
  17. Jul 26, 2010 at 5:00 AM
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    The pictures vary since they are from the whole road trip. For reference Pikes Peak is near Colorado Springs, and Mt. Democrat is halfway between Vail and Denver.
     
  18. Jul 26, 2010 at 5:22 AM
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    Very cool pics. Had you been there before?
     
  19. Jul 26, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    i have wheeled that same road you are on to pikes peak. and im from Alabama. small world.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:51 AM
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    I'd been skiing there in the winter, but never been in the summer. Everything looks so different without the snow.
     
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