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TOTW (Top Of The World) w/ Stock Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Moab' started by TT5728, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Jun 25, 2017 at 7:33 PM
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    TT5728

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    I really want to drive up the Top of the World (off road trail in Moab), but I'm not sure if my vehicle can handle it or if I'm knowledgeable enough with off roading.

    My vehicle is a stock Toyota Tacoma with 4 wheel drive.

    I was able to find some photos and videos from people who have indeed driven this trail in a Tacoma, but they didn't give any details about their experiences doing that.

    Any thoughts? Is it a bad idea, or will I be alright?

    Tips for an off roading newbie?
     
  2. Jun 26, 2017 at 4:12 PM
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    I think you could make it up with choosing the right lines, overall the trail difficulty is what you make it imo. Near the top is a loop, the left side is difficult. I would wait for a group going up and just tag along if your able, that way you can watch the lines they pick and have help if needed :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    what he said. you will need a spotter in a couple of spots. but it could be done alone with alot of getting out to look
     
  4. Jun 26, 2017 at 4:27 PM
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    Read my moab thread I did a write up with pictures of each obstacle of top of the world
     
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  5. Aug 30, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    Top of the world! Highly recommend! One of the most beautiful sites I've seen.

    DSC_2952.jpg
     
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  6. Nov 3, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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    Great picture!
     
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    Nice!! But it just looks like some of the Mountain views we have here in Idaho where I live.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2019 at 3:54 AM
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    Looks beautiful! If I can't get to the top in my truck, I'll just do it on my paramotor!
     
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    Most obstacles have a bypass or an easy line. We did it yesterday but I’m a long way from stock. Overall it was a pretty medium trail. I was banging skids on the way down however but we did all the hard lines.
     
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    idk, I wouldn't do it in stock. The single-track up the hill is perfectly easy, but the loop at the top gets a little rough, especially coming back down. No sliders, lift, or tires? Naw.

    As mentioned, it's one of the best views in Utah though.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2019 at 11:57 AM
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    These are from the loop, to give you an idea. Granted, I probably didn't pick the most safe lines either.



     
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    Gonna throw this out there but there's a lot of other less strenuous lines in Moab if you're just starting out off-roading. Work your way up to TOTW when you're ready for it, or chances are pretty high that you'll still make it but you're going to do some damage to the truck on the way there.

    Edit to add: Ronnhy Dahl has some great beginner vids on YouTube, check him out. He pops out from behind things in almost every video and it's ridiculous but for some reason really funny at the same time.
     
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    Looks like you got your money's worth out of those sliders! Nice!
     
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  17. Apr 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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    Just ran the other day. You can tell the full size guys and EJS was there. Things are super dug out. Up hill/downhill on the right side of the loop should still be doable if you take your time and get out to look.
    Left size was super dug out. We went up early to be able to run up and down the left side of loop and its definitely dug out from my last trip. Im on 37's and we were all over skids/sliders/bumpers trying to make it as fun as possible. A few of the larger rocks had moved and caused some ledges to get bigger, and a lot of the usual rock stacking had been removed by way of big tires and big motors.
    Just wanted to update.
     
  18. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Do you have a TC skid that was being hit?
     
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