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Went offroading today-CRAZY-Santiago Canyon

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by nighthawk87, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:49 PM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well I went offroading today up at Santiago Canyon and down into Corona. I took a different trail than last time with the group, but man was it fun. I went on a few trails that were more hardcore than the regular fire roads a few times and really got to see what this truck could do.

    The last one we went on was absoultly crazy, I think I scraped up the sides of my truck from some bushes too. It was soooo steep and bumpy that my suspension was articulating like crazy. The worst part was when we got to the end we couldnt make it down the rest of the way. It was too steep and the angle we would have to take would have rolled the truck.

    So I did like a 15 point turn as did my my buddy in his Xterra and we finally turned around. While doing this I had the truck so tweaked that that when standing next to the drivers door its floorboard was up to my neck. I had 2 wheels up in the air a few times and swear I was going to roll it a few times. Going back up the crazy hill was just insane, I can say with absolute certain that the 4 wheel drive on this truck is awesome. I didn't have a camera but some of my friends that came took pictures so I'll try and get those posted up when I can.

    raskall311 came along, we found him on the trail cause we were late. He was 2wd so he didn't come along on much of the side trails we went on...I bet he's wishin for a 4wd by now, lol. It was great fun and I'm glad you made it man, always nice to meet other fellow tacomaworld members.

    I'll try and get up pics soon.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    higherlux

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    i have to do it
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  3. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    I know I know, and I was kickin myself for not bringing the camera. I have pics from phones so I'll be trying to round those up and post 'em.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    really? the trail i took to corona wasnt crazy at all.

    just a little sketchy and had great veiws.

    maybe it was a different one?
     
  5. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    yea i kno how u fel i went wheeling today but i forgot my camra and my buddy luculy had his phone so he took some pics
    would u do this with ur beloved taco???
    heres the best 1
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  6. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:02 PM
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    OK, here are the few pics I had on my phone, more to come once I get them from my friends:

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    More to come...
     
  7. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    wow!! THATS AWESOME right there!!!!! :eek::eek:
     
  8. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    The trail itself isn't bad at all, really easy. If you go off on all the tangent trails though, it can get really crazy....
     
  9. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:06 PM
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    omg u went to ihop:(
     
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    lol, BJs for a beer after :D
     
  11. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    and didnt invite me wtf???:(:D
     
  13. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    please dont tell me those r scratches : (
     
  14. Mar 28, 2009 at 6:14 PM
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    They smear off for the most part but I will need to give her a good buffing. None can be felt with my fingernail....so most of it is just dirt swipes from the branches. Sounds bad though when your going through.

    I didn't have a choice or I would have turned around, I got myself into some pretty nasty stuff I shouldn't have been in. Made it out though so it was fun :D
     
  15. Mar 28, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    looks like fun, i will keep checking for the next time you guys go.
     
  16. Mar 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM
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    I'd be happy with new tires!!! :D
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  17. Mar 28, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    Six miles in and still clean!!!

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    After not making it up a side road and having to back down :S

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  18. Mar 28, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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    I've been thinking about either trading the taco in for an 09 4x4 or getting a FJ 4x4 for the wife and I can use it on the weekends. We'll see the wire is interviewing for a better paying job in two weeks!!!

    I think there are a few diff exit point in to corona.
     
  19. Mar 28, 2009 at 11:56 PM
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    cool Pics! sucks about the trail rash...but , hey..It's all part of the game! :p

    Definitely some nice weather today, a lot better than last time lol
     
  20. Mar 29, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    I've never babied her so no regrets here :D
     
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