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Went wheeling for the first time with my stock PreRunner

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by whitebread, May 18, 2009.

  1. May 18, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    whitebread

    whitebread [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I purchased my 2wd truck without ever thinking about off roading...it was never an activity that entered my mind with regards to truck shopping. The closest I usually get is driving a "Class 5" road to hunting camp. That is, until I started frequenting this forum. It looked/sounded fun as hell, so I decided to give it a go. I went on some easy trails through the woods this past weekend with my bone stock truck, in the pouring rain.

    I was seriously impressed with my PreRunner. Pushed its way through streams, over logs, rocks, through wet fields, and steep hills. It made it up some stuff that I couldn't ride my mountain bike up in dry weather. Nothing phased it. Considering the bum rap the PreRunners get, I can't believe how capable it was. I think it is all your average truck driver wound need.

    IMO the weakest part of the truck is the Dunlop tires. It almost feels like mud gets stuck in the tread and isn't thrown free as it rotates.
     
  2. May 18, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    derekabraham

    derekabraham Living vicariously through everybody

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    Just get some new tires and your mind will be blown. :D
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 6:33 PM
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    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

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    i'm jealous, i've been dying to take my stock taco off road but have nowhere to go :(
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 6:35 PM
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    rngrchad

    rngrchad Yankee Oscar Tango Alpha

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    Get ya a xfer case, cv's, and a differential.....and then post your thoughts.;)
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Good to know! Hope it was fun!
     
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