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What can you do with a PreRunner?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by TacoStateOfMind, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:01 AM
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    TacoStateOfMind

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    I just got my '00 Tacoma PreRunner with rear diff. lock and I want to know how far I can push it off roading. I haven't done much with her yet, and I want to make sure I don't get too carried away. Thoughts, suggestions, pictures? :D
     
  2. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:08 AM
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    Welcome....When you get stuck you know you went to far!!! :D
     
  3. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:13 AM
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    wat?
    are you talking rear diff lock? either way, just remember to air down, take your time over obstacles, keep momentum on the sand, always have a spotter and another vehicle that can pull you out:D

    and adequate recovery gear
     
  4. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:18 AM
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    too bad you dont live in the mainland. otherwise, i'd be able to show you a few spots that arent too outrageous
     
  5. Nov 20, 2010 at 1:23 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Just watch out for sand...
     
  6. Nov 20, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    There's a lot you can do especially if you have a rear locker. I'm 100% prerunner without a rear locker, 2wd.

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  7. Nov 20, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    pre runners can do a lot but with out the 2 front wheels pulling you up things they are limited in what you can do, and this is where you leave the 4wd guy in the dust on the whoops!
     
  8. Nov 20, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Dude if your locked you can do a lot! Im a open diff(for now)PreRunner, and wheel almost every weekend and have a blast with it. Even in sand, just air down to 10psi, i drove all of pismo sand dunes in my truck didnt get stuck once.
     
  9. Nov 20, 2010 at 10:21 AM
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    Prerunners can do tons. I've got a Sport and have only gotten stuck once and that was my dumb ass fault for slowing down and turning into deeper sand. I was floating before that. Just always be sure to air down lots. And an air compressor would be cool to air back up when needed. Heh. Come to think about it, last visit to Ocotillo, I didn't air down at all!

    Indeed you are limited to what you can do, but I'm still pushing mine hard and finding new obstacles. Once I get a locker installed, (don't know when,) I'll have even more confidence. You will be fine. I say have a 4x4 around to test yourself in case you get stuck. I wanna go wheeling now!
     
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    you can always sell your prerunner thats about all id want to do with out 4x4 haha
     
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    I have a locked prerunner and i drive all over the state for work. After 5 pm i usually find myself a trail. Sure u can do alot of things but with much more risk of being stuck. Quality tires makes a big difference i noticed. I usually dont change my air pressure. But it sure helps.

    I cant tell u how many times i went down a trail only to turn around because i didnt have anyone to pull me out and wasnt comfortable with the risk. Its made me want a winch... but i dont wanna drop a bunch of money into a prerunner.

    If i had it to do over again i would have bought a 4x4. The 2 extra mpg and price pushed me into a prerunner.

    I do love my truck and have done alot with it. But ill likely swap it for a 4x4. Still cant decide 1st or second gen. But its getting harder all the time to get a lower mileage 1st gen.

    Get urself some recovery equipment or bring a friend (with a truck) and you will have a good time.
     
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    they surely can! but with 2wd it is much easier to make a larger kit because u dont have to worry about CV angles and ect and u can make a larger spindle to get the vehicle to a better ride height. not to mention its lighter. regardless i had so much fun with my 4x4 LT kit, i only pulled it because the trucks now getting fully caged and it had to go
     
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    I've seen prerunners get up & over some pretty incredible shit , until they get stuck & need a recovery, usually by way of 4wd
     
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    My Friend's prerunner did everything the 4wd in the backround did! haha (we had 4wd just incaseeeeee.) lol
     
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