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What legitimatley constitutes an "Off Road" designation to you?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by KDOG, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Jul 17, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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    KDOG

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    In your opinion what would be the minimum setup required for legitimatly calling your rig "off road"? I would like to add this label to my taco when I repaint it but certainly don't want to be a poser etc like those guys with the 4x4 emblem on there prerunner. I posted on tthe Facebook page but it went no where. My junk is a 2011v6 dcsb 4x4 SR5.
    I know everyone has there own ideas but let's think minimum legitimacy here. Thanks.
     
  2. Jul 17, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    JVC Deck, 10" sub mountd in rear seat cubby, 2 LED off road lights mounted in grille, amber raptor style grille lights, LED rock lights, square led bed light, custom made fuse block tray, 12 blade Blue Sea fuse block, 100a marine circuit breaker, black plasti dipped full grille, tinted tail lights + third, Uniden 520 with 4' firestik, Bilstein 5100s with 620lb Eibach coils, Diff drop, Chevy 63 leaf swap, TG creeper joints, 14" triangulated biletein 5125s, 8" extended steel braided brake line, TG Rock Sliders, CBI Moab 1.0 front bumper, custom fabbed bed rack, full TRD E-Locker axle swap and matching re-gear with custom stand alone wiring circuit, tubbed for 35x12.5" general grabbers on Ultra type 181 wheels, crush sleeve eliminator, removable mothafuckin doors
    You want to modify yor rig to be "off road like" so you can put a sticker on it that says "off road"

    This is such a great troll. Well done.

    But in case you are serious, by asking this you have already reached and passed the poser status, there is no help for you.

    If you want your truck to actually be an off road rig, take it off road, wheel the piss out of and see what breaks and what you find you need. Then buy shit and repeat.
     
  3. Jul 18, 2014 at 12:03 AM
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    KDOG

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    Woooooowwwww
     
  4. Jul 18, 2014 at 12:33 AM
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    mountainwolfpup

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    Any stock Tacoma 4X4 truck is fully off-road capable STOCK.

    So if you got one then you are good to go.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:56 AM
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    outdoorAZ

    outdoorAZ the little red truck that could

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  6. Jul 18, 2014 at 3:19 AM
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    Putting a sticker on it doesn't increase its performance. It won't add any value to it either. I just don't think I can permit you to do this though.
     
  7. Jul 18, 2014 at 3:33 AM
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    LOL I know. It wasn't about the sticker, its about my curiousity as to what the off road community believes is worthy of the designation.
     
  8. Jul 18, 2014 at 3:38 AM
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    Off-road can be anything from a stock Tacoma to a purpose built crawler. It's what you do with it that makes it "off-road".
     
  9. Jul 18, 2014 at 4:14 AM
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    Who cares just hit the trails.
     
  10. Jul 18, 2014 at 4:18 AM
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    I peeled my stickers off. Does that mean mine can only be "on-road"? :burnrubber:
     
  11. Jul 18, 2014 at 4:43 AM
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    You've got to lower it so that your center of gravity remains low. Then you put the biggest tire you can fit by trimming the shit out of the fenders. You can prolly fit 37's if you cut enough. And don't be scared to cut. It almost always looks great. The icing on the cake is to take a bucket of dirty water and pour it on the engine bay because if your motor isn't dirty then you don't wheel hard enough.







    Or you could just take it offroad.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:21 PM
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    Wishbone Runner

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    Only once you have taken it . . . wait for it . . . off the road!

    For example, this is an off road Prius. Now, replace the Prius with your truck, and it willl have been, off road.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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    Mademan925

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    enough to go over stuff
    If you added a locker to a 4x4. I would allow you to put the trd offroad sticker on your truck.
     
  14. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:27 PM
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    enough to go over stuff
    We did have a guy get stuck a month or so ago. I told him just turn on his locker and he would get out. He said I dont have a locker. I said but you have a trd offroad sticker. He goes. I just added it cuz it looks cool.I go. Not cool!. Ill go get the tow rope.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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    Define "off-road" first then define compared to what.

    Are gravel roads, minimum maintenance roads, marked trails or unmarked trails considered off-road? If you didn't care about the damage, you could take a Ferrari down many minimum maintenance roads so is a Ferrari a off-road vehicle? Which leads to the second part of the question which is "compared to what".

    Depending on the area in question, you could take a minivan, AWD wagon or any truck/SUV over groomed core trails. Does that make a minivan an off-road vehicle? Does a vehicle need 4WD to be considered off-road? What about desert runners and pre-runners?

    Point is, calling a vehicle "Off-Road" is a marketing gimmick used by manufacturers to distinguish their particular product. If you want to put off-road decals on your Tacoma, then do it.

    On a separate note, if you're concerned about coming off as a poser by putting a sticker on your truck, you have other issues to settle first.
     
  16. Jul 18, 2014 at 1:57 PM
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    A couple times a year the farmers pick there fields and drag dirt onto the road sometimes up to an inch and I get to go off roading on my way to work. :broccoli::broccoli::broccoli::broccoli::broccoli::broccoli::broccoli::broccoli:
     
  18. Jul 18, 2014 at 2:03 PM
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    Looks like my intent didn't come across as I hoped. Oh well it happens. I should've expected everyone would have a different idea of off road. But thanks for the opinions they're noted.
     
  19. Jul 18, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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    but it does add 5hp :D

    That being said, I took all my emblems off. I was even lookingfor pee-runner mudflaps so my truck could be a sleeper.... Cralwin up to some rocks, then engage 4x4, shock people!! CRAZY!! lol :p
     
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