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when i read this my head began to swell

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nd, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. Jun 25, 2007 at 1:32 PM

    nd [OP] Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

    Mar 12, 2007
    First Name:
    Greenville, SC
    07 TRD Off-Road 4x4 debadged
    De badged, 5100's, Black Toyota Baja wheels
    I was surfing Tundrasolutions.com checking out some of the problems with the Tundra when i read this regarding performance in sand....
    I drive in soft sugar sand once every couple of weeks in my '07 DCab longbed. It does great. It's usually arroyos and sand hills so there is mild to steep grade involved. Standard momentum and energy management practices apply, especially for hill climb. Approach angle is good, departure angle is as expected and "acceptable". Leveling kit might help some but I'm fundamentally opposed to any suspension mods at this point (yeah, right.; some dude in a warehouse in Phoenix with a lathe thinks he can improve on millions of dollars of Toyota engineering design). My long bed DCab has more of a propensity for high-centering than the typical 6.5' DCab or CMax, but so far so good. I can go quite a ways up an arroyo in 2WD with the ALSD before having to switch into 4WD. It's got better off-road ability than any comparable sized domestic I've driven; don't know about the Titan. However, it isn't a 4x4 Tacoma so don't think it can match one of those (few vehicles can). If you're talking Glamis, you ought to go with a 4x4 as a default. Remember a DCab will be lighter than a CMax and with sand weight and tire ground pressure are key. The weight increase is all the more reason for 4x4 in CMax. Sure enough the first time you get a 4x2 stuck nobody will be around to pull you out. Your money. Your call.

    One of the owers of the "big boys" mentioned the Taco and how hard it is to keep up with. Makes a daddy proud :)

    Here is the link it's from
  2. Jun 25, 2007 at 8:13 PM

    Dominant967 Well-Known Member

    May 6, 2007
    Everyone knows the Tacoma is 1 bad ass truck for its size, not a compact truck but a true mid size, and I wouldn't buy a vehicle on its 1st run of a redesign, the tundra has many issues, so many that i think the gmc sierra is a better truck, and if i needed a full size I'd buy the gmc... but i love my Tacoma.. don't need anymore truck then my taco.

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