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Winter 4x4 in Alaska

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by AKTACO420, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:30 PM
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    AKTACO420

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    We recently went on a trip to kink glacier which is the same glacier from the show top gear if youve ever seen it. Anyways just wanted to say that this was the most fun ive had in this truck and it impressed the hell out of me.In a couple of the pics you can see the water crossings which got scary as hell but luckily we had 5 very large trucks to test the ice and to even act as an ice breaker. when we finally made it to the glacier it started to rain and get really warm i was getting worried because there was alot of flooding going on and not to mention the black toyota had and issue with his front drive shaft and it came apart which put a little crack in his transfer case he was able to drive. we had to move quick because by now it was dark and there was no way to tell what was ice and what was trail and there are a lot of trails some going the right way and some that just end. There was lots of water on the way back and one time we ended up driving on the kink river which is a big no no no so we turned around and found a trail that was easier than the one we took going toward the glacier. we all made it back some how without any big problems or even getting stuck. I wish i had a camera to show what my little stock truck had to go through.

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  2. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    we got more pics coming
     
  3. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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    pretty crazy pre-taco with you there. looks like a lotta fun.
     
  4. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:42 PM
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    That's awesome, looks like a lot of fun!
     
  5. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    badass rigs!
     
  6. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:50 PM
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    damn thats crazy you made it out there with a stock truck. I went out there with my buddys jeep last summer and its get's a bit sketchy in some places. but looking at the pics if you were to get stuck I think you would have more than enough help with those monster trucks. We definitely need to do a meet out here sometime soon. Nice Pics!
     
  7. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:51 PM
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    this is the same trail i drove down i call it HELL because well you can just see all of those branches waiting to scratch my truck. I got my gerber brush master out and winded it a little more and with a little help from the guys running over the trees i only suffered a few more scratches then what i had before

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  8. Jan 24, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    hit me up any time on here we might make another run in the next couple of weeks depending on the weather
     
  9. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    Looks like a blast! Unfortunately I still have those shitty rugged fails on my truck =\.
     
  10. Jan 25, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    Cool pics , looks like a fun time
     
  11. Jan 25, 2011 at 1:50 AM
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    awesome pics and vehicles!
     
  12. Jan 25, 2011 at 7:42 AM
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    Ha ha awesome pics but could you take back some of our snow from here? I see grass in pics which makes me wonder if thats really Alaska or you just photoshoped those photos admit it :D :wave:
     
  13. Jan 25, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    i wish i could take all your snow but it was like 40 degrees and raining at the time of the pics.
     
  14. Jan 25, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    you mean -40 degrees :confused:
     
  15. Jan 25, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    It wouldn't be raining at -40...
     
  16. Jan 25, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    The two toyotas have 1 ton axles from a Chevy and 40 inch tires. I wish I could put my truck on 1 tons it would be unstoppable. thanks for the comments should have more pics coming soon
     
  17. Jan 25, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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    The two toyotas have 1 ton axles from a Chevy and 40 inch tires. I wish I could put my truck on 1 tons it would be unstoppable. thanks for the comments should have more pics coming soon
     
  18. Jan 25, 2011 at 3:36 PM
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    Not completetly unstoppable. When you get bigger tires and SAS you attempt harder courses and then just get stuck on those! :D
     
  19. Jan 25, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    Sounds like you know from experience lol
     
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