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Wisconsin Tacomas and bad financial advice

Discussion in 'Mid West' started by Thatbassguy, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Jun 18, 2024 at 5:41 PM
    McSpazatron

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    Yeah, this is precisely my problem…Ever since I got in with the wrong crowd and starting climbing and crawling over things, I’ve been trying to hone the use left foot braking. I try to drag it lightly in situations to regulate my momentum , like when going across dicey rock gardens or ledges. Basically because I’m trying to avoid over-sending it and it crashing down hard on the other side. But since I don’t left foot brake any other time, my left foot is not quite calibrated to the 4runner pedal.

    Not sure if the left foot braking thing is me experimenting with off-road techniques, or if this is my style and I suck at it lol.

    I have also heard the same thing @Camerasandcoffee mentioned…that dragging your brakes can help to keep both tires somewhat turning in low traction/open diff situations.
     
  2. Jun 18, 2024 at 6:06 PM
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    I'd try pulling up on my parking brake for light braking before using my left foot.
     
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    If you do it correctly, it acts sorta like A-TRAC. I haven't tried to do it. I like my computer brakes.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2024 at 8:10 PM
    Taco-Grinder

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    All this fancy computer stuff.

    Just push a button and go, 2H, 4H, 4L doesn't matter.

    Don't forget to turn up the tunes.
     
  5. Jun 18, 2024 at 8:13 PM
    rubbersidedown

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    I seem to recall hearing from reliable sources in our group that the 4Runner parking brake is a different animal when compared to the Tacoma parking brake. Not meant as a dig, but I've heard the 4Runner's is kinda weak in comparison. Am I remembering correctly, or did an Ol' Fashioned or 4 cloud my memory?
     
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    Stoney Ranger

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    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jun 18, 2024 at 8:21 PM
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    I come from a time where they didn't all come with the hand brake.
    If you had one with the brake, the other kids knew who you were.

    u7qc3vypgb341.jpg
     
  8. Jun 18, 2024 at 8:23 PM
    Taco-Grinder

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    Probably,,,just saying



    I still miss mine.
     
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    OldSchlPunk

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    I left foot brake all of the time, on or off road. Have for as long as I can remember. Started as a way to control power slides on snow with an auto and never stopped. (Then again, I've been accused of driving like an asshole.) Manuals got the heel-toe treatment with an occasional touch of hand brake if I wanted the rear to step-out more.
     
  10. Jun 18, 2024 at 8:30 PM
    OldSchlPunk

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    Small lift, slightly oversized tires, well...
    BTW, did you notice where on that map the listing was posted from?
     
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    I sure did!
    :yay:
     
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    I mentioned my disappointment in the Tigerton OHV stickers. Here's a pic. Can you find it?

    PXL_20240619_033127602.jpg

    @Pixeltim this is an opportunity for you!
     
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    Dan... turn on your locker!
     
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    Oh I wanted one so bad... never got one. I remember the lust... Now its 35's and flatbeds!
     
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    The 4Runner parking brake holds just fine, but... It is harder to manipulate on the trails and in a pinch it's definitely weaker stock than the Taco parking brake. That being said, the third gen Taco parking brake is far superior to the second gen, both for engagement and for the fact that it's got a pull handle versus a silly floor pedal. :D :crapstorm:

    All of that being said, I never use my parking brake while actually Wheeling but if I ever have to stop and get out, it absolutely comes on regardless of the situation. Also, if you're in fort Lowe and first gear... That does a pretty good job of modulating forward momentum.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2024 at 5:14 AM
    Taco-Grinder

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    Ya,ya,ya
    Last time at Tigerton is was on the whole time on the dirt.



    I had 2 :D:D:D
     
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    I like the fancy gidgets n gadgets. At Tigerton my dash was lit up.
    Used MTS control the entire time, toggling between Mud/Sand and rock.
    I'm not real good with crawl control atm. Next time at Tigerton I'm using it on the rock bridge.
    Accel and Braking are controlled by the truck. All ya need to do is steer....
    Allegedly.

    I didn't have the Big Wheel with the brake. :(
     
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  18. Jun 19, 2024 at 6:18 AM
    Taco-Grinder

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    Two brakes on mine.
    Left foot and right foot.
    I really enjoyed being a kid.
     
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    Pixeltim

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    Same here.

    Only the rich kids had Big Wheels. :mad:
     
  20. Jun 19, 2024 at 6:36 AM
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    I was told to share with my brothers. I tried my best, but it just wasn't in me to share.
     

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