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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by azonicbruce, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:31 PM
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    azonicbruce

    azonicbruce [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else still adjusting to how far/close their truck's various parts are from other obstacles when parking?

    I got lucky on this one.
     
  2. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Jux

    Jux :D

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    Had mine for a month now and I'm still playing it safe everywhere I go. And I don't trust the backup camera one bit.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:38 PM
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    TJBJ11

    TJBJ11 Town Drunk

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    nope. i value my truck.

    lol. and i choose to park far far away from all other vehicles. i dont mind walking the extra 100 feet to ensure no dents appear on my truck... from my own doing, or someone elses.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    jw1983

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    I own a AC now and I still drive it like my DCLB that I no longer have. I find that the camera lines get in the way and I wish I could get rid of them.
     
  5. Dec 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    2006KJ

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    i didnt trust it for a long time... still dont as far as obstacles side to side or in general. But as far as getting close to things backing up it's dead nuts accurate... i take it right to the bumper now (past the red line).


    worst case scenario.. BAM:eek:! now order a high clearance rear bumper :D
     
  6. Dec 11, 2012 at 10:19 PM
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    Beast Mode

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    Hhhahaha, yup that's close. Just today I pulled into a gas station with a similar post, when I got out I looked and was a good 4 feet from it. Not taking any chances.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    landphil

    landphil Wishin' I was Fishin'

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    OP, you aren't anywhere close to pushing that post over. Try harder next time.:D
     
  8. Dec 11, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    bullaculla

    bullaculla IKA fabrications

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    I thought about cutting my anntenna, but now I have a mark on one of the beams in my garage I use to line it up with. The anntenna is so long it nearly touches. I usually get within less than 1/4" from my garage wall. Everywhere else, I dont try and push it.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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    stewartx

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    Heck, I've had my truck for almost a year and still can't even get into the garage at home without it either being too close to, or too far from, the wall in front. There's just nothing inside that garage to use as a guage and it's a tight squeeze all around.

    I've tapped that wall once or twice with my winch, and have had to move the truck several times (after getting out) when it's back far enough to prevent the garage door from closing. At this point, perhaps my only solution is a strip of rubber on the floor under the tires to mark where I should stop.

    Elsewhere, I usually play it safe by parking a good distance (feet) from any object.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2012 at 4:37 AM
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    tacomaconvert

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  11. Dec 12, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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    T@co_Pr3runn3r

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    Lay a piece of a 2x4 on the floor to use as wheel stop parking gauge. That's what I use since I back in the garage. Side to side, you just have to get the feel for your particular layout. I get over as far as I can to leave the wife plenty of room. She's still new at garage parking, lol. If she fucks up she'll be banned to the driveway. :D again. :eek:
     
  12. Dec 12, 2012 at 5:24 AM
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    junkman

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    String from the ceiling that hits the windshield is what I use.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    KingKoda

    KingKoda Never Satisfied

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    I use some wheel chocks I've got when I back into my garage on one side of the truck that I slowly back to. I've got pretty good at judging the distance and could probably do without them now, but they are there just in case.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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    06SR5canada

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    I learned how to drive in high school, I'm surprised how many people complain about how hard it is to drive a mid sized truck :/ you guys need a car...
     
  15. Dec 12, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    TJBJ11

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    only a canadian would turn this into a pissing contest and insult our driving skills...
     
  16. Dec 12, 2012 at 10:16 AM
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    neonlazer

    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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    I backed into the same telephone pole twice in one day. Thankfully Billy saved me from damage. :)
     
  17. Dec 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    I'm sure someone has a special ribbon or trophy for you just for posting up. Looks like a lot of ideas, not complaints.
     
  18. Dec 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    his mouth is writing checks his post count can't cash!!!!


    just kidding....but sheesh, really, though.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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    CanisLupus

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    You should. It's really damn accurate. That's the only reason I use it, is for when I'm backing up to an object and want to get closer. I don't really need it for just regular backing up.

    Matt
     
  20. Dec 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    Chepo

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