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Old 11-23-2017, 08:48 AM
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This was my first real time off roading. Was an absolute blast. Will get some videos up eventually
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:45 AM
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forced myself to order a rotary to polish this thing out yesterday, lol
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Looks like fun. If we had stuff like that around here, I might have gone with a 4WD.
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Looks like fun. If we had stuff like that around here, I might have gone with a 4WD.
I had to drive 12 hours with 3 kids to get to this shit....
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Sounds about right, 12 hours would put me around the NM border, El Paso or Albuquerque.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:46 AM
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Damn that looks like a ton of fun. Sucks to see the truck like that but I am with you it had to be way more fun driving that looking at a polished truck. I always feel drive vehicles don't look at them
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:26 PM
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I love seeing trucks like this being put to good use - how did it do? Would you say it's a pretty capable offroader?

Seems like it, some of those trails look pretty crazy.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:38 PM
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much more capable then i expected, to the point that I was about to buy a raptor 1.5 weeks ago (couldn't find one without a $15K markup) and after last week i'll keep the tundra and probably put a blower on it.
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Does it have the same crawl control system as a high end Tacoma. A open 4x4 is pretty capable if you aren't doing rock crawling or going through a mud bog as long as you keep all the wheels on the ground. Some of the new systems like a-trac or abls get you pretty close to having lockers... just with a little more drama.

So how was the new suspension compared to the 6112/5160 setup? I have been debating something race style/ rebuild-able like those vs something more easier to maintain like the 6112's for a while
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:56 PM
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the diffs are a HUGE disadvantage in these trucks. It's mind blowing, i don't even have an LSD We have a stupid electronic ALSD that simulates an LSD. So none of that sweet shit most trucks have.....or the tacoma crawl mode. I did do some good rock crawling in this thing and didn't have any issue. But if you don't keep this thing pegged in mud you're gonna get stuck.


Unfortunately this trip was with the 6112/5160's. I wasn't able to get the new suspension put on before I made it out. Actually goes on tomorrow!
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:59 PM
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this is one of the more mild over rocks i had to do.....i need sliders.....

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Old 03-02-2018, 01:05 PM
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I blew the rear shocks....apparently the truck doesn't like getting airborne
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Just don't do this:
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Old 03-05-2018, 10:54 AM
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yea, wasnt that big, but got it launched a few times.


Just an excuse to buy bigger and better.....
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^ I think you did it on purpose
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^ I think you did it on purpose
I will say, I beat the shit out of it out at a local OHV course. They have a full off road track, and I pushed the truck hard. But i've always had the philosophy, you aren't having fun unless you break shit!

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Headed out to the pismo dunes last few days with the kids. Absolute blast
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Old 04-04-2018, 12:59 PM
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^ Awesome!
yea, was a blast. Finally really got a chance to get a good handle on the new suspension, it's really good. That said, i still have dreams of long travel. I accidentally left stability control on day one, what a difference once I turned it off. I didn't go too hard because the kids were with me and I only had their booster seats and not their 5 point harnass seats. But there was a point where we got surprised by about a 8-10 ft drop off and launched pretty far and the truck handled it great, after that they made me put their helmets on them, lol. Day 2 was just as fun, i pushed it deep trying to get stuck and never did. But I had the wife and 1 year old with me day 2 so again, didn't push too hard.

amazing how well airing down the tires to 15-20 psi does in terms of traction on the sand.


overall, need to get back out there without the kids and really push this thing hard.
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I have never done any type of off roading but that just looks like a blast.
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I have never done any type of off roading but that just looks like a blast.

i never really had till i got this thing, never will live without an off road vehicle going forward. Whole different type of fun
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Looks super fun! I wish I had an off road vehicle!
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Haha sounds like fun!

I've done some off-roading as well since moving to these islands and I do have to say...stock/OEM vehicles these days (even a base trim Forester) are VERY very capable....as long as you know how to drive it. (airing down, route finding, traction system management, throttle/brake management, etc.)

I was reading a guide book about how many tourists complain how their rental Jeeps cannot make it down to one of the local hawaii beaches on a known 4WD road (bit more rough than normal) and I've personally seen a local kid drive it down all the way using an older Suzuki Vitara with careful and skilled manuvering around various rocks....made my look like an amateur in a Wrangler as I followed him.
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Uh oh.....750 has a check engine light...-photo127.jpg


And my new rock sliders finally arrived
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This thread was a nice read, I like that you're putting the truck to good use
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New wheels look great
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Experienced something new today....being able to install exhaust on a car with a jack or ramps 😂

Although the old muffler did smack me in the head pretty good...

I've had this new exhaust laying in the garage for a few months now. Finally put it on today.


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Well that looks like the most simple thing in the world. What that take you 30min from getting tools out to clean up?
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ha, it should have, but all my off roading and neglecting the undercarriage caught up and nearly every bolt took a breaker bar and pipe attachment (along with an hour of soaking and wd40) to break loose. But yea, probably the easiest exhaust swap i've ever done........the 911 you basically have to disassemble the whole rear half of the car, lol!


Bitch sounds mean, may be a little too loud
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Had a week full of meetings in LA so I decided to drive. Hit Pismo Beach on the way down. Was nice, had rained all week so the sand was compacted.

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On the way back I hit some trails up off the 5 on hunger valley. This was a tight one. Def hit some spots I didn't think I'd make it through. All the bikers couldn't believe I made it through. I thought this would be a fairly quick detour but got hit with lock gates at every exit hit 😂. Took me about 3 hours to find a way out.

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Also got my firs speeding ticket in years. He got me doing 74 in a 55 but wrote me up for 65 750 has a check engine light...-photo130.jpg
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Sad part is you would probably pay more for a Honda Civic then you would for your 750 - extremely crazy how much they depreciate in value.
The massive depreciation of older German luxury cars is perfectly logical though. I know that I wouldn't ever touch a BMW (for instance) out of warranty, and I suspect most other buyers feel the same. Its not just that the older ones break down a lot, but also that when they do break down it typically costs crazy money to fix them. An old Civic OTOH will run forever, and even if it does break will be a lot cheaper to fix.

Well, let me amend my above statement. I wouldn't touch an out of warranty BMW right now because I'm broke. But when I actually do have decent money to throw around again I wouldn't be as concerned about it, especially for something legendary like an E46 M3 or E60 M5...
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