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Recovering a broken Tacoma

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by computeruser6, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Apr 12, 2016 at 10:08 PM
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    computeruser6

    computeruser6 [OP] New Member

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    I was driving through EC 193 and then turned onto Fish Creek east of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and passed by a couple of Tacoma owners. I decided to stop when I saw that one of them was having some major problems. Once I got close to it I could see that he had broken the bead on the right-front tire and snapped his passenger side tie-rod. He was going approximately 40 MPH through the wash when he swerved to miss some oncoming trucks and hit an embankment. We did what we could to keep the tire from moving freely but we had no solid object to pin it with. It was a long and slow 12 miles to a solid trail where the help he called from San Diego could take care of him.

    Approximately where I found the broken Taco at:

    EC 193 close.jpg EC 193.jpg

    I dropped the broken Taco off at the juction of the railroad and EC 193:

    trestle.jpg

    The repetitive slapping sound you hear at some points of the video is the right-front tire hitting the cab and frame. No matter though, 401 ft-lbs was able to drag the broken Tacoma through mud. It just took some gentle tugs.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6r8pxtJA1U

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjUVEfUoOy8

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBh36IsaHhI
     
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  2. Apr 13, 2016 at 6:06 AM
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    Netmonkey

    Netmonkey New Member

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    good job :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 13, 2016 at 6:25 AM
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    FirstGenTundra

    FirstGenTundra ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Good man! Nice videos, any pictures of the carnage? :spy:
     
  4. Apr 13, 2016 at 7:08 PM
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    computeruser6

    computeruser6 [OP] New Member

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    Fox 2.0 coilovers Nitto Exo Grapplers
    Thank you!

    I didn't bother taking any close-up pictures. Everything was covered in a thick layer of mud.
     
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