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The Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Port Arthur, Nederland, Port Neches/Groves)

Discussion in 'Texas' started by Ryuu, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Oct 17, 2018 at 8:46 PM
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    Ryuu

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    Anybody in here in this area?
    See lots of Tundra's, and I do mean lots of them in this area. Probably mostly due to the refineries, but still anyone?
    Maybe I should start taking pictures...
     
  2. Oct 17, 2018 at 9:01 PM
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    I see them around too!
     
  3. Oct 18, 2018 at 9:16 AM
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    Good to see one other person here from the area, probably seen your truck around too.

    Rest of you guys come out of hiding lol
     
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  4. Oct 18, 2018 at 10:15 AM
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    Bout time someone made a thread for our area. I thought I was the only one yo
     
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  5. Oct 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM
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    Ryuu

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    Yea I was thinking I was the only one too. Seen the Tacoma world forum had a thread for our area so I was like man im going to make one on the tundras forum.

    I’m hoping we can use this thread to share shops that do awesome work or for the guys that wanna do meet ups, beer, goof around and what not.
     
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  6. Oct 18, 2018 at 11:12 AM
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    I was on the Tacoma world forum till I got a tundra then they booted me out lol.
    Shit hell yeah that would be tight Only shop I trust around here is 4wheelparts
     
  7. Oct 18, 2018 at 11:55 AM
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    Yea, ever since we got a 4WP in Beaumont it seems like they took quite a bit of business from the local shops
     
  8. Oct 18, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    Not in the golden triangle but I'm in Lake Charles. Drive thru on my way to Houston on the weekends!
     
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  9. Oct 18, 2018 at 12:50 PM
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    I been trying to find a shop to do a BMC on mine.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2018 at 12:58 PM
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    Same here actually. There might be someone on the 409tundras FB group that does it, not really sure but it'd be awesome to find someone that can do BMC's
     
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  11. Oct 18, 2018 at 1:10 PM
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    If I had a welding machine I would hook ya guys up.
     
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  12. Oct 18, 2018 at 1:11 PM
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    Didn’t know they had a page on fb for our area. I got the plates from relentless, me and my brother in law was gonna try it but he doesn’t have a MIG welding machine.
     
  13. Oct 18, 2018 at 1:12 PM
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    Haha I only say that bc I work there. I never trusted the shops around here anyway.
     
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  14. Oct 18, 2018 at 1:21 PM
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    I still haven’t checked the place out since it opened. Gonna have to go check it out maybe give my alignment another go there instead of the dealership.
     
  15. Oct 18, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    Hey man bring it in. I’ll do your bmc while it’s there
     
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  16. Oct 18, 2018 at 3:44 PM
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    Definitely will stop by at some point
     
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    How much yah charge for BMC??!!
     
  18. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:15 PM
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    This is where I grew up and almost all of my family still lives there.
     
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  19. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:23 PM
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    A few beers if I had my own machine. I’d assume they would only charge you like 30 mins of miscellaneous work which isn’t much. But don’t quote me on that lol
     
  20. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:27 PM
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    Grew up in Orangefield ,now living in Kirbyville. Always will be an Orangefield fan. LOL

    PSH
     
  21. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:33 PM
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  22. Oct 18, 2018 at 6:38 PM
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    Sorry boss kirbyvile isn’t listed in the OP SMH PSH
     
  23. Oct 19, 2018 at 4:51 PM
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    Close enough. I'll bet more than 20% of the people in Kirbyville work in Beaumont.

    My school became a 3A after I graduated and we started playing Kirbyville in football so they aren't too far out there.
     
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  24. Oct 19, 2018 at 7:29 PM
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    Just giving @2006 Toyota Guy a hard time lol. Anywhere to wheel out there by any chance?
     
  25. Oct 19, 2018 at 8:06 PM
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    I drove and old muscle car when I was in highschool so I didn't spend any time in the mud or on trails and it's been 18 years since I lived there.

    I had a friend that got his full-size Blazer stuck under the HWY 96 Village Creek Bridge just North of Lumberton. It's long, muddy and full of deep rutts, but you have to be careful not to hit the bridge pillars.

    Otherwise, I remember riding dirt bikes with a friend at an old sand pit somewhere off of HWY 105 between Vidor and Evadale. It was pretty nasty there, but who knows if it's even still accessible.

    You may want to check for some logging roads around Kountze. Also check out Bragg Road in Saratoga. I always heard about people getting stuck out there at night when they went to see the "Saratoga Lights". The locals call it Bragg Light. National Geographic said they think it's swamp gasses glowing that cause moving lights to float through the forest in the area.

    Those are my best suggestions for you.
     
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  26. Oct 19, 2018 at 8:12 PM
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    Bad thing about village creek is all the trash people leave behind. No telling what’s buried in the mud.
    Don’t believe I’ve ever heard of the Saratoga lights. Gotta check that out
     
  27. Oct 19, 2018 at 8:16 PM
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    I agree about the trash at Village Creek, but I always thought mudding was a rather foolhardy way to enjoy a 4x4. I've seen plenty of trucks with bent frames from it. I worked on one the hit a submerged stump with one rear tire, sheared the locating pin off of the leaf pack and racked the rearend so it drove down the road at an angle like the rear of the truck was catching up to pass the front.

    Another new lifted Duramax on 38's blew the engine offroading by over-revving while over fueling it with a power programer. The rat told his insurance company that he slid off the road in a heavy rain storm and the front of the truck went under water. His insurance was paying for a new engine not knowing that he destroyed it offroading.

    He was being really difficult and demanding that we finish the repair faster than was reasonable. I told him that there was no water in the intake or intercooler so I knew that his story was bogus and the insurance company might be interested in what I found. He suddenly became very easy to work with and stopped harassing us to finish in and unreasonable time frame.

    I've never been to see the Saratoga Lights personally, but there's a lot of folk-lore and ghost stories about it in Hardin County.
     
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  28. Oct 19, 2018 at 8:22 PM
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    Interesting.
     
  29. Oct 22, 2018 at 5:08 AM
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    I live in Port Neches, and yes there is a lot of tundras around the area!
     
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    There are lots of tundras around here! Only 5 of us on the forum lol
     
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