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Tundra Serious Off-roading Thread

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by ColoradoTJ, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. Feb 15, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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    I was looking at the rubicon trail, and it doesn't look real hard for a person with 40" stickies and built rig.

    I'm really not interested in going and most likely will not. I agree, way to hot, and I no longer have AC.
     
  2. Feb 15, 2017 at 11:34 PM
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    Thanks for the offer. The same offer to you my friend... if you make it out this way I'll gladly show you some trails. We can do John Bull, Holcomb Creek, and Dishpan Springs to name a few of my favorites.

    That's not a leak it's a metal plate btw.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2017 at 6:41 AM
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    You won't need AC. Its 5400-7000 feet in elevation and mostly tree covered.

    And you can make it as hard as you want to. Lot of optional lines. IMO it should be a bucket list trail for any wheeler.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2017 at 6:53 AM
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    I agree with this wholeheartedly. Even if it's not extreme, the scenery and awesomeness of that trail make it great. Also, I hear the water levels are now insane due to all the water they got.
     
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  5. Feb 16, 2017 at 8:10 AM
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    I was talking about the AC due to running down to Johnson Valley in August. That gets a little warm...LOL.

    I'll look into it. If we decide to stop off in Phoenix area and hit some of that hard core stuff, I would consider it.

    My TJ is a two seater right now with not a lot of storage space, as most jeeps don't. So a rack would have to be fabricated, rear seat added (not tough and have seat), buy and change out rear springs, buy new set of tires since mine are not DOT legal, I would risk the Beadlocks if I had to do any amount of pavement since there are so many fake beadlock wheels out there now. I would have to see if there are any laws against full hydraulic steering. CO and some of the other states I go to do not have anything on the books.

    So pretty much, my TJ is a trailer queen. I would have to do the rubicon forward and then backwards to get back to my truck and trailer, and spend 3000.00+ before I even left.
     
  6. Nov 29, 2017 at 1:15 PM
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    Has anyone had their frames notched and how effective and difficult is it? I found I've had my bed hit the cab, I'm guessing from the frame twisting? 20171127_162105.jpg 20171129_124658.jpg 20171127_162120.jpg
     
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  7. Nov 29, 2017 at 1:20 PM
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    :eek: ouch.
     
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  8. Nov 29, 2017 at 1:29 PM
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    Notched?

    The problem you are experiencing I refer to as the "Tundra Twerk."
    2 ply shit c-channel frame that flexes like crazy and allows for crumple zones.

     
  9. Nov 29, 2017 at 1:45 PM
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    Sexy...
     
  10. Nov 29, 2017 at 1:55 PM
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    How am I just seein this thread :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Nov 29, 2017 at 2:36 PM
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    LMAO

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  12. Nov 29, 2017 at 3:12 PM
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    Adding additional steel to the frame to make it thicker.
     
  13. Nov 29, 2017 at 3:14 PM
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    notched
     
  14. Nov 29, 2017 at 5:51 PM
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    Uhh. That's notched because the truck was lowered via SUA. You don't need to notch the frame.

    You can however box the frame. Which is welding in a plate to the open section of the c-channel frame. And you may also plate the outsides of the frame.
    I did both on my old racetruck.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM
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    Pics of racetruck?
     
  16. Nov 29, 2017 at 6:24 PM
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    Cleaned the lights after staying by the fire til 1 am. Hit the car wash a day or two later. Truck is actually white under there. Haha

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  17. Nov 29, 2017 at 6:53 PM
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    Flint Trail switchbacks out to the Maze Overlook from Hans Flat. Completely stock except for tires. Nothing too crazy. Used 4Lo in a handful of places, but probably could have gotten by with 4Hi. Put a nice dent in my skid plate. I'm guessing I'd be fine now with a 3 in lift up front. There are a couple hairpin turns on the switchbacks with rock walls on both sides that make things interesting. My first time out there by myself, I panicked a bit on the way up trying to navigate one of these turns. Left some paint behind from the lower panel below the doors and would have tore up my steps if I didn't take them off beforehand. Made it through without a scratch on my second trip. Having a spotter makes things easier when navigating one particularly tight switchback. But yea, wouldn't recommend anyone waste their time heading down there. The scenery is horrible and it smells weird. Man, those plastic gas cans suck ass!


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  18. Nov 29, 2017 at 8:42 PM
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    I may need to have this done to prevrnt from happening again, could have been worse. What sections do you recommend having the extra plating?
     
  19. Nov 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    here you go.
     
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    Wow over a year since the last post. Bump! Here's a little twist ditch I found on my way to go fishing.2018-09-03 16.50.46.jpg 20180820_155639.jpg
     
  22. Jan 4, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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    With off-road use I care about the wheelbase, ground clearance, and overall height with respect to the center of gravity. Long beds and crew cabs are off the list. Lifted vehicles are plain dumb and I figure the higher the truck the lower the IQ of the owner. The rest depends on the skill of the driver.

    I photographed an event for the Hummer dealers in my area and there were dozens of owners running the trails and obstacle courses at a local off road park. Each section increased in difficulty and by #10 most drivers were spent. After watching all the Hummers with their locking differentials try 10 and getting to the bottom of the hill, I saw a family in a stock Suzuki Brute go down that same section with aplomb.
     
  25. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:46 PM
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    Hell of a first post homie. In one single post, you insulted most on this forum with little practical experience. I would love to see you outwheel a mid travel build on 35’s with your stock truck.

    Not sure if you know this, but hummers can’t wheel for shit. I’ve wheeled with them, not impressed. Great troop transports, all around military use vehicle. Other than that...POS.

    In light of your awesome first post, enjoy a week of reply ban and think about if you want to be a contributing member on this site.
     
  26. Jan 7, 2019 at 4:52 PM
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    Lol. I guarantee there are Tundra owners here (actually I know multiple) who’s truck is lifted, and will make your IQ seem lower than Lil’ Wayne’s pants.
     
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    LOLS!!!!

    Great way to wind down the night lol.
     
  29. Jan 7, 2019 at 7:33 PM
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  30. Jan 8, 2019 at 6:04 AM
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    I can’t wait to compare dicks and IQs with you!
     
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