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5th gen 4Runners in scenic locations

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by ManBeast, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. Oct 22, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    Great pics. Jenn, good to see your enjoying.
     
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  2. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM
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    Good stuff Jen..!

    Now I'm hungry and wouldn't mind a shot of Tequila :thumbsup:
     
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  3. Oct 22, 2019 at 8:07 AM
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    Thank you John' Yes indeed I did' the way life intended... Can't wait fir a snow trip soon..
     
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    Goodmorning John' Gracias. THANK YOU... There's more shots were that came from... I do enjoying getting down in cooking.
    Can't wait for a winter snow trip' thou I think I need a lil more prep.. It was extremely cold at night were I was at to the point where it was uncomfortable to sleep...
     
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  5. Oct 22, 2019 at 9:08 AM
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    Yea.. being cold when trying to sleep...not good. I have a sleeping bag that is rated to 20 degrees that keeps me warm up in the Rockies during the cold nights... and my little "heater buddy" propane heater works pretty good too...but that's in my tent.
     
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  6. Oct 22, 2019 at 11:36 AM
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    The use of a propane heater in a tent is a pretty hot subject (no pun intended) on a different forum. Here is a quote from a member responding to another member that thinks he is safe using his propane heater in his tent since he has a CO detector and it has never gone off. Pretty interesting and needless to say I will never use propane to heat my tent again.

    "Bad news for you. There is a reason most of the time it reads 0. That’s a homeowner co detector. The lowest reading you’ll get is 30. I spent many years as a fire fighter. Those detectors are not sensitive enough to detect under 30ppm. 30ppm is considered the safe level of exposure for up to 8 hours, as in working on a car repair shop. Problem is co builds up in your blood over time. And when you move to fresh air your system will never give up all the co. This is why firefighters have so much trouble later in life with high co levels in the systems. I bought the buddy heater and tested with one of the 4 gas meters from our fire trucks in my 8X12 camper with window open 3 inches as directions state. The co level quickly rose to 10 and drifted from between 10 and 20 ppm while in operation. Well under the 8 hour limit. But well over what would be considered safe for long term exposure. So I returned the buddy heater and just use an electric heater that runs off my small generator outside. I’m not saying don’t use it. But be careful. It does make low level co that will be in your blood. Blood is 9 times more likely to absorb co over o2. So it will be in your system and will build up over time. All I have to rely on is 20 years in the fire service. I’m not a scientist or doctor. But I would never use one inside a camper."
     
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  7. Oct 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM
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    Much thanks for the input... I don't typically run it all night...probably 3-4 hours. My tent does have some ventilation built in which helps but doesn't provide an actual flow thru the tent. I only use it when I need to come in out of the cold and warm up or right before bed. My tent is 10X12 with 7ish foot ceiling... pretty roomy.
     
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    I'm kinda scared using a heater thou' I had a badd experience... I was thinking like a heat blanket but that might be dangerous too...
     
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  10. Oct 23, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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  12. Oct 23, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    Nice.!
     
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    Here is a few of SuperWhite in East Tennessee
     
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    Originally from Knoxville, I sure do miss the Smokies in the fall.
    Great pics!!
     
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  15. Oct 23, 2019 at 6:11 PM
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    Oooooh That Background Scenery' Very Nice
     
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  18. Oct 24, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    You're welcome
     
  19. Oct 24, 2019 at 12:12 PM
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    checked out one of the closer shelf roads we have close by.

    we were looking at 8200+ feet above sea level.

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    aired down to 18 psi on my falken wildpeaks (p-metric btw) and slogged up different kinds of terrain ranging from mud/sand, to rocks/boulders and scree and snow up top.

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    it was pretty rough, and got a shitload of pinstriping on the truck with bush overgrowth on the trail - not pictured.

    no lockers, sr5 truck.

    i will say that i am very very happy with the wildpeaks. only had traction problems on boulders/rocks with muck on them and had to just reverse a bit and use momentum to get up.

    on the way down, had to use DAC as theres some really sketchy parts on the ridge with snow on it.

    also, on the way down ive def used my sliders more than once on tight turns that have rocks and boulders on them.

    all well worth it though!

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    bonus! love me some 3rd gen t4r

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  20. Oct 24, 2019 at 1:25 PM
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    rsg angled sliders with bump out, 265/70/17 Falken WIldpeaks AT3W
    haha sorry, just a canadian slang for scratches/bush damage.
    is it permanent? depends how deep the scratches are and if they've cut through the clear all the way down to the metal. you'd be able to do paint correction/buff most of it like what i did but the deeper ones are still there.

    we're from British Columbia, Canada

    see example of the 'pin stripes' on mtn4rnr's truck:

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  21. Oct 24, 2019 at 1:33 PM
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    haha yeah my bad...ahh and yes sadly, its a lot and am definitely not happy with it. been over a month now so it hurts less and i try to ignore it.

    wish we had an ATV or a side-by-side to play with in the bush, would be so fun!
     
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  22. Oct 24, 2019 at 2:08 PM
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    Horsepasture Rd in Jocasee Gorge, SC.
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  23. Oct 24, 2019 at 5:29 PM
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    Well about time i put some photos in this thread. 20191020_185733.jpg Buck bald , Farner TN

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    This was the view behind me

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    Hiwasee dam, Murphy NC
     
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    Cabin.

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    Leaving the cabin to head back to FL.
     
  25. Oct 24, 2019 at 7:20 PM
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    Heading into elk camp into the Idaho woods a couple of weeks ago... Note how the climate and weather conditions changed in just the 15 mile drive off the pavement...

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    Beautiful! Question...how do you like that little Honda? I wanted to pick up one up for my son and I. In all honesty I really don’t think I want to get into those larger sxs.
     
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    Well, it depends...

    In my area, most roads that go deep into the woods have Forest Service gates with just enough room for a 50" wide ATV or UTV to get around. Most trails around here are designed for 50" or narrower ATVs, so I got the P500 out of necessity so I can get to where I need to go in the woods.

    As a utility/hunting/slow-speed crawler it is great. As a fun machine blasting around trails it is not great. It has the least amount of suspension travel of any UTV, the least amount of power with a top speed of 40mph, and it is tippy. That is because of the narrow track and limited suspension travel. I have put it on it's side once and nearly so a few times.

    You can increase stability greatly by installing a cheap set of 2-inch spacers and wider tires on all four corners. I did wider tires, but I need to get around the gates still, so no spacers. I also increased the articulation by removing the rear stabilizer bar, which actually made it less prone to tipping over.

    I've had mine about a year and a half and have had zero issues. It starts and runs every time, is built like a tank, and it's configured for backwoods exploration.

    I heavily considered the Polaris RZR 570, but it's like the Jeep of the UTV world; more capable off-road and sexier, but plagued with issues. It uses a belt-drive system that doesn't like to work when wet and needs replaced every 500 miles. Lots of electrical issues as well and poor support from Polaris.

    I don't know how young your son is, but my sister and brother-in-law have 6, 10 and 12 year olds and they got them the Youth RZR 170 and have had good luck with them...

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    The P500 is a great little trail machine for slow crawling and tight trails, but not as stable as the RZR.

    Once you start modding them, it becomes addictive. Mine is well-equipped now...

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    My son is small (4 years) so I wouldn’t be doing any fast wide open trails. I usually ride my ATV in upstate NY, Pennsylvania Coal country, and Vermont which all is typically very rocky and twisty. I was looking at the Can Am 50inch but dang they are expensive 15k. I have a few friends with Polaris machines and after the problems they have had I don’t think I could ever by one. I love my Yamaha’s but they don’t make a 50 inch. Thanks for the info!
     
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    I looked at the Can Am and really, really wanted it; it was like climbing into a new Corvette compared to getting into a 70's pickup compared to the Pioneer. But... Not only is it expensive, but it is significantly longer than the Pioneer and I discovered a lot of trails that it couldn't have gone on that my Pioneer easily navigates. The longer wheelbase makes some of the tighter trails with switchbacks and whoopdedoos impossible to get through.

    Bone stock, I was even scraping bottom on some obstacles and having to make 3-point turns to get around...

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    The above trail is a super popular ride up to a Forest Service lookout that the Can-Am couldn't have made it to. The only other UTV I've seen up there was a RZR 570 and the owner came over to check out my Pioneer because he was fed up with his year old Polaris breaking down and showed me where the rear plastic rack was warped and melted from the exhaust and Polaris refused to warranty it.

    I highly encourage you to go to a great Honda forum and get more input. They are a great bunch and very friendly... https://hondasxs.com/forums/general-pioneer-500-discussion.87/
     
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    Ride Red, nuff said.
     
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