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Dirt accumulating on rear hatch?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by azimuth551, Jun 16, 2022.

  1. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:12 AM
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    MeefZah

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    Fuck yo' overlanding
    Residual Dalton Highway dirt. Dragged that shit to Idaho (where pic was taken) before I couldn't take it anymore.
     
  2. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:14 AM
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    I love the picture; I built my Runner to do exactly that, but live in the Midwest not that far from you, where there's NOTHING TO DO.
    I am ready to run over a lost load of hammers on the highway at this point.
     
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  3. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:19 AM
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    Nah man it's all where you look. To be fair, that pic was taken when I lived in California so the west was my doorstep, but there's good shit everywhere. Get you a DeLorme Gazetteer and a battle buddy and go explore!!! If you actually are close to me (?) I've got some fun routes in eastern Ohio.
     
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  4. Jun 21, 2022 at 8:44 AM
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    I'm down in the Nati; went to OU a million years ago.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2022 at 9:08 AM
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    Well if you want to take a day and bang around, holler. Good stuff not too far (2 hours).

    There's actually some good stuff in Indiana on the River not too far from Cinci, but I've only run it once and don't have good firsthand knowledge of it.
     
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    They say ceramic coating helps repel dirt. Never tried it myself.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2022 at 10:20 PM
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    The Dearborn county area has a few good spots that had public access not long ago, from the coal barge loading dock properties and park areas nearby. Versailles park used to have some fun trails too, but I imagine those are long since closed off and overgrown... I miss that area. The Ohio river bottoms ain't no joke though, you can get sucked in to your chest in moments on foot some spots, so never go alone, and always have a robust recovery kit.
     
  8. Jun 22, 2022 at 10:37 AM
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    Spoilers? :yes:Screenshot 2022-06-22 1.34.14 PM.jpg
     
  9. Jun 22, 2022 at 2:09 PM
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    I have the same on my Gen 3 and the rear window stays far cleaner than on my Gen 5. The Gen 5 just seems to attract dust like mad, especially up into the wiper mechanism. I always try to hose it out after returning from a trip, even when going to the car wash.
     
  10. Jun 22, 2022 at 2:11 PM
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    I moved from the Midwest decade’s ago and never looked back. One of my best life decisions. :)
     
  11. Jun 22, 2022 at 2:49 PM
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    It's physics. The airflow immediately behind the truck is flowing TOWARD the truck. Ever see that video of the styrofoam block falling out of a truck on the highway and popping back in?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkbe2NP30Fs
     
  12. Jun 23, 2022 at 6:59 AM
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    Yep, just like when stock cars draft behind each other. You can actually see tape or debris flying TOWARDS the car in front due to the vacuum being created.
     
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  13. Jun 23, 2022 at 8:56 AM
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    Moved from the west back to the Midwest decades ago and never looked back. One of my best life decisions. Wages are better, cheaper cost of living, and plenty of water.
     

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