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Hello from Central Florida

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by straitR, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Jul 2, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    straitR

    straitR [OP] New Member

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    Craig
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    Thought I'd poke in and say hi for my first post. I've driven Toyota trucks most of my life, to include three Tacoma's, and bought my second 4Runner last October. We live about 15 minutes from Ocala National Forest here in Central Florida, so we've put quite a few miles on the local trails, exploring and just spending quality family time outdoors. To us, that's what the 4Runner is all about.

    It's pretty mild terrain down here, so I haven't felt compelled to do too many mods. I've been figuring out what I need by using it, instead of just putting everything on that looks cool (but I want to - lol). Started with upgrading the stock tires to something more off-road worthy, went with 275/70 K02's. Then put on some RCI sliders for rocker protection, and also to function as a step for the kids. Got more than a few scuffs and dents in the factory skid plates, so upgrading them next with some RCI aluminum versions. Just lifted it a bit (2" front, 1.5" rear) with new springs this past weekend, for a bit of extra ground clearance. Frontrunner Slimline II 3/4 Extended Rack on order to carry our Maxtrax and get some of the other recovery gear out of the back.

    Looking forward to learning, and contributing where I can.

    As it sat today...
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  2. Jul 2, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    Dan
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    Looking good there Craig, welcome to the site :wave:

    how are you liking the tires?
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2018 at 6:47 PM
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    Bob

    Bob Member Staff Member

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    Welcome over!
     
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  4. Jul 2, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    straitR

    straitR [OP] New Member

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    Thank you, Dan. :cheers:

    Performance has been great, on and off road, for the 7500 miles I've had them. Being E rated, I enjoy the confidence and piece of mind, in terms of durability. That said, they are heavy at nearly 55lbs each*, and I still have one that could be re-balanced yet again. My buddy has the same size K02's on his '18 TRD OR, and still has lingering balancing issues after being road-force balanced twice by Discount Tire. All in all, I'm happy with them and have no regrets, but I'll likely at least shop other brands before buying my next set.



    Thank you, Bob!
     
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  5. Jul 2, 2018 at 9:06 PM
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    SlvrSlug

    SlvrSlug New Member

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    Slightly modded
    Welcome, good to have you here.
     
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  6. Jul 3, 2018 at 2:56 AM
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    brownbear

    brownbear Relax

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    NFab side steps TRD matte blk wheels K&N airfilter, go rhino rear hitch step,
    Welcome from the coast. Used to ride atvs all over forest! Great place.
     
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  7. Jul 3, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    jgcaps

    jgcaps Lovin the Colorado Life.!

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    Nice Rig.! Welcome from Colorado.
     
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  8. Jul 3, 2018 at 7:11 PM
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    straitR

    straitR [OP] New Member

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    Thank you for the welcome, gents. :cheers:
     
  9. Jul 5, 2018 at 4:59 AM
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    Ric

    Ric New Member

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    Welcome from the Denver metro area. I use to visit Florida a lot, mostly central or Daytona beach and once a year Tampa. make sure ya share some pix. lol
     
  10. Jul 5, 2018 at 9:27 AM
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    Kyblack76

    Kyblack76 New Member

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    Nice looking rig. Cheers and welcome.
     
  11. Jul 5, 2018 at 6:16 PM
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    SLoTH_XVX

    SLoTH_XVX New Member

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    Welcome Craig, nice truck! I dig the rims on them tires, love the classic look!
     

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