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Smart to offroad in 2WD..?

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Dougy, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. Jan 24, 2018 at 10:56 AM
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    Dougy

    Dougy [OP] New Member

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    This is probably going to sound like a dub question but, hey might as well ask experienced owners.

    Own a 02 4Runner, 3.4L V6, 2WD with about 209k miles. Not going to be doing crazy rock crawling, most likely just mudding and going on trails with friends.

    Is it even smart to consider this with my truck or would it depend on the place?

    Cheers
     
  2. Jan 24, 2018 at 10:59 AM
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    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

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    lots of factors there but I would at the very least make sure you are running with another rig, don't off road alone. get a good tow strap and have some fun :mudding:
     
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  3. Jan 24, 2018 at 11:04 AM
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    I would most likely be running with a buddy of mine who has a nice jeep or the gf who has a big dodge truck. Would need to get a winch for sure, plus the light bar which is the next purchase
     
  4. Jan 25, 2018 at 5:03 AM
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    When I was a kid we went a lot of places in 2WD pickups back before 4WD was common place. (late 50's, early 60's). Did we have fun? Yes. Did we get stuck a lot? Yes. We got in a situation once where a friend's dad had to bring the farm tractor 5 miles to get us out. Needless to say, he was pissed.

    Be sure you have a hi-lift jack and shovel. A friend with a 4wd and winch would also be a plus.

    Bill
     
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  5. Jan 25, 2018 at 8:33 AM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    I wouldn't be afraid of light trail work. I hardly ever use 4WD on legit "trails" unless they are snowy or muddy.

    I would, however, not be "mudding" in a 2WD unless you enjoy crawling around in the muck and attaching tow straps to recovery points on your stuck truck.
     

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