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What's going on in SoCal Thread

Discussion in 'California' started by LMR, Apr 12, 2014.

  1. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:41 PM
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    This looks awesome. I've lived in San Diego most of my life and have never wheeled. Now that I am in the market for a 2nd or 3rd gen to get on some trails, I hope to get some advice/feedback from everyone.
     
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  2. Apr 24, 2019 at 12:03 AM
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    Welcome from Cali... You will absolutely love offroading and getting out meeting other people with 4runners.. There are also endless mods you can do to any 4runner you buy..
    Most the people on this forum are very knowledgeable, so if you ask a question be prepared to get straight forward answers. At the end of the day you will have the last decision on what to buy and do to you're Runner you choose to buy...

    Goodluck
    Jenn
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2019 at 11:09 AM
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    Thanks Jenn, I look forward to it. If you or anyone has a line on a good 2/3 gen runner under 6k please feel free to send them my way! I appreciate the welcome.

    -Brian
     
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  4. Apr 24, 2019 at 3:02 PM
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    You're very welcome, I think I might have seen one posted somewhere in this forum and elsewhere awile ago. But if I do see one available I will forward you the info..
     
  5. Apr 25, 2019 at 12:01 AM
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    Just as an FYI, on June 8 & 9, Adopt-A-Trail members (and myself) from MyJeepRocks (MJR) will be doing some trail maintenance at the narrow shelf road about a mile from the West end gate keeper. From the East entrance on through to Lower Larga Flats, 2N06, there will be no delays but, expect some delays West of 2N06.
    I plan to be there with my TJ & trail trailer to haul rocks from the West end gate keeper area to the work site.

    Edited, to the correct trail #. 2N06
     
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  6. Apr 25, 2019 at 8:32 AM
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    If you're in the market for a 2nd gen beware of the 3.0 V6. They are notorious for blown head gaskets and many owners try to unload them for cheap. 2nd Gens are also the last opportunity to get the legendary 22RE. If you do get the 22RE, make sure it's a stick. They also have a tailgate as opposed to the minivan hatch. If going 3rd gen beware of the 'pink milkshake'(look it up)which is a fairly common problem. The front suspension on them is completely different. 2nd gen being torsion bars(like 1st Gens)and very rugged. 3rd Gen has coilovers and a ton more options. If you can find one with manual hubs and the J-shift transfer case, you've scored! Much stronger than the ADD setup. Good luck!
     
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  7. Apr 25, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    33"KM2s, 4.88s, Spartan Locker, TG rear bumper, AllPro Kickout sliders, 4Crawler 1.5" BJS, OME 2" Dakar springs.
    I know that section well. It's sketchy even for narrow track vehicles like mine. I can't imagine getting a big booty Tundra thru there. I'm sure after this awesome winter we had it's pretty washed out and in need of some maintenance. Good on you and your group for stepping up. :thumbsup:
    Also do you mean 2N06X Lower Larga?
     
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  8. Apr 25, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Yeah it was late after a hard day of being retired an shit. Damn spell check wasn't working.
    I'll edit. And thanks for the heads up Paul.
     
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    Also does anybody know if FJ Cruisers (of SoCal) is still maintaining their trail, 2N06 Lower Larga Flats?
     
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    Idk but if they're not I'd love to have 4Runners. com take over! Sign me up!
     
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  11. Apr 25, 2019 at 7:07 PM
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    I appreciate the advice. I definitely need it!
     
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  12. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:00 AM
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    Well it's been 6 months(6 months!!:eek:)since anyone's been in here. We need a run ppl! Who's down to run White Mtn.? I recently led a group of noobs with the Tundras.com group and it was great watching them freak out! But then gain confidence as they conquered the obstacles. The trail was tough but doable by stock rigs. If anyone wants to go, post up here and if there's enough interest, I'll start a separate thread. C'mon SoCal! Let's wheel!
     
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  13. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:01 AM
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    Lol you've been lost
     
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    I'm down but remember I have an Sr5
     
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    That I have Jennifer. I've had a rough past few months. Had to put my beloved German Shepherd Timber down. Then found out my sister was terminal and she hung on for as long as she could. She's been gone a month now and I'm finally feeling like I can talk without breaking down. So enough about me, I see you're holding it down just fine! :fistbump:
     
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    It's a 4x4? Have you done any trails? I think I remember that you have. If you're not comfortable with White Mtn then we can try something easier. More than anything I just wanted to get out and hit the trail.
     
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  17. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:15 AM
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    Ahhhh that's sucks to hear. I'm sorry for your loss... As I know how it feels to shut down. On the bright side now you have you're sister and ur Shepherd Timber as you're Guardian Angels. Try to remember the good time's you've all had together as that will keep the spirits alive... I hope all the best for you Paul..

    Ive had alot going on' I distract my mind by taking lots of Roadtrips lately with my son and just keeping busy. I've done several things to my 4runner' like a Molle Panel and a New Roof Rack on it's way and some lil touches.. I don't want to feel like a breakdown ever again because I know with some faith all things get better somehow...

    Out on Nature Camping and Trail Riding last week
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  18. Oct 25, 2019 at 12:16 AM
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    :(No but it sure can keep up...
     
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    Thank you for the kind words. All I can say is it gets better with time. I miss them but I know one day we'll be reunited. Where did you camp and trail ride? It looks very familiar...
    Awesome! And if it can't, I've got a tow strap! :thumbsup:
     
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    Where is White Mtn? Im guessing close as I too am near “haunted Turnbull Cyn”

    I was supposed to be on a fairly epic 4 day 3 night Death Valley trip this weekend. Didnt work out for me.

    Ive now been told I need to go out somewhere for at least a day trip.

    Just added s spacer lift and 285s so they need to be tested.
     
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    :kona:
    White Mtn(3N17) is near Big Bear. You're near Turnbull? Nice! We should get together and talk Toyotas. Sorry about your DV trip. White Mtn is tougher than anything you'd face in Death Valley. I ran it in late August with a bunch of noobs in Tundras. Some of whom had never wheeled before. Let's just say it was an eye opening o_O experience! Hopefully some more ppl express interest but if not, no biggie. I'm flexible as far as dates go so post up when you're available. You too @Strandskov ! I'm thinking between 2weeks to a month from now...:notsure: Lmk. IMG_1615.jpgIMG_3095.jpg IMG_3096.jpgIMG_3097.jpgSome pics of our last run.
     
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    I may have run it before, we got to it from the back side of BB off of Highway 18 if it is the one I am thinking of. I had a built jeep on 35s for years and ran a bunch of the "hard" trails, Holcomb Creek, John Bull, Gold Mtn, up and down Dishpan etc.... Not really interested in doing hard core trails any more but I would still love to get out and play a bit. My Trail was super capable in stock form and now with 285s I am sure it can go more places than I care to go anymore. There is a Coffee Bean on Greenleaf that would make for a great meeting spot. I am currently unemployed so I have plenty of time for everything else. Let's get together and plan something out.

    Rich
     
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  23. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:13 AM
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    You probably have. It can be accessed from either side off Coxey Truck Trail(3N14). I too have done all the hard trails in BB... JB, Dishpan, Holcomb Creek, Gold Mtn, Lower Larga. I'm also a little burnt out on crawling and slowly destroying my truck. Not that I won't do them anymore, I still will but I would like to explore Anza and Joshua Tree this winter. Never been out there before. Hopefully some others will express interest. We can meet up at my garage if you like. PM your number and I'll text you my address.
     
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  25. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Well just don't forget about it and I'm in. 1 week advance notice for me if you don't mind. I every now and then take OT on Saturdays...
     
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    You retired Rich already?
     
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    I'll try not too! :D I always give at least 2 weeks notice before my runs. :thumbsup:
     
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  28. Oct 25, 2019 at 8:26 AM
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    Okay sounds good. Quick question' you mentioned you have a shop? Are you good at electrical?
     
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    I just have my garage, no shop. I wish...
    As for electrical... probably my weakest skill. :( I can wire in lights ok but anything beyond that... :annoyed:
     
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    Yea I'm not that great either. I ordered some amber lights and needed some assistance. I was gonna have the guys from Cali Raised help me but they relocated to Texas... Any shops you could recommend where there work is good and wouldn't rip me off?
     
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