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'wheeling your daily?

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by SouthernGorilla, Aug 11, 2019.

  1. SouthernGorilla

    SouthernGorilla Senior Member

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    I bought my 1500 for a variety of reasons, which did not include it being 4x4. But now that I own a 4x4 I feel obligated to get it dirty. It does see dirt five days a week, but I suspect many folks would say the parking lot at work doesn't count. The problem is that it is my daily commuter. I can't afford to start breaking things by hardcore 'wheeling it. I'm sure others take their dailies to the trails and I'm just curious how they manage.

    Also, how often are you required to go offroad in order for your rig to not be branded a "pavement princess"? :jester:
     
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    ramportin1 Sickest member here

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    Lol, who cares what anyone thinks or says, its your truck. My truck sees trails very very often due to getting me to riding spots, but I also go slow and try my best to avoid obvious harsh situations. You'll definitely start breaking stuff by hard core wheeling, but if you go slow and smart the truck can get you through pretty much anything without a sweat

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    Same here, we try to get out and in mountains of Washington as much as possible on the weekends.

    I did upgrade tires after badly cutting one of the stock SR-As. Other than that my truck is bone stock. I do have the “anti-spin” rear axle which is very helpful.

    I scraped the front air dam a few times and have buffed out my share of wilderness pin stripes.

    I would love to trade up to a 5th gen Rebel with air suspension, easier to level a trailer and tip toe over some of the rougher roads near Wenatchee

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  4. SouthernGorilla

    SouthernGorilla Senior Member

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    In my part of Texas lifted 4x4s are the equivalent of minivans in other parts of the world. For my own ego, I have to separate myself from that crowd.
     
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    Lots of good questions in this opening thread.
    I can’t answer them in order but,
    Only off road as ya can afford to fix it.
    Be prepared for a break down.
    There’s no required time off road to keep it from being called a payment princess.
    I show my truck when I can and get it muddy also. The drawback of dirt n mud on a Mall Crawler is the intense amount of time it takes to clean it back up.
    Example: I hate getting scratches on my $60K truck
    So I avoid trails that are heavily wooded. That might really damage the body paint/dents.
    I would prefer mild/moderate rock crawling or overland trail riding. I love camping in the nowhere zone.



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    Long time no hear from ya


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    Been busy on the new project, my rams got enough of my money for now lol

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    Explain better


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    Mine came with plenty of pinstripes and I'd have to agree. I'm more interested in seeing places not everyone gets to see than I am in proving how tough my truck is. For me, the 4x4 is more an emergency tool than a play toy. I once read some advice to that effect, never use 4x4 to get somewhere, only to get back if needed. So I'm thinking mainly fire roads and mild trails.
     
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    Exactly that. Texas has lots of trails to use and not using the 4x4 to get there bs
    Now granted I think your saying on the pavement. Could be wrong though


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