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meredithmeredith Posts: 578
edited March 2014 in Toyota
This topic is a continuation of Topic 2030....

Toyota TACOMA vs Ford RANGER - VII. Please
continue these discussions here.

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  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    Your pictures pale in comparison to these:

    BTW I post the good and the bad of either vehicle. These pictures happen to be from the Toyota Tacoma off-road club of Colorado.

    So you think pictures of vehicles going over 2-3 foot rocks is "bad a$$"?

    Look above, one miss step and you roll down a cliff 500 of so feet, vehicle damage almost certain. One miss step in the area that you showed, you get winched out, at Moab, you may not survive.

    That is 4 Wheeeling in the West.
  • hindsitehindsite Posts: 590
    Nice nature pics of a trail, but where is your truck on that country road?

    Try this pic

    Maybe you may not like that loose dirt under your truck. Pavement is more suitable if that is the case.

    Here is a Ranger rock crawling
  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    My my, do not know the difference between an F150 and a Ranger. . .

    Well 5 Rangers and a Bronco left for the trail one day. . .

    and one, mine, found a bit of mud to play. . .
  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    Now in true off-roading, ARTICULATION is the name of the game. . .

    And if you did'nt like that one, perhaps rear wheel up 16 inches, the place is the same. . .

    (pssst, dont try with a Tacoma, the toy might break)

    Now you said before, my pics were a joke. . .
    Same place, closer up, with a stuck Suburban, who's tires did smoke. . .

    (pssst, note the white 87 Ranger about to pass the stuck Suburban)

    Now that pic you showed of the Black Toy was nice...

    But the ground in that shot seemed firm, not loose like this area which was slick as fresh ice. . .

    (pssst, the white 87 Ranger is now past the stuck Suburban. Also the loose dirt/rocks in the foreground was the easy way up, the part in the far, where the Suburban and Ranger is is a bit steeper and looser ground)

    Now you have seen a taste of Rangers in the Rockies, the Adirondecks they are not...

    At 11,007 feet, thin on O2, yes, east coast mountains, NOT by a long shot. . .

    But sometimes when play is done, and you rest your 4X4 beast. . .

    You just take in the eye candy of beautiful mountains, clean and dry air and dream of next weeks repeat.
  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    Well, never was real good at being a poet. . .

    I tried to keep the camera level to give a better impression of the steepness of that area. Going to splurge and get an inclinometer to tell the angle up/down and sideslip. They are only about 20 bucks.
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    Nice pics. I especially enjoyed the pictures of the Rangers on powder-dry dirt hopping up on dips the size of parking lotd speed bumps.

    Everyone knows the Suburban is a terrible offroader, so no surprise here that it got stuck.

    Those are some nice NAtional Forest roads Cspounser.

    But do you REALLY think that climb would be tough for a TRD with a locker and that suspension? na-uh.

    By the way.....where were the modern rangers i n that pick? All I saw was pre-92 , aftermarket added-on Rangers, which were far superior for offroading compared to the current design.

    And so Cspounser went,
    up the hills, through the trees, all day long
    but when he looked under his tires, he remembered it was a maintained forest road he was on.........


    Please try to remember that the Adirondack mountains out east receive MUCH more rain, creating many more muddy and slick offroading opportunities.

    Your dried up section of Colorado is very nice for trail riding.

    I especially enjoyed that shot of your low-rider Ranger going through 1 inch of water........
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    No offense, but that pic Hindsite showed is rougher than anything you have offered up so far. Look at the ground clearance you would need to ride up that hill that the Tacoma is going up.....

  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224

    Like I said, these mountains are much more wet and slick with some interesting rocks. This picture easily tops anything you have shown Cspounser.
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    Dang these are sharp trucks. Too bad Toyota is ruining them for 2001.
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    NOw HERE is a WATER HOLE....and its out east too Cspounser.....

  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224

    Everyone compare this pic to Cspounser's

    "puddle pick" a few posts back!!!!
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224

    What was that I was saying about tough terrain Cspousner? So far, all these pics from the "wimpy" Appalachians are MUCH tougher than what you have shown from the South Central rockies.
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224

    NO wonder you never seem to see them..........
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    All the Ranger's play in the easy, high and dry sunshine..while the Tacomas get DOWN AND DIRTY I THE SLOP.......
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224

    Now anyone who thinks Cspounsers Sunday driver-daisy chain drive along is rougher than this, please raise your hand......

    Seriously. Cspounser rips the mountains out east, yet they offer just as tough conditions. And CERTAINLY, these pics prove that. At least they PROVE that Cspounser's "ofroading" pics are nothing, nothing at all, especially when compared with a Tacoma.
  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224

    defect investigations
    consumer reports

  • spoogspoog Posts: 1,224
    Now you see what 4wheeler and PEtersons rave about. NOw you see what a REAL offroad package gets you.

    A great offroad suspension, a sweet locker, and that great, great Toyota quality.

    Darn, these are nice trucks. Thats why you pay a premium. You are getting a fine tuned, meticulously built MACHINE.
  • mviglianco1mviglianco1 Posts: 283
    I usually iscroll past spoog's posting tirades but those pics where pretty impressive.
  • cpousnrcpousnr Posts: 1,611
    The were not of Spoogs truck, matter of fact was from this guys home page that spoog happended to find:

    By, that was tough getting that Tacoma up on that granite rocks, was'nt it?

    Spoog, I have already posted pictures of Rangers in So. NJ, muddy water over the bumper, Rangers with front wheels hanging over JawsI on Blanca Peak road, and quite frankly, the articulation of the Rangers I was with last sunday puts anything you just posted to shame.

    Still, very nice pictures, but some quite frankly did not look that tough.

    But more importaintly, YOU were not in any of the pictures that you posted, and rocky firm ground at an elevation of less than 1000 feet is quite a bit different and easier than very loose dirt and rocks, 30-40 degree slopes at 11,000 feet when the altitude robs you of half your horse power.

    But again, nice pics just the same, just not
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