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  1. Let's see your off road rigs! Tell us what mods you've added, craziest off road experience, etc. Here is the 2019 4runner, added some Bilstein shocks, leveled the front, added RCI Sliders, full skids (lower control arm armor, diff armor, full skids down the center, just missing the fuel tank armor). I haven't had any crazy experiences with the 4runner yet, but as you can see, I am over the issue with desert pinstripes!
  2. Here are a few things I Love about my RAM so far. 1. HEMI Power ... it's not a race car by any stretch, but it's nice to have the extra torque and horsepower when you need it! 2. Fuel mileage ... Seriously gets nearly the same fuel mileage as my slow and boring 6 cylinder 4runner! 3. Comfort ... it's like you're sitting in a luxury vehicle, but it's a truck that can actually take you places! 4. Comes ready to go off road ... it's comes with the right tires, armor, and everything you need to go off road! 5. Rear locker ... I know this is going to come in handy when hitting the dirt trails! Here are a few things I LOVE about my 4runner: 1. Incredible traction control system ... I have seen what it can do off road and it's pretty impressive. 2. Rear locker ... I have used it a few times and it's awesome when you need it! 3. Reliability ... No arguing with Toyota reliability. 4. Resale value ... One of the highest resale value vehicles on the market. 5. Crawl Control ... It's like a black magic in the sand! Feel free to add your own, I would love to hear what you love about your current explore vehicles!
  3. What kind of vehicles do people like? Some of my persoion ones that I like: Land rover defender, Mercedes Benz A, E and X class, Ford Ranger Raptor. ^ This ones kinda in my blood xD Ik the ones that was sent to the US wasn't the greatest thing but the ones here are great A CLASS E CLASS X CLASS
  4. Just curious how many miles you guys have on your explore vehicles? RAM: 8,000 4runner: 21,000
  5. Lately I have been considering my recovery strategies as we get out into some pretty remote locations. I don't have a Winch, and am not currently planning on getting one as it would mean I had to replace the bumper on the 4runner, and usually there isn't much to anchor in the desert! I am looking at getting a snatch strap, but it seems most of the straps on Amazon are misleading, they call them recovery straps, but they have no stretch. I did find one with 22% stretch that I am going to grab, but I am wondering what recovery gear do you keep in your vehicle for when things go south? My current list includes: Traction mats 3 small spade shovels Snatch Strap Tow Hitch Shackle Tree saver to be used as a bridle What do you have, or wish you had? Suggestions?
  6. Have you ever been stuck or gotten stranded? Are you willing to share your story? I got stuck one time, and there is a video on YouTube which documents some of the ordeal. I was way out in the middle of nowhere, no cell phone reception, and got high centered in a sandy wash. I tried to dig out the center of the vehicle as it was high centered, but there was a massive ant hill right where the belly of the Armada sat making it much harder to dig out. We tried to use the jack, but due to the angle, it snapped the handle! We shoved sagebrush and other things under the tires, but with an open differential, once one side was good, the other side would just spin instead! I tried to get out for around 3 or 4 hours, but it was no use. I was lacking a shovel and only had a prospecting pick, and didn't have any traction mats. It wasn't too worrying though as I had a PLB and I knew I could get help, but I dreaded pushing that help button as it makes you feel like a failure. I had my two youngest daughters with me at the time, which made it a little more difficult to wait it out, but basically I ran out of light and had to make the dreaded call for help on my PLB. It took a few hours for them to show up, but once they did, we were able to get rescued but we had to leave our only vehicle in the wash! It was tricky getting a rental car the next day and finding someone who would pull us out of the rut. Anyone else every get in a bad situation?
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