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I have noticed more and more people interested in learning 4x4ing and taking stock vehicles out on runs. Alot of you who want to start out seem to worry about joining up with people who are heading out on hardcore runs with heavily modified rigs. I understand this as my 4Runner is stock and my daily driver and most everyone I meet or go with is running a lifted locked jumbo tired trail killer
. I have no problem with running with the big guys but I do feel the stress of keeping up with them and so does my vehicle.

What I am getting to is this if anyone is interested in a basic simple offroad run (that would bore the hell out of non stock vehicles) I am up for it. I know of a few places for day trips and would share them if anyone is interested. I am talking about simple runs that involve FSR up to scenic viewpoints. Runs that involve cross ditches and small rock crawls.

I know the fun of getting somewhere I thought I could not. This applies to all types of vehicles the difference is the terrain conquerd. I know solid axle is king IFS sucks, I know lockers and boggers are mandatory and I know that gear/torque/horsepower need to be maxed but is the fun any different? I think not, we all get a kick out of what we drive and what it can do.

Stockers unite!


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no kidding... just had a post up but no replies... ne suggestions... I have a full-size but don't worry, I drive slow like a grandpa... (have kid)
 

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I am heading to Hope on Fri the 29th (stat)to explore Ross lake area. Interested?

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tarzan,

Thanks for giving me this link in my other post. I am interested in your idea, but I can't make it out on the Friday. If you have any other trips planned in the future on a Monday or Saturday, just let me know...I would be extremely interested
 

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You guys could also try the road up STave...stay on the main road past the flats, theres a gravel pit to play in right after the flats. There is also a bit of a hard spot near the top of the road...a buddy took a stock s10 thru but it is a bit of a challenge for stockers. Also try the other side of Stave(Sylvester Rd.). There are many side roads(snow permitting) to explore and some wild viewpoints. Mud's fun but it isn't everything.

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Yes Sylvester was one of the areas I had in mind. I ran a trail there to an awsome viewpoint and it was lots of fun, no hard stuff but just challenging enough and open area so no pinstriping.

I also should clarify that stockers are not always beginners and vice versa, I think you know what I mean.

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I have a stocker, but not really a beginner. If you are planning any day trips and want another truck to come along, E-Mail me.

The name is Joel.

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