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March 22nd, 2007, 09:39 PM
Hey everyone. I'm new to this site, I found it off of IH8MUD.com. I live in Truckee, and would like to learn about some trails in the Reno area. I've got a mostly stock 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser. Here are some pics:
Wheelin with the Battle Born Cruisers guys.

I hope I can go wheeling with you guys some time. My first question is: How do I access Steve's Loop? I've seen pics and it looks pretty fun. Any body want to give me directions?

Air Sierra
March 22nd, 2007, 09:42 PM
Welcome to the site..

March 22nd, 2007, 09:42 PM

christopher corpus
March 22nd, 2007, 09:58 PM
welcome to the board. check out the trails and events section. you'll probsbably wany to go with someone to steves loop in order to find it. keep watching the board, steves loop is a common trail it will come up soon.

Dirty Harry
March 23rd, 2007, 05:17 AM
Nice 80. There are a ton of trails in Northern Nevada you can run comfortably with your Cruiser.

Your sig says "OME and ARB coming soon". Do you mean ARB Air Lockers or Bull Bar? Do you have factory lockers?

Sierra Valley
March 23rd, 2007, 08:42 AM
That first stuck was hold on let me guess.... Boca Resivoir or Processor Resivoir:D or last but not least Stampede... I've pulled people out from all three:D

Welcome to the board

March 23rd, 2007, 09:30 AM
Ha, yep Boca. Had a friend with a winch get me out. That Boca mud is deceptive as hell. I drove into it seeing the pebbles and it just swallowed me up. Thanks, I found the directions to Steves. Luckily I got this cruiser with factory lockers, they've gotten me out of some scary situations. I'm looking to get the Old Man Emu 4-5 inch kit with heavies and when school ends and I get a job, an ARB winch bumper. Look forward to wheelin with you guys.

March 23rd, 2007, 09:41 AM
Welcome to the forum.

Yep there are tons of trails around to explore. Once you get a tad bit more clearance it will open up even more.

Speaking of deceptive, just because you see one or two tracks doesn't mean it's safe to drive on. Nevada has some pretty deceptive places. Along Highway 50 on the playas near Fallon is a good example. So are the playas down south near Death Valley and the Panamints. ;) I had a work truck stuck to the door handles once in the Panamints. Fortunately it was the boss that told me not to go around but go straight through, despite my verbal concerns. :D Took a semi-wrecker with 600' of winch line to get it out. Thank god I didn't have to pay fort it.

Sierra Valley
March 23rd, 2007, 11:54 AM
I have winched a bunch of people out of Boca:gapteeth: I should set up a booth for charging people out there.

March 23rd, 2007, 12:26 PM
Nice 80! I have a '95. keep me posted on your runs, I'd love to tag along :D

Dirty Harry
March 23rd, 2007, 12:29 PM
I'm looking to get the Old Man Emu 4-5 inch kit with heavies and when school ends and I get a job, an ARB winch bumper.

If you sprung for the Metal Tech sliders you obviously aren't cheap. Why not go for the Slee 4" kit instead of the J springs? I like their caster correction a lot better than the OME bushings. Are you planning on running 35s? Are you going to regear?

And one last question. Are you slowly removing the flares one by one on the trail? :D

March 23rd, 2007, 12:38 PM
Hahaha yep I've been wheeling the flares off one by one, I plan on Line-X ing them.The 4-5 inch Heavies are not J-Spring to my knowledge. You can get them in J spring but I doubt I will as I've heard bad things about them. Again, although I bought expensive sliders, my biggest issue is money. The real building will start this summer, as the cash will start flowing again. ACE hardware pays me gooodd. (for a high school student's summer job). I am definitley getting 35s and maybe larger, but I cant decide if I should get the 5.29s or the 4.88s. Oh and BeBe are you on IH8MUD.com?

Dirty Harry
March 23rd, 2007, 12:43 PM
My first job was at Ace Hardware when I was in high school. But I didn't drive an 80 at the time! I'm not sure what you mean by the "heavies" I guess. Do you know which one they are on here?


I had mediums front and rear with a Bull Bar up front. It was about a 2" lift and cleared 33s nicely. I wish I would have gone with heavies in front for a more level stance though. Even with the mediums though the caster correction bushings made the caster only marginal, I would be concerned about using them with a larger lift.

March 23rd, 2007, 01:13 PM

scroll all the way down, to the 2.5 Heavy lift. Since the springs are so much stiffer you can easily gain 4 inches of lift with them plus 35 inch tires.

It is very difficult to support this vehicle these days. In Truckee gas is 3.35/g. I'm thinking of buying a little beater Subaru Justy for around $350 as my daily driver. The crusiers' 9-10mpg drains the accounts very fast.