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    Hey guys,
    I have a Tundra Crew Max and love it. I like the Sequoia but wanted to know how worthy it is offroad.
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    the 4 runner does great off road and of course the Land Cruiser is the best. but where does the Sequoia stand?

    Also how much do the 07's run? Base w/ 4x4 (donno if there is a TRD option)
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    Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TUNDRA786 View Post
    the 4 runner does great off road and of course the Land Cruiser is the best. but where does the Sequoia stand?

    Also how much do the 07's run? Base w/ 4x4 (donno if there is a TRD option)
    Not sure too many are buying a sequoia to take off road.
    There were a few in here who posted photos and video but I am too lazy to search for them.
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    I used to have an FJ Cruiser Special Edition that I would take off roading. I needed more space so I upgraded to the Sequoia Limited with all of the same 4X4 features the FJ had including lock diff. I bought some BFG AT 265/70/17's and the Sequoia so far has been able to do everything that the FJ did while off roading. I took my Sequoia on a stretch of off roading for about one mile. It was a brutal drive and it took almost an hour to get thru but we made it without getting stuck at all. If you really wanted to do some serious off roading you could lift the Sequoia and get some rock sliders. I have heard of Sequoia owners on the Rubicon trail after making these mods.
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    I Originally wanted the FJ Cruiser. but i cant have an FJ Cruiser and my Tundra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TUNDRA786 View Post
    I Originally wanted the FJ Cruiser. but i cant have an FJ Cruiser and my Tundra.
    I really considered the 07 Tundra in lieu of the Sequoia but having a family, dog and needed more interior space I went with the Sequoia. I'm trying to convince my wife to get the Tundra so I can have the best of both worlds but she won't get it.

    Did you buy the BFG AT aftermarket or did they come with it? Do you have any pix of your ride?

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    I just took my Sequoia on a big road trip through TN, NC, and NY. I have several pictures and videos of it off road, but they don't do it full justice. I will post them when I get a chance.

    I took the Sequoia through mud, a 40 degree hill, and even some rocks, and it handled them all well. I was going to take it through a trail at Tellico OHV, but jagged boulders and such looked too iffy for the underside.

    The Sequoia's ATRAC system gives it, IMO, the best off road ability in its class - essentially LSD on both axles with a locking feature in the middle diff. Combined with the best ground clearance in its class, it is pretty good, and underrated as most people who buy full size SUVs don't venture off road.

    I would imagine the Sequoia is just as good as the new Tundra off road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TUNDRA786 View Post
    the 4 runner does great off road and of course the Land Cruiser is the best. but where does the Sequoia stand?

    Also how much do the 07's run? Base w/ 4x4 (donno if there is a TRD option)
    I bought a used 06 limited with all options included GPS from a dealer for $37k. A limited 4X4 with DVD and GPS were hard to find in my area. I think the 07's with all of the same options might cost around $43k to $45k.

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    Can't get the videos to upload just yet... again pictures don't really do it justice of the hill it climbed, but the Sequoia really is quite good for its class. Climbing up the hill, I had one or two tires spinning at almost any given moment and ATRACs got me up it just fine. If I go offroading again any time soon I will be sure to try to get better pics.
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    I put them on a few days after i got the truck. i sold my old ones through Craigs list. The tires were expensive but IMO they look a LOT better and i know the traction offroad is going to be much much much better then the Crappy BFG Rugged Trails the truck comes with. I dont know why Toyota would offer a TRD with a rugged trails!

    I love the new tires and my ride is about the same. The new tires are slightly bigger then the stock tires.
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    The Sequoia has gone offroad with no problems, anywhere I have taken it. I would recommend rock sliders if you plan on 'wheeling it much. The stock steps don't handle damage well, they're not that strong and limit you on tight,rocky turns and narrow rock "V's". If not sliders, then at least take the steps off before off-roading in rocky areas. It feels a bit unstable at times because the rig is so heavy, but I've never had any tipping issues. I was pleasantly surprised at how well the rig handles terrain, especially because I've never ran it with the tires aired down (stock tires). Although now I have the BFG A/T's on it and will try to get out a few times this fall/winter/spring and air 'em down and see how it handles it.

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    Oh, and I bought my Sequoia as a 4x4 for the purpose of taking it off road. I don't live in an area with snow or heavy rain or mud, so the 4x4 feature is just for fun.

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    I've taken mine up & down some steep wet grass muddy slopes. I've also pulled a boulder the size of a gas grill 40 feet UP a muddy hill. The key is locking the center diff and putting the trans in low.

    Sand is good too, just keep it slow. I did not deflate the tires.

    Gone sideways on a 35-deg slippery slope, scary, but all 4 wheels remained planted.

    Planning on pulling some stumps with it, just as soon as I get to cutting down the oaks. That may be tuff if I cant get traction.

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    i've pulled a 16" in diameter cabige palm tree out with no problems, great is sandy areas, love my 4x4 option with diff lock
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