If you've ever had any doubt that Toyota tests their rigs before putting them on the market, watch this video.
A few months back our friends from Toyota / TRD took 3 prototype TRD Pro Trucks to baja for 'testing' and evaluation. This is how it went down.
PRO TIP: Play your favorite jam & mute the sound in this video. Also, don't watch in full screen if you're prone to motion sickness :)
We'll see more TRD Pro Trucks next week at The SEMA Show #livefromSEMA #bajastormtroopers
The automotive world is a buzz with just one week to go before the SEMA show starts next Tuesday, and Toyota Motor Sales USA is ramping up as well.
Today they revealed their lineup of performance enhnanced trucks that will fill the Toyota Booth in Last Vegas next week, including three specially built BAJA 1000 Chase Trucks.
We're so excited to present the most packed issue of Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine yet! We have over 30 articles covering everything from the FJ Summit to 12V Fridge Accessories. We have new contributors, great photos, articles, and thoughts from our amazing editors, and a few new surprises!
We're happy to welcome Daniel Markofsky as our new Land Cruiser Editor, and Adam Durazo as our Digital Editor. You've already seen Adam's work right here on the site, and Daniel is already gracing our pages with some amazing photography. Jonathan Harris is now our Editor in Chief, and the lovely Angie Williams is now Associate Publisher. TCT Magazine is on the move and gearing up for SEMA Show, but before we go, checkout what's inside the October 2014 issue:
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Nearly 70 trucks were in attendance this year (including Tacomas, 4Runners, FJ Cruisers, a couple Lexus GX450 and even a Jeep), showing off their rigs and new modifications to their friends of new and old. This was a great opportunity for the sponsors to see first-hand, their products on a variety of customer vehicles. At the same time, it was a great opportunity for the attendees to meet and hang out with their favorite sponsors and thank them first hand for their hard work.
A couple of weeks ago the Expedition Portal YouTube channel debuted a new series: Trail Scout by Overland Journal
This video features the Utah Canyonlands and is narrated by the one & only Scott Brady.
It's content like this that makes us all want to drop everything and head for the back country. We can't wait to see more, hopefully with more Toyota Cruisers & Trucks next time =)
Deep in the Pineywoods region of East Texas, the Dallas-based club known as the Toyota Trail Riders holds the annual Lone Star Toyota Jamboree at a large off-road park. The Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area contains nearly 2,000 acres atop one of the tallest hills in the area. Scenic wooded trails are scattered across all sides of the hilltop, dipping into the connecting valleys. Trail difficulty levels range from easy, which are suitable for stock trucks, to the boulder-strewn playgrounds for crawlers.
Equipped with their 3rd generation 4Runners, Chris Wenan, Tyler Carvell, and Nate Hufnagel ventured onto popular off-road trails in Moab alongside friends with other types of trucks.
Spring Break was in March, but it was January when the foundation for our wheeling trip to Moab, UT was planned. Moab is the mecca for off-road enthusiasts, and we were ready for it. Eight weeks later, our mud tires hummed over Highway 128 along the Colorado River, with views of the quintessential red rock canyon walls on either side.
On July 2, 2012, I installed my new rear bumper by CBI Offroad Fab with swing-out tire carrier onto my 2007 4Runner. For the next 2 years, the bumper has been through numerous off-road adventures, ranging from overlanding to rock crawling. Not only is the bumper highly functional, but—based on the multitude of compliments I have received—it also adds aesthetic value to the truck's stance. Despite being functional and pretty, there's still the outstanding question of functional durability.