As seen on the web series Expedition Overland during their Central America tour, Bushwacker has just announced availablility of their Pocket Style Fender Flares for 2014–2016 Toyota 4Runner.
The flares (which are not compatible with Limited models) provide 1.5-inches of tire coverage front and rear, which makes them perfect for wider tires. We've always enjoyed the rugged look fender flares add to Toyota Trucks, and these fit the bill perfectly.
Read more on the Bushwacker site.
In Episode 31 of their Epic Drives series, the Motor Trend Channel took a 2016 Tacoma TRD Off-Road package through five of Utah's National Parks. During the journey host Arthur St. Antoine hung out with world-class mountain bikers, got soaked in a jet boat on the Colorado River, and of course took in epic vistas we all know & love throughout Utah. This video even includes a little off-road driving ;)
Suppliers and manufacturers of vehicle bolt-on LED lights have sprung up faster than Texas blue bonnets in the spring. The task of identifying solid brands that rival higher priced brands in performance and quality can be daunting. Furthermore, adding multiple lights means adding rocker switches, which means looking for dashboard real estate for cutting slots if the few spares Toyota provided in the truck are already occupied. In this review, we’ll examine a quality LED brand and a switch solution using a space-saving LCD screen.
Working with ARB on this new product, LabRak has developed a solid alternative to the factory fog lights that come with the ARB bumpers. Using laser cut steel and a powdercoated finish, these inserts are made to look factory and provide a durable upgrade to your ARB bumper. Their design is made to work with most flush mount LED lights offered on the market and utilize a proprietary dual color LED marker light that comes standard. LabRak offers a set of LED pods as an option to complete the set all in one purchase.
Walking into an outdoor store in search of a new sleeping bag can be overwhelming, even if you’re a seasoned camper. Between quilts, blankets, mummy bags, rectangular bags, and more, it can be tough to figure out what’s best. Whether you’re planning on driving to the trailhead and carrying everything with you, pulling into a campground, or curling up in the back of your truck for a good night’s sleep under the stars, ask yourself these questions to help you choose the right sleeping bag for you.
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Here is the short list for what you need to spend 39 days adventuring through Baja California:
One of the first things I did after getting my FJ back in 2012 was to install a pair of PIAA lights on my bumper. I of course wanted to test them out, so a friend and I planned for a night run up to our local mountain peak. It’s an easy trail ride to the top. On the way back it was pitch black and the PIAAs. We came to an unbeknownst blind corner and almost went over the edge if it weren’t for a row of shrubs.
When people discuss Oklahoma, they mention things like Big 12 Football, tornadoes, flyover state, Route 66, flat, and maybe even sing a few lines of Okie from Muskogee. The red dirt state isn’t exactly known for being an off-road expedition destination.
Houston Harvey embarked on an unusual journey for swapping the engine in his 1986 4Runner. Instead of a 22RE, he pursued another Toyota engine: the 4.0 Liter V8, which was utilized in various 1990’s era Lexus vehicles, as well as the LeMans MR2.
It is hard to say how many times I have seen the movie, "Dante's Peak" in the 18 years since its release. While a bit on the cheesy side, the one thing that keeps me going back is the modified Suburban equipped with what I have come to refer to as, the Lava Snorkel. Watching Pierce Brosnan fumble around to get the rig into 4-wheel-drive while already floating down the river is hilarious. He finally engages it, and the big red Sub emerges from the river unscathed and running like a champ because, "it’s okay... this rig has a snorkel".
Most would say Arizona is just a hot desert. You’ve been to the Grand Canyon and saw the big hole in the ground, but have you been to southern Arizona and witnessed the grandeur of the wide open ranges around the Patagonia Mountains and the San Rafael Valley? I got that chance when I was made aware of an Arizona FJ event called the AZFJ Monsoon Border Run. They run it every few years. It’s an all day adventure starting in Tuscon and stretching south to the Arizo-na/Mexico border and back up to Sierra Vista for dinner then completing a huge loop back to Tucson.
The lengthy distance from the Sydney on the East coast of Australia to Mungo National Park was nothing less than a big commitment. The Landcruiser GX towing the Conqueror UEV440 Camper Trailer was more than capable of tackling the variable conditions that Australian roads are well known for.
We had a long day of driving as we made our way to Ouray, CO. We had spent 3 days at the Grand Canyon South Rim and one night near Monument Valley. Our mini-convoy of three FJs from S. California rounded that final corner off the 550 highway into Ouray and I was excited. We had finally arrived at another FJ Summit, my 4th. We parked the FJs and walked into the vendor area, caught many familiar faces and exchanged greetings. Attendees were lining up for dinner at FJ Summit headquarters, Twin Peaks Lodge while others were browsing vendor booths. You could sense everyone was ready to hit some trails and make memories with new and old friends.
As I pen this, we’ve just returned from our 2015 Fall Colors tour, a family tradition since we’re so blessed to live such a gorgeous state. The TCT Explorer Tundra just flipped 15,000 miles. It’s been quite a journey for our family and our this amazing truck since the first 2,000 miles (Apirl 2015).
Our mod list for this rig is nearly complete. The only two items left are the backordered Budbuilt Full skid plates, and the Transfer Flow 46 gallon replacement fuel tank, which his sitting in my garage. Like I said, we’ve been busy.
Our Land Cruiser Editor Daniel was once again part of the Canguro Team for Baja Mil this weekend. His full article is coming soon, but here are a few shots he managed to get online for us. What a great event!
Another video from SEMA Show 2015. We captured the entire SEMA Cruise in timelapse, which is good since the event lasted over 4 hours.
SEMA Show is known for outrageous, over the top builds. We'll never understand what makes a ridiculous looking truck that serves know real function desirable, but different strokes for different folks I guess.
Friday is upon us #LIVEatSEMA so we thought we should share a few of the more interesting builds we've found. Although there are plenty of amazing Toyota Trucks at the show, these are noteworthy in their own way....
Toyota Trucks, new gear, award winning accessories...the #tctcrew finished Friday up with some great finds. Here are a few favorites:
A quick video of some of the booths we visited Thursday including: Toytec Lifts, COMEUP Winch, Warrior Products, and the new trailer from Smittybilt.