It all started at the local coffee house. Fridays after work a group of Vegas FJ Cruiser owners and offroad enthusiasts got together to talk mods and trails. Being February, it was just nice enough to sit outside as the coffee warmed our hands. But, as winter sometimes does in Las Vegas, the breeze picked up and brought a chill to the air. We moved our conversation back inside, and the topic changed to where we should explore when the temperatures rose. Almost immediately it was mentioned that the Mojave Road should be at the top of that list. Before we departed we settled on the dates of April 5 and 6, 2014 and started planning; in addition to the normal camping/offroading supplies there are a couple things you will want to bring: some pennies, a ceramic frog and a garden gnome. You know… for safe travels.
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.
We recently got our hands on a Piranha Dual Battery System for the Toyota Tacoma courtesy of Outback Proven. Outback Proven offers a wide range of Piranha dual battery kits designed to fit various Toyota Trucks and Cruisers. The kit comes with an electroplated battery tray, 140 amp isolator (Piranha DBE140S), battery monitor (Piranha DBM4), cable kit, six blade fuse box and mount, and steering pump hoses that are used in rerouting the plumbing. Battery sold separately.
A very “Happy Anniversary” for Toyota Racing Development (TRD)! This year TRD is celebrating 35 years in the US market, and the official Racing Division of Toyota USA has been a crucial part of the company’s success, not only with their motorsports racing victories, but with their performance and accessory parts for both on and off-road. Over the years TRD has earned the reputation of being one of the leading developers of motorsport-derived retail performance accessories with offerings such as wheels, exhausts, suspension parts, brakes, superchargers, body kits, and more for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion cars, trucks and SUV’s.
In the quiet hills of Arizona’s Coconino National Forest world travelers, adventurists, entrepreneurs, and renowned experts gather at Mormon Lake for the world’s largest overland event, Overland Expo West. Started in 2009 with an attendance of just 900 people, the expo has had to change venues in previous years to accommodate the demanding growth. In fact, because of the demand, there will now be two shows per year. The second show will be held in Asheville, NC on October, 3-5 of this year.
Summer is in full swing, and we're getting ready to head to Ouray for FJ Summit #8!
But before we do, how about the July issue of Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine?
This issue is one of our best yet, with coverage of more events than ever before! You'll find a pic Phillip took at the Lone Star Jamboree on the cover, and inside we have stories from Overland Expo, Texas Lone Star Jamboree, Rock Therapy, Cruise Moab, and several trip reports. We have plenty more in this issue too:
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