We sat down with the Pelfreys (well on the phone) to bring you a little interview and introduction of Pelfreybilt.
So what was the trigger? Within the first week they had already started modifying their truck. They started with the sound system: subs, amps, 100sqft of Dynamat, a JL Audio Clean-Sweep into the factory head unit, and JL Audio satellites. They wanted an incredible sound system with the illusion of being factory stock. Then they tinted the windows and installed a Kenwood 2 Meter Race Radio with a Cobra CB. After that, they tried a couple of different suspensions, making alterations as they kept adding gear. They picked their favorite set up including a shock relocation kit and 2” bump stops. Then they moved on to re-gearing to 4.56’s and a front air locker.
With Tyler having a talent for fabrication, accompanied with years of off-roading experience, he began building armor, starting with a set of Rock Sliders. Then the couple found Tacoma World where they met some locals and quickly realized there was a large market for the products they were making for their own truck. They then designed and fabricated IFS, Mid, and Transfer Case Skids. Then it was time for a Front Plate Bumper that integrated the 20” LED Light Bar and a hidden mount for a winch. Even though you would think that this would be enough to do some serious wheeling, the bug had sunk its teeth in deep. The couple kept designing and fabricating. They fabricated a Rear Light Bar, a Bed Rack, a High-Lift Mount, a Shovel and Axe Mount, a High-Clearance Rear Bumper, and a Roof Rack.
I asked, what sets your company apart from some of the others out there offering similar products and they gave a pretty good response.
“We believe in quality over quantity, accuracy over speed, and satisfaction over sales. We are passionate about making a product that each of our customers will be stoked to use and more importantly ABUSE and then recommend to others.”
Within their first year of being in business they are able to offer a wide selection of products:
- Plate Front Bumpers for 2005 – 2011 and 2012+
- Plate Rear Bumpers – High Clearance or Non-wrap around
- Pre Runner Front Bumper 2005+
- Hybrid Front Bumpers 2005-2011 & 2012+
- Skid Plates
- Rock Sliders
- Bed Racks
- High Lift Mounts
- Shovel and Axe Mount
- Roof Rack
- Rear Shock/Bump Stop Relocate Kit
It’s kind of funny but I asked about what their dream rig was and they responded back that they were building it . . .
We want to know what the direction of Pelfreybilt was for the next year. They are looking to expand their product line even further and press out to other platforms as well.
Pelfreybilt started from a pure desire. They simply wanted to take their Tacoma, that could already go anywhere and do just about anything, to incorporating a little “Pelfreybilt Style” and making it a “Clean, Mean, Off-Roading Machine”! I find it very interesting that a Tacoma truck can change your life, “If You Let It”!
Everything that I have seen, their work looks very clean and well “Bilt”! I want to hear from our readers! If you know their products I want to hear from you! What do you think?
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