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This afternoon the TCT Crew was out in full force! We have more coverage from the Toyota Press Conference and their featured vehicles including Toytec Lifts, Expedition Overland, ARB, and N-FAB.

Plenty more to come this week so stay tuned to http://tctmagazine.net/sema

Toytec Lifts 4Runner & Expedition Overland Tacoma featured in the Toyota Outdoor Display

Toytec Lifts 4Runner & Expedition Overland Tacoma featured in the Toyota Outdoor Display

SEMA 2014 is Officially Underway. The team has already logged several miles and hundreds of photos!

One of our favorites from the show is, of course, the FJ-UTE from Redline Land Cruisers, in the Radflo Booth

 

 

 

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We're In Vegas! SEMA Show 2014 starts...NOW!!

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What a great start to SEMA 2014!!

The team is all here in Las Vegas for SEMA 2014!
We were able to attend the LTAA Media Preview today and learned a little about some new products perfect for your Toyota Cruiser, Truck or SUV

The Las Vegas Convention Center is ready for the show!

TRD Pro SEMA Lineup from Toyota

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.

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From the Field: Overland Expo East

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Overland expo east

We're in Asheville, NC this weekend for the first Overland Expo East, and it's been a great event so far!

The camera roll sits at just over 500 photos so far so here are just a few shots we got today. Read the entire article in the November Year In Review issue. 

If you live in the Gulf States Toyota region (or are willing to travel there), there's a new option for your Toyota Truck needs: the Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Edition.

Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Shops Special Edition

The truck is available in silver, 4x4, CrewMax SR5 configuration only, but includes several interesting upgrades:

  • 20” Milled-Matte Black Wheels and All Terrain Upgrade
  • Custom Bass Pro Shops Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Bass Pro Shops Off-Road Bed Decals
  • 5” Oval Black Step Tubes
  • Spray-On Bedliner
  • Pocketed Fender Flares
  • Stainless Steel Exhaust Tip

Toyota Tundra Bass Pro Edition

While none of these upgrades will provide much extra capability on the dirt, they do create an interesting 'one of a kind' look for the 2015 Tundra. We're also not too sure about carpetd floor mats, since most fisherman we know tend to track a little mud, muck, and water into the truck. Luckily the Bass Pro Shops decals add at least +10BHP, so that's a plus.

2015 Bass Pro Toyota Tundra

Customers purchasing or leasing this truck will also receive a 'lifestyle package' from Bass Pro Shops worth about $1,000. A choice of fishing, hunting, camping, or marine packages will be available at launch.

2015 Bass Pro Off-Road Toyota Tundra

The truck will be available at an MSRP of $43,975 exclusively at delers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas beginning next month (October 2014).

Press Release

BPS Tundra Website

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Toyota Announces 2015 TRD Pro Tundra Pricing

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2015 TRD Pro Tundra Pricing

Today Toyota announced pricing for the 2015 TRD Pro Tundra trucks.

The trucks will begin arriving at dealerships late next month, and include several noteworthy upgrades:

  • TRD Bilstein front & rear remote reservoir shocks ($900)
  • TRD-tuned front springs providing 2" of lift ($300)
  • De-tuned rear springs for better ride on rough terrain ($300)
  • “TOYOTA” front grille ($200)
  • TRD badging & special design changes ($800)
  • All-black 18-inch TRD alloy wheels with Michelin Off-Road tires designed exclusively for Tundra ($1500)
  • TRD front skid plate ($180)
  • We estimate a cost of about $4180 to replicate the modifications included on this truck from the factory.

2015 TRD Pro Tundra Truck Prices

Depending on which model you order, the pricing for the TRD Pro version of the 2015 Tundra ranges from $41,285 (Double Cab with a 5.7-liter V8 & 6 speed auto) to $43,900 (CrewMax V8 & 6 speed auto).

On the Double Cab model, this is about $6295 more than a similarly equipped SR5 wth the TRD Off Road Package, and Toyota doesn't specificy which base model the TRD Pro is most similar to. For the DC the TRD Pro option seems a little steep.

For the Crew Max, however, the TRD Pro model comes in about $2975 more than a similar SR5 with the TRD Off Road Package, so it's a much better value.

2015 TRD Pro Tundra Toyota Truck

Like the 4Runner & Tacoma TRD Pro models, the Tundra TRD Pro will fit those looking for a ready-to-go truck with light modifications and a factory warranty. If you're planning to heavily modify your truck, in many cases it's still better to go with a base model and choose individual modifications. Still, at just under $44k for a Crew Max TRD Pro, it may be a great platform for a large exploration rig.

SOURCE: Toyota.com

 

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FJ-UTE 4 Door FJ-40 Land Cruiser Sneak Peek

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Yesterday we snuck in to Red Line Land Cruisers to catch a glimpse of the in-production FJ-UTE 4 Door FJ-40 Land Cruiser.

Four door FJ-40 Land Cruiser from Redline Land Cruisers in Colorado Springs

What did we find? A full aluminum body sitting atop a freshly cleaned 80 Series Land Cruiser frame. Justin & the guys at Red Line are already test fitting seats and lights to finalize model 0001 of the FJU, which will be on display in the Radlfo booth at SEMA 2014.

4 door FJ-40 Land Cruiser 80 series frame colorado springs

FJ-40 Land Cruiser with 4 doors on an 80 series frame

While no one knows exactly how the finished truck will look, feel, and most importantly handle..we're very excited to see this project get started.

4 door FJ-40 Land Cruiser 7 passenger seating

Subscribe FREE to TCT Magazine to be the first to see more of the FJ-UTE from Red Line Land Cruisers.

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2016 Tacoma 'Mule' Spied in the desert

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Test Mule Towing

AutoBlog.com has posted a gallery of photos showing a 2016 Tacoma test 'mule' performing towing tests. This vehicle is most likely testing an updated powertrain, so from a design standpoint it looks like a current model Toyota Tacoma. This truck sports a 6speed Manual transmission, but AutoBlog reports a 6-speed Auto will be available when the truck ships in late 2016. While we're all still wondering what the new Taco will look like, it's great to see testing of an updated drivetrain.

2016 Toyota Tacoma redesign

More info will be coming soon, so stay tuned to Toyota Cruisers & Trucks Magazine!

2016 Toyota Tacoma updated drivetrain

SOURCE: AutoBlog.com

Overland Expo East at Taylor Ranch

Calling all East Coast Enthusiasts! (Or anyone that would love to visit Asheville, NC this fall)

Today Weekend & Day Passes for Overland Expo EAST went on sale. The first ever OX east of the Mississippi will happen October 3-5 at Taylor Ranch just outside Asheville, and promises to be another great event. If you've ever wanted to see what this overland stuff is all about, this is a great opportunity. For this event the Overland Expo team is adding a kids adventure area and a bushcraft skills area in addition to the 100+ vendors and very popular Camel Trophy Overland Skills area.

Weekend Passes provide access Friday-Sunday and are available for $55/person or $95/family. One day passes are available for Sunday only for $10/person or $15/family. Camping for the weekend is a separate fee of $35, which covers all 3 days.

To learn more or sign up, visit the Overland Expo East website.

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