Unlike the previous version, the new site contains plenty of great content to get your Toyota & TRD fill, providing information on the history of TRD, the ability to search for performance parts for your Toyota Truck or SUV, more info on the TRD Pro series, and even a shout out to our favorite Toyota event, the FJ Summit.
We're told that the site will continue to expand under all four sections: Parts & Products, TRD History, Proving Ground, and Garage. The site also has links to social networks, free wallpaper downloads, and informative videos from TRD Engineeers.
So far we've only had a quick look around, but we'll be finding plenty of great info and pointing you to it, so stay tuned!
They've been teasing us for weeks, and today Toyota fiinally announced their new TRD Pro series at the Chicago Auto show.
This all new off-road specific package is availabele on 4Runner, Tundra, and Tacoma trucks, with styling & performance specific for each model. Designed by the experts at TRD, these trucks are sure to please 4x4 enthusiasts everywhere.
After much deliberation and countless discussions among our team, we've made the tough decision to cancel printed subscriptions to TCT Magazine.
As it turns out, printing and mailing are very expensive, and with many people still struggling due to current economic conditions, they just can't justify spending cash on content that we provide for free via electronic delivery.
Since we announced TCT Magazine subscriptions, only about 1.5% of those that looked out our subscription page actually subscribed. At that rate, we wouldn't hit 1,500 subscribers until mid-2015, which isn't fair to those that have already subscribed.
Also, it's not very responsible to purchase thousands of magazines that may never be used. Most major magazines regularly print 1,000+ extra copies as give-aways for events and vendors. In the end many of these copies end up in recycling (hopefully) or in a landfill in the worst cases. In our minds that kind of excess no only wastes money, but is not very environmentally friendly.
We really wanted to do printed subscriptions for those that prefer the feel of paper when enjoying our magazine, but we just can't make it happen right now.
There is good news though!
100% of subscription money will be refunded. Many checks were never cashed & will be returned to the sender, credit card payments that were processed will be refunded (most were not), and paypal payments will be refunded or returned.
Also, everyone that has signed up will receive their Founder sticker, our way of thanking you for your support. If you don't see your sticker in the next few weeks, please send us an e-mail and we'll get one out to you. Remember, founder stickers are only for those that signed up for a printed subscription before we cancelled that option.
You can still help support TCT Magazine in several ways!
If you missed our launch party for the January 2014 issue, don't worry, you can relive the excitement and watch our video, AND jump ahead to the annotations :)
We had a great time chatting about how we got started into off roading & Toyota Cruisers & Trucks, and discussing each article in this issue.
Let us know what you think of this idea, we're hoping to do more Hangouts on Air in the future!
Have you ever thought about writing? Wouldn't it be great to see your thoughts, photos, and coverage of an event in our magazine?
We need your help!
Our TCT Event List currently includes 26 events for 2014, and there’s simply no way we’ll be able to attend them all.
This magazine (like FJC & TM before) is all about serving the reader, and we really want to keep it that way.
The highly modified race truck will run on used cooking oil according to reports, which should make for a flavorful journey!
It just occured that we put together this snazzy new website, and never went over some of the great features. Also, several people have asked about our printed subscriptions vs. the free digital version. We wanted everyone to know that EVERY article from FJC Magazine and most from Tacoma Magazine are available on our site. Going forward, all articles from every issue are available for free in Digital PDF form, and will eventually land on our website as well. It's easy to search for anything related to your Toyota Land Cruiser, Truck, or SUV and find great content through our site.
Four Wheeler is showing off spy shots of a newly designed BF Goodrich All Terrain tire in Baja.
For those not familiar with the legendary rubber, the BFG A/T has been the go-to tire for many years on vehicles meant for mixed-use. Every Special Edition FJ Cruiser ships with the iconic shoes, and many of us ran BFG's for years. The BFG A/T practially invented the all-terrain dual/use category, so any change is sure to be major.
While TCT Magazine is still taking printed subscription orders, I wanted to let everyone know where we stand for the January 2014 issue.
It turns out that printing a magazine isn't cheap or easy, which is why we've published our 2,000 subscriber minimum before we can 'turn on' printed subscriptions. As of today (December 3rd) we're just over 10% of the way to our 2,000 subscriber goal. This means that when the January issue of TCT Magazine is published, we won't be able to order the printed copies (yet).
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