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Auto Parts Reviews

Choosing The Right Vehicle

  The topic of which vehicle do I buy for an overlanding vehicle has been popping up regularly in a few Facebook groups I follow and the answers always seem to be something like, “I’ve got XYZ and it is the best for overlanding, you should get one just like me.” Thing is, the commenter’s needs and … Continue reading »

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Built Not Bought – Response to Dirt Road Trip

My buddy over on Dirt Road Trip climbed up on his soap box, (because he wanted to be heard, not because he is short) and proclaimed that the “Built Not Bought” slogan proudly asserted by those who turn their own wrenches is a load of crap. I guess I agree on some level, but take issue with some … Continue reading »

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Traveling Incognito / Overlander Style

Traveling Incognito Overlander Style The trend in the 4×4 world these days seems to bolt on as much stuff to the outside of the truck, jeep or SUV to give it that “overlander” look. Roof top tents, extra fuel tanks and traction aids mounted on the rear bumper with the spare tire are just a … Continue reading »

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The Tacoma Gets A New Old Man Emu Suspension

Old Man Emu Suspension Installed on the 2013 Toyota Tacoma –UPDATE- At the advise of Wheeler’s Off Road I went with the 2887 front coil springs even though the charts from ARB listed the 2886 for my application. Lets just say that ARB was right and we removed the lighter rated springs for the correct … Continue reading »

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Tacoma Trailer Plug Relocation

    There are no immediate plans to replace the stock rear bumper on the Tacoma. The stock one is fine for how we use the truck. However, the location of the trailer plug is just asking to be ripped off and damaged. So, I moved it.  This simple modification cost $0.00 and took about 45 … Continue reading »

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The Tacoma Gets BudBuilt Skid Plates

The Next Step in the 2013 Toyota Tacoma Build – BudBuilt Skid Plates I just don’t feel comfortable going out unprotected.  So to protect myself and my Tacoma, I installed some protection in the form of a set of BudBuilt skid plates.

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Reverse Lights for the Tacoma

Installing a Pair of Reverse Lights Are you old enough to remember those big round smile faced lights we used to line up across our chrome roll bars ? I remember. Even then I didn’t really buy into the need to add all those lights to my truck. Unless you are racing across the desert at … Continue reading »

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ARB Front Bumper and Warn Winch Installed

And let the fun begin. Our 2013 Toyota Tacoma has begun the transformation with the first major improvements. The ARB bumper and Warn M-8000 winch have been installed and put to use.

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5 Items Every Driver Should Have in Their Vehicle

This past weekend, I had the unfortunate experience to see several car accidents and witness a biker lose control and flip his bike as he hit a guardrail. He will live. I was able to administer aid until the paramedics arrived.

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Installing a Leer Cap on the New Tacoma

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