The New Tacoma
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
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
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
Last minute travel plans changed. Instead of spending a quiet weekend camping in the woods alone, I changed course and headed north to Ohio and Powerline Park to watch the rock bouncers compete. If you have spent any time on YouTube checking out off-roading videos, I’m pretty sure you have seen some of the crazy’s at … Continue reading
The intentions were good. The results not so much. While on a recent bear and deer hunt in Western Maryland, I went out to glass for bear in an old clear cut and take a few photos of an old abandoned cemetery, when the trail bit the Tacoma.
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
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.
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
Toyota Tacoma Build One Year Later One year has passed since I let go of the old Tacoma and purchased the slightly used 2013 Toyota Tacoma access cab Sport as the next adventure vehicle. Man, I had big dreams to transform it into an off roading adventure beast shortly after the purchase. Well, like it … Continue reading
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.