I will be putting on Bushwacker flares next and trimming them a little less than what I currently have done. When at full flex/tuck I have some extra space that I wanted to fill in — so I had Pelfreybilt build my rear hi-clearance bumper to my new trim lines (about 1" less will be trimmed off the rear). If you haven't worked with them yet, they are pretty amazing to deal with with. I placed my order a little over 8 weeks ago and they verified my new trim lines with me probably 3 times before making the cuts to make sure it was going to be exactly what I needed.
I also added one of these sweet RoadShowers this past weekend. When I first ran across it I figured it would be a great way to have water since I haven't added the tanks to my trailer yet and for only $299 I figured it was worth a shot. Well the verdict is in and I freaking love it! Pressurized with a small bike pump and holds 4.5 gallons. Heats up to about 115 degrees also.
Cool shot of the lights on (during the day lol).
I have been wanting an Rigid Amber light bar for a while for those dusty conditions when the white is just too bright but finding a place to mount it and keeping the clean recessed look I go for again lead me right to Pelfreybilt with their integration of a light bar mount in the bumper.
The smaller fog light holes also keep the overall look extremely sleek. I added the Rigid Industries DOT/SAE fog lights to them and holy shit they are amazing!
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On the drive from CA to AZ.
Whenever I see an old building that I might be able to walk through and explore I always take the next exit and prolong my trip. If it has a spot to grab a couple photos that is of course a plus
A lot has happened since I was on last... Sorry for the absence!
Here are some updated photos from the trip I am currently on.
Not exactly much of an adventure as it is a road trip and work unfortunately.
I'm trying to get in a little exploring in between the work.
The truck is all geared up though. I finally attached my accessory mounts on the rack. Awning, Hi-Lift and Axe.
I am hoping to get out of the Expo a little early on Sunday and start making my way back to Utah hitting some dirt roads and some small fishing holes. Make the trip home more of an adventure even though I'm anxious to get home to the family.
If you're in the market for a small boat though seriously check out FLYCRAFT, they are a small company based in Utah and this boat is incredible. Tons of videos of it in use on their site. www.flycraftusa.com
I guess I can post a few more photos of the FlyCraft at Utah Lake, about 10 minutes from my house. Great place to feel like you're away from it all, even if its only for an evening or afternoon — just have to make sure to cake on the bug spray!
This boat is seriously amazing. I was against an inflatable at first but this things is as durable as can be. My dog goes in it with.
If you're in the market for a new watercraft these are absolutely worth checking out! www.flycraftusa.com
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With the family at some no name mountain lake we found while camping.
Very excited to be apart of this tight knit community of enthusiasts and so happy meeting so many of you at the 2014 SoCal Mountain Rendezvous.
Starting off with a brand new truck I wasn't sure how far I would take this but as you watch this build progress you will see I didn't cut any corners.
I am absolutely an outdoorsman so building this Tacoma with the now popular "Overland Style" was right in line with my lifestyle and goals for the truck that gets me there.
Just to clarify, I didn't build this for rock crawling, jumping or purposely beating up, although it is fully capable for when those times do arise... This is the rig that helps me explore our country, get into areas others can not and is also my daily driver.
Most recent photo as of Aug 9, 2015
I keep going back and forth on a full wrap with some subtle graphics or camo... The urge to do this usually comes after a weekend of trails and I come home to find the sides riddled with new scratches — some too deep to buff out unfortunately. Stay tuned for more on this...
IN THE BEGINNING:
I couldn't keep it completely stock for too long (I managed to wait 2 months) so I immediately put on a 3" Pro-Comp Level Kit with 285/70/17 Toyo Tires Open Country AT2's on 17x8 Method Race Wheels Standards.
Shortly after that things started getting a little more serious...
...and how she sits right now.
* trying to figure out ways to get better fuel economy...
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THE MAKING OF MY TACOMA I have added links to each so you can easily find out more information.