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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

     

    Written on Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:29 in Latest News Read 64 times
  • 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.

    Written on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:59 in Latest News Read 55 times
  • Rock Therapy 2014 [FRAMED], July 2014
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    White Rim Trail [FRAMED]

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    Written on Wednesday, 27 August 2014 01:00 in July 2014 | Volume 7 | Issue 3 Read 23 times
  • Trail Scout Series from Overland Journal: Utah Canyonlands
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    A couple of weeks ago the Expedition Portal YouTube channel debuted a new series: Trail Scout by Overland Journal

    This video features the Utah Canyonlands and is narrated by the one & only Scott Brady.

    It's content like this that makes us all want to drop everything and head for the back country. We can't wait to see more, hopefully with more Toyota Cruisers & Trucks next time =)

    Written on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 13:56 in Videos Read 78 times
  • Camp Stoves, Part 3
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    Camp Stoves Part 3 Choosing a camp stove the future is bright

    In the first two articles in my ‘Choosing a Camp Stove’ series I discussed the importance of knowing how the types of meals you will be preparing affects the selection of a camping stove.  We learned how stoves are designed for specific styles of outdoor cooking and how flame control and burner size affects the types of meals you can prepare in the field.  We also discussed the most common types of fuels used in modern camping stoves and how they should be factored in when purchasing the stove that is right for you.  Each fuel type comes with advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed when deciding on the stove that is right for you.  In this, our third and final article, I will be taking a step back from all of the technical jargon and will instead be talking about why I am excited about the advancements I am seeing in the camping stove market.

    Written on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 01:00 in July 2014 | Volume 7 | Issue 3 Read 79 times Read more...
  • TVOTW: Expedition Overland X Tour Update: FJ Summit 2014
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    For our video this week, another update from Expedition Overland - We saw the guys out at the FJ Summit & they were able to capture some great footage of the area, as well as the event. There is plenty of great stuff coming from XO in the future!

    Written on Friday, 22 August 2014 01:00 in Videos Read 62 times
  • Lone Star Jamboree 2014
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    Lone Star Jamboree 2014

    Deep in the Pineywoods region of East Texas, the Dallas-based club known as the Toyota Trail Riders holds the annual Lone Star Toyota Jamboree at a large off-road park.  The Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area contains nearly 2,000 acres atop one of the tallest hills in the area. Scenic wooded trails are scattered across all sides of the hilltop, dipping into the connecting valleys. Trail difficulty levels range from easy, which are suitable for stock trucks, to the boulder-strewn playgrounds for crawlers.  

    Written on Thursday, 21 August 2014 01:00 in July 2014 | Volume 7 | Issue 3 Read 140 times Read more...
  • Can a first gen Tacoma winch a big rig? It can if it's in Dallas!
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    Yesterday Toyota of Dallas (Home of TRDParts4U) posted a video of a 2001 Tacoma winching an 18 wheeler out of the mud in a construction zone. From our 4Runner editor Phillip:

    "This is one of my off-road buddies, John Teckley, who is a service technician at Toyota of Dallas. The dealership is next to the major Loop 635 construction (busiest highway in Dallas). A construction truck got stuck in the mud. Teckley pulled it out with his 2001 Tacoma this morning."

    A cool video for sure!

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    Here's a pic of John next to his beloved Taco Phillip recently shot.

    Teckley

    Toyota Tacoma: Anything is possible!

    Written on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 07:13 in Videos Read 116 times
  • White Rim Trail [FRAMED], July 2014
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    Written on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 01:00 in July 2014 | Volume 7 | Issue 3 Read 77 times
  • Trip Report: Mojave Rd

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    Trip Report: Mojave Rd 
    It all started at the local coffee house. Fridays after work a group of Vegas FJ Cruiser owners and offroad enthusiasts got together to talk mods and trails. Being February, it was just nice enough to sit outside as the coffee warmed our hands. But, as winter sometimes does in Las Vegas, the breeze picked up and brought a chill to the air.  We moved our conversation back inside, and the topic changed to where we should explore when the temperatures rose. Almost immediately it was mentioned that the Mojave Road should be at the top of that list. Before we departed we settled on the dates of April 5 and 6, 2014 and started planning; in addition to the normal camping/offroading supplies there are a couple things you will want to bring: some pennies, a ceramic frog and a garden gnome.  You know… for safe travels.

    Written on Thursday, 14 August 2014 00:00 in July 2014 | Volume 7 | Issue 3 Read 168 times Read more...
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