As I’m getting ready for the Appalachian Toyota Roundup, one of the things I go through are my trail spares I bring. Things can break when you least expect them to, and it’s a good idea to bring spares for your own vehicle, even if you don’t know how to replace them, there will always […]Read more "Some thoughts on Trail Spares"
Last November, I was up at Windrock Park, TN with a group of friends from Florida, for some trail time. We trailered EvilFJ up behind my friend Matt’s Tundra, as I knew I was probably going to push harder and run some gnarlier trails than normal. The “Remember, stupid, you have to drive this home” […]Read more "Break all or nothing."
As most of us know, the FJ Cruiser has a pathetic fuel capacity of 19 Gallons. While that’s OK for some, others, like myself, have heavy trucks, full of armor, batteries, fridges, 35″ tires, bumpers and other things that reduce fuel economy dramatically. My fuel light comes on, and will take about 15 gallons to […]Read more "Project X…."
My friend Mark from Metaltech 4×4 made me an offer I couldn’t refuse… fly to Oregon, and drive the Metaltech Lexus 470 down to FJ Summit XI in Ouray Colorado… My bags were packed before I hung up the phone with him! Upon our arrival in Portland Oregon, my 5 year old daughter and copilot […]Read more "FJ Summit XI…in a Lexus"
Some obvious use marks as can be expected on a filter, but not nearly the amount of red dust I had on there last year. As a matter of fact, no traces of red to be seen.Read more "How did the Donaldson Pre-filter perform on the snorkel?"
“We spent the next hour and a half winching the disabled vehicle to the top of the very steep, rocky and off camber trail.”Read more "2017 Lonestar Toyota Jamboree"
“After lots of reading and asking folks who had traveled down this road before, I decided to go with Nitro Gear 4.56. Quite a jump from the 3.73 gears it came with”Read more "Project: Re-Gear"
We borrowed a forklift at my work for a few hours, and I figured I’d take the opportunity to see how the long travel rear behaves, and if there are any binding or rubbing issues. I have a set of Extended 2.5″ Radflo shocks in the rear, with Metaltech Long Travel springs. The springs are […]Read more "Forklift Flex!"