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."
For a while I had been thinking about the future of EvilFJ. It’s been a great vehicle, and she’s been dead nuts reliable, and has taken me everywhere I’ve wanted her to take me, but I was starting to ask “What’s next?” Two options came to mind, either front Total Chaos long travel, or a […]Read more "And then…Longtravel! (Part 1)"
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"
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!"
“Metaltech addressed the two biggest complaints about the Red Eye I with this one: The rear exposed frame and the rear-door link.
The Red Eye II is now a 1 piece bumper, leaving no frame rails exposed. While some like that exposed frame look, most don’t….”