Stock rear panhard versus OME Heavy Duty Adjustable PanhardI’ve been an Old Man Emu suspension fan for years, and have run their standard OME heavy coils and shocks on my FZJ80 for over 100,000 miles. However, the desire for bigger tires and a bit more clearance led me to their J-coil setup and L-series NitroCharger shocks…and with that, the need to adjust my rear pinion angle and re-center the front and rear axles.

Old Man Emu recently added Adjustable Front (PAN3050) and Rear (PANR008) Panhard rods, Heavy Duty Upper Adjustable Trailing Arms (UTA3036) and Heavy Duty Lower Trailing Arms (LTA3043) to their product line. 4140 Alloy steel. Powdercoat finish. Premium bushings. Since their other products have served me well, let’s put these to the test. Read More→

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Nitro Gear - 100 vs FJC (2)Ever wondered? These photos should demonstrate expectations of how well an 8” rearend should hold up, whether stock or re-geared. The vehicles are relatively similarly sized and weight when outfitted.  The FJ Cruiser actually has MORE Horsepower than the Landcruiser does, yet….

(Same applies to: 03-09 4Runner,  05+ Hilux, 05+ Tacoma WITH E-locker, Prado 120)

At least the 2010+ FJ Cruiser, 4runner and Prado 150 have been upgraded by Toyota…

Nitro Gear - 100 vs FJC

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TemboTuskBuffalo Straps are made from heavy duty one inch polyester webbing with a breaking strength of 3900 pounds and attached to a 900 pound test metal cam buckle. The straps are constructed with built-in loops designed to attach to almost any anchor point or roll bar and each strap has a 39” reach.

Buffalo Straps are an extreme duty off-road refrigerator, cooler and cargo tie-down system. Read More→

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Categories : Press Release
  • Added Interior Refinement; Two- or three-row versatility
  • Body-On-Frame Off-Road Performance
  • Advanced audio and connectivity features

2014 Toyota 4Runner

For nearly three decades, the Toyota4Runner mid-size SUV has been a stalwart for off-roading enthusiasts seeking a SUV with rugged, go-anywhere capability. Currently In its fifth-generation, 4Runner continues as one of the few fully capable mid-size SUVs, and the redesigned 2014 4Runner receives a rugged new exterior design, and interior refinements that add comfort and convenience without sacrificing its hallmark performance capability and excellent value. Read More→

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Marlin helps the FZJ80 C-R-A-W-L

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Test fittingAs we all know, SLOWER is always better when it comes to control…and manhandling a big vehicle like the 80-series makes that even more important. Differential gears have always been common cure, and those are still a better option for big-tire correction…but what about that low-speed trail control? Marlin Crawler has finally addressed that with their affordable Land Cruiser Crawler Gears. Read More→

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I tested the Bubba rope today, I’ll have to admit I’m pretty impressed!

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Nitro Xtreme Diff covers for Semi Float Landcruiser! Now in stock!

As many of you know the factory stamped diff cover on the Toyota Landcruiser 9.5″ semi-float rear end is little to be desired. They are thin, rust easily and don’t adequately protect your expensive diff parts from damage. Since these are sort of the oddballs, none of the common sources make a diff cover for them. Read More→