ARB: Introducing Our First Off Road Icon

By | June 29, 2015

ARB - Off Road IconWe asked you to help us choose four of the most iconic 4WDs from the last four decades as part of our Off Road Icons project. We couldn’t be more pleased to announce the first Off Road Icons vehicle – the Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Series.

The Toyota Land Cruiser 40 Series was Toyota’s best selling vehicle in the 60’s and maintained a healthy 24-year lifespan on the market. More than one million were sold around the world with 121,000 sold in Australia. The reason for its popularity was clear; it was the first four wheel drive designed with the everyday family in mind. Its durability stands the test of time with many seen on the roads today. In a testament to its popularity, in 2006 Toyota developed the FJ Cruiser, a modern interpretation of its old counterpart. Continue reading

Old Man Emu Adjustable Panhards and Trailing Arms

By | October 23, 2014

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. Continue reading

NITRO GEAR – Diff Comparison, 100-series vs. FJ Cruiser

By | May 8, 2014

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… Continue reading

TemboTusk Extreme Duty Fridge & Cargo Straps

By | July 25, 2013

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. Continue reading

New 2014 4Runner Features Rugged Exterior Design To Match Its Authentic Off Road Heritage

By | July 16, 2013
  • 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. Continue reading

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

By | July 10, 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. Continue reading

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