Illinois Toyota Dealer Taps Baja Champion to Create Race-Inspired FJ Cruiser

Fort’s Toyota Plans Special Edition FJ Developed by Joe Bacal – Prototype to Debut at 2012 SEMA Show

PEKIN, Illinois, July 17, 2012 – Like its famous ancestors, Toyota‘s FJ Cruiser has legions of fans. Conspicuous among them is Mike Fort, an Illinois Toyota dealer who specializes in FJs and related accessories. Now Fort has commissioned Lexus off-road racer Joe Bacal to create a race-inspired FJ Cruiser to sell exclusively at Fort’s Toyota dealership near Peoria. The prototype will make its debut at the SEMA Show later this year. Continue reading

Land Cruiser Heritage Museum – Grand Opening

heritage museumTooele County, Utah (May 20) — This Saturday, June 23, Miller Motorsports Park is proud to host the Grand Opening of the new Land Cruiser Heritage Museum. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:00 a.m. as part of the annual Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series and CruiserFest events. Continue reading

Master Pull SBO30000

Master Pull, the leader in synthetic ropes and off road recovery gear, has released a snatch block that is finally up to par with the synthetic winch lines they produce.

Made specifically for use with synthetic rope only, the SBO30000 snatch block is rated to 30,000 lbs breaking strength, yet weighs only 3.7 lbs, making it stronger and lighter than any comparable snatch block. This not only lightens the load of gear in your vehicle, but makes rigging a recovery easier as well. Continue reading

New Eezi-Awn Bat Awning

Salt Lake City, UT May 29, 2012.  New for the summer of 2012, Eezi-Awn introduces the Bat Awning.  An innovative design awning can be deployed by one person in less than a minute, creating 270 degrees of free standing coverage around your vehicle from a 4″ x 6″ x 86”PVC case.  When deployed, the awning stretches 80″ to the side, 84″ from the corner, and 80″ to the back of the vehicle.  The Bat Awning features a full aluminum frame construction with waterproof rip stop canvas panels, integrated height adjustable legs, and left side or right side applications.  A perfect solution for camping, sporting events or family outings.  Available in the United States through Equipt Expedition Outfitters. Continue reading

Nitro Gear & Axle Chromoly Full Float Rear Axle Shafts for Toyota Land Cruiser & Custom Applications! Now available!

Toyota Trucks & Land Cruisers are well known for their strength & reliability all over the world.  Out of the box they feature some pretty great drivetrain, but they do have their limits.   The factory 30 spline full-floater axle shafts are not built to withstand the added stress of larger tires and heavy offroad use. Nitro Gear & Axle has addressed this by offering a range of Heavy Duty Chromoly Rear Full Float Axles.  The only Full Float rearends offered by Toyota in the US were in Dually Pickups, and FZJ80 Land Cruiser, however Full float axles were much more popular worldwide in all models of Landcruisers and are commonly used as an upgrade for US models and otherwise. Continue reading

100 Series Land Cruiser Shocks from Radflo Suspension Technology

Fountain Valley, CA – March 2012: Radflo Suspension Technology is proud to announce the release of our 100 Series Land Cruiser shocks for both lifted applications and for use with aftermarket upper control arms. Whether your 100 series has lift  springs from 3” all the way up to 7” we now offer a performance shock for it. We also have extended travel shocks to be used  with aftermarket upper control arms. All of these shocks are available in 2.0” or 2.5” diameters and a remote reservoir option.  We don’t believe that you should be limited to standard off-the-shelf shock absorbers just because you drive a Land Cruiser.  Therefore, we developed our line of OE replacement shocks to satisfy your specific performance needs. Continue reading