Brady Adventures is here to share our journey as we equip and explore the world around us. Please join us on our overland adventures and the knowledge we gain along the way. We enjoy overland travel, camping, hunting, getting off-grid, and being a prepared capable family. You will get to experience our preparation, decision making, overland vehicle and camping equipment installs and reviews, and most importantly all the interesting and beautiful things we run into along the way.
We added some blue sea marine power stations in the rear and center of the land cruiser. This will keep our cameras, radios, phones, and tablets charged while we are traveling. It will also allow us to hook up lights and other accessories while in camp.
We have have had the frontrunner slimline II roof rack for 6 months and through we would give you a review of what we like about it. We really love the rack and it has been great for our overland trips. The mounting options are limitless and we have made our own DIY mounts. We also discuss wind noise and our alu-cab shadow awn mounting brackets.
Eye nuts we use https://amzn.to/2qrqazh
Black knobs we use https://amzn.to/2JyPaxj
Our 2004 Tacoma trd off-road had an old Toyota bed liner that had to go. We had line-x premium installed by the guys at Old Dominion Line-x and it turned out amazing! Sadie has earned a place of prominence in the family. The projects we are planning for her are growing so expect her to evolve right along Bernard the 100 series. Thanks for checking us out!
First mod for the Project Sadie the 2004 Tacoma TRD Off-Road is a new stereo. We have become pretty dependent on bluetooth in our vehicles for phone and music and this pioneer was the perfect solution for right at $100.
Check out us running out to see if there's a new rig in our future! We have been looking to add another toyota 4x4 to the garage. We looked at everything from 80 series land cruisers, to GX470s, to tacoma pickups. It takes time to find the good ones.
When this 2004 tacoma popped online and we got some good pictures of the frame and under the hood we knew we had to check it out. It had every feature we were looking for, first gen, 5 speed, trd off-road with locker, and super clean with no rust. Welcome Sadie to the offraod Brady Adventures family!
Here is the full walkaround of our 2004 Toyota TRD Off-Road Tacoma Extended Cab 5-speed aka Project Sadie. We have had Sadie for a couple weeks now and she is in great shape. The projects we are planning for her are growing so expect her to evolve right along Bernie the 100 series. Thanks for checking us out!
First we had to pick the best option so in this video you see how and what we picked. The stereo for our Tacoma aka Project Sadie is in!
First mod for the Tacoma trd off-road, we desperately needed blue tooth and usb charging capability so by to the stock stereo and in goes a new pioneer we picked up for $100. It was a super easy install and sounds and works great!
Here are links to the stereo and wiring harness we picked up.
Pioneer FH-S700BS https://amzn.to/2Qv09u9
Toyota wiring harness https://amzn.to/2Rl129I
Panel Tools https://amzn.to/2O3xUWF
Best Blue Sea USB https://amzn.to/2xZcdwO
Good Blue Sea USB https://amzn.to/2RoxuI7
We have had Sadie for a couple weeks now and she is in great shape. The projects we are planning for her are growing so expect her to evolve right along Bernie the 100 series. Thanks for checking us out!
The 100 series is coming along nicely and while it is just the right size for the family today I have a feeling we are going to need more space as the years go on. I really like the idea of taking two rigs on our trips. This means that both my wife and I get to drive. We have the ability and fun of being able to recover each other when necessary and well it would just be cool to have two rigs. I am in no hurry to get the next rig so we have just been causally watching the market.
So what are our current options" 100 series land cruiser:
We love the 100 series but my wife is not a fan of having two 100s. Still an option but at the bottom of the list for now. 80 Series land cruiser:
Definitely on the list. I would love to have an 80. I have looked at a few but unless I find something in pristine rust free condition I will not bite. These are getting harder and harder to find so I think it's a long shot. 200 series land cruiser:
These are very high on the list. I feel like the 200 is a little too big but the big thing here is price. I like to get a deal and still have cash to build the rig. These need to come down a bit before I'll pull the trigger.
4rd Gen 4runner
The V8 has the same drive train as the 100 so I like that but I am not a fan of the styling. This one is pretty high on the list but we will see.
5th gen 4runner
Just like the 200 these are very high on the list. Big thing here is price. I like to get a deal and still have cash to build the rig. These need to come down a bit before I'll pull the trigger.
2nd gen Tacoma or newer
I just bought a gen 1 tacoma to be my daily driver and ocasional day trip trail runner. I love this little truck. I could see us getting a newer tacoma for an overland rig since they are bigger and could be built out a little better. Last but no least is the Lexus GX470:
This was number one on the list until now. I love how they look built. Same drive train as the 100. Not too big and very nice interior. But in the end there was one concern, ... the giant back door. I have seen and experienced how these can be a pain in the ass and also love our tailgate. planbenterprise dropped me another great comment on his experience with his GX and well in a moment the GX went from fist to last.
Check out the comments and thanks again to planbenterprises for the great info!