Saturday, February 2, 2019

We got some more Falken Tires :-) for both out Tacos!

Sadie aka China White and Little Red both get some new Falken tires! Sadie the Tacoma TRD Off-Road daily driver got wildpeak AT3W all-terrains and Little Red got some aggressive MT01 mud-terrains since she is headed for a life in the mountains and mud. We love these tires and now have them on all our trucks!

Here's a link to the lug nuts we got on amazon.

Welcome Little Red to the Family!

Welcome Little Red the 97 Tacoma Regular Cab 4x4 She's headed to the cabin to live a life in the mountains can't wait to share her Adventures!

Check out our Alu-Cab Shadow Awning!

Picking an Overland Awning
Picking an awning for our 100 series land cruiser was one of the hardest choices we made. There were many options between ARB, Rhino-Rack Batwing, and the Alu-Cab Shadow Awn the price range goes from $300 to $1500. Going with the top end seemed an excessive decision but the ease of use pushed is to the top of the stack. We heard stories of people barely using the awning because of setup times and inability to move the vehicle. Not a problem with the shadow awn.

Shadow Awn Installation Part 1
In part one of the install of our Alu-Cab Shadow we mount the Awn awning brackets to our frontrunner slimline II roof rack. Things didn't go quite as planned but still an easy awning install. We got our awning and brackets from ask for Chuck and let them know we sent you. He has a 100 series with this awning and was super helpful!

Shadow Awn Installation Part 2
This is part 2 of our Alu-Cab Shadow Awn Awning Installation on our 100 Series Land Cruiser Overland Rig. In this video we install the canvas case, install the mounting brackets, attach it to our frontrunner slimline 2 rack, and install the tensioning strap. We love this awning and it has been our best mod so far!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Overland Power/Charging Stations - Blue Sea Marine 12v - 100 Series Land Cruiser Overland Build

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.

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Frontrunner Slimeline II 6 Month Review - Project Bernard the 100 Series Land Cruiser

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 Black knobs we use

Project Sadie Gets Some Line-x Premium! - 2004 Tacoma TRD Off-Road

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!

2004 Tacoma TRD Off-Road Stereo Unboxing and Install - Project Sadie

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.

The stereo for our Tacoma aka Project Sadie is in! Let's unbox it! We are going to install this blue tooth pioneer stereo and a blue sea usb outlet in out 1st gen TRD off-road this weekend.

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 Toyota wiring harness Panel Tools Best Blue Sea USB Good Blue Sea USB