Hey everyone, been awhile…again…I’m glad to be back to show off something different than what I’m use to. This is my girlfriend’s newly modded 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD-Sport 4×4 overlanding hotness. She’s been wanting to do something on her Tacoma for awhile and with the start of her employment at Gatto’s Tires Service she got some great discounts on some parts.
After much research and putting what her wants and needs are she settled on Rough Country 4 inch lift. We had to comb through hundreds of threads on forums on people’s opinion on them. It’s more of a mixed bag on people’s reaction, it was hard to figure out from people who do off-roading every weekend that needs a better setup to the person that just wants the tougher look of a lifted truck without breaking the bank. This setup from Rough Country works for what she needs.
With that done we looked to wheels and it was pretty easy. She went with Rotiform SIX-OR wheels 17×9 in matte black. We were looking at a set of wheels from Stealth Custom but they only release wheels every 3-4 months and they go out fast! So we’ll pick up a set later down the road but these Rotiform’s are amazing looking on trucks.
For tires she ended up with Toyo Tires Open Country M/T in 33s, such an aggressive look and surprisingly not loud on the road. No rubbing, but if we decide to go 35’s we’ll need to do the cab mount chop, but for right now it looks amazing.
Till this past Sunday when we were cleaning out the garage I saw the roof box and decided to see how it will look on the Taco. The girlfriend was not pleased with my suggestion but I as soon as I was done mounting it to the roof, the clouds parted and a ray of golden sunshine came from the heavens and it looks overlandmazing! Enjoy the pictures everyone and I hope you like the new truck to our growing stable.
Flickr Hi-Res Overland Taco Poser Set
I love seeing this S2000 owned by Matt Hamilton out in person. I’ve seen this S2000 ever since it had just a set of black CCW on a meaty setup back in 2011. I actually I haven’t seen it in almost a year and I was speechless with how it looks now. It sounds so beast with that J’s racing exhaust spewing out all those fumes from the spinning HKS supercharger. So jealous of the parts he put on his S2000, he’s definitely pushed me to get back on modding my own S2000. I actually got 2 big mods coming tomorrow and next week, hopefully I can hang with Matt till I save up some more money…like a milli.
Flickr Hi-Res A Milli S2000 Set
I come from the JDM side of the car scene, I’m use to seeing TE37’s, RG2s, fender flares, and big wings on cars. Just recently migrating to the euro scene it’s rare to see Audi’s, Mercedes, volkswagens with JDM wheels and what have you. What’s funny is that I asked my friend “I wonder how TE37s would look on my A4 Avant.” Oh what an awesome surprise that awaited me in Vegas.
The crew over at Allroad Outfitters answered the question for me. They equipped their vehicles with an array of JDM flavor. First up was this black Audi SQ5, lowered on KW Suspension not on bags like the norm. A set of black TE37s with fat meatty tires all the way around. I couldn’t believe how clean and simple this set up was on a SUV. Then at the corner of my eye, a huge APR spoiler bolted on a flared out S4 shined in the sunlight. A car i’ve only seen on instagram was right before my eyes. 100% custom carbon fiber flares front and rear, allowing those 18×12 ZE40s to wear 335 Toyo Tires all the way around. Yes, 335 tires on all corners, jaw was dropped. Their latest car to the crew I didn’t find till the next day in the Toyo Tires section. There actually talked to one of the guys from Allroad Outfitters, super nice dude, and I’m sad to say that his name escapes my mind at this moment. A brand new Audi S3, fitted with their latest custom made flare set to make this beauty even wider from the factory. A set of blood red TE37RTs with yet again 335 Toyo Tires all the way around. It’s amazing how much room is still left to play with these flares slapped on.
Well I’m converted! I love my audi even more now that it can pull off any look it wants. You can go all VIP Show or full on street race car look. Allroad Outfitters definitely has me looking at my Avant very differently than before.
Flickr Hi-Res Just Add JDM Spice and Mix Set
This one vehicle, surprised the heck out of me when I saw it shining bright from the sunlight outside in the Toyo Tires Booth. I was stumped, I actually didn’t know what it was till I saw the other half of the vehicle. I think I literally said out loud “Holy Shit, it’s a Sunny Truck.” Here in the states we call it a Datsun 1600 (620) when it was offered by Datsun after the Datsun 1200 release in Japan. Dominic, the owner of the Hakotora truck, which is what it’s called in Japan. It’s half skyline and half truck, its the two perfect halves into making an amazing vehicle. Especially how Dominic finished it off with a set of CF flares to cover the poke from the TE37v’s. Later on that day after finding him on Instagram, it comes to find out it has a Silvia heart, with a 400+ hp SR20 power plant. This Sunny truck just got a whole lot coolerer. Enjoy the quick snaps everyone!
Flickr Hi-Res It’s Always Sunny in Philasvegas Set