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May 21, 2020

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Little Red Tacoma is Sitting on 35s

We installed a set of 35x12.5" BFG Mud Terrains on 17x8" OMF Bead-locked Alcoa wheels. They clear on full compression AND lock-to-lock steering. An in-depth tech article is scheduled to publish with Off-Road.Com within the next few months. We'll include downloadable templates that we used to provide clearance at the firewall and inner fenders.

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May 21, 2020

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TLT Made it Down to Baja for the San Felipe 250

We had an incredible time traveling through Mexico. After attending the San Felipe 250, we drove 70-80 miles of the Baja 500 course to make our way over to the Pacific coast. Look for an article to be published in Off-Road Magazine, detailing our 1,500-mile road trip.

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May 21, 2020

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HD2500 coming right along

Troy Johnson Fabrication has recently finished the rollcage and the rear suspension. The stock interior is being reinstalled right now and we're making plans to start on the front-end next. We can't wait until this thing is done so we can feature Johnson's 4130 TIG-welded masterpiece in Four Wheeler magazine.

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May 21, 2020

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We finally got a chance to get over to Hollister Hills for a shake-down run in our recently completed '89 3.4L conversion long-travel 4Runner...

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May 21, 2020

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Truggy Project Progress Update

Got to work on the truggy project. Began by stripping off any interior parts that were worth salvaging and then broke out the Sawzall and chopped of every last bit of the body except the floor pan and firewall.

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May 21, 2020

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Atlas II Transfer-Case for the LT Tacoma

We drove down to Paso Robles, CA yesterday to personally pick up our custom Atlas II 5.0:1 transfer-case from Advanced Adapters. To say this thing is massive is an understatement. This case is much stronger than will ever need it to be which is just how we like it, one less part to worry about breaking on the trail...

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May 21, 2020

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5:1 Atlas is Going into the Long-Travel Tacoma

We received a 23-spline input shaft adapter from Advance Adapters today. Atlas transfer-cases can now be adapted to ANY 95.5-04 Tacoma (4cyl. or V6 & manual or automatic transmission). We're going to install the transfer-case and hopefully we'll have some pictures posted within the next few weeks.

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