Tacoma's first time offroad. Taken during Moab Easter Jeep Safari 2009. I
am amazed at how well the All-Pro leafs worked. Super soft and flexy. Went
up every obstacle easily. I even got some driving in myself! Wish I got
more footage of it, but we havn't been wheeling in so long that I just HAD
to ride! Didn't get any video on Metal Masher. Shortly after I took the
pics, we got pounded by rain. You can see the awesome clouds in the
Toyota hill climb lockers vs open diff
My 89 4runner with small tires, bone stock vs a bone stock new toyota
pickup, locker engaged in rear end at maclean creek outside calgary AB. I
know I could have took it a bit easier, but i like driving those old trucks
hard, If you treat them nice, they'll just break down on you!
Jay's Tacoma Offroad Carnage
Over the rocky hill , and thru the creek, to a broken axle shaft I go. Got
it fixed quickly and hit the trails again.
BigMike (3RZ-FE) vs. CJ (22R-TE Turbo)
This is me racing my coworker CJ at the ditch route in the upper canyon of
Sledge Hammer in Johnson Valley, California, at the 2008 Tin Benders
Jamboree. My white/blue truck is a 1981 with a 1995 T100 4cyl 3RZ-FE 2.7
liter normally aspirated engine. CJ's red 1986 has a stock 22R-TE turbo engine built by Marlin Czajkowski of Marlin
Crawler, all stock running stock Boost.
This is a pretty steep climb. CJ has the smoother road and also had a
downhill start, where as I offered to run on the rougher road with out a
I had a bunch of stuff in the back of my truck whereas CJ did not. CJ had a
smoother lane plus he was on the inside of the corner!
We are not certain of our vehicle weights. I believe my truck is around
To CJ's defense, he does have larger tires and 4.88 gearing vs. my 5.29
gearing, but this was an advantage for CJ because he was able to pull 2nd
gear longer than me..
..but come on, I'VE GOT NO Boost AND
I STILL BEAT HIM! WHOOO HOOOOO! Love the 3RZ!!
You can read about my 3RZ-FE conversion here: