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LeMay LeMay

Made it to the LeMay Museum in Tacoma yesterday. There was a good mix of cars from all eras. Lots of cool prewar metal. A few race cars and the normal mix of muscle cars. They also had a cherry 80s Chrysler minivan. All around, I’d say it is worth catching if you are in the area. The building is cool in itself as…

Get Outta Town... (Photo Heavy) Get Outta Town... (Photo Heavy)

After work Friday I ran home and gathered and loaded all the stuff while she did food prep. We drove out to one of our favorite areas and got camp set up shortly before the sun went down.

Paging Zoidberg Paging Zoidberg

Zoidberg to the front desk.

LeMay America's Car Museum - SUPERCARS, CLASSICS, AND MORE LeMay America's Car Museum - SUPERCARS, CLASSICS, AND MORE

Located next to the good ol’ Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, WA resides the hood scoop esque building sitting at 4 (or 5) stories full of nothing but amazing wheeled machines. With 10 acres of land donated by the city, Harold LeMay owned the world’s largest private car collection. No seriously, over 2000 vehicles and…

Interesting info on that TRD pro snorkel. Interesting info on that TRD pro snorkel.

So there is a new TRD pro Tacoma coming and the “big news” apparently is the snorkel.

Snownuts in NC Snownuts in NC

Got about 10” today in NC and had a good time playing. Did two full miles of donuts in the parking lot. It was a good way to test out the handling of the truck since I haven’t had it out in the snow yet. Between the Discoverers and 4HI it was unstoppable.

Oppo Truck Advice

I filmed this Video a few weeks ago of my truck. It burns something(gas/oil?) on startup. This only happens on cold starts, and I think is more pronounced when it’s cold outside. Doesn’t appear to happen during normal driving. Oil level doesn’t appear to be decreasing, so I think it may be running rich.

Hunting Native American Ruins - Part 2

In this episode we nearly crease a brand new Tacoma doublecab long bed on a rock, shred some Subaru tires and drop a little kid off a cliff. What could go wrong!

Hunting Native American Ruins - Part 1

Not that we wont finish part 2 of our Overland Expo trip, but in this video we get back to what we really love to do, explore.

Helped my Papaw sell his Tacoma today. Helped my Papaw sell his Tacoma today.

We were asking $3,500 and we got $3,000 out of it. Papaw was willing to come down on the price because the brake, ABS, and check engine lights are on. All minor fixes (sensors need replacing) but his mechanic quoted $400.00 to fix them all. The A/C compressor squeaks occasionally, too.

Grandpa’s new Tacoma. Grandpa’s new Tacoma.

2014 with 22,000 miles. It has the Toyota Entune Bluetooth stereo, air conditioning, an automatic transmission, and a tilt steering wheel. That’s about it as far as options. He got a good deal on it, though. It books for almost 16k and he paid right at 15. The Taco tax is real, folks.

Uwharrie Off Road Trip Report Uwharrie Off Road Trip Report

Some of you may have seen my recent purchase, a 2011 Tacoma. Last week, for Labor Day, I headed up to Uwharrie National Forest to test out my new toy.

T/X Pro - Now with undercoat T/X Pro - Now with undercoat

Frame is back to looking shiny and new. The truck was from near Chicago and had a bit of surface rust. Now that’s it’s down south, I figured it would be smart to get it POR-15ed. Now it looks shiny and new, and hopefully won’t suffer any more Toyota frame rust problems. Next up is tires and a 45k full service. The…

OPPO - tell me about tacomas

Oppo - I am looking at buying a 2011 Tacoma T/X Pro access cab. Is there anything I need to look out for or any reason to stay away?

The only thing rarer than common sense... The only thing rarer than common sense...

... is probably a RWD Tacoma with the 3.4L, extended cab, and NOT a PreRunner.

I appreciate the effort I appreciate the effort

But the two-tone with 2nd-gen SR5 wheels on this 1st-gen Taco just doesn’t work.

Head to Head: 3rd Gen 4runner Vs. R50 Pathfinder Head to Head: 3rd Gen 4runner Vs. R50 Pathfinder

After owning 3 relatively boring sedans, I decided to take a chance and pick up my first off-road capable vehicle. I fired up Craigslist, searched for a week or so, and picked up a 2002 4runner with 180k miles on it for about $4k.

Things with Retro Thing Packages Things with Retro Thing Packages

Stopped by a place that sells things, and I saw a thing:

The Tacoma and the 4Runner - A Tale of 2 Trucks The Tacoma and the 4Runner - A Tale of 2 Trucks

So this comes up a lot, people think that the 4Runner and Tacoma are related - I’m here to set the record straight: The Tacoma and 4Runner are not and never have been the same truck.

Oh, SUVs aren't fun to drive? Oh, SUVs aren't fun to drive?

Got a little snow here so i got to test the new tires a bit. It was like an inch or two, so it was an absolute tank. Basically drove it like I was in a cold rain and didn’t slip the tires (Unintentionally) once. Also I only shifted into 4hi just to make sure it was still working.

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