A 2001 Double Cab Taco.  Nice truck.  Some might ask Ryan why he traded his more capable YJ for this fairly tame truck… but the same person would likely ask why we are still driving AE86.  Aesthetics and feel are very important.  But more than that, the Taco is way more fun daily, and even has room for the whole family and gear.  Plus, it’s a Toyota… although that may not mean to some, what it used to.

If you ask Ryan, future plans are pretty limited, but he’s a competitive guy and won’t be happy taking bypasses… on any trail.

Specifications of the Machine

Ryan's Taco FOOTWORK

  • AllPro Uniball UCA
  • AllPro Bilstein Fr. Coilovers
  • AllPro 3″ Rear Springs


  • Toyota E-locker


  • Custom Front Bumper
  • Custom Rear Bumper
  • Trailgear Sliders
  • Inchworm E-locker Gaurd
  • Budbuilt Front Skid/Belly Pan


  • Warn 8274
  • 150′ Synthetic Line
  • Cobra 75WXST CB w/K40


  • 33×10.5 15 BFG MT KM2
  • 265/76 16 Bridgestone Revo AT

Have I kept you up to date?  Ryan isn’t wheeling a YJ anymore… he bought this sweet VZN170.  Maybe not as capable as his YJ, but a lot nicer, and family accommodating.  Currently fitted with some custom bumpers and other armor, WARN 8270, rear locker, a small lift and a few other tidbits.

Not a Car

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