rorycarroll
Rory Carroll
rorycarroll
Oct 27
1

I was looking at these pretty seriously until I decided I wanted a pickup bed and went with an old Raptor. And the first thing I did with it was replace the worn K02s with anything other than K02s. Am I the only one out there who doesn’t like K02s?

Oct 27
1

Nice. Very understated yet very capable and far more comfortable than your average 4x4 for far less than a decked out Land Cruiser.

Oct 27
1

Nice set up! Cool wrenching all yourself. I just bought a ‘14 XTerra and need to learn everything that was put on it before I head out to a trail somewhere (from what I can see it’s a simply 1.5" lift but I have no clue what was included in it). Wondering - what are “petite wife’s” thoughts on not having step rails? Read more

Oct 27
2

Long before these were at all cool, I actually had a hand-me-down GX as my first car. Back then I never would’ve pictured myself browsing AutoTempest for them, but 100-series Land Cruisers still aren’t as cheap as I want so here we are

Oct 27
1

I look forward to following your build and adventures. My wife and I are planning on doing the same with our ‘12 SR5 Tacoma 4x4. Already got the winch, falken wildpeaks, and LED interior lights but man it is so nice to just bolt crap on and go instead of tweaking an idle ajdjustment screw on my old project cars. Read more

Oct 27
3

I currently have whatever cheapo ‘highway SUV’ tires Carmax through on my GX before I bought it in August and I was able to tackle whatever wet fire roads and hunting trails my buddy with a TRD Offroad Tacoma was going down. Our choice of obstacles was mostly limited by not wanting to ruin $30k+ daily drivers rather Read more

Oct 27
1

I am doing mine this weekend and it only cost around $200 from amazon for all the parts.

Oct 27
2

The front and rear bumpers will have to go to give it at least some level of approach and Depart angles. 

Oct 27
2

I’ve been very surprised how much I’ve liked my ICON shocks.  I still think they are overdamped for my weight but the rebound control is unreal.  Dig that digressive rebound curve.  

Oct 27
1

Dueling Prados on vacation in New Zealand last year. They were very capable on some terrible “roads” to this lodge. What started as a gravel road, went to dirt road, to dirt path, to pretty much sheep path (with other cars coming from opposite direction requiring someone backing up potentially hundreds of yards.)

Oct 27
2

I really, really like the contrast of the bronze wheels and the white body. Totally transforms the bleah looking stock white vehicle to “whoa, cool looking truck”

Oct 27
3

I love it... I still vote not to stop until you have a winch, rock sliders, and a rear locker... and look forward to progress. Are you documenting this anywhere? Read more

Oct 27
2

Cosmetically, the lift and wheel/tire combo are a fantastic improvement from stock.  Obviously they’ll help with wheeling but in my opinion, they make the vehicle look more like something it should have looking like from the factory.