Articles by: Jason Lancaster

Springs 101 – Leaf, Coil, and Torsion Springs Explained

Springs 101 – Leaf, Coil, and Torsion Springs Explained

If you don’t know much about vehicle suspensions, that’s OK. Most people never crawl under their truck to figure out the exact purpose of every piece of suspension. Even if you’re brave enough to get underneath with a flashlight, a lot of the components are hard to identify and/or understand. […]

by November 27, 2013 2 comments Accessories & Gear
Wheel Spacers For Wider Tires – Pros and Cons

Wheel Spacers For Wider Tires – Pros and Cons

Wheel spacers, like the set below from Low Range Off-Road, have a somewhat dubious reputation in the off-road community. Some people argue that wheel spacers are not built for off-road use, while others say that they have used spacers off-road for years without any trouble. The thing is, both points […]

by September 5, 2013 7 comments Accessories & Gear, Tires
There is an ongoing debate about using Bias-Ply tires for offroading. Here is our take.

Are Bias Ply Tires The Best Off-Road Option?

In the 1960’s, the idea of a radial tire was a foreign concept. Foreign as in, literally, foreign. French, to be exact. Yet by the mid-70’s, nearly every new car had radial tires. The story of the switch to radial tires is intriguing to be sure, but so is this: […]

by August 30, 2013 0 comments Accessories & Gear, Tires
Toyota Tacoma Tire Sizes and Specs - 1995-2013

Original Tacoma Tire Sizes – From 1995 to 2014

Thinking about new tires? Wondering what sizes are available that will fit your Tacoma? Maybe we can help. Toyota offered quite a few different sizes on each Tacomas made between 1995 and 2010, with different rim sizes (from 14″ to 18″) and different bolt patterns (either 5 lug or 6 […]

by August 23, 2013 85 comments Accessories & Gear, Tires
Welcome to the Internet's ULTIMATE guide to lift kits - not just for Tacoma owners!

The Ultimate Tacoma Lift Kit Guide

Leveling kits are a very popular accessory with truck owners, and the Tacoma is no exception. Yet despite the popularity of lift kits, there is an incredible amount of misinformation about lift kits. What follows is a good-faith attempt to explain the benefits and disadvantages of every basic lift-kit type. […]

by August 23, 2013 161 comments Accessories & Gear, Lift Kits
Toyota Discontinues TRD T|X Baja and X-Runner for 2014

Toyota Discontinues TRD T|X Baja and X-Runner for 2014

In a move that can ONLY be described as disappointing, we’ve learned that the very handsome TRD T|X Baja Series option package and the X-Runner package have been discontinued. According to our information, there is no replacement package coming for either truck. Speaking with a couple of dealer friends, it […]

by May 20, 2013 18 comments TacomaHQ

Devil Horns Giveaway

UPDATE – The contest is over. Congrats to Matthew Gross! The details are below. Basically, if you want to win a “Devil Horn” Toyota emblem made by Andres Diaz, you can enter below. The more stuff you do (like our Facebook page, subscribe to our RSS feed, or follow us […]

by March 25, 2013 15 comments Accessories & Gear

Ever Seen Someone Drive Straight Up A Rock Face…with Wet Tires?

This video is pretty amazing when you think about it: First of all,

by March 18, 2013 3 comments TacomaHQ, Videos
A Beginner’s Guide to Off-Roading

A Beginner’s Guide to Off-Roading

Your Tacoma is your baby, right? You treat it with kid gloves, wash and buff it frequently so it shines like a beacon, and never neglect an oil change, never overlook a scratch, etc. But, when you sit back and admire your Tacoma, something just doesn’t sit right…You need to […]

by January 9, 2013 3 comments TacomaHQ
Three Inexpensive Garage Upgrades Every Truck Owner Should Know About

Three Inexpensive Garage Upgrades Every Truck Owner Should Know About

There’s nothing like having a brand-new $30k pickup truck parked in a dirty, dingy garage. It’s like marrying a supermodel and bringing her home to live in your uncle’s old RV. Even if it really doesn’t matter where you bed down, it just doesn’t feel right. However, with a little […]

by December 5, 2012 4 comments Accessories & Gear