Tacoma Magazine September 2012We’re excited for the September issue of Tacoma Magazine, this is our best yet, not to mention the largest.  We have a photo shoot from the FJ Summit, tires & wheels from Discount Tire Direct, discussion of Overland Taco building, coverage of the 2012 Colorado Toyota Jamboree, Ricochet Skid Install, and a very special 2003 Pre-Runner build.

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Published in September 2012

Tacoma Magazine June 2012

Tacoma Magazine Volume 2, Issue 1!

We’re so excited for this issue of TacomaMag! Not only do we have coverage from two great events (Operation Moab & Overland Expo 2012), but we have the finale of the FJ Cruiser T-Case install from Wyatt and more!

Make sure you see some of the sweet Expo Tacos our new Managing Editor Jim Akers got photos of last month. We have a couple of great new products from Ricochet Off Road and Bubba Rope, and a full install write up on B.A.M.F. LCA skids!

Checked out Expedition Overland yet? If you haven’t make sure you do! We have pics & info on their now infamous first gen Taco. There are also a few surprises in this issue, so check it out now!

Do you have a great article, anecdote, or hot Taco pics? We want to hear from you! We’re already planning our next issue, so contact us on Facebook to submit your stories & photos!

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Published in June 2012

Tacoma Magazine - December 2011

Tacoma Magazine Volume 1, Issue 4!

Off Road Trailers, Relentless Fab Rear Bumper, and MORE! All in Issue 4 of Tacoma Magazine! Click to read more or download the PDF right now!

Published in December 2011

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Tacoma Magazine Volume 1, Issue 3!

As summer winds down and we start looking forward to the autumn wheeling season, we've been hard at work on the latest issue of Tacoma Magazine. We've got a great Roof Top Tent article, our FJ T-Case mod Part 2, Wheeling in Rausch Creek, Reader Rigs, and a few new products. We hope you enjoy this issue of Tacoma Magazine, remember to tell your friends!

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Published in September 2011

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If you’re new to Tacoma trucks, please allow us to make a quick introduction.

First produced in 1995, the Toyota Tacoma continued a history of compact trucks produced by Toyota. Although larger than the original Toyota pickup, the first generation Tacoma (1995-2004) was still considered a compact truck. This original model originated from the venerable Hilux truck, which is still available worldwide (See Hilux clip from Top Gear). This first generation also underwent two facelifts, one in 1998 (1997 for 2WD Trucks) and the other in 2001. Both were minor and didn’t change the mechanics of the truck much.

  In 2004 the current second generation of the Tacoma debuted. This version of the truck is much larger than the previous model and is also much more powerful. Perhaps the biggest change was the new 1GR-FE V6 engine. With this engine the 2004 Tacoma maxed out at a 6,500lb tow rating – making this a great truck for the growing OHV crowd. The current generation Tacoma is also available as an X-Runner, which is a high performance model. The key features of the X-Runner include a 6 speed manual transmission, 18” wheels, a lowered suspension, and an upgraded X-Brace suspension package.

In 2009 Toyota announced that it would consolidate its American truck manufacturing by building the Tacoma in the same Texas factory as the Tundra instead of the factory in Fremont, California. The Tacoma also got a minor facelift in 2009 which included a slight modification in grill design, LED taillamps, and smoked headlamps on the TRD models.

For 2011 Toyota made quite a few major changes to the truck. First, they dropped three manual transmission models from the lineup in favor of five four cylinder, four speed automatic models. The manual trans is still available on some packages with the V6 engine. The Tacoma is expected to be completely redesigned for the 2012 or 2013 model year.

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Tacoma Magazine Volume 1, Issue 2!

Spring is in full swing and we're excited to present the second issue of Tacoma Magazine! This issue is packed with some great information, including our cover story: An X-Runner Reader rig! From there we're also featuring an FJ Cruiser Transfer Case Swap, an electric rear sliding window, and a few new products! We also have an update from on the CT4WD Clubs Eco Efforts. All this & more awaits you in the May issue of Tacoma Magazine!

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Published in May 2011

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Tacoma Magazine Volume 1, Issue 1!

Time has been flying here at Tacoma Magazine and we’re happy to finally release our first full issue!
In this issue you will find helpful tips for installing your new Safari Snorkel from Cruiser Outfitters along with a “How-To” writeup for extending your rear differential breather. For those of you who are interested in a great looking leather interior, make sure to check out the Katzkin Leather install. Also in this issue you will find front wheel bearing replacement tech as well as to new products from one of our favorite vendors. Ever wonder why the 4x4 switch is not illuminated? We’ve got a high quality, easily installed solution.
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Published in February 2011

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Tacoma Magazine Preview Issue! 

The Preview Issue of Tacoma Magazine is now available! Click to read more or download the PDF right now.

Published in November 2010
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