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A Mid-Sized Ram Is Coming. Rejoice! A Mid-Sized Ram Is Coming. Rejoice!

It is sounding like we don’t need to be upset any longer! It is happening! We need another Tacoma, Ranger, and Colorado/Canyon competitor. Please be diesel, four door, and manual transmission. Can we ask for a straight axle front? Probably not. Modern consumers are a bunch of wussies.

Ridiculous Diesels: Our Hero 6.0L Powerstoke TROLL Ridiculous Diesels: Our Hero 6.0L Powerstoke TROLL

This ‘seller’ isn’t the hero I need. They are the hero I had wanted. This gentlemen is doing us all a favor. He is trolling Craigslist with an excellent forsale ad. Let’s just hope the bulletproofing really did include the cardinal grammeters to be symmetrical. Come take a peek shall we?!

Chug-a-lug-a-glug! Twelve valve solutions.   Chug-a-lug-a-glug! Twelve valve solutions.  

Drove this beautiful beast again since having numerous fuel related items replaced. She’s got POWRRRRR AGAIN!!! It however consumes diesel to a point not dissimilar to a young soldier consuming drinks on leave.

The Land Cruiser Has Competition? The Land Cruiser Has Competition?

Saying the Toyota Land Cruiser has competition is a tall statement. It is like saying coitus need worry about a new pencil sharpener, or that anyone living in a cave need worry about a sunburn. There just isn’t much of a chance.

We Found Original Photos Of The Twelve-Valve Cummins Resurrection We Found Original Photos Of The Twelve-Valve Cummins Resurrection

We seem to photograph everything now-a-days. We film our kids, cars, breakfast, cats doing stupid things, even stupid people doing stupid things. We always have a camera with us in our pocket. Twenty-two years ago - not so much. Maybe that’s why I was delighted to see these of the project twelve-valve I’ve been…

Ridiculous Toyota’s: 98’ Tacoma ARB’d Ridiculous Toyota’s: 98’ Tacoma ARB’d

The notorious Toyota tax. It is the price you’ll pay in excess of anything comparable for any Toyota product. I am very familiar. I have a 4Runner and a Sienna. The owner of this Tacoma understands they can command a large price. But is he pushing the tax rate too high to overburden any potential buyers? Maybe we…

Adventures of the 4Runner Kind: Sierra Nevada High Lakes Adventures of the 4Runner Kind: Sierra Nevada High Lakes

Is there a 4Runner wave? You know, like anyone who drives a Subaru (WRXeses mostly). It is the obligation to wave at any other person driving a 4Runner that you pass in this place we call Earth? If there is, I haven’t noticed or tried to start the trend. What I did notice is that 10% of the vehicles on my Sierra…

The Toyota 4Runner Market Is A Pricey One The Toyota 4Runner Market Is A Pricey One

Are you looking for a late-model Toyota 4Runner? Getting frustrated by the process of finding the right one? Join the club. I finally found mine but it sure was a headache. I previously wrote asking readers if they preferred Lower Miles or Newer Year when searching for their next vehicle. I came to a conclusion with…

Age Old Question: Lower Miles or Newer Year? Age Old Question: Lower Miles or Newer Year?

I have been looking for a Toyota 4Runner. I had focused my search to the 4th generation (2003-2009) mainly due to the costs of anything newer, but recently I found a cheap 5th generation (2010+). This 5th generation is quite the opposite in stats than the 4th gen I was looking at...

Educate Me: The 4th Gen Toyota 4Runner Educate Me: The 4th Gen Toyota 4Runner

I previously wrote about seeking out a XJ Cherokee. It has not gone well. All the nice ones are gone! Or they are astronomically expensive. I will not pay 4Runner money for a XJ. I won’t. I won’t. Don’t encourage my bad habits. I’ve decided a 4Runner is a far better option. Except I’m running into a similar problem.…

Ridiculous Diesels: Ford 7.3L IDI Expedition Rig Ridiculous Diesels: Ford 7.3L IDI Expedition Rig

Wheyward souls! Start packing! Quit your job, cancel the utilities, and tell your roommates your moving out! You’re going on an adventure into the great outdoors. You are now an official rubber tramp. The road is your home in this 1985 Ford F-250 diesel 4x4, custom expedition camper! But wait, there is a catch, it…

Go Westy! Right into Bankruptcy... Go Westy! Right into Bankruptcy...

I thought diesels were bad. I’ve always known that the VW Vanagon was over priced, but this is madness! I’ve found two examples of the Vanagon for sale that must have some sort of a pulse on a market that should be ready to stroke out any day. Let’s check the pulse and have a defibrillator on standby, because these…

Cars That Make Me Want To Move To Japan: Jimny Cars That Make Me Want To Move To Japan: Jimny

Tiny 4wd trucks are a thing of the past here in the USA. It is a true disappointment. Basic, affordable, compact, and durable. AND a manual (!???) transmission. What else do you want to go off road?! Even our ‘small’ truck segment is huge compared to this Jimny.

DOTS DOTS

Seen in my office parking lot today. Didn’t get a chance to look at it up close, but it looks like a pretty clean build.

Ridiculous Diesels: A REAL ‘97 7.3l Powerstroke Ridiculous Diesels: A REAL ‘97 7.3l Powerstroke

The owner of this 1997 Ford F-350 4x4 7.3l Powerstoke wants you to know this is the ‘last of the REAL TRUCKS’. I’d argue that they’re over using the word REAL, similar to anyone who enjoys saying ‘literally’ before every statement. So come with me and we will take a look at a REAL truck and I’ll LITERALLY tell you the…

The Search for a XJ Cherokee Begins! +My Experience with Them. The Search for a XJ Cherokee Begins! +My Experience with Them.

I have a problem. Not only with buying and selling cars, as I get bored frequently (two dozen and counting...) But I have a problem with the wonderful, Jeep Cherokee XJ. I love them. I’ve already had TWO. I am currently on the search for a 3rd. Come with me on this journey to find another box of family off-road fun.

 Twelve-Valve Cummins Resurrection: An Introduction  Twelve-Valve Cummins Resurrection: An Introduction

We have an elderly family member who cannot drive anymore. He had three vehicles: 2001 Cadillac Seville STS, 2001 GMC Yukon Denali, and 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins 4x4. Guess which one was abused and left to die? You guessed it, the only one worth taking care of, the Dodge. I just couldn’t watch it continue to rot.…

Who Are These Idiots Buying Used Diesel Trucks?! Who Are These Idiots Buying Used Diesel Trucks?!

One hundred and eighty eight thousand miles. Thirteen years old. Twenty three thousand dollars. That is a lot of money for a slowly crumbling truck that has fifteen years of beer farts squeezed into the seats. People will tell you that it is ‘just getting broken in’. Well, it has also been driven over the same pot…

You say Samurai, I say Feroza You say Samurai, I say Feroza

Growing up in the 90s, I always had my eye on cars. I always had a soft spot for the smaller offroaders - the Suzuki Samurai and the Jeep Wrangler particularly come to mind. But above both of those, were the chisel-jawed good looks of the Daihatsu Feroza.

Island Adventures with My Son

In this episode, we explore South Padre Island, Texas and camp on the north end of the island. Hope yall enjoy it!

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