Jon Burtt’s 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD OFF-ROAD
Terra Cruisers is a team of brothers with a lifelong passion for Land Cruisers. They grew up working on their family farm. One of their most important tools was their Land Cruiser.
As young adults, they found a way to turn their passion into a living. By restoring Land Cruisers from the ground up, improving on them with upgrades and modern accessories. Their work is second to none.
The International Harvester Scout is one of the most iconic off road vehicles in US history. Aside from the early Ford Bronco, very few classic ‘SUVs’ are as recognizable and loved. With a removable hardtop and folding windshield, the Scout had many of the quirks found in the Jeep Willy’s -albeit a spot more comfortable, depending on who you ask of course.
This 2001 Toyota Tacoma SR5 is located in Vacaville, CA. It is a 4WD model with solid front axle swap. A set of 17" Raceline beadlock wheels with 35" Nitto mud terrains are suspended by 12" Fox remote reservoir shock absorbers. The bed is covered by a Snugtop soft camper shell with custom LED lights, and has a large custom center drawer.
Toyota Land Cruiser Pickups are not readily available to American Citizens. This is mainly because they're simple, reliable design could never meet the emissions requirements of vehicles sold in the United States. New Land Cruiser pickups are harder to acquire still. However, after years in foreign nations around the world witnessing first-hand what these vehicles are capable of, I knew I had to have one.
From the start of this build, I knew I would need a dual battery system. For this, I selected a Genesis Dual Battery kit with Dual Odyssey Group 34 PC1500's. This would provide more than enough power to handle the auxiliary lights, inverter and a fridge. Thanks to Genesis' YouTube video, installation went smoothly.