The editor of “4WD Toyota Owner Magazine” took a 2023 Toyota Sequoia Limited TRD off-road SUV and created his interpretation of the best Backwoods Explorer
Joining Toyota at the 2022 SEMA Show, the experts at 4WD Toyota Owner Media, publisher of “4WD Toyota Owner Magazine,” are highly experienced off-road explorers. Starting with the already capable 2023 Toyota Sequoia Limited TRD Off-Road, the team set its compass and embarked on creating a supreme land platform concept vehicle to showcase at the show.
The result is a build that the team has dubbed “The Ultimate Overlanding Sequoia TRD Off-Road,” which is a deck that has the products to back its name.
On display at the Toyota Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA)® Exhibit (Central Hall, Booth No. 22200) at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Sequoia joins a collection of special project vehicles that they celebrate performance and excitement, both on and off the road.
“We are honored to have the Toyota 4WD Owner Media team join us at SEMA this year,” said Lisa Materazzo, group vice president, Toyota Marketing Division. “With a new, larger display, it’s great to have their excellently built Sequoia among our assortment of Toyota trucks, SUVs and sports cars, the most we’ve ever shown at this show.”
The 4WD Toyota Owner Media team teamed up with the experts at CBI Offroad Fabrication in Idaho Falls, Idaho to equip the all-new Toyota Sequoia Limited with the TRD Off-Road Package with some of the best road-ready components to enhance everything. the Toyota. -new robust and reliable eight-passenger full-size flagship SUV.
To provide additional ground clearance and increase Sequoia’s approach and departure angles, coil springs, shock absorbers and ToyTec® coil springs at all four corners provide a three-inch lift. Camburg® KINETIK upper control arms and 6061-T6 billet aluminum rear trailing arms complete the setup. Next, the team added a set of bronze 706 Bead Grip Method Race Wheels® race wheels covered with LT285/75R17 (34.1-inch) Toyo® Open Country M/T tires.
CBI Offroad skid plates, rock sliders, dual-swing front bumper and rear bumper provide protection for traversing trails. When the going gets tough, a set of MaxTrax® MKII traction boards, a Warn® VR EVO 12-S winch, Warn winch recovery kit, 48-inch Hi-Lift jack, Power Tank® tire repair kit , on-board air Power Tank PT10 Tank and a Power Tank Overlander 0-60 psi digital inflator help ensure the ride gets to its intended destination.
For nighttime visibility, the team added a 20-inch front bumper SR LED light bar, 4-inch front driving lights, recessed SR-M rear bumper lights, and a 50-inch roof rack LED light bar. , all from Rigid Industries®. A Prinsu® roof rack provides gear-carrying capacity, and for base camp there’s an Autohome® Airlander Plus roof top tent, Dometic® CFX3 45-litre on-board fridge/freezer, Dometic GO storage bins and hydration jug, Rotopax water ® and fuel storage containers, a Bantam sPOD® power distribution system, and a Midland® MicroMobile MXT575 50W GMRS two-way radio.
Finally, Fast Signs® in Idaho Falls wrapped The Ultimate Overlanding Sequoia TRD Off-Road Concept in a striking black and bronze design that complements the Sequoia’s sleek appearance without detracting from the vehicle’s outstanding design behind the build.
Featured vehicles and Toyota build concepts and a variety of production cars, SUVs and trucks are on display at the Las Vegas Convention Center from November 1-4, 2022, continuing the company’s devotion to performance, excitement and adventure.
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