Category Tech Articles

5th Gen 4Runner Apple CarPlay Radio Upgrade

We love our 2016 4Runner, and feel it is a perfect car for daily life and off-roading. However, we could not stand the OEM head unit and entertainment system. It is outdated and functionality with modern phones is clunky, all… Continue Reading →

LED Light Bar Aerodynamics Behind Truck Cab

Previously we wrote about LED light bar aerodynamics and specifically studied the effects of an LED bar mounted on the windshield of a truck (a 2014 Ford F150 in this case). We recently received a comment on the article asking… Continue Reading →

The Overland Family Complete Gift Guide

As I’ve started to sort through my gift lists for this holiday season, I wanted to share with ya’ll a complete family gift guide for the adventurers big and small in your life! This year has been… interesting, to say… Continue Reading →

Safe, Affordable, Roof Top Tent Heater

We find that our kids seem to wiggle out of their sleeping bags all the time, so waking up every hour to tuck them back in is all too common. This got us thinking for ways to heat the tent… Continue Reading →

Overlanding Bed Rack Tool Storage

As we transition from our F150 which has the fiberglass bed topper, to the Raptor which is now running a PakRax bed rack, we’re finding that although the rack doesn’t provide shelter from the elements (we’ll have a tonneau cover… Continue Reading →

4Runner Roof Rack – DIY Build Guide (5th Gen)

4Runner Roof Rack Garage Build If you are reading this, then you probably love going on adventures in your 4Runner and would love to be able to store gear easier on the roof, but you just can’t justify paying $800-$2000… Continue Reading →

DIY 4-Wheel Tire Inflator/Deflator Kit

If you are not deflating your tires for off-roading already, there are two big reasons for you to start. It protects your tires (lower pressure lets the tires “wrap” around rocks and spread the pressure over a larger surface area… Continue Reading →

DIY F150 Raptor Bumper Swap

We were lucky to score an OEM bumper off of a Gen 1 Raptor, and figured it would be a great way to eliminate some of the rubbing we had on our 2014 F150 with the 35in tires. Yes, you… Continue Reading →

5th Generation 4Runner: First Impressions

It’s been just about a month since I upgraded my mom-mobile to a 5th gen Toyota 4Runner. My first impression of the beast? Awesome. I love having Val’s truck (now a 2nd gen Raptor) for our camping weekends and longer… Continue Reading →

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