Toyota Brought This Overland-Ready Tacoma TRD Pro to Virtual SEMA

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Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota

From Car and Driver

  • Toyota teamed up with 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine to build this Tacoma TRD Pro overlanding rig.

  • It's equipped with CBI Offroad heavy-duty bumpers, 33-inch mud-terrain tires, a rooftop tent, and more.

  • The team also installed a supercharger to give the V-6 engine more power to account for all the added weight.

The overlanding community has been blowing up in recent years with people modifying Jeeps, Toyotas, and really anything with four-wheel drive with beefed-up suspensions, big all-terrain tires, roof racks, rooftop tents, onboard refrigerators, and everything else needed to survive off-road and off the grid for days at a time. Toyotas are the vehicle of choice for some overlanders because of their reliability, and Toyota, in partnership with 4WD Toyota Owner Magazine, is showing off this Tacoma TRD Pro at virtual SEMA fully kitted out for overland adventures.

The build starts off with a 2020 Tacoma TRD Pro, which comes factory-equipped with Fox shocks, protective skid plates, and a hood-mounted snorkel intake, and then it adds all the necessary accessories needed for overlanding. They swapped out the factory shocks with ToyTec coilovers on the front axle, new dampers, and added a leaf spring to the rear as well as CBI Offroad lower control arms and Camburg Engineering upper control arms.

It sits on 16-inch matte black Method Racing wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich mud-terrain KM3 tires, and for protection they added aluminum and steel skid plates and rock sliders. A CBI Offroad aluminum front bumper with a ComeUp winch and a steel dual swing-out rear bumper are also installed along with a Prinsu roof rack with LED light bars installed in all three. And it wouldn't be complete without a Yakima rooftop tent and extra fuel and water storage.

Photo credit: Toyota
Photo credit: Toyota

The Tacoma TRD Pro is powered by a 278-hp 3.5-liter V-6, but the team added a Magnuson supercharger to add more power to account for all of the extra weight added to the truck. The blower ups the six's output to 370 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque, so it'll be ready to conquer all sorts of off-road terrain.

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