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Okay, we’ve been pretty hard on Toyota lately with their latest ad campaign. That being said, things are looking up for Toyota with their latest announcement. Travis Rice, world class snowboarder and Red Bull team rider, is now a member of Team Toyota. This team includes other snowboarders Louie Vito, Elena Hight and pro skiier Simon Dumont. It also includes pro skateboarder and switch-stance master Bob Burnquist.
We’d love to see a bunch of ads featuring all these great athletes. They absolutely kill it!
Rice has won X-Games gold and done tons of legit video parts. According to RedBull.com:
– His friends call him Trice
– He was born on October 9, 1982 in Wyoming
– His philosophy of life is you only get one chance, don’t waste it
– His favorite food is sushi or ice-cream
– His favorite music is Finnish techno
“I’m floored to join Team Toyota and collaborate on some upcoming projects. Toyota is such a rock solid organization with a seriously dependable product that is going to be an asset for my whole team,” said Rice.
Rice currently appears in the “Keep It Wild” marketing campaign for the 2014 Toyota 4Runner. The campaign centers on a series of videos featuring Rice, along with motorsports veteran Andy Bell and whitewater kayaker Rush Sturges, exploring the open space of his native Jackson Hole, Wy. Videos can be viewed on the Toyota USA YouTube channel beginning October 9, Rice’s birthday. Hopefully they’ll appear on TV too!
Rice is currently working with DC Shoes to create a snowboarding-themed Tacoma for the DC x Toyota Let’s Go Places Build Off contest. The truck will be displayed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas on November 5. To learn more, visit http://blog.dcshoes.com/us/en/snow/news/dc-x-toyota-let-s-go-places-build-off-08222013.
Do you remember the Chevy Colorado? How about the GMC Canyon? Maybe your old enough to remember the Dodge Dakota or the Ford Ranger. What do all these have in common? They’re small/mid-sized trucks that have been phased out of production due to the dominance of the Toyota Tacoma. Well, it appears that GM is ready to challenge Toyota’s kung-fu grip on this part of the market. That’s right, According to Detroit News, GM will be launching two new mid-sized trucks in 2014 to once again battle with the Tacoma.
GM’s North America President, Mark Reuss, was quoted as saying, “Don’t think of them as Canyon and Colorado replacements, because they’re not. We’d love to have a truck like a Chevrolet midsize truck go really attack the West Coast with a lifestyle truck that is really beautiful and fun. It’s a different positioning than a semi-serious, duty-cycle truck that we might do with a GMC Canyon.”
This is a good sign, as the Canyon and Colorado mostly reached people looking for a 2nd tier Tacoma. We think there is room for a competitor to the Tacoma, but GM will need to do something drastic to win over buyers. Adding a sport package to an ugly mid-sized truck and thinking truck enthusiasts will buy it would be silly. If instead, GM releases a clean mid-size truck with some differentiating factor (top tier gas mileage, extra power, etc), they can definitely make a run at Toyota. The Ranger was a great mid-size truck that tons of people modified into pre-runners, but Ford failed to innovate and the Ranger was known for breaking down. If GM’s new midsize trucks combine clean style with the ability to lift it, Toyota might get a little worried. Let’s see what happens…
That’s right, Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for 2001-2004 Tacoma trucks. Apparently the lift plates that hold the spare tire can become corroded and cause the spare tire to detach from the truck. It appears that this is more relevent to Tacomas driving in cold weather where salt is used to prevent ice on the road.
Obviously this is less applicable to Tacoma owners in SoCal, but it’s probably worth having Toyota take a look and replace the plates if needed. This doesn’t seem like a big deal…not like when gas pedals were getting stuck on Prius’ a few years ago.
Toyota’s path into truck prominence has been direct and straightforward. They entered the U.S. light truck market in 1964 with their introduction of the Toyota Stout, which was marketed until 1969, when it was succeeded by the smaller Hilux. Between 1964 and 1999, Toyota steadily built its reputation for truck quality on a solid line of little pickups. Beginning in 1976, these resilient vehicles were simply called compact pickups. The badge Tacoma wasn’t attached until 1995 and back then its mission was to continue in the tread marks of their legendary line of popular light trucks. It was their sixth generation of Toyota trucks.
The early Tacoma was offered in both 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive models with two body styles: regular cab and Xtracab. Then in 2005 the Tacoma was redesigned and reclassified to a mid-size. The second-generation Tacoma immediately shot to the head of the class, becoming Motor Trend Magazine’s Truck of the Year for 2005.
For 2012, the Tacoma gets yet another moderate refresh, with new looks and even more high-tech features, like Toyota’s Entune voice-command infotainment system. The 2012 base engine is a 2.7 liter, 4-cylinder engine producing 159 horsepower, which offers some rather notable mpg stats with 19 city and 24 highway. The Tacoma has always been considered one of the more nimble trucks for daily chores and commuting, or as worthy off-road contender for weekend warriors.
If you’re looking to add a bit more performance to your Tacoma truck, K&N has a solution for the entire lineup of Toyota Tacoma’s.
K&N can bump up your truck’s performance with several amazingly easy options. The easiest of these is by simply upgrading the existing air filter with one of K&N’s Toyota Tacoma performance air filters. K&N is the inventor of the high flow performance cotton air filter. These filters are made from a special woven cotton material that improves air flow while also providing excellent filtration. The special cotton fabric is completely washable and reusable, and can go up to 50,000 miles before cleaning is needed depending on driving conditions. This air filter should outlast the life of your Toyota truck – K&N just about gives you their word on it with their 1,000,000 mile limited warranty. Plus, installing the K&N air filter is exactly the same as replacing the factory installed filter, with absolutely no modifications required.
For serious power and torque performance benefits, look no further than K&N’s Toyota Tacoma performance air intakes. K&N offers a complete line of air intakes and cold air intakes for most Toyota Tacoma trucks. K&N produces these air intakes custom made for each pickup model to gain power you can feel. Some have a black heat resistent non-metallic tube and some have great looking aluminum tubes with a chrome like finish. K&N’s exceptional intake designs are engineered to lower the air restriction that the factory installed air box produces, which will deliver a guaranteed power improvement for your Toyota Tacoma, while also providing outstanding air filtration.
All K&N air intakes come with a washable and reusable cotton gauze filter element. These filters can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed depending on driving conditions. K&N air intakes are also easy to install and usually only take about 90 minutes from start to finish. Estimated horsepower increases are based on dyno testing. See the K&N website for estimated horsepower gains.
K&N also offers Performance Gold oil filters, Pro Series oil filters and washable, reusable oil filters by Pure Power. Toyota Tacoma oil filters from K&N provide exceptional levels of protection against harmful contaminants and nasty debris that can damage engines, while at the same time, they provide high oil flow rates. K&N Wrench-Off oil filters for the Tacoma are made with a one inch nut welded to the top of the canister for easy removal. Toyota Tacoma Pro Series oil filters from K&N offer great protection and performance at a low cost. K&N’s reusable oil filter by Pure Power provides a housing, bypass valve and call plate that are all CNC machined from Billet 6061 T6 aluminum, so under normal operating conditions, they are also built to outlast the life of your truck.
For more info, visit KNfilters.com
The DC Moto x Toyota truck made an appearance on the track during the tough block challenge at the recent AMA Supercross event in Anaheim, CA. The 2012 Supercross series made its way back to Anaheim, CA this past Saturday for the highly anticipated A2 race. DC Shoes had a great time in the pits and watching the races and couldn’t have asked for better weather. You have to love that Southern California, as usual, had sunny skies and temperatures in the low 80’s the first weekend in February. Just like A1 last month, the pits were packed and the race was sold out.
The crowds made for another great DC team autograph signing with the lines wrapping far out around the DC booth. Athletes Jeremy McGrath, Nate Adams, Hunter Hewitt, Josh Hill, Malcolm Stewart, Tommy Searle, and Adam Cianciarulo all came by to meet race fans and sign autographs. While the race wasn’t officially a Breast Cancer Awareness race this year, many fans riders and fans still sported pink to show their support. The DC Shoes booth gave a few touches to show their support for the cause and the Keep A Breast Foundation.
For more photos of the event, click here. It’s great to see DC Shoes out rocking the suburbs.
Toyota Motor Corporation initially made their mark in the automotive industry with smaller, highly fuel efficient and reliable compact vehicles, but the 21st century saw some new players on Toyota’s roster with their rugged and powerful trucks. The Toyota Tundra burst onto the scene in 2000 and took Motor Trend’s Truck of the Year in its rookie season, defeating veterans of Detroit’s Big Three. The Tundra has continued to impress over the years with a powerful V8 engine, durability and overall reliability. Owners of 2010 and 2011 Toyota Tundra 4.6L models can upgrade their lifted trucks to even more power and performance with K&N’s 77-9035KP performance air intake system.
K&N’s 77-9035KP performance air intake system is precision engineered, specifically for new Tundra models, and will make owners grin from ear to ear with an estimated gain of 10 horsepower and 11 pound-feet of torque at 5280 RPM. It replaces the restrictive factory intake system with a mandrel-bent aluminum tube and oversized K&N air filter. It comes with a heat shield to help maintain lower inlet air temperatures.
K&N engineered this performance air intake system to maintain all factory connections and work within the truck’s factory engine programming parameters. This simple to install, air intake system comes with a washable and reusable air filter and is backed by K&N’s Million Mile Limited Warranty. It will provide outstanding air filtration and it can be used for up to 100,000 miles before air filter servicing is needed depending on driving conditions.
To the dismay of some (and to the joy of others) the pickup truck market is no longer dominated by Detroit. Manufacturers like Toyota have brought all-star players to their lineup, such as the reliable and rugged Tundra. In any competition, great players need great equipment, and 2010 and 2011 Tundra 4.6L V8 owners can help their all-stars shine with the K&N 77-9035KP performance intake system. Buy this product at K&N dealers in your part of the world – click here to find a K&N dealer near you.
SoCal SAYS: Another great intake from K&N for the new Tundras. It retails for about $300, which is competitive with most other intakes. You can’t beat the quality, extra HP, and a company that stands behind their products.
Unlike their counterparts at Ford, Toyota is bringing a great mix of lifted trucks to SEMA. The first one, a Tacoma pictured above, was built by Long Beach Racers (who is sponsored by AEM). These guys are insane and know how to build a truck. This pre-runner has Bilsteins, Hella lights, a carbon-fiber skidplate, and a custom bed cage with spare tire mount. Love it!
The second truck brought by Toyota is a Tundra built by West Coast Customs. This truck built for motocross has a Camburg suspension lift, Fox shocks, and custom textured paint from Line-X. They also customized a few items like a hidden gas tank, winch, and hidden ramp that remain out of view. It’s durable and functional and sponsored DC, which makes it that much cooler.
The last truck is a Tacoma Surf truck from Smithbuilt. Even though it has a 3″ lift, Flowmaster exhaust, BFG tires, and Kicker sound, it’s really ugly. We understand that it’s a functional surf truck, so we’ll give it a pass this time, but we think a few small things could have been done to improve this truck (change the paint, add AMP electric steps, fiberglass).
SoCal Says: We give Toyota an “A” grade for their lifted trucks at SEMA. Not only are they bringing more lifted trucks than the other two companies highlighted, they are all sick trucks. The Oakley surf truck is just okay, but the other two are insane. We would give them an “A+” if they were bringing a big Tundra and some other cool “lifted truck lifestyle” feature (like MMA fighters), but that’s minor. If you are at SEMA, the Toyota section is a MUST STOP for all lifted truck fans.
If you are the sort that really likes compact pickups, your choices are getting very slim here in the States. Ford and GM have both discontinued their compact trucks here in the US leaving one of the only choices being the Toyota Tacoma. The Tacoma has a redesigned body and interior this year giving the truck a fresh look. Toyota has unveiled the pricing for the 2012 Tacoma truck across all the models in the range.
The 2012 Tacoma will come in three cab types with the regular cab, the Access Cab (extended cab), and a four door Double Cab model. The base prices for the redesigned Tacoma will start at $16,875 for a regular cab 4×2 with a 2.7L 4-cylinder and a five speed manual transmission. On the high-end of the range, the Double Cab 4×4 long bed truck with a 4L V6 and a 5-speed auto transmission will go for $27,835.
All of the prices will have an extra $180 bucks added for shipping. The prices represent and increase from previous models of up to $645 depending on the model. The refreshed trucks will be arriving at dealer lots this month from the plants in San Antonio and Baja California, Mexico. It’s worth noting that GM may being a compact truck that is sold globally to the US eventually.
SoCal Says: We have always been huge fans of the Toyota Tacoma. However, we did hate on the Baja edition coming out later this year. Tacoma’s have always been priced higher than GM, and Ford, but hey you get what you pay for. Several companies put out great lifts for Toyota’s and one of our all time favorites is Total Chaos. Look for them to build a pretty sick lift for the 2012 Tacoma.