Install Behind the Seat Molle Pannels on a 3rd Gen Toyota Tacoma

Behind the Seat Molle Pannels Install for the 3rd Generation Toyota Tacoma Molle stands for (MO)dular (L)ightweight (L)oad-carrying (E)quipment. The panels are pictured on the inside back wall of the truck cabin. These panels are a great system to stay organized and keep your truck clean. The slot patterns have ...
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Victory 4×4 Skid Plate Install 3rd Gen Tacoma

Victory 4x4 Transfer Case Skid Plate Install on 3rd Generation Toyota Tacoma There are many important installs for your Toyota Tacoma, and I feel that protective skid plates are right there at the top of the list. If you didn’t look under your truck when you first got it, you ...
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SnailTrail4x4 4runner Icon Track Bar

Installing an Icon Adjustable Track Bar on a 5th Gen 4Runner

Does an adjustable track bar stop rubbing Today we're installing the Icon Adjustable Track Bar because we are having a collision with the stock track bar against the KDSS system. First step is to remove the original track bar with the two 19 MM bolts. once the track bar is ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Toyota Tacoma Center Console

3rd Gen Tacoma Center Console Tray and Dividers

Stay Organized with a Tray and Dividers for your 3rd Gen Tacoma The first time you opened the center console did you think to yourself, look at all that space. I sure did. Then I started tossing everything into that big black hole and it quickly became a mess. Soon ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Off-road Gifts

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Is it hard to find a gift for the avid offroader? Someone that seems to have it all. Here are my 2018 gift ideas for the person that likes to work on their truck and push its limits. This year seems to be a bit more about safety and maintenance ...
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SnailTrail4x4 2018 Ultra4 Nationals

Will the Rig stay together this year

Working the Pits at the Ultra4 Nationals Another wonderful year has gone by with Ultra4 Racing, and I have found myself in the Pits working with my friend Edwin #4475. I am excited to be able to help him perform at top performance for this amazing end of the year ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Learn MORRFlate

Inflate/deflate all 4 tires at once with the MORRFlate

 Learn more about the MORRFlate Tire Inflate/deflate Kit My Off-Road Radio Shop: Check Todays Price Use code "SNAILTRAIL" when checking out to save 15% on your MORRFlate Have you wanted to learn more about the MORRFlate? Well, this is the video for you. welcome SnailTrail4x4 I'm Jimmy Jet and today I brought Tyler from My Off-road ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Diff Drop Tundra

Toyota Tundra Diff Drop Kit

Installing a Diff Drop Kit from Boss 4x4s on a Toyota Tundra Tundra Diff Drop Kit: Check Todays Price The Kit above isn't the exact kit we installed, but similar. We got our kit from Boss4x4s.com Tundra Diff Drop Kit from Boss 4x4's: Check Todays Price This was actually a bit ...
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SnailTrail4x4 3rd Gen Tacoma

I got a 3rd Gen Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

I got a 3rd gen Toyota Tacoma!!! This is a 2016 TRD Off-Road Toyota Tacoma. It has a manual with the Tech and premium package's. Because its the TRD Off-Road it has the 3.5 ltr v6. I am going to be building this truck in an overland direction, with new ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Moab with Friends

Who am I exploring Moab with

Who are those Jeep Friends with me in Moab If your following my Instagram you know I am in Moab, Utah. But who I am in Moab with? My longtime followers and supporters AZ Westside Wheelers invited me out to their annual Thanksgiving bash. This year it was in Moab, ...
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SnailTrail4x4 MORRFlate

MORRFlate Four Tire Inflation and Deflation Kit

 Airing down has never been so easy, and fast! Why waist your time going to every tire. Now with the MORRFlate you can pump or deflate all four tires all at once from one location. You can also check the tire pressure at one location as well. My Off-Road ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Brake line Relocation Toyota Tundra

Brake Line and ABS Wire Relocation kit for Toyota Tundra

Dont break your Brake and ABS lines with all that flex To Much flex stretching your brake lines, then you need to get this kit from Old Man Emu. They supply you with all the needed hardware, and its a simple and easy kit to install. Takes about 10 minutes ...
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Snailtrail4x4 GearWrench pass-thru

Using Two Sockets at the Same Time?

GearWrench Pass Through Socket Set with Locking Flex-Head Have you ever needed to hold one bolt while you needed to turn another, Yeah you do this all the time right? What if the bolts are in, or through each other? I have come across this problem a few times with ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Ram Mount X-Grip

My Favorite Off-Road Cell Phone Mount

Consider the Ram Mount as an Off-Road Cell Phone Mount Have you ever been driving along the road and needing directions or wanting to change the song on the radio from your phone,  and you have to reach down and look away from the road to do this? he needs ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Forgot to pack

One trick to never forget what to pack

One trick to never forget what to pack My Packing List 2MT: I let you know a trick that I used to help prevent me from forgetting items to pack. I might forget to pack them once but I then write them down in my app or on a piece ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Timbren Bump Stops

Toyota 4Runner Timbren Rear Bump Stops Upgrade

Toyota 4Runner Timbren Rear Bump Stops Upgrade Timbren TORSEQ Bump Stops: Check Today's Price This might have been the easiest install we have ever done. it was as easy as unbolting, remove, install by bolting it back together. But what are bump stops? Bump stops are an important part of ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Hi-Lift Jack Lift Mate

Lift Mate makes lifting your tire while off-roading easy

Lift Mate makes lifting your tire while off-roading easy Lift Mate for Hi-Lift Jacks: Check Today's Price The benefit of using a Lift-Mate allows you to lift the tire off the ground without lifting the suspension of the vehicle. If I were to place the Hi-Lift jack onto my rock ...
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SnailTrail4x44 Runner Grille

Finally, NOT a TRD front grille 5th gen 4Runner

Finally, NOT a TRD front grille 5th gen 4Runner This has got to be one of the easiest installs we have ever done. The Trail Standard Off-Road 4Runner Grille Cover that we got without any of the letters was clean and looked good with its somewhat satin finish. I am ...
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SnailTrail4x4 2MT Diff Drop 4Runner

Differential drop on a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

Differential drop on a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner Dobinsons Diff Drop Kit: Check Todays Pricing 2 Minute Tuesday: Brenan from Trail4r and I install a Dobinsons Diff Drop onto the 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner. The reason you want to do a diff drop is to improve your CV angle. When ...
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SnailTrail4x4 4Runner AFE Cold Air Intake

AFE Momentum GT cold air intake 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

What benefits do you get from a cold air intake for a Toyota 4Runner AFE Power 51-76009 Momentum GT Pro DRY S Cold Air Intake System for Toyota 4Runner: Check Todays Price This Cold Air Intake (CAI) is big, its mean, and it's loud. It definitely does the job, and ...
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SnailTrail4x4 HighSierra4x4

What off-road podcast do you listen too?

What off-road podcast do you listen too? Find High Sierra 4x4 on all your podcasting apps or visit http://www.highsierra4x4.com/ A little while ago Tyler (My Off-road Radio) and I teamed up with the High Sierra 4x4 podcast. We started a new segment called Toyota Talk. Where we talk about all types ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Samantha Update

2wd to 4wd Samantha Build Update (pt4)

2wd to 4wd Samantha Build Update (pt4) 2MT: Today I walk you around Samantha and give you an update on what I have been doing in the last month. It's really not that much, mainly because I have been work on many other rigs. I wanted to keep you in ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Gear Ratio

How do i find my differential gear ratio

How do i find my differential gear ratio Have you ever bought a rig and wondered what gears are in the axles? This little trick will show you how to figure that out, without even taking the tires off. The process behind this is really just having an understanding of ...
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snailtrail4x4 RC Truck tf2 Marlin Crawler

I got a new toy – Marlin Crawler RC Truck

I got a new toy - Marlin Crawler RC Truck UNBOXING: I got a new Toy. It's the 1/10 RC Trail Finder 2 Marlin Crawler version. I am so excited to finally have an RC Crawler. I have always played with my friend's but never had one of my own ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Signal Peak

Signal Peak (The Hard Way)

Signal Peak (The Hard Way) Trail Review with GPS coordinates from My Off-Road Radio I went up the easy way last time, but not this time. Today we go the complicated route up Signal Peak. This trail wasn't extremely difficult. Almost any truck with 33's and a skilled driver could go ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Rotate Tires

The How and Why you should rotate your tires

The How and Why you should rotate your tires So before I talk about why you should be rotating the tires I wanted to go into a little bit of how you should be rotating your tires so I threw up this little diagram here so really the rule of ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Japan Toyota

What make Toyota’s the best (Japan Trip)

What makes Toyota's the best (Japan Trip) What makes Toyota's the best auto manufacturer? In this video, I tell you four reasons why I love Toyotas while I walk around Tokyo, Japan. 1) Reliability - Trusting your vehicle goes a long way. When you have trust in it, you will ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Japan

Can I find a 4wd Toyota in Tokyo

Can I find a 4wd Toyota in Tokyo I'm in Tokyo! I had a free day to hang out between some work meetings and I thought I would try and find a four-wheel drive Toyota something in the city. This was much harder than I thought. I figured there were ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Off-Road Prep

3 tips for preparing your Toyota for an off-road adventure

3 tips for preparing your Toyota for an off-road adventure Making sure your Toyota off-road vehicle is ready for your upcoming trip is very important. You don't want to have any problems or possibly break your Toyota vehicle. Checking a few specific items before your adventure will save you time ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Wheel Bearing

Easy trick to check if your wheel bearings are loose

Easy trick to check if your wheel bearings are loose 2 Minute Tuesday: I am going to show you a quick way to check to see if your wheel bearings are bad, or loose. You don't want to have loose wheel bearings while driving on the road or even the ...
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Toyota 4Runner Bilstein Lift kit

Bilstein 6112 Front Lift Toyota 4Runner

 Bilstein 6112 Front Lift Toyota 4Runner First off I am so sorry the rear suspension videos got messed up. Below are two videos that show the techniques on how to install the rear springs and shocks. Leveling Kit for a 5th Gen 4Runner 5th Gen 4Runner Icon Lift This ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Windshield Repair

Don’t Buy this Window Repair Kit (didn’t work)

Don't Buy this Window Repair Kit (didn't work) *** Don't Get the Blue Star Windshield Repair Kit (didn't work) *** I was driving down the road that other day and I heard this bang off my windshield. I looked up, and I saw a chip. Nooooo, what am I do ...
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SnailTrail4x4 One Year on YouTube

My first year on YouTube (4th of July)

My first year on YouTube (4th of July) Happy First Birthday SnailTrail4x4 and happy birthday America. It's been one year since I uploaded my first video to YouTube and what a rollercoaster it has been. In the beginning, I thought it was going to be a cake walk, but I ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Pre-Cool Cooler

Keep ice longer by pre-cooling your cooler

 Keep ice longer by pre-cooling your cooler In the previous episode I talked about seven tips to keep ice in your cooler longer and then today I'm going to be elaborate on one of those tips The first tip that I gave which is Pre-cool your cooler. I think ...
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SmailTrail4x4 Stay Hydrated

Don’t get dehydrated on the trail

Don't get dehydrated on the trail Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System: Check Todays Price Staying hydrated on the trail might be one of the most responsible acts you can do. When people get dehydrated, their judgment and patients goes down the tube, and this is when they could do damage ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Rubicon Heathen Eagle

Rubicon Trail with Ian from Heathen Eagle

Rubicon Trail with Ian from Heathen Eagle Follow Heathen Eagle I had the incredible pleasure to be able to introduce the Rubicon Trail to a friend of mine, Ian. Ian and I have known each other since high school. He has his own YouTube channel where he takes his Dodge ...
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SnailTrail4x4 7 Tips to keep Ice Longer

Science of keeping beer cold

The science of keeping beer cold Keeping Ice in your cooler does have a bit of a science to it. When you're going on a multi-night trip its essential to keep ice as long as possible. Here are my 7 tips on how to keep Ice in your cooler longer ...
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Anchor Bay Camping

Camping on the California Coast

Camping on the California Coast Took a short break from off-roading to spend some time with some friends. I took Lloyd to the coast to kick back, relax and see some old friends. It was a much-needed break even though the water was cold and the waves were poor. Don't ...
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SnailTrail4x4 False Cooler Lid

False Cooler Lid for your ice chest

False Cooler Lid for your ice chest Window Screen: Check Todays Price Creating a False Lid for your cooler is a quick, cheap, and easy. It just took a little time to create a template for an accurate fit. Once the template was made I transferred it to the windscreen ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Peligreen Jeep Trail

Exploring the Ishi Wilderness (Failing the Peligreen Jeep Trail)

Exploring the Ishi Wilderness (Failing the Peligreen Jeep Trail) Deep in the Ishi Wilderness which is located just outside of Redbluff California. there is a trail called the Peligreen Jeep Trail or Peligreen Jeep Way. It was our goal to do the most difficult section of this trail. However, we ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Jack Handle Cover

Floor Jack Handle Cover

Floor Jack Handle Cover Has your floor jack ever slipped? Has it ever flung out of your hand and hit the body. This little/simple/cheap hack will save you from hitting your body with the floor jack handle and causing some serious damage. I bought the parts from the local hardware ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Rig Walk Around

Super clean International Scout 80 (Rig Walk Around)

Super clean International Scout 80 (Rig Walk Around) Go Follow Blake: YouTube  Instagram Big thanks to Blake for allowing me to show off his 1965 International Scout 80. It was a blast hanging out with him. His Scout 80 could quite possibly be the cleanest scout I have ever seen ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Ham Radio Class

Ham Radio License test was so hard!

Ham Radio License test was so hard! We met at a round table for a crash course on Ham Radio with Tyler from My Off Road Radio . This was an eight hour class with the Ham Radio Test at the end. I didn't do any studying beforehand, and that was ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Samantha-pt3 Will it run unassisted

Will Samantha run unassisted?

Will Samantha run unassisted? Samantha (pt3): In the last episode, we were able to get Samantha to start, Yippy. But starting is only a small victory. Now I need to figure out how to get her running. I am going to check out the vacuum lines, and air intake for ...
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SnailTrail4x4 Open Use Radios

What other types of radios are there, other then CB or Ham?

What other types of radios are there, other than CB or Ham? 2 Minute Tuesday: There are many different types of radios and radio services. We have already covered CB/Ham radios in a previous episode. Now we are talking three more types, FRS, MURS, and GMRS. Visit https://myoffroadradio.com for more ...
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Packing your off-road Toyota Truck

What do you pack when you go off-roading

What do you pack when you go off-roading I am heading out on a camping trip and I've pretty much finished packing up my truck. I wanted to give you a quick little rundown of what I pack and why I pack specific items. This is more of a beginner ...
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4wd Samantha - will it start

Does a Fuel Pump fix Samantha? (Samantha pt2)

Does a Fuel Pump fix Samantha? (Samantha pt2) In the last episode, we found out that the fuel pump wasn't pushing fluid to the engine. In this episode, we will install the new pump and filter. We also end up installing an inline fuel filter as well. It sure takes ...
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CB Radio vs Ham Radio

CB vs Ham Radio

What is the difference between CB and Ham Radios? To talk about this I brought in Tyler from My Off Road Radio (@myoffroadradio).  One of the major factors that should go into you making your choice are the functions of the different types of radios. What do you want to get ...
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Toyota 4Runner Buggy

Internal/External Cage 1985 Toyota 4Runner

Internal/External Cage 1985 Toyota 4Runner Have you ever wondered what would happen if you cut off all your body panels and decided to cage your off-road rig? I am super excited to be able to give you a rig walk around with my good buddy Russell he's got a 1985 ...
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Toyota 4Runner LED Headlights

LED Headlights in a 1st Gen Toyota 4Runner

LED Headlights in a 1st Gen Toyota 4Runner LED Headlights (Pair): Check Todays Price H4 Wiring Harness: Check Todays Price In this episode of SnailTrail4x4 we install LED headlights into a 1st Gen Toyota 4Runner. The first gen Toyota 4Runners came with halogen bulbs that come out entirely as one ...
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Toyota Maintenance

6 Cleaning and Maintenance steps after buying a used Toyota Truck

6 Cleaning and Maintenance steps after buying a used Toyota Truck 2 Minute Tuesday: In this episode, I show you the six simple steps I take whenever I buy a used vehicle. I perform these steps each and every time I get a used vehicle because it allows me to ...
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Stanley Cooking Kit

Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cooking Kit

Stanley Adventure Base Camp Cooking Kit Stanley Adventure Base Camp: Check Todays Price Today's 2 Minutes Tuesday I'd like to talk about my new cooking kit. I got the adventure Basecamp from Stanley. One of the main reasons I got this cook it is because it's a stainless steel set ...
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Toyota 4Runner Power Stop Brakes

Installing Powerstop Extreme Brakes onto a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

Installing Powerstop Extreme Brakes onto a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner In this episode, we are installing Powerstop Extreme brakes onto a 5th gen Toyota 4Runner. The brakes are a carbon fiber ceramic formula which offers the ultimate breaking performance for trucks and 4x4. The drilled and slotted rotors improve performance ...
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Off-road Radio Communication

What is the best type of radio for off-roading

What is the best type of radio for off-roading 2 Minute Tuesday: Let me Introduce Tyler, he runs a website called myoffroadradio.com and they teach and prepare people for the Ham Radio Class. It's amazing how many different types of radios there are. What is the best radio for off-roading? ...
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Toyota Idler Pulley

Replacing the power steering idler pulley bearing (Toyota 22re)

Replacing the power steering idler pulley bearing (Toyota 22re) There I was driving down the freeway and I started to get belt wine. Not long after my belt broke, and I lost almost all steering. For one reason or another (probably because of my dirty engine), my idler pulley seized ...
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Toyota 4Runner Wheel Spacers

Installing Wheel Spacers on a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

Installing Wheel Spacers on a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner 2 Minute Tuesday: Installing wheel spacers on a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner is a quick and easy way to get a wider track width. There are a few different styles from bolt-on applications to small spacers that fit just over the ...
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Shop Organization with GearWrench Socket Rails

Quick trick for great organization of your sockets!

Quick trick for great organization of your sockets! 2 Minute Tuesday: Organization in your shop or garage is super important in this tool helps you keep everything organized. I'm a huge fan of these Socket Rail because they are easy to move, painless to snap on and off because of ...
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Toyota Torsion Bars Lift

Lift or Lower your Toyota Pickup or 4Runner by adjusting the Torsion Bars

Lift or Lower your Toyota Pickup or 4Runner by adjusting the Torsion Bars 2 Minute Tuesday: Adjusting your torsion bars is a quick and easy way to lift or lower your Toyota Pickup or 4Runner. Toyota Pickup's and 4Runner' from 1986 - 1995 came with torsion bars. The torsion bar ...
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Toyota Used Tires

What to look for when buying used tires

What to look for when buying used tires I never realized buying used tires would be so difficult. Did you know that there's an expiration on tires in California? There's a data which they will not Mount or balance tires? Do you know how to find the born on date ...
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Toyota Break over angle

What is break over angle?

What is break over angle? Triangle calculator: http://www.cleavebooks.co.uk/scol/calrtri.htm 2 Minute Tuesday: Simply put your break over angle is the angle that doesn't let you get high centered over an obstacle. If you can clear the top of the mountain or drive over the Rocks, you have a good break over angle ...
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Toyota Traction

Get the best traction from your differentials for your Toyota off road vehicle

Get the best traction from your differentials for your Toyota off-road vehicle 2 Minute Tuesday: Understanding of your differentials and how they work is very important. Knowing what type of differential you have will help you improve your Toyota off-road rig. Most Vehicles come stock with an open differential. This ...
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Ram Mounts

Installing a Ram Mount into a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner

Installing a Ram Mount into a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner Super clean install of a Ram Mount X-Grip cell phone holder in a 5th gen Toyota 4Runner. This video can also be used to be a how-to disassemble your dash as we needed to take it apart to mount the ...
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Toyota Approach and Departure Angle

How to improve your approach and departure angles on your Toyota off road rig

How to improve your approach and departure angles on your Toyota off-road rig 2 Minute Tuesday: Knowing your approach and departure angles will make you a better Toyota off-roader. Learn how to find out your approach and departure angles by using a piece of plywood and a simple angle gage ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Gearwrench Toyota off road

What is one of your favorite shop tools?

What is one of your favorite shop tools? One of my Favorite Shop Tools: Check Today's Price 2 Minute Tuesday: Everyone has a favorite tool, their go-to tool, the tool they know that can get the job done. One of my most favorite tools is my Gearwrench Combination Ratcheting Wrench ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Borla Exhaust Toyota 4runner

Installing a Borla cat back exhaust system into a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

 Installing a Borla cat back exhaust system into a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner Borla Exhaust: Check Today's Price The Borla cat-back exhaust system was an easy install onto the 5th gen Toyota 4Runner. Borla is a big name in exhaust systems for big block engines so we're curious how ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Ground Clearance Toyota off road

What is the best Ground Clearance for a Toyota off road rig

What is the best Ground Clearance for a Toyota off road rig 2 Minute Tuesday: We discuss the Ground Clearance. What are the major benefits and drawbacks of having a High Ground Clearance Toyota off road truck? How could it hurt if you are to low? There are a few ...
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Snailtrail4x4 HID low beam Toyota 4runner

HID Headlight Install in a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner (Reverse Polarity)

HID Headlight Install in a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner (Reverse Polarity) Kensun HID Headlights: Check Today's Price Trail4r Install Instructions Installing HID headlights into a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner. Installing HID headlights for your Toyota off-road vehicle is one of the easiest and best installs you can do. Having great ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Toyota off road wheelbase

What is the best Wheelbase for your Toyota off road rig?

What is the best Wheelbase for your Toyota off-road rig? How do you figure out what your wheelbase is for your Toyota off-road rig? It's easy, measure the distance between your front and rear axles. That number will be your wheelbase. Your wheelbase is important because it will help you ...
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Snailtrail4x4 LED vs. HID Toyota off road

LED or HID what is the difference

LED or HID what is the difference 2 Minute Tuesday, What is the difference between LEDs and HID light bulbs? These two bulbs are not very similar at all. LED which stands for Light Emitting Diode doesn't have any moving parts and therefore is nearly shockproof. the light it creates ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Organize your garage Toyota off road

3 tips to help you organize your garage

3 tips to help you organize your garage 2 Minute Tuesday, I discussed three different options to help you organize your garage. These are three easy ideas but they only work if you are willing to return the item to where they belong. 1. Large Storage Bins 2. Small Compartment ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Gobi Ladder Toyota off road

Super Simple Install of a Gobi 4runner Ladder

Super Simple Install of a Gobi 4runner Ladder Trail4r Install Instructions Installation of the Gobi 4runner Ladder was super easy and maybe only took trail4r and I 10-20 minutes. A few basic set up steps then it was removing the 3m adhesive tape and sticking it to the 5th gen ...
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Snailtrail4x4 2018 Toyota Off road

What 2018 is Going to Bring | Happy New Year!

What 2018 is Going to Bring | Happy New Year! 2 Minute Tuesday, I talk about the exciting upcoming year we are going to have in 2018. From my best friend giving me my New Years Resolution of learning how to TIG weld, to the many projects, Lloyd, Bobcat and ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Thanks toyota off road

Looking back on 2017 and Thank you!

Looking back on 2017 and Thank you! 2017 was a good year for SnailTrail4x4. Starting on July 4th with my first video Intro to SnailTrail4x4 we sure have come long ways since then. I am learning and growing each day to make a better product for you the viewers and ...
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Snailtrail4x4 C4 Rock Sliders toyota 4runner

Installing C4 Fab Rock Sliders onto a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner

Installing C4 Fab Rock Sliders onto a 5th Gen Toyota 4runner Trail4r.com install Instructions C4 Fabrication Backsliders on a 5th Gen Toyota was very straightforward build. After we cleaned the undercarriage we went on removing the two KDSS skid plates along with the skid plate for the gas tank. The ...
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Snailtrail4x4 Gift Ideas Toyota off road

4 simple gifts for the off-roader

4 simple gifts for the off-roader 2 Minute Tuesday, I discuss four possible gift ideas that would be great for anyone that's just getting into offroading to the most extreme off-roader. What would your four gifts be? $20 and Less - Autoparts Gift Card $50 and Less - Offroading Trails ...
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ARB Differential Breather Kit install for a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

 ARB Differential Breather Kit install for a 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner ARB Diff Breather Kit: Check Todays Price Trail4r Install Instructions Installing an ARB Differential Breather Kit on a 5th Gen 4runner is one of the easiest projects I have done. 1. We started by running the 8mm tubing ...
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Do you creep around your shop?

 Do you creep around your shop? Creeper: Check Todays Price Stool: Check Todays Price Today's 2 Minute Tuesday, I talk about the benefits of having a creeper and why I enjoy creeping around my shop. Creepers are great 1. Keeps you off the ground 2. Ease of Mobility 3 ...
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What do you use to heat your shop?

What do you use to heat your shop? My Shop Heater: Check Todays Price There are a few different items to think about when looking at heaters for your shop. - The size of your shop - The size of the heater (BTU) - Directional or Multi-Directional - Fuel type ...
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Exploring Pinecrest Peak Trail with some friends

Exploring Pinecrest Peak Trail with some friends Jimmy Jet, Charles, and Michael go out on an adventure to find the top of Pinecrest Peak. To our surprise, the trail was quite easy to the peak (level 3). On our way back we decided to go an alternative route around the ...
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These are the best shop gloves!

 These are the best shop gloves! Mechanix Wear gloves: Check Todays Price (All sizes) On today's 2 Minute Tuesday, I discuss why I enjoy the Mechanix Wear gloves. These gloves are great for any DIY project you might have. They are mainly great for your shop projects. Their all ...
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5 factors when buying a floor Jack

5 factors when buying a floor Jack

5 factors when buying a floor Jack What Floor Jack do you use? I am in the market for a new floor jack, and I would like your help. Mine is getting old, the hydraulic fluid is leaking out and its just time for an upgrade. Below are the four ...
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Use Driver and Passenger not Right and Left

Use Driver and Passenger not Right and Left

Use Driver and Passenger not Right and Left In this 2 Minute Tuesday I discuss good communication and signals to use on the trail. Waving your hands doesn't always send the correct signal. Make sure you have good communication with your Driver/Spotter at all times and know the signals they ...
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My First Pit-Crew Experience

My First Pit-Crew Experience Jimmy Jet works Pit-Crew for the first time for his friend Edwin #4475 at Ultra 4 Nationals. I showed up late on Friday night to some of the SLO County Crawlers tearing apart Edwin Dana 60 front axle. As soon as I arrived, I was put ...
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Does your Hi-Lift Jack get stuck?

Does your Hi-Lift Jack get stuck? 2 Minute Tuesday - Hi-Lift Jacks covers are one of the best ways to protect your Jacks Hi-Lift Jack Cover: Check Todays Price Hi-Lift Jack JP-350 Jack Protector: Check Todays Price The Cover slips on over the tongue of the jack and zips from ...
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Fluids I take out on the trail

 Fluids I take out on the trail 2 Minute Tuesday - Here is my crate of fluids that I take out on the trail. This list has been very fluid in the past but here is what I have in there now. Hopkins FloTool Gal/Quart: Check Todays Price 4 ...
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Jeep Beach West at Oceano Dunes, Pismo CA

Jeep Beach West at Oceano Dunes, Pismo CA In this episode of SnailTrail4x4 Jimmy Jet meets up with his friends the SLO County Crawlers at Jeep Beach West. The event is held at the Oceano Dunes in Pismo Ca. We end up camping in the sand dunes and go wheeling ...
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Baltic Ridge Trail outside of Placerville, CA

Baltic Ridge Trail outside of Placerville, CA The Baltic Ridge Trail starts off Mormon Emigrant Trail and is about 40 Miles outside of Placerville. This area has many forest roads and that is ultimately what lead us into getting turned around. We did have to drive through some tight spots ...
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ARB E-Z Tire Deflator Full Review and How to Use

 ARB E-Z Tire Deflator Full Review and How to Use The ARB E-Z Tire Deflator could possibly be the best tools you could have in your off-road vehicle. ARB E-Z Deflator: Check Todays Price  What I really like about the ARB E-Z Tire Deflator is that it's an all in ...
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Install an Icon Stage 2 lift kit on a 5th Gen 4 runner

Install an Icon Stage 2 lift kit on a 5th Gen 4 runner Thanks to trail4r.com for providing the kit and the rig. Trail4r Install Instructions Jimmy Jet explains how to Install an Icon Stage 2 suspension lift kit onto a 5th Gen Trail Premium Toyota 4runner. After breaking the ...
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New ‘old’ Shop Truck

Ep 07: New 'old' Shop Truck In this episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet introduces his new shop truck "Lloyd". Lloyd is a 1995 4x4 Toyota Pick up. He has got a 22re heart and a manual (w56) legs. His interior is very clean with no cracks on the dash, and ...
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Rubicon Trail Maintenance with San Luis Obispo County Crawlers (Part 2)

Rubicon Trail Maintenance with San Luis Obispo County Crawlers (Part 2) In this episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet and Jason continue on the Rubicon with their friends from San Luis Obispo County Crawlers (SCC) aka SLO County Crawlers. We were invited to go out on their annual Rubicon Trail Maintenance ...
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Steaks and Stories on the Rubicon

 Steaks and Stories on the Rubicon In this episode of SnailTrail4x4 Special, Jimmy Jet goes to the first ever Steaks and Stories out on the Rubicon. Steaks and Stories is a great time for us to be able to get to know each other and talk about our jewel, the ...
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Rubicon Trail Maintenance with San Luis Obispo County Crawlers

Rubicon Trail Maintenance with San Luis Obispo County Crawlers In this episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet and Jason go to the Rubicon with some friends from San Luis Obispo County Crawlers (SCC) aka SLO County Crawlers.We were invited to go out on their annual Rubicon Trail Maintenance trip. This was ...
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Fordyce Lake & Single Peak

Fordyce Lake and Singal Peak Trail In this episode of SnailTrail4x4 Jimmy Jet and some friends drive out to Fordyce Lake and along the way up to Single Peak. Fordyce Lake Road (Forest Route 85) is a nicely groomed Fire Road with moderate grades a 2 wheel drive vehicle could ...
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Home Made Rear Bumper for Bobcat (part 2)

Home Made Rear Bumper for Bobcat (part 2) In this episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet and Jason finish fabricating a rear bumper for bobcat. after we removed the bed, fabricated the rear bumper and welded the bumper to the frame we needed to paint the new bumper. Once we placed ...
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Home Made Rear Bumper for Bobcat (part 1)

Home Made Rear Bumper for Bobcat (part 1) In this episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet and Jason fabricate a rear bumper for bobcat. First, we needed to remove the truck bed, there are 6 bolts on my truck, 8 on a stock Toyota bed (my got cut out when I ...
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Spacer Leveling Kit 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner

Spacer Leveling Kit 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner ProComp Spacer Kit: Check Todays Price In this How To episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet shows you how to Install a Pro Comp spacer leveling kit onto a 5th Generation Toyota 4Runner. SHOCKS: YES, you are going to need new shocks Total Time: ...
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Intro to 4×4 – Taking friends off-roading

Intro to 4x4 - Taking friends off-roading SnailTrail4x4 Episode 01: Intro to 4x4 - taking friends off-roading In this episode of Snailtrail4x4, Jimmy Jet takes some friends off-roading. The camping destination is Sand Bar flat campground down the Crandall Peak Trail. The trail starts 2.2 miles past Strawberry, CA. is ...
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Dodge Ridge Trail

SnailTrail4x4 Trail Review 01: Dodge Ridge Trail Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2KkPIuER28& In this episode of Snailtrail4x4, Jimmy Jet and some friends, take a scenic drive the Dodge Ridge Trail. The Trail is located five miles past Pinecrest Lake towards Dodge Ridge Ski Resort. The Trail was quite easy (Level 3), 4-wheel drive is ...
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Toyota Marker Lights to Blinkers

How To 01: Toyota Marker Lights to Blinkers On this how-to episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet shows you how to turn your Toyota pickup corner marker lights into full time running lights as well as blinkers. It's a straightforward mod should only take an hour or so, with no special ...
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Introduction to Bobcat

Introduction to Bobcat On this episode of SnailTrail4x4, Jimmy Jet talks about his 1991 Toyota pickup that he calls Bobcat. Bobcat is a rusted, battered, and beat up old truck stuffed full of strong Toyota parts. This old beater still does great boulder crawling and trail runs. Music By: http://joyzumusic.com/ ...
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Introduction to SnailTrail 4×4

Introduction to SnailTrail 4x4 Finally what we have ALL been waiting for.  A YouTube channel dedicated to you the offroading, 4x4ing, outdoorsy, camper. Follow along with SnailTrail4x4 while we make some epic builds and go on some legendary offroad adventures ...
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