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Scott Brady September 25th, 2007 05:26 PM

Expedition Trucks Take on the Rubicon
 
The team just finished with the fall issue of Overland Journal (major Rolex, EE, D90, Snap-On, LR, Camel Trophy porn...), so now I can get back on the forum. :D

I thought some of you would enjoy this.

I was contracted to drive the new XV-JP EarthRoamer over the Rubicon trail a few weeks ago, which also meant bringing my Tacoma for support. From Loon lake through the trail to Tahoe without a scratch or drivetrain failure (on either vehicle). Not bad for a couple of 6,000 lb., $$$ overland vehicles.




















In addition, a few weeks prior, I was taking the new Liberty (KK) through the trail and we came across a "blackwater" group testing diesel Toyotas (which were interestingly enough, registered and plated out of North Carolina). A few videos too.

Diesel Toyotas

Diesel 105 Land Cruiser (dream truck)



traveltoad September 25th, 2007 07:24 PM

Great pics! I can't wait to see the full write up!

KevinNY September 26th, 2007 08:21 AM

That night photo is incredible.

JSQ September 27th, 2007 12:18 PM

Sweet.


Being an expedition-style truck on the Rubicon is a fun experience. How did the other trail users treat you?
We got lots of love from the local tribes.

sheki September 27th, 2007 01:13 PM

all the fond memories.....

Scott Brady September 28th, 2007 08:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSQ
Sweet.


Being an expedition-style truck on the Rubicon is a fun experience. How did the other trail users treat you?
We got lots of love from the local tribes.


It was strange, but the trail was empty. We started the Tues. after the holiday weekend, and there was no one there. The trail was slightly more challenging than the month before, as the yahoos had rolled big boulders into the trail, etc.

We should have added another day, it would have made it much more enjoyable.

koby September 28th, 2007 04:35 PM

COCONUT!!! Lots of love might be an understatement...

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSQ
Sweet.


Being an expedition-style truck on the Rubicon is a fun experience. How did the other trail users treat you?
We got lots of love from the local tribes.


JSQ September 28th, 2007 06:17 PM


koby September 28th, 2007 06:43 PM

Coconut:


WB:


What a crew that was. LOL

JSQ October 1st, 2007 07:39 AM

What is the powertrain on this LC?
I'm assuming it's bigger than the 2.8D in the HiLux.


Scott Brady October 1st, 2007 07:46 AM

The 105 Land Cruisesr has a diesel 4.2L straight six, normally aspirated. 5-Speed manual gearbox.

benlittle October 17th, 2007 12:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinNY
That night photo is incredible.


X2 That's very cool.

craig October 27th, 2007 03:08 AM

Scott,

Thanks for the pix. I'll chime in too. The night photo is fantastic.

Craig


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