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2015 Toyota 4runner Oil Change

Toyota 4runner Oil Change How To This was the first time I changed the oil in my wife’s 2015 Toyota 4Runner, so I wasn’t entirely familiar with how to get to everything; making for some good bloopers at the end of the video. It’s very similar to the FJ Cruisers from similar year ranges, so […]


Getting in a Car Accident isn’t Fun

If you think crashes are awesome and cool things to see on TV, here’s a reality check for you. On May 23rd, around 3:45pm, I was driving home with my family after going grocery shopping at Costco. As we were getting into the right lane to exit the freeway, we had to stop because traffic […]


Fixing my Coilover without a Spring Compressor

I had an issue with one of my shocks that required pulling the strut and spring assembly (often referred to as a coilover) apart to repair. most people would say you need a spring compressor, but the one’s that you “rent” from the auto parts store are not exactly the safest things I’ve ever used. […]


FJ Cruiser Front Control Arms Replaced

I replaced the front control arms on my FJ Cruiser. If you’re curious to see how I did it, here’s the video: You really only have to watch the first eighteen and a half minutes to see how it was done, the rest is just fun extra video footage of the whole ordeal. After 169,000 […]


Reinforce Lower Link Mounts on an FJ Cruiser

Installing Trailworx Lower Link Skids by welding them is the best way to reinforce the weak lower link mounts on the frame of an FJ Cruiser. We only had one very minor issue caused by one of the stock mounts being tweaked slightly, but with a little grinding on the mount and shaving of the […]


Doran Canyon – Calico Ghost Town California

Doran Canyon of the Odessa / Doran Loop has more of a desert feel. When traveling this area, you will notice that the mostly desert landscape is very different than its counterpart Odessa Canyon. Doran does have one big difference when it comes to the trail drive, “Doran Gate Keeper”. Doran’s Gate Keeper is an […]


My Commute Home On a Good Day – Phoenix Traffic 2016


Cleaning Up FJ After Mud Bath North of the Mogollon Rim

Spaldam is cleaning up his FJ Cruiser after getting in the mud near Flagstaff Arizona just north of the Mogollon Rim the day after a big rain storm.


Fry Lake, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

Fry Lake is a very scenic area, and popular place for cattle grazing in the summer time. The cows are typically brought up form the Verde Valley via Jerome Road. It’s a beautiful meadow full of flowers in the summer time, and typically snowed over in the winter. Get the trail details and download a […]


Broken Arrow, Coconino NF, Arizona

With amazing red rock formations towering into the sky, this off-road trail is full of awe-inspiring beauty. It’s no wonder Broken Arrow is one of the most popular off-road trails in all of Arizona. Situated near Sedona, Arizona and within the Coconino National Forest, the trail, and the surrounding area, offer the amazing views Sedona […]


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