The Accessory Dream Guide Issue 2
Year/Make/Model: 2013 Toyota Tundra SR5 TRD Owner: Martin Banasiak Location: Calgary, Alberta Instagram: @backwoods_tundra
Modifications & Accessories: - Smittybilt Front Steel Bumper - Iron Cross Rear Steel Bumper - Custom Retrofit Headlights - Color Morf Halos - Recon Tinted Taillights - Anzo LED Tailgate Light Bar - LED Interior Lights - HID Headlights - Rigid Industries Pods in Grille (amber) - Rigid Industries Pods Flood (fogs) - Rigid Industries 50”Roof Light Bar - LED Bulbs All Around (interior/exterior) - Addictive Desert Design Roof Mount - Speed Demon Reverse LED Pods - Custom Mountain Vinyl Wrap - 20” BMF Novokane Rims - Hawk Performance Brake Pads
“POP! BAM! POW!” That’s how Martin describes the change his 5” Zone lift made to his ’13 Toyota Tundra. It is “in your face with all the bright orange accents.” Next, he wants: “bigger tires 35” Nitto Ridge Grapplers and my headlights retrofit with after-market LED honeycomb Jeep JK headlights… yes I did say Jeep that’s why these are going to be one of a kind.” Even when it was “bad to the bone stock”, he saw “so much potential in my truck. I wanted to make it an expedition truck similar to the Devolro Tundra, but with my own unique touch”.
- 33” Toyo Extreme AT2 Tires - .40 Cal Shell Valve Caps - Painted Calipers (orange) - Painted Emblems (orange) - Paint Match Grille - Chrome Delete - Tow Mirrors
His truck’s name and his Instagram handle BACK- WOODS TUNDRA says it all: “I love the mountains and it is a big part of my life, anything that has to do with the outdoors and camping”. Living in Calgary is close to the Rockies but he also likes to travel further. The best discovery yet is outside Van- couver where he “decided to explore some new trails. I learned very quickly where my tires were and where they needed to be.” The furthest he’s gone so far is to New Denver, BC and he plans to
- Painted Trim Interior (orange) - Realtree Camo Seat Covers - Hilux Altitude Meter/Leveler - 2 10” Shallow Kicker Subwoofers - Custom Subwoofer Box - 1500 Watt Kicker Amplifier - Limo Tint (all around) - AFE Cold Air Intake (painted orange) - External Bluesea Fuse Box - Raider Topper (lined with carpet) - Smittybilt Shackles (powder coated orange) - Rotopax 15L Jerry Can - 5” Zone Lift (powder coated orange)
take a road trip “up and around Alaska and the Yukon for a month or more”. His most fond memory is “camping because I could basically go anywhere in my truck”. This ride pride continues when he considers the most extreme conditions he’s encountered: “Extreme conditions pfffttt it’s a Tundra it’s unstoppable.” Durability is fundamental for Martin. He describes both his favourite brands using the same terms. Toyotas are “built to last and fun to rip around with” and Rigid Industries LEDs are “built to last and bright”. There’s a photo of him as a child in the garage “helping his Dad by hitting the tire with a rubber mallet” so it seems that Martin was built to create dream rides.
- 2 Undercover Swing Case - Flowmaster Super 10 Muffler
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