The Accessory Dream Guide Issue 2


Year/Make/Model: 2014 Toyota Tacoma Owner: Curtis Mann Location: White Rock, BC Instagram: @rambling.bc4wd


Modifications & Accessories:

Curtis calls his ’14 Toyota Tacoma “my Taco”, but her official name is ‘Warthog’ “like the warthog vehicle from Halo 3.” He grew up off-roading with his dad in an old K5 Blazer and his personal “addiction” began with an ’85 Toyota pickup “straight outta Back To The Fu- ture.” Curtis calls White Rock, BC home and he bought his “taco brand new off the lot, bone stock. Every modification, aside from the ARB Airlocker, I’ve installed myself.”

FRONT SUSPENSION: - 3” OME Struts with 886 Coils - JBA HD UCA’s - Sway bar - Delete 1” Diff Drop REAR SUSPENSION: - OME Dakar leafs - BCC Shackle Flip Kit with Synergy XJ shackles - Toytec BOSS Shocks - Trail Gear Stainless Braided Brake Line Extensions

He is extremely brand loyal: “TOYOTA ALL THE WAY! Only in a frozen hell would you find a dead Toyota. They go forever.” His favourite off road track is “Whipsaw Trail. It’s got a mix of every type of wheeling you can think of. It has a breathtaking landscape that is beautiful as much as it is delicate.”

ARMOUR: - RBF Custom Hybrid Front Bumper - Trail Gear Rock Defense Rear Bumper with 1” Tuck - Atomic Fab Custom Weld on Sliders - ARB Safari Armax Snorkel - ARB Rear Airlocker - Superwinch 8500 with Gemstone Diamond Series Line - RBF Custom Bed Rack for Tepui Kuke-nam SiberIan Camo RTT - RBF Custom In-Bed Tire Carrier - 6ball Shifter Knob

Curtis is a member of two BC 4WD clubs: “Both of them are active in charity work and main- tain a lot of the trails we have so that we can keep access to the land.” His most extreme challenge so far has been the Eagle Mountain, Gate Keeper: “It’s a short rock garden on the way to the look out that looks down at Deep Cove. Going up was no problem, had to bump it a little, but I made it up with minor wheel spin. Coming down is a whole other story. The long wheelbase of a DCLB Tacoma makes it

42 THE ACCESSORY DREAM GUIDE Finally, Curtis has a message for you readers about his beloved taco, Warthog: “Sorry, it’s not for sale!” sketchy. Gate Keeper is kind of like a table… I almost took the truck over the edge of the table down a cliff. Had to stack a million rocks just to back up and try it again…I’ve done Gate Keeper 3 times and this has happened 3 times. I have no idea why I keep going back. Adrenaline rush? Yup.”

LIGHTING: - 20” Glare LED Light Bar - LED Reverse Lights WHEELS AND TIRES: - 17” Ceco Daytona Black - 285 70 R17 - Cooper STT PRO

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