Alvin’s 2022 TRD Offroad Tacoma

Having a great experience with Toyota, there is no doubt that my next vehicle would be another Toyota line. Fall of 2021, I acquired my first truck a 2022 Tacoma TRD Off-road with the intention of using as a utility vehicle. 

Living in a suburban Chicago there’s no place for off-roading. While on a vacation I came across this Offroad Park in Indiana and met a group of gentlemen who helped me out with my first off-roading experience, I’ve tried and tested out what this vehicle can do (in stock). Right then after hitting the obstacle I knew that I needed an upgrade and protection for my undercarriage.

With the new hobby and Ioving the outdoors I met more and more people who had the same passion, I ended up off-roading more often that led to overlanding, I started from tenting in the truck bed then upgraded to RTT. 

I chose RCI rock sliders because of the 20° angle and a kick out that saved me numerous times and from being turtled a couple. I like the option of a tonneau adapter for bed rack that I was able to keep my bed cover which other companies do not offer, and most importantly the rear differential skid from hitting the rock, boulder, and logs. Unfortunately, I discovered RCI after purchasing my roof rack and full skids.

When time comes, my next upgrade would be front suspension, overland front bumper, and high clearance swing out rear bumper. 

Instagram: @colen_adventure 

Build List:


  • RCI Rock slider 20° angle
  • RCI Fuel tank skid plate 10g steel
  • RCI Rear differential skid plate
  • RCI 12” HD Bed rack
  • RCI Bed rack tonneau adapters
  • CBI Full skid plates
  • Martin Offroad roof rack

  • 8 Gang switch Panel
  • LED Light bar
  • Bumper Lights
  • Ditch Lights


  • TRD Off-Road OEM suspension (Bilstein)
  • Westcott TRD Off-Road preload collar
  •  Icon RXT leaf pack – stage 3

Wheels & Tires:

  • Icon Rebound satin black, 17×8.5
  • Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 285/70/17

  • 23Zero 180° Peregrine awning
  • Amazon 4 season RTT
  • Radioddity 25W Quad band GMRS radio, VHF/UHF Long Range antenna , Midland GMRS XTalker handheld radio 
  • WeBoost Drive Reach Overland cell booster
  • freezer/cooler
  • EcoFlow battery pack
  • air compressor
  • NATO Jerry can
  • CL beaver shovel
  • Vault
  • Plano
  • Apache and Pelican storage cases
  • Bottle Jack
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Diesel heater
  • Recovery ropes and shackles.

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