Even though the ARB 4Runner was not designed for technical rockcrawling, it performed well in moderately rocky terrain. Traction was never an issue with dual Air Lockers. The only limitations were lack of drivetrain skidplates and average ground clearance.Even though the ARB 4Runner was not designed for technical rockcrawling, it performed well Leaving the main trail onto a snowpacked two-track, I engaged Low range and CDL and allowed the traction control to work, maximizing steering control. However, the trail conditions continued to deteriorate as I gained elevation, encountering several cross-axle, snow-filled ditches. At this point, I locked the rear Air Locker and applied additional throttle to keep momentum and limit the chance of sliding off the trail. Near the high point of the trail, the snow was almost 2 feet deep, and a washout cambered the trail near the hillside. I engaged both Air Lockers and eased the 4Runner through the washout. The front end pulled straight and clawed over the lip as the rear started to slide toward the ditch. I dipped farther into the throttle and the V8 responded, allowing the tires to dig and pull to the top. That portion of the trail was very technical, with extremely loose and slick surface conditions, yet the winch line remained spooled, and I grew even more confident in the Toyota. By the time I reached the southern slopes, it was dark. It wasn't dark for long though, as I fired up all nine IPF lights: two foglamps in the Bull Bar, a driving and spot mounted to the bumper, and a combination of five more on the rack. The light output was incredible, making higher-speed travel at night a safe option. The final adventure with the 4Runner was a 200-plus-mile expedition across southern Arizona, traversing the infamous El Camino del Diablo. This route is one of the harshest environments in the Southwest, with deep silt, miles of heavy corrugations, and extreme temperatures. The 4Runner never complained, and the ARB accessories improved on this already great package, making this Toyota a fantastic solution for the overland explorer. The 4Runner is best suited for poor road conditions. Snow-covered, icy, or wet roads were easily crossed with the solid grip of the traction control and BFG A-Ts. This 4Runner is the perfect ski-resort or mountain-cabin transport.The 4Runner is best suited for poor road conditions. Snow-covered, icy, or wet roads were With 30 inches of lift, the Xjack had no issues raising the 4Runner. The exhaust jack was easy to use, and the side bars showed little flex under the load.With 30 inches of lift, the Xjack had no issues raising the 4Runner. The exhaust jack was The prototype ARB Bull Bar complements the lines of the 4Runner and provides a mounting location for a winch, auxiliary lights, and even limb risers. Most importantly, the bumper will protect the front of the vehicle in an animal strike, saving the radiator and valuable sheetmetal.The prototype ARB Bull Bar complements the lines of the 4Runner and provides a mounting lo Approach and breakover angles are both good, but the driver needs to use caution with the rear overhang. The bumper was never damaged, but it required attention on the most technical trails.Approach and breakover angles are both good, but the driver needs to use caution with the Sources ARB 2-06/-264-1669 www.arbusa.com Little Sahara OHV Area www.ut.blm.gov/recsite/little.html « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!