This year’s SEMA show was crawling with interesting items. We got some great video and interviews, did some quick demonstrations of a variety of parts, and of course we found a lot of cool Tundras.
However, this 2011 5.7 Tundra 4×4 from Falken Tire is the only Tundra we saw with a genuine solid front axle. Check it out:
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Playing in the sand with your truck can be a lot of fun, but it also carries with it quite a few risks. Primarily, jumping dunes and dodging pits can put a lot of strain on your vehicle, especially since stock pickups were never designed to take that kind of pounding abuse on their suspension and frame. This is why so many off-road enthusiasts opt for smaller scale entertainment in the form of a utility-terrain vehicle.
Some of the more interesting UTV options on the market come from the mind of Christopher “MARSHALL” Burke of Marshall Motoart. Located in Ogden, Utah, Burke has been building UTV’s for years. UTV’s are vehicles which started out in life as standard work or task-based vehicles but which evolved through customization to fill a sportier role in their owner’s life. UTV’s typically allow for side-by-side seating, unlike a smaller ATV, and they are also larger and more capable than their entry-level cousins.
In addition to basing UTV designs on existing models, Burke also comes up with completely custom creations for individual customers.
I was lucky enough to bump into ‘Moose,’ one of the guys that helped design and create the Sportsman Edition Tundra at the 2010 SEMA show, and he was willing to do a quick camera interview for TundraHeadquarters.com. Check it out:
Some interesting trivia about the truck:
Toyota has done and excellent job creating a custom Tundra for this year’s SEMA show. Unlike years past, this is both an interesting concept AND an interesting demonstration piece.
Some of the more interesting and outrageous features are: