The Flagship – 2003 Toyota Sequoia Limited:
We bought this Sequoia in 2013 after coming to a point where we needed more room than what our 2nd generation 4Runner could provide. It had 250,000 kms on the clock but came with maintenance records and was in fine shape. The Sequoia is a true truck with body-on-frame design with 4×4, a centre locking differential and a low range gearbox. It has a silky smooth 4.7L V8 (2UZ-FE) putting out 240 horsepower and 315 lb-ft of torque with seating for up to 8 including the driver and the capability to tow up to 6200 lbs. This was a good fit for our requirements as a daily family hauler and expedition truck. Not long after purchase, the modifying began…
Bilstein 5100 adjustable height shocks, OME lift springs, front differential drop kit, aftermarket adjustable rear air bags, 1.5″ wheel spacers, 285/70/17 Goodyear Duratrac tires on 17″ FN FX PRO wheels.
Balmer Fabricaton custom front plate bumper with integrated flood lights & bumper mounted LED floods, Yakima topper, removed oem side steps.
Custom air intake with K&N filter, cat-back exhaust (keeping it simple). Powerstop vented brake rotors all around with exteme towing duty pads.
Custom made queen-sized sleeping/storage platform (removable) with option for 60/40 split and folding ability to allow for remain inside with middle row. Old-school paper maps from Backroad Mapbooks, a plain-jane Garmin GPS, iPhone utilizing Canadian Topo Maps app, and good ol’ sense of direction.
Superwinch 8000 lbs winch. Ironman 4X4 TRED traction aids, 2X 30,000 lbs recovery straps + tree saver, shovel, axe & saw.
What’s next? Rear plate bumper, roof rack, camp lights….
How she looked on day one: