Got the shuttle rig setup for the weekend! Anyone who wants shuttles call Tyler!
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Got the shuttle rig setup for the weekend! Anyone who wants shuttles call Tyler!

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  • + 1
 thats so baller. truck is sick, 4 bad ass bikes on her, ready to rally! i will be honest though, who in the hell would tolerate shuttling when you have to lift your rige that high to get it on the truck, every run!?! my weak little chicken arms and shoulders would have a fit! sick setup though!
  • + 1
 My 2 cents on the Thule rack:
I have the same setup: T2 with four bikes. In under six months of use (averaging 1 shuttle per week with 2-5 miles of dirt road) the rack was mostly destroyed. It was bent, sloppy, and even had one of the trays fall off the end of the rack in route. The brass bushings in the folding mechanism all cracked and fell out, making the whole assembly flop around wether loaded or not. Do not use this thing off road, it will disintegrate. But after you destroy it, get some 2" square tube and make a non-folding version like I did. That will hold up pretty well.
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 In February it'll be 2 years, so that is a really LONG term test on a rack that has been everywhere. Mike and I each picked them up at that time, his is worse for wear due to not paying attention and re-tightening bolts etc., but mine is going strong.
  • + 1
 nice truck, pretty dialed for a light-wheeler / daily driver...

per all the above comments you could easily shorten the back end appearance a bit (looks like maybe a foot or so) by re-pinning the bike rack farther forward (under the truck) or re-drilling the pin hole in the bike rack but that would spoil the rack a bit for resale.

Why do you carry around a spare tire, do you like the ride better or?
  • + 1
 In case he gets a flat? Big Grin
  • + 1
 Nice that you can get 4 bikes on there... but does you truck hold that many or do you guys each ride down on two bikes at a time? Now that is talent! Wink
  • + 1
 I call my T2 + the 2 bike extension a T4. Just seems like a fitting name. Nice truck too!
  • + 1
 Tyler Maine...I hate you. You and your mountain bikes, and your rock-and-roll music, and your 90210.
  • + 2
 why 4 bikes isnt there only 2 seats?
  • + 1
 weekend road trip, take 4 bikes, XC, DJ, DH, AM or just to show that the rack can hold 4 bikes.
  • + 1
 whoa, what kind of bars are on the black bike with the white boxxer? look ridiculously wide.
  • + 1
 800mm Blackspire flats
  • + 1
 if theres one ride i wanna bring up a mountain with 4 bikes on it, im looking at it right now
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flag psymosfear (Oct 9, 2010 at 0:11) (Below Threshold)
 no way look how heavy the 4 bikes makes the rear sag and the front way lifted ..Smile go up to steep of a hill with them 4 bikes and you will end up right on them ..the 4 bikes weigh more than the engine lol..i would add some steel plates to the front to balance the weight out ..or take the bikes and mount the rack over the box some how ..would look cooler like that tooSmile
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 other than that it is a sick set up i agree Smile
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 ya, a heavy duty bush gaurd and that thing would be ready to rock and roll
  • - 2
 ya that totaly would help with the unbalanced weight issue as well a big winch would also be a must with the bash guard and with both the weight issue would be perfect for 4 bikes on the rear
  • + 0
 ya, that would be the shit
  • + 11
 Hahaha these bikes never even budged the suspension on my rig. It's sprung to carry a 1000 plus pounds, this 160 was minor.
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flag psymosfear (Oct 10, 2010 at 0:19) (Below Threshold)
 nice Smile ..i guess it just kinda looks a bit back heavy in the photo..mabey cause all the bikes hanging off the rear ..would be cool if you could mount the rack above the rear cargo box on a roller rack and then roll it out to that position for unloading and to get to lower box for storage..that would look way better, with all that work you put in to the truck so far..The Truck is awesome for sure i would love to have one like that but that rack.....it defiantly needs a better looking system and or design for it to go with that Bad A$$ 4x4 ...
  • + 4
 4 Bikes wouldnt even touch the weight of that engine lol. I bet the engine in that thing is a good half ton, and no 4 bikes together weigh that much. I'd like to see them futher forward though. Sick truck..
  • + 4
 side note, a 22re only weighs about 340lbs w/o fluids.
  • + 2
 ahhh I love reading these comments...

If you tilt your head so it is even with the truck, it isnt sagged at all...

Even if it was sagged a bit, its a true 4x4 they are designed to flex. My '02 has a Deaver 9leaf in the rear, I notice a difference with 250lbs in the bed. The trade off is I can droop like crazy, and hit speed bumps at 120km/h...

Tyler, who did the SAS work for you, Trail Gear? and what front end did you go with?



"Add some steel plates." WTF!
  • + 1
 @EricBirk

Remember seeing this gorgeous piece of work Silver Star??! I thought steel plates were for tractors?
  • + 1
 agree with sdavismtb, its a lifted truck you should expect sag with any load. sick truck man, she's a real looker.
  • + 1
 yeah that was a great day!!!
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 haha, why am I not suprised to see you here Eric. Although all these comments from armchair mechanics makes me scared to post pics of my yota. Your a brave man for posting these. Brule, if your ever in Alberta, contact Eric or myself and we'll get together and go for a drive and a bike ride out at Baseline.
  • + 1
 hahaha If it has a T on the grill and a transfer case or a turbo I wont be too far behind Big Grin

That would be a great run! I cant really think of a better day than some 4x'n and riding.
  • + 1
 The truck was built in Langley by a guy names Johnny 5 in the Crawling community out this way. No Trail Gear on the truck.

Yes it was up a Silver Star a few times this past summer.

I haven't been to Baseline in like 6+ years. I actually sold the truck a few weeks back as commuting to and from the interior seemed like a bad idea - went back to my old '94 4Runner = www.pinkbike.com/photo/462085
  • + 1
 Sold the truck!!! ah well at least your still running a Toy Big Grin
  • + 1
 Hey I know Johnny 5... Great guy
  • + 1
 look at that yota. beautiful. is she an 85?
  • + 1
 SAS'd and registered as an 85'
  • + 1
 v6 or a 22re?
  • + 2
 4.3L VOrtec
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 That thing needs a Toyota Diesel in it. Putting shivvy anything in a Toyota is like putting V-brakes on a Carbon DH bike. Beautiful Toyota though. I've got an 89 4runner that's just been designated a "trail toy" (aleady got the dual cases and the 85 axles sitting in the barn along with a set of all skinny Simmex's to go on her YEAH!!!) as I'm importing a German HZJ75 Troupy here next year.
  • + 1
 Nice truck tup mine is almost there Smile
  • + 1
 Did you run over Kermit? Im sure he's stuck to the driver's rear tire.
  • + 1
 wow brule this is your truck ,man it looks cool ,great job
  • + 1
 what size tires you have?
  • + 1
 they look like 38 or 39's
  • + 2
 Goodyear MTR Kevlar 37x12.5
  • + 1
 Sooo Sick Bro!!!, what year is it
  • + 1
 Registered as an 85
  • + 1
 Nice man, I gotta 87 looks almost exactly like this
  • + 0
 is it an 85 tho or did you do a sas?
  • + 3
 It has been SAS'd
  • + 1
 I want that pick-up.
Gary.Drool
  • + 1
 Great custom bed!
  • + 1
 I own this very rack!! Big Grin
  • + 1
 tyler if i buy your truck do i get the bike rack too Big Grin
  • + 1
 Yes I will throw in the bike rack too.
  • + 1
 hah if only i could afford, that truck is god. ill see what happens after i get my gehtto rig sold ill see how much cash i got layin around, then ill probs get a loan for the rest
  • + 1
 dude have you seen the new thule safe-T rail bucket seats? sooo dope.
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 How much do those racks cost?
  • + 1
 I miss my 85 SOOOO bad.
  • + 1
 now thats i nice set up!
  • + 1
 thats the nits
  • + 8
 nice yota!
  • + 2
 No kidding, who doesn't love those toyotas Smile
  • + 4
 if you put your foot to the floor do the front tires come off the ground? haha Razz
  • - 1
 are you kidding? that thing probably has barely enough power to get out of its own way! (unless it has a sbc swap)
  • + 3
 4.3L Vortec = ya the tires squawked a lot - plenty of power.
  • + 1
 i was thinkiin of that conversion instead of the 350. but i need a better rig to slap er in.
did u use a plate to link it up to the yota tranny..?
  • + 1
 hey brule, your lucky man im stuck with the stock 22RE with a whopping 110 hp! i can only "squawk" in a down poor lol
  • + 0
 sick i have those tires they throw mud and grass avery where

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