Toyota 4Runner TRD Baja-Ready 2015 Chase Truck
TRD and N-Fab took Toyota’s tough SUV into the desert with the TRD Pro suspension and a beefy set of wheels and tires. Rigid E-series light bars on the roof, behind the grille, and out back provide the lumens to pierce the inky night, while a Smittybilt winch gives the SUV 9500 pounds of recovery capabilities. N-Fab rock rails protect the bodywork, and TRD-embroidered headrests and a carbon-fiber dash kit add some interior flair.
The Tundra TRD Pro Desert Race Truck will not be alone when it heads down to Ensenada, Mexico to compete in the 47th Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Off-road fabricator N-Fab has built three specially prepared chase trucks including the TRD 4Runner to join the Tundra race truck in attacking the notoriously difficult desert race. The Baja 1000 is known for its penchant for breaking down both man and machine, making support vehicles all the more crucial for survival let alone victory. The build shop at N-Fab equipped all three trucks to traverse the diverse terrain in Baja, carry gear that may be needed in a pinch, and facilitate constant radio communication.
Winning off-road races is not something new for Toyota or TRD. Toyota’s off-road racing heritage is one of utter dominance over the competition––303 off-road wins, 27 manufacturer’s championships and 28 off-road driver’s championships. At the helm of his famously indestructible Toyota trophy trucks, Ivan “Ironman” Stewart captured 11 Baja 500 and 2 Baja 1000 wins. He’ll serve as the race team’s coach and mentor as they head down to connect past and present in Baja.
Toyota TRD 4RUNNER Details:
TRD Pro suspension
TRD off-road tires and wheels
Small cooler w/holder
Rigid E-series light bars: 40” (roof), 30” (bumper), 10” amber (rear-facing), 10” clear (rear-facing)
Lowrance 5” GPS
RCI chase radio w/antenna
Smittybilt 27046b Beaver step
Smittybilt 97495 XRC 9.5k winch, Gen 2
Smittybilt 40504 Defender rack
Smittybilt 2784 Overlander tint
N-Fab T104RKR4 rockrail with detachable step
N-Fab rear tailgate set
Headrest TRD logo
Superior Dash carbon-fiber interior kit
ARB shade tent
Undercover hidden winch mount system
DC Safety off-road emergency kit