May 27, 2019

As our 4th gen 4Runners, 2003 to 2009 and our 2004 to 2009 Lexus GX 470's get older, the transfer case's are starting to have issue's.  Leaks are occurring more often and when we get the actuators wet and dirty they stop working all together.

 One of the beauties behind...

May 18, 2019

We start the build on this 2012 FJ Cruiser.  It's going to stay IFS but with a host of fun stuff added to it.

Here is a quick video and interview with the owner.

November 25, 2018

This past September I was once again invited to go to the Rubicon Trail and be there with the man himself, Marlin Czajkowski.  Marlin is a good friend of mine.  I've spent a lot of time with Marlin on trails here in the States, at his shop and in Australia.  His knowle...

May 16, 2018

So you've spent a fortune on your prerunner Tacoma doing the normal wheel and tire upgrades, putting on bumpers front and rear and extra goodies costing thousands of dollars but when you go out with your buddies your left sitting at the staging area because you can't m...

November 24, 2017

It's been awhile since we have updated this build.  Got really busy all of a sudden with good and bad things.  Anyway,  we have the front sitting on it's own now and just waiting on the new rear towers that will be inset into the frame to come in so we can finish this...

November 6, 2017

Last weekend my wife and I loaded up The Beast on the trailer and headed for the desert to meet up with some RST customers and good friends.  It was an absolutely beautiful day for a run in the desert.  One of our good friends, Natalie Otwell had just gotten her 2nd ge...

October 15, 2017

When I bought this GX 470 everything was great except for the suspension.  Paint is excellent, motor runs like a top, interior is nearly perfect (except for some of the interior lights) and it even had some very decent All Terrain tires.  Everything was rosy, except fo...

October 10, 2017

On September 22 & 23, 2017, DeMello Offroad, Icon Vehicle Dynamics, Bud Built, All Pro Offorad, Icon Alloys, a bunch of other vendors and us, RST, all came together to sponsor an offroad event in Calico California at Calico Ghost Town.  My good friend Jason DeMello was...

October 7, 2017

RockSolidToys has been the leading innovator in late model Toyota 4wd vehicle conversions.  We have been the forerunner in transfer case swaps, solid axle swaps and 2wd to 4wd conversions.  The Toyota platform is ripe with vehicles here in the States that are great off...

September 20, 2017

 Most of you know that the Beast was built with Currie Rock Jock 60 axles way back in 05.  And for the most part those axle have served the Beast well.  We were running 40" tires and driving daily for two years with out issue. 

But then we switched to 41...

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