Reader’s Rides


Hans tells us this build was in­spired by—of all things—paint! He was taken by the bold­ness and sub­tlety of TRD Cavalry Blue so he de­cided to build a Toy­ota-based trail truck to wear it. He liked Pro-line’s 1991 4Run­ner body, but wanted some­thing unique so he con­verted it to ap­prox­i­mate a short-bed crew cab pickup. The roll cage and spare tire mount are hand­made to fit. Hans hung the cus­tom­ized shell on an Ax­ial SCX10II chas­sis, but up­graded it with Rock­jock axles and a Cur­rie An­tirock sway­bar—both from Van­quish. There are SSD stain­less steel sus­pen­sion links, and SSD also sup­plied the Wraith 2-speed trans­mis­sion. The steer­ing servo is Savox and it is con­trolled by a Sanwa MT-S ra­dio sys­tem. Power comes from a Holmes Hob­bies Trail­mas­ter Sport brushed mo­tor con­trolled by a Hob­by­wing 1080 ESC. The rig rolls on a set of Pit Bull Rock Beast 1.9 tires wrapped around In­ci­sion Method MR307 bead­lock wheels. He’s got a Warn Zeon10 winch from RC4WD up front, and has plans to add Pro-line scaler shocks and some scale ac­ces­sories next.

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