VIKING-BUILT

An Arc­tic Trucks–built mega Ta­coma on 44s

Four Wheeler - - Contents - By Michael Rudd ed­i­[email protected]­wheeler.com Pho­tos: Michael Rudd

An Arc­tic Trucks–built mega Ta­coma on 44s

ARC­TIC TRUCKS ICE­LAND HAS BEEN AN IN­NO­VA­TOR IN THE DE­SIGN AND re-en­gi­neer­ing of mod­ern 4x4 ve­hi­cles for po­lar ex­plo­ration and travel for over 30 years. So when the com­pany was asked to trans­form a stock ’17 Toy­ota Ta­coma Dou­ble Cab TRD Pro into a one-of-a-kind rig on 44s, they were both qual­i­fied and ea­ger to oblige.

Gisli Jon­s­son, direc­tor of en­gi­neer­ing at Arc­tic Trucks, was put to the task of build­ing some­thing ex­tra spe­cial for the client, who had en­vi­sioned a truck that could be used as a daily driver and be ca­pa­ble of travers­ing glaciers on week­end off-road ad­ven­tures. Gisli and the team at the Arc­tic Trucks “Spe­cial Projects” shop in Reyk­javik worked vig­or­ously for the next eleven months to ac­com­plish this goal.

Work be­gan by disas­sem­bling the rig, and then the com­pany be­gan build­ing a cus­tom frame us­ing a chro­moly, fully boxed de­sign that was sand­blasted and pow­der­coated. From there, the ve­hi­cle un­der­went sig­nif­i­cant al­ter­ations, in­clud­ing a se­ries of body mods so that big 44-inch tires could be fit­ted.

In the end, Arc­tic Trucks cre­ated a Ta­coma that can han­dle the tough­est ter­rain that Ice­land has to of­fer. Read on to learn more about this amaz­ing truck.

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