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Pictures don't do these automotive works of art justice... but they will have to do for everyone that couldn't attend!! And we have the best ones.

2004 BITD Vegas to ____Reno, NV____
The harsh desert near Pahrump set the stage for the start of the 2004 Vegas to Reno Race and we were there for the start.

2004 Memorial _Pismo Dunes, CA_
The Dunes are always a great place to cruise around with friends and family. Take a look at some of the rich scenery.

2004 Kool April Nights, Redding CA_
Kool April Nights Cruisers take over Redding CA. Hot Rod owners not deterred by looming rain.

2004 International __Auto Salon, LA__
A great celebration of auto styling. SEMA's IAS shows the most current auto trends straight from LA.

2003 Sema __Convention, LV__
We want it all. The Las Vegas Sema Convention HAD it all.

2003 Off-Road Expo
The place to be to get a look at the top fabricators in So-Cal! Between all the HUGE lifted trucks to the no-nonsense pre-runners there was a lot to see.

Xtreme Toyota Part V
Out With The Old... In With The New... SEATS!!

By Ryan Smith
Date: June 2004

Racing seats have always been a part of the plan for the Tacoma but if I knew how much of a difference they make, they would have been in long ago. The stock Toyota seats are not known for their comfort and they sit very low. After a couple years of driving around most Tacoma owners will find their passengers riding higher than they do! Besides this, the stock seats place all of your weight on your tail bone only and you will definitely agree to this once you have driven your Tacoma off-road or even for a few hours on the street. It was time for a change!!

In my search for seats I considered many different types. I have used many road racing seats and I was set on a pair of these until I sat in some off-road bucket seats. After feeling the support and witnessing the durability of off-road bucket seats I was sold. After some extensive research I chose PRP Seats from So-Cal for their top quality construction and bang for the buck. It doesn't get any better!! PLUS they fabricate seat brackets to mount them in a few different models of trucks. This is important. I thought I was going to just make some myself but when I really thought about it, $220 is WELL WORTH IT!! Plus they come with the sliders as well for that price. Read on through this install to see how easy this can be done and the results of the recent on and off-road use I have been getting out of them.

First off, just remove the four bolts that hold each seat in place. Next, gather any loose change you have because fuel is so expensive. Then vacuum everything up that you might find underneath the old seats. The new seats are higher up off of the floor than the old ones so you will be able to see underneath them and even store more stuff under them.


0407_comparo_lined.jpgOnce everything is all cleaned out it's time to mount the brackets to the racing seats. First pull the bracket out of it's packaging and make sure the sliders are in the correct position and that the mounting holes that mount to the floor are a little bigger than the bolts themselves. This leaves a little slack just in case your floorboards have a little slack in them from years of use. I drilled mine out quite a bit. Then you need four bolts to mount each bracket to the bottom of each seat. Now I HIGHLY recommend testing out the slider adjustment on each seat bracket assembly. You don't want to bolt in the seats all nice and tight only to discover the seat sliders aren't working as well as you would like them.

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