i've been hearing about this site for a while but haven't found the time to check it out until now. I've been a long time participant in pirate4x4 and ih8mud boards as well as my local board.
glad to be here.
I live in Utah and try to get out wheeling as often as I can with an awesome group of local friends (many of whom are on here). I've been into cruisers/toyotas for about 10 years. I owned, daily drove and wheeled an FJ40 for about 8 years. For about the last 5 years I've also owned a '93 FZJ80. Within the same time period I've had a couple of toyota minitrucks too. Now I just have the 80 and my new daily driver, a Mitsubishi Evo VIII. I suppose it's ok to mention the evo since its 4wd.
My wife and kids and I have done lots of wheeling and with the 40 and the minitrucks a lot of it was on tougher trails. We still do some tough trails but it seems we're slowly transitioning toward more expedition style trips. Part of that is partially due to the group we go out with since that's a style of wheeling they all enjoy.
The 80 is pretty mild currently with about 5" of lift and some 35's. Has an ARB bumper and I have a set of rock sliders waiting to go on as well as a custom rear bumper/tire carrier that I'm just waiting to get the metal back from being bent. The truck has been working great for us, and we like it a lot.
I work as a Sr. Artist at a Disney game studio. I also have my own photography business and do a lot of freelance graphic design and illustration on the side too. Lots to keep me busy. My wife and I have two boys, Bjornn who is almost 6, and Liam who just turned 4. They've been wheeling with us from the very beginning. Both of them were hitting the trails with us in the FJ40 when they were just a couple months old. They love it.
Anyway, I'm excited to gather more information here and hopefully I can contribute some of the same.