The stock Toyota Tacoma is a reliable, practical rig. But you’ll want some aftermarket upgrades if you want to do more off-road. Two of our editors recently emerged from the overlanding rabbit hole with two totally transformed trucks. They’re rugged, safe, capable, and totally overkill for the majority of us. But, hey, we can dream!
Built from steel, the Bull Bar replaces your flimsy factory bumper and adds important protection to the front of your truck. Why it’s needed: you won’t ruin your radiator if you accidentally brush a tree or hit an animal, and it still fully integrates with your airbags and headlights. It also acts as a platform for extra gear, like a winch.