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Aaron Sires 1982 Toyota Pickup

Posted by Brad Barnes on 7/13/2015 to Barnes Projects

Check out Aaron Sires doing some hardcore crawling with his upgraded 1982 Toyota Pickup.

82 Toyota Rock Crawling Aaron 82 Toyota

Upgrading to a Four Link Suspension

Aaron uses Barnes’ upper triangulated 4 link suspension kit with 1-1/4" lowers and 7/8" uppers.

Aaron 4 Link Suspension Upgrade


Aaron 4 Link Suspension2

Maximizing Rig Support and Durability

He has also included Barnes’ tube flanges for over the motor coilover support, as well as Barnes’ double shear limit strap tabs.

Aaron 82 Toyota Upgrade


Aaron 4wd upgrade

How Aaron’s Rig Has Transformed

Since using Barnes’ custom 4X4 parts, Aaron has seen a lot of improvement:

The four link front is way better than leaf springs. I have way more suspension travel and I don’t break center pins anymore. I was able to push my front 60 another 4" forward for a way better approach angle, and I was able to lower the front end for a lower center of gravity.”

Have a similar off-road fabrication story?

Visit the Barnes 4X4 Upgrade Challenge page to learn more about how you can participate.

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