Monster Energy Supercross Toyota Tacoma

In Warfighter Projects by Robert Blanton

Monster Supercross Toyota TacomaWarfighter Made was approached by Feld Entertainment (Supercross, Monster Jam, etc) about partnering with Toyota, to build a Tacoma that would assist us in our mission of providing therapy to our vets. The build would be turned into a special feature, that would be aired during the live broadcast of Monster Energy Supercross.

Adam designed a one-off custom utility bed that would be the focus of the build. We also called our friends at Cargo Ease, to supply us with one of their slick cargo slides, with internal ramps. When the system arrived, they knocked it out of the park with its fit and finish, and they even water jetted our logo into the system.

While the utility bed as being fabbed up by Adam, the other vets were installing the Total Chaos mid-travel suspension system, with Fox coil-overs and bypasses. Method Race Wheels dropped off a set of their Titanium colored street wheels and we wrapped them in Cooper Tires. Army vet Julio, of SRT Creations, picked up the stock headlights and had our logo etched on the projectors, then installed Diode Dynamics LED halo rings. A Gibson Exhaust was installed when we took the truck to Bird Family Tire to have them do the alignment, and Cali Tintz provided the truck with a ceramic tint.

The interior was fitted with PRP Seats with the Warfighter Made embroidered on them and Temecula Young Guns installed the Kicker Q Series system, with one L7 10″ sub and a Sony head unit that¬†integrates with Toyota’s systems.

Once Adam and Narayana (Na-Ryan) were finished welding up the utility bed and re-enforcing the fenders, we took it all to Precision Powder Coat in Temecula, where they blasted, then used a primer powder, before the bed went to Team Plus Bullet Liner in Murrieta for the lining. While the bed was being lined, we had the bodywork on the fenders done, then our friend Neil sprayed them a Toyota white (thanks for the use of the booth Pete F) before heading to Team Plus to have the inside of the fenders lined as well.

Once everything was back, the Toyota Tacoma final assembly began. 808DS racks were added to the Cargo Ease insert, to make for an easy way to lock down a dirt bike tight. WhipTech LED strips to light up each utility compartment, and a Rugged Radios Pumper was employed as a helmet dryer. PRP gave the jump seat it’s treatment and their tool bags were loaded with Craftsman tools, plus a Craftsman portable compressor was hard mounted for quick air adjustments. Guardian Fall Protection tethers were added to provide a quick way to hold up the bike without stands, then separate fuel, water, and first aid Rotopax, provide essential supplies. Lucas Oil replaced all the fluids and a Warfighter Made vehicle isn’t complete without an Odyssey Battery!