On this episode of Dude, I Love (Or Hate) My Ride, our friend Noah Martin came by with his heavily modified 2016 Toyota 4Runner to show us why he loves his ride. Noah works with a wonderful organization, Colorado 4×4 Rescue & Recovery. Per their website:
“Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery is an all volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in vehicle recoveries on 4×4 trails. Also, our Search and Rescue – Emergency Support Team provides emergency support to local and state agencies through large area vehicle based search, person extraction, back-country access support, communications support and other means.”
Basically, if you get stuck in Colorado, these guys help you get un-stuck. Logically, being able to help people out of tricky situations means your rig is going to need to be robust, reliable and very capable off-road. In this video, we got to see just what Noah has done to his 4Runner to help achieve these goals.
The Base Truck
As his starting platform, Noah bought a 2016 Toyota 4Runner. He purchased it at Stevinson Toyota right outside of Denver, Colorado. Noah purchased the truck for around $42,000, though he has put a lot more into it in mods.
The Toyota 4Runner has a trusty 4.0-liter V6 that makes 270 horsepower and 278 lb-ft of torque. Power goes to all four wheels through a 5-speed automatic transmission.
$16,000 in Mods!
Of course, Noah didn’t stop with just the base 4Runner. Take a brief look at the exterior and you can see there is a whole lot going on with Noah’s rig. That includes a modified bumper, winch, suspension lift, tires, roof rack and many more pieces. However, we’re not going to spoil all of it in this article. To find out everything that Noah has done to his rig, be sure to watch the entire video.