The Toyota Tacoma has quietly built a well-earned reputation for ruggedness and versatility over the last few decades. And that reputation is why the Summit Racing folks selected a Toyota Tacoma as the star of its Project Wayfinder build series.

See the official Project Wayfinder page at for complete details on the build.

Over the course of several episodes, the Summit Racing tech team is upgrading a Tacoma into an all-around performer, tailored to suit the needs of the outdoor enthusiast. Whether that’s fishing, hunting, boating, biking, or beyond, when Project Wayfinder is finished, it’ll be an extremely capable off-road rig ready to carry you on your next adventure.

You can find all the OnAllCylinders stories on the Project Wayfinder build series here.

Part 3, Exterior Upgrades

Adding some rugged front and rear off-road bumpers, a winch, and other vital bits of trail armor is downright essential for any rig that’s going to spend significant time on the trails—which is exactly why the Summit Racing build team wasted no time in outfitting Project Wayfinder with some serious off-road exterior upgrades.

But here’s the best part: Not only do these upgrades improve the Taco’s off-road capability and versatility, they make the truck look really, really cool in the process. We call that a win-win around here.

See for yourself as the 2020 Toyota Tacoma gets an off-road glow-up in the third installment of the Summit Racing Project Wayfinder build series.

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