Toyota

Customer Build: 2007 FJ Cruiser

We're pretty proud of Alex's build. With a 3" lift from Camburg, Alex will be able to get to remote locations to spear fish. Build List Camburg coilovers Camburg rear shocks Camburg 1.25" uniball Upper Arm Total Chaos, upright gussets, link skids Method race wheels 33" BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires Ricochet aluminum skidplates All Pro rock rails

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Surfercross TRD Pro Race Effort Launch

We're pretty excited to announce a new racing effort at Surfercross on August 5,6. Come check it out, It's a free event (apart from parking). Tons of pro surfers and pro moto riders will be there. I'll be there with fellow team mate Ivan Stewart, Andy Bell, and Jamie Bestwick.

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Palm Springs to Vegas

Some would say the weather is too hot this time of year in the desert. But the lack of people easily outweighed the hot day time temps. We started near Palm Springs early Saturday morning and finished in Las Vegas. Sundays itinerary included dirt roads back to Barstow. The total mileage over the two days was around 300 miles of dirt. Group shot on the dry lake. Working our way down from the mountains. Lava Tubes.

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Backyard Trail Video

Sometimes it's nice to not spend the whole day off-roading. Monday night we decided to catch the sunset from the top of Saddleback mountain. Truth be told, we needed an excuse to play with our new GoPro cameras.  

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2014 FJ Cruiser Customer Build

The FJ Cruiser will always be a special vehicle to Millen Adventures. With this year being the last of the FJ's, we are a little saddened. The future is still bright for the FJ, as they drop slowly in price, new buyers will begin to purchase gently used FJ's and begin down the path of making them more off-road worthy. Brian tasked us with building a FJ that would be at home in the desert on rough roads taking him to remote camping locations. Build List Icon coilovers with reservoirs Icon rear shocks with CDC valve Camburg 1.25" uniball Upper Arm Total Chaos cam gussets, upright gussets,...

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Five

Day fives would take us from the Pacific Ocean back to the Sea of Cortez. We would spend the night in the sleepy village of Mulege. Pangas heading out to catch fish for the day. Chris fixing a flat. The nail he pulled out. I had a big nail that I plugged from the night before. Breakfast in the cantina. Crossing Arroyo San Raymundo. Click below for day six.

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Four

Day fours itinerary would have us head out to Laguna Ignacio for a couple of hours of whale watching. Then onto Scorpion Bay to camp at the legendary surf break. This section of road that is permanently washed and one bad decision left tour new friend Juan stuck in the mud. He was more than grateful for a tow out by Mike. We ended up meeting up with him again on the whale boat. Our whale watching panga and guide. Getting covered in whale exhalation was a strange highlight for the day. The whales were pretty hard to miss. I think we spotted around 15 or so in the two hours...

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Three

Day three's plan was to drive from Punta SanFran to San Ignacio. Day three would be known as a mellow day. Total mileage for the day would be around 125 miles with a stop in the middle to hike up to see the cave paintings near El Arco. We stopped in Vizcaino for lunch and hit San Ignacio around 3pm. After a quick tour of the mission in town we headed back to the hotel for dinner and good nights rest in a bed. Sunrise on the Sea of Cortez. Our camp spot didn't allow for vehicles to be driven on the beach because its a sea turtle nesting site. I think everyone in the group...

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Baja Peninsula Run Trip Report, Day Two

For day two we awoke to a beautiful Gonzaga Bay sunrise. The staff at Alfonsinas had made fresh hot coffee waiting for us as we soaked up the view. The plan for the day was to drive to Punta SanFran on the 2012 Baja 1000 race course. The route would take us past Coco's Corner and into the Calamujue wash. After the wash we would head into L.A. Bay for lunch and onto Punta SanFran to camp. The terrain after Coco's started to get really interesting. We had crossed into the infamous Cardon forrest that Baja is famous for. The road was lined with Boojum trees, Chollas and Cardons but thankfully...

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2014 Millen Adventures Baja Ready 4Runner

It was a busy end of the year for Millen Adventures! Not only did we have a seven day Baja trip planned, but we built a 2014 Toyota 4Runner for the trip. Not many people are brave enough to take a brand new vehicle off-road. Let alone break it in Baja, but that's what we built this vehicle to do. Build List Icon coilovers with reservoirs Icon rear shocks with CDC valve Total Chaos upper a-arms, cam gussets, upright gussets, link skids Method race wheels 33" BFGoodrich All Terrains Icom chase radio Overall the 4Runner handled extremely well! It easily soaked up 1000 miles of Baja's...

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