Total Chaos Entering Stock Chassis 2005 Tacoma in 2017 Mint 400
Truck Equipped with Many TC Off-the-Shelf Parts
We’ve all seen plenty of “trailer queen” trucks at SEMA and other shows that are long on bling and short on beef, built to draw a crowd but crumble under their own weight in the heat of aggressive driving or competition. Total Chaos Fabrication has made a name for itself in the Toyota off-road–enthusiast community for being the polar opposite, building functional components built to take the abuse their customers will throw at their trucks and come back for more. To demonstrate the ruggedness of the company’s parts, Total Chaos Fabrication co-founder Nicole Pitell-Vaughan is entering a 2005 Toyota Tacoma in the 2017 Mint 400 to put the truck’s components to the ultimate test.
Unlike many other entrants in the race, the truck retains its stock frame and chassis. The truck’s suspension bolts to the factory control arm mount locations and utilizes modified OE Toyota components, including a modified Tundra steering rack, and ’86-’95 Toyota 4WD lift spindles mated to Land Cruiser hubs. The regular cab truck is also equipped with a Toyota 4.0L V-6, a combination not offered from the factory. Pitell-Vaughan says each of the company’s components is subjected to a rigorous 500-mile off-road durability test and that the Mint 400 was the perfect showcase for the company’s products. The Total Chaos #7211 truck is sponsored by CRC Products, Rebelle Rally, Western Digital, K&N, Baja Designs, Method Race Wheels, and Fox Racing Shox.
Source: Total Chaos