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2000 Tacoma Overland Build: Meet the Participants of the 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure

Marcos Cardenas knows how to travel and camp.

Overlanders: Marcos Cardenas and Irene Infante

Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Tacoma

About: "My job requires me to work away from home, but my truck is my escape. I can go anywhere in this truck, and despite where I end up, I feel like that's where I belong. When I drive my truck, I feel like myself." Recent grad Marcos got the Toy from his dad as he headed into college, and since then he's added 33-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires, a Fox 2 -inch DSC suspension/shock setup, and All-Pro Off-Road Expedition's leaf springs, rock sliders, Baja Series front bumper, and skidplates to the trans and IFS. The rear bumper is a Relentless Fabrication wraparound unit with tire carrier. Other adds include a Warn 10,000-pound winch, ARB awning and onboard air, rooftop tent, an air compressor, RotoPaX fuel container, WaterPORT tank, and All-Pro Off-Road Pack Rack with ARB Simpson III rooftop tent.

The 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure takes place November 16-20, 2020, and will begin in Wickenburg, Arizona, then conclude in Mayer, Arizona. The event will include highway and backcountry driving by day led by a professional off-road guide and camping at night. The expedition will feature 20 overlanding-equipped rigs, handpicked from dozens of applicants.