016 – Ian’s Sequoia family hauler

This is Ian’s 2004 Toyota Sequoia 4.7L V8 Limited build.
Ian is a building engineer and social media influencer native from San Francisco. He grew up in the car scene with sports car and after having a two kids he finally got a family vehicle. He wisely chose one of the last great family cars with 4Lo and amazing reliability. He likes to go off grid in National forest or any public land.

Let’s see how this rig is built!

Build Details

2004 Toyota Sequoia 4.7L V8 Limited

Mileage: 155,000+
Engine mods: Stock 2UZFE
Front Diff: Open, with Trail Tech Diff drop
Rear Diff: Open
Diff Gearing: Stock
Brakes: Stock
Front lift: 3″
Front Shocks: ARB OME 90004
Front Springs: ARB OME 2888
Front UCA: SPC Adjustable
Rear lift: 4″
Rear Shocks: Dobinsons GS59-685 2.5″ wide
Rear Springs: Dobinsons Progressive C59-175V
Rear Bump stops: 3″ extension
Other suspension components:
Suspension Maxx Sway Bar Links
EIM Keith Panhard Correction Kit

Tires: BFG KO2 285/75R17 (34″)
Wheels: Falcon Offroad Wheels 17×9 -12 offset
Wheel spacers: Spidertraxx 1.25″ spacer for total of -41 offset
Skid Plate: Skidrow Offroad Transmission protection
Catalytic converter protection: Skidrow Offroad
Other Armor: Tail Light Guards

Air compressor: ARB Twin Air Compressor
Additional Fuel: Rotopax
Recovery gear: Rhino USA Traction boards
Roof Rack: Sherpa Rack “The Belford”
Awning Side: OVS Awning 180°
Water tank: Rotopax
Fridge: Setpower 50qt Fridge
Shower system: Waterport Shower with Kickass Shower Tent and Shower Base
Cooking stove: Eureka Ignite

Auxbeam Ar800 Switch Panel
Midland Radio MXT275
Jackery Explorer 240
WeBoost Cell Booster

Rago Fab Interior Molle with Shelf
Rago Fab Center Console Molle
Prospeed Exterior Molle Panels
Harbor Freight Rifle Case

Diode Dynamics SS5 Lights
Diode Dynamics SS3 chase lights
Rago Fab Ditch Light Brackets

Exterior mods:
Custom Topo side Decal’s
Moxmotors Topo Blades

How did you discover overlanding?
I learned a lot of nature and survival from my father. He used to take myself and my sister a lot to Lake Alpine, in Stanislaus National Forest. Hidden gem if you haven’t been there already. He taught me the basics to survive, how to start a fire, what to eat and what not to eat, how to fish, how to hunt, how to shoot etc. 

What is your favorite piece of overlanding gear you have?
The shower 😂, If I am being honest it helps everyone feel fresh and relaxed during our trips. 

Why do you overland?
Now that I have a family of my own, 2 kids, wife and a dog, I believe being more involved with nature helps stimulate the soul. I pass the knowledge of what I learned from my father down to my kids and wife, so they know should I no longer be here. I mean making memories is the most important thing to me, which is why I value family the most. Escaping from the city life, is all I ever want to do on my days off. We meet a ton of great people, who we share stories with, and we get involved more in the overland community! Overlanding is medicine to me. 

Please let Ian know what you think of his build and follow him on the social channels:
IG: @thebayareasequoia
Youtube: @Thebayareasequoia
Tiktok: @thebayareasequoia
Amazon Store: @thebayareasequoia

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