For this half of our two-part Tacoma tech, we started with an '07 Crew Cab longbed 4x4 with puny tires and steel wheels. Competitive Edge Motorsports in Riverside, California, was in for a surprise, since this truck was getting a fresh-off-the-assembly-line 6-inch Tuff Country suspension. While the kit was tested on a vehicle at Tuff Country's facilities, this was actually the first one they shipped. The kit was so new, there weren't even instructions written yet. To complement the truck's new suspension, Walker Evans wheels and BFGoodrich's newest off-road tires offering were selected for duty.

Follow along, as we show you how Eryn Benell and Wayne Hicken made it all come together, along with an Airaid intake and Flowmaster exhaust to elevate this truck's performance.