Proud owner of a 4Runner and just made my way out to Victoria. Very active and outdoorsy, fishing is my “reel” passion (eh?), but love cruising around and seeing how far the vehicle can be pushed. All these logging roads have been a blast. Not into bouldering or anything and the vehicle won’t ever be used for that (so I say now...), but I need to know that I can take it where I want and not have to worry about being able to get back.
This past weekend I took it up Mt. Brenton headed for holyoak lake and got stopped in my tracks about 700 meters from the destination in around 3ft of snow. Traction wasn’t an issue but it bottomed out and the snow compacted under the vehicle stopping it dead. Had to dig it out twice and reverse about 2k as I couldn’t turn it around... yikes haha.
So that brings me here! I really want to get some work done (lift, tires, tubes, maybe new skid plate) and I just don’t even know where to begin. Does anyone know any reputable shops or individuals that do this kind of work on the island? If it would make a huge difference we can definitely do this on the mainland in Van or something as well.
Really appreciate the time and happy to be part of a community like this! When she’s battle ready i would love to get after it with a couple people. Definitely want to get into some overlanding this summer.