U.S. Off Road has moved! Not far, about 30 miles southwest to Granbury, Texas is all. We are busy setting up a little bit of showroom space and getting settled but if you are local or passing through be sure to stop by and say hello. You can find us on our contact page.
Our newest winch mount bumper for the 2012+ Toyota Tacoma is now available!
Don’t want to add an aftermarket bumper to your Tacoma just so you can mount a winch? You are not alone. Aftermarket bumpers are 100-150 lbs, degrade aerodynamics and are expensive. Keep your stock bumper, factory looks and your MPG with the installation of this winch mount bumper within and behind the stock bumper cover.
- Designed and built in Fort Worth, Texas!
- Lighter than most aftermarket bumpers at 63 lbs.
- Built to last. .250″ steel winch tub with a .125″ facia for a total of .375″ of protection up front!
- Full height front and rear winch cradle.
- Light tabs will enable the mounting of most 4″ wide LED lights or our 2″ Sirius lights.
- Reinforced lower facia with 4 x .130″ gussets, adds bashplate protection up front.
- 4″ drain holes facilitate access to winch mounting bolts
- Will accept most winches with industry standard 10″ x 4.5″ bolt pattern.
- Works with either roller fairleads or synthetic style hawse.
- Will not work with a body lift.
- Shackle mounts are mounted through and through, TIG welded front and rear and are drilled .906″ ID for .890″ OD or smaller pins which is common for a 3/4″ shackle. Pins sizes can vary.
- CNC Laser cut.
- Winch mounts come in bare steel only.
Another great Toyota Jamboree this year with record attendance! Great time had by all and we enjoyed meeting new people and seeing old friends. Here’s a few hundred photos for your viewing pleasure.
U.S. Off Road is excited to be a Vendor at IH8Mud.com. IH8Mud is one of the premier Land Cruiser related sites on the Internet is a great source of information for FJ’s of all types and years and we are elated to be a part of this group of great FJ owners and enthusiasts.
Expect to see some special offers on our FJ and Tacoma Winch Mount Bumpers, Engo and Viper winches, lights and recovery gear posted on our Vendor Forum there so make sure you go visit and by all means, sign up!
THESE FORUMS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.
Texas FJ owners you have a place to call home on the Internet! Visit Texas FJ Forums and start spreading the word! U.S. Off Road owns and operates this forum but is also open to any and all vendors to apply for a FREE forum there. Even if you are a competitor.
We have a full array of forums for general discussion, technical, regional and of course classifieds so drop on by and say hello!
After two very successful years of sales around the world I am proud to announce the latest evolution of our FJ Winch Mount Bumper. While we have had zero known issues and nothing but praise for this product I am always looking to make improvements where we can. To that extent I was looking to cut down on welds and deburring time, maintain or improve strength and accuracy and maybe even shed a few pounds.
- All bumpers are now CNC laser cut for improved accuracy and finish. This also permitted us to alter the design a bit and reduce the amount of welds.
- Weight has been reduced from a respectable 57lbs to 52.5lbs!
- Fewer welds means a stronger bumper (not that the previous version wasn’t tough enough!)
- We also added an A/C line notch to the back to help with clearance, which it does beautifully.
- Torque arms were realigned and are made as one piece with the winch tub end caps. Stronger, less welding and weight reduction.
- All bumpers are now fully TIG welded which gives a much nicer finish and less cleanup over flux core welding.
- Winch mounting holes were moved rearwards 1/2″ for better clearance up front for some winches.
- Bumper cover support tabs were added to provide better adjustability, fit and finish.
- All of this with no increase in pricing! Retail is still $499.
Here’s an example of how much this setup will weigh:
Winch mount bumper: 52.50 lbs
Viper Elite winch with no rope: 51.40 lbs
85′ x 3/8″ AmSteel rope: 3.6 lbs
Aluminum hawse: 1.5 lbs
Coating and fasteners: 1 lb
Total weight: 110 lbs
With the recent addition of more drain holes and light tabs designed to work with 2″ LED lights I feel this bumper has evolved in to a very nice solution.
I have also been working with UPS to negotiate reduced shipping costs and take advantage of the lighter weight. Every penny counts.
I appreciate everyone’s business over the past two years and look forward to many more years of providing these types of products to the FJ owners.
We have some new products in the works for FJ owners so be sure to visit us at www.usoffroad.us for updates.
Here’s a few photos of the new version.
U.S. Off Road is proud to be a sponsor over at the Colorado FJC Forums. Expect to see some special offers on our FJ and Tacoma Winch Mount Bumpers, Engo and Viper winches every so often so make sure you go visit and by all means, sign up! While you are there be sure to visit the Sponsors forum for specials and news.
U.S. Off Road is proud to announce Engo as the newest addition to our recovery winch lineup. Engo provides a great value and has been rated as such by Four Wheeler magazine. The President, Drew Aho, was the COO and Director of Mile Marker winches (a company his father started) so he knows something about winches.
For over 25 years he proudly served the needs of off-road and 4X4 enthusiasts meeting the demands of the off road industry with passion and professionalism. Enjoying the same entrepreneur spirt as his father, he pioneered power steering pump driven hydraulic winches, designed the winch kits for the HMMWV (Military Hummer) and has designed and developed many winch products that have forever changed the winch industry. Having provided winch solutions personally himself in 27 countries, he understands the wide needs of the winch users everywhere and has facilitated a wide array of products under the ENGO brand. Our products are manufactured taking in mind the need of our clients for an effective, reliable, safe, innovative and attractive solution to best serve the diverse needs of the industry worldwide.
Engo offers a line of recovery winches from 3000 to 16,000lbs in addition to winch accessories, LED lights, bumpers and winch mounts.
U.S. Off Road is a sponsor for the third year for the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree. We will have a 10×20 enclosed booth this year (if the wind will let us) and will be hosting a Poker Run for FJ and Tacoma owners who’s rigs are mostly stock (especially if you have a stock front bumper). We will tour 5 one and two diamond trails for a good ol hand of poker to win prizes and gift certificates from our store!
We will share more information as we get closer to May 1 but if you are in the market for one of our winch mount bumpers you will not want to miss it.
The 9th Annual Lone Star Toyota Jamboree will be held May 1st-4th, 2014 at Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area in Gilmer, TX
The Lone Star Toyota Jamboree is one of the largest gatherings of Toyota off-road enthusiast and venders held in the Texas area. Vehicles range from Land Cruisers of all types, Tacomas, FJ Cruisers, 4Runners and Tundras as well as a variety of other Toyota off-road vehicles. This non-profit, Toyota Land Cruisers Association (TLCA) sanctioned event is organized by the Toyota Trail Riders for the purpose of raising funds for and held at Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area (BMRA) in Gilmer, Texas.
Find out more and register for the Jambo here: http://www.lonestartoyotajamboree.com
U.S. Off Road is proud to be a sponsor for the 2014 FJ Northeast Run put on by the guys at the FJ Northeasters Forum.
Get ready and reserve your spot for the 7th annual FJ Northeasters Northeast Run. Join us at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park on May 16th-18th for a week-end of wheeling events. Come meet other FJ Owners from Northeast USA and Canada and make new friends while enjoying 30 miles of some of the most beautiful trails around.
Spend a memorable weekend in a 1700 acre off-road park. Meet and run the trails with other FJ Cruisers. We have trails for every level of driver and vehicle.
Have a chat with reps and techs from our sponsors. Stay on the site in a comfortable RV or book a room in one of the nearby lodging facilities.
The FJNortheasters Northeast Run is a non-profit event. In 2013 FJNortheasters donated over $3,000.00 to charity. The registration fee is $70 which includes a catered dinner & raffle (Saturday evening) at the Twin Grove Campground’s private lodge, a T-Shirt, and one FJNE sticker. If you do not want the included meal, you can let us know during the registration process and your registration will only cost $50. You can also buy extra meals, t-shirts, and stickers during the registration process.
Visit here to find out more and register.
If you are planning on attending the Lone Star Toyota Jamboree in May you should read this article from Toyota Trails magazine about last years Jambo. This year’s Jambo is May 1st to the 4th in Gilmer, Texas at the Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area. U.S. Off Road will be there again this year as an event sponsor. Make sure to register early on the Jambo site.
How about a single 10″ light? See what 5600 Lumens can do for the darkness!
I have finally started development on the 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma winch mounts! I hope to have them available before Christmas. You can visit the Tacoma World Forums for more information and as always check back here.
Development for the 2012+ Tacomas and 2005+ 4Runners will hopefully start in mid to late December.
Pricing and options to be announced once prototyping is finished in a few weeks.
Here’s a few sneak peak pics from development:
U.S. Off Road is currently looking for international distributors in Australia/New Zealand, Japan, Russia and the Middle East. If you are interested in importing our FJ Winch Mounts please contact us for details.
We also have some new products in the works including winch mounts for Toyota Tacoma models.
Now available. Sirius LED Premium Driving Lights offer the best in class light output, crystal clear optics and an unyielding aluminum construction, all backed by an IP68 certification. Available in 2″ to 50″ widths.
You may add other options above including cover plates, mounting clamps and multi plug harnesses.
5 watt, 50,000 hour LED lifespan
94% Reflector Efficiency, 10 degree Spot Beam & 20 degree Flood Beam Pattern
Single piece aluminum housing
100% optically clear, polycarbonate lens
IP68 Rating: Impermeable to dust and continuous immersion
Passes US MIL810-STD environmental testing
Waterproof breather equalizes internal pressure while maintaining a moisture barrier
Plug & Play waterproof wiring harness included
Stainless steel hardware & UV resistant paint
Optional anti-theft bolts
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Visit the U.S. Off Road store to buy these lights.
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U.S. Off Road is proud to be a sponsor over at the North Carolina FJ Cruiser Forum. Expect to see some special offers on our FJ Winch Mount and Viper winches every so often so make sure you go visit and by all means, sign up! While you are there be sure to visit the Sponsors forum for specials and updates.
While there are an abundance of FJ forums there is a lack of social sites geared towards FJ owners. As a solution we have released FJ Cruiser Garage.
The core of this site is the Virtual Garage, a place where you can enter a list modifications you have performed to your FJ. There are also blogs, events, forums, photo albums, videos, articles and classifieds. All of this is designed around a social site format similar to Facebook. You can even use your Facebook login to join FJ Cruiser Garage!
Please drop by and take a look, join up and enjoy! It’s open to any all FJ owners whether you own a FJ40, FJ55, FJ60, FJ80 or the latest Cruiser.