Header: Featured

Header: News

SDHQ BUILT: Tacoma Edition

 
 

We are excited to announce the addition of the Tacoma to our in-house line of SDHQ BUILT products. The entire SDHQ BUILT line is the result of decades of experience, talent and the latest in technology. We wanted to keep it simple: 100% Made in America. Quality. Precision. Style. Function. #SDHQBUILT

Our SDHQ BUILT Tacoma Sliders fit both the Double Cab & Access Cab. These sliders are CAD designed and built out of high grade 4130 chromoly tubing with gusseted steel mounting plates ensuring that they are the strongest & lightest rock sliders on the market. We utilized a low-profile clean design that provided sleek functionality. Our unique mounting system allows for a fully bolt-on installation and precision fit without any cutting, drilling or permanent. Read more these sliders here.
 
You wont find a cleaner winch mount! The SDHQ BUILT Hidden Winch Mount is designed to provide the function of a full size winch while maintaining factory look. Only minimal trimming required and supports a full size 10K or 10-S Platinum Warn Zeon Winch.  Our design offers all the strength and reliability you need, in a clean package. More info here.
 
New to the SDHQ BUILT product line of bolt on lighting solutions comes our Behind-the-Grille Dual LED Bar Mount for the 2016+ Toyota Tacoma. The new Tacoma features a large, open grill with plenty of room behind to easily mount additional lighting without modifying the grille or any other part of the vehicle. These mounts have been tested to fit 30″ light bars in both the high and low locations. Our mount will fit the most popular brands, like Baja Designs, Vision X and Rigid Industries. Pair this with our bolt-on A-Pillar Light Mounts and a Switch Pros Switch Panel for the easiest and simplest way to quickly and effectively add a ton of light to the front of your new rig without any permanent modifications.
 
SDHQ BUILT offers a full line of clean, precisely fit lighting mounting solutions. Our lighting mounts are made of high quality materials to ensure thier longevity in the harshest of environments. Toyota Tacoma A-Pillar Mounts provide a clean, functional design for adding serious off-road lighting capabilities with minimal or no drilling or trimming of the factory components. 
We offer the highest quality off-road lighting available on the market. 
 
There are new Shirts loaded up in the SDHQ SWAG Shop online! Go check them out and get yours today!

SDHQ BUILT In-House Products: Tundra Edition

SDHQ is proud to announce our own in-house line of off-road products. The entire SDHQ BUILT line is the result of decades of experience, talent and the latest in technology. We wanted to keep it simple: 100% Made in America. Quality. Precision. Style. Function. #SDHQBUILT

We are excited to first release our Tundra line, more products to come so stay tuned!

Our SDHQ BUILT Tundra Sliders fit both the Double Cab & Crew Max. These sliders are built out of high grade 4130 chromoly tubing with gusseted steel mounting plates ensuring that they are the strongest & lightest rock sliders on the market. We utilized a low-profile clean design that provided sleek functionality. Our unique mounting system allows for a fully bolt-on installation and precision fit. Read more these sliders here.

You wont find a cleaner winch mount! The SDHQ BUILT Hidden Winch Mount is designed to provide a sleek, clean option for adding the function of a full size winch to your truck, while maintaining factory look. Our design offers all the strength and reliability you need, in a clean package. More info here

.SDHQ BUILT offers a full line of clean, precisely fit lighting mounting solutions. Our lighting mounts are made of high quality materials to ensure thier longevity in the harshest of environments. Toyota Tundra Hood Scoop Mounts and A-Pillar Mounts provide a clean, functional design for adding serious off-road lighting capabilities with minimal or no drilling or trimming of the factory components. 

We offer the highest quality off-road lighting available on the market. 
 
 
We have invested in the latest technology to design our SDHQ BUILT line of products. Utilizing professional grade 3D scanning, CAD design, equipment and machinery we are able to consistently engineer precise fitting products. 
 
At SDHQ we work with some of the most trusted companies in the industry for our builds. We are proud to partner up with other companies that strive to bring customers the same level of performance and quality as we do. With almost 20 years in the off-road industry we have installed and tested just about every product & brand out there. We know what works best, and have already done the homework for our customers. Check out the rest of this Tundra build and contact us if you are looking to take your truck to the next level. 
 
 
 
For this build we needed serious performance that could handle off-road terrain, but not lose it’s road manners. We went with ICON 3.0 Front Shocks & CDC’s as well as billet upper control arms. In the rear we did ICON 2.5 shocks & Deaver Leaf springs. ICON suspension systems & shocks provide adjustable dampening control, and our customers have only great feedback about thier products. 
Supercharged! Suspension was a key factor considering we installed a TRD Pro Supercharger, achieving about 500 horse power to the rear wheels! We also went with an AFE Cat Back exhaust system and AFE headers for peak performance.  
To complete the build we installed ICON Alloy Six Speed wheels & 35″ Toyo Open Country M/T’s. 
 
This was one of our baddest Tundra builds to date! Get the full break down here. Or give us a call 480-633-2929 for any questions about the products on this build. 
 
Our fully tig welded, chromoly off-road bumpers offer the highest level of quality, precision fit and superior functionality in a low profile design. These bumpers are 100% CAD Design and made in house. They can support over 20 variations of lighting as well as winch options making them extremely versatile and customization.

Easter Jeep Safari 2017 Recap

 

Easter Jeep Safari is one of the countries most unique off-road events. Set in the majestic terrain of Moab Utah, this week long adventure allows the four-wheeling of some of the countries most beautiful scenery and rugged terrain. Moab is truly the ideal setting for enthusiasts to enjoy the capabilities of thier off-road vehicles and for off-road manufactures to put thier products to the ultimate test. With rugged terrain and hundreds of miles of trails, it is no wonder the event keep growing in popularity year after year. Once again SDHQ was proud to be apart of EJS.

The entire week is filled with day long runs for almost every level of skill, from rookies to pros. On Wednesday we ventured out on the trails with the ICON Vehicle Dynamics crew and put our ICON suspension to the test. We were impressed with the handling of the suspension over some of the harshest & most technical terrain.  It was a great day exploring and rock crawling. Thanks to the folks at ICON for bringing us along as they continue to test thier products in extreme conditions. We are proud to carry thier entire line of suspension & shocks. For more information visit our website.

Check out this video from ICON Vehicle Dynamics recapping Easter Jeep Safari 2017. See ICON Suspension and other of our off-road products that we carry in action!

 
In addition to working directly with our manufacturers we enjoy interacting with our customers and the end users of the products we carry. SDHQ was on site providing sales and services at the Vendor Expo on Thursday & Friday. The Expo is always a great way to meet with many 4×4 enthusiasts and get product feedback first hand. If you missed out on EJS this year make sure to sign up next year!
 
In the meantime make sure to get trail ready. Check out our top brands for recovery gear. If you have any questions about Jeep or recovery accessories feel free to give us a call 480-633-2929 or visit our website www.sdhqoffroad.com.
 
 
 
Go check out the new hats in the SDHQ Swag Shop
 

An #SDHQoriginal Short Bed Super Duty Dually

When a customer comes to us with a special request, we figure out how to make it happen. SDHQ is not your normal custom shop, of course we enjoying doing suspension, wheels, tires, but the unusual projects are exciting and we love a challenge. This customer came to us requesting that we turn his 2015 Ford Super Duty long bed dually to a short bed, so we made it happen and completely overhauled the whole truck. We’re pretty sure there is no other truck in the world like this one! Check out this #SDHQoriginal.

Chopping frames and making custom sized beds is nothing new for SDHQ but this was the first time we got to do it on a Super Duty dually. A job like like this is not for your average shop. It takes skill and very trained technicians to pull this off while preserving the integrity and strength of the frame, it’s components and maintaining factory ride. We accomplished exactly this

  

 

We knew we needed a suspension system that would improve performance and achieve the aggressive look we were going for. We went with Icon Suspension components on the front and rear. The Icon Stage 2 Coilover Suspension System with the Icon 4 Link System up front enhances the articulation of the front suspension and improves handling of the truck by eliminating the large radius arm bushing and replacing it with competition grade spherical bearings in each link. The new components far out perform stock yet the truck rides smooth and has a stock feel. We think the truck turned out pretty bad!

ICON Vehicle Specific shocks are designed to provide superior dampening control that helps prevent harsh bottoming out and controls the suspension when compressing at high velocity. These shocks allow for a defined tune and provide a smooth ride on or off-road. 

   

This truck called for serious lighting and we equipped it with our SDHQ Exclusive A-Pillar Mounts and all the Vision-X lighting we could cleanly fit. We mounted Vision X Light cannons up top on the A-Pillars and Vision X LPX light bars, Vision X PX fog lights in the SDHQ Custom front bumper/ aluminum valance insert for a flush, clean yet extremely functional set up. Check out more Vision X lighting on our site.  

A truck like this needed an aggressive, high performing wheel and tire package. 20″ Fuel Off-Road Maverick wheels with 37″ Toyo RT Tires were the perfect combo.

For the complete list of this build visit www.sdhqoffroad.com. This truck will be on display this weekend and the Off-Road Expo in Scottsdale at the SDHQ booth! Stop by and check us out! Feel free to contact us for any questions about this build or the featured products. Give us a call at 480-633-2929 or email team@sdhqoffroad.com. 

 

Suspension:
Icon Coilover kit 4.5-6.5″ with remote resi CDC
Icon Shock hoop with secondary mount
Icon 2.5″ Secondary shock with CDC
Icon 4 link
Icon dual steering stabilizer
Icon Rod end track bar
Icon 2.5″ rear shocks with CDC
Carli suspension 4.5″ full progressive spring pack
AFE DPF back exhaust

Lighting:
Vision X light cannons on SDHQ A-pillar mounts
Vision X LPX light bars
Vision X PX fog lights

Wheels and tires:
20″ Fuel maverick wheels
37×12.50r20 Toyo RT Tires

Other:
Custom short bed conversion
Custom front bumper
Custom rear roll pan
Retrax bed cover
Long travel air bags

ARB Air Lockers Front and rear
4.88 Gears

SDHQ at the 2017 Mint 400

Winning The Mint 400 has been a long time coming for Rob MacCachren, decades actually. MacCachren’s long spanning highly impressive off-road racing career includes over 200 wins, including 4 Baja 1000’s, but winning the “Great Amercan Off-Road Race” has eluded the racer since 1984. His victory at the 2017 Mint 400 was  “finally getting the monkey off his back” as he put it. This year’s race was close, filled with surprising lead changes throughout the day. Jason Voss led most of the day, but MacCahren was able to get by him and secure the 1st place by just a few minutes and Andy McMillin just behind for 3rd. This years epic Mint 400 was not only an exciting race but a full 5 days of events leading up to the race. It is one of the biggest off-road events of the year that brings out thousands of vendors, racers, companies and spectators to Las Vegas and we are glad to be apart of it every year!

The Mint 400 kicked off with the parade down the famous Las Vegas strip as 130 off-road vehicles lined up and took to the streets to make quite the entrance. It is one of the very few times the iconic street is even shut down. Everything from trick trucks, 6100’s, trophy lites, vintage class trucks and even Ultra 4 trucks were represented. Thousands lined the streets just to catch a glance of the trucks and watch them rumble by. This is great event to kick off the Mint and get he public involved in the off-road culture. An event not to be missed, and if you did there’s always next year!

The Terrible Herbst team took home the coveted win as the best pit crew at the 2017 Pit Crew Challenge presented by Method Race Wheels. After a day of qualifying this is a great event in downtown Las Vegas where spectators can meet & greet the drivers, get autographs signed and watch as the pit crews show off their skills.

The Odyssey Battery Mint 400 Tech & Contingency completely took over Fremont street again this year,  with over 300 race vehicles, thousands of crew members, vendors and spectators. There is truly nothing else like it and every off-road enthusiast should experience the spectacle at least once in their lives. The all day events allows every day people to see these machines up close and immerse themselves in the heart of off-road culture. 

ON SITE RACE SUPPORT
And while Contingency & Tech is all fun and games SDHQ is hard at work providing the teams and racers with our full on-site support. We keep on hand everything from helmets prewired with PCI Race Radios, tools, equipment, fire extinguishers down to last minute fittings. We take Tech and Contingency seriously and help the teams meet all requirements to keep them in the race. Next year stop by our race support trailer and pick up some official SDHQ swag, or if you cant wait..grab it here.

This year our friends over at Camburg Racing had an exciting guest driver join them. Jay Leno completed the first 100 miles in the Camburg 7301 truck. We’re not sure who was more excited, all the spectators that stopped and took selfies with him out on Fremont, or Leno himself. Either way it’s great see more celebrities bringing attention to the off-road industry and we hope to see him next year!

Speaking which The Mint 400 was excited the Diesel Brothers decided to join the race and when they needed an emergency part, we were able to get it to them track side. Desert racing is a great equalizer and it doesn’t matter who you are, things go wrong, parts are needed and SDHQ will be there to help! Look forward to seeing more of these guys racing too

 

We want to give a shout out to a couple SDHQ affiliated race teams who always represent us well and put forth great effort all year long at all of their races. We are glad to be able to partner up with these guys, and as everyone knows desert racing is filled with wins, losses, and just a bunch of craziness in between. Go follow our friends atGoodall Racing and TPF Racing and keep up with their racing adventures.
Overall it was another successful, action packed event. We want to congratulate not just the winners, but everyone who helped produce and who participated. We have watched the off-road industry grow and gain momentum over the past 18 years and we are glad to be apart of it. Here’s to another year!