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New to the Party, Always in the Game [Wilco Offroad aka Tiregate]

Discussion in 'Wilco Offroad' started by ewxlt66, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. Apr 25, 2016 at 3:04 PM
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    ewxlt66

    ewxlt66 [OP] Wilco_Offroad Vendor

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    Hey TW!

    It's Erik here from Wilco Offroad aka Tiregate. I'm just one of the guys on our team. I'm also really tall and enjoy Thai food. I spend more than I make and enjoy burning fuel and rubber of all kinds and combinations. :mudding:

    First things first, a lot of guys know about Tiregate, not as many are familiar with Wilco Offroad. What's up with that?

    If you prefer pictures instead of words, check here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8NP1oiKFh8

    Long story short in words, since 2005 our legal company name has always been Wilco Automotive Products...our DBA was Tiregate. Over the years, we expanded to much more than the Tiregate and it became important to have that make sense to a broader market so Wilco rebranded as its company name and the DBA was changed to Wilco Offroad.

    In fact, old product would be labeled, "Tiregate by Wilco" up until about a year ago. Most people though, only knew us as Tiregate, so the change over to Wilco Offroad has been confusing to some.

    Nothing is new in the idea that no one is out of business, there's no hostile take over, Tiregate has always been Wilco and Wilco always Tiregate. Same welders, same engineer, same owner, same equipment, same questionable water cooler in the corner.

    Now that we've covered, that, we manufacture here in Southern California shop in Orange County and source almost 100% of our material in the US as well. We bend the tubes here, weld them here, laser them, press brake them HERE. Powder coat however, goes down the street 2 miles.

    We're kinda proud of this commitment.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVFb6zOhoLE

    This is not a humble brag, just a regular brag I guess, our products have been in the field with the Navy Seals, down range with the Army, been all over oil fields up north, down the tip of Baja, launched boats in the Atlantic daily, towed a KLR650 to the trailhead (don't tell anyone!!!) and beyond.

    Our shop is AS9100 rated. Our guys are super talented and make stuff for the most brutal conditions.

    But we're also guys who like to get out there and get lost too...have fun in the dirt...or maybe even crawl the mall! Looking forward to getting to know you guys!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_qUWq6dvtM
     
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  2. Apr 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM
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    Sweet welcome aboard brother.
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2016 at 3:12 PM
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    Good stuff! Welcome!

    :cheers:
     
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  4. Jun 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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    :eek::thumbsup::cheers:
     
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  6. Oct 28, 2016 at 7:13 PM
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    Really happy with the Tiregate. Excellent alternative to a full swing-out bumper :thumbsup:

    IMG_1996.jpg IMG_1986.jpg IMG_1942.jpg
     
  7. Oct 30, 2016 at 10:23 PM
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    ewxlt66

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    Probably one of the first mid-sized VT with the Hi-Lift Jack bushings in existence...if not one of about 3. Looks great!
     
  8. Oct 30, 2016 at 10:53 PM
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    Erik @ewxlt66 do you have any pics of the VT on a 1st Gen Tacoma? I am really digging this thing....since I already have an AllPro rear bumper this would be a great way to achieve a full swingout! Awesome looking product
     
  9. Nov 12, 2016 at 10:12 PM
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  10. Nov 13, 2016 at 6:30 AM
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    Sorry about the delay. I don't have any pics on a first gen. Only 2nd and beyond. What year is yours?
     
  11. Nov 13, 2016 at 9:43 AM
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    99..... Was curious to see how it's mounted
     
  12. Nov 14, 2016 at 8:54 PM
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    @ewxlt66 is there at least a diagram/instructions that shows the mounting of the VT on a 1st gen, I'm extremely interested and I understand this is a forum and not a customer service center...but you have an interested buyer here....well that is if shipping isn't astronomical
     
  13. Nov 15, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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    PM incoming.
     
  14. Nov 15, 2016 at 5:37 PM
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    Mahalo'z!!!
     
  15. May 6, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    CrashN'Burn

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    any pictures of how this installs to a 2nd Gen? I can't seem to find anything
     
  16. May 6, 2017 at 6:19 PM
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    Installs the same as all the others.
     
  17. May 6, 2017 at 6:35 PM
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    Cool, any pictures of how it secures to all the others? I want to make sure it will work for my set up before I burn close to 1k
     
  18. May 6, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    ewxlt66

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    How are these?

    TG PR Toyota Tacoma snowrkel.jpg
    TG PR Toyota Tacoma.jpg
    TG VT Tacoma Radio Tower.jpg
    TG VT Tacoma Bushings 1.jpg
     
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  19. May 6, 2017 at 7:46 PM
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    CrashN'Burn

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    Thanks for the pics they look cool, but I'm trying to see how they actually secure to the bed. The mounting points to the truck bed.
     
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  20. May 6, 2017 at 7:52 PM
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    ewxlt66

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    They use the same mounting points your OE tailgate does.
     
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