The fact that Ivan Stewart has been sponsored by Toyota and TRD for 30 years is quite an amazing accomplishment – but it pales in comparison to his prowess on the race course. Ivan earned the nickname “Ironman” from winning the Baja 1000 by driving the entire race all by himself – that’s 20+ hours behind the wheel driving in sand, rocks, fog – you name it (by comparison, other teams would have two or three drivers split up the driving duties).
We had the rare opportunity to sit down and talk with Ivan Stewart to give you a little insight into how he got started, what “drove” him all those years, and to share some of his favorite racing stories.
All shock absorbers look alike on the outside. Inside, TRD Bilstein Shocks are quite different from aftermarket Bilstein shocks. The 2015 Tundra TRD Pro Series, for example, has 60-millimeter shocks with 18-millimeter shafts. This design allows for an additional 2 inches of front wheel travel. At the rear, the 60-millimeter shock absorbers include a remote reservoir for improved heat dissipation and provide an additional 1.25 inches of wheel travel.
TRD Shock Absorbers are designed specifically for our vehicles and are manufactured to Toyota’s stringent specifications. Once installed, they change the extended and compressed length, which results in superior wheel travel while doing a better job of keeping the tires in contact with the ground for excellent traction. So when you’re in the market for new shocks, check out what TRD has to offer.