The market of automotive customization is pretty hot these days, and the off-road scene is no different. Spiced up trucks with lift kits, big tires, and extra goodies are wildly popular. One Miami-based outfit is taking conventional Toyota Tundra trucks to the next level with a complete list of available custom options that make a stock Tundra a bad beast ready for the apocalypse.
The company is called Devolro and its current halo product is the Diablo, complete with a six-inch lift, 37-inch tires, massive bumpers front and rear, a winch, and enough off-road lights to turn night into day. The Diablo also has a secret under its hood: an available supercharger mounted to the Tundra’s 5.7-liter V-8. The blower takes the V-8 from a puny 381 horsepower up to a respectable 520.
Like any good custom shop, Devolro lets customers pick and choose what aftermarket bits they want added. Want a custom leather interior? Done. Need a lockable bed topper for storing gear in the dry? No problem. Want a high-tech infotainment system for staying connected while on an expedition? Sure.
Below the jump, we take a closer look at what makes a Devolro Diablo unique, so for the full rundown, keep on clicking.
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ARB air lockers are fitted inside the front and rear differentials for added traction when the going gets tough.
Covered in a matte-black, carbon-fiber wrap and sitting on a tall suspension lift, the Diablo has an intimidating demeanor. Up front is Devolro’s custom bumper with an internal-mounted winch. A protective bar rises up to guard the grille and gives space for mounting lights. Eye hoops and D-rings protrude forward, making vehicle recovery an easy task. Extra lights on the side help light the way.
Around the side, large fender flairs help protect the bodywork from flying debris while tackling the great outdoors. Huge 37-inch Toyo tires are wrapped around 20-inch wheels. A six-inch Fabtech Performance System suspension underpins the truck with Dirt Logic 2.5 Coilovers. ARB air lockers are fitted inside the front and rear differentials for added traction when the going gets tough.
A fiberglass bed topper is fitted to keep the bed and its gear dry and secure, while a roof rack mounted above gives additional storage space and holds an extra LED light bar. A replacement tailgate allows for a lockable Plexiglas door into the bed. Down below, a custom rear bumper has built-in side steps and D-rings. The Toyota factory trailer hitch remains for towing.
Devolro Diablo - Exterior Dimensions
|Minimum running ground clearance||20 in|
|Maximum Towing||12500 lb.|
|Fuel tank||46 U.S gal|
|Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)||7300 lb.|
Gallery Devolro Diablo
With the Tundra offering room for five adults, customers have the space for extra people and their gear.
Like the exterior, customers can customize their Tundra’s interior to include nearly whatever they want. A full leather package is available that replaces the stock coverings on the seats, center console, and headliner, giving it a bespoke look. Devolro also provides a full infotainment system upgrade to include whatever the customer is looking for.
With the Tundra offering room for five adults, customers have the space for extra people and their gear. Custom-built under-seat storage is available for holding stuff out of sight.
Besides the ability to customize, the Tundra’s interior remains a welcoming and useful place. A large center console and passenger-side glove box holds massive amounts of stuff while the folding rear seat bottoms allow for larger objects to be placed in the cab. For 2014, all Tundra’s enjoy the makeover Toyota brought it, including a redesigned dashboard and gauge cluster.
Devolro Diable - Interior Dimensions
|Head room (front/rear)||40.2/38.7 in|
|Hip room (front/rear)||63.0/62.6 in|
|Leg room (front/rear)||42.5/44.5 in|
|Shoulder room (front/rear)||66.6/65.4 in|
While the standard engine puts out 381 horsepower, the Diablo’s add-ons bump it up to 520 horses powering all four wheels through an electronically controlled transfer case.
Customers can chose to leave the 5.7-liter V-8 alone or throw on some mods. A TRD cat-back, dual-exhaust system and supercharger are available for those looking to make maximum horsepower and torque. While the standard engine puts out 381 horsepower, the Diablo’s add-ons bump it up to 520 horses powering all four wheels through an electronically controlled transfer case. Mated to the 5.7-liter V-8 is Toyota’s six-speed transmission that includes manual shifting, uphill and downhill shift logic, and tow/haul mode.
Without the extra engine modifications, the standard Tundra makes 381 horsepower and 401 pound feet of torque. That’s enough to take the stock Tundra to 60 mph in roughly 6.8 seconds.
ARB air locking differentials in both front and rear axles keep all four wheels spinning despite any lack of traction. The 37-inch tires are Toyo Open Country Mud Terrains and are mounted on 20-inch wheels. Keeping the engine fueled is an aftermarket fuel tank built to hold 46 gallons.
Devolro Diable - Drivetrain/Specifications
|Drive Type||4×4 with ARB front and rear airlock|
|Engine||5.7-Liter aluminum i-FORCE V8 DOHC 32-Valve V8 with Dual Independent Variable Valve Timing with intelligence (VVT-i)|
|Horsepower||381 hp @ 5600 rpm|
|Torque||401 lb.-ft. @ 3600 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed Electronically Controlled automatic Transmission with intelligence (ECT-i), sequential shift mode and uphill/downhill shift logic, TOW/HAUL mode|
While Devolro doesn’t have any set pricing on its website, we imagine each custom add-on comes at its own separate price. Of course, all the extras are on top of the price for your Toyota Tundra. For 2014, the Tundra starts out at $25,950 and goes north of $47,000 for the top-level 1794 edition.
American Expedition Vehicles has been building custom Jeep Wrangler for years, but it wasn’t until this year did the company venture into the truck market. The one-off Ram 2500 SEMA concept was basically the company’s proof-of-concept and interest-feeler for the industry. The company is planning to release both the individual parts for purchase as well as do in-house upfits to brand new Ram 2500s.
A three-inch lift up front and a two-inch lift out back keep things level while massive 40-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain KM/2 tires roll on AEV-designed 17-inch wheels. A completely custom front bumper is constructed from 3/16-inch-thick stamped steel and holds a 12,000-pound to 16,500-pound Warn winch. Thick tow points attach to the fame behind the bumper and allow for D-rings to be fitted. Lastly, large fender flairs cover the enlarged wheel wells of the Ram and help protect the bodywork from flying debris.
Under the Ram’s hood lies the stock 6.7-liter Cummins I-6 turbo diesel that’s good for 370 horsepower and an earth-moving 800 pound-feet of torque. And while AEV hasn’t release any pricing information on the Ram 2500 upgrade kit, rest assured it will be well worth it for the added functionality.
Gallery Ram 2500 Concept By AEV
Overall, the Devolro Diablo upgrade is a great way to upfit a Tundra with plenty of custom goodies that include a bespoke interior, useful exterior add-ons, and some great performance parts that keep everything moving down the road. Devolro’s abilities to build a truck to meet individual customer needs make it a solid choice. Devolro is located in Miami, FL and their website is located HERE.
- Tough exterior looks
- Customizable interior
- Available supercharger for the V-8
- Too nice to beat up
- Likely expensive
- Gas mileage? Forgetaboutit!