About Us – RADD Cruisers
RADD Cruisers – We are now only operating as an online business!
Through our online store we are offering individual parts and repair kits for Toyota Land Cruisers, Toyota Hilux & Hilux Surf, Land Cruiser Prado, Nissan Safari/Patrol/Terrano, and other imported 4WDs and car models.
We are expanding our range of parts as interest and demand from our clients dictates. RADD Cruisers has access to many more items than we are able to list at the current time.
Amazon Sales – a failed experiment
We will be no longer offering our parts for sale through Amazon – under the RADD Cruisers online name – this was intended to expand our exposure,
and where we will be offering the most popular items from our product line…. As of mid-2020 we stopped selling on Amazon as their business paradigm is way too expensive for us (losing money on sales!), and “free shipping” is a lot more expensive than you might realize. Our experiment with Amazon was a very time consuming and expensive bust.
A little History
During the summer of 2017, I made the difficult decision to close the RADD Cruisers repair facility in Duncan in September. As of summer of 2018, we began focusing on online sales of parts and repair kits through our webstore, with some limited pay-per-use telephone support for diagnostics and repair information relating to Toyota Land Cruisers (with an emphasis on diesel models).
RADD Cruisers was originally started by Rob Lassman and based out of Nanaimo, BC, allowing Rob to turn his passion for working on Land Cruisers into a career. Rob is an experienced and enthusiastic Land Cruiser owner, who loves doing restoration and repairs on older and unique Land Cruisers.
As the marketplace shifted and grew through the mid 2000s, Rob approached John Barron, a fellow Land Cruiser enthusiast, and owner of E4 Auto Repair in Duncan, and in late 2007 E4 Auto Repair & RADD Cruisers joined forces and moved operations to an expanded shop location in Duncan, BC, in late 2007.
Rob moved on from working on vehicles all night and day so that he could enjoy spending more time with his family. He still keeps in touch with what’s going on at RADD Cruisers, and consults on projects from time to time with his invaluable knowledge of Land Cruisers.
John has continued the RADD Cruisers legacy and supplies parts and repair information to the Land Cruiser and imported JDM vehicle community. John also performs appointment-only diagnostic and repair services by special request. If you need custom work, service and repairs, or upgrades for Overlanding, then please contact us through our link.
RADD Cruisers 4WD Ltd.