We view the world as a place to travel and explore. We like to choose the road less travelled, and love the adventure that comes along with the journey. In fact, we consider the journey to be just as important as the final destination. Because of this, KRave Automotive was born.
Our team of enthusiasts are proud to offer over 40 years of automotive experience. Whether helping to guide a vehicle build, provide access to the highest quality parts in the industry, or make sure your pride and joy is running perfectly, we would love to work with you.
Ryan, Kyle, and KRew
As of October 2018, KRave automotive is 1 year old! Some great things happened in our opening year, and we are very proud to have assembled an outstanding team of Toyota enthusiasts.
Mason is our newest team member. He drives a 1996 Toyota 4Runner Manual and this gem has the rare factory e locker in the rear. Mason brought this rig to us very modified! Including front locker, winch, 35's, suspension and body lift. What a pleasure to see this young man and this truck tackle the Whipsaw trail, he conquered the toughest features of that trail! Both Ryan and I had the treat of working with Mason at Cochrane Toyota. We are both stoked that he is part of the KRew. Currently, you will find Masons laugh and smile at the front counter. He brings some great experience as a service advisor. Its Mason's dream to apprentice under the mentorship of Ryan and get his Journeyman Technician ticket!
Derrick was our very first employee of KRave. He drives a 2017 Toyota Tacoma DCSB TRD Sport Manual. His truck came to us with a few small mods like a tonneau cover and used side step bars purchased from Ryan on Kijiji before hired him. Shortly after starting with us he had his lift kit installed. He worked hard and saved up for some new FN Wheels and some 32" tires. Most recently he added a roof rack to carry his spare tire and dirk bike gear when he goes out with his family. Derrick was referred to us by a close friend in the industry. Our friend Phil was his automotive instructor while attending the Motive Action trades program. Derrick has shown KRave great loyalty and dependability. We look forward to Derrick getting his Journeyman Technician ticket under the mentorship of Ryan!
Ryan is my business parter and one of the founders of KRave. You will find him driving a 2006 Toyota Tacoma DCLB Auto that has over half a million km's, that is the equivalence of driving around the world 12 times! I'm excited to see if we can get this truck to a million km's! Before Ryan had his learners license he had already removed and reinstalled his first engine. He holds a Journeyman Technician ticket from SAIT. Most of his Journeyman years were spent working with Toyota. He loves fabricating, suspension tuning, setting up gears, and engine tuning!
I am Ryans business partner and the other founder of KRave. I drive a 2010 Toyota Tundra DCLB Limited with over a quarter million km's. The day I picked up this truck I was shopping for a Tacoma. Due to a great suggestion by my wife, we looked at this Tundra and we fell in love. It was totally stock then and has seen many different shapes over the last 7 years! Before I had my drivers license I had completely disassembled my first truck right down to the frame, unfortunately I was not as smart as Ryan so my truck did not get put back together. All the parts however were all itemized on a shelf when done. I guess that's when I fell into the parts side of this trade. With my Journeyman Parts ticket, Business Diploma, 13 years work experience with Toyota and a love for Toyota trucks, I hope I can better help you with your Toyota build!