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Face Swap
Tom Pardini’s truck is definitely a Silverado, we checked. And if you don’t believe us, he’ll tell you how the monster shown on these pages began as an ’02 Chevy Silverado with a single-cab and a shortbed, and he almost let it get away. “I went to tr
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Parts Rack
At about half the width of traditional rooftop tents, the 24-inch-wide Thule Tepui Foothill can comfortably fit two adults while preserving space atop your vehicle for other adventure gear. The tent sits 9.5 inches above the roof rack to maintain ver
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Calendar
What: 4x4 Off-Road & High Performance Swap Meet Where: Puyallup, Washington Hosted by: Spanaway Moonshiners Jeep Club Info: moonshinersjeepclub.com What: Lone Star Jeep Invasion Where: Conroe, Texas Hosted by: Lone Star Convention Center Info: lonest
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Fitted For Radio
Matthew Jackson’s vehicle lives a relatively laid-back life compared to its days serving in the Australian military. “It was an FFR truck,” he told us, using an acronym indicating how the truck was “fitted for radio” during its peacekeeping duties. D
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4x4 Trends Of The ’80s
The 4x4 world in the ’80s was a tad different than it is today. This was driven home when I found a photo album I put together in 1989 after attending the 4-Wheel & Off-Road Jamboree Spring Nationals at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica,
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Low-buck 4x4 Truck: What’s Your Best Wrecked-to-rugged Transformation?
One truck was wrecked, the other one only sent power to its rear axle. Bob Olds looked at the ¾-ton Ford and the crinkled Power Wagon, saw (very few) dollar signs, and the inspiration he needed for his next project. We leafed through the archives to
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2021 Ram 1500 Trx
The ’21 Ram TRX has moves, it is a gorgeous beast of a truck that exudes luxury and has the performance to back it up. In fact, it is one of the most fantastic pieces of machinery we have ever strapped ourselves into. And that’s no hyperbole; it real
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The 2020 Ultimate Adventure Long Range Jeep
The 2020 Ultimate Adventure Long Range Jeep (UALRJ) is a nod to the first mass-produced off-road vehicle that may well have started the whole off-road lifestyle in the ’50s and ’60s: the World War II jeep. Specifically, the UALRJ is a nod to the SAS
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Inbox
I saw your article Firing Order: Old 4x4s For The Win! (Nov. ’20) and it sort of hit home. I started my off-road adventures back in 1963 with a trip to Baja. Back then there were no paved roads from Ensenada south, which was fun, but hard work. Over
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Rpm Automotive News
Here are some chilling numbers. Between 2014 and 2018, nearly 25 percent of Alaska’s 307 driving fatalities were caused by snow and ice, making it the state with the most winter weather-related driving deaths. North Dakota comes in Second with 12.5 p
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The Top 5: If You’re Building A 4x4, Then These Should Be The First Items On Your List
I was listening to my buddies Verne Simons and Trent McGee on a podcast the other day, and one of the hosts asked them, “What’s the best off-road upgrade you’ve made to a 4x4?” I won’t divulge their answers because in my opinionated opinion, only one
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Overland Adventure 2020: Meet The Participants!
We asked who wanted to be a part of the incredible 2020 Four Wheeler Overland Adventure and you answered in a big way. As a matter of fact, you answered in such a big way that we had a super tough time selecting the 20 lucky participants from the sco
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2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 Crew Cab
If we had to sum up our year with the 2019 Pickup Truck of the Year-winning Ram 1500 Rebel 12 in one word, it would be “incredible.” We couldn’t have been more impressed with the truck. It is the perfect mix of luxury, tech, comfort, capability, and
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Smokin’ Deal
Three things you didn’t know about Steve Brock: He cut his teeth rockcrawling a souped-up TJ Wrangler around the Midwest. He and his wife have been known to cook and eat breakfast skillets for meals other than breakfast. And he is always on the looko
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Leaf Spring Hanging Tips And Tricks
We’ve often touted the benefits of leaf-spring suspensions. Sure, they are simple. Sure, it’s technology that could be almost 300 years old, and sure, leaf springs aren’t terribly fancy. But hey, they work and they work well, especially off-road. Lea
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Buying Steel Tube For Fabrication
Structural steel tube is widely used in off-road fabrication because it offers high strength relative to weight. But buying steel and steel tubing for your 4x4 project can be daunting and expensive to those who haven’t done it before. Sure, you can g
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The Go Devil Run
We’ve spent countless hours modifying and building 4x4s to do hard off-road trails. For reasons that we might never know, it seems like bigger and “badder” is always better, but at the end of the day, most of the off-road trails around the country (a
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Heavier Duty
One of our favorite trucks to get our hands on is a late(ish)-model GM truck. With a rich aftermarket of just about anything you can imagine, the sky really is the limit. A pristine ’15 Chevy Silverado 2500HD 4x4 landed in our lap and we knew just wh
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Techline
Q I fell in love with Jeeps when I saw, then rode in, a flatfender Willys Jeep. That said, I’ve never owned a Jeep. I’ve read about death wobble on the solid axle coil spring suspension Jeeps. My question for you is: Can the older solid axle Jeeps wi
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Meet The Ua2020 Cronies
Whether because of Ultimate Adventure (UA) or in spite of it, by now most of the UA Cronies are well-known off-road celebrities in their own right. But these guys don’t do it for fame, and they certainly don’t do it for fortune. As unpaid event suppo
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Meet The Video Van Guys And Fwtv’s Ian Johnson From Ua2020
Video is an incredibly powerful medium, and until Smellovision becomes a reality, it’s the best way to capture the full picture of what we’re out there doing, the places we’re going, and the obstacles we’re tackling. That’s why we invest so heavily i
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The 2020 Ultimate Adventure Long Range Jeep
In Part 1 of the 2020 Ultimate Adventure Long Range Jeep (UALRJ) build series, we introduced you to the source material for the theme of the build. Namely, the World War II SAS-piloted jeeps that helped win the war for the Allies in North Africa. We
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Corrosion Explosion
Spoiler alert: The title of this piece gives away what we found when we went to work on our ’05 Dodge Power Wagon when it came time to replace some wear items. But let’s back up a bit. Our Power Wagon was brand-spankin’ new when it arrived at our off
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Transcontinental
Jen Usinger and Jared Simpson watched as their Jeep was loaded into a shipping container, ready to begin its journey across the ocean without them. For Jen and Jared, this was the beginning of a new lifestyle that not only required selling their hous
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Way Cool
If there is one product we can’t live without on a camping trip, it’s probably a portable powered fridge. Seriously, we’d rather have a fridge than a tent, and maybe even a sleeping bag, and if you think that makes us spoiled, we think it’s because y
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Travel Toy
When Joel Lawrence grips the wheel in his ’15 Toyota 4Runner, he feels like he’s back in high school with his ’88 Ford Bronco. He’s momentarily transported back to Imeson Park, in Jacksonville, Florida, where buggies, trucks, and SUVs would gather to
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The Domino Effect
One of the least expensive and quickest ways to lift torsion bar-style IFS vehicles is by increasing the preload on the torsion bars, commonly referred to as “cranking the torsion bars.” There can be downfalls to this method, though. A harsh ride qua
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Long-lost Scout photos
During some overdue office rearranging, I recently unearthed a long-lost photo album that I had forgotten about. The contents of the album included a collection of International Scout photos I took over 30 years ago. The year was 1989, and I was an I
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2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited
We’re always happy when we get to introduce a new long-term test vehicle. Without further ado, for the next 12 months we’ll be taking a look at the good, the bad, and everything in-between of our ’20 Ford F-250 Super Duty. This vehicle comes to us by
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