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TRUCK SPECS: 3.0L INLINE-SIX, REAR LOCKER, TERRAIN RESPONSE 2 WHEELS & TIRES: TUFF ANT 18-INCH WHEELS WRAPPED IN 35X12.50X18 ATTURO TRAIL BLADE MT TIRES ACCESSORIES: LUCKY8 BRAKE CALIPER CONVERSION, PROUD RHINO LIFT RODS, PROUD RHINO HIDDEN WINCH
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Extraordinary Egypt
In overlanding circles the border town of Wadi Halfa is about as famous as they come. For decades it’s been the only land border crossing from Sudan into Egypt, and over decades it has gained a reputation for being one of the most convoluted and pain
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Wild Bc
Exploring British Columbia (BC), Canada’s backcountry, can present itself with unique beauty like none other. White-capped mountains stand proud in the distance while gentle breezes brush across your cheek. Trail-side thistles protrude from the groun
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Apex Predator
There is a new apex predator in the off-road focused truck world. Sure the Raptor is a tried-and-true, super-capable machine, but the all-new ’21 Ram 1500 TRX has taken the factory high-speed off-road muscle truck concept to all-new heights of comfor
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Adventure Legacy
This ’05 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon has quite a story, and isn’t at all what it looks like at first glance. The ’05 GT Wagon is a sought-after model because it is the only year Subaru made a manual turbo wagon in Legacy trim for the U.S. market. Jonny Wa
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Pizza: The Perfect Meal
Pizza is one of the rare foods that seems to make everyone happy. There are countless recipes and styles, including New York, Chicago, and Sicilian, just to name a few. Numerous memes have sprung from the open-faced baked pie layered with sauce, chee
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ENGINE/PERFORMANCE: ’06 JDM EJ20Y MOTOR SWAP, TD04HLA-19T TWIN SCROLL TURBO, JDM EL HEADERS, JDM ZEROSPORTS INTAKE AND FILTER, PASSWORD JDM CARBON-FIBER INTAKE DUCT, HKS CARBON-FIBER ENGINE COVER, DUAL JDM LIBERAL AFTER-CAT EXHAUST, GROUP N MOTOR MOU
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Backcountry Conservation
For those of us who reside on the West Coast, we’ve been blessed with access to thousands of miles of backcountry two-tracks through some of America’s most unspoiled deserts, mountains, and grasslands. Open a map (remember those analogue paper maps?)
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Challenge Yourself To Fun
This year has been a great challenge for us all. Perhaps “challenge” is an understatement. As we reflect back on the year, what have you faced and overcome? For me, I found 2020 to be a year of great growth, in my career and within myself. I suppose
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Tire Buyer’s Guide
There’s no question that the off-road and overlanding industry is on a record trajectory. Look around your neighborhood and you’re bound to see at least a couple of off-road capable trucks, jeeps, and SUVs, if not more. As one may begin their search
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BEST SUV & BEST EQUIPPED
Year: 2016 Make: Toyota Model: 4Runner Instagram Account: @trdnugt
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Custom Transformation
It’s not every day you see a Mitsubishi Montero hit the trails dressed to the nines in overlanding accessories and gear. However, if you live in the Bay Area of Northern California you may have seen this Montero on its way to its next adventure drive
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Notable Upgrades:
Suspension: King Suspension, Timbren Industries bumpstops, Camburg upper control arms Gears & Tuning: Nitro 4.88 ring-and-pinions Wheels: Black Rhino Stadium wheels Tires: Cooper Tire EVO MT 35s Bumpers: Relentless Fabrication and C4 Fabrications
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ENGINE: 3.5L V-6, NEWLY REBUILT AND TUNED, CUSTOM ALUMINUM RADIATOR BY BRICE THOMAS RADIATORS, MISHIMOTO EXTERNAL TRANSMISSION COOLER, MISHIMOTO EXTERNAL OIL COOLER SUSPENSION: CUSTOM (FRONT) FOX SHOCKS WITH ADJUSTABLE EXTERNAL RESERVOIR CUSTOM VAL
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KELLY NOMURA/ EDITOR & BRAND MANAGER BRYON DORR/ FEATURES EDITOR SARAH GONZALES/ MANAGING EDITOR & DIGITAL EDITOR ROB MUNOZ/ ART DIRECTOR MATT BLOCK, CHRIS COLLARD, DUKE_AND_TACOS, RICHARD GIORDANO, DAN GREC, JONATHON HANSON, CHRISTOPHER JEYES, MERCE
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Unstoppable Warrior
Breaking into a new hobby or profession, especially when it’s out of the ordinary, can be a challenge. Sometimes you don’t know your life is changing until something or someone “reality checks” you and it switches your path forever. Amber Turner, a S
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Rock ’n’ Roll
Looking for a way to make your ride stand out from the crowd and simultaneously perform better? You’ll want to look into investing in a set of high-performance wheels and tires. Getting the right wheel and tire package on your rig can greatly increas
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Vacation Rental
Let’s face it. The popularity of overlanding has exploded in recent years—even more so during the current global pandemic. People are itching to travel and escape. For those who want to avoid airlines and crowds, they may look to the open road to fin
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Outfitted
The ARB Summit bumper for the ’19-and-up Ford Ranger continues the tradition of pioneering innovation with a relentless pursuit of quality. Features include press form cover straps, larger ARB foglights, surround, and a three-piece split pan grille w
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Overland Rental Companies
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA, and Las Vegas, NV URL: www.pacificoverlander.com VEHICLES OFFERED: Toyota 4Runner TRD Off Road, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Toyota Tacoma TRD Off Road, and XV-2 XVenture Trailer OTHER AMENITIES/PACKAGES: Rooftop tent, camp cha
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Gear Box
The Reversible Napsack has zippers at the shoulders so you can stick your arms out, and a cinch at the bottom so that you can open it up and stick your legs out. Hike it up to your waist, cinch it, and wear it like a puffy coat around the campfire, a
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Rebelle Rally Restomod
After father Dennis Wolf died in 2014, his family knew they’d keep his cherished ’69 Ford Bronco. Wolf bought this Bronco new in 1968 and cherished it so much he even kept a carbon copy of the original order slip. Therefore, old iron has many stories
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Made The Cut
Pocketknives are an obsession of ours and we can’t seem to have enough. Folding knives are compact and useful tools as well as practical works of art. As one year ends and another one begins, there’s a flurry of new releases from knife makers. The co
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ENGINE: ’89 MUSTANG 302 HO WITH ROLLER VALVETRAIN AND FORGED BOTTOM END. SPECIAL MODS: EDELBROCK PRO-FLO 4 MULTI-PORT EFI, TBP LONG-TUBE BLACK CERAMIC HEADERS, EDELBROCK HIGH-VOLUME WATER PUMP, POWERMASTER HIGH-AMP ALTERNATOR, POWERMASTER HIGH TORQUE
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Maximum Versatility
The Wolverine RMAX4 1000 Limited Edition delivers class-leading power and smooth performance, thanks to its new, powerful 999cc, DOHC, eight-valve, parallel twin engine. RMAX4 is reliably motivated by way of an Ultramatic V-belt with all-wheel engine
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Plan For Its Purpose
Expedition travel is a different universe than weekend four-wheeling. When you’re just out for a few days near home—camping, challenging a few trails—breaking down is no more than an inconvenience. But if you’ve embarked on a long journey far from fa
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Documentary Photography
A tropical humidity weighed heavy in the air as I made my way down a damp street in the predawn hour. The previous evening I’d learned of a fish market on the river, which might offer a unique opportunity to capture frames of life in Southeast Asia.
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Been There, Done That
For some, building and outfitting a truck to explore parts unknown is the definition of learning as you go. You may be familiar with the scenario: you buy and install a part on your vehicle only to find out that it wasn’t what you wanted after all. I
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Proud Rhino Defender
While purists complain about the modern looks, creature comforts, and electronic nannies of the new Land Rover Defender, there is a shop in Buffalo, New York, working hard to unlock the off-road potential of this new machine. Lucky8 Off Road has not
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ENGINE: 4.0L 1GR-FE WITH TRD SUPERCHARGER, IN-HOUSE FABRICATION AIR INTAKE, HPTUNERS ECM TUNE, CSF ALUMINUM RADIATOR SUSPENSION: ICON VEHICLE DYNAMICS STAGE 11, CUSTOM VALVING ON FRONT COILOVERS, 680-POUND PROGRESSIVE COILS WITH COMPRESSION DAMPING
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