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Recon Grappler A/t
The ask of an all-terrain tire has always been impossibly high. It’s supposed to do as its name implies, work well on all terrains. Sadly, that is often just not the case. Thankfully, one of the most exciting trends we’ve seen as of late is the reima
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Parts Rack
JERED.KORFHAGE@FOURWHEELER.COM Hot Shot’s Secret now offers LX4 Lubricity Extreme diesel fuel and gasoline lubricant. LX4 Lubricity Extreme is said to improve lubricity up to two times better than the leading top competitive brand by providing an inc
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Overland Adventure Vs. Ultimate Adventure: Do You ’wheel To Camp Or Camp To ’wheel?
I was talking with Four Wheeler Staff Editor Jered Korfhage the other day. We’re both California transplants from colder climates, so in addition to talking about the nice weather and staggering number of meth heads SoCal has to offer compared with t
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Inbox
EDITOR@FOURWHEELER.COM My first 4x4 mod was an 8.8-inch rear for my YJ, which I bought over 10 years ago. I wanted a stronger rear and a limited-slip instead of an open diff. A winch came a week later. Since then, the Jeep has had almost everything r
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Bearing In Mind
Let’s get this out of the way right now. This isn’t a step-by-step instructional on how to replace a rear axle bearing because so many different models use so many different means to hold the axles in place. Many Ford and Jeep axles prior to 1990 hav
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Five Quarter V-10
jered.korfhage@fourwheeler.com SPONSORED BY When Joe Schigel found the M715 it hadn’t moved in half a decade, all its tires were flat and it definitely needed a new engine. However, the body had earned quite the patina throughout its years and the fr
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Calendar
JERED.KORFHAGE@FOURWHEELER.COM What: Carlisle Truck Nationals Where: Carlisle, Pennsylvania Hosted by: Carlisle Events Info: carlisleevents.com What: Great American Crawl Where: Waterloo, South Carolina Hosted by: Gulches Off Road Park Info: http://f
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(trans) Mission Critical
For us, there really isn’t a maintenance job we like doing less than changing the fluid and filter in an automatic transmission. Even if you’re blessed with an automatic that has a transmission pan with a drain plug, it’s frustrating. And if the tran
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Back-country Clean
editor@fourwheeler.com RLD Design is well-known in the off-road community for providing lightweight truck canopies that have been carefully engineered to stand up to the world’s toughest trails. So, when the company launched its latest product, the R
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The Mighty ’mog
This is one of those stories that seems like it should be started with the statement, “Books could be written about what a Mercedes-Benz Unimog is.” That’s the truth, and we are sure that books have and will be written. The Unimog story is like that
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Staying Inside The Lines
We often talk about the benefits of fuel injection for off-road vehicles. Generally, these systems run more reliably than carbureted systems, but they are, at the end of the day, a bit more complex than a carbureted fuel system. That’s because almost
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Press Here
If you drive a solid-axled Jeep, you’ve probably experienced, or at least heard of, death wobble. The fact is, this can be caused by many issues in your front suspension, wheels, tires, or a combination of things. Another thing that may be causing or
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2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Ecodiesel
JERED.KORFHAGE@FOURWHEELER.COM In the nearly 5,000 miles since our last report, the EcoDiesel-powered ’20 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon has shown a couple of its gremlins, demonstrated its utility for cold-weather camping, and reassured us of its o
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How Cool Is That?
Dometic, one of the leaders in vehicle fridges, just released the new CCF-T drop-in console fridge for the popular ’15-’20 Ford F-150 and ’18-current Ford Expedition. (You know Dometic from its exceptional line of overlanding fridges or the refrigera
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Slickrock, A Scout, A Supercharger, And More
I just boomeranged back to the office from the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) in Moab, and it sure was good to get back on the Moab-area trails after the cancellation of the 2020 event. As a matter of fact, wheeling on the slickrock, ledges, and sand
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Techline
EDITOR@FOURWHEELER.COM Q I’m 12 years old and my dad is building me a ’75 K5 to drive to high school and so I can go on wheeling trips with him. He has already put 1-ton axles in it, a 6.0L engine, and a Northwest FabWorks BlackBox Underdrive, but wh
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Why The Africar Never Became The Americar
JERED.KORFHAGE@FOURWHEELER.COM Tony Howarth was not a fan of vehicles that seemed to fall apart before their notes were paid off. From his time spent on the African continent, he realized there was a growing need for a non-western vehicle designed sp
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2021 Jeep Concepts
jered.korfhage@fourwheeler.com After a brief hiatus, Jeep and Mopar returned to Moab during the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari and rocked the Jeep community with the latest class of concept vehicles. Designers stacked the stage with a stylin’ ’68 Commando r
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Network Content Director Sean P. Holman Editor Ken Brubaker Production Manager Bill Klein Staff Editor Jered Korfhage Contributors Jason Gonderman Christian Hazel KJ Jones Verne Simons Creative Director Alan Muir Design Director Markas Platt VP Sales
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2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty Limited
EDITOR@FOURWHEELER.COM It’s always a good thing when the time comes for one of our quarterly long-term vehicle reports and we genuinely have no major problems to report. During the past three months we’ve managed to log 5,441 additional miles on our
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Rpm automotive News
JERED.KORFHAGE@FOURWHEELER.COM ■ 4 Wheel Parts, the 4x4 and off-road retail giant, celebrated its 60th anniversary in March 2021. ■ Research from the Specialty Equipment Market Association (you may know it as SEMA) indicates interests in the United S
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Collateral Damage Trail
editor@fourwheeler.com Arizona is a great state to go off-roading in. There are tons of backroads and challenging trails to explore. Often, we spend our time exploring new areas, but it’s also lots of fun to go hit some of the harder, established tra
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Out With The Old
The differential oil’s job is thermal regulation, lubrication, and protection of the bearing and gear surfaces to withstand the shock loads coming from the drivetrain. Neglecting your diffs can lead to a lack of lubrication, premature surface wear of
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Showstopping
One of the great things about a 4-Wheel Jamboree is that these events draw hundreds of 4x4s. This offers the opportunity to easily peruse a wide range of four-wheel-drive rigs sporting a wide range of modifications. The three-day 39th Annual O’Reilly
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4x4 Party!
We were stoked when we learned that the 39th Annual O’Reilly Auto Parts Fall 4-Wheel Jamboree Nationals was a go. Taking place in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the event, often referred to simply as the “Fall Jambo,” was se
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Maulis-built
■ It was March of 1990 and Jim Maulis, of Littleton, Colorado, had taken some time to show us around his ’78 Scout II and tell us about the group of International Harvester enthusiasts, called the Binder Bunch, that helped him keep the project afloat
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Techline
Q I have an ’84 CJ-7 with the 258ci I-6 in it. I put a Howell TBI on it with a Davis Unified Ignition on a freshly rebuilt engine. After 800 miles, the number six piston melted and that required another engine rebuild. Then, after another 1,200 miles
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2021 Ford Ranger tremor
While we patiently await the unofficially official Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford’s still-excellent Ranger has been relegated to playing in the sandbox with Colorado Z71s and Tacoma TRD Off-Roads with the company’s FX4, while ZR2s and TRD Pros get to ventu
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Geolandar X-at
We tried to get stuck. Really, we tried. And when we couldn’t, we dumped the Yokohama Geolandar X-ATs into another definitely-not-the-best-case scenario just to see what the tires could handle. After first meeting the Geolandar X-AT in the Nevada des
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Scout (round) II
ken.brubaker@fourwheeler.com It’s not every day that a 4x4 we published a story on over four decades ago reappears. It’s even more rare that it reappears looking fantastic. But that’s what happened recently when Rough Country emailed us with a major
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