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A Look At Toyo’s New Open Country A/T III Tires!
Toyo pulled out all the stops designing their new Open Country A/T III. They had to, as there are many excellent all-terrain tire choices available today, including Toyo’s own Open Country A/T II. Compared to the outstanding Open Country A/T II, the Open Country A/T III incorporates advances in... Read more
Sport, The Little TJ That Could . . .
During my years as Editor-in-Chief of a couple of 4×4 magazines, we almost always built (overbuilt?) our project vehicles to show what could be done if the desire was there and the wallet was fat enough. One of my favorite Jeeps, though, was a 1982 CJ5 that ran 31”... Read more
“SAHARA” Gets a Metalcloak Tire Carrier and “Ditomic” Gas Tank Skid
After introducing their JK rear bumper and tire carrier, the engineers at Metalcloak turned their attention to the TJ Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited (LJ in popular vernacular). They wanted a clean bumper and tire carrier that could carry the spare low if wanted for low center of gravity (LCG)... Read more
DD Explorer – Daily driver and backcountry explorer all in one
The JK Wrangler Unlimited took the Jeep world by storm when it was introduced in 2006 as a 2007 model. With four doors and a longer wheelbase, the Unlimited carried more people and gear, provided a less “twitchy” ride on- and off-road, and climbed steep obstacles better. The Rubicon... Read more
Going Rugged with Interco’s SS-M16 – A Tire for All Seasons
tween·er ˈtwēnər/noun, US informal A thing considered to be between two other recognized categories or types For decades, tire companies have offered both mud-terrain and all-terrain tires. Lately, companies are offering what we like to call “tweener” tires – tires that feature tread designs that aren’t as radical as... Read more
AEV Borah DualSport Wheel – To beadlock or not, it’s your choice
American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) needs no introduction. Known for innovative, quality products, Jeep and truck owners take notice when AEV introduces something new. The AEV Borah DualSport Wheel is worth noticing. Borah wheels can be run in three different configurations. They can be installed without rings for a simple,... Read more
SAHARA – A Clean Survivor Built to Explore
For the past few years I searched for a TJ Wrangler to build as a backcountry exploring vehicle. The TJ has the dimensions of the CJ7, a strong frame, and a coil/link suspension that provides a good ride and articulation off-road. The only problem was finding a clean one,... Read more