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    Classic Early Ford Bronco Survivor Auction at Barrett-Jackson

    It’s no secret that the classic 1966–1977 Ford Broncos are a huge hit with collectors, 4×4 enthusiasts, Ford devotees, and pretty much anybody into aftermarket automotive stuff. But nowadays finding a clean survivor with mostly original parts and uncut rear fenders is quite a rarity...
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    RockJock 4x4 vs Currie Enterprises: What’s the Difference?

    Currie Enterprises has long been a mainstay in the world of hot rods and off-road 4x4s, specifically Jeeps. The Currie Enterprises website used to house all sorts of gear, ranging from complete axle assemblies and components to suspension systems, bumpers, or full Jeep builds of varying levels...
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    4 Wheel Parts introduces 4WP Factory Wheels

    As any off-road enthusiast knows, 4 Wheel Parts has been around for what seems like forever and a day—maybe a week. For more than 60 years, 4WP has been a go to Jeep, Truck & 4×4 retailer for many off-road enthusiasts. They sell in-house brands, honed to fit the market, and can always help folks...
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    What Is Red Diesel Fuel?

    Check Out These Other Diesel Stories! GDiesel: A New Breakthrough in Diesel Fuel Top 5 Large-Capacity Diesel Fuel Tanks The headline of this one says it all. We’re on a mission to define what “red” diesel fuel is, give you examples of what its uses are, and get to the bottom of facts and...
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    Most Missed Vehicles

    As true vehicle enthusiasts, or, using “car guys,” the all-encompassing moniker that includes truck fans, members of the Truck Trend and Four Wheeler staffs collectively have owned an impressive number of rides since the moment they took ownership of the first whip they called their own. While...
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    Meet the World’s Most Powerful SUV: The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat

    As if the Dodge Durango SRT wasn’t cool enough, the wicked minds at Dodge have gone and crammed a supercharged 6.2L Hellcat engine in the three-row soccer-mom-mobile for 2021. No, this isn’t April Fools in July; for one year only, you really will be able to purchase a Durango with 710 hp, which...
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    What Is A Truck? A Modest Refutation…

    A few weeks back, we published an article on TruckTrend.com and FourWheeler.com that outlined a certain criterion for categorizing what is—and isn’t—considered a pickup truck. The history of this breakdown dates back many years and has been the subject of many spirited debates around the Truck...
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    Twisted Automotive Puts a Modern, Custom Twist on Classic Land Rover Defenders

    Twisted Automotive introduces its Twisted North America V8 (NA-V8), a bespoke 4×4 with the bones of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Produced from 1948 to 2016, the Defender gets draped in contemporary technology and fully-customizable prestigious features. Twisted’s modern interpretation of a...
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    Size of the Mahindra Roxor

    Since owning a Mahindra Roxor, a 2018 LE to be exact, one of the comments that I’ve gotten the most is about the size. It’s larger than most people think. In fact, even I was surprised at how large of a vehicle it is when I first got it. I’ve spent a lot of time More...
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    Slight vibration

    Do you feel the vibration more when accelerating or decelerating? Also did you check all your U-Joints? Hell you may have just thrown a weight.
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    Benchmade’s Newest Fixed Blade Tactical Survival Overlanding Knife

    Never one to sit on its hands, Benchmade is always looking forward and creating products that address the needs of knife and tool users. One of its newest offerings, the 202 Leuku, is a fixed-blade outdoor survival knife that also dips into the edge of the tactical and overlanding worlds. The...
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    Replacing Early Jeep Floors

    Read More on This 1946 CJ-2a Project! Rebuilding a T-90 and Spicer 18, Part 4 Finding an L-134 Engine and Getting It Started, Part 3 Buying Verne’s 1946 CJ-2A, Part 2 Verne’s 1946 CJ-2A Walk-Around, Part 1 Tink is the nickname for our 1949 CJ-2a. It’s one classic Jeep that has somehow survived...
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    Beware the Roadkill Universe, It Will Suck You Into Its Binging Vortex

    Not familiar with Roadkill? Now is the perfect time to dive in headfirst and be immersed in the five-show gearhead universe David Freiburger and Mike Finnegan have created! More...
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    Ineos Grenadier: First Official Images, Details of New Defender-Homage Off-Roader

    Ineos Grenadier: The Origins When Land Rover ended production of the original Defender in 2016, more than two million of the rough-and-rugged utility vehicles had been sold, the majority of which continue to exist on roads today. Add to that the millions of Jeeps and other off-road ready...
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    Armored Vehicles for Sale: Yes, Civilians Can Buy Surplus MRAP APCs!

    Classic, new, used, restomod, or custom cars and trucks—the world is your oyster when it comes to hunting down cool automobiles to own. There is an option, however, that just may beat all choices. Armored vehicles. Perched menacingly alongside its usual collection of awesome vehicles, South...
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    The HOT ROD Garage Crew Preps for a Project-Car Party at Famoso Raceway

    On the season premiere of HOT ROD Garage, Tony Angelo and Lucky Costa want to finish some project cars before starting something new, then hit the dragstrip at Famoso Raceway for some shenanigans. More...
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    Ford Performance Now Offering the 7.3L “Godzilla” V-8 as a Crate Engine

    The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. Ford’s all-new 7.3L gasoline V-8 engine, codenamed Godzilla, has finally hit the Ford Performance catalog as a crate engine. The big-block V-8 joins other legends such as Ford’s Coyote Aluminator 5.0L V-8, the 5.2L XS V-8, the 2.3L...
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    Jeep Updates Badge of Honor Program, Adds 7 New Trails

    The Jeep brand’s Badge of Honor program, which was launched in 2013, just announced the addition of seven new off-road trails to the program. This update brings the total number of trails, which range from tame and mild to totally wild, to 56 nationwide that include the famous Rubicon Trail in...
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    Turn Your Ford Ranger Into a Mini-Raptor With These Factory Performance Packs

    After initially reviewing the new-to-U.S. Ford Ranger upon the nameplate’s return to the American market for 2019, we were unimpressed with its already-old styling, so-so ride and handling, and low-rent cabin. To be fair, the Ranger had already been on sale for some time globally before it was...
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    Nikola Will Now Take Your Money for Its Badger Electric Pickup!

    Would-be Nikola customers can now slap down money to preorder the company’s forthcoming Badger electric pickup truck, which is slated to be available—someday—in hydrogen FCEV (fuel-cell electric vehicle) or BEV (battery-electric vehicle) forms. We’re told that the futuristic hydrogen-electric...
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