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Cleaning Your 4×4 after Mudding


Mudding is awesome! Man and machine against Mother Nature. It’s fun, it’s dirty, but it is a chore to clean your rig. Mud gets everywhere and as soon as you think you’ve got it all there’s more. Here is some advice for getting your rig clean after she’s all muddy. The sooner, the better. Mud is different everywhere. In some …

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Project Buckshot Interior Upgrades


    There comes a point in time with every restoration project where it rounds a corner. You see the light at the end of the tunnel and you’re sure it’s no longer a train headed at you. Things start to go more smoothly, you don’t find yourself returning the wrong parts as much, and the end is near. It’s …

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Sounding Off – Hedman Hedders and Custom Dual Exhaust Installation


The Project Over Easy Scrambler came equipped with headers and side-pipes from the prior owner’s Small Block Chevy conversion. The headers were in decent shape but were an over-the-frame design, terminating in glass-pack mufflers with turn-outs just ahead of the rear wheel. This set-up was simple and effective for the street but wouldn’t last a minute off-road. The Scrambler was …

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7 Feet of Articulation – Insane!


  Nearly every 4-wheel drive measures their axle articulation in inches – maybe a few feet here and there. How about seven feet of axle articulation up OR down? Crazy? Insane? Are we lying?Nope – it’s true, and it’s real. Posted recently on YouTube, this chain-driven 4X4 tube buggy sports a Ford 5.0 liter V8 pulled from a ’93 Cobra …

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Trailer Towing Tech

Inclement weather is here and we all know that safe driving is a must, regardless of the conditions. Add a trailer behind your rig and situations can get pretty nasty, pretty quick. This said, we felt we should do our part to help educate the masses and make our highways and biways that much safer. A cursory glance at America’s …

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Bombproofing Your Rig – Is It Worth It?

In the last few years, the 4×4 world has been turned upside down with the popularity of rock-crawling and the associated marketing and sales attacks that hit us from every angle like William Tell on too much Mountain Dew. It seems as if nearly every company on the face of the earth has jumped on the opportunity to brand their …

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Project Over Easy – A 1981 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler

Welcome to the oldest build plan in 4X4Review Off Road Magazine’s history. It’s so old in fact, that it outdates the magazine, and the actual vehicle’s age. How in the world, you might ask, can this be? Has 4X4Review found some method by which to bend space-time? Have they stolen components from their project vehicles to fabricate a time machine? …

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The 2010 SEMA Show

Barry Manilow. Overpriced cocktails. Exotic cabaret shows. Street vendors dressed in the strangest of outfits (or lack thereof). Over-the-top casinos. Elvis impersonators. Ridiculously long lines. Visual and audible sensory overload. Hookers, hotels and hangovers, ah yes, these are some of the things that are synonymous with Las Vegas, Nevada. But, year after year, Sin City sets the stage for the …

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The 4X4Review.com Girls of SEMA – 2009

Here we go again, another year – our tenth, actually – of visiting the SEMA show in that sinful city we know as Las Vegas. And, as we have done for the past several years, we have convinced our wives that we are going for pure business reasons, and nothing else. You, our faithful readers however, know that we do …

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