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The 2008 SEMA Show

  Gas prices got you down? Did your favorite presidential candidate lose the election? Is the economy stressing your budget? Let’s fact it folks, these are tough times. We do though, still have the great outdoors to explore and the great thing about the trail is that it doesn’t care about how much value your 401K has lost and hopefully you can still find …

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Staff Arguments – FJ’s vs. CJ’s

We thought we’d bring you a little closer to the life of the editors at 4X4REVIEW.COM by letting you in on a few of our previously taped conversations (argument, quarrel, disagreement, dispute, difference of opinion, heated discussion or whatever politically correct version you want to call our “bitch sessions”) that we typically have at work, over lunch, over a few …

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Rockcrawlers For Christ – An Editorial

    Go to any National Hot Rod Association event and you’re sure to see a Team RFC fish sticker on the side of a favorite race car. Christian Motorsports International Family of Ministries better known as Team RFC (including Racers For Christ) has shifted gears, brought things down to a slow crawl and added rockcrawling to its family of …

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Old Heroes Never Die

    Old Heroes Never Die…boy ain’t that the truth, but we’ll get to that in just a minute. Let’s first ask a few questions. Are you a serious, long-term rock-crawler or off-roader? can you remember way back, when 32 inch tires were pretty darn big for a dedicated trail machine? Have you been an avid off-roader for at least …

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Zero to Sixty, to Zero Again

  Performance, an utterance that makes most gear heads, like us, ponder solely about power improvements. In the case of our ’05 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the venerable Duramax Diesel, it’s that, and more – much more as you read below. With the price of diesel over $3 per gallon and some long-haul trips with a loaded trailer on our …

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Exhaust Notes – how to route and plan for your next exhaust system

  When you move to a new town it can be quite frustrating when you can’t find the resources you once had. Resources such as a good supplier of nuts and bolts, a reputable parts store that will carry your oddball truck parts, a good fabricator and so on. After moving to Indianapolis a few years back, it’s taken me …

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Preparing For The Summer Season – Tent Buying 101

The summer season is nearly here, so now seems a good time to ask yourself, in what shape is one of your most important pieces of camping equipment – the tent? Recent research shows that more than one in 10 campers will be looking to purchase a new tent within the next year. Durability, size and weather resistance are among …

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All-Pro Off-Road’s Flat Bed Conversion Kit – Part II

  Last month we brought you part I of the All Pro Off Road flat bed conversion, where we stripped Danny Pitt’s Toyota mini-truck down to the frame, in order to build the frame and core structure of the All Pro Offroad flat Bed Kit. As reported, we spent several days cutting, measuring, torching, welding, measuring, notching, grinding and of …

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All-Pro Off-Road’s Flat Bed Conversion Kit – Part I

Dan Pitts, even at age 17, has got his priorities straight and the confidence of youth on his side. Putting in long hours after school at his Uncle’s garage, he’s saved up his hard-earned clams to turn his relatively stock ’87 Toyota mini truck into a rock crawler, and he isn’t afraid of body damage either. Rolling into the shop …

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