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Mighty Mouse Lower Engine Build

Mighty Mouse, Part 2 of 5 In Part 1 of our article our GM Performance Parts (GMPP) 383 stroker block had arrived and we took it to Schmidt’s to give it the royal machining treatment. Now that all of the goods from Wiseco, Holley and Lunati have arrived, we are ready for the lower engine build. If you haven’t built an …

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The 425hp Beast aka Mighty Mouse

Mighty Mouse, Part 1 of 5 Our poor project vehicles. Each of them has literally seen, hundreds of modifications over the years. To make matters worse, our job is to give the products we test a royal beat-down each time we bolt or weld on a new component. To add insult to injury, the foundation of our test mules (think: engine, …

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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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Proffitt’s Cruisers 4-Link Kit

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Our FJ40’s 11 year life span as a product test mule has officially ended. We celebrated its life with a few cold libations, said a few words and then threw some dirt on it memorializing its past existence. Its days of having hundreds of goodies bolted and welded to it have finally come to an end. Just moments after our …

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Bushwacker Fender Flares


  This is it. The build for project Buckshot, our 1975 Ford Bronco Sport, has officially begun. Most of the parts are in, the build plan is finalized and we’re off to the races. Our plans had us installing our 5 ½” Skyjacker suspension early on. However, for our 35” Goodyear MT/R tires to fit on the Bronco, even with …

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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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The 2010 SEMA Show – Day 2

  Day 2 coverage of the 2010 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV. Our intrepid editors ventured out beyond the halls of the 4-wheel drive arena and into the world of hot rods, electronics, tools and more. We continued to find tons of great cross-over goodies that apply to our pavement-free world, whether it be fuel delivery systems, cooling systems, performance monitoring …

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