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General Tools Lighted Mechanical Pick-Up

  It’s an undisputable truth, a law if you will. A law that was most certainly written by Mr. Murphy himself. The law states “If a small object can drop into an unlit, un-retrievable location that your hand cannot reach, it will.” This happens countless times during any automotive project and I can almost guarantee it’s happened to you more …

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General Tools 12:1 Wide Range Infrared Thermometer Tool

There comes a time in every hobbyist’s life where the basic tools that you have just don’t cut it, and you have to make an investment into a specialty tool. Regardless of your hobby, if you are passionate about it, you’ll soon outgrow the basics and make that decision to upgrade what you have, or add to it. This just …

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Agri-Cover Industries Lorado Tonneau Cover

  A few years and a couple of trucks ago, we installed and tested an Access Roll Up Cover from Agri-Cover Industries. The Access Cover was-without a doubt-the best roll up tonneau we had ever tested. This cover was tough: even after a rear-end collision by a very tall Jeep, it only suffered a bent rear rail that was replaced …

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GOJO Hand Cleaner & Lotion

If you’re reading this article, you’re most likely a do-it-yourselfer. And, since you are, the chances that your hands get dirty – I mean REALLY dirty – are pretty darned good. They sure do at the 4X4Review shop, our hands take a regular bath in oil, grease, grime, rust and dirt (sometimes all at once). Sure, you can wear gloves, …

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Winchline Viking Trail Line

Synthetic winch rope isn’t news anymore. It has been around for several years, and every pro rock crawler is required to use this in order to compete – and for good reason – it’s safer and easier to use.  When it was time for us to ditch our cable because it had become frayed, bent and even burnt from electrocution …

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Ingersoll Rand Hammerhead Impact Wrench Review

When it comes to wrenching on your car or truck, or building a deck, working in tight spots is a fact of life. It used to be, that if you were in a really tight spot, you were left using an open-end wrench powered by Mr. Armstrong, and to add insult to injury, sometimes you can only swing the wrench …

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Dana 44 Rebuild Buckshot Axle Upgrades

Project Buckshot, our 1974 Ford Bronco project, is finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel and, at this point, we’re pretty sure that it’s not a train headed our way. Most of our big-ticket items are now complete or nearing completion, so it was time to button up the front axle with a new set 4.56:1 gears …

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Sam’s Off-Road Traction Bar

sams traction bar

Axle-wrap, it sucks worse than a visit to a proctologist with big, cold hands and long, crusty finger nails. That’s exactly why, when we decided that our Project CJ was getting super-flexy, flat springs mounted over the axle, versus the stock ‘kinda-flexy-but-not-enough-to-impress-your-friends- and-family–under-the-axle’ position, we knew we would be inheriting an age old problem, one we hadn’t ever experienced with …

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Goodyear Wrangler MT/R

I know everyone else has already used, abused, and reviewed the new Goodyear Wrangler MT/R, but that doesn’t mean we still don’t get our turn! I have seen these tires punished pretty bad during the Goodyear Extreme Rock Crawling Series, so I was really eager to see what we could do to destroy, pop, mutilate, or otherwise turn one of …

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Rancho’s Dual Steering Stabilizer

  As you have all seen already, I’m sure a hundred times, are steering stabilizers, and a lot of them. This simple, yet effective, bolt on accessory is very useful. As for the most part, the majority of people that buy steering stabilizers are doing it for the looks. I though, want to send the message that they are very …

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