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Steering & Suspension

Buckshot Disc Brake Conversion

  When we bought project Buckshot, the last owner told us that it came with “MayGo” brakes. He cautioned us before the test drive stating that the Bronco “may go left, or may go right” – sometimes they didn’t stop much at all. Now, with the Skyjacker 5” lift kit installed and the 35” tall Goodyear Kevlar MT/R tires, we …

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Dynatrac SST Performance Shock Absorbers

    Our project Land Cruiser has seen more changes than Michael Jackson’s nose. It’s changed the suspension four times, an engine transplant, two different transmissions and transfer cases, six sets of drive shafts, two sets of axles and the list goes on. Embarrassingly, we’ve also had at least a dozen sets of el-cheapo, freebie shocks that we’ve put on …

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Superlift’s 4″ Suspension System for Full Size Dodge Ram

Sometimes bigger isn’t always better. Take for instance, our feature editor, Mike Batchelor – if you’ve met him, you’d know what I mean. But, for owners of ¾ and 1 ton diesel trucks, bigger is almost always better! When you buy a modern Diesel truck, you get bigger axles, bigger brakes, and a much bigger, more powerful diesel engine, but …

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Energy Suspension HYPER-FLEX Master Kit

  After 20 years, things tend to fall apart. When we bought Project Over Easy (our ’81 Jeep CJ8 Scrambler) it was in excellent condition. The bushings around the Scrambler had aged about as well as Joan Rivers without the plastic surgery though. So, we kick off Project Over Easy Scrambler with a focus on the suspension.  Nope, we’re not …

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Skyjacker’s 5” Suspension System for Early Broncos

   Lifting your truck is virtually a rite of passage for you and your rig to progress to the next level, especially if you do the work yourself. Most lift kits for solid axle vehicles are pretty easy to install and can usually be finished in a weekend or two. Early Bronco’s are a bit more difficult in comparison with …

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Dynatrac’s Nodular Cast Iron Differential Cover

     Snapping an axle or a u-joint sucks, but nothing can ruin your trail ride like bashed-in differential cover. For all you diff-bangin’, heavy right foot drivers, Dynatrac has the answer for you. Dynatrac’s new nodular cast iron diff covers are all business. It’s function over form in the protection- department for your differentials. Whether you are using a …

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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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Old Man Emu Dakar Leaf Springs

    “Bolt-on” It’s a phrase that conjures up images of cheap chrome bumpers, curb feelers, and other doodads that serve no real purpose, except to add some bling to your ride. However, in the case of more serious upgrades to your 4×4, some bolt-on parts can make your life easier. In this case, it was a new set of …

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Skyjacker’s Softride 3″ Suspension for 2005+ Toyota Tacoma’s

 Adding a lift kit to any rig that sees moderate – or more – off-road use is almost always a necessity. A properly lifted vehicle will give you the added ground clearance needed for the body and the chassis, it will allow you to run bigger, more aggressive tires, and it allows for greater axle articulation. This was the essence …

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Fabtech’s Jeep YJ Suspension System

I got a call from one of my buddies the other day. His statement was simple enough, “I need a lift kit for my rig… desperately”. I started with my standard array questions of “are you trying to clear larger tires, and if so, how big?…” but before I could finish he cut me off mid sentence. “It’s already lifted, …

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