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Alcoa and Mickey Thompson Wheels

I’ve heard it said that simply adding rims to a car or truck can have a dramatic effect on the eye of the beholder. It’s also no secret that many used-car lots will spend a few hundred dollars on a set of cheap, yet good looking rims to increase their return on investment some ten fold. For those of you …

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American Racing’s New Tyrant Wheel

When it came time for us to put some bigger meats on our ongoing project Land Cruiser, we found ourselves mounting several sets of 35″ tires on the same old, crappy, banged-up, out-of-round, ugly rims that I got for free, in exchange for tuning up a neighbors Camaro. Although the rims served me well for several years, they were certainly …

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Off Road Design’s Heavy Duty Front Shackles

All of us here at 4X4REVIEW are fortunate enough to have come in contact with a few great companies in the offroad industry.  One such company is Offroad Design located in Carbondale, Co. We first met the owner Stephen Watson back in November of 1998 at the SEMA show in Las Vegas. Since then, we have had the pleasure of wheelin with him at …

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Miller’s Digital Elite TM Welding Helmet

A welding helmet is an absolute must for anyone doing any level of welding, and there is an abyssal difference between a good helmet and a great helmet from a protection, from an ease of use and quality standpoint. In short, you get what you pay for, and for a little extra money spent you get a lot of features …

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Goodyear Wrangler A/T Extreme Tire Review

Some words these days are just getting overused. For example: hardcore, extreme, and custom. There should be some grading criteria when it comes to using these well-worn-out adjectives, so that we can help them regain their value. Goodyear recently introduced a new tire to the off-road world and now its up to the staff at 4x4Review.com to decide if this …

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Rancho’s 3″ Cherokee Lift Kit

     A friend of ours recently asked to go wheelin’ with us. He brought along his 1997 Jeep Cherokee with an Up Country Package. This package includes a variety of options, but most importantly a 1 to 1.5 inch lift kit from the factory. We took him to one of our favorite wheelin’ spots in the Rincon Mountains of Arizona called …

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Agri-Cover Access Roll-up Tonneau

Over the last few decades, truck accessories have steadily grown in popularity. Some accessories have come as quickly as they have gone. Installing window louvers, race-car ground effects and faux carbon fiber bolt-ons to your truck provided about as much functionality as a set of $25 JC Whitney spinner hubcaps on your Ferrari F430. Yeah, there have been some serious …

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Cooper Tire Discoverer A/T3 and S/TMAXX

During SEMA 2010, two new Cooper Tires caught the attention of 4X4REVIEW.COM on Day 1 of our annual coverage.  The new Cooper Discoverer A/T3, replacing the Discoverer ATR, and the new Cooper Discoverer S/TMAXX eventually replacing the Discoverer STT would be worth a closer look.  Cooper Tire Ride-N-Drive Cooper Tire invited 4X4REVIEW.COM to their Tire & Vehicle Test Center to …

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Dick Cepek’s 3 1/2″ YJ Lift Kit

     A friend to the 4x4review staff recently bought a 1993 Wrangler. He purchased it bone stock for the reason of building it up himself. After a few months had gone by, and seeing our rigs, it was decided that his “new” rig needed a lift. We headed over to Dick Cepek in Tucson, AZ. and saw Ray Sommer who set …

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White Knuckle Off-Road Rock Sliders

  Project Buckshot – our ’74 Ford Bronco – is really starting to take shape. We’ve added fender flares, a 5.5” lift, new wheels and tires, Axle upgrades, disc brakes, an 8-point roll cage, hushmat, seats, interior upgrades, and it’s been treated to a complete soda blasting and new paint.  It is now time to indulge Buckshot with some trail …

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