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Bryan Irons

We’re ready to get started on our next project - a Dodge Dakota snow wheeling rig! Watch for the upcoming teardown on our YouTube channel and articles in 4WDrive. Read more

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Hellwig Sway

Trevor Klassen

A few months ago, I was complaining to Editor Mack about the poor handling of my Toyota Tundra while towing. He mentioned that I should add a sway bar. I have to say; I wasn’t initially sold on the idea as I wasn’t convinced that the sway bar was... Read more

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Chris Klassen

There is something about the way a new pickup truck sits that leaves a lot to be desired. Front end low, back end up high. Even before I pulled my new truck off the lot, I knew I had to do something. But not everybody wants a huge lift. That is... Read more

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Bryan Irons

If you have wheeled your rig, even in moderate settings, you know that traction is everything. All the power and driving skill in the world is for not if you can’t get it to the ground. There are MANY different differential upgrades that can be... Read more

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Perry Mack

OK, ‘maintenance’ is not my middle name. We finally moved to a condo since the word ‘lawn’ grew to mean ‘allow to return to nature’. But when ‘maintenance’ means ‘make better and save money’, my interest comes around. Read more

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Chris Klassen

It seems like more and more people are choosing ½ ton pickup trucks for their towing and hauling needs than ever before. With modern ½ ton pickups capable of hauling most reasonable loads can you blame them? As a long time member of the... Read more

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Quinton Neufeldt

This 20-year-old truck looked cool, has been worked hard over the years, and now it was time to correct several serious deficiencies. The Superduty nameplate was attached to Ford F series HD pickups starting in 1999. The decision to keep solid... Read more

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We installed the Volant Cold Air Intake for 2012-2018 Wrangler JK in our 2015 Wrangler JKU then took it for a test to see feel and hear the effect. The goal is a little more of everything - more horsepower, more torque, better fuel efficiency and... Read more

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Bryan Irons

While piloting Tim Toyota (the 1976 Toyota FJ40 Landcruiser we saved from becoming a permanent backyard ornament), we have been described as Homer Simpson-esque, comically bamboozling our way along a trail inadvertently smashing everything in, or... Read more

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10 Mishimoto Flex-a-lite install

Bryan Irons

Engineers seem to be easy targets when we’re wrenching on our piles of rolling junkyard fodder we call “trail rigs”. After all, why not blame the nameless, faceless folk who design the “faulty” systems we have to repair or modify. Unlike these... Read more

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Bryan Irons

Ever notice that certain phrases in online For Sale ads seem to be the epitome of disaster? You can practically smell your money burning as you scan an ad for a project rig that calmly recites what you know are toxic proclamations. Some of our... Read more

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Bryan Irons

Ah yes, the lowly exhaust system, a vehicular equivalent to the human colon. We will excuse ourselves from any gaseous dad jokes and simply state that it is the unsung champion of a properly working engine… and body. A properly working system... Read more

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