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Bryan Irons

Despite what some may think, many of the lubricants used in your vehicle perform important functions other than just “keeping things slippery.” Engine oil has to be one of the most abused fluids in your vehicle short of the half-sack of Bud Light... Read more

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Bryan Irons

You have to be a special kind of nerdy to get giggly over part number deciphering and acronyms. I’m not talking about the “Wut R U Doing?” texts I get from my daughter, that’s a whole other language. No, I’m talking about the day-to-day codes and... Read more

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Bryan Irons

Every time we go to find a component for a 4x4 in our stables, we strive to select parts that don’t carry monikers like “rare” or “obscure”. General Motors had a 15-year production run starting in 1969, the with the Turbo Hydromatic 350, or TH350... Read more

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Quinton Neufeldt

The clean up after running the trails can be a challenge and a lot of times the parts that really need cleaning can’t be seen. Wheel bearing deterioration commonly occurs from frequent wear and tear – especially on older vehicles – as water, grit... Read more

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Bryan Irons

You may remember our article “44 for Life” Dana 44 (4WD June 2018) that we built for the back end of our Stinky Jeep. We took everything we had and threw it at a pedestrian Dana 44 rear axle and ended up with a bantam-weight trail beast with parts... Read more

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Bryan Irons

Many off-roaders have had their vehicle break down at one point or another, whether on a trail, on a highway or just down the street from their home. Not everyone has days on end to repair these automotive SNAFU’s. And if the problem is an... Read more

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Brad Morris

Late in the wheeling season, the 40” Coopers on our Punk’n JL were beginning to rub, and in all the wrong places. After a closer inspection, we realized higher clearance inner-fender liners would be just the trick to help us better clear our big... Read more

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How to tear down a junkyard engine and see what parts can be salvaged for the rebuild. Ours is a 1998 5.9L Dodge Magnum engine which, once rebuilt, will drop into a '99 Dodge Dakota replacing the existing 5.2L. Throughout the tear down we do a... Read more

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Bryan Irons

We have owned our down and dirty 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 project truck, well, since 2012, or 120,000 km (75,000 mi) ago. In that time, it has been used to haul family, groceries, not to mention approximately 3600 kg (8000 lbs) of jeep and trailer... Read more

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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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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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