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For as long as he can remember, Nathan Whitson has had a need for speed. For years he satisfied this need by drag racing alongside his sister, Laura Collins. Whitson kept building and racing cars, culminating in a 1200hp, 8-second Ford Mustang. In 2004 Whitson lost his sister to cancer, and drag racing was just not the same for him. When his friend Anthony Dixon took Whit-son to the sand dunes, his need for speed was in full force once again. BY HARRY WAGNER PHOTOGRAPHY HARRY WAGNER Nathan...

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You're jamming across the dirt about to carve a tight turn through a sandy berm or you're puttering through a busy school zone on the way to pick up your kid. These two scenarios would seem to have little in common, but we'd bet in both cases you're counting heavily on your brakes to do their job reliably. Speed and power is great, but when it's time to haul your vehicle back down to slow you'll want some dependable stopping power, and part of that system relies on your brake lines. After the...

By Jerrod Jones

2 To prevent brake squeaking, many professionals recommend adding anti-seize to the back of the pads. 4 If you are replacing just the pads on a newer Chevy, you can simply pull the caliper off the caliper bracket and replace the pads. This saves time, as pads are replaced more often than rotors are. 3 The GD Sport rotors are slotted to help expel brake dust and gases that build up between pads and rotors. The drilled holes are actually blind drilled and are really more of dimples in the rotors...

By Jordan May

When it comes to super clean daily-driven trucks that can also perform off road, it's hard to not take a close look at Brian MacLean's '07 Toyota Tundra. Brian works for SoCal SuperTrucks, a company based out of San Bernardino, California, that has been known for turning out show quality purpose built trucks that have been gracing magazine covers for years. After owning a supercharged Ford Ranger and a highly modified rock crawling '83 Jeep CJ7, it was time a clean full-size truck ended up in...

By Rory Bernstein

Air conditioning also plays a big part in the cooling of the engine and the cooling of the cabin. The fan needs to run when the engine is at operating temperature as well as when the A C compressor is in operation. These two instances may not be at the same time. Painless Performance has developed a new fan relay that will allow the fan to operate at a preset engine temperature as well as when the A C compressor is turned on. This design will allow maximum cooling efficiency of the engine and A...

Durabak As An Exterior Scratch Guard

DURABAK AS AN UNDERRATING & INTERIOR When designing a rear four-link, some of the physical dimensions will determine the amount of roll (or bump) steer you get at the rear axle. In the case of a rock crawler that might use extreme articulation on the trail, this can result in excessive rear steering that can be undesirable in tight terrain where you're trying to stay on a specific line on the trail. New Trektop available now for TJ and JK Trektop is available for TJ, TJ Unlimited, JK and JK...

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Hose Connectors

All brake hoses are terminated with either threaded connector ends or banjo style ends to mate to another fitting or hardline, or to a brake caliper. There are two basic means by which the end connectors are secured and sealed to the hose. The first method essentially crimps the connector to the hose with a metal ring. The second method uses a two-part assembly where the hose is captured between an inside and outside fitting that are screwed together. The latter style is a type that can be done...

Intelligent Driving

Log on to www.semasan.com to add your voice to this growing movement to protect the rights of automotive enthusiasts. Your project truck may not have 'em if it's old enough, but your daily driver most likely does. We're talking about computer controls black boxes, ECUs, the electronic babysitters that monitor and direct functions that range from navigation to measuring tire pressure. In many cases these computers are there for your protection, and many of us can probably...

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AFe's New Mach Force-XP Exhaust for 2009 Dodge Ram with the V-8 5.7L Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) is pleased to announce the release of its new Mach Force-XP Cat-Back exhaust for the 2009 Dodge Ram with the V-8 5.7L motors. This exhaust system fits trucks with factory dual exhaust equipped trucks only. The Mach Force-XP dual exhaust system is constructed from huge, mandrel-bent 3-inch diameter 409 stainless steel and utilizes bayonet-style hangers for a installation that won't shift under...

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By Dexter Roberts Jr

If you do a lot of off-roading with a stock steering system, you're bound to wear the factory stuff out quickly and require some upgrades. Our '93 Bronco, The Juice, finally let go after sliding down an impossibly steep face of slickrock while in Moab, Utah, last year, with all four tires locked up in a full brake. The front passenger tire hit level ground first, and the entire vehicle bounced as the full force of the impact was absorbed by the front end of the Bronco. Everyone was OK, but the...

Ford Raptor

As media professionals, we occasionally get access to some pretty cool things. Ford and Fox held a special sneak preview event in Santa Barbara, California, that we couldn't pass up. The new Ford Raptor SVT was going to make an ap The first thing we noticed walking up to the truck was the much wider front end. The track width (front and rear) measures 73.6 inches with an overall width of 86.3 inches. The steel black Ford logo in the grille was a nice touch. Ford removed all of the chrome from...

By Jordan

E caught up with Alfonso Zatarian in Ocotillo Wells, California, streaking through the desert with his family loaded up in his '94 Ford Bronco. We found a pretty nice truck hidden under all that fiberglass. We asked Alfonso why he built this truck and his response was, I truly love off-road racing and I wanted a truck that could transport my family to all of the races in Mexico. With some help from Curry Race Cars in Mexicali, Mexico, he transformed his Bronco in a feature worthy ride that any...

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