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Black Widow

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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By Jason Gonderman

To see more complete race results, exclusive photos, videos, and schedules from all the big sanctioning bodies in off-road racing, surf on over to www.off-roadweb.com Help keep our deserts open for all of us to enjoy Clean-Dezert is working to unite the off-road community with one goal in mind, Keep it Clean Keep it Open. Please help us in keeping the desert we all love clean For more information and clean up dates please visit www.clean-dezert.org

By Jay Kopycinski

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

PHOTOGRAPHY JERROD JONES, JEFF DAHLIN The Most Diverse off-Roading on Earth Whether you're a crawler, a go-fast guy, or just a general off-road lover such as ourselves, Moab, Utah, has got to be one of the greatest places on Earth to visit. It has everything from gnarly rock trails that would stick even the most badass buggy, to sand dunes and go-fast desert roads just outside of town. You can hit a famous slickrock trail like Hell's Revenge or something earlier in the day, and head out to do...

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 Kevin Blumer

PHOTOGRAPHY KEVIN BLUMER AND JORDAN MAY Some things are too good to let go. After long-term testing an '03 Toyota 4Runner, I was hooked. The 'Runner's 4.0 V-6 scooted along with ease and returned respectable fuel economy. Visibility was good, and the 'Runner's dimensions fit well on most trails. The ride was smooth, and became even better when upgraded with a set of bolt-in Sway-A-Way shocks. Finally, the generous cargo space made it easy to stow plenty of gear for on-and-off-road adventures....

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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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...

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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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The Rots Edge

Replacing the Rack and Pinion steering BY JORDAN JONES PHOTOGRAPHY JORDAN JONES IAt first we thought this was a rebuilt rack and pinion unit because it looked so close to the factory one. But upon closer inspection, we realized that this is an entirely new rack and pinion. The Rackzilla features a 24mm rack shaft (compared to the stock 21mm and -inch steel mounting brackets (compared to the factory cast aluminum ones). The tie rods on the Rackzilla are 0.625 inches (larger than the stock...

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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...

Part Six Of The

Want to see a pic of this truck running and driving right now Check out our blogs on www.off-roadweb.com to see a pic. or IWe finally got the front axle entirely built and under Jinxy (after the story installment two issues ago when we didn't yet have a ring and pinion). It was time to start on the steering. We also held off on making the track bar until now because it's proper alignment with the draglink is crucial to suspension function. If proper geometry is not achieved, a vehicle can have...