Previous 4x4 Of The Year Winners

2008 Toyota Land Cruiser 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JK 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX4 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee (IFS) 2004 Volkswagen Touareg V-8 2003 Lexus GX 470 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.7 HO V-8) 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee (five-speed auto transmission) 2000 Toyota Tundra 1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee (4.7 V-8 Limited) 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee (5.9 V-8 Limited) 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee (w center diff lock) 1995 Dodge Ram (2500 V-10 longbed Club Cab) 1994 Dodge Ram (1500 V-8 shortbed regular cab)...

Evo Trail Table

The Trail Table is made specifically for the JK to maximize area while clearing the rear subwoofer and offers a surface for cool things like a BBQ, a cooler, or a camp stove. It can also be used as a workbench. The table folds up when not in use, taking up very little cargo area. It's constructed from Vs-inch steel and is powdercoated black. It can be mounted so the table folds up or down. INFORMATION Off-Road Evolution, 714.870.5515, www.offroadevolution.com

Horse Tamer

VEHICLE '70 Ford Bronco Sport OWNER Stuart Dorman, Pensacola, FL TIRES amp WHEELS 33-inch BFG M-Ts on 15x10 Challengers SUSPENSION 5.5-inch Wild Horses, Rancho shocks DRIVETRAIN C4, Dana 20, Dana 44 front, 9-inch rear with Auburn Locker, 4.10 gears PERFORMANCE MODS 5.0L OTHER DOODADS Hanson bumpers, Warn winch, Painless wiring harness DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Yes ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE Adding fuel injection and rear disc VEHICLE '84 Ford Bronco OWNER Rick Fourroux, Fayetteville,...

Swamper Trxus

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O Feature

Photography 4-WHEEL amp OFF-ROAD STAFF every amazing issue year, the staff takes a step back to recollect what we thought of the blur that was the past 12 months. We usually a staff meeting to figure out where we've been and what we're doing for the coming year and to pick our favorites among the rigs that have graced the pages of 4-Wheel amp Off-Road. We each have our own intricate preferences when it comes to our personal rigs, but as a staff we share a common interest we like well-built,...

Tires

Stauer Dashtronic

Brand BFGoodrich Rugged Trail T A BRAKES 60-0 feet 138.88 Curb Advertised GVWR 5,600 EPA Estimate city hwy 14 19 As Tested 13.71 Overall Length 206.75 Overall Width 83.5 Overall Height 69.5 Front Rear Track 62 62 Min. Front Ground Clearance 9.25 Time travel at the speed of a 1935 Speedster The 1930s brought unprecedented innovation in machine-age technology and materials. Industrial designers from the auto industry translated the principals of aerodynamics and streamlining into everyday objects...

Don Wagon

VEHICLE '75 Ford Bronco OWNER Don Irvine, MI TIRES amp WHEELS 35x15.50 Claws on 15x10 Wagons SUSPENSION 3.5-inch lift, Superflex radius arms, RS 9000 shocks DRIVETRAIN Detroit Lockers, 4.56 gears PERFORMANCE MODS 351ci OTHER DOODADS 2-inch body lift, onboard air DOES EVERYTHING WORK THE WAY YOU WANT Yes VEHICLE '66 Ford Bronco OWNER Jimmy Vukelich, San Luis Obispo, CA TIRES 35x12.50x15 BFG M-Ts SUSPENSION 3.5-inch Wild Horses with Bilstein 5125 shocks DRIVETRAIN NP435, Dana 20, Dana 44 front...

Kia Borrego Ex V8

Weighing in at 4,909 pounds with a 337hp 4.6L V-8 engine for an overall power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp to every 14.56 pounds, in this corner is the '09 Kia Borrego EX V8. In past tests 2003 the Kia did so well that one of the guys on staff bought one for his wife. Kia is very proud of its new SUV and its first-ever V-8 offering, and the automaker could have a winner for your average small family. The Borrego did little to impress in the four-wheeling attributes section. Its rear driveshaft was...

Hummer H3 Alpha

Weighing in at 4,698 pounds with a 300hp 5.3L V-8 engine for an overall power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp to every 15.6 pounds, in this corner is the '09 Hummer H3 Alpha. We have had a Hummer in the test several times, and every year Hummer was denied the top spot. For 2009 Hummer has all the right stuff on paper, at least 5.3L V-8, 4 1 low-range transfer case, nimble 112-inch wheelbase, and finally locking differentials both front and rear. It sounds perfect. It should win hands-down, right...