Thursday, December 31, 2015
We test the new vehicles for 2016 as only we know how—in the dirt, sand, snow, and mud—to bring you the lowdown on which new 4x4s work best off-road.
We love R/C cars; they offer a great way to have fun in the dirt for quite a bit less that building a full-size rig.
Who doesn’t love military trucks? We sure do, and the guys at Boyce Equipment & Parts Co. Inc. sure know how to make them even cooler.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015
We check out one Legacy Classic Trucks turnkey diesel Jeep Scrambler conversions.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for 2011-2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs due to a potential fire hazard from overheating vanity-mirror wiring.
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Friday, December 25, 2015
2016 Four Wheeler of the Year | 2016 4X4 of the Year Wrap-Up | 2016 Honda Ridgeline and much more in this week in review.
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Uncompromising Off-Road Capability, Incredible Power, Luxurious Appointments, and Take-No-Prisoners Performance Allow the 550hp Range Rover Sport SVR to Best Field of Contestants
Competitive Pricing to Tempt Truck Shoppers
We are almost done adding up the scores for the 2016 Four Wheeler of the Year, and we’re going to let you know who won shortly.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
We love Power Wagons, old beefy iron, beautiful sheet metal bodies, solid axles front and rear, plus an awesome factor that’s hard to beat.
Friday, December 18, 2015
2016 FOUR WHEELER OF THE YEAR | THE SAFEST WAY TO HOOK UP YOUR WINCH | 4X4 OF THE YEAR and much more in this week in review.
With all the hype surrounding the release of the latest Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, every one is excited, even Fiat.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Chevy has released several special edition Silverado pickups over the last year, but their latest offering, the Special Operations edition, does more than add another option for truck buyers.
Monday, December 14, 2015
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Sideways is a collection of Jp readers’ carnage, whoops, rollovers, and military vehicles.
OFF-ROAD EXPO 2015 | ONE WILD RIDE - 2001 FORD F-150 | TIERRA DEL SOL 2016 MOVES and much more in this week in review.
Thursday, December 10, 2015
After testing this years vehicles at Willow Springs International Raceway on day one of the 2016 Four Wheeler of the year, we were able to finally get off the highway and on to the dirt. With our sweaters on and our lunches packed we headed up the Cerro Gordo trail with the fleet of contenders.
With skinny trails, tight switchbacks, and rocky terrain we were... READ MORE HERE
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Saturday, December 5, 2015
We give a lifted Jeep ZJ Grand Cherokee a much-needed suspension upgrade from Rough Country to increase performance on and off-road. READ MORE HERE
The Petersen Museum is set to re-open in a few short days, after being closed for over a year while undergoing a $125 million investment and a stunning renovation. READ MORE HERE
THE TROPHY TRUCK YOU CAN AFFORD! | WHEELING THE 2016 TOYOTA TACOMA | THE FUTURE OF WRANGLER and much more in this week in review. READ MORE HERE
Ocean City Jeep Week is an event held every year in Ocean City, Maryland, with the exception of 2011 when a hurricane Irene literally rained on the parade. READ MORE HERE
It's a full-bodied Scrambler that wheels hardcore trails. Cool! Werkmeister has owned it for nearly 20 years and has made it his by slowly morphing it into the trail machine he wanted it to be.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The Land Rover Defender is an iconic 4x4 that most of us would love to own, and if your pockets are deep enough you can bid on this bespoke Defender 2,000,000. READ MORE HERE
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
One of the most incredible junkyards in the history of junk is Turner's Auto Wrecking in Fresno, California—and on this episode of Roadkill, Freiburger and Finnegan hit those 100 acres of vintage sheet metal and go spelunking for gold! After considerable debate, the guys select a 1950 GMC short bed truck that had been off the road for 26 years and jam to get it running and driving for the trip home to Los Angeles. At least there was a 50-percent victory. Watch as the guys revamp the Jimmy inline six, panic over a wrecked master cylinder, sweat their cajones off for four days, and explore one of the greatest old-car stashes ever!
A look at the Trucks Gone Wild Superbog 2015 at the Iron Horse Mud Ranch in Perry, Florida. READ MORE HERE
There are few off-road vehicles that are as iconic as the Toyota FJ40 Land Cruiser. It’s just one of those rigs that are eternally cool no matter where you are. READ MORE HERE
Jp Magazine sits down with Jim Morrison, Jeep Brand Marketing Manager, to talk about the next generation of the Wrangler. READ MORE HERE
Friday, November 27, 2015
Over the last decade Pit Bull Tires has earned reputation for offering a tire that stands out from the crowd in terms of both aesthetics and performance. READ MORE
So to recap the Anvil project, we took a completely stock 2014 JK Unlimited Wrangler Rubicon to our friends at Jeeps R Us in Laguna Niguel to have only the most durable and proven parts installed on it. READ MORE
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is packed with features to take you anywhere you want to go, so what better place to test it out then in Utah’s awesome state parks? READ MORE
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
For the last 29 years, the Dixie Run has been a southern tradition, hosted by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. READ MORE
The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a huge event that takes place in Butler County, the birthplace of Jeep, and has continued to grow substantially since it’s first annual run in 2011. READ MORE
The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is an all-new truck that targets at a unique segment of the market. With the Titan XD, Nissan has brought back the heavy half-ton. READ MORE
Monday, November 23, 2015
When the Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road team needed a truck to lead this year’s Ultimate Adventure they decided to start with an old Dodge. The truck started out as a retired airplane tug, but was transformed into a trail-slaying diesel adventure machine. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred takes you behind the scenes of this amazing project truck for the final days of the build-up before heading out on Ultimate Adventure 2014.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
While we joke that Ultimate Adventure 2015 is like summer camp for adults, the trip is not for the faint of heart. This is not the Mediocre Adventure or the Half Baked Adventure. This is a trip for a few hard core off-roaders from within the industry and a few select readers who expect tough trails and long days. The truth is participants know to expect anything from our whistle blowing leader, head camp counselor, Rick Péwé. While road days are all about getting to our next destination a side trip or two to a wheeling destination or ferry crossing are common occurrences. In the end, day two of UA 2015 will go down in history as one of the longest road days, not in overall mileage (although we did cover some ground) but rather a day that would last nearly 21 hours. After a 6:00 drivers meeting followed by a short drive to the muddy and tight trails at Clay Valley Dirt Park near Roseville, Ohio UA 2015’s to play summer campers drove a total of nearly 600 road miles and included a ferry crossing. The days trip meant driving late that night and into the early hours of day three before arriving at our next camp site in Harlan Kentucky. While this road day was long, the wheeling was awesome. We took plenty of photos from the road and trail including 4x4s making tight squeezes between trees, and maybe even a flop or two, followed by a trip on a ferry.
Whether Cro-Magnon Man or four-wheeling fiend, humans have, since the dawn of time searched out adventure to test their fortitude and endurance. Our near constant search for extreme 4x4 based adventure is what inspired Petersen’s 4 Wheel & Off-Road’s yearly summer gathering known as the Ultimate Adventure. This trip of epic proportions has led readers, aftermarket advertisers, a support crew of cronies and the magazine staff to off-road venues around the country for the past 16 years and is the pinnacle of off-road road-trips. This expedition combines long-distance road driving, hard-core wheeling, camping, exploring, comradery, vehicular failure and trailside repair, plus new for 2015, canoeing!?. This year’s UA had a summer camp (for adults) vibe and all campers were happy despite a few late nights and daily heavy rain.(it rained A LOT!) In the past we’ve waited months to show you a limited number of photos of the fun and action we have had on the UA in our monthly publication. Today will start in the beginning with shots of the check in and safety inspection and then our first off-road day of UA 2015 where we tore up the trails at Powerline Park in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The new angle the driveshaft was forced to operate at caused a driveline vibration—a really, really annoying vibration. Sure, we could’ve dealt with the vibes if they were slight, but they weren’t,
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams takes to the mountains of Mammoth in his 1965 Dodge M37 to try some snow wheeling away from the busy city. While in Mammoth, Fred meets up with his friend Shane and agrees to take him to the coast at Big Sur to go surfing. Along the way Fred decides to take Shane 4-wheeling in Hollister and even lets him drive "The Dumpster". Fred ends his journey on the towering sand dunes of Pismo Beach.
The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a huge event that takes place in Butler County, the birthplace of Jeep, and has continued to grow substantially since it’s first annual run in 2011.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Despite replacing the brake drums multiple times they still lock up on my 1995 Chevrolet K2500 HD.
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams meets the Jeep that almost flunked him out of high school and sent him down the 4x4 road. Nicknamed "The Ugly Jeep," it's a beat up 1951 Jeep CJ3a built to be inconspicuous in an era when trucks were better known for chrome and wild graphics.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
The Los Angeles Autoshow features the latest automotive offerings from nearly every manufacturer, and this year’s show was no different.
Ford Racing is offering some awesome new beadlock wheels for the Ford Raptor. These wheels have an ingenious design that allows them to have a tire mounted for street use, and then be transformed with a special beadlock ring for off road use. This enables the driver to lower the tire pressure for additional traction off road.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams up fits and outfits one of the coolest 4x4's on the market today, the Ford Raptor. Raptors are high performance desert machines, but we found one that earns it's owner a living each week banging around on an obscure desert compound. The owner is hard on his equipment and we took this poor bird of prey under our wing for a week to transform it into a more vicious desert predator.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
When you take cheap 4x4’s on an overland adventure disaster is about to happen. On this episode of Dirt Every Day Presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Fred brings along his buddies on a high desert wheeling trip in their low buck trucks. Along the way they’ll encounter rain, mud, and a plethora of delays because their junk won’t run. But in the end they’ll show you that low dollar camping is just as much fun as high dollar overlanding, maybe even more.
Don't worry Dirt Every Day Fans, we are still working on the Off-Road Runner and it will return in an episode later this year. The build is very complicated and it's taking a bit more time than anticipated. In the meantime... Every year we build a project vehicle to lead our week long off road trip called Ultimate Adventure and for this episode Dirt Every Day Fred takes us behind the scenes at Synergy Manufacturing where he's building the Ultimate Summer Camp Jeep. This aluminum Willys flatfender has a supercharged V8 LSA engine, gobs of gearing and flexy suspension. Once built, watch Fred and this Awesome Jeep sling mud, cross rivers and climb slippery hillsides throughout the Ultimate Adventure! CLICK HERE to see the Video
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Dennis Wood, with the help of the legendary Dan Mick explore the 4x4 trail Metal Masher, which by the way is the name of Dennis Woods glam rock band. CLICK HERE to see video