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Ricky Brabec Is The First American To Win Dakar, Casey Currie A Close Second

The Dakar Rally has been running since the ’70s, gone from Africa to South America and, this year, to Saudi Arabia. But it’s never been won by an American until 2020. Ricky Brabec is officially the first to do it, on a Honda dirt bike. Fellow U.S. dude Casey Currie was close behind too, winning […]

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Here’s The 2020 Ford Bronco Prototype Showing Off

There is still so much we don’t know about Ford’s upcoming Bronco, set to be unveiled sometime this spring. We’re reasonably certain it will have an Ecoboost V6, an automatic transmission, and independent front suspension with a solid rear axle. It seems largely based on the Ranger, which is further coroborated by the…Read more… Continue […]

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This Hopelessly Stuck 4Runner Turned Into A Captivating, Muddy Rescue Thanks To Facebook’s Off-Road Community

Getting stuck in the mud is seldom noteworthy. But every once in a while someone gets their vehicle so prodigiously stuck, in a place that is so preposterously far from civilization, in the nastiest and slipperiest mud imaginable, that it draws the attention of people from all over. Such is the case for one Toyota…Read […]

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This Land Cruiser Has Been Modified Specifically To Avoid Catching Crabs

Christmas Island is not just a Jimmy Buffett song, it’s a real place! And the biggest recurring event there is not Jesus’ birthday, it’s an annual red crab migration. The crustaceans have to cross roads in big numbers, putting them at high risk of being squished by cars. Hence, Chris Bray’s anti-crab mod.Read more… Continue […]

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How I Made My Cheap SUV Perfect For Sleeping, Camping, And Off-Roading

You don’t need to spend $50,000 to have a legit overland SUV you can off-road in all day and sleep in at night. You don’t even need to drop $10,000. I’m about $5,000 into my 1998 Mitsubishi Montero so far; here’s how I’ve got this budget-friendly rig set up without sacrificing too much comfort or […]

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Walking ‘Contingency’ Is My Favorite Part Of Watching Off-Road Races

Desert racing isn’t for everyone–competition is punishing and standing on the sidelines will leave you picking sand from your pockets for weeks. But even if you’re not into that, can I interest you in tacos, swag, cervezas and stickers? Thought so. Come check out what’s called “contingency” with me.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Chevy’s New Race Truck Makes Me Think There’s A Silverado ZR2 Coming

Chevrolet announced it’s going to run a Silverado in the Best In The Desert off-road racing series’ 1200 Stock Class, which is neat, but far more interesting is the fact that the truck will run a version of the Multimatic Spool Valve shocks that make the Colorado ZR2 cool and unique. Does this mean a […]

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I’m Taking My Budget Overland SUV On A 1,000-Mile Mexican Road Trip

Long, meandering adventures are the real reason I like cars. Baja Mexico in particular, in all its rugged and remote glory, has been a favorite stomping ground of mine. A year ago, a big crash sidelined me from such things. Now, I’m increasingly back in the saddle, so I want to get off the grid […]

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I’m Taking My Budget Overland SUV On A 1,000-Mile Mexican Road Trip

Long, meandering adventures are the real reason I like cars. Baja Mexico in particular, in all its rugged and remote glory, has been a favorite stomping ground of mine. A year ago, a big crash sidelined me from such things. Now, I’m increasingly back in the saddle, so I want to get off the grid […]

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Ford’s Kind Of Made ‘Raptor Lite’ Versions Of F-150 And Ranger With New Factory Upgrades

Ford is going to sell suspension upgrades for the Ranger and F-150 pickup trucks that are slightly more robust than the existing FX4 off-road trim, but well shy of the extreme Raptor on cost and capability. It’s actually a pretty interesting development for the truck scene.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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‘Army Green’ Is The 2020 Toyota 4Runner’s Best New Feature

The 2020 Toyota 4Runner is getting Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Amazon Alexa compatibility, some driver-assistance alerts as standard equipment, and a revised instrument panel. But the SUV’s best new feature is the Army Green color you can now spec on the TRD Pro.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Audi AI:TRAIL Quattro Concept Is The Sci-Fi Off-Roader Of Tomorrow

If you had to go off-roading in Blade Runner 2049, you’d want to do it in something like Audi’s new AI:TRAIL Concept And this thing owns so hard that I hope its design cues are implemented in every off-road vehicle for the rest of forever.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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