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Here’s How The Mahindra Roxor Compares To A 1948 Willys CJ-2A Jeep Off-Road

The Mahindra Roxor is the modern incarnation of the original civilian Jeep, the Willys CJ-2A. But to find out if it’s as good in the rough stuff, I took the Indian side-by-side and my junky 1948 Willys off-road, and beat the crap out of both. After flooding the Willys’ engine and denting the Mahindra’s tub, […]

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This Hacked-Up Off-Road Buggy Is The Greatest BMW X5 Of All Time

The BMW X5! Scourge of school drop-off zones! Bimmer’s big behemoth! A true German luxury crossover if there ever was one. It’s just about the last vehicle you’d expect to get sawzalled apart into a crazy open-top off-road mud buggy, but this exists and it rules hard. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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By The Car Gods’ Mercy My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Has Begun Its 1,700-Mile Journey To Moab

I built two two extra days into my 1,700 mile Michigan-to-Moab expedition to give us some leeway in case of breakdowns. I’ve now used those two days before ever leaving my driveway, thanks to my 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer’s copious brake problems. Now the Jeep is ready, but there’s no margin for error. If the […]

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New Truck Frozen In Mud Has Only A Few Months Before It’s Under Water

In Madison County, Illinois, a couple of buddies went off-roading in a new, lifted Chevy Silverado on what they thought was a frozen field. But the field was a pond, and now their truck and the backhoe they rented to extract it are both stuck in deep, frozen mud in an area that—come springtime—will be […]

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Re-Bodying A Nissan Patrol As A VW Bus Is All Our Muddy Dreams Come True

We don’t know whether we should call this creation a Nissan Patrol or a Volkswagen Bus at this point, but it gets very muddy and that’s all that really matters. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s Everything Wrong With My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Off-Road Project

When I bought my 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer a few weeks ago, I’ll admit that I didn’t really look at it very carefully. “Frame doesn’t have holes, engine isn’t seized—I’ll take it,” I decided in desperation after failing to find a project for months. Now I’ve had some time to look the Woodie over, and, […]

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What It Takes To Launch One Of The Toughest Off-Road Races In America

Women’s participation in motorsports is growing for sure, but it definitely doesn’t represent the ratio between men and women in the general population—yet. This has not escaped the notice of professional off-roader and bona fide badass Emily Miller, whose women-only Rebelle Rally has become one of the most grueling…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What It Takes To Launch One Of The Toughest Off-Road Races In America

Women’s participation in motorsports is growing for sure, but it definitely doesn’t represent the ratio between men and women in the general population—yet. This has not escaped the notice of professional off-roader and bona fide badass Emily Miller, whose women-only Rebelle Rally has become one of the most grueling…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch A Man Recover His Subaru Forester After It Floats Down A River

Here’s a Subaru Forester that looks like it lost one ox, 420 pounds of food and three sets of clothing fording the swollen Moore River in Western Australia. The river was nearly 4 feet deep and carried the early Forester away, but this off-roader managed to save it anyway. Definitely don’t try this at home. […]

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