10 Ways to Experience Off-Road Trails From Home

If staying at home has you yearning for the great outdoors, Nitto Tire has just released 10 videos and soundtracks from favorite off-road trails throughout California, Utah and Arizona to bring nature to you. The longer we stay at home, ...

Badlands Off Road Park Review: Buying & Riding in the Same Place

Dunes, mud, rock, streams, wooded trails and hills. For off highway enthusiasts in the Midwest, it doesn’t get much better than Badlands Off Road Park. The Attica, Indiana OHV destination is one of a kind in the diversity of its ...

Chasing Dust: Prerunners on the Mojave Road

These days, few landscapes in the Southwest remain largely untouched. Metropolitan expansion in the deserts of California have pushed out into previously barren regions. But one part of the desert remains mostly intact, resembling life as it was in centuries past. ...

On the Trail: Sand Hollow to Sand Mountain OHV Area

Sand Hollow State Park looks like someone tried to recreate the Martian landscape in the middle of Utah. That’s because of all the beautiful red rock characteristic to this part of the US of A. You’ll find it close to ...

On The Trail, Episode 1: Holcomb Valley

We teamed up with our friends at Toyota USA to tackle some of the best off-road terrain in Southern California, specifically, the Holcomb Valley trail system. Located in the mountains just across from Big Bear Lake and Big Bear Mountain ...

A Great Truck Made Even Better: What You Need to Know About Modifying the Ford Raptor

More than a decade ago, Ford brought us a beefed-up, off-road ready version of its F-150 pickup called the Raptor. In the years since, the Raptor has gone on to become one of the most capable, most in-demand and just ...

Nitto Tire's Recon Grappler A/T vs Ridge Grappler: Real World Comparison

With so much innovation packed inside and out of a modern four-wheel drive, it’s no surprise that we are seeing serious progression where it matters the most- tires. Specifically with Light Truck tires. One company that is at the forefront ...

Dirt, Mud, Fun: Tahuya ORV Park Review

Once summer rolls around, I eagerly await our annual camping and off-roading trip to Tahuya ORV Park in Washington. Located about three and a half hours north from Portland and an hour and forty minutes west of Seattle, Tahuya ORV Park ...

Trail Tested: Nitto Tire Recon Grappler A/T Review

Innovation in the automotive world is at an all-time high. Never before have vehicles been so powerful, fuel efficient, and off-road capable right off the showroom floor. Just as automobile manufacturers are redefining the enthusiast car landscape, so are companies ...

5 Toyota 3.5L V6 Power Upgrades for Every Budget

When you start outfitting your truck or SUV for off-roading and overlanding, the weight of larger tires, roof racks, tents, heavy bumpers, sliders, and all of your camping gear will result in a drop in performance. Getting that power back and ...

Top 5 Budget-Friendly Mods for The Jeep Gladiator

The aftermarket for the 2020 to present Jeep Gladiator is on fire. It seems like each week we are seeing some new bumper, lift, or widget roll out of the aftermarket for the Jeep truck platform. Of course, we are ...

Maintenance Musts for Your Vehicle Before Hitting the Off-Road Trail

No matter the terrain your off-road vehicle sees, there are standard basic maintenance musts that are absolutely necessary. Keep in mind that older and harder-driven rigs may require additional visual checks, servicing, and parts replacements to minimize parts failures and ...

Nitto's New 35" Trail Grappler SXS Tires

The SXS industry has evolved very quickly over the years. It wasn’t long ago that a “Sport SXS” was 50 horsepower sitting on  26” tall tires.  Now, Side-by-sides are available with nearly 200hp, come with long-travel suspension and factory 32″ ...

Please Stop: Common Mods that Ruin Your Diesel's Looks and Performance

We’ve been analyzing and covering the diesel performance industry for going on two decades now, and in that time we’ve watched various trends come and go. But we have to admit, we’ve seen some real doozy’s infiltrate the ranks of ...

From The Mall to the Trail: Fitting Upsized Tires on Our '04 Lexus GX470 Project

For a long time, the 2003-2009 Lexus GX470 was one of America’s most under-appreciated off-road platforms, combining stout body-on-frame Toyota truck underpinnings with a dash of Lexus refinement and V8 power.  Today, it’s fair to say that secret is out—and ...

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe Brings Hybrid Power To The Off-Road Masses: A Daily Driving Review

The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is a bit of a confusing engineering exercise. On the one hand the Wrangler represents one of the most simple designs on the SUV market, a full-frame truck riding on a pair of solid axles ...

The King Of All In-Cab Monitors and Why Your Diesel Pickup Needs One: Installing & Reviewing Edge Products’ Insight CTS3

The Edge Products Insight monitor began to replace analog gauges along the A-pillar years ago, and now you can find one in just about a third of all diesel pickups on the road. This isn’t by accident. Powerteq LLC, the ...

Faster Starts, More Horsepower: Why You Should Add an Electric Fuel System to your ’94.5-’97 Power Stroke

For more than 20 years, diesel heads have been modifying the 7.3L Power Stroke. But of the countless upgrades you can perform on the first diesel V-8 to wear the Power Stroke name, the original ’94.5-‘97 version needs the most ...

Save $10K On Your LML Duramax Diesel Engine: Install A Lift Pump

The Bosch CP4.2 represents the evolution of high-pressure diesel fuel pump technology. It costs less for the manufacturer to produce yet produces much higher injection pressures than its predecessors. This means diesel engine manufacturers can meet extremely stringent particulate matter ...

Ford F150 Lightning EV Truck's Front Trunk: What the Frunk?

Being a cardboard box is an honorable profession but a thankless job too. One day you’re the thin brown line valiantly holding back an avalanche of old photo albums in the attic. The next you’re torn asunder and tossed into ...

Farm Truck Approved: Nitto Exo Grappler Tire Review

Over the years, Nitto has effectively expanded its arsenal to a point where the perfect tire now exists for literally any application. From the giant-lug Mud Grappler to the hybrid-terrain Ridge Grappler to the all-new Recon Grappler, the Nitto lineup ...

One Sick 6.0L Power Stroke with nearly 800 hp and more than 1,300 lb-ft.

You don’t always find a 6.0L Power Stroke that can walk the walk, but JJ Sisson went out of his way to ensure his Harley Davidson F-350 could. Front-to-back and from the ground-up, he’s addressed or upgraded every weak link ...

Force-Fed: LokJaw’s Wild Intake Manifold, Supercharger And Nitrous Combination for a Duramax Diesel

By adding nitrous to the mix right off the bat, Banks has officially laid to rest any notion that its ’66 C20 LokJaw project might be tamable. Now, not only will the Banks-tweaked, state-of-the-art, high-pressure common-rail L5P Duramax diesel be ...

Hauling Ass In Style: Banks’ Plan To Treat LokJaw To Custom Wheels & Nitto Tires

When there isn’t an aftermarket wheel available for your one-of-a-kind project, you have to improvise. When you’re Gale Banks Engineering and you’ve got a hard, November 2nd deadline, you phone an old friend and call in a favor. To meet ...

Jeep Gladiator vs Jeep Wrangler: Which Is Right For You?

Shortly after trading my 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon JL in on a 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon, I was routinely asked to compare the two. I am still genuinely surprised at how many Wrangler owners are considering making the leap ...

Is Toyota Bringing A Diesel To The U.S.?

In December of 2019, Toyota applied for a patent on what appears to be a diesel engine. One quick glance at the details and you can deduce the automaker’s concern for solving cold-start hydrocarbon and particulate matter generation is paramount—an ...

Broncos, Gladiators, Raptors & More: How to Hit the Trail with Hot Wheels

If for some reason you haven’t noticed, off-roading is huge right now. From overlanding, to rock crawling, to factory all terrain hot rods like the Ford Raptor and Ram TRX, this area of car culture has never been more popular ...

Nitto NT555 G2 Ultra High Performance Tire Review on a Luxury Performance Coupe

When searching for enthusiast-spec tires, the general goal for most buyers is to find a tire that offers the most performance for the money, often realizing that there will be concessions made in regards to daily drivability. The tires may ...

The Twin-Turbo Pickup Wars: Ford's 3.5 EcoBoost V6 vs Toyota's i-Force 3.5 V6

This week Toyota took the wraps off the new next generation Toyota Tundra—one of the most anticipated full-size pickup trucks in a long time. Of the many updates and improvements to the new model, one of the biggest departures comes ...

The Ideal, Modestly-Priced Mid-Sized SUV With Third-Row Seating: Part 12, The Final Choice

Once upon a time, we were close to purchasing the perfect third-row SUV for our growing family. Then the road leading up to our purchase got interesting…very interesting. Just as our mind(s) had been made up on what to buy, ...

Nitto NT01 DOT Compliant Competition Track Tires Reviewed on a 2019 Corvette Z06

A few months back, Christian Hudnell pitted his 2019 Corvette Z06 against Paul Aquino’s Evo X at Willow Springs in a Driver Battles Time Attack. You can watch the video to see how that played out, but today we’re talking ...

Nitto Terra Grappler G2 Long-Term Review: 35,000 Miles On A Crossover SUV

It’s been two years since we mounted a set of Nitto Terra Grappler G2 all-terrains on a late-model Toyota RAV4. Since then, the daily-driven, weekend soft-roader has racked up more than 35,000 trouble-free miles—the kind of miles we like most. ...

Drag Strip Math: Finding The Deeper Meaning In That Timeslip

There is more than meets the eye with that tiny piece of paper you collect at the end of the drag strip. With a timeslip you can see how quick your reaction and 60-foot times were, how quick your overall ...

Nitto Mud Grappler M/T Tire Review: Dependable Off-Road Performance in the Deep South

For off-roaders in the Southeast, mud will always be a consideration when purchasing a set of tires. Whether the vehicle will be searching it out for some good old fashioned mud-bogging, or simply facing it as an obstacle on a ...

NT555 G2 Review: Getting Grip in a 900hp Supercharged S550 Mustang

For every project that has started off as a purpose-built race car, there’s at least twice the amount that started off as a daily with “just a few mods.” This 2018 Mustang was meant to be a mild cruiser, but ...

Take 5: A Pontiac Grand Am Named 'Caddywampus'

Have you ever had a build just sit in your garage, collecting dust and rust, as it waits forever on your project “to-do” list? Mike Brown’s 1974 Pontiac Grand Am did just that — sat — for years. When he finally ...

The 3200hp 3-Second Diesel Door-Slammer Drag Strip Destroyer: Inside Firepunk’s Record-Setting, Cummins-Powered S10

You’re looking at Firepunk Diesel’s Cummins-powered Pro Mod S10: the quickest diesel door slammer in the world. In fact, it’s the quickest diesel-powered anything if you’re talking eighth-mile racing—even faster than the lightweight, multi-turbo, 3,000hp dragsters that exist in diesel ...

Ryan Tuerck Slides into 2019 with Traction

Ryan Tuerck has become one of the most recognized faces in Formula Drift, and the 12-season veteran will be sliding into 2019 with a new look for his Toyota GT86 drift car and some new sponsors backing his program. In ...

Take 5: Sleeper Supra

Give it a second look, and you’ll soon realize this car isn’t your typical Supra. Find out from the owner himself — this sleeper’s got a few surprises up its sleeve… Daniel Montanez  |  @dmont0446 1994 Toyota Supra Turbo 1. What is ...

Take 5: The Off-Roading 'Amphibian' Jeep

Among the 250 Jeeps at this year’s KMC Jeep Bash in Long Beach, it was impossible to miss Kyle Pharis’ orange TJ on Nitto Trail Grapplers. Named “Amphibian” for its ability to thrive in any environment, this is one brightly ...

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