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  • 2024 Toyota Prius Prime XSE Premium Review: Less practical than before but so much better for it

    2024 Toyota Prius Prime XSE Premium Review: Less practical than before but so much better for it

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    The Toyota Prius has long been the poster child for putting function over form, its lineage of awkward designs (especially that of the fourth generation car) and associated quirkiness seemingly overshadowing the ability of the vehicle to do its intended job. Yet the fifth generation car is a legitimate looker, something you don’t immediately loathe…

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  • 1967 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK – Part 2: Fluids Everywhere

    1967 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK – Part 2: Fluids Everywhere

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    My 1967 Ford Mustang project needs prepping before I can pull the engine and transmission. That means it’s time to drain fluids and start moving other parts out of the way. As you might expect from a project where I’m doing the wrenching, I am excellent at making easy tasks a bit harder. But things…

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  • Bulletproof Cybertruck? A “Bullet Test” Ballistics Analysis

    Bulletproof Cybertruck? A “Bullet Test” Ballistics Analysis

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    Tesla’s video of its Cybertruck taking a hail of gunfire left more questions than answers. Is it safe to call this truck bulletproof based on this test?  I still remember the long night I spent in the Kuwaiti desert. It’s something we were warned about, but sometimes you take a risk, and it just doesn’t…

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  • Project Tesla – Dashing Through No Snow

    Project Tesla – Dashing Through No Snow

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    In January we introduced something different than we’ve ever done before, our Ace Performance Project Tesla. (As I am writing this, it occurred to me that perhaps we should have a better name than “Project Tesla” for it?) While modified Teslas are nothing new, our modifications are meant increase winter weather, dirt road or trail…

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  • Nissan Z Nismo – Is it enough?

    Nissan Z Nismo – Is it enough?

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    The Nissan Z Nismo is a 420-hp sports car with great upgrades for the track. But is it worthy of your money? Because Nissan is asking for a LOT of it… [Disclaimer: Nissan tossed us the keys to this Z Nismo and included a full tank of fuel.]

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  • This Lexus GX470 is the replacement for my JDM Land Cruiser Prado

    This Lexus GX470 is the replacement for my JDM Land Cruiser Prado

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    Last summer I sold my Japanese-market 1996 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado. I really liked the Prado; it was unique, cool looking, reliable, and functional. You can read about it here (part 1), here (part 2), here (part 3), and here (part 4). But there were also some things about it that put it into my…

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  • I bought a 2017 Jaguar F-Type R…and now I’m selling it. Here’s why!

    I bought a 2017 Jaguar F-Type R…and now I’m selling it. Here’s why!

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    Hey Hoons, Will here. For those who follow some of my car-buying ramblings on here or my Twitter posts (X is a stupid name, and I won’t use it), you’ll know I have a bit of a car problem. The problem is generally that I buy and sell too many cars. Not in the “flip…

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  • Your Toyota may have a secret factory remote starter

    Your Toyota may have a secret factory remote starter

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    Toyota, to my knowledge, has never offered a remote starter button that was integrated into the factory key. I always found that omission odd, as most American and Asian automakers add the remote start feature to most mid-range and higher models. But I’ve never seen one on a Toyota or a Lexus. Other exceptions are…

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  • RC Off-roaders, MagnaRide Bypass, Toyos Open Country AT3 – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 198

    RC Off-roaders, MagnaRide Bypass, Toyos Open Country AT3 – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 198

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    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. In this episode of the ⁠Off The Road Again Podcast⁠, hosts R⁠oss Ballot⁠, ⁠Chris Tracy⁠, and ⁠Spencer Ballot⁠ dive into a variety of…

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  • NONWICK: My 1967 Ford Mustang Project – The Real Part 1

    NONWICK: My 1967 Ford Mustang Project – The Real Part 1

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    This is the real part one for my 1967 Ford Mustang. I’ve already introduced the car, but it’s time to actually get started. You can’t finish if you don’t start. So I started and I’m diving right the hell in… but ripping out the wiring. My plan is to rewire the car using the kit…

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  • Gon Dirtin, Karissa & Linhbergh, Gon Cookin, Troopy – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 197

    Gon Dirtin, Karissa & Linhbergh, Gon Cookin, Troopy – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 197

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    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. Join us on a captivating episode where we venture into the world of offroad exploration and culinary delights with Karissa and Linhbergh from…

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  • 2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road loves to play in the mud

    2024 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road loves to play in the mud

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    The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is a greatly improved truck. And one of the bright spots, at least for me, has always been the TRD Off-Road trim. The new engine delivers great torque, the seats are comfortable, and the entire thing has been brought into the modern day. [Disclaimer: Toyota tossed us the keys to the…

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  • Flex, Rocks & Rollovers, Marvin Stammel – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 196

    Flex, Rocks & Rollovers, Marvin Stammel – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 196

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    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. Ross⁠ and ⁠Chris⁠ welcome Marvin Stammel, the mastermind behind the popular YouTube channel ⁠Flex, Rocks & Rollovers⁠ to the show. Known for his…

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  • DUHKAR: My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero is Dead

    DUHKAR: My 1991 Mitsubishi Montero is Dead

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    I love this truck. Of all the vehicles I’ve owned, I haven’t felt much of an emotional connection. I’ve enjoyed them, certainly, but when it’s time for one to shuffle off to a new owner, I’m okay with that. The Montero, however, is different. I’ve taken this one on adventures. My daughter has grown a…

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  • Ross & Sam, Lexus GX, Mercedes GLS, KIA Carnival – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 195

    Ross & Sam, Lexus GX, Mercedes GLS, KIA Carnival – Off The Road Again Podcast: Episode 195

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    Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We’ve missed you. The focus is on the off-road adventure, but we also dabble in all things SUVs, truck, and van, and maybe even some rally cars. In this episode of the ⁠Off The Road Again podcast⁠, we welcome ⁠Ross Ballot⁠ and his wife, Sam, for a delightful discussion about…

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  • Nonwick and Duhkar: Updates on my 1967 Mustang and 1991 Montero

    Nonwick and Duhkar: Updates on my 1967 Mustang and 1991 Montero

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    The Montero is at the shop and my Mustang is in the garage. Only one of these was planned. About a month ago, I was heading towards Arrowhead in California. Before starting the climb up Rt.330 which would take us there, I noticed an unwelcome noise coming from the engine in my Montero. My wife…

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