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  • 1967 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK – Pt 3: Removing the Transmission

    1967 Ford Mustang Project NONWICK – Pt 3: Removing the Transmission

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    I’m diving more deeply into any past project I’ve owned, at least while under my own supervision. My 1967 Ford Mustang is now separated from its radiator, starter, driveshaft, exhaust, and now the transmission. It took a few days of work, mostly because I’ve got a full plate of other work, a day job, a…

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  • 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe First Drive (psst… get the XRT!)

    2024 Hyundai Santa Fe First Drive (psst… get the XRT!)

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    The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe arrives with seriously fresh style, good power from the gas engine, and an almost shockingly good XRT off-road-esque model. In fact, taking a look at the full lineup; the XRT is the one to buy! [Disclaimer: Hyundai flew me to TN, put me up in a hotel, and fed me.]

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  • Can-Am Showdown, Part 1: 2023 Outlander XT 700 vs 2016 Maverick 1000R XC

    Can-Am Showdown, Part 1: 2023 Outlander XT 700 vs 2016 Maverick 1000R XC

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    The debate is constant. Riders adamantly stick to their sides. Simply put: side-by-side versus ATV. Steering wheel versus handlebars. Straddle seat versus bucket seat. Roll cage versus full exposure. We understood the assignment this debate necessitates; and while this is far too nuanced to ever conclude one is definitively the better machine, our goal is…

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  • Tire Review: Falken Wildpeak AT4W

    Tire Review: Falken Wildpeak AT4W

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    For more than a decade, I’ve been driving on a single type of tire – the BFGoodrich All-Terrain KO2. I’ve had a set on my 4Runner, my Bronco, and my Land Cruiser. The reason why I did not switch to any other tires is because the KO2s have been great to me. They were quiet,…

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  • My Montero is back…

    My Montero is back…

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    It was dead… and now it’s not. That’s a nice thing about cars. As long as they’re not crinkled into oblivion, they can be brought back to life. Regarding the fate of my Montero, the cost of bringing it back from the brink was pretty high. But in the end, I deemed it worth it…

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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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