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The Haul | F150 Dyno Battle

Diesel vs. Ecoboost vs. V8 vs. Raptor

PAOLI, Pa. (Nov 28, 2018) – In this quick episode of AmericanTrucks’ (AT) ‘The Haul’ YouTube series, our Professor of Truckology, AKA Justin Dugan, orchestrates a compilation dyno shootout video featuring late-model F150s.

“If you’ve ever wondered what Ford’s advertised crank horsepower and torque figures meant to the rear tires of your 2015 and newer rig, well, do we have the video for you!”– Justin Dugan

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John Stewart

How To Fit 35's Tires on Your Wrangler JK

Sahara JKU Gets a 3" Teraflex Lift and 35’s Installed

PAOLI, Pa. (Nov26, 2018) – Lift kits, along with an upsized wheel and tire configuration, are the bread and butter of the Wrangler World. With that, Ryan Huck from ExtremeTerrain recently got his hands on a 2013 JKU Sahara for a simple build, including a 3” Teraflex Lift and 35” Wheel and Tire setup, to demonstrate the flexibility of the JK platform.

I love the look and performance you get from running 35’s on a JK but you’ll need a few other modifications to make everything work properly.

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John Stewart

How to Handle a Towing Emergency

While you can never entirely rule out the chance of an emergency while traveling on the road, you can certainly be an alert, cautious driver and do what you can to avoid such situations. The same is true when you are towing a trailer. However, a towing emergency can be the result of a number of factors, so you must know what can contribute to a towing emergency, as well as how to handle the situation if it arises so that you can be safe and keep your passengers and others on the road safe, too.

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Tom Severin

The Forgotten Items!

One constant in four-wheeling is the need to pack properly. Because we’re off on our own – away from the conveniences of city life – we have to be self-sufficient. Not only do we prepare for the expected (camping, cookouts, and such), we must try to prepare for the unexpected.  All that in addition to a full complement of automotive and camping gear.

Over the years I’ve realized the need for many other incidentals. Some seem obvious; others not so. But all serve a very good purpose. Considering adding many (or all) of the following to your preparation checklists.

1. Emergency cash. Even deep into the Digital Age, there are times when cash is the only currency. Many people these days don’t even  carry enough cash for a cup of coffee. You might need it to cover a tow or an after-hour’s repair at the mechanic’s house.

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John Stewart

Throttle Out | JL Wrangler Dyno Battle

PAOLI, Pa. (Nov 14, 2018) - ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) resident Wrangler expert, Ryan Huck, recently strapped two JL Wranglers to XT’s in-house dynameter to see which one performed best. Wranglers are not usually regarded as high-horsepower performance vehicles, but Jeep hasn’t offered two engine options since the TJ.

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