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SEMA: 10 Best New Products

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

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Without a doubt, SEMA is the world’s largest automotive aftermarket show. It attracts over 2,000 vendors, thousands upon thousands of visitors, and more show cars than you can imagine. For a car guy, it’s the closest thing to heaven on earth you’ll probably ever find—oh, and it’s in Las Vegas, which doesn’t suck either. Each year the automotive aftermarket launches their best new products at the show, while it took a bit to sift through the Chinese knock-offs, we ended up finding quite a bit of gear you’re going to love.  Read More→

SEMA 2013: WARN’s AEV Double Cab Brute

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

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WARN has a pretty serious track record of building exciting, purposeful, and totally badass show vehicles. We’ve seen rock crawlers, lifted pickups, and tricked out Jeeps, but this is the first time we’ve seen all three of those combined into one. WARN’s usually show truck is nothing more than a vehicle with a few graphics simply applied and the company’s applicable parts installed, but the WARN AEV Double Cab Brute takes it to the next level. The Brute is a custom-built conversion for the Wrangler Unlimited JK, which stretches the chassis, and adds four full doors and a truck bed to the coil-sprung vehicle. The result, when combined with WARN’s gnarly accessories, is worth taking a closer look at.  Read More→

SEMA 2013: 40 Awesome Off-Road Vehicles

Friday, November 8th, 2013

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Every year SEMA attracts hundreds of the world’s most excellently modified vehicles, from motorcycles that make you go “how does that work” to tuners so low you wonder how they can get over a speedbump…much less a pothole, SEMA is the place. But it’s not just the cars that make people come to the world’s largest aftermarket show for, there’s also the 4WDs. If there’s a single hot vehicle at this year’s SEMA show, it’s without a question the Jeep Wrangler JK—but there’s plenty of other vehicles here too. From rock crawlers, to rock racers, trophy trucks, and prerunners, almost everything is at SEMA—don’t miss it.  Read More→

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When it comes to winches, we’ve seen a lot of advancements in the past few years, but for the most part how you control that winch has remained the same. Sure, we’ve seen wireless winch remotes brought into the marketplace, but other than chopping a cord, there were few advantages. With their new ROAM unit, Superwinch believes they have something revolutionary in the marketplace—and they just might.  Read More→

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SEMA 2013: Shannon Campbell’s Buggy

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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When it comes to rock-racing, there’s few names more recognizable than Shannon Campbell. There’s no surprise that his vehicle is just as notable. Shannon’s buggy, to say the least, is seriously impressive—to fabricators and home builders, you might even call it a work of art. The devil is in the details, so spend a little bit of time taking a look at what separates this vehicle from the rest. Read More→

SEMA 2013: Built-up Jeep Wrangler TJ Rock Crawler

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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While it’s nice to have a look at rock-racers like Shannon Campbell’s, it’s not exactly what we’d call realistic for your average joe. While we know rock-crawling isn’t a cheap activity, there’s certainly vehicles that are a bit more realistic than others. This built-up Jeep Wrangler TJ is one of those, and between the BF Goodrich Krawlers, the Bilstein suspension, and the race-prepped interior, we’re sure it’s fun too.  Read More→

SEMA 2013: MLR Racework’s Class 6 Race Truck

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Who doesn’t love themselves a great SCORE Class 6 race truck? We certainly do, and we know you’ll love a closer look at Matt Lovell’s 2009 Ford Ranger (not that there’s much left of the original truck anyway). With 24 inches of travel up front, and 34 inches of travel in the rear by-way of FOX Racing suspension, we’re curious to see what this truck can do in the desert. For now, we’ll have to settle for some detail shots straight from SEMA 2013.  Read More→

SEMA 2013: Rob MacCachren’s TRAXXAS Race Truck

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Even though you’re probably familiar with TRAXXAS—this isn’t an R/C car—it’s a serious off-road racing machine. Rob MacCachren’s TRAXXAS race truck is one of the more well-used race rigs we’ve seen at SEMA so far. Rob’s truck has 35″ tires, gnarly FOX Racing suspension, and more travel than you probably know what to do with. Check it out here.  Read More→

SEMA 2013: A Really Rad Willys

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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Every once and a while you come by a vehicle that almost perfectly blends classic heritage, capability, and a little bit of new-school engineering. This year at SEMA we stumbled upon one of those vehicles, an early Willys Jeep, which has had its fair share of modifications and upgrades. Powered by an upgraded V6 VORTEC engine and riding on 35″ Nitto Mud Tires, the Willys is something we’d love to see in the Rock Crawler garage. Check it out below.  Read More→