I can only hope that all three of us finish this year, setting a new precedent and encouraging others to try silly things like racing full-bodied vehicles through some of the most destructive and horrifically rock-strewn trails in the country.
Check out the VIN Plate Racing story on Page 50 to see the start of our race JKa vehicle that was started just 17 days before the race. Tune in next month for the results of our attempt and the finish of a full-bodied race-ready Wrangler. OR
We were sitting around the office the other day, talking about what the most popular truck in the desert is. A few of us insisted it is a Ranger, while a couple other guys said the Tacoma has taken over as the hottest build truck. What do you think? We want to know! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us why you think a Ranger or a Tacoma is the best to build for desert use. The top 10 letter writers will receive an OFF-ROAD Magazine hat.
We went racing through the roughest (mile-for-mile) off-road course in the world. Check out how brutal the King of the Hammers can be on Page 56, and take a look at the first part of our series on a street-legal, full-bodied, race Wrangler buildwhich might possibly be the concept car and predecessor of a ride you can buy at a Jeep dealer near you!
We also got some great info on the different types of shocks available for your truck or SUV (Page 44). Plus, if you’re looking for an off-road exhaust to clear that new long-travel suspension, check out the new MBRP exhaust systems specifically made for off-roaders with clearance issues (Page 32).