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What Do You Need to Go Off-Road on a Motorcycle?

Preparation is key for off-roading a truck or SUV. And it’s even more important if you’re going off-road on a motorcycle. However, getting ready for an off-pavement motorcycle adventure doesn’t have to be intimidating. Here’s what you’ll need. Picking an off-road motorcycle The first step is figuring out what kind of off-road motorcycle you’ll need. …
An overlanding conversion of a black Nissan NV 3500 van | TFLTruck
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Nissan 4×4 Van Is Ready For Overlanding Straight Out Of The Dealer

There is an increasing amount of people turning to overlanding and vanlife to simplify their lives and enjoy the outdoors more. For those that choose these avenues choosing the right rig is important. Nothing can derail a launch into the road less traveled like a bad choice of vehicle. Likewise, not having the right accessories and equipment …
2021 Wonder RL RV in white with black accent color
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Ford Transit RV Conversion With Lounge Is a Real Wonder

Sales of recreational vehicles have shot up during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Many people have taken to road tripping, car camping, overlanding, and off-roading as their get-away escapes from the various regional lockdown situations. So, attention to the RV segment is understandable. To try and scratch the itch of getting outdoors, Leisure Travel Vans has …
Red 1965 Mini Cooper S racing in the snow at Monte Carlo
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You Can Make Your Own Mini Cooper Off-Road Racer

You can have fun racing off-road with unconventional vehicles—and the Mini Cooper can be one of them. Just like classic Porsches and Mazda Miatas have been converted for rallying, so can Britain’s iconic hatchback. And not just in the modern day—the Mini starting racing off-road almost from the start. The Mini Cooper’s off-road rally racing …
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
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Off-Roading and the Good Ol’ Texas Pinstripe

If you grew up in Texas and you love off-roading, chances are you’ve heard of the legendary paint scratches called the “Texas pinstripe.” If someone says they off-road in their pristine black Jeep Wrangler SUV or Ford truck, yet the sides of the vehicle are devoid of any status stripes then they probably don’t really …
2019 Subaru Crosstrekdriving on curvy country roads
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Lift Kit For Subaru Crosstrek Makes Impressive Desert Racer

I know of an automotive Youtube personality that likes to lift any car or truck. He does it because he likes tall vehicles, and the ability to go through trails with fewer worries about scraping the undercarriage of whatever vehicle he is in at the time. He will raise anything. He has even put a …
Lifted 1973 Dodge Challenger 4x4 in a snowy forest

This 1972 Dodge Challenger 4×4 Is Ready for Any Off-Road Challenge

When it comes to unconventional off-road builds, a Dodge Challenger doesn’t necessarily spring immediately to mind. People previously modified the Mazda Miata, Porsche 911, and Ferrari 308 GT4 for off-roading. Even Corvettes converted for it. So why not Dodge’s muscle car? That’s the question the owner of a four-wheel-drive 1973 Dodge Challenger wanted to answer. …
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Off-Roading

So, you just picked an off-roading adventure location, but you might not be sure of how to prepare for the excursion. Off-roading can get pretty dicey which is why preparation is key. Technically, you can off-road in any vehicle, but a designated heavy-use SUV or truck is the best way to go. Dune buggies, dirt …
2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon rear
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Eight of the Coolest Off-Roading Trails in the U.S.

There’s nothing like driving off the beaten path, and off-roading takes that to the next level. To some, driving on a muddy, bumpy road sounds like a nightmare. There’s another group though that thinks the bumpier the drive, the better. Off-roaders enjoy rough rides, scenic routes in nature, and the overall challenge of mastering rocky …
NA Mazda Miata modified for Gambler 500

The Meanest Looking Mazda Miata You Can’t Buy Anywhere

A lot of people think racing off-road requires getting a specialty SUV or modified pickup truck. But as the various Safari 911s demonstrate, plenty of other cars can also have fun in the dirt. Even so, most would take something like a Fiat Panda hatchback over a Mazda Miata when it comes to off-road racing. …
2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro
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Is Overlanding the Same Thing as Off-Roading?

‘Overlanding’ and ‘off-roading’ often tend to be used interchangeably. And, to be fair, on the surface, the SUVs, trucks, and vans used for both activities can seem fairly similar. But if you’re interested in one or the other, know that off-roading and overlanding aren’t exactly the same thing. And just like the Jeep Wrangler can’t …
2020 Toyota Land Cruiser Heritage Edition with FJ40 off-roading in desert
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What is the Best Overland Vehicle: Van, SUV, or Japanese Van?

You need only look at the burst in Pontiac Aztek interest to see how overlanding has taken off. A desire to go off-road, or at least look like you can, explains SUVs’ strong sales, especially ones like the Toyota 4Runner. But just like in day-to-day scenarios, an SUV isn’t always the best choice. Volkswagen wouldn’t …
Toyota Tacoma at River Road Rally Park
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4 Best Truck Off-Road Trails in Illinois

Perceptions of Illinois, for driving, tend to one of two extremes: “Chicago gridlock” or “endless cornfields.” My home state may be known more for hot dogs and pizza, but there are opportunities for fun drives. Especially when it comes to off-roading trucks. Although the majority of trails are sized for ATVs or dirt bikes, there …