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4 Wheel & Off Road

February 2020

Get 4 Wheel and Off Road digital magazine subscription today for the best connection to the automotive industry's number one segment-the light-truck category's off-road marketplace. Features real-world 4x4 performance modifications, new products and evaluations, plus many more hot topics of interest to off-road enthusiasts.

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12 Issues

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1 min.
4 wheel & off road

EDITORIAL NETWORK CONTENT DIRECTOR Sean P. Holman EDITOR Christian Hazel, christian.hazel@4wor.com, facebook.com/christianhazel3, Twitter @ChristianHazel1, Instagram @hbombindustries SR. MANAGING EDITOR Craig Johnson TECHNICAL EDITOR Verne Simons SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR Brandon Scarpelli ART DIRECTION & DESIGN ART DIRECTOR Alan Huber CREATIVE DIRECTOR Alan Muir ADVERTISING GENERAL MANAGER Jerome Dziechiasz, jdziechiasz@enthusiastnetwork.com EASTERN SALES DIRECTOR Michael Essex, 863.860.6023 WESTERN SALES DIRECTOR Scott Timberlake, 310.531.5969 AD OPERATIONS MANAGER Monica Hernandez AD OPERATIONS COORDINATOR Patricia Ludi TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC PRESIDENT Kevin Mullan SVP, EDITORIAL & ADVERTISING OPERATIONS Amy Diamond GENERAL MANAGER, AUTOMOTIVE NETWORK Tim Foss SENIOR DIRECTOR, FINANCE Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, CIRCULATION Tom Slater VP, RETENTION & OPERATIONS FULFILLMENT Donald T. Robinson III VP, ACQUISITION & DATABASE MARKETING Victoria Linehan VP, NEWSSTAND RETAIL SALES William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER Alex Wellen GROUP SVP, SALES Eric Schwab HEAD OF OPERATIONS Jerry Solomon HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Francis Keeling HEAD OF DIGITAL PRODUCT & TECHNOLOGY Argam DerHartunian SVP,…

3 min.
barn find bliss

EDITOR@4WOR.COM IT’S ONE OF THOSE DREAMS. You’re bumping down an unpaved road, taking a casual Sunday drive in a vintage vehicle. It’s not your daily driver, just one of those superfluous rigs you keep reserved for when giving the throttle a prestart stomp to prime the carburetor is just as enjoyable as the warm breeze on your shoulder coming through the roll-down window and the smell of freshly cut hay wafting past the triangular wing windows. You’re blissfully numb, melted into your low-back seat and easing along without a care in your head when your fuel tank runs dry and the pushrod engine goes dormant with a sputter-sputter-cough. Avoiding the temptation to immediately stab the brakes, you aim your solid-axle jalopy as close to the drainage ditch as you can so that…

3 min.
readers’ rides

READERSRIDES@4WOR.COM SANO SCRAMBLER VEHICLE: 1983 Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler OWNER: Rafael Terrero, Santa Rosa Beach, FL TIRES & WHEELS: 35x12.50R15 BFGoodrich KO2, 15-inch Mickey Thomson SUSPENSION: Rubicon Express 4½-inch leaf springs, YJ shackles DRIVETRAIN: T-18 four-speed, Dana 20 T-case, Aussie Locker in front axle PERFORMANCE: 304 V-8; DUI distributor, Edelbrock Performer carburetor OTHER MODS: Speedhut digital gauges DOES IT WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: Yes, it’s great for trail-riding and general running around ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: EFI. Over long rides in the heat, the carburetor experiences vapor lock. ANYTHING TO ADD?: This photo was taken in the Ocala National Forest on a beautiful day for a trail ride SPORTY CHEROKEE VEHICLE: Jeep XJ Cherokee Sport OWNER: Sebastian Clarkson TIRES & WHEELS: Nitto Trail Grappler, Fuel SUSPENSION: Rubicon Express 5½-inch system DRIVETRAIN: Atlas four-speed T-case,…

4 min.
2020 super duty ‘owns’ towing & payload

EDITOR@4WOR.COM “We’ve surpassed the kilotorque barrier” Ford’s latest salvo in the hard-working-truck wars is called kilotorque. That’s the term Mike Pruitt, Super Duty Chief Engineer, used to describe the more than 1,000 lb-ft of torque cranked out of the newest Power Stroke diesel when he announced the figures at the State Fair of Texas. The third-generation 6.7L Power Stroke, with upgrades that include a new fuel-injection system and variable-geometry turbocharger, produces a best-in-class 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque “without checking an extra option box,” says Ford, calling out the H.O. version of Ram’s Cummins. That power enables a Power Stroke–equipped Super Duty to tow as much as 37,000 pounds with a gooseneck hitch, 32,000 pounds with a fifth-wheel, and 24,200 pounds with a conventional hitch. (Those ratings are for a 4x2…

2 min.
this just in

• AUTOMOTIVE NEWS REPORTS a Ford F-150 Raptor test mule has been spotted with what it calls “a fully engineered and production-ready coil-spring rear suspension.” Ford incorporating technology into the F-150 that was made popular by another manufacturer would be rare, noted AN, referring to Ram’s use of rear coils. “But the automaker has noticed the sales surge that has catapulted Ram into second place behind the F-series.” • IN OTHER PROTOTYPE NEWS, SEMA published photos of a camouflaged Jeep Gladiator pickup that it says could be a high-performance Hercules version. While a Hemi engine would be “unlikely,” says SEMA, this model could be powered by the upcoming GME-T6, or Global Medium Engine Turbo Six Cylinder. Sources have said that high-output versions of that engine could produce around 500 hp. • AND…

1 min.
earth watch

• THE EPA INTENDS TO revoke a waiver issued previously to California to set greenhouse gas emissions rules that are tougher than federal standards. According to SEMA, the action will be challenged in court and not be resolved before the 2020 elections. The Clean Air Act allows California to request a waiver for stricter state emissions standards that can subsequently be adopted by other states. The EPA has issued many waivers over decades but this will be the first time it has rescinded a waiver. At issue are Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, which relate to California’s greenhouse gas standards. At the federal level, the CAFE standards are set by the NHTSA and linked to the EPA’s greenhouse-gas rule, since both rules are based on the amount of carbon emitted…