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TREAD July/August 2018

A Guide To Automotive Adventure & Outdoor Lifestyle

United States
Engaged Media
$9.27(Incl. tax)
$26.52(Incl. tax)
6 Issues

in this issue

1 min
editor’s letter

With camping and adventuring season in full swing, where have you travelled to so far? For many of us, the oncoming of the warm weather months means getting some well-deserved outdoor time and enjoying the simple pleasures of nature. For others, it’s an excuse to push themselves and their vehicles to the limit. Whichever type of adventure you choose to go on, now’s the time to get out there to do it. It’s no secret that Toyota-based off-road vehicles are the hot thing right now. In this issue, we get behind the wheel of not one, but three builds that very from a daily driver to an extended exploration rig. Check out articles on a Tundra, 80 Series Land Cruiser and a Tacoma sprinkled throughout this issue. Not to leave out…

4 min

O1. DAYTONA/3 TON STEEL LOW PROFILE LONG REACH SERVICE JACK The 3 Ton Steel Low Profile Long Reach Service Jack has the widest lift range and longest frame of Daytona’s new 3 and 4 Ton floor jack lineup. Its dual piston hydraulic system, low-profile design can lift from 3¼ inches to 24¼ inches. A convenient foot pedal allows for smooth, fast, hassle-free pumping. It is also equipped with a rotating, removable jack saddle that adapts quickly to lift accessories while ball bearing rear swivel casters provide 360-degree mobility. MSRP: $190 harborfreight.com O2. FURY OFF ROAD TIRES/ COUNTRY HUNTER R/T Designed rugged for any terrain, Fury’s Country Hunter R/T offers the optimum blend of grippy off-road traction, durable construction, and aggressive styling, with decreased on-road noise and a longer lasting tread. Country Hunter R/T tires are…

2 min
rock ’n’ roll

Summer is here and the heat is on. What better way to celebrate the busiest off-roading season but with a set of new wheels for your rig? Strong and stylish, a wider set of upgraded wheels can increase your vehicle’s grip on rough and slippery terrain while simultaneously enhancing its looks while cruising about town. Pinning down which wheels you want can be a challenge, but we’re here to help. Take a look at the selection presented here to see some of the latest in vehicle footwear available this season. RACELINE WHEELS/ 937 COMBAT Looking for a clean, yet strong looking wheel? Available in Bronze (shown) as well as Satin Black. Raceline’s 937 Combat rim features a muscular 5-spoke look and is available in 17x9 in both 5- and 6-lug bolt patterns…

3 min
gear box

O1. NIXON/REGULUS The Regulus is an element-proof, dual chronograph watch that meets the demands of the outdoors including high-altitudes, harsh terrain, and underwater activities. It features an oversized digital display, LED backlight, 12- or 24-hour time, date, and auto calendar through 2099. Its 46mm custom injection molded, fiber reinforced polycarbonate case with stainless steel bezel has a minimal design and features a tough shock absorbing housing. MSRP: $150 nixon.com O2. NITE IZE/RADIANT 200 COLLAPSIBLE LANTERN + FLASHLIGHT This compact lantern and flashlight combo combines a powerful 200 lumens of brightness in an impressively compact and durable body. With high and low lantern modes, high + downlight lantern mode, and flashlight mode, this versatile light adjusts to your illumination needs. Its convenient carabiner handle lets you clip, carry or hang it just about anywhere. It is…

2 min
made the cut

Some prefer to carry a large fixed blade knife whenever possible for its strength and dependability, but for most of us, those opportunities are few and far between. Sometimes a pocketknife is all you can carry to get the job done. This is when blade choice is key. Different styles of blades exhibit varying characteristics, such as improved blade control or enhanced robustness. Which blade should you choose if you need a compact knife that can stand up to the abuse of hard use? Designed in the mid-1800’s by Lord Wharnecliffe, a British soldier and politician, Wharnecliffe-bladed pocketknives feature a straight edged blade that have a high arched spine which tapers to form a sharp point. This type of blade is thick and strong and is well-suited for whittling and…

3 min
bird's eye view

01 CAMERA 01 1/2.3'' CMOS Sernsor 02 Effective Pixels: 12.35 MP 03 MP4/MOV (H.264/MPEG-4 AVC) format Videos 04 JPEG/DNG (RAW) format Photos 02 INTELLIGENT FLIGHT BATTERY 01 LiPo 3S rechargeable battery 02 Capacity: 3,830 mAh 03 Voltage: 11.4 V 03 PERFORMANCE 01 Intelligent flight modes including Active Track, Terrain Follow, Gesture Mode and more. 02 Maximum service ceiling level 16,400 feet (5000m) above sea level 03 Maximum range 4.3 miles 04 TECHNOLOGY 01 3-Axis Mechanical Gimbal 02 Home lock allows the Mavic to return to a predetermined point 03 Forward obstacle sensing When exploring unknown paths, there’s a lot to be said about getting a bird’s eye view of the terrain that lies ahead of you. Modern amenities such as GPS, electronically enhanced maps and terrain guidance apps can take you pretty far, but those tools can rarely show in extreme detail, if at all, what you…