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TREAD November/December 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

2 min
editor’s letter

The way different people experience and view adventure is likely to influence their decisions on where they go, what they do and how they get there. In this issue of Tread, we catch glimpses of this theme in the five vehicles that we feature, as well as in the outdoor activities and essential gear that we review. Join us as we meet up with Grant Korgan, owner of the 4x4 Sportsmobile van that you see on the cover. Korgan hasn’t let a life-changing injury slow him down one bit, and as you shall soon read, his story is an inspiring one full of positivity. If you live deep in the city but still want access to dirt roads and the great outdoors in a practical way, you’ll want to take a…

3 min
out fitted

01. ROAD ARMOR/IDENTITY SHACKLES Road Armor’s Identity Shackles are precision machined from extruded 6061 aluminum and are break tested beyond 40,000 lbs. It comes equipped with a robust stainless steel double shear pin that is 7/8-inches in diameter and a quick release retainer pin for use on the go. Snap rings included for both sides for added security against theft. MSRP: $149 roadarmor.com 02. DIAMOND EYE PERFORMANCE/“HI-TUCK” EXHAUST KITS These 2.5-inch Axle Back Single & Dual “Hi-TUCK” Exhaust Kits for the 2007 - 2017 Jeep JKs are available in either Aluminized or 409 Stainless Steel. The exhaust kits are designed to be pulled up tight underneath your JK making them perfect for off-road adventures, increased performance and that aggressive sound Diamond Eye Performance is known for. MSRP: Starting at $199 diamondeyeperformance.com 03. WARN/4X FENDER FLARES Warn Industries’ new lineup…

3 min
rock ‘n’ roll

What’s the quickest way to change up the look of your truck, SUV or Jeep? If you said roll it, you might be right, but we’ve got a much more attractive and safe alternative. Swapping out your tired wheels for a fresh new set can not only make your ride look fresh, but the right set can also add to its ruggedness and capability. With so many great choices out there, we thought we’d give you a head start by showing you some of the latest rims to hit the market. Which set are you eyeing? ROLLING BIG POWER/50R COBRA Established in 2001, Rolling Big Power (RBP) has become a unique player in the custom off-road truck category. RBP adds a distinctive, bold aesthetic to rugged off-road wheels. Their off-road wheels are…

3 min
gear box

01. MUUL/RUCKBUCKET COOLER The five-gallon capacity RuckBucket keeps your camera safe, your beer cold and your gear organized without costing you a whole paycheck. MUUL builds ultra-rugged gear that helps you go anywhere and take anything. The Ruck-Bucket can haul everything from a bundle of firewood to seventeen beers and can even pack 12 pounds of trout. When in doubt, bring it. MSRP: $150 muulusa.com 02. BIOLITE/HEADLAMP BioLite’s ultrathin rechargeable light has a better fit due to a flush front, balanced weight and smart fabrics. The headlamp features integrated electronics and fabrics through a custom, composite molded housing, while the low-profile front sits flush on the forehead without any bounce. The headlamp weighs a mere 2.3 ounces, has 3-hour run time on high and 40-hour run time on low, and outputs 330 lumens. There are…

2 min
made the cut

Knives are an indispensable tool for die-hard explorers and casual campers alike. Choosing the right one for your purposes will help you with your daily tasks. But, with so many types of knives to choose from, how does one decide? As you may have noticed, we usually feature knives of a certain theme in Made The Cut. In this edition of our knife guide, we present to you the absolute newest folding knives to hit the market. By the time this issue hits newsstands, all of the featured knives should be available for purchase. Perhaps showing you the latest models from some of the greatest knife designers can help point you in the right direction. Take a look—which one do you like best? 01. SOG/ SOG-TAC CALIFORNIA SPECIAL Type: Automatic Open Length: 5.875” Closed…

3 min
hail the king

OVERALL LENGTH 84.6 in. OVERALL WIDTH 47.8 in. GROUND CLEARANCE 10.2 in. FUEL CAPACITY 4.6 gal. CURB WEIGHT 725 lbs. 01 PERFORMANCE ENGINE The power plant is a 722cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC single cylinder. TRANSMISSION The KingQuad 750AXi’s Quadmatic CVT-type drivetrain features an automatic variable ratio (V-belt) equipped with high/low-range, and reverse selections. DRIVE Whatever you need, it’s got it. Select from 2WD, 4WD, and even 4WD differential lock for those challenging areas. 02 TECH INSTRUMENT PANEL A new, fully redesigned multi-function instrument panel has improved appearance and visibility. Instrumentation includes LCD readouts for speedometer, odometer, twin tripmeter, hour meter, clock, fuel level, driving range and drive mode. LED indicators show transmission position and 2WD/4WD and differential-locked 4WD. LED LIGHTING A new, low-draw and bright LED taillight helps make the ATV safely visible in dark conditions while conserving power. 03 SUSPENSION/FRAME SUSPENSION The front and rear features independent,…