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TREAD September/October 2019

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

As summer turns to fall, camping and adventuring season is well underway. How many outdoor goals have you checked off your list so far? Camping, fishing, and roaming about mountain trails are all on my list. I’ve gotten a few goals checked off so far, but still have a few more to go. For many of us, the key to enjoying the outdoors is to let go of life’s worries and just enjoy the simple pleasures of nature. Let’s each try our best to get out there and knock out our adventure lists before the year is out. We love our off-road capable rides and we know you do, too. It’s always enlightening to check out how others build their vehicles. In this issue, we are fortunate to get a ride…

2 min
rock ‘n’ roll

Warm weather months are best for travelling, cruising and looking for adventure. As we enjoy the last weeks of summer, it’s a good time to spend time on and off the road and be seen in your decked out ride. A set of sharp looking, strong and capable wheels can simultaneously help your rig stand out from the crowd and conquer new terrain. Let’s take a look at some of the latest wheels to hit the market. Which set would you choose? RELATIONS RACE WHEELS/RR5-V The RR5-V’s simulated beadlock design uses real bolts to add more rigidity to its already heavy-duty look. The wheel offers extreme durability to overcome the rigors and unexpected conditions when off-roading. This wheel was designed and built tough to keep up with your drive on the street…

3 min
out fitted

O1. TACTICAL WALLS/VMOD FOR JEEP & FJ CRUISER The VMod is an organizational vehicle upgrade for the Jeep JL, JK and Toyota FJ Cruiser. Made of sturdy, non-abrasive plastic, the VMod creates a modular slat system on your vehicle’s tailgate for storing tools and equipment to keep within quick reach. Swap out modular mounts and hangers to securely configure and mount gear on the VMod any way you like. MSRP: $199 tacticalwalls.com O2. WARN/SPYDURA NIGHTLINE ROPE Spydura Nightline takes regular winch rope and gives it increased visibility. Made from durable ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene with a UV coating, this rope is exceeding durable and is compatible with winches with a 12,000-pound capacity or under. The dual color weave also incorporates a light-activated 3M reflective strand for exceptional visibility. The winch rope is available in…

3 min
gear box

O1. ICEMULE/THE ICEMULE TRAVELER Need to access hard to travel to places, but still need to bring your drinks with you? The 35L-capacity Icemule Traveler mobile cooler is insulated for over 48 hours of ice retention and can be outfitted to be carried on your back. The Traveler’s removable, butterfly backpack strap ensures it is one of the easiest to carry high-capacity soft coolers around. Don’t leave your drinks behind, carry them on your back. MSRP: $290 icemulecoolers.com O2. LOWA/AERANO GTX LE Looking for drier feet? Lowa’s Aerano GTX Le hybrid hiking shoe combines Gore-Tex’s innovative Surround technology with Lowa’s proven ATC performance features for 360 degrees of breathable comfort that’s suitable for casual hikes and everyday wear. Its waterproof and breathable perforated nubuck upper keeps your feet airy, yet the shoe light in…

2 min
made the cut

If you spend any amount of time in the great outdoors, it’s a good idea to carry a knife with you. A quality knife can be a useful tool to have and if required, even a simple blade can perform multiple purposes. From gathering kindling to starting your campfire to preparing food, and even protection from the unknown hazards of exploration, having a knife available to you can be a lifesaver. While a single bladed knife can get most jobs done, we think it can be a prudent move to carry a knife that is purposely built to take on more. They say that the best knife is the one you have on hand. We can’t argue with that logic, but we can suggest looking into a multi-purpose knife from…

3 min
king of the hill

LENGTH 81.1 in. WIDTH 45.1 in. CLEARANCE 9.8 in. FUEL CAPACITY 4.2 gal. WEIGHT 628 lbs. 1 PERFORMANCE ENGINE The 400ASi is powered by an efficient fuel-injected 376cc four-stroke, four-valve engine. TRANSMISSION The KingQuad’s fully automatic variable ratio (V-belt) Quadmatic transmission has 2WD and 4WD modes to handle various trail conditions. DRIVE An automotive gate-type gearshift lever allows you to easily choose high- or low-range, neutral or reverse. Select two- or four-wheel drive with the flip of a handlebar-mounted lever. 2 SUSPENSION/FRAME SUSPENSION Independent front and rear A-arm suspension offers a smooth ride and an impressive 6.7 inches of wheel travel. Twin rear shock absorbers provide agile handling and a plush ride. TIRES/BRAKES The KingQuad’s dual front hydraulic disc brakes feature calipers with large 34mm pistons and wide brake-pad surface area for increased stopping power and outstanding durability. The 25-inch Carlisle tires offer consistent traction in…