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TREAD January - February 2021

A Guide To Automotive Adventure & Outdoor Lifestyle

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United States
Engaged Media
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6 Issues

in this issue

4 min
challenge yourself to fun

This year has been a great challenge for us all. Perhaps “challenge” is an understatement. As we reflect back on the year, what have you faced and overcome? For me, I found 2020 to be a year of great growth, in my career and within myself. I suppose a lot of alone time will do that to you. It’s been officially a year of me completely taking over as editor and the positive response has been both rewarding and encouraging. I also have been a dog mom for a year now, and if that isn’t a reflection of yourself I really don’t know what is. Like with most things, we have our good days and more challenging ones, but most are full of licks, cuddles, and laughter. I also find it…

1 min
notable upgrades:

Suspension: King Suspension, Timbren Industries bumpstops, Camburg upper control arms Gears & Tuning: Nitro 4.88 ring-and-pinions Wheels: Black Rhino Stadium wheels Tires: Cooper Tire EVO MT 35s Bumpers: Relentless Fabrication and C4 Fabrications Sliders & Armor: Brute Force Fab and FJ Toyman Roof Rack: Prinsu Roof Rack Rooftop Tent: Autohome Magnolia Awning: ARB Awning Control System: Switch Pro Winch: Warn VR10S, Factory 55 Prolink Shackle mount Lights: Rigid Radiance Lightbar, Pods, Rock lights, and Baja Designs S2s Note from Editor: At times when life moves too quickly, mistakes happen. And we are not immune to them. We apologize to Nino Querubin and his sponsors for the misprint in the last issue. Nino (@trdngt) won both Best SUV and Best Equipped in the Super Fun Outdoors Virtual Adventure Vehicle Show back in summer. We want to be sure the impressive 4Runner gets the…

2 min
rock ’n’ roll

Looking for a way to make your ride stand out from the crowd and simultaneously perform better? You’ll want to look into investing in a set of high-performance wheels and tires. Getting the right wheel and tire package on your rig can greatly increase its capabilities as well as its looks. A rugged wheel can even keep you from getting stranded by shrugging off would-be damage that a lesser wheel may bend or break because of. We have gathered some of the newest wheel releases for you to eyeball. Which one fits your style? MAMBA WHEELS/M23 Mamba Wheels’ M23 is a unique six-spoke wheel built to handle any terrain and designed with a great look to match. It is offered in matte black with bronze face and gloss black with Ball-cut spoke…

3 min

01. ARB USA/ARB SUMMIT BUMPER FOR FORD RANGER The ARB Summit bumper for the ’19-and-up Ford Ranger continues the tradition of pioneering innovation with a relentless pursuit of quality. Features include press form cover straps, larger ARB foglights, surround, and a three-piece split pan grille with access doors for winch clutch operation. MSRP: $1,850 arbusa.com 02. WARN/ASCENT REAR BUMPER FOR ’20 FORD RANGER Warn’s Ascent bumpers have welded eyelets for shackles, ports for up to four 3-inch lights, and a resilient, state-of-the-art powdercoated finish. Ascent rear bumpers offer built-in steps for bed access, increased departure angles for off-road ability, and durable construction to handle the toughest trails. They also accommodate rear backup sensors. MSRP: $1,271 warn.com 03. MISHIMOTO/PERFORMANCE ALUMINUM RADIATOR FOR ’98-’07 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER This direct-fit radiator for ’98-’07 Toyota Land Cruisers that are powered by…

3 min
gear box

01. POLER/THE REVERSIBLE NAPSACK The Reversible Napsack has zippers at the shoulders so you can stick your arms out, and a cinch at the bottom so that you can open it up and stick your legs out. Hike it up to your waist, cinch it, and wear it like a puffy coat around the campfire, and then crawl right back into your tent without ever having to leave the warmth of your bag. MSRP: $130 poler.com 02. UST/TREKKER STOVE The Trekker Stove is lightweight and compact, making it the perfect camp kitchen accessory for both hikers and backpackers. The serrated pot supports provide a stable cooking surface for a wide variety of cookware, as well as easily collapses to take up less space in your pack. Works with Isobutane-propane fuel and features an easy-to-use…

1 min
made the cut

Pocketknives are an obsession of ours and we can’t seem to have enough. Folding knives are compact and useful tools as well as practical works of art. As one year ends and another one begins, there’s a flurry of new releases from knife makers. The collection of pocketknives that you see here are ones that caught our eye. Some are great for daily duty while others are suited for specialized uses. Regardless of which one you choose, you’ll have yourself a knife that can get the job done. 01. CRKT /RAZELCLIFFE COMPACT CLOSED LENGTH: 3.33” OPEN LENGTH: 5.25” BLADE LENGTH: 2.09" BLADE MATERIAL: 2Cr13 HANDLE MATERIAL: Stainless steel WEIGHT: 3.3 oz. MSRP: $40 crkt.com 02. GERBER /QUADRANT BAMBOO CLOSED LENGTH: 4” OPEN LENGTH: 6.75” BLADE LENGTH: 2.7" BLADE MATERIAL: 7Cr17MoV HANDLE MATERIAL: Bamboo WEIGHT: 3.08 oz. MSRP: $35 gerbergear.com 03. KERSHAW /TERRAN CLOSED LENGTH: 4” OPEN LENGTH: 7.125” BLADE LENGTH:…