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Gary Tokarski 2017-12-11
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A company from Germany has created what might be the coolest off-road BMW concept ever designed.

The vehicle is the MANHART MHX6 Dirt Concept and it is based on the BMW X6M with some major updates to the car for performance and off-road prowess.

There will be five of the vehicles made and each of them will have 900hp and 1200Nm of torque underfoot.

The entire engine has to be reworked to reach those levels with new pistons, connecting rods, and upgraded turbos.

The vehicle also uses a special Carbon Airintake and an updated cooling system.

To handle 1200Nm of torque requires an upgraded transmission and a strengthened rear axle.

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Julie Romero 2017-08-16
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If you love kicking up mud and bombing around off-road but feel guilty spewing all that carbon dioxide, Nikola Powersports has you covered—assuming you've got $35,000 to spend on an electric off-roader with more torque than a tank.

I'll pause while you let that settle in.

The Utah startup just released the specs on the Nikola Zero, a four-seat UTV (utility task vehicle, or what you may know as a side-by-side) guaranteed to make you grin like a lunatic if you ever drive one.

The less crazy version produces 415 horsepower and 3,675 foot-pounds of torque.

But most people will probably take leave of their senses and go for the thoroughly crazy version, good for 555 horsepower and 4,900 foot-pounds of torque.

To put that in perspective, that's more power than a Mustang GT and more torque than an M1 Abrams tank.

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James Farr 2017-10-03
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Hyundai has an illustrious history at SEMA, the aftermarket trade show that takes place every year in Las Vegas.

For 2017, Hyundai shows no signs of stopping its onslaught of gnarly concepts, as evidenced by its first one here.

The Hyundai Rockstar Energy Moab Extreme Off-Roader concept is not your average soft-roader Santa Fe, nor is it a name that can be uttered in a single breath.

It was built with off-roading in mind, and to that end, all involved parties have spent a whole ton of money loading this thing up with genuine off-roading equipment.

Under the body, there's a set of King coilovers leading down to 17-inch KMC bead-lock wheels, wrapped in Mickey Thompson off-road tires.

Yukon Gear and Axle provided additional drivetrain accessories to give the thing a bit more off-road cred than your average Santa Fe.

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Thomas Owens 2016-09-02
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If I were forced to list the top five most antiquated activities a person can partake in, from least advanced to most, it would look something like this:

As you can see, dead center in that list is "off-roading" — a.k.a driving off-road.

It has more in common with cars of the early 20th century than the ones of the early 21st, with its solid axles and old-fashioned steering mechanism.

I mean the technical advancement of everything from lights to winches the electric motor-driven recovery mechanisms bolted to the front of off-road rigs that use steel-cable to drag a truck out of the muck has moved at the pace of continental drift.

If I am honest, that's not far off from the "hold my beer and watch this" mental attitude.

But I won't go there right now.

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Bill Brown 2016-08-11
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TRIED AND TESTED: The full low-down on the Evolve Carbon GT

A beast made of carbon and it is fast.

Boasting a range of 31 miles between charges, a top speed on flat ground of 22 to 26 mph, its ability to crush a 25 per cent gradient is incredible.

The eBoard skateboard market is full of many competitors from the US Monolith, German Mellowboard, Italian Bolt or cheap versions from China.

Building boards since 2012 gives them a huge bank of experience and development knowledge.

However, a 30-mile range means this board becomes not just a tool to use between home, the train and the office or for pleasure.

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Gladys Wiggins 2017-01-14
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We ve all seen the Instagram account of the guy with the tricked out Sprinter, complete with custom solar panels, multi-sport racks and off-roading wheels.

But you don t need a decked out camper van to sleep in your car.

In fact, with the right planning and proper gear, you can rest well in virtually any vehicle.

Whether your goal is to road trip around the country, camp out the night before Black Friday, or simply to beat the other weekend warriors to the trailhead on Friday night, these tips, hacks and techno gadgets will help you get quality sleep in four wheels wherever you go.

Even at a remote trailhead, chances are you ve got fellow adventurers somewhere in your midst.

You ll be amazed how far these will go to create a sense of privacy and make you feel at ease.

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Thomas Musick 2016-05-19

Nearly half a million Jeep Wranglers are being recalled over potential loss of airbag functionality in vehicles that have been exposed to a lot of dirt and dust eg, used off-roading .

Fiat Chrysler America announced the recall following an internal investigation that surfaced the issue; of the units being recalled, 498,985 of them are located in the United States.

Affected Jeep Wranglers span from the 2007 to 2016 model years; of them, 391,464 are located in the U.S. and have a model year from 2007 to 2010, while the rest 7,435 have model years from 2011 to 2016.

Once the recalled vehicles are brought to dealerships for servicing, Jeep will replace the clockspring assemblies and any other related bits, shrouds in the steering column, and the steering wheel s rear covers.

This is all due to potential issues with dust and dirt, which could eventually mess with the clockspring and keep the driver s airbag from deploying.

Fortunately, there are no known injuries resulting from the airbag issues, nor from a separate recall affecting 80.5k Fiat 500s from 2012 to 2016.

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Edward Hudson 2016-06-20
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Ignore the massively ridiculous naming convention; Yamaha's YXZ1000R SS off-road machine looks like it could be the biggest giggle since Guy Goma accidentally ended up on BBC News.

Underneath the rugged exterior sits a 998cc, three-cylinder engine that has been specially developed to handle dirty and dusty conditions.

It also features clever On Command two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive differential lock selector switches, bespoke Yamaha suspension and launch control.

As soon as the brake is released, the clutch is automatically engaged and the raging ROV will propel towards the horizon like a spooked horse.

A further feature of the new-fangled gear system is that it will allow full throttle upshifting while powering ahead.

Oh, and it's most definitely not road worthy, so don't go selling the family Vauxhall Astra just yet.

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Dana Millard 2017-11-08
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Real enthusiasts look to brands like Tiger Adventure Vehicles in South Carolina to help them build rigs to meet their needs of a broader camping experience without sacrificing too much comfort (or really any comfort at all).

The small, family-run operation hand-builds all of their products using specific domestic chassis.

The entry model is The Bengal, which rests on a Ford, Chevrolet, or Ram one-ton 4×4 pickup base.

As with all Tigers, it can sleep four comfortably (between a queen-sized bed and 74-inch-by-45-inch couch) and has a full-height bath area integrated into the setup.

A 9,600 BTU air conditioner with heat strip keeps the temperature just where you like it, and two burners and a convection microwave promise a sensible cooking experience.

It starts at $124,000, with a numerous upgrades available from there.

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Dartt Technologies PTY LTD 2019-11-04
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You should choose your trip wisely. If you go off-roading after a recent rain or heavy snow, there will be mud to deal with. Wet conditions also are cause for loose rocks and small landslides can occur. In addition, use common sense when off-roading and use proper Pressure Testing Services Perth. You don’t want to make anybody mad because you didn’t follow the rules.

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Thomas Owens 2020-10-21
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Every version of the Hummer EV gets four removable roof panels for open-air off-roading.
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Ronald Griffis 2018-04-03
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Chevrolet has unveiled a new edition of the popular Tahoe SUV.

The new version is called the Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition and is all black on the outside with off-road inspired style.

The Midnight Edition is based on the LS trim Tahoe and features black 18-inch wheels.

The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, a black grille, off-road assist steps, and black bowtie emblems.

The Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition ditches the third-row seats for more cargo room.

Minus that third row, the Tahoe has 54 cubic feet of cargo room.

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Jeffrey Baldwin 2017-04-12
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Jeep regularly sets up "off-road" courses at auto shows, where journalists and consumers can take rides in different Jeep models as they traverse representations of different terrains.

Throw some rain into the mix, though, and things go awry.

A 2017 Jeep Compass attempted to tackle the tallest hill on the automaker's course, and the rain didn't play too well with its tires and the metal grating.

After making it halfway up, its tires started spinning, so the driver brought it back down.

Now, you'd think the story would end there, but oh, no, it does not.

Instead, the Compass driver gives it another go with more speed.

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Steven Kopicko 2020-07-12
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As the Ford Bronco makes its return after 24 years away, see why it's one of the biggest names in off-roading.
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Peter Merchant 2020-12-30
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The tiny home on wheels was designed with heavy-duty durability and off-roading in mind and was inspired by the Ford Ecoline.
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Michael Morehead 2020-09-17
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It isn't a Ranger Raptor, but Ford has added a $4,290 Tremor off-roading package to the midsize pickup truck.
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Gary Tokarski 2017-12-11
img

A company from Germany has created what might be the coolest off-road BMW concept ever designed.

The vehicle is the MANHART MHX6 Dirt Concept and it is based on the BMW X6M with some major updates to the car for performance and off-road prowess.

There will be five of the vehicles made and each of them will have 900hp and 1200Nm of torque underfoot.

The entire engine has to be reworked to reach those levels with new pistons, connecting rods, and upgraded turbos.

The vehicle also uses a special Carbon Airintake and an updated cooling system.

To handle 1200Nm of torque requires an upgraded transmission and a strengthened rear axle.

James Farr 2017-10-03
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Hyundai has an illustrious history at SEMA, the aftermarket trade show that takes place every year in Las Vegas.

For 2017, Hyundai shows no signs of stopping its onslaught of gnarly concepts, as evidenced by its first one here.

The Hyundai Rockstar Energy Moab Extreme Off-Roader concept is not your average soft-roader Santa Fe, nor is it a name that can be uttered in a single breath.

It was built with off-roading in mind, and to that end, all involved parties have spent a whole ton of money loading this thing up with genuine off-roading equipment.

Under the body, there's a set of King coilovers leading down to 17-inch KMC bead-lock wheels, wrapped in Mickey Thompson off-road tires.

Yukon Gear and Axle provided additional drivetrain accessories to give the thing a bit more off-road cred than your average Santa Fe.

Bill Brown 2016-08-11
img

TRIED AND TESTED: The full low-down on the Evolve Carbon GT

A beast made of carbon and it is fast.

Boasting a range of 31 miles between charges, a top speed on flat ground of 22 to 26 mph, its ability to crush a 25 per cent gradient is incredible.

The eBoard skateboard market is full of many competitors from the US Monolith, German Mellowboard, Italian Bolt or cheap versions from China.

Building boards since 2012 gives them a huge bank of experience and development knowledge.

However, a 30-mile range means this board becomes not just a tool to use between home, the train and the office or for pleasure.

Thomas Musick 2016-05-19

Nearly half a million Jeep Wranglers are being recalled over potential loss of airbag functionality in vehicles that have been exposed to a lot of dirt and dust eg, used off-roading .

Fiat Chrysler America announced the recall following an internal investigation that surfaced the issue; of the units being recalled, 498,985 of them are located in the United States.

Affected Jeep Wranglers span from the 2007 to 2016 model years; of them, 391,464 are located in the U.S. and have a model year from 2007 to 2010, while the rest 7,435 have model years from 2011 to 2016.

Once the recalled vehicles are brought to dealerships for servicing, Jeep will replace the clockspring assemblies and any other related bits, shrouds in the steering column, and the steering wheel s rear covers.

This is all due to potential issues with dust and dirt, which could eventually mess with the clockspring and keep the driver s airbag from deploying.

Fortunately, there are no known injuries resulting from the airbag issues, nor from a separate recall affecting 80.5k Fiat 500s from 2012 to 2016.

Dana Millard 2017-11-08
img

Real enthusiasts look to brands like Tiger Adventure Vehicles in South Carolina to help them build rigs to meet their needs of a broader camping experience without sacrificing too much comfort (or really any comfort at all).

The small, family-run operation hand-builds all of their products using specific domestic chassis.

The entry model is The Bengal, which rests on a Ford, Chevrolet, or Ram one-ton 4×4 pickup base.

As with all Tigers, it can sleep four comfortably (between a queen-sized bed and 74-inch-by-45-inch couch) and has a full-height bath area integrated into the setup.

A 9,600 BTU air conditioner with heat strip keeps the temperature just where you like it, and two burners and a convection microwave promise a sensible cooking experience.

It starts at $124,000, with a numerous upgrades available from there.

Thomas Owens 2020-10-21
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Every version of the Hummer EV gets four removable roof panels for open-air off-roading.
Jeffrey Baldwin 2017-04-12
img

Jeep regularly sets up "off-road" courses at auto shows, where journalists and consumers can take rides in different Jeep models as they traverse representations of different terrains.

Throw some rain into the mix, though, and things go awry.

A 2017 Jeep Compass attempted to tackle the tallest hill on the automaker's course, and the rain didn't play too well with its tires and the metal grating.

After making it halfway up, its tires started spinning, so the driver brought it back down.

Now, you'd think the story would end there, but oh, no, it does not.

Instead, the Compass driver gives it another go with more speed.

Peter Merchant 2020-12-30
img
The tiny home on wheels was designed with heavy-duty durability and off-roading in mind and was inspired by the Ford Ecoline.
Julie Romero 2017-08-16
img

If you love kicking up mud and bombing around off-road but feel guilty spewing all that carbon dioxide, Nikola Powersports has you covered—assuming you've got $35,000 to spend on an electric off-roader with more torque than a tank.

I'll pause while you let that settle in.

The Utah startup just released the specs on the Nikola Zero, a four-seat UTV (utility task vehicle, or what you may know as a side-by-side) guaranteed to make you grin like a lunatic if you ever drive one.

The less crazy version produces 415 horsepower and 3,675 foot-pounds of torque.

But most people will probably take leave of their senses and go for the thoroughly crazy version, good for 555 horsepower and 4,900 foot-pounds of torque.

To put that in perspective, that's more power than a Mustang GT and more torque than an M1 Abrams tank.

Thomas Owens 2016-09-02
img

If I were forced to list the top five most antiquated activities a person can partake in, from least advanced to most, it would look something like this:

As you can see, dead center in that list is "off-roading" — a.k.a driving off-road.

It has more in common with cars of the early 20th century than the ones of the early 21st, with its solid axles and old-fashioned steering mechanism.

I mean the technical advancement of everything from lights to winches the electric motor-driven recovery mechanisms bolted to the front of off-road rigs that use steel-cable to drag a truck out of the muck has moved at the pace of continental drift.

If I am honest, that's not far off from the "hold my beer and watch this" mental attitude.

But I won't go there right now.

Gladys Wiggins 2017-01-14
img

We ve all seen the Instagram account of the guy with the tricked out Sprinter, complete with custom solar panels, multi-sport racks and off-roading wheels.

But you don t need a decked out camper van to sleep in your car.

In fact, with the right planning and proper gear, you can rest well in virtually any vehicle.

Whether your goal is to road trip around the country, camp out the night before Black Friday, or simply to beat the other weekend warriors to the trailhead on Friday night, these tips, hacks and techno gadgets will help you get quality sleep in four wheels wherever you go.

Even at a remote trailhead, chances are you ve got fellow adventurers somewhere in your midst.

You ll be amazed how far these will go to create a sense of privacy and make you feel at ease.

Edward Hudson 2016-06-20
img

Ignore the massively ridiculous naming convention; Yamaha's YXZ1000R SS off-road machine looks like it could be the biggest giggle since Guy Goma accidentally ended up on BBC News.

Underneath the rugged exterior sits a 998cc, three-cylinder engine that has been specially developed to handle dirty and dusty conditions.

It also features clever On Command two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive differential lock selector switches, bespoke Yamaha suspension and launch control.

As soon as the brake is released, the clutch is automatically engaged and the raging ROV will propel towards the horizon like a spooked horse.

A further feature of the new-fangled gear system is that it will allow full throttle upshifting while powering ahead.

Oh, and it's most definitely not road worthy, so don't go selling the family Vauxhall Astra just yet.

Dartt Technologies PTY LTD 2019-11-04
img

You should choose your trip wisely. If you go off-roading after a recent rain or heavy snow, there will be mud to deal with. Wet conditions also are cause for loose rocks and small landslides can occur. In addition, use common sense when off-roading and use proper Pressure Testing Services Perth. You don’t want to make anybody mad because you didn’t follow the rules.

Ronald Griffis 2018-04-03
img

Chevrolet has unveiled a new edition of the popular Tahoe SUV.

The new version is called the Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition and is all black on the outside with off-road inspired style.

The Midnight Edition is based on the LS trim Tahoe and features black 18-inch wheels.

The vehicle has Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, a black grille, off-road assist steps, and black bowtie emblems.

The Tahoe Custom Midnight Edition ditches the third-row seats for more cargo room.

Minus that third row, the Tahoe has 54 cubic feet of cargo room.

Steven Kopicko 2020-07-12
img
As the Ford Bronco makes its return after 24 years away, see why it's one of the biggest names in off-roading.
Michael Morehead 2020-09-17
img
It isn't a Ranger Raptor, but Ford has added a $4,290 Tremor off-roading package to the midsize pickup truck.