News

May 4, 2018

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TLT to Publish New Monthly Column on Off-Road.Com

The Chop Shop is a new series of articles all about tools related to fabrication. Expect detailed product comparisons and reviews, interviews with professional fabricators and discussions about fabrication techniques, as well as tips about how to work around limited resources. We want to help enthusiasts achieve professional results at home.

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May 4, 2018

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Advance Adapters Announces Plans for a 4-Speed Atlas

That's right. Advance Adapters has announced plans to produce a 4-speed version of their Atlas transfer-case.

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May 4, 2018

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New Fox Racing Shox Website Launched

It's a major overhaul and a big improvement.

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May 4, 2018

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Atlas is Reinstalled in the Tacoma

We've reindexed the Atlas to 3-degrees from horizontal and gained a ton of break-over clearance. The bottom of the transfer-case actually sits 3/4" above the bottom of the framerails. Check out the pictures...

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May 4, 2018

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Helicopter Crash at MDR Race leaves 3 People Injured

We don't have any details regarding the accident, but one of the passengers is in critical contdition, suffering from severe burns. No information is available about the other two occupants. Find out how you can help...

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May 4, 2018

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Forums Contribute to Tacoma Rollcage Design

We recently posted some pictures of our plans for the rollcage that we're building for our long-travel Tacoma on Race-DeZert.com and DeZertRangers.com. See how they've influenced our project...

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May 4, 2018

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Long-Travel Tacoma Rollcage is Finally Coming Together

Check out the pictures. It doesn't look like we've made much progress yet, but getting it stripped down to this point has already been a lot of work. We're finalizing our plans right now and hope to have everything finished-up within the next month.

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This is the first installment in a series of tube bending-related articles that we’ll be publishing in The Chop Shop over the coming months. Just like the welding articles, we’re going to cover the basics and then move into the more technical stuff. Let’s start by taking a look at different tube bending methods and types of equipment.