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June 30, 2018

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Forum News Filter

Are you tired of sifting through all the BS threads on your favorite forums? Well, here are the highlights. Quick and easy-like.

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June 30, 2018

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Crux Studio

We've made some updates to the website of our sister company, Crux Studio and added a design-related news section.

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June 30, 2018

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How to Set-Up a Ring & Pinion

Check out Billavista's most recent tech article on Pirate4x4.com.

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June 30, 2018

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All-Pro Johnson Valley Tacoma Trail Run Wrap-Up

Just got back from a run down in Johnson Valley led by All-Pro Off-Road and participated in by members of TTORA. By all accounts the run was a success with everybody making it through more or less unscathed. We ran Fissure trail which by Johnson Valley standards is fairly tame but that's not to say there weren't a few obstacles worthy of the term "rock-crawling"....

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June 30, 2018

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Chop Shop Articles Published on ORC

Check out the new Tool & Fab. section on Off-Road.com and let us know what you think of the first few articles.

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June 30, 2018

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Forum News Filter

The forums have been pretty slow. We've only got a few new links for you.

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June 30, 2018

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Better than Bushings

Deaver has introduced their new Baja Bushings. These rebuildable Teflon-lined spherical bearings can be used to replace any 1.5" diameter by 2" wide leafspring bushings. We've got PICTURES of the INSTALL-

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Recent Articles

3.4L V6 Tacoma Engine Conversion

3.4L V6 Tacoma Engine Conversion

The 1st generation Toyota 4Runner (‘84-89) was one of the all-time, best-styled, most functional SUV’s ever made. It was almost a perfect formula: a rugged chassis and dependable drivetrain components, two doors, four seats and a removable hardtop. The only thing missing was an engine.

 

Milwaukee V28 Cordless Powertools Product Review

Milwaukee V28 Cordless Powertools Product Review

It’s a good idea to look at the full range of compatible tools when you’re shopping for any cordless power-tool because you don’t want to have to buy different batteries and charging systems for any additional cordless tools that you may buy in the future. I didn’t have a chance to do any comparison-shopping before ordering these tools, but a quick Internet search confirmed that Milwaukee’s V28 tools were light-years ahead of most other cordless power-tools.

 

JMR Tubing Notcher Product Review

JMR Tubing Notcher Product Review

It’s a shame that the JMR tubing notcher has to be labeled a holesaw notcher, because it’s NOTHING like the cheap holesaw notchers that most of you are probably familiar with. In fact, forget that you’ve ever seen a holesaw notcher before. As an exercise in design, the JMR tubing notcher is a complete success. The craftsmanship and quality is evident in every feature and detail.

 

JD2 Model 4 Tubing Bender: Part 2

JD2 Model 4 Tubing Bender: Part 2

Picking up where “our last tube bending article left off, let’s install a die-set. All JD2’s dies are labeled with the diameter and the centerline radius....

 

JD2 Model 4 Tubing Bender: Part 1

JD2 Model 4 Tubing Bender: Part 1

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.