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October 11, 2019

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NEW: Forum News Filter

Are you tired of sifting through all the BS threads on your favorite forums? We're going to start posting highlights from the forums and links to the most interesting threads here so enthusiasts can find out what's going on without wasting too much time.

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October 11, 2019

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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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October 11, 2019

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Labor Day Weekend BBQ to Benefit the Rubicon

The Dysfunctional Rockcrawlers are hosting a BBQ/Taco feed to benefit the Rubicon Trail Labor Day weekend (9/3 - 4th) at the Loon Lake Kiosk Starting at 10:00am Saturday morning. 100% of the proceedsare going to be donated to the Rubicon Trail Foundation. If you can't make it, or you're not hungry, you can still make a contribution.

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October 11, 2019

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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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October 11, 2019

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New Fox Racing Shox Website Launched

It's a major overhaul and a big improvement.

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October 11, 2019

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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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October 11, 2019

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3rd Gen. Toyota 4Runner Coil-Over Straight-Axle Conversion

We're finalizing plans right now to get busy on our 96 4Runner. Work is scheduled to begin in early July. Off Road Solutions will be adapting a straight-axle to the front end using coil-overs and a parallel 3-link with a panhard bar and cross-over steering. We're planning on using a custom extended-width Toyota axle housing from Diamond Axles, filled with a full compliment of high-end components.

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