News

March 7, 2015

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Long-Travel Tacoma Fabrication Update

We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. We've finalized the rollcage design and completed all of the prep work. While the truck was down, we also made some significant improvements to the bedcage. Check out the pictures.

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March 7, 2015

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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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March 7, 2015

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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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March 7, 2015

UPDATED

HD2500 Progress Report

Check out what Troy Johnson and his crew have been up to. The rear suspension and rollcage are finished and the interior has been reinstalled. The front suspension is also well under way.

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March 7, 2015

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Maxxis Introduces New Radial Trepador Tires

We recently received the first four 35" radial Trepador tires in the US. We mounted them on a set Of American Racing's Ansen Sprint wheels and hit the trails.

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March 7, 2015

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Championship Motorsports Class 7 Ranger

Championship Motorsports has purchased Camburg's old Lucas Oil-sponsored Ranger and we recently had an opportunity to produce a photo shoot with them out in Barstow during one of their test-sessions.

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