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The OutdoorWire family websites feature news and information affecting outdoor recreation opportunities and access to public lands. 

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the public lands.  As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I am a full time advocate for recreation and the Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family websites. 

4x4Wire.com is dedicated to the four wheel drive recreation...

Advocating access to public lands carries a responsibility to be part of the solution for managing the public lands.  As a strong proponent for participation to make a difference, I am a full time advocate for recreation and the Managing Editor of the OutdoorWire family websites. 

4x4Wire.com is dedicated to the four wheel drive recreation featuring technical articles and information to promote, protect, and provide outdoor recreation opportunities.  4x4Voice.com focuses on California issues. MUIRNet.net is focused on environmental, administrative and legislative news and information. OutdoorWire.com is Access and Landuse Central with an overall index to the contents of the family of websites. 

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DEI Introduces DEI Garage Video Series

Over 100 videos and more related to heat and sound control solutions for all make and model vehicles now on YouTube

Avon Lake, OH, (April 1, 2019)…DEI is pleased to launch the DEI Garage Video Series to help customers understand the right way to improve the comfort of their vehicle, protect them from damaging heat and reduce noise and vibration. The company’s YouTube channel currently includes over 100 videos with playlists like the DEI Garage Series, DEI’s Installation and Application series, in addition to tech tips that explain in detail how to properly use and install exhaust wrap, or how to block heat and vibration from transferring into the interior. 

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Throttle Out | How to Choose Shocks for Your Jeep Wrangler

Side-by-Side Off-Road Comparison| Twin-Tube v. Monotube v. Reservoir

PAOLI, Pa. (Mar 12, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) “Throttle Out” YouTube series, Ryan Huck visits Teraflex in West Jordan, Utah to talk all about Jeep Wrangler shocks. From piston size and valving, to materials and real-world testing, Ryan spends some one-on-one time with Teraflex’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Cox, to discuss the three different shock styles before testing them out for himself in the frozen Utahan wilderness.

Shocks have always been a bit of a magical black box to most people. We know that some shocks are “better” than others but this was a great opportunity to get a first-hand look into why, by seeing how they’re built. Hopefully this video will help people understand what they’re buying when shopping for new shocks! — Ryan Huck

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Throttle Out | Jeep Wrangler Off Road Lighting Explained

Flood v Fog v Driving v Spot

PAOLI, Pa. (Mar 5, 2019) – When it comes to Jeep lighting, no one wants to be left in the dark! ExtremeTerrain’s Ryan Huck recently produced this video explaining various types of auxiliary lighting, what they do, and how to use them.

“I’m a huge fan of all sorts of auxiliary lighting but the different types of lights, what they’re good for, and where they should be mounted can be confusing. This video explains all of that and is a must see if you’re thinking of adding lights to your Jeep!” — Ryan Huck

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12th Annual Go Topless Day® | Host an Event!

Jeepers Unite Worldwide to Raise $$$ for Charity

PAOLI, Pa. (Feb 26, 2019) – Go Topless Day® (GTD) was started by All Things Jeep in 2008 as a small meet up of Jeepers at a local farm stand in Central Massachusetts. Today, GTD has grown to more than 150 events and over 20,000+ Jeeps worldwide! This year, ExtremeTerrain.com (XT) took over as the official show sponsor with plans to make this event bigger and better than ever.

On the 12th annual GTD, May 18th, 2019, hosting clubs and organizations around the world will come together through events like picnics, trail runs, giveaways, convoys, trail clean-ups, parades, beach parties, and other social outings. Each hosted event will help raise funds in support of charitable organizations. Last year over $120,000 was raised and with your help this year, we are hoping to increase the club participation and charitable donations making 2019 the best year yet!

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OHV riders: Protect habitat, stay on trails and avoid wet, muddy areas

PHOENIX — While it’s tempting to head out on an off-highway vehicle (OHV) following rain or a snowstorm, soggy trails quickly turn muddy, and riding on them can create long-lasting damage that negatively impacts wildlife habitat.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department advises OHV riders that come upon wet and muddy roads to resist the urge to hit the gas and instead turn around or avoid the area. Splashing or mudding straight through can tear up roads and trails, making them impassable for others and causing serious damage to meadows, streams and other areas important to wildlife and Arizona’s water supply.

Even a lighter-weight OHV with low-pressure tires can do lasting damage.

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