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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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John Stewart

Throttle Out | What is Death Wobble?

How to Survive and Fix Jeep Wrangler Death Wobble

PAOLI, Pa. (Dec 11, 2018) – ExtremeTerrain’s Ryan Huck created a demonstration to show the effects of death wobble on JK Wrangler with a 3.5” Rock Krawler Lift Kit and 35” tires.  Equipped with his sophisticated measuring device, aka the Rynograph Wobbleometer™, Ryan runs through a series of tests to show what death wobble is, what you can do when experiencing the sensation, as well as the fix(es) to prevent it from occurring again.

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The Haul | F150 Dyno Battle

Diesel vs. Ecoboost vs. V8 vs. Raptor

PAOLI, Pa. (Nov 28, 2018) – In this quick episode of AmericanTrucks’ (AT) ‘The Haul’ YouTube series, our Professor of Truckology, AKA Justin Dugan, orchestrates a compilation dyno shootout video featuring late-model F150s.

“If you’ve ever wondered what Ford’s advertised crank horsepower and torque figures meant to the rear tires of your 2015 and newer rig, well, do we have the video for you!”– Justin Dugan

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How To Fit 35's Tires on Your Wrangler JK

Sahara JKU Gets a 3" Teraflex Lift and 35’s Installed

PAOLI, Pa. (Nov26, 2018) – Lift kits, along with an upsized wheel and tire configuration, are the bread and butter of the Wrangler World. With that, Ryan Huck from ExtremeTerrain recently got his hands on a 2013 JKU Sahara for a simple build, including a 3” Teraflex Lift and 35” Wheel and Tire setup, to demonstrate the flexibility of the JK platform.

I love the look and performance you get from running 35’s on a JK but you’ll need a few other modifications to make everything work properly.

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How to Handle a Towing Emergency

While you can never entirely rule out the chance of an emergency while traveling on the road, you can certainly be an alert, cautious driver and do what you can to avoid such situations. The same is true when you are towing a trailer. However, a towing emergency can be the result of a number of factors, so you must know what can contribute to a towing emergency, as well as how to handle the situation if it arises so that you can be safe and keep your passengers and others on the road safe, too.

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Throttle Out | JL Wrangler Dyno Battle

PAOLI, Pa. (Nov 14, 2018) - ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) resident Wrangler expert, Ryan Huck, recently strapped two JL Wranglers to XT’s in-house dynameter to see which one performed best. Wranglers are not usually regarded as high-horsepower performance vehicles, but Jeep hasn’t offered two engine options since the TJ.

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