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Recent Feature Articles Cruiser Days 2010 This was my first time to a Cruiser Days event and I'm glad it happened after I bought my Cherokee. Otherwise I might've been seduced by all the beautiful expedition-ready FJ80's and taken out a bank loan to finance a 'Cruiser. But now I'm safely ensconced in another 4x4, so I'm limited to day dreaming about owning one of these great 4x4's. >> More >> KORRBC - Race 2 There's nothing quite as tiring or rewarding as thrashing to put a race car back together for a competition on an unrealistic deadline. This was the scenario I was facing after I lent my buggy to a friend to "take a girl for a cruise," a midnight cruise two weeks before the next KORRBC event. The friend failed to see an 8' cross ditch as he was bombing down a gravel road resulting in a horrendous crash and a 10 km walk back to camp with the now unimpressed girl. >> More >> Stave Lake Clean-Up - 2010 This year's clean-up event was a great success, with a total haul of over 20 tons of garbage and scrap metal. Thanks very much to the Four Wheel Drive Association of BC putting on this even, as well as the individual and business volunteers who gave up their time, money, and services. >> More >> Kamloops Off Road Racing Series The Flying Zucchini Bros. and their rock buggy went head-to-head with 500+ hp Pro Trucks. Not exactly what you'd call a fair match-up but then again, with Curtis at the wheel, you never know what'll happen. Click on the link to find out what DID happen. >> More >> Renting a 4x4 The next time you're on vacation, consider renting a 4x4. It'll cost more but it could make your vacation a lot more memorable. And if you're bi-curious about owning a convertible...or a Jeep...you can scratch that itch while you're at it. >> More >>
Recent Product Review Articles Napier Precision Heavy Duty Jeep Cherokee Fender Flares When we first started considering a Jeep Cherokee (XJ) for our new project vehicle, we knew that one of the first required modifications would be fender flares. By opening up the fenderwells, we could minimize how much suspension lift we'd need to run 35" tires. Keeping the lift as low as possible would also let us maximize the vehicle's stability on side hills, steep climbs and descents. Around the same time, we were also lucky enough to discover that Napier Precision Products was releasing their first XJ fender flares, specifically designed for '97 and newer Cherokees. >> More >> Drift X170 Action Camera We test the Drift X170 action camera. Besides using easily available AA batteries and sporting a nifty remote control feature, this baby has an even bigger trick up its sleeve: a real-time LCD screen. That's right, you can actually see what it's aiming at...and you can see what you've recorded. What did we think of it? Find out after the break. >> More >> Backroads GPS Maps It's been a long time coming but the folks at Backroads Mapbooks have finally released their maps in Garmin's proprietary map format. Was it worth the wait? Are they worth the cost? Read on to find out. >> More >> Goodyear MTR Kevlar Radial Tire Test A multi-purpose 40" tall tire? Hard to believe, right? That's what we thought, but we became believers after a few months of running these tires on a variety of different terrain. >> More >> iPhone Topographic Maps: Fugawi's iMap Topo for the USA and Canada Fugawi's new iPhone app sounds promising. Topographic maps for all of the USA and Canada in the palm of your hand...for $4.99! Could this marriage of GPS, 3G network, and touch pad technology produce a navigational wunderkind? Read on to find out. >> More >>
Recent Trip Report Articles The Elaho Giant Driving a convertible 4x4 is a ton of fun, but when it comes to long, hot, dusty roads, it's about as far as you can get from "a ton of fun." So when I sold my Jeep YJ and bought a Jeep Cherokee, the first thing I wanted to do was make the long drive out to see the Elaho Giant. The Giant is a well known Douglas fir and its circumference is the 3rd largest in North America. Getting to it requires a 85-90 km journey along dusty dirt roads, which is why I avoided doing it in my YJ. >> More >> Exploring the Britannia Mines - Part 2 A week after my first exploration trip to the Britannia mines, someone posted some intriguing photos of a tram tower and building located elsewhere on the mountain. So 3 weeks later, I was back again, and the return trip was well worth it. We also were able to explore one of the mine shafts and underneath the power plant's foundation. >> More >> Exploring Beaverdell One of the things I love about our message board is when users post photos of trails or old mines that I've never heard of before. Thanks to some intriguing photos posted by a user named GVN_erd, my most recent "discovery" was the mines surrounding Beaverdell. >> More >> Exploring the Britannia Mine and Mt. Sheer Town Site Most tourists travelling along the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver, BC, and the Whistler ski resort are unaware that their route is taking them past one of the worst polluted mine sites in North America. Seventy years of mining activity has exposed the ore to air and water, resulting in chemical reactions that create concentrated acidic, metal-contaminated water. From the mine, this water, or acid rock drainage, made its way down to Howe Sound, killing marine life in the immediate vicinity. But just like the tragic shipwrecks that provide divers with interesting dive sites, the historic and infamous Britannia mine operation has left a wealth of mining remnants for four wheelers and other back country explorers to find. >> More >> Sylvester Snow Wheeling Ok, here's our promise: this will be the last snow wheeling report until next winter. We realize it's June now and most of you (except for our friends in Chile) have long ago left the snow wheeling mindset. But as we mentioned in our other trip reports, we had an unusually late snow season this year, so we enjoy it while we can, even though it showed up remarkably late. Besides, we needed an excuse to post a pic of Wil almost flopping his Toyota. >> More >>
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