Tag Archives: Off Roading

I Convinced My Mom to Go Off-Roading With Me and I Don’t Know If She’ll Ever Forgive Me

One fateful day in the middle of the Texas summer, when temperatures were expected to be around 105 degrees, my mother, Jodi, and I pulled up to an off-road park outside of Dallas. It didn’t take us long to realize there wasn’t much shade out there, and that we were in over our heads with this business.

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Absurd Video Shows Upside Down Toyota Land Cruiser Become Runaway Toyota Land Cruiser 

A video has surfaced on the interwebs showing a tractor flipping a rolled-over Toyota Land Cruiser upright. But the SUV diver apparently hadn’t set the park brake, because the off-roader then barrels down a steep hill into thick woods in what has to be among the saddest off-road recoveries I’ve ever seen.

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Watch How You Can Tow Your Car Out of a Jam With Only Two Poles and a Rope

I’m an avid off-roader, and yet somehow I didn’t know about this brilliant method of winching out a stuck vehicle with nothing more than rope and some logs. Here’s how it works.

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This Hacked-Up Off-Road Buggy Is The Greatest BMW X5 Of All Time

The BMW X5! Scourge of school drop-off zones! Bimmer’s big behemoth! A true German luxury crossover if there ever was one. It’s just about the last vehicle you’d expect to get sawzalled apart into a crazy open-top off-road mud buggy, but this exists and it rules hard.

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What’s The Worst You’ve Ever Gotten Your Car Stuck?

The other day, for the millionth time, I had to help someone get their car unstuck from a mud hole. That got me thinking: I wonder how many awesome stories Jalopnik readers have on this topic. Let’s hear your stories about the worst you’ve ever buried your cars.

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The Best Truck You Can Buy To Actually Go Off-Roading

A loaded new Range Rover , if you check all the boxes, will run you well over $100,000. It’s also one of the most off-road capable vehicles in existence. But is the person who buys that SUV really going to take it off-road?

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Here’s What It’s Like To Off-Road An $85,000 Toyota Land Cruiser

If you consider things objectively, buying a 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser makes absolutely no sense. For one thing, it’s $85,000 for a Toyota, the same automaker that sells the subcompact Yaris to people whose primary requirement for a new car is that it exists.

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Crawl Ratios And Off-Road Gearing: Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know!

What’s the deal with the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon’s four-to-one (4:1) transfer case? What about those 4.10 gears in those beefy Dana 44 axles? Why is it that when people put bigger tires on their vehicles, they have to “re-gear?” Well, the goal of all of this gearing is to help the vehicle transmit more force to the ground. Here’s why it’s so important.

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Here’s How You Can Drive On The Moon Without Leaving America

About 50 years ago, the U.S. government used 30,000 pounds of explosives to turn a chunk of Arizona into a simulated moonscape for astronauts to practice picking up rocks on. Today, you can take your own truck out there and carve it up like a ski slope because it’s an off-road park ON THE MOON. Here’s how to do it.

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In Dubai, Off-Roading Big Ass SUVs Is All About Momentum

A 2014 Toyota Land Cruiser weighs about 5,875 pounds and despite all the heritage, is not something I would consider as a proper off-road vehicle. In Dubai though, the playing field is a bit crazier.

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