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  1. Let's Talk and Share!

    1. Topic Searching, Posting Attachments and Other Forum Tools

      Need to access a topic or keyword subject quickly? Want to post videos, a PDF or photos at a topic? Get answers to these questions at this forum tools guide.

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    2. 4WD Mechanix Magazine 'Tech and Travel' Forums: Member Photo Gallery

      Members share their vehicles, off-road equipment, travel and outdoor lifestyle with photos and comments.

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    3. General Repairs and Technical Tips

      This forum shares technical tips and general repairs. Members share ideas and experiences around projects, camping, outdoor lifestyle, four-wheeling and OHV use. If you have a general insight to share with other forum members, post it here!

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    4. Sharing New Products

      Everyone is interested in products that work well. Share new product ideas and your experiences with technical and outdoor lifestyle products. Curious about a particular aftermarket product for your 4x4, SUV or OHV? Ask here!

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    5. Health and Fitness for Four-Wheelers and Powersports Enthusiasts

      Hardcore four-wheeling, off-road motorsports, riding a dirt motorcycle and other robust outdoor activity have one thing in common: the need to be physically fit! In this forum discussion group, members share their physical training regimens and nutritional strategies for an active outdoor and off-road motorsports lifestyle!

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    6. Off-Topic and General Discussion

      This is the forum for asking general questions, sharing ideas and discussing your unique experiences. These are topics not found in the model-specific 4WD, SUV, OHV and RV technical and travel forums.

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    7. Calendar Events and Outdoor Activities

      If you or your off-road club has a special event coming up, share the details here! This is the forum to post calendar events for four-wheeling, powersports and OHV activities, organized trail runs, community service and competitive events. Want to describe a successful event? Here's the forum!

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  2. Buy, Swap and Sell Classified Ads

    1. Motor Vehicles, Trailers and OHV Classified Ads

      Selling your off-road or dual-sport motorcycle, 4x4 Jeep or truck, or an ATV/UTV?  Looking for a vehicle or trailer you cannot find here?  Share your needs with other members!  If you need an item not listed at these classifieds, put out a request under "Want to Buy"!   To make your ad quickly understood, use the acronym WTB (Want to Buy), WTS (Want to Sell) or simply FS (For Sale), or WTT (Want to Trade) in your post title.  Posting an asking price is also very helpful and eliminates unnecessary discussion.

      Note:  4WD Mechanix Magazine is not responsible for representations made at this forum.  Actual condition of vehicles and trailer equipment should always be confirmed before purchasing.  The magazine and these forums are not in any way a sales agent for these products; postings and representations are strictly between members.  Please be accurate and fair in your descriptions of items for sale.

      While commercial sellers are excluded from sales at these classified ads, commercial and retail sellers are encouraged and welcome to advertise at these forums and the magazine. Contact the forums for details.

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    2. Parts for Sale, Swap or Wanted

      These listings are for non-commercial use.  Forum members can sell, swap or request needed parts.  If you need an item not listed at these classifieds, put out a request under "Want to Buy"!   To make your ad quickly understood, use the acronym WTB (Want to Buy), WTS (Want to Sell) or simply FS (For Sale), or WTT (Want to Trade) in your post title.  Posting an asking price is also very helpful and eliminates unnecessary discussion.

      Note:  4WD Mechanix Magazine is not responsible for representations made at this forum.  Actual condition of parts, equipment, vehicles and trailers should always be confirmed by buyers before purchasing.  The magazine and these forums are not in any way a sales agent or profiting from sales transactions.  Postings, representations and sales transactions are strictly for forum members.  Please be accurate and fair in your descriptions of items for sale.

      While commercial sellers are excluded from sales at these classified ads, commercial and retail sellers are encouraged and welcome to advertise at these forums and the magazine. Contact the forums for details.

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    3. Equipment and Tools Classified Ads

      List your equipment and tools for sale.  Need tools or equipment?  Make a request here!  If you need an item not listed at these classifieds, put out a request under "Want to Buy"!   To make your ad quickly understood, use the acronym WTB (Want to Buy), WTS (Want to Sell) or simply FS (For Sale), or WTT (Want to Trade) in your post title.  Posting an asking price is also very helpful and eliminates unnecessary discussion.

      Note:  4WD Mechanix Magazine is not responsible for representations made at this forum.  Actual condition of vehicles and trailer equipment should always be confirmed before purchasing.  The magazine and these forums are not in any way a sales agent for these products; postings and representations are strictly between members.  Please be accurate and fair in your descriptions of items for sale.

      While commercial sellers are excluded from sales at these classified ads, commercial and retail sellers are encouraged and welcome to advertise at these forums and the magazine. Contact the forums for details.

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  3. Jeep® 4WD Owners Group

    1. Vintage Jeep® Vehicles 1941-71

      Willys and Kaiser Era Jeep vehicles, including the military MB, M38, M38A1 and all CJ models. Also discussion of the Willys Pickup, Station Wagon and Panel truck models plus the FC150, FC170 and original VJ Jeepster and Kaiser-era Jeepster...(For Kaiser-era Jeep J-truck Gladiator and Wagoneer models, see the Jeep full-size truck forum.) Share vintage Jeep 4x4 information, experiences and how-to restoration tips here!

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    2. 1972-86 AMC/Jeep® CJ and Jeepster Models

      This community represents owners of 1972-86 AMC-built Jeep CJ and Jeepster/Commando models. Includes the CJ-5, CJ-6, CJ-7 and CJ-8 Scrambler 4x4s. The era includes AMC inline sixes, four-cylinder engines and AMC V-8s. Share how-to, upgrades and experiences!

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    3. Jeep® YJ Wrangler, TJ Wrangler and LJ Wrangler

      Discussion and information sharing on 1987-95 Jeep YJ Wrangler and 1997-2006 Jeep TJ and LJ Wrangler models. Includes AMC and Chrysler era vehicles, the LJ and Rubicon editions plus all four-cylinder and inline six-cylinder engines and powertrains.

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    4. 2007-Up Jeep® JK Wrangler 4x4

      This group discussion covers the 2007-up Jeep JK Wrangler models. Includes the 3.8L and 3.6L Pentastar engines, the Rubicon edition and the 2- and 4-door models. All things JK are on the agenda, join the Jeep JK Wrangler community here!

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    5. Jeep® XJ Cherokee, MJ Comanche Pickup and Grand Cherokee

      Covers 1984-2001 Jeep XJ Cherokee and the MJ Comanche pickup models. All 2.5L fours, 4.0L sixes and the 2.8L '84-'86 V-6 included. Buildups and discussion around the popular Jeep inline stroker six! Also includes the 1992-up Jeep Grand Cherokee, 4.0L, 5.2L, 5.9L, 4.7L and later high-tech engines.

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    6. FSJ Models: Full-Size Jeep® Gladiator and J-Truck, Cherokee, Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer

      1962-91 Jeep J-trucks, full-size Cherokee and Wagoneer/
      Grand Wagoneer models covered here. Includes Kaiser-era Gladiator, Wagoneer and Super Wagoneer, AMC-era J-truck, Cherokee and Grand Wagoneer (through 1991 Chrysler era) plus the military M715 Gladiator based trucks.

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    7. Jeep® Liberty, Commander and Patriot

      2002-up models include the Jeep Liberty, Commander and the Patriot. Owners and those interested in these models can find discussion topics on upgrades and accessories. Many find the Liberty well suited for buildups and trail running—an off-pavement contender like other Jeep 4WD models!

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  4. Dodge Power Wagon, Dodge and Ram 4WD Trucks

    1. Dodge 4x4 and Ram 4WD Trucks

      Discussion of Dodge and Ram 4WD trucks, including powertrain, performance upgrades, suspension modifications, axle, steering and chassis how-to. Share your troubleshooting needs and findings with other dedicated Dodge and Ram truck owners!

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    2. Dodge-Ram Cummins Power

      This section devoted to Cummins engines and Dodge Ram trucks, including the 12-valve and 24-valve 5.9L and 24-valve 6.7L ISB inline sixes. If you're interested in Cummins power, this is the place to share maintenance, upgrade and performance tips!

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  5. Chevrolet & GMC 4x4 Trucks and SUVs

    1. Vintage to 1991: Chevrolet & GMC NAPCO and K-Model 4x4 Trucks

      1950-up truck discussion, including the NAPCO conversions, the 1960-up GM K-trucks, Chevrolet/GMC 4x4 pickups and SUVs. Includes the Suburban and K-Blazer/Jimmy. Share your troubleshooting issues, problem solving, upgrades, modifications and experiences with other owners in this discussion group!

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    2. 1987-Present: Chevrolet & GMC Silverado, S-Trucks and 4x4 Suburban, Yukon and Blazer

      1987-up owners of Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra and GM SUVs will find discussion of engine, geartrain and chassis upgrades plus performance modifications. Additional S-truck and T-truck, S/T Blazer and Jimmy coverage! Share the 'LS' and Duramax engines, late transmissions and other interest areas. Discuss troubleshooting issues, problem solving, towing needs and other tips with other GM truck owners in this group!

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    3. Humvee and Hummer H1, H2 and H3 Forum

      This U.S. military utility truck platform departed radically from the traditional, lightweight field 4x4. The Humvee's access and sheer mass raised questions, yet the move proved practical as the Humvee met a wider variety of demands. In civilian Hummer and H1 form, these vehicles found their way to the suburbs, highways and public streets...The G.M. acquisition from American General spawned stylized and popular light and compact truck versions. This forum provides a community base for owners seeking technical and maintenance answers plus a place to share travel and other experiences!

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  6. Ford 4x4 F-Series, Full-Size SUV and Ranger Trucks, Bronco II and Explorer

    1. 1948-Present: Ford F-Series Trucks

      A forum for owners and Ford truck enthusiasts from the earliest F-series to today's models. Share 4WD, diesel engine, FE, small block and modern Triton and Eco high-tech engine details, troubleshooting and other questions. Discuss restoration, upgrades, how-to and F-truck owner experiences!

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    2. Ford Power Stroke Diesels

      This forum is for Ford truck Power Stroke diesel enthusiasts and pro technicians! Whether you have a 1994-2003 V-8 7.3L Navistar, 2003-2007 6.0L V-8, 2008-2010 6.4L V-8 Ford, 2011-up 6.7L Ford V-8 or the latest generation "Powerstroke" inline 3.2L and other derivative truck engines, this is the forum for discussion, upgrade ideas and exchanging useful information!

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    3. Full-Size Ford SUV, Bronco 4x4, Excursion and Expedition

      Ford SUV 4x4s are popular. This is forum for owners wanting technical information, troubleshooting tips and other details from fellow owners. Find how-to and share experiences with other Ford SUV full-size truck owners! Ford Excursion includes diesel and gas models.

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    4. Ford Ranger, Bronco II, Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer

      This discussion group reaches Ford Ranger pickup, Bronco II, Explorer and Mercury Mountaineer owners. Find troubleshooting, upgrades, repairs and the experiences of other Ford compact truck and SUV owners.

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  7. International-Harvester 4x4 Light Trucks, Scout and Scout II

    1. International-Harvester 4x4 Light Trucks, Scout and Scout II Forum

      The I-H trucks were quick to apply factory 4-wheel-drive systems, years ahead of Ford and GM. Offering rugged workhorse light trucks, the Travelall and the Scout, I-H saw the need for 4WD in its commercial, recreational and agricultural markets. The original Scout evolved into the Scout II, and I-H remained competitive with 4WD Jeep and GM vehicles. Devoted owners and enthusiasts meet at this forum to discuss I-H history, vehicle design, how-to, restoration and upgrades related to the International Harvester light truck models and Scouts!

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  8. Toyota Truck, Land Cruiser, FJ Cruiser, Toyota SUV and Lexus 4WD

    1. Toyota Sequoia and Lexus, Land Cruiser 4WD: FJ, DJ and FJ Cruiser

      The original Toyota 4x4 was the Land Cruiser FJ series. These formidable models are still combing the Rubicon Trail and Fordyce—and owners have strong loyalty. Meet others and share your experiences and needs around the FJ40, FJ45, FJ55, FJ60, FJ80, DJ80 and other beam front and rear axle Toyota models! For those with a late-model FJ Cruiser or Sequoia, here is the place to discuss upgrades, performance and four-wheeling!

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    2. Toyota 4WD Pickup, Hi-Lux, Tacoma, Tundra and 4Runner

      Since the earliest Toyota Stout and mini-pickup, Toyota trucks have earned a loyal following. Whether you have a newer Tacoma or Tundra, a vintage trail running mini-4x4 or a 4Runner, this forum group discusses upgrades, troubleshooting and owner experiences!

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  9. Datsun and Nissan 4x4 Trucks, Pathfinder and Xterra

    1. Nissan Patrol, Pathfinder, Xterra and SUV 4x4s

      The original Nissan Patrol was as rugged as an FJ40 Toyota, and there's been a loyal Nissan following since. If you own a Nissan SUV or utility 4x4 truck, this is the group forum for sharing troubleshooting, upgrades and your experiences.

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    2. Nissan 4WD Pickups: Datsun, Nissan, Frontier and Titan

      Owners of the earliest Datsun and Nissan compact pickups attested to their toughness. Modern Frontier pickup and V-8 Titan models compete with all other brands. This owners forum shares troubleshooting, upgrades and ownership experiences.

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  10. 4WD Land Rover Community

    1. Land Rover, Discovery & Defender 4x4s

      Land Rover emerged from the postwar era to become a British World Class 4x4. Rugged, sophisticated and boasting a loyal following, the Land Rover is the topic here. Whether you're restoring, troubleshooting, upgrading or overlanding, share it at the forum!

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  11. 4x4 Suzuki Samurai and Sidekick/Geo Tracker

    1. Suzuki 4x4 Samurai

      Suzuki's Samurai took the global market by storm. Its popularity centers around dimensions much like the original Jeep MB and flatfender CJs, with solid beam axles front and rear! There is focused aftermarket support for upgrades, trail prepping and performance modifications. Share your experiences and climb up the Suzuki Samurai learning curve with this community!

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    2. Suzuki Sidekick and Geo Tracker

      The Sidekick and Geo Tracker can hold its own in a variety of 4x4 environments. In the mid-1990s, Moses Ludel partnered with Steve Kramer of CalMini Products, taking two Geo Tracker 2-door 4x4s over the notorious Rubicon Trail. The success yielded an ad campaign for Chevrolet and a benchmark for Sidekick/Geo Tracker. Join a forum community for Sidekick and Tracker owners. Share how-to, upgrades and your 4WD experiences!

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  12. Quad ATV, UTV and Side-by-Side 4x4s

    1. 'Quad' ATV, UTV and Side-by-Side 4x4s!

      This forum is the place to compare, share and troubleshoot your ATV, UTV or Side-by-Side 4x4. Discuss equipment, upgrades and performance needs with other OHV enthusiasts at this focus forum!

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  13. Dirt & Dual-Sport Motorcycles

    1. Dirt & Dual-Sport Motorcycles

      Plated dirt and dual-sport motorcycles have gained popularity for their off-pavement prowess, utility and off-road functionality. If movies like "Dust to Glory" or "Long Way Round" and "Long Way Down" capture your attention, join other single and two-track motorcycle riders and enthusiasts at this forum!

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    2. Dual-Sport and Dirt Motorcycle Equipment for Overlanding

      This discussion group shares information about the off-pavement equipment that works best for adventure overlanding. From oversized fuel tanks to tire repair kits and air sources, enthusiasts learn which accessories and equipment provide safety and a way to get back home!

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  14. 4x4 and Single-Track Travel & Adventure Destinations!

    1. Places You Have Been...

      Many of us do more than just work on our Jeep 4WDs, 4x4 trucks, SUVs, dirt motorcycles and OHVs. The lure of travel drives this forum group. Share your latest—or earliest—accounts of off-pavement adventure!

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    2. Places You Would Like to Travel!

      In this forum group, travelers and planners can share adventures and maps. Get advise for travel to remote outdoor and off-pavement venues, find out the current condition of routes and any special precautions needed. Find out about trail closures, necessary permits and onboard tools...Be better prepared for primitive and remote travel!

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    3. Off-Pavement Travel Gear

      Discussion group for serious backcountry travelers. Share ideas about equipment, safety, camping, vehicle recovery and other survival issues. Learn what it takes to be prepared, maintain communication and travel safely.

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    4. Equipping Your 4x4 for Overland Travel

      Those with an outdoor lifestyle know the kind of off-road equipment that works. This group discusses equipment needs for a 4x4 set up to safely travel remote backcountry. Members make recommendations and share their experiences with particular equipment.

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  15. Travel Trailers, Toy Haulers, Tent Trailers and Military Surplus Trailers

    1. Travel Trailer and Toy Hauler Forum

      Trailering is much a part of hardcore four-wheeling, camping and transporting a trail Jeep, buggy, ATV, UTV, side-by-side or dirt motorcycles. Camping in travel trailers and toy haulers has become a simpler way to set up. This group discusses trailers, trailer accessories and trailer camping. Meet others who trailer regularly and share their experiences!

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    2. Military Surplus M415, M416 and Other Off-Road Trailers

      Military surplus 1/4-ton and 1/2-ton rated trailers fit a variety of 4WD and off-pavement chores. U.S. M415, M416 and other trailers have a loyal following. This forum group shares information about these military surplus trailers and modern equivalents, how to modify them for extreme 4x4 trail use, and the best accessories and upgrades.

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    3. Tent Trailers and Trailering

      Tent trailer camping is popular among four-wheelers and overland travelers. These specialized trailers have a large following among outdoor enthusiasts and light tow vehicle owners. Whether you have a 4x4 and off-road capability or keep your tent trailer aimed at paved road access to National Parks, this group shares details and experiences with tent trailers and trailering tips!

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  16. Welding, Metal Fabrication and Metallurgy Discussion

    1. Welding and Metal Fabrication Forum

      Upgrading off-road vehicles, restoration work and repairs often involve welding, brazing and metal fabrication. Discussion includes welding processes, how-to techniques, projects and chassis fabrication. Whether your project is a MIG trailer frame, a roll cage built in 4130 or a cast iron repair on a vintage engine or transmission casting, share your experiences and welding tips here.

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    2. Metallurgy and Heat Treating Forum

      Fusing molten metal requires chemical compatibility! Understanding metallurgy takes welding to the professional level and provides safer, more predictable welds and finished products. Choosing the right filler material for welding and brazing is an important step when forming quality bonding and welding. Automotive welding projects often require metal "normalizing" before welding. After welding, post-weld heat treatment is often necessary. Ask questions and share experiences here!

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  17. The Right Tools and Equipment

    1. Garage Tools and Equipment

      This forum is for questions on setting up a functional garage and tools that work best.  From the DIY home garage to a small commercial shop, let us know how you equip and manage your tooling!

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    2. Diagnostic and Specialty Tools & Equipment

      There are tools that can make automotive diagnostics, troubleshooting and repair work much simpler, safer and more accurate. This discussion is about "factory" and professional tools, aftermarket tools and how to improvise and create your own specialty and niche diagnostic and repair tools. Find specialty tool solutions here.

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    3. Tool and Equipment Sources

      Searching for niche tools or equipment for your 4x4 shop, motorcycle shop, home garage or for trail use? Learn from others about tool solutions and equipment sources for working on your 4x4 truck, Jeep, SUV, ATV, UTV, dirt and dual-sport motorcycle or trailer.

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