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Surviving the highways and byways in a sub-compact car.

The compact, sub-compact or sports car has become increasingly acceptable in today’s expensive fuel environment. With gasoline prices climbing beyond $3.00 per gallon in the United States, and $4.00 not an unlikely future fee, fuel economy is growing in importance to the American motorist. The average American family has declined …

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E Bay Car

“That’s my e-bay car.” Our used 2005 Ford Focus, with under 58,000 miles looks, smells, and feels brand new. My bid won on a Thursday, and the next day we drove down and picked it up. My research time on the Internet took much longer, however. The selection process included …

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How to Modify Trucks for off Road

Off-road driving is completely different than on the road driving. Driving off-road is completely unpredictable, and very dangerous if unprepared. The roads are not paved, no street signs, or stop signs. Completely unregulated and open to the dangers of mother nature such as washed out roads, mud holes, and rocks. …

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The Toughest Pickup Trucks

I’m a published journalist for a monthly glossy in Northern Ireland and have had the privilege (doubtful at times) of writing on a great many SUVs and Pickups. My personal favorite pickup was the Mitsubishi L200 tested in June 2007. In Brief This is a serious off-roader which can be …

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Diesels what you need to know

For those of you like me who love the gas guzzlers you might want to listen up. If your like me(one of those crazy people who owns a diesel) your trying to crank the best fuel milage out of your trucks. If your looking for a fuel efficient diesel truck …

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Buyers Guide to off Road Truck Tires

In buying a set of off-road tires, you first need to consider what you will be doing with your vehicle. What is your local terrain? Mostly rocks, or mud? If, like me, your trips are mostly rock crawling then you do not need to fit aggressive tires. A set of …

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How do i Lift my Truck

How would it feel to mash the gas peddle of a monstrous pickup truck, propelling it through a muddy bog like a bull through the streets of Spain? Imagine the exhilaration from technically navigating a near vertical rock face in a Jeep, of which the suspension can be described similarly …

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History of the Ford Ranger compact pickup truck

Fans of the Ford Ranger pickup truck were devastated when it was announced that production would cease at the end of 2011. What was it about this compact truck that gave rise to such a loyal fan base? It’s worth taking a look at the history. At the beginning of the 1970s, …

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Build Removable Ladder Rack for Truck

We’ve all seen a pick-up truck tooling down the road with a giant extension ladder piercing the sky. Or we’ve followed one with six feet of ladder poking past the tailgate, marked with an old red T-shirt for a flag. Sometimes you just have to transport a ladder by improvising. …

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The ever changing Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger was first introduced in 1983, to compete with the Japanese, in the small pick-up truck industry. Ford started developing the Ranger in 1976. They wanted to make a small pick-up truck that was as capable at hauling as the Ford F-Series, but more economical. It had a body …

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