I stand looking at the 4.0-liter engine I’ve just spent hours installing, sweat and grease dripping from my face. After sitting for nearly a year, my once-hydrolocked Jeep XJ now has a new engine, and it’s all hooked up. But I’m not happy, because on the crankshaft damper sits a breaker bar that will not budge. The…
Most people know the Porsche Cayenne Turbo as the scourge of school drop-off zones and Starbucks drive-thrus everywhere. Finally, people are taking these things off the pavement and into what should be their natural territory: mud! Muck! Dirt! Grime! YES.
Early last month, two Jeeps fell down a 130 foot cliff and into the Crystal River near Aspen, Colorado, local news site Aspen Times reports. The Jeeps—now mangled wrecks—sat abandoned in the water for nearly a month, and are only now being extracted.
Let’s be honest with ourselves, this car—a Nissan 350Z with four light bars, a lift kit, a black steel front bumper, big tires, deeply tinted windows and a large wing—checks every box a LaCrosse-playing, protein shake-drinking, boat shoe-wearing bro might want to check. And yet, somehow, I like it, too.
Now is the time of watching old simple strong good normal Toyota sedans vigorously engage in abnormal activities of off roading! They test their differentials.
You would think a 10,000 horsepower funny car drag racer would be fast. But only when you put it up against an 850 horsepower trophy truck offroader do you realize how unearthly fast it actually is my god in heaven.
Last week, we asked readers “What’s the worst you’ve ever gotten your car stuck?” and the responses were absolutely insane. Here are the best ones.
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.
Old Porsches got their legend status because they’re simple, they’re durable, and they’re great driving machines. But now that everyone has figured that out, everyone wants one. And now that everyone wants one, old Porsches have gotten crazy expensive. And now that they’re crazy expensive, people preserve them more…
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?
“That was a brand new rig...about four hours ago.”
How easy is it do offroad a Suzuki Carry kei pickup truck with mattracks? It’s so easy that a seven-year-old can do it.
Is it a good idea to hop on a Barbie Jeep and race down a rocky hill? No, it’s not!
There’s money, and then there’s I’m going to drive my half-million dollar Lamborghini Aventador Roadster into a sand dune money.
I recently spent an afternoon mired in the kind of fear that only really comes when you believe you’re staring down the barrel of certain death. It happened a few weeks ago, when I took my Hummer off-roading with a Jalopnik reader named Phil.
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…
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.
Sure it only has a 1.5 liter engine and approximately half a pound foot of torque, but how bad could an AWD Honda Fit really be offroad?
If you want a capable and sensible offroader, get yourself a Jeep, a truck, a buggy. Or, you know, don’t.