It’s obvious from this video that the ground is pretty wet, so it’s no surprise that this Jeep Wrangler lost traction while climbing up this hill. Where the driver messed up is turning the steering wheel while sliding backwards. File this one under “what not to do.”
Prescott, Ariz. – Centerforce Clutches, a leading manufacturer of performance clutches for classic and late model cars and trucks, has just announced its new high inertia steel flywheel for Jeeps equipped with the 4.0L inline 6-cylinder engine. This high quality 40-pound billet steel flywheel is a direct replacement for the stock unit and delivers significant improvements in both on and off-road drivability, especially on Jeeps equipped with large tires.
Brothers Brad & Roger Lovell have become back to back champions of the King of the Hammers EMC race in what was a relatively smooth run with only minor issues. The pair qualified 8th after a huge boulder was dislodged causing a fair amount of struggle on a rocky climb. What was most important, however was that the team was near the front of an enormous 130 car field.
We’ve seen some great Jeep Cherokee jumps in our day, but we’ve never seen one completely submerged in water upon landing. Apparently the driver was planning for a wild ride because he had the good sense to strap on a helmet. Watch this Jeep Cherokee take on a pond.
There are close calls… and then there’s this. This dirt bike lands on a Jeep after sailing over 100 feet through the air off of a dune. This could have gone wrong in so many ways for both parties. That’s why its always a good idea to have spotters watching the take off and the landing when jumping, particularly in the dunes.
Editor’s Note: The BlueRibbon Coalition is helping the Marine Corps spread the word about the closure of Johnson Valley during the month of August this year for military training. See more on the details below.
The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public August 1-30, 2017, while the Marine Corps conducts military training to support a large-scale exercise.
Nitto Tire U.S.A., a leading manufacturer of off-road and street performance tires, is excited to announce that Team Nitto drivers Shannon Campbell, Wayland Campbell, and Jason Scherer have swept the 2017 King of the Hammers podium while 2016 champion Erik Miller finished just behind in fourth place. This victory makes Shannon Campbell the first three-time winner of the prestigious race and is the first time a tire manufacturer has swept the podium in the race’s 10-year history.
STOW, OH – Reflecting its 50-plus-year legacy at the forefront of performance tire development, Mickey Thompson Tires & Wheels has announced a new 45,000 mile/73,000 km Tread Wear Warranty to back up the superior design and construction of its Baja ATZP3 off-road tire.
We all have those days that we’d prefer to forget. The next time you get yourself in a little over your head, just think about these five off-road fails and how much worse these people must feel.
Casey Folks touched the lives of thousands of people in the off-road community. If you are unable to join us for this special occasion in honor of him, you can still be part of it.