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20 Reasons Why Toyota Discontinued the FJ Cruiser

Written by on January 8, 2017 in Dusty Trails Blog, Reviews with 74 Comments
20 Reasons Why Toyota Discontinued the FJ Cruiser

2014 was the last production year of the FJ Cruiser.  Why?  Well lets talk about that…    Ask 100 non-FJ owners what they think of the FJ Cruiser and you can bet there will be more “Love it” or “Hate it” than answers of indifference.  Why? Probably because the FJ is so unique.  But narrow your survey […]

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It’s OFFICIAL: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Reclaims Guinness World Record

Written by on July 17, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
It’s OFFICIAL: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Reclaims Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records announced today, July 17, 2015, that the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival had officially reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Jeeps.     Back on June 12, 2015 the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, organized by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, successfully assembled and herded 2,420 Jeep enthusiasts through the town […]

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1971 Hurst Jeep Jeepster Commando

Written by on June 21, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
1971 Hurst Jeep Jeepster Commando

  Check out this super clean extremely rare 1971 Jeep Hurst Jeepster Commando.  Owned and resurrected by Lee Tidwell out of Maryland Lee spent the good part of 4 years meticulously restoring this special Hurst addition vintage Jeep.  Originally equipped with the Dauntless 225 V6 this Jeepster was one of only 100 original Jeepster to […]

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1953 Willys 8×8 Custom Jeep Build

Written by on June 3, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog with 2 Comments
1953 Willys 8×8 Custom Jeep Build

Sometimes the creativity of certain people is astounding. Have a walk around look at this 1953 Jeep Willys Overland 8×8 that went up for sale several years ago. Custom fabricated by renouned fabricator Dick Cook out of California who worked with “Big Daddy Ross” back in the 1970’s, this Jeep was built from a total […]

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Bantam Jeep Festival Celebrates Bantam’s 75th Anniversary

Written by on May 14, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 1 Comment
Bantam Jeep Festival Celebrates Bantam’s 75th Anniversary

Over the weekend of June 12th through 14th, the town of Butler, Pennsylvania will host their fifth annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Expected to draw thousands of Jeep fans from all over the country, the festival features three days of Jeep related events, activities, displays and Show & Shine. For those who may not know, […]

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Top Trails in America – Rubicon Trail

Written by on December 18, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog with 1 Comment
Top Trails in America – Rubicon Trail

Rubicon Trail The Historic Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile long rock-crawling offroad adventure consisting of some of the most challenging and rugged 4-wheeling on the planet.  Expect long, intense days traversing  extremely difficult rocky terrain.   The Rubicon Trail is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California due west of Lake Tahoe and about 80 miles […]

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Lucky Landing – Truck driver nearly plummets to his death.

Written by on December 4, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
Lucky Landing – Truck driver nearly plummets to his death.

This truck hit a bridge guardrail, flipped end over end, and finally came to rest on the opposite side of the culvert. What makes this accident remarkable is that the vehicle seemingly flew right over a deep canyon and landed very near the canyon’s edge. This guys should play the lottery.         […]

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Vintage Iron: 1948 Dodge Power Wagon

Written by on October 8, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
Vintage Iron: 1948 Dodge Power Wagon

Many great advancements came out of Post World War II.  penicillin, radar, the jet engine, jerrycans, radio navigation, nuclear power, microwave ovens, and of course many great vehicles were all borne out of a necessity to defeat the Axis Powers. Among all of the great military to civilian vehicle transitions was the Dodge Power Wagon. […]

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Top 5 Cheap Yet Invaluable Upgrades for your Jeep JK

Top 5 Cheap Yet Invaluable Upgrades for your Jeep JK

Whether you’re into Jeeps or not, you have to admit the Jeep brand has generated one heck of an aftermarket over the past few decades.  Almost any Jeep part or accessory imaginable has been (or will be) produced and sold to die-hard Jeep fans around the world.  So many parts in fact that very successful businesses are […]

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Easy DYI Jeep Wrangler JK CB Antenna Mount

Easy DYI Jeep Wrangler JK CB Antenna Mount

When I was searching for a good location to install a CB antenna on my Rubicon X, I considered several locations.  Most required me to purchase a mount of some kind or make a complicated bracket.  Since I’ve always enjoyed fabricating when possible I also considered locations where I could make a mount.  I like […]

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PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014 Highlights

Written by on July 24, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014 Highlights

Photos from the 2014 All Breeds Jeep Show Did you miss it?  This years All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps was July 19th and 20th of 2014! In it’s 19th year the All Breeds Jeep Show filled the capacity of the York County Fairgrounds in York, PA with a jam-packed showing of show Jeeps, a […]

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PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014

Written by on July 18, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014

If Jeeps, Jeeps and more Jeeps are your thing, you won’t want to miss this years All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps!  July 19th and 20th 2014 This year’s 19th annual event will be held at the York County Fairgrounds in York, PA on July 19th and 20th 2014.  As with years past, the Jeep Show […]

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Chrysler Extends Warranty on Plagued 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar Engines

Chrysler Extends Warranty on Plagued 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar Engines

Detriot –  Good news for 2011-2013 Jeep JK Wrangler owners plagued by the left-cylinder head cracking issue.  Chrysler Group has extended the 5-year/100,000 mile warranty out to 10-years/150,000 miles on the left-cylinder head for customers who purchased a segment of the 2011-13 vehicles with 3.6-liter V-6 Pentastar engines. In a small percentage of these engines, the left […]

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Butler Jeep Invasion 2014

Written by on June 20, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
Butler Jeep Invasion 2014

What would a town with a population just under 14,ooo do when they can rightfully say, “We are the birthplace of the Jeep”?  Hold a massive Jeep Invasion of course!  Butler Pennsylvania, located just north of Pittsburgh in Butler County PA, is the home of the Bantam “Jeep” or more specifically the Bantam Reconnaissance Car (BRC) as it […]

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Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Photos

Written by on June 20, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Photos

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Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2014

Written by on June 6, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 1 Comment
Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2014

The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, held this year in Butler PA June 13th, 14th and 15th is a celebration of the birth and history of one of the world’s most popular and well known vehicles ever produced, the Jeep!  Appropriately spanning Father’s Day Weekend, the show promises tons of fun and activities to entertain Jeep owners and […]

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Do Solar Roads Have a Bright Future?

Written by on June 5, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Industry News with 0 Comments
Do Solar Roads Have a Bright Future?

Sustainability issues are at the forefront of the automotive industry and everyone seems to be looking for viable green and clean alternatives to internal combustion engines. With gas prices soaring there’s a focus on fuel efficiency and the next generation of clean vehicles is paving the way for various types of electric vehicles. In the […]

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SUVs Are Vehicles of Interest for Law Enforcement

Written by on May 27, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
SUVs Are Vehicles of Interest for Law Enforcement

Remember the scenes in the 2007 movie Superbad of the cops driving their car at full tilt on a series of misadventures? If the movie were made today, there’s a good chance they’d be racing around in an SUV. In fact, nearly half of law enforcement fleet sales are SUVs, perfect for the pursuit of […]

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Zombie Apocalypse Offroad Tank-Like Beastly War Machine

Zombie Apocalypse Offroad Tank-Like Beastly War Machine

        Sleeping in suspended animation somewhere in a little borough in Lancaster county in the state of Pennsylvania is a cross between a 19th Century Steam Shovel with caterpillar tracks and a World War I British Whippet Tank.  Built for a zombie apocalypse this monstrous diesel powered rusty steel Rat Rod of a 4×4 with […]

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5 Reasons Off-Roaders Should Run Diesel Engines

Written by on May 19, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog with 1 Comment
5 Reasons Off-Roaders Should Run Diesel Engines

For too many, the phrase ‘diesel engine’ conjures images of belching black smoke pouring from a shaky, clattery old rig. Those who know their fuel know that image is completely out of date. In fact, diesel now is the way to go for any off-roading adventure, and here are five reasons why: 1.   More Power! […]

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