FEATURES • FOUR-WHEELING THE GREAT SMOKIES A maiden 4x4 excursion blends excitement and beauty on the Great Smoky Mountain Venture. • CAMEL TROPHY 1996: KALIMANTAN Time's fun when you're having flies! • FIVE FEROCIOUS FLATFENDERS If it's a Jeep, it's a serious off-roader. • TWENTY MILES OF BAD ROAD That best describes one of the favorite trails for Arizona four-wheelers who enjoy an all-day ride in the Santa Catalina Mountains.
TECH • PROJECT 3-GRAND CHEROKEE Aftermarket headers and exhaust can boost power and even pay for themselves with improved fuel economy. (Jeep) • GET A GRIP Better traction is a flick of a switch away with an ARB Air-Locker. • A REAL-WORLD TIRE TEST What to expect, and what you get with Mickey Thompson Baja Radial MTX tires and M/T Challenger wheels. • SHOCK THERAPY Some insight into shock absorbers. • BEAUTY REALLY IS SKIN DEEP ...Or the tale of the Bedrock Bronco and the Go-Anywhere CJ. • SLUSH BOX SURGERY Homebuilding the C-6 for towing with a Level 10 kit. • WARM & FUZZY Come winter, even your engine needs to feel toastie inside, and a block heater can do the trick.
DEPARTMENTS • IN GEAR • DETROIT 4x4 HOTLINE • MILEPOST • MECHANIX CORNER • TRAILSIDE TIPS • NEW TERRAIN • TRAILING OFF