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PowerFest – Suzuki 4×4 Enthusiast Gathering in Oregon

WHERE: 45°36’37.6″N 123°20’56.0″W  BROWNS CAMP OHV TSF WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 3RD, 2017 9AM In preparation for the PowerFest return, an informal meet and ride in TSF for Suzuki Enthusiasts. Trails, Camping at Browns Camp, possibly a multiple day activity. NO SIGN UP, NO OFFICIAL ANYTHING. A simple gathering of Suzuki 4×4 enthusiasts to enjoy the forest and each other’s company.   …

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Tracking Route 66 – On Road Can Be Fun Too

TRACKING ROUTE 66 – ON ROAD CAN BE FUN TOO Story/Photo: Jeff Simons, Editor: E. Bewley The Mother Road, USA – My vacation was coming up and we’re taking the “new” Tracker. Check the build of the Tracker here. This was a going to be a cross country adventure with the plan of driving Route 66 in its entirety. I’ve seen sections and …

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Warn Industries Unveils New Epic Recovery Kit

WARN INDUSTRIES UNVEILS NEW EPIC RECOVERY KIT Premium winching accessories in a durable, modular backpack PRESS RELEASE: http://www.warn.com Portland, OR – Warn Industries’ groundbreaking Epic Winching Accessories are now available in one complete recovery package. The WARN® Epic Recovery Kits include an Epic Snatch Block, two Epic Shackles, an Epic Tree Trunk Protector, a Premium Recovery Strap, and WARN winching …

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Sand Lake Super Storm Adventure

SAND LAKE – SUPER STORM ADVENTURE Editor: E. Bewley, Author/Photos: D. Cappell Portland, OR – With the coming winter comes the promise of large storms crashing upon the coast. Sometimes it is good sport to go check them out and see just how nasty it really is. This weekend was played up as a large ‘typhoon type’ with high winds, buckets …

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Around the West in 95 Horsepower: Exploring Moab

Around the West in 95 Horsepower: Exploring Moab Editor: Words by Andy Lilienthal; photos by Mercedes Lilienthal. Video by Jesse Hires. Moab, UT – In part six of Around the West in 95 Horsepower, Mercedes and I had arrived in Moab and explored some of the areas around the iconic Utah town. In this segment, we’ll run one of the 4×4 trails.    Today …

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Another One Over – Continuing the Adventure

Another One Over – Continuing the Adventure Upcoming Event! You too can be on an expedition to the most remote place in America Bend, OR – We are in the planning stages of a Suzuki only 4×4 overland adventure and would like to invite all Suzuki enthusiasts to join in. We are currently targeting either dates in late May / …

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Custom Front Bumper for a Sidekick Sport

Custom Front Bumper for a Sidekick Sport Story & Photos by: M. Verley SEASIDE, OR – One of the great things about the 1996-1998 Sidekick Sport is its wide stance from the factory.  The frame rails are spaced a few inches further apart to accommodate a different engine.  Unfortunately, this spacing causes some problems in the aftermarket.  Since Sidekick bumpers bolt to …

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Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand

Nostalgia: Want a New Suzuki Samurai? Go to India or New Zealand Editor: Andy Lilienthal – subcompactculture.com Portland, OR – The Suzuki Samurai was introduced to North America in 1985 as a MY 1986 vehicle and was on sale for 10 model years. Despite the whole Consumer Reports roll-over conundrum in the 1980s, it remains one of the most loved, coveted, and in-demand 4x4s …

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The Fall Classic 2015 – this time with extra ‘murica!

The Fall Classic 2015 – this time with extra ‘murica! Editor: Eric Bewley, Photos by: D. Arnold, V. Mueller, M. Verley, A. & M. Lilienthal, Videos by: M. Verley Bend, OR – We’ve been putting on this event since the early 2000’s and even though it’s held in the same general area, as a group we always seem to find and do …

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Adding some more “sport” to a Suzuki Sidekick Sport

How To: Installing a 2.3 Aerio Engine Into A Sidekick Sport By: Matt Verley, Photography: Matt Verley Seaside, OR – Over the last 20 years, I have owned at least a dozen Samurais, several Sidekicks and Trackers, and a couple of Vitara and Grand Vitara.  About 3 years ago, I stumbled across a 1996 Sidekick Sport with a blown engine in my …

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