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Four-Wheeler's Bible (Motorbooks Workshop)by Jim Allen
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Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a four-wheeling novice, Four Wheeler’s Bible has the information you need to maximize the enjoyment of your next off-road excursion. Author and four-wheeling expert Jim Allen explains the concepts of four-wheel-drive systems in easy-to-understand terms and goes on to suggest modifications to make your off-road rig more capable, comfortable, and dependable.
The second edition of Four Wheeler’s Bible includes updates for new off-road vehicles and the latest technologies that will help you get the most from your four-wheeling experience. With your machine up to snuff, you’re ready to hit the trails. Here, Allen demonstrates the right way to handle countless common trail situations. And because everyone makes a mistake eventually, he also shows you how to get yourself and others out of a variety of sticky situations.
There’s more to the four-wheeling experience than modifying and driving your rig, though, and Allen has you covered here, too. Trail etiquette, CB radio set up and use, plus information on the latest GPS technology makes sure you are equipped to handle nearly any trip, no matter how far into the wilderness you choose to venture. The Four Wheeler’s Bible offers indispensable information for anyone who’s ready to hit the trails!
Book News Annotation:
The second edition of this guide for off-road vehicle enthusiasts contains updates of the latest vehicles, aftermarket products, tools and new technologies such as GPS. Allen, an expert four-wheeler and author, provides comprehensive information on the basics of four-wheel-drive systems so that novices and experienced drivers can master etiquette, navigation, field repairs, recovery techniques and emergencies. The author also provides critical reviews of vehicles built from 1960 to 2008 and offers a glossary of common four-wheeling terms. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Jim Allen’s zest for machinery started with things that floated. He became a soldier-seaman in the closing years of the Vietnam War, training to operate and repair U.S. Army watercraft. An ASE Certified Master Technician for most of the next 20 years, he followed that up by a few years as an Off-Highway Driving Instructor, working seasonally for Land Rover. He filled in the off time as a freelance automotive journalist and has been doing that full-time since. You can add part-time farmer to that resume for the past six years. He lives on a small farm in Ohio these days, continues to write for 4x4, truck, and automobile magazines, and still loves four-wheeling.
Take your four-wheeler into the hills safely and responsibly with expert guidance from four-wheeling fanatic Jim Allen. Beginning with basic modifications, such as increasing ground clearance and traction with larger wheels and tires, Allen gathers speed for more advanced and radical mods, such as installing lift kits and increasing suspension articulation. Step-by-step photo sequences guide do-it-yourselfers through a variety of rewarding modifications.
About the Author
Over the last 20 years, author and photographer Jim Allen has published numerous books and magazine articles about the history, repair, maintenance, and modification of modern and vintage Jeeps. Allen lives in Cloverdale, Ohio.
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