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Four-Wheeler's Bible (Motorbooks Workshop)by Jim Allen
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Four-wheeling expert and fanatic Jim Allen has long been four-wheelers’ most respected and reliable guide. This new edition of Allen’s bestselling Four-Wheeler’s Bible includes all the basics for getting the most out of your four-wheeler, along with updates on new vehicles, projects, events, and opportunities. The book begins with basic modifications--such as increasing ground clearance and traction with larger wheels and tires--then gathers speed for more advanced and radical mods, from installing lift kits to increasing suspension articulation. Step-by-step photo sequences guide you through whatever modifications suit your vehicles and your needs.
With the best information on the latest Jeeps and other off-road vehicles; the most trustworthy advice on used and vintage models; and the most up-to-date news about events, courses, and competitions, this new edition of the Four-Wheeler’s Bible is a resource no four-wheeler will want to be without.
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)
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.
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!
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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