Year In Review: Off Road Xtreme’s Top 10 Articles Of 2016

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We are days away from ringing in the new year, but with 2017 right around the corner, it gives us a chance to look back on everything from this year. Do you remember all the vehicle reviews, events, truck features that dawned the homepage from the year? We dive in and look at the top 10 articles from 2016.

10: What’s The Diff? The Debate On 2WD Versus 4WD

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2WD and 4WD fans have been butting heads for decades when it comes to off-roading. We’re putting the spotlight on this debate and seeking out the opinions of enthusiasts, experts, and racers to settle the score. See which one we thought rained supreme here.

9: The Raptor Is Now the Most Dangerous Animal In The Desert

From high-speed S-curves in the desert to rock-crushing hill climbs, Ford has designed the 2017 Raptor to handle whatever you can throw at it. Don’t believe us? Check out how Ford’s engineers improved it.

8: Walkaround Of The Award-Winning Patriot X1 Off-Road Camper

Check out why this Patriot Camper X1 has won the “Offroad Camper Trailer of the Year” for the past three years including the changes made for 2016. This compact unit is perfect for outdoor adventures, check it out here.

7: The New Can-Am Maverick X3 Is Everything Off-Road

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Can-Am took the top spot in the factory performance UTV sector of the off-road aftermarket. The Maverick X3 comes with 154 horsepower, up to 24-inches of travel and goes from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Find out more about this side-by-side here.

6: No Cam, No Heads, And No Carb: Rich Rudman’s All Electric 4×4 Toyota

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This all electric 4×4 Toyota Pickup is silent power and can do almost anything a gas or diesel powered crawler can! Don’t miss out on this unusual off-road vehicle that is ready to climb with the best of them here.

5: Humvee Replacement Will Be Powered By Banks

The Oshkosh JLTV will replace the humvee, but up until just recently what would be powering the beast was undecided. Banks won the military contract, find out the details inside.

4: Urban Assault VW Bug Video Star To Receive Jail Time

The driver in the Urban Assault video which shows a VW bug driver in the streets of San Diego was charged in connection with the video. It rang through the off-road community as it drew plenty of attention for the action packed video which featured a VW Bug tearing up the streets of San Diego, in this gymkhana like video. See what this bug climbs over and what a high horsepower vehicle can do on city streets here.

3: Dick Cepek Extreme Country Tire Review

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Regardless of what type of off-road driving is being done, the most important part is the tire. We test the Dick Cepek Extreme Country tire and see how this part all-terrain, part mud terrain tire handles the dirt. Check out what we thought about the tire here.

2: Diesel Brothers’ BroDozer Takes Over Moab

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The guys over at Diesel Sellerz are up to it again, but this time they went out and got dirty in Moab with BroDozer. Find out exactly what this vehicle is here.

1: Top Obstacles To Watch Out For In Baja

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Baja is a magical place full of beauty around every corner, from the oceans to the vast untouched landscape it has it all, but for racers, there is a darker side. We dive into what to watch out for on the peninsula here.

Above all else, this was not only our top article, but it was a part of a great adventure during the 2016 Baja 1000 with Terrible Herbst Motorsports. We had the chance to experience something that most people only dream.

Altogether 2016 was a great year and we look forward to what 2017 holds. One thing we are really looking forward to is getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Ford Raptor. Stay tuned for more action packed articles all of 2017!

About the author

Steven Olsewski

Steven Olsewski grew up with a true passion for anything with a motor. He loves his wife and kids, and during the year can be found enjoying quality time together. They are a huge part of his life and their passion for God.
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