Big Willy Jeep

The Big Willy is twice the size of an original WWII Willys. This is not just a lifted 4WD, but also a wild, drivable, super-sized creation that includes a ladder on the rear to facilitate entry. Details include rear-steering, Dana 60 axles, 52” tires, and a Cummins R2.8 engine. Owner, fabricator, and builder Ian Liljeblad displayed Big Willy’s largeness at … Read More

Dick Cepek Trail Country EXP first look

The folks at Dick Cepek/Mickey Thompson introduced a new hybrid truck tire just before the SEMA Show, the Trail Country EXP. I love the appearance of this new tread, less aggressive than the Dick Cepek Fun Country I wrote about here Fun Country review, but with deeper tread and more void than the much more conservative Trail Country (no EXP) … Read More

Elongator Tailgate

Elongator Tailgate The SEMA Show’s size makes it difficult to visit all the booths I have on my list, let alone discover or pay attention to new and interesting things that one might otherwise wiz past. I had glanced at but dismissed the Elongator booth the first time I walked by, thinking the product was just another unimpressive bed-slide or … Read More

Warn M8274-70 winch

70th Anniversary Warn M8274-70 Winch Warn is arguably the most known, respected, and legendary name in the aftermarket four-wheel-drive world. From manual-locking-hubs, winches, bumpers, recovery gear, and more, they have now been building for 70-years. Warn introduced several new products at SEMA in 2018; my favorite is their new M8274-70 winch. Even those less familiar with four-wheel-drive stuff can spot the … Read More

Factor 55 LDP Load Distribution Plate

Another great new winching product from Factor 55, the LDP, Load Distribution Plate, a multiple-load collection point. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: Factor 55  

myCOOLMAN Australian fridge/freezers

The new myCOOLMAN Australian fridge/freezers caught my attention. I like the reversible lids. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: myCOOLMAN

Cummins Powered Dodge Power Wagon

This is the Full Metal Jacket, or FMJ, a 1941 Dodge Power Wagon with a Cummins Turbo Diesel (4BT) under the hood, backed by a TH350 transmission. It was built by Weaver Customs in Utah. Enjoyed a quick look at this beauty near the end of the 2018 SEMA Show. Copyright James Langan/RoadTraveler All Rights Reserved. Resource: Weaver Customs   … Read More