Summer 2003
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Jim Oaks
Will Wills
Joel Haywood
Jason Fountain
Past Issues
Jan-Mar 2003
Apr-Jun 2003


Contents Page - July - September 2003


On the Cover - See Dave Osborn's 1994 Ford Ranger 

Who's The TRS Magazine Staff & What's This All About? - Click HERE to find out more about the TRS Magazine staff.

2003 Special Events

Spring Round-Up 2003-  Will Wills' coverage of the 2003 Spring Round-Up in Wellsville Ohio.

Technical Articles

Changing Bearings In Manual Hubs -  Joel Haywood discusses how to replace the bearings in a Warn manual hub.

Electric Fan Installation - Jason Fountain discusses how to replace an engine driven fan with an electric one.

Designing your own Lift Brackets - Joel Haywood discusses his current project to design his own suspension brackets.

Lifting On A Budget - 4X4Junkie discusses cheap methods for achieving 1"-3" of lift on a budget.  

Installing A Front Locker -  Will Wills walks you through the installation of a Powertrax Lock-Right locker in a Dana 35.

Dealing With Engine Vacuum - Jim Oaks discusses how to find vacuum leaks and read vacuum gauges,

More Traction - Bentwrench discusses a quick tip to gaining more traction.

Project Vehicles

Project Ranger - Done -  Will Wills compares the stock suspension and the new James Duff Stage 2 3-inch suspension lift on the project Ranger.

Featured Vehicles

Dave Osborn's Ranger.  A look at Dave Osborn's 351 powered Ford Ranger 4x4.  Story by Jim Oaks. 

Diesel Powered Explorer.  A look at a 1992 Ford Explorer that gets it's power from a Cummins Turbo Diesel Engine. Story by Jim Oaks.