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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Brute by American Expedition Vehicles?

American Expedition Vehicles Brute

If you want to turn your Jeep Wrangler into the ultimate off-road vehicle, then hand it over to American Expedition Vehicles and let them give it the full Brute conversion.

Designed to be stylish, bold and bruteiful, the Brute kit turns your TJ into a truck with more headroom thanks to a hardtop with skylights, increased storage space thanks to an all-steel bed, and a longer wheelbase thanks to frame extensions that are also designed to mount a winch.

Best of all, the kit can be installed in your garage in about 60 hours, giving you plenty of time to hit the trails after a long weekend of wrenching away.

[American Expedition Vehicles – Brute]

[Via: Uncrate]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Zero S?

Zero S

The Zero S is “a high performance supermoto motorcycle that is revolutionary because it is fully electric”.

With a Z-Force power pack and a handmade aircraft grade aluminum alloy frame, the power-to-weight ratio of the Zero S is as equally at home in an urban environment as it is in the occasional off-road detour, and will take you as far as 60 miles at up to 60 miles per hour. Plus, with an electric motor providing instant acceleration, there is plenty of torque available to make the bike as fun as it is green.

If the fastest, cleanest and lightest bike around sounds like a good deal to you, then check out the Zero S. The world will thank you.

[Zero S]

[Via: Acquire]

…Reiter Engineering makes Lamborghini Gallardos for the dirt?

Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo

Sure, you COULD drive your new Lamborghini Gallardo GT3 on the pavement, but what would be the fun in that?

For those that are looking for a little more adventure out of their six-figure supercar, Reiter Engineering has created a Gallardo that can compete in just about any rally event in the world, including those that take place in the dirt.

Reiter Engineering Lamborghini Gallardo Details

To help with this off-road adventure, Reiter Engineering gives the car a smaller rear wing, shorter front splitter, dampers with greater travel and a hand-brake for those quick 180-degree turns that you so often need to make after putting the car nose first into an embankment by the side of the road.

According to Reiter Engineering, “we had absolutely no technical problems whatsoever, which surprised us a little as the suspension forces are incomparably higher than on the race track”.

Sure, it’s not the prettiest way to get your Lamborghini from one town to the next, but it just might be the most fun!

(Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yes, these do get driven, and yes, they also get crashed:

[Reiter Engineering – Lamborghini Gallardo GT3]

[Via: 0-60 Magazine]

…The Titan Air Jack is useful?

Titan Air JackThe Titan Exhaust Air Jack in an interesting idea in that it uses your car’s own exhaust gases to inflate a bag that then acts as a jack, lifting one side of your vehicle off the ground so that you can work on it.

    The Titan Exhaust Air Jack is designed to lift your vehicle is seconds by its own exhaust gas. The one-way back valve can keep the jack inflated for up to 45 minutes and will deflate in only 5 seconds. The Titan Exhaust Air Jack is inflated via hose which connects to the vehicle’s exhaust and can be used to lift cars, trucks, trailers and boat trailers in unstable areas of mud, sand & snow.

It was originally designed for off-road use, so it’s plenty versatile, and there are no negative side effects from using the air jack on your car, so you don’t need to worry about what it’s doing to the engine.

[Titan Air Jack]

[Via: BookOfJoe]

…It’s Movie Monday: Dust To Glory?

Dust To Glory

Dust To Glory is an epic action-adventure documentary of the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000, an off road race from Ensenada to La Paz Mexico (the Baja Peninsula) that tests the hearts, minds and machines of hundreds of individuals and teams each year. The movie isn’t just about the race though, focusing instead on the people that participate, and the passion and the persistence that goes into completing the Baja. Not sure what I mean? How about a few quotes from the movie:

  • If you win, four grand, maybe.
  • The buggy wasn’t prepared to stop in the middle of the road, and the Volkswagen wasn’t prepared for such little room. (Crash) Neither were prepared that the buggy would start from the bumpers touching, and that the Volkswagen wouldn’t start. Then a good Samaritan came along, waved along the truck, which got its fender ripped off, thus starting the Volkswagen. A pattern had begun to develop.
  • Don’t let off the gas. Whatever you do, do not let off the gas.
  • A concern for safety would start a 20,000 horsepower free for all.
  • I’ve bounced off of front ends of cars. I’ve bounced off of fences. I’ve bounced off of cattle. You know, it’s a little bit like Russian Roulette.
  • The Weatherman knows death is neither fair, nor just, and there’s nothing to do, but to go back to work.
  • To finish first, you have to first finish.
  • He took a center line, held it wide open, and prayed.
  • Outside is utter chaos, but that chaos is around ‘em, and they’re sitting in the middle of the tornado, the eye of the storm.
  • They challenge it not for money or fame, but for simple bragging rights.
  • Racers don’t race because they want to die. They want to go fast.

Though the people are the movie, it’s the cinematography that makes the movie. Brought to you by the same people behind Step Into Liquid, Dust To Glory is filled with enough action and enough adventure to get your own heart pumping and your own adrenaline flowing. There are the long range helicopter shots, the first person helmet mounted camera shots, the camera in the road shots, the camera in the car shots, and the occasional home movie shot just to keep it really real. You’ll feel the dust, and you’ll feel the glory, and in the end, you’ll wish you were there. It’s like they say, “It’s a hell of a race”.

[Dust To Glory]

[IMDb – Dust To Glory]