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Throttle Out | JL Hill Descent Control Tested

How Good is the JL Wrangler’s Hill Descent Control?

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 15, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube Series, Ryan Huck takes a 2018 JLU to Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pine Grove, PA to test the Hill Descent control (HDC). This new feature, available in the JL Wrangler, is only intended for low speed off-road driving. When HDC is activated in 4-low, it automatically applies the brakes while descending hills at speeds below 30 MPH.

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How Fast is a Tuned Bolt-on V8 F150?

Coyote Powered F150 Takes on the Strip and Dyno | The Haul

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 10, 2019) – In this episode of AmericanTrucks’ (AT) “The Haul”, Justin Dugan installs a trio of bolt-on modifications to his 2018 Ford F150 on 33” All-terrain tires and 2.5” leveling kit equipped with 5.0L Coyote V8 and 10-speed automatic transmission. While not trying to set any records, the purpose of this video is to see what kind of power and sound his truck can produce with just a cold-air intake, tune and cat-back exhaust.

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How Fast is a Tuned & Lifted Silverado?

Tuned Silverado Takes on the Drag Strip | The Haul

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 9, 2019) –  In this episode of AmericanTrucks’ (AT) “The Haul”, Adam Maqboul installs a trio of bolt-on modifications to his 2016 Silverado LT equipped with 33” all-terrain tires and 6” lift before taking it to the drag strip. While not trying to set any records, the purpose of this video is to see what kind of power and sound his 5.3L V-8 can produce with just a cold-air intake, tune and cat-back exhaust.

Adam takes you through his list of bolt-ons, explaining why they were selected, before applying a tune to maximize performance and ensure that his new mods make every bit of power possible.

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Battery Tips Video - Group 48 Jeep Battery

Batteries are always a hot discussion topic.  Jeff Schwen, DeepCycle Battery Store, hosts this video with a great explanation and recommendation for batteries.

This video discusses why a traditional car or truck battery may be failing in some applications. Some new cars and trucks are rolling off the production line with AGM (absorbed glass mat) style batteries because of the vehicles increased demand for 12 volt power. An AGM battery is better equipped to cycle (discharge and recharge) and has a lower self-discharge rate.

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Throttle Out | Types of Jeep Lift Kits Explained

Leveling vs. Coil Spring Spacer Lift vs. Coil Spring Lift vs. Complete Coil Spring Kit

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 2, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube video series, Ryan Huck talks all about Jeep Wrangler Lift Kits. From Leveling Kits, to Coil Spring Spacer Lifts, to Coil Spring Lifts, and Complete Coil Spring Kits, Ryan discusses their pros and cons, as well as what each type of lift entails and why you might prefer one setup over the other.

“...whether you have a YJ, TJ, JK, or even the new JL this [information] is going to be pretty consistent across all of them...” – Ryan Huck

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