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Posted by on in Mitsubishi

TrailTalk ForumsAs 4x4 vehicles are subject to frequent dusty environments, an accumulation of dust can affect the functioning of simple things like power window controllers.  The following is a step by step procedure that was used to salvage the power window regulators in my 1989 Raider.  While these steps are specific to the Raider, similar steps may help in other Mitsubishi Montero and Raider model years.  As a word of caution, there are different types of power window control mechanisms.  And, this is an effort meant to save costs over full replacement cost of the regulator.

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Posted by on in General

JCR Jeep ArmorEnter to WIN a FREE JCR Armor Upgrade for your Wrangler

MALVERN, PA (2/3/2015) - ExtremeTerrain is excited to announce that they have partnered with JCR Offroad for their latest awesome giveaway. JCR is known to build strong and reliable armor that also includes a unique and tough style. JCR Offroad offers a full line of high quality armor and bumpers, and the JCR name has become synonymous with quality.

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Posted by on in Opinion

b2ap3_thumbnail_legal-image.jpgI recently received an email from a county supervisor outlining a situation where the county believed that the Forest Service was in violation of a county law when they closed close to 400 miles of routes in the forest that spanned two counties.  After reading the details submitted, I noted several false assumptions cited in the discussion.

First, let me address what NEPA is and is not.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_arra-header.jpgCongressional Committees -- Congress spent much of January getting itself organized.  This means appointing committee members and subcommittee members as well as adopting procedural rules for each committee.  This process also involves hiring new staff for the various committees.

Of particular interest to us is the fact that Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) is the new chairman of the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, formerly known the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation. 

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Big BearThe San Bernardino National Forest Lowrance GPS OHV map including popular areas like Big Bear, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Silverwood, and Lytle creek, has been completed and is shipping! The mountains of the San Bernardino National Forest is packed with adventure. Loaded with trails from easy graded dirt roads to some of the most well known trails in California, such as the John Bull Trail.

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