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2005 Magazine Editorial Index

Posted in Features on January 1, 2006
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Here ya go: a painstaking editorial index of all the stories we brought you in 2005. Take a look, and find the story you want to refer back to easily, without having to flip through 12 different issues. Unless you wanna flip through past issues. Ya know, now that we think about it, don't even look at this index! Instead just read every issue you have over again. It'll do you some good.

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TECHNICAL

Axles
14-Bolt Armor (Crane diff cover) - Jan., 38
Prevent Pinion Problem (9-inch guard) - Apr., 82
9-Inch (Tough As) Nails (35-spline ARB) - May, 70
Front Axle Facts - July, 96
Dodge Dana Axle Upgrades - Oct., 96

Body
Louvering for Heat Loss (hood louvers) - Jan., 52
Wide Load Mirror (Allview mirror) - Jan., 58
Body Armor - Mar., 88
Armor Your 80 (FJ80 rock sliders) - Apr., 78
Tube Doors for Clampy (Toyota) - July, 58

Brakes
Better Jeep Braking - Mar., 84
Stop It Down (9-inch disc brakes) - July, 90

Bumpers
Choosing the Right Bumper (T.R.A.I.L.) - Sept., 122

Diesel
H.O. 6.0 (Banks Big Hoss Ford) - Apr., 46
Extreme Diesels - June, 92
Diesel Power Up (PPE programmer GM) - June, 112
MSD Diesel Propane Injection - Sept., 46

Electrical
Gauging Your 4x4 (Auto Meter gauges) - Jan., 46
Let There Be Light (headlights) - Nov., 92

Engine
Atmospheric Improvement (AEM Intake) - Jan., 42
Pump Out the Jam (Carter fuel pump) - Jan., 56
Mopower Part 1 (Dodge heads & intake) - Apr., 64
Trying to Stay Off the Trailer (Vortec Gen III) - June, 62
Mopower Part 2 (cam & injectors) - June, 98
Awesome Jeep Inline Power (Hesco head) - June, 114
4,6,8 Engines We Appreciate - Oct., 36
Air Filters & Exhaust Basics - Oct., 44

Exhaust
A Smaller, Tougher, Quieter Muffler - Apr., 76
Air Filters & Exhaust Basics - Oct., 44

Interior
Have a Seat (Corbeau seats) - Jan., 48
View From the Rear (Rostra camera) - Sept., 124

Steering
Steering Theories - Dec., 68
Simple Suzy Steering (X-over steering for Suzuki) - Dec., 90

Suspension
IFS Leveling Kit (GM torsion bar keys) - Jan., 40
Skyjacker Torchfest (Skyjacker Chevy solid axle lift) - Jan., 86
Top Secret Race Shock (Bilstein Blackhawk) - Mar., 32
Fabtech Skunkworks ('05 Super Duty) - Mar., 36
No Shop Required (Rancho Bronco lift) - Apr., 92
Sell Your Solid Axle (IFS advantages) - May, 42
Spring Sprung - May, 50
Coilover Quandary - May, 56
X-Series Dodge Kit (Rough Country) - June, 68
Ford Track Bar Repair - July, 56
Hi-Ho Ranger (James Duff) - July, 62
Dealer Ready 6-inch Lift - Aug., 66
Off the Shelf 4-Link (Rock Krawler) - Aug., 84
YJ Ask Why (Black Diamond YJ) - Nov., 78

Tires & Wheels
Two Black Beadlocks (internal vs. external) - Mar., 72
'R' Dubs Dumb? (16s vs. 20s) - Apr., 70
Lugfest-Cooper Discoverer - June, 38
Lugfest-Pit Bull Rocker - June, 39
Lugfest-Maxxis Creepy Crawlers - June, 42
Lugfest-Interco, Toyo, BFG - June, 44
Lugfest-Pro Comp Xtreme A/T - June, 48
Lugfest-Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ - June, 50
Tire Testing 101 (Cooper) - Oct., 58
Firestone Destination M/T - Nov., 110

Tranny
Low Gears for Auto Trannies (TH400) - June, 106
Short Slushbox Combos - July, 106

Transfer Case
Building a Bulletproof 205 - May, 94
Double Low-Range Transfer Case (203/205) - July, 80

Winches
Winch Within Reach (dash-mounted control) - Oct., 126

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT

Meter Measuring (G-Tech handheld dyno) - Jan., 44
Airing Options (tools for tires) - Jan., 50
High Tech Tuning (Innovate Motorsports) - Apr., 80
Scanning With Actron (Autoscanner) - May, 104
Pushing a Jeep Wheelbarrow - May, 106
Treating Trail Slop (cleanup) - Aug., 112
25-Second Air Down - Aug., 114
Shake Your Siphon - Dec., 94

FEATURES

Buggies & Miscellaneous
Tubezuki (Samurai) - Aug., 78

Chevy & GMC
Resurrection ('84 Chevy) - Apr., 44
Schoolburb ('92 Suburban) - May, 38
Jealousy ('72 K5 & '05 Dualie) - June, 52
Santa Cruz Homegrown ('94 Blazer) - Aug., 70

Dodge
Great White ('97 Dodge) - Oct., 54

Ford
The Lawman's Horse ('77 Bronco) - Jan., 32
Blue Ribbon Bronco ('79 Bronco) - July, 88
Big Hoss F-350 (concept) - Oct., 34

Jeep
Badass in Black ('98 ZJ) - Jan., 72
Trick Jeep Building ('50 CJ-3A & Liberty buggy) - Mar., 26
Long & Lean, This Unlimited Is Mean - Apr., 58
Sunburst ('72 Commando) - Sept., 58
Get-Em Green ('87 YJ) - Nov., 96

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ACTION & EVENTS

Rubicon Adventure Trail (wheeling school) - Jan., 60
30 Years of Mud Wumpin' (Louisiana) - Jan., 80
Cascade Cruising (Oregon) - Feb., 80
BFGoodrich, Baja, Boulders, Bogs, & Bling - Mar., 52
Summer Rock Racing (Badlands Off Road Park) - Mar., 56
Score Primm 300 (Vegas desert racing) - Mar., 58
Insane-O-Crawling (Supercrawl) - Mar., 62
Showing Off at SEMA - Mar., 100
Surf & Turf '04 - Apr., 62
PA Playground (Rausch Creek) - Apr., 88
Desert Splash '04 - Apr., 104
My Moab Weekend - May, 62
Montana Snow Mobbing - May, 78
Jeep Steals the Spotlight (Detroit Auto Show) - May, 84
Michigan Snow Mashing - June, 66
Frostbite in the High Sierra (Winter Fun Fest) - June, 78
Return to the Sandbox (Tierra del Sol) - July, 50
Moab '05 - July, 66
Deep Down in Texas (Fredericksburg Jamboree) - Aug., 110
D.E.D. In the Desert (Pewe's big adventure) - Sept., 66
Joining the PTR (Virginia) - Sept., 110
Dresser '05 (Wisconsin) - Oct., 102
Wheelin' Texas Style (Katemcy, Texas) - Oct., 114
June Jam in Alabam-A (Gray Rock) - Nov., 66
Missouri Mud Bog (Marthasville) - Nov., 88
Outback Challenge - Dec., 84
Michigan Mudfest - Dec., 106

Ultimate Adventure 2005
Ultimate Adventure (Part 1) - Nov., 30
Ultimate Trucks (U.A. rides) - Nov., 46
Ultimate Tricks - Nov., 60
Ultimate Acreage (Southern Missouri Offroad Ranch & Outlaw Adventures) - Nov., 64
Ultimate Sponsors - Nov., 106
Ultimate Adventure (Part 2) - Dec., 30
Ultimate Oklahoma (Green Acres Off Road Park) - Dec., 42
Ultimate Adventure Camp (outtakes) - Dec., 46

GUIDES & STUFF

Under $100 (holiday gift guide) - Jan., 62
2004 Editorial Index - Jan., 75
Win This Truck (F-150 giveaway) - Feb., 78
Starting Steps (what to do first) - Apr., 40
Every Lift Kit We Could Find for the '05 Super Duty - Apr., 96
Wheeling 101 (off-road basics) - May, 86
No Fear Wheeling (trail fix tips) - May, 90
Check It Twice (equipment checklist) - May, 101
Style Your Ride - June, 80
Shop Shootout (Rockport, Illinois) - Aug., 40
25 EZ Tech Upgrades - Aug., 44
25 Shop trick Secrets - Aug., 52
Wheel Your Parents' 4x4 Without Getting Caught - Aug., 62
From the Desert to the Street (Ford IFS) - Sept., 78
Bigger, Better General (Chevy IFS) - Sept., 88
The Dirt on Dodge IFS (Dodge IFS) - Sept., 96
Big Toys (Toyota IFS) - Sept., 104
Scoring a Free Toyota (giveaway) - Sept., 118
Find a New Suspension (new lift kits) - Dec., 96

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PROJECT VEHICLES

Ultimate K10 Part 1 - Aug., 96
Fun Buggy Part 1 - Aug., 118
Ultimate K10 Part 2 - Sept., 54
Fun Buggy Part 2 (Engine) - Sept., 112
Fun Buggy Part 3 (Wheels, seats) - Oct., 104
Ultimate K10 Part 3 - Oct., 120
Ultimate K10 Part 4 - Nov., 98

Staff Garage
We're Just Truck Guys (Staff Garage intro) - Jan., 70
Project Fredurai (Samurai) - Feb., 84
Reviving a CJ-7 - Mar., 42
Chemical Dependency Again (CJ-7) - July, 100
Retro Suspension (Rancho '75 Dodge) - Oct., 87
Extreme Makeover Clampy Edition - Nov., 72
Extreme Makeover, Part 2 (Clampy) - Dec., 52

TEST VEHICLES

Secret Weapon H3 - Jan., 84
2005 4x4 of the Year - Feb., 29
(Dodge Dakota Quad Cab, Dodge Power Wagon, Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited, Jeep Liberty Limited CRD, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, Land Rover LR3 HSE, Nissan Frontier NISMO King Cab, Nissan Pathfinder SE Off-road, Toyota Tacoma Double Cab)
'04 Kia Sorrento - Mar., 80
The Next Xterra - Apr., 74
A New Toyota FJ Land Cruiser? - June, 102
H1 Alpha Hummer - Aug., 82
'06 Ranger Rover & Sport - Aug., 90
Alaska & Baja (Volvo XC70) - Aug., 102
Faux Wheeler? (Honda Ridgeline) - Aug., 108
Hummer, Take 3 - Sept., 116
'06 Ford Explorer - Dec., 58
Jeep Commander - Dec., 62

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SPECIAL SECTIONS

Best of Whoops - Apr., 32
4x4s That Rocked Our World - Sept., 34

Cheap Truck Challenge
No Pay Dirt (1st CTC) - July, 34
CTC Recap (The rigs of CTC) - July, 40
On the Cheap (Next CTC) - July, 48

Readers' Rides Blowout
Old Iron Rides - Feb., 56
Shiny Rides - Feb., 60
Ugly Rides - Feb., 66
Freaks, Geeks, & the Ones We Never Wanted to Talk About - Feb., 70
Foreign Rides - Feb., 74

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