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Verne Simons

Verne Simons

Technical Editor, Four Wheeler Network

About Me

I am an automotive writer and photographer who has dabbled in paleontology, a little gator wrasslin', and even spent a little time as a college lecturer. I grew up in North Carolina, but spent lots of time traveling. I've been all over the US, as well as Europe and several countries in Africa. Through an odd set of circumstances I learned to drive in a Russian 4x4 in the Sahara Desert when I was 11 years old. It may sound fancy, but I am really just a simple guy who loves wrenching on Jeeps, exploring, cooking, being outside, and learning.
Articles Verne Contributed To (484)
Jeep Wrangler JK Rock Sliders That Keep You Moving

Jeep Wrangler JK Rock Sliders That Keep You Moving

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Exhaust Tips & Tricks for the 4x4 Cheapskate

Exhaust Tips & Tricks for the 4x4 Cheapskate

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Want A Winch? Here Are 18 To Consider

Want A Winch? Here Are 18 To Consider

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Winter 4x4 Accessories: Stuff To Make The Cold Months Better

Winter 4x4 Accessories: Stuff To Make The Cold Months Better

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Part 3 Video

Ultimate Adventure 2016 Part 3 Video

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Ultimate Adventure 2016 Day 2 Video

Ultimate Adventure 2016 Day 2 Video

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Head Tech: Breathing Fire

Head Tech: Breathing Fire

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The Axles Of Pickup Truck Of The Year 2017

The Axles Of Pickup Truck Of The Year 2017

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1970 Suburban Rescue Mission Part. 2

1970 Suburban Rescue Mission Part. 2

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Watch How to Plug a Damaged Tire on the Trail

Watch How to Plug a Damaged Tire on the Trail

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Testing Nitto’s New Ridge Grappler Tire

Testing Nitto’s New Ridge Grappler Tire

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1970 Suburban Rescue Mission

1970 Suburban Rescue Mission

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How Your 4x4’s Cooling System Works

How Your 4x4’s Cooling System Works

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2016 SEMA Good, Bad, and The Dangerous #TENSEMA16

2016 SEMA Good, Bad, and The Dangerous #TENSEMA16

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2017 Super Duty Lift Kits #TENSEMA16

2017 Super Duty Lift Kits #TENSEMA16

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New Tires of SEMA 2016 #TENSEMA16

New Tires of SEMA 2016 #TENSEMA16

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A Few Cool Rigs from SEMA Day 3 #TENSEMA16

A Few Cool Rigs from SEMA Day 3 #TENSEMA16

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Winching Do’s And Don’ts: Tips And Tricks for Safe 4x4 recovery

Winching Do’s And Don’ts: Tips And Tricks for Safe 4x4 recovery

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What We Learned on Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

What We Learned on Ultimate Adventure 2016 #UA2016

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NP231 Rebuild & Beef-Up

NP231 Rebuild & Beef-Up

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My Vehicles

  • 1997 Jeep Wrangler Shrink Ray TJ 1997 Jeep Wrangler Shrink Ray TJ
  • 1978 Jeep J-10 1978 Jeep J-10
  • 1949 Willys CJ-3A 1949 Willys CJ-3A

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