Tag Archives: 4×4
Posted on 10. May, 2013 by BajaBusta.
A couple decades ago, most off road vehicles looked as if they were assembled in a pre-war factory and their presentation was rudimentary at best. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the quality of assembly of the 4Runner, its reliability, design and mechanical underpinnings were enough to make consumers flock to [...]
Posted on 06. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
Water sports lover? This truck…….was for you! The For Ranger Sea Splash, a concept vehicle especially for those who find their fun shooting the rapids or canoeing the lakes and rivers across North America. The Ranger Sea Splash was the ideal transporter when the river of the lake beckoned. But when it’s not in use [...]
Posted on 20. Jan, 2013 by BajaBusta.
In 1980 American Motors launched their new range of Eagle 4X4 sedans, coupes, and station wagons with the viscous-coupling limited slip central differential, also used in the Ferguson equipped Jenson FF 4X4. Although the Eagles had off road ability, the company promoted them more as ultra-safe vehicles for road use, particularly [...]
Posted on 01. Jan, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The SX4 was one of the smallest Eagles, using the old AMC Spirit body and its four-cylinder engine. The SX4 was only available from 1981 through 1983. Total Eagle production dropped considerably for 1983 to 17,730 units, with only 2,259 of these being the sporty SX4.
Posted on 19. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Ford’s Ranger compact pickup debuted in its last form in 1994 and represented the best-selling line of compact pickups in the United States. How hot a seller was it? During one recent month, it actually outdid the industry’s No. 1 sales car, the Ford Taurus. The Ranger started out about a dozen years prior as [...]
Posted on 10. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Chevrolet led the compact Sport Utility market in sales, ahead of Fords Bronco II, and Jeeps Cherokee. If this marketing material is any indication, its hard not to see why. GM touted its new for the 80s ‘insta-trac’ 4WD system greatly. Hardcore off-roaders obviously prefer the ‘do-it-yourself’ method of locking their own wheel hubs, but [...]
Posted on 24. Jan, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Not unlike the S-10 Blazer, Bronco II, which the 4Runner was created to compete against, the Toyota was based on it’s pickup truck counterpart. But in this, it’s second iteration only subtle design cues were shared with it’s pickup kin. Sport Utility vehicles have always had a split personality. They must be rugged to handle [...]