Duel in the Desert Shootout

Duel in the Desert Shootout: The Results

Picture this: We're at Ocotillo Wells. Temperatures are hovering around 90 degrees. Clouds from a tropical storm are building over the mountains to the south. Despite the threat of rain and high winds, we're able to get our video guys...

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Duel in the Desert Shootout: The Competitors

As we’ve stated, this is not the usual apples-to-apples, identically equipped grouping of trucks that we put through a series of objective and subjective tests, with each one making up a specific percentage of the total score. This is very...

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Duel in the Desert Shootout: Behind the Scenes

As you might imagine, putting a test together like this isn’t easy — especially if you want to get great photography, video, plenty of test data and to make sure no one gets hurt. No doubt by now you’ve seen...

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Duel in the Desert Shootout: The Course

PickupTrucks.com map by Dave Lee Where better to have a six-gun shootout than in the middle of a remote desert, especially when you have two of the most purpose-built high-speed terrain champions around? Truthfully, it didn’t take us long to...

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Duel in the Desert Shootout: The Driver

PickupTrucks.com photo by Evan Sears For an ultimate Shootout like this, we knew we had to put someone behind the wheel who had intimate knowledge of both desert terrain and truck dynamics. Thanks to our friends at MadMedia Productions, who...

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Duel in the Desert Shootout: The Introduction

Photo by MadMedia The air is pretty thin up here. In the world of classic confrontations, especially in the world of four-wheel drive, it doesn’t get much bigger than this. Only a few other head-to-head battles reach this kind of...

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