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Jan192017

The Pros and Cons of Lunchbox Lockers!

A lunchbox can have more than one meaning to off-roaders who like to hit the trails for the day in their favorite off-road, rock-climbing truck. Sure, you’ll want to pack your lunch when you head out, but what about adding a lunchbox locker to your truck? These differentials are great on the trail and pretty cost-effective, too. You’ll want to understand the pros and cons of using one before you make the investment, though. While a lunchbox can work out for most off-roaders, some may find it to be an inconvenience for use in any truck that’s also a daily … READ MORE >

Jan162017

Don’t Let Rust Be A Four-Letter Word On Your Off-Road Truck!

Rust – one of those four-letter words that every off-roader despises for the problems it can cause to an aging off-road truck. The more fun we have with our trucks and the more abuse they take, the more rust we see on them as they get older. It is a natural process, after all: rusting nuts and bolts, frame and suspension, even bumpers and brakes. Of course more than mere aesthetics, rust should be avoided as much as possible to keep a truck off-road safe. So consider the following tips to prevent and control rust on your Ford or Chevy or … READ MORE >

Dec272016

Off Road Muddin’ – Keep It Fun and Safe With These Rules!

Mudding – what fun it is to head out with your outfitted truck for a day of playing in the mud with fellow off-roaders! Of course, all serious fun usually has a debt to pay afterwards; in this case, your penalty is having to wash the truck to remove all that caked-on mud! Even those who try to avoid it will come across mud on the trail from time to time. Whether you prefer to just get through mud as quickly as possible or are ready to make a day of playing in mud puddles, stay safe and avoid getting stuck … READ MORE >

Dec262016

Keep In Touch Off Roading – Tune Your CB Antenna!

Open communication while off-roading is essential for safety while you’re having a great time on the trails in your outfitted off-road truck. After putting all that time and money into making sure you’ve got the right tires, lights, bumpers, and other gear, have you considered figuring out if your CB antenna is properly tuned to the radio? Sure, the radio turns on and you can hear it working, yet how effective is your signal? The antenna has to communicate effectively with the radio before anyone can talk to anyone else. By following these easy steps, you can get your components communicating with … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Do You Have The Right Angle For A Good Off-Road Experience?

Just when you thought you’d found an exciting hobby of off roading that didn’t involve math –  guess again. Off roading will put your understanding of geometry and physics to the test. Off roading involves a lot of brute force and some tough equipment like big tires and custom bumpers; however, it also involves some careful calculations to avoid getting into trouble. One of those essential calculations is ground angles and how to negotiate them. Angles and Off Roading There are three important angles that every off roader needs to understand and study before attempting any serious hill climbing. When negotiating hills … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Offroad Truck Bumpers – What Are Your Choices?

When outfitting any Jeep or off road vehicle, today’s enthusiast has a few different choices in off road custom bumpers. Some may look more aggressive or attractive than others, but each different style also serves a different purpose. Before making the mistake of choosing aftermarket bumpers based solely on looks alone, offroaders must consider function when looking at different types of bumpers. Tubular Type Bumpers Tubular bumpers are steel truck bumpers made from lightweight, but extremely strong tubular steel. A common bumper style for many off road vehicles, these bumpers come in various types and styles to provide the basics in protection … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Play By The Rules When Off-Roading With Your Truck

Off-roading has become an extreme adventure for many, with more people hitting the trails with their own offroad showpiece than ever before. The more, the merrier I always say when it comes to this kind of fun, since it can be an experience like no other! More people out with their trucks does mean more contact with other enthusiasts, so it’s important to practice a certain degree of off-roading etiquette when sharing the trails so everyone has a great time. Before loading up and heading out for a day of hill climbing and water forging with your prized offroading truck, make sure … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Off-Roading Through Water – Keep It Upbeat And Safe

Driving through water is both fun and exciting, but it can also be a real headache for off-roaders who are not prepared. Preventing serious damage to that decked-out offroading truck involves knowing a few things about the water you are about to cross and your truck, too. Using these essential suggestions, inexperienced off-roaders can learn what they can and can’t do when crossing water and how to best protect their truck. Know Your Truck Sure, every driver knows how their truck handles and even how to negotiate hills and rocks with it. For success while forging water, you need to know a … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Are Your Off-Road Truck Big Tires For Show – Or For Go?

One of the first things that beginner off-roaders notice about four wheeling trucks is the huge tires. Big tires are impressive. The bigger, the better, right? Those giant donuts definitely make a statement when they’re driving down the highway, that’s for sure! There’s a thing about big tires though, that experienced off-roaders know. As does happen, this is one of those cases where bigger isn’t necessarily better, unless there’s a use for those bigger tires. Most importantly, when there is a need for bigger tires, sometimes other things have to change to account for them. So, while giant, knobby off road … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Winching for Newbies!

Whether you’re new to offroading or your pants are permanently stained from years of dirt and grease, you probably recognize the importance of a functioning winch. This may not be the first upgrade you make to your 4×4, but it is something on everyone’s short list – and for good reason. When out on the trails, getting stuck is not just a potential hazard, it is an eventual truth and it is going to happen. Winches are not just a staple of offroading because they look cool. They are one of the most effective tools owners use to get themselves and … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Keep Your Factory Fog Lights and Sensors Functioning

Let’s be clear about something: If you weren’t interested in modifying your truck, you wouldn’t be looking at this site. That being said, there are some really nice things about starting your build with an unmodified (stock) truck. Truck Is Still Intact First, there is the simple fact the no one has messed with it yet. You know that you won’t start tearing down the truck and find that someone had done something ghastly that you hadn’t seen when you purchased it. There won’t be cut-off parts and spliced wires all over the place—if you’ve purchased an older before, then you … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Six Quick Road Trip Tips

With thousands upon thousands of miles of road to allow us extensive travel throughout North America, you can be on the highway for a long time if you want to. While the basic essentials that you use every day will no doubt be remembered, there are some extra things you can throw in your truck to make your trip a little easier. Here are six quick tips to make your road trip stay as enjoyable as you intended it to be!   Pack Your Truck For Your Adventure – All too often, we see trucks and SUVs heading out into the wilderness … READ MORE >

Dec222016

What Is A Stinger Bumper And Do I Need One?

Off road vehicles can be outfitted with various accessories and bumpers that can help make offroading safer and reduce the risk of a crash. One such item known as a stinger bumper may be important to some vehicle owners in certain circumstances. Although stinger bumpers, a type of custom bumper that protrudes considerably upward and outward from the front or rear of the truck, may seem to be an overdone, flashy, and unnecessary accessory, they do have a very important purpose. What Is A Stinger Bumper? Stinger bumpers are aftermarket bumpers frequently installed on off road trucks that are driven over certain … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Understanding The Rating of D-Rings!

Common accessories found on many offroad custom bumpers are d-rings. Whether standard from the aftermarket bumper manufacturer, or installed by the vehicle owner, d-rings are a handy accessory on steel truck bumpers.  Yet some truck owners may not understand exactly how this accessory is used. Equipping offroading truck bumpers with the right d-rings gives offroaders a great tool to use – if they understand the limitations of bumper mounted d-rings. Standard Bumper Mounted D-Rings Many offroad bumpers come with at least two d-ring mounts on the bumper that are usually made from metal straps that are either welded or bolted onto the … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Different Types of Winch Mounts for Off Road Bumpers

A winch on the front end of an off-road truck can be a lifesaver by providing an essential means to pull vehicles out of trouble, or even pull a tree off the path. Just as there are different types of winches, there are also different ways to mount a winch on off-road steel truck bumpers. Depending on the type of bumper and whether a permanent or removable winch is desired, there are three main options for mounting on most off road aftermarket bumpers. Bumper Mounted Winch A bumper mounted winch is one that is bolted to the top of any already installed … READ MORE >