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Dec282016

Rock Sliders – Does Your Off Road Truck Need Them?

Rock climbing can be great fun as long as your truck is equipped with the right off-roading gear. The big tires and lifted suspensions are a given for getting over those obstacles, as are some types of protective custom bumpers. One other item you might want to seriously consider is rock sliders. If you enjoy putting your truck to the test over really rough terrain, a set of rock sliders can really protect the underside of your outfitted off-road truck. What Are Rock Sliders and What Do They Do? Rock sliders are strong metal protectors that get bolted to the underside of … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Learn About Off Road Trucks and The Batteries They Need!

Off roading is rough on trucks. This is why we all invest in heavy-duty tires and struts, steel bumpers, winches, and other specialized equipment that can withstand the abuse. One item that often gets overlooked is the battery. If the truck turns over, the battery is fine, right? Not always, especially on offroad Fords or Chevys that have added lights and other electrical equipment. Just like everything else, making sure you’ve got enough cranking power is essential to make certain you get home at the end of the day. More Power! The stock battery that comes with any vehicle is sufficient for … 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 >

Dec242016

So You Think You Really Know How To Drive Off-Road?

Every year, people head gung-ho to the hills and trails to have some off-roading fun and end up with a hurt truck, or worse yet, a hurt body, all because they were unprepared. As fun and as exciting as it can be, off-roading definitely takes practice and experience. You need to be careful while getting that experience and develop good habits for a safe off-roading experience. It is really sort of a Catch-22 situation, so what is an off-roader with a really great truck or Jeep to do? Start off with these important safe driving tips from experienced drivers so 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

Pack Right for Your Adventure

When we head out on an adventure, we like to make sure we’re ready for the journey we’re going on. Of course, we always have some gear and tools packed away in each of our 4x4s, but there’s a lot of extra equipment to be added for a long trip. That extra gear should be tailored specifically to the area you’ll be in, the company you’ll be with, and of course, the vehicle you’re in. Beyond that, think about your vehicles’ (potential) weaknesses and what you haven’t replaced in a while. Plan Ahead If you think you’re going to have an issue, … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Do You Know How To Handle Off-Road Tire Emergencies?

Nothing brings a fun day off roading to a halt faster than a tire blowout. Unfortunately, tire issues are just another one of the things that can go wrong when you least expect it. Carrying spares on your steel truck bumpers or in the truck  bed is always a great idea for a quick fix; but if you happen to be out without one, have no fear – the day is not lost. There are other things that enthusiastic off-roaders can do to remedy the situation other than limp to safety and call for a tow. With a little muscle … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Beginner Packing Tips For The Trail

The easiest way to ruin your off-roading getaway is to under-plan for it. You should always know exactly where you’re going with your Super Duty Ford and what to expect when you get there. Pack according to the trip plans and always bring extra water and supplies in the event you end up stranded. Packing List A strong packing list is something that 4×4 newbies commonly overlook. Many are forced to learn the hard way how important it is to be prepared for whatever the trail throws in the path of your prized offroading truck. It goes without saying that your packing list … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Off Road Bumper Installation Concerns – And How To Fix Them!

Offroad vehicles are designed for having fun – which may require trail-riding, offroading truck owners to invest in offroad bumpers. Steel truck bumpers can save truck owners the cost of repeated repairs – but do they affect performance? Some owners find that the addition of heavy custom bumpers protects them in some ways, yet leaves them susceptible to other problems like radiator damage and bumper weight-related problems. The good news is that all of these problems can be easily fixed! Weight Issues With Offroad Front Bumpers In order for any offroad front bumper to be protective, it needs to be strong. The … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Buy It Used, Make It Yours!

Buying any used vehicle can be scary; buying a used 4×4 comes with an extra set of concerns. These are vehicles that some people literally take pleasure in destroying. Often times the suspension will be shot, bumpers barely hanging on, exhaust dented, undercarriage scratched, and something’s living in the air filter. If you’re inexperienced, then take the time to do your research online; YouTube and online forums are a great place to start. Sometimes it’s worth it to pay a local garage for a thorough inspection; at the very least, you should bring a mechanically inclined friend. Establish Priorities The second a … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Save At The Pump – Gain Money For The Passion!

I got into offroading at the ripe old age of 19, when I was stationed at Fort Bragg NC. l was fortunate enough to receive 3 square meals, health insurance, and a place to sleep at night. Even as a PFC, I had more income than responsibility and was able to pour my dollars into a Jeep Wrangler I purchased specifically for the trail. I equipped it with steel bumpers and was off-roading every spare minute I had! My, how things have changed! Fast forward ten years and I’ve got two money suckers (as I affectionately refer to my beautiful children) … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Important Considerations When Choosing Steel Truck Bumpers

Upgrading the stock bumper on off-road vehicles is a common modification that many vehicle owners make.  Strong, durable bumpers are an important piece of protective equipment that many off-road vehicles should have. A correct upgrade involves more than just unbolting the OEM bumper and replacing it with a steel bumper. Vehicle owners should consider a few important thoughts to make sure they choose the right bumpers and properly protect their vehicles. With the right off-road bumper installation, off-roaders can hit the trails with few worries. How Will the Vehicle Be Used? There are a lot of different off-road bumpers available today, each … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Secure Retrieval with a Shackle

When it comes to vehicle recovery, it’s an excellent idea to not only have good, sturdy pull points on your aftermarket bumper, but also some good recovery equipment that is rated to handle loads far beyond what your Nissan pickup truck or Jeep will ever put on them. Basic recovery equipment should start with a shackle (also known as a D-ring) and a recovery strap. Winches, winch anchors, shovels, ramps, etc are also a good idea, but you should at least have a good strap and D-ring in your truck at all times. And, of course, a good custom steel … READ MORE >