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Dec292016

What Not To Do During A Winch Recovery!

Truck winch bumpers are important recovery gear that most off-road trucks really need. Of course, installing one of these is no guarantee of a good recovery. Before attempting to move any truck that is stuck, off-roaders must know exactly what to do – and not do – with their winches during recovery. The biggest mistakes made during vehicle recovery can be the most costly and dangerous. Do Not Wrap Around A Tree or Boulder Incorrectly Trees and large boulders are great recovery anchor points, at least they are when used the right way. Never wrap a cable directly around a tree as … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Winching – The Difference Between Tow and Recovery Straps!

There are a few techniques that all off-roaders should know before they hit the trails, since the day will inevitably come when those truck winch bumpers and recovery gear will come in handy. There is a critical difference between how tow straps and recovery straps should be used. Though they may seem the same to the novice, it is imperative that drivers understand the difference between the two and how to safely use them. Each strap has its place when used in combination with winch bumpers, d-rings, recovery points. and other safety equipment. Tow and Recovery Straps Are Not the Same! Tow … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Truck Bumpers – Stylize Or Replace With Aftermarket Ones?

The way you stylize your truck says much about the way you use it. Aftermarket truck bumpers and Jeep bumpers aren’t for everyone. Some people like their factory bumpers and find them effective for the way they use their trucks. For some owners, it’s just a style thing, and we must admit there are some better looking bumpers being put out by Chevy, Dodge, and Ford these days. But nothing is going to give you the protection of a heavy-duty premium steel truck bumper like a Fab Fours unit. That being said, certain owners find they don’t need the protection and … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Your Off Roading Passion – Garage Time or Trail Time?

If there’s one thing that anyone in love with off roading understands, it’s got to be the fact that time on the trail invariably starts – and sometimes ends – with time in the garage. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since off roading enjoyment involves making mods like adding bigger tires, a stronger suspension, and custom bumpers. This is wrench time to prepare for ride time. Unfortunately, mishaps on the trail can bring you back into the garage for repair time. The big question that offroaders need to ask before heading out is how can they reduce repairs after the … READ MORE >

Dec242016

Off-Roading And Big Tires – What Is My Best Choice?

When it comes to adding bigger tires to your off-road truck, there’s a lot of choices out there. So much choice, that it’s a little confusing to know just what tires are the best ones to use. Other than installing truck bumpers, adding bigger tires is the main upgrade made to off-road vehicles. Not every tire will work in every situation, so it’s important to understand how they should be chosen. There’s a lot more to this tire thing than just looking aggressive. Why Upgrade to Bigger Tires? Before actually spending money on bigger tires, know why you need them first. Yeah, … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Modifying Offroad Trucks – And Keeping It Street Legal!

Off-roading is a popular pastime for many people looking for the thrill and challenge of negotiating different terrains with their special trucks. Unfortunately, not every enthusiast can afford a vehicle to be used specifically for offroading, not to mention a truck and trailer to get that prized offroad truck to and from sites. As a result, many drivers end up modifying their daily driver by adding aftermarket bumpers and other equipment so it can be used part-time for offroad fun. A modified bumper can sometimes be a legal concern, so before modifying the bumper on any vehicle that gets driven … 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 >

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

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

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 >

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

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 >