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Jun272017

How To Increase The Durability Of Your Off Road Truck Axles!

Off-roading is tough on your truck. To accommodate for this, you spend time and money modifying your truck with better tires, a more durable suspension, and steel bumpers, all of which provide different protection. Have you ever thought about protecting your axles, though? Your axles may be the most abused parts on your off-roading truck. Use these helpful tips to protect your axles and prevent failures that could literally leave you stuck in the mud. Upgrade Your Axle Shafts The first thing you can do to protect your truck and make it more durable is to upgrade your factory axle shafts to … READ MORE >

Mar202017

Ramp Up Off Road Thrills With Aftermarket Exhaust Systems!

All  you off-roaders know that there are a lot of ways to enhance off-road trucks to perform better. From taller suspensions and really rugged tires to specialty steel bumpers and off-road lights, each item has its own special way to make your prized off-road truck better able to handle the challenges of off-road driving. In the same way, there’s a lot more to an aftermarket exhaust system than just a great sound. Sure, an aggressive-sounding exhaust can definitely turn some heads in the crowd. The good news is that they do serve some important purposes other than just sounding great. Aftermarket Exhausts Increase … 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 >

Dec242016

Words of Wisdom When Buying A Used Off Road Truck!

Buying a used truck can sometimes be more fun than purchasing a new one. It is like searching for that diamond in the rough – flipping through tons of truck ads, weeding through the junk and the overpriced, looking for that perfectly-optioned ride that is in the condition you want – or will at least accept. Why Buy Used? There are some big benefits to buying used, too! It is already broken in, so there is no need to worry about babying it. The warranty is likely long gone, allowing you to modify away to your heart’s content. It might already even … READ MORE >

Dec232016

How To Protect You and Your Truck Before Hitting The Trails!

Chances are, there are two types of offroaders reading this article before setting out to hit the trails with their decked-out trucks. Are you the offroader that assumes you really don’t need that much in extras like aftermarket bumpers and big tires or are you the offroader who blows tons of money on every aftermarket upgrade and gadget out there trying to protect your special truck? Neither one of these situations is ideal for what should be some pretty obvious reasons. So what kind of protection do you really need before hitting the trails? Here’s a little bit of information to … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Don’t Get Lost In Your Off Road Truck On That Trail – Use GPS

Getting lost in the backcountry in your favorite customized truck might seem like something offroading friends joke about – yet it is actually a fact that maybe should be taken seriously. If you really enjoy getting out into nature and off the beaten path, you still have to know where you are and how to get back to where you started out, right? Fortunately, technology has given us a great tool known as GPS just full of the right mapping software. You outfit your trusted offroading truck or decked-out Jeep with the right tires and struts, sometimes adding aftermarket bumpers as … 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

So You Want To Off Road – Do You Know Your RTI?

Hill climbing and negotiating rough trails are two of the most exciting things that we all love to do with our off road trucks. We can’t wait to sink our money into bigger, knobbier tires; lifted suspensions; aftermarket bumpers; and other important equipment designed to give our trucks more power and ability over difficult terrain. Despite these different upgrades, off roaders need to understand what RTI – ramp travel index – is and how it relates to what you can actually do with your prized rock climber. Learn to maximize your RTI and you’ll get much better performance over the roughest … 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

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 >

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

Heavy-Duty Bumpers for Trucks That Work

One of the most popular segment of vehicle sales today are trucks, and their market share is only growing as the fuel economy and everyday usability improves. A truck bed is a mighty handy thing to have, whether it be for hauling a bunch of groceries or a ton of concrete blocks. Why Do We Buy Trucks? People purchase trucks for different reasons. Some are bought for recreation—to haul weekend toys or drive in the dirt—and some are bought for work duty and earn their keep. Some trucks definitely have a harder life than others. And that’s why there are different levels … 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

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 >