It’s true, there’s a lot to know about off-roading to do it safely and have the best experience.
You need to build a good knowledge base and understand the best techniques for tackling obstacles.
It can be pretty tempting to just jump in your Jeep or truck and head off to the trails for some off-roading fun.
If you’re newer at doing it, ignoring the power of off-road knowledge can easily turn your off-road adventure from a great outing to your worst nightmare.
One of the best parts of off-roading with your truck or Jeep is getting it dirty.
Driving down dusty trails, through water, and especially into the mud is a lot of fun.
Getting mud under your bumpers and everywhere else, letting it fling all over is like the grown-up version […]
One of the mantras that all off-road enthusiasts live or should live by is the adage to "leave no trace."
You probably understand this to mean you need to bring your trash home with you, do everything you can to preserve the environment, and leave it the way you found […]
Off-road driving is becoming more popular every year; with more people investing in trucks Jeeps, and all the important modifications like aftermarket bumpers, specialty front truck bumpers, and strong steel bumpers to head out to the trails, the responsibility to go lightly has never been more important.
Beyond practicing safety […]
Aftermarket bumpers are a great modification if you spend a lot of time off-road and your truck or Jeep needs to be withstand your possible off-road adventures. Steel bumpers are rugged, offering supreme front and rear end protection and many other important features.
With so many choices for bumpers, keep […]
There is a lot of choice in off-roading bumpers available right now. No matter what vehicle you ride out on the trails or how rough you like to play, there are heavy duty bumpers designed to fit your needs so you get the most service and protection. Before you decide to shop […]
If there is one thing you can count on as an off-roader, always assume that the day will come when you end up stuck with your truck. That may not be a problem when wheeling with a group; however, what if you’re the only one on the trail?
If you’re […]
If you ever go off-roading at night or may be out in the dark after a day on the trails, good lighting is essential. All other upgrades will be worthless if you do not have enough lighting to stay out of danger. Before you take the chance of being out in […]
Besides tires, bumpers, and undercarriage protection, the most important modification you may consider for your off-road truck is a suspension mod. There are a lot of different types of suspension systems available, each of which has its own pros and cons for off-roading. Choosing the right one depends on […]
While researching tires and wheels for your off-road truck, you have probably noticed beadlock wheels. Available in many different styles and sizes, beadlock wheels can be expensive when compared to standard wheels.
Yet they do serve an important purpose on trucks used for more extreme off-roading, just like stronger […]
Truck winch bumpers are an important piece of recovery gear you should add to your off-road truck if getting stuck is a possibility. Yet your winch is only as strong as the cable you use with it, leaving you with the important decision of choosing steel cable or synthetic rope. […]
Off-roading with your truck or Jeep is an exciting sport. It can also be dangerous, especially for beginners with less experience. Sure, performance and safety equipment upgrades like wheels and tires, locking differentials, and strong truck bumpers are important to protect your truck and make it more capable. None […]
It’s finally finished and ready for the trails. You’ve modified your truck in all the important ways by adding bigger, fatter wheels and tires, a lifted suspension, heavy duty truck bumpers; you even made sure to add differential covers. The bigger question is, what didn’t you upgrade? Sometimes the […]
Modifying your off-road truck by adding specialty wheels and tires, custom bumpers, suspension systems, and winches can become addictive. It is fun to do and gives you more capabilities out on the trail so you can do more with your truck. It’s also expensive and can even damage your truck if not […]
If you are interested in off-roading and have been doing some searching online, chances are you have a pretty good idea of what extreme off-roading looks like. Sure, some of it involves scaling monstrous boulders or getting through deep, sucking mud holes; however, there is actually more to off-roading […]
Among the many “this vs that” arguments that those who own off-roading trucks or jeeps may encounter, one of the more famous ones is gas vs. diesel. There are pros and cons to each; however, the good news is that both of these kind of off-roading trucks can be at home on […]
The first modification that nearly every owner makes to their off-roader is bigger, taller, and fatter wheels and tires. This modification is practically synonymous with off-roading and the start of what may be a long line of alterations like lift kits, steel bumpers, and differentials.
Suspension mods are typically the next […]
Staying comfortable in the driver’s seat is an important, yet commonly overlooked concern when it comes to off-roading. You keep your off-road truck ready for top performance by adding important aftermarket parts like bigger, tougher tires and steel truck bumpers, yet what do you do to keep yourself comfortable […]
When you are out on challenging trails or negotiating tough obstacles, your off-roader needs to be capable, responsive, and durable. Achieving this comes partly from adding the right upgrades, like protective bumpers and a good lift kit, and partly from having the right driver experience.
Whether you are a seasoned […]
Off-roading can be rough, both for you and your truck. The last thing you want is a head injury from bouncing around inside while negotiating tough obstacles. You protect your off-road truck with specialty parts like differential covers, front truck bumpers, and other heavy duty equipment, right? If you […]
Whether you are racing or joy riding, one of the more important safety items you need in any off-road truck is a means of communication with the world around it. Off-roading is dangerous by nature. So in addition to steel bumpers, winches, and other safety gear, you should always […]
Summer is here – and if you are like most other off-roaders, you are out rock climbing and playing in the mud with your great truck outfitted with custom bumpers. Winter is still months off and is the last thing on most people’s minds.
Yet if you enjoy trail […]
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 […]
To get the best performance out of your off-road truck, you need a good air intake system. During times of exertion, cool clean air is just as important for your truck as it is for you. A cold-air intake system is the preferred way to go so your truck […]
When you’re out there enjoying the trails, some parts on your off-road truck, such as the suspension, tires, and bumpers, may seem more important than others, at least until a failure occurs. Such is the case many times with the cooling system, responsible for keeping your motor properly running […]
A much-argued debate in the off-road community by truck owners is which type of axle is better – solid or independent? There are many supporters out there on both sides, each claiming their axle is superior to the other in many ways. So how are you supposed to know which […]
A good-looking off-road truck is something to really be proud of, especially when it’s properly equipped for the trails. Looks aren’t everything, though; in many cases, flimsy aftermarket parts and many light-duty stock parts can end up damaged. To prevent this from happening, you should upgrade with heavy duty […]
When equipping your off-road truck for the trail, some of the upgrades you’ll need are more obvious than others. Still, those not-so-obvious upgrades – like your truck’s ‘plumbing’ – can make the difference between having a great day climbing hills and having to limp back home or even get […]
Heading out onto the trail is an exciting time for anyone who enjoys off-roading, an adventure with fun challenges around every turn and over every hill. Of course you love your off-road truck and have upgraded it with the right tires, bumpers, important accessories, an emergency kit, and necessary […]
There are a lot of upgrades that can be made to off-road trucks to improve durability and performance. One such upgrade that some might consider is switching out their stock ignition for one with an HEI distributor. Preferred by many for a number of reasons, HEI ignitions solve some […]
There’s a mobile phone app for just about everything and off-roading is no different! While it’s probably a given that a mapping app would be pretty useful for those taking to the trails with their off-road trucks, maps are only one part of the picture. There’s many more apps […]
Off-roading is exciting and fun when hitting the trails with the right truck or Jeep. Not all 4-wheel drive vehicles are the same as there’s a lot of variation out there in some critical elements. From important equipment like suspension and drivetrain to add-ons like wheels and aftermarket bumpers, […]
After a day out playing on the hills and trails, heading home to relax may be the first thing on your mind – but don’t do it! Before hitting the highway, anyone who’s been doing more than just driving minor trails needs to stop long enough to check out […]
For the off-roaders out there, you know the thrill of getting your “special vehicle” equipped with steel truck bumpers, big-ass tires, and lift kits to hit your favorite off-roading trails. When venturing out into remote trail areas with any truck or Jeep, it’s also essential that you be prepared […]
There are times in every off-roader’s life when they have to jack their truck, whether to change a flat tire or get the vehicle unstuck. So it is important to know that for offroading, not just any jack will do. Standard jacks that can lift wheels and bumpers off the surface […]
Off-roading can be rough, not just on the truck but also on you! People get injured every day when they head out with their prized off-road truck that isn’t equipped with the right safety equipment. You equip your truck with a tougher suspension, bigger wheels and tires, and rugged […]
Off-roading is a great sport that’s gaining popularity every year. Drivers of all ages driving all types of truck and Jeeps are enjoying the many aspects of this pastime, whether modifying their vehicles with the right tires and steel bumpers to challenging themselves with different obstacles.
Regardless of experience […]