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Jun132017

Which Compressed Air Source Should Be On Your Off Road Truck?

It seems like there is a never-ending list of upgrades and accessories needed to fully equip an off-road vehicle for a safe day on the trails. Among those many items like recovery gear, the right tires, and aftermarket steel truck bumpers, you should also have some kind of compressed air source, at least if you’re using your tires correctly. Whether you’re airing down for the mud and trails or airing up again to head back to the highway, your best bet is to be self-reliant and include a compressor in your off-road truck or Jeep. Take a look at the different … READ MORE >

Mar242017

How To Safely Navigate Those Off Road Trails!

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 level, all enthusiasts should practice safe driving skills when negotiating obstacles on the trail. Follow these three simple suggestions and stay safe to ride the trails another day. Choose the Right Line Off-roading involves a lot of consideration about how to handle different obstacles. To best accomplish this, drivers need to examine the obstacle and … READ MORE >

Mar232017

Off Roading Needs – The Heavy Duty Safety Harness!

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 steel truck bumpers because the stock versions can’t withstand the abuse out on the trail, right? Off-roaders need to think of their own safety and consider replacing that standard shoulder lap belt with a heavy duty safety harness. Stock Shoulder Belts Are Not Enough All cars and trucks now come standard with shoulder … READ MORE >

Mar182017

All Wheel Drive vs 4 Wheel Drive – What Are The Differences?

One of the most important components that any off-roading truck must have is some type of four wheel drive. This is a type of transmission system that delivers power to the 4 wheels in the drive train, as opposed to either the front two wheels or rear two wheels as is common with most other cars and trucks. It gives off-road trucks and Jeeps the power required to climb obstacles and get through mud and water. Although all wheel and 4 wheel drive would seem to be the same thing, there is a difference between the two and one is definitely … READ MORE >

Jan242017

Improve Off-Road Performance With A Great Steering Wheel!

If you really love off-roading, you are bound to be looking at any way possible to improve the performance of your great truck, right?  Sure you are! From bigger, better tires and suspension to aftermarket truck bumpers and specialty lights, there are so many ways to help your truck perform better when going over challenging terrain. Bet there’s one area you probably haven’t thought of – what about the steering wheel? Yup, steering wheels matter! They are yet another way you can improve off-road performance by upgrading to the right aftermarket steering wheel. Precision Steering Is Critical When Off Roading Don’t feel alone … READ MORE >

Jan202017

What Is Involved In Powder Coating Your Off-Road Truck?

Powder coating is one of the most durable and preferred surface preps for use on vehicles of all types. Although it’s generally not used as an all-over covering like auto paint, this coating offers a great way for off-roaders to protect critical parts of their treasured off-road trucks like the chassis, rims, steel truck bumpers, and any other parts that are at higher risk of damage or eventual corrosion. Powder coating can be expensive and involves a lengthy process; however, those who invest in it find it to be a great protectant for off-road trucks out on the trails and in … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Offroading and Disc Brake Upgrades – What You Need To Know!

Brakes are an often-overlooked part of the off-roading truck. Even though it’s a lot more fun to be putting on those meaty tires, that steel bumper, and lifting the suspension, you can’t forget stopping power, especially considering all that extra weight. The stock brakes on any offroad truck or jeep may be fine for highway stopping; however, once you head out onto the trails are they going to be powerful enough? The rougher the trail and the more specialized equipment gets loaded onto a truck, the more you’ll want to upgrade your disc brakes as well. Upgrading the Rotors When more stopping power … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Modding Your Off-Road Truck – What Are The Options?

Getting ready to hit the trails means modifications and accessories for the serious off roader. There are a lot of accessories to choose from, some of them more ‘show,’ while others are essential for the right ‘go’. So what modifications should an off roader just starting out consider for their vehicle? Are those driving lights more important than, say, aftermarket bumpers or bigger tires? Of course, the answer will depend on what a truck owner does with their vehicle. Considering that most off roaders begin the same way, choose the accessories that make the most sense to add early – … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Keeping Off-Road Trucks On The Trails – It’s Pretty Basic!

Off roading pushes a vehicle to its limits, putting a higher strain on every truck’s different mechanical parts. One of the ways that we reduce this strain and make our vehicles more durable is by modifying with heavy duty parts like stiffer suspensions and aftermarket bumpers. The other way is by keeping off road vehicles properly maintained so that mechanical failure is less likely. While off roaders should always follow the recommended maintenance schedule for their vehicle, a modified truck requires a bit of extra attention. Add these important maintenance items to your vehicle care list to keep your prized off … 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 >

Dec242016

Off-Road Trucks – What Are Your Best Lighting Choices?

A common upgrade that many owners make to their favorite offroading trucks is lights. Whether adding lightbars to steel truck bumpers or illumination elsewhere on the truck, anyone who enjoys offroading at night will appreciate the added visibility to enjoy the trails at night. Before making any purchase, it’s important to learn a little about aftermarket offroad lighting choices and which ones to choose. Why Upgrade? If you like to cross the trails at night, offroad lights can make doing so a lot easier and safer. Headlamps for offroading illuminate much brighter and further than the stock versions, providing increased visibility. When … 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

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

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

How To Safely Winch Out Your Off-Road Truck

Nothing and no one is perfect – which is why offroaders know that a winch bumper can be a real lifesaver when things go awry while off-roading. Naturally, the goal is to never end up stuck to the point where a winch becomes necessary; but as most seasoned off-roaders know, sooner or later that winch will be worth its weight in gold. There’s more to a safe recovery than just having a bumper winch, as that winch is worthless unless you know how to safely use it! What You Need For Safe and Successful Winch Recovery Before attempting to winch any truck, … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Don’t Let Those Steep Hills Overpower Your Offroad Truck!

One of the best, most exciting parts of off-roading is taking to the hills. Hill climbing is not just a good challenge; it can really get the adrenaline pumping as off-roaders try their hand – and their luck – on the hills at their favorite off-roading site. Before making that first climb, though, it’s very important for off-roaders to understand the inherent risks involved in hill climbing if they want to make it to the other side unscathed. Read over these common sense tips about how to safely negotiate hills and make sure you and your prized offroading truck drive … 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

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

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 >

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 >

Dec222016

Designed With Tire Clearance in Mind!

It’s fun to build a truck piece by piece! When you add your own touches, you can tailor your truck to be the way you want, to do what you want. And nine times out of 10, the first pieces to be added when outfitting a new truck are the lift, wheels, and tires. After that, the bumpers are usually next on the improvement list. And more often than not, it’s none too soon of a mod: The main obstacle to adding larger tires to your late-model truck or SUV is tire clearance (and usually in the front end). If the … READ MORE >

Dec212016

Throwing Dirt – Texas Style!

Everyone has something they spend their work week looking forward to. By Friday, more of my time is spent looking at the clock than actually working. For some people – it’s football. For others – it’s hunting. For me – it’s throwing dirt as far as possible, with my windows down and my speakers blasting. There’s nothing like the adrenaline rush you get mid-power slide as you rip tracks deep into the mud of a wide open pasture. Don’t get me wrong, I love the puzzles that come with technical off-roading – from calculating ground clearance to eliminating wheel hop. But … READ MORE >