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Jan152019

Winter Can’t Start Soon Enough For Some Good Snow Wheeling!

Getting out in the snow can be some of the most fun you can have 4-wheeling in your truck or Jeep. You do want to be prepared for it so all that fun you anticipate doesn’t actually turn into little more than a trying day spent out in the cold. […] READ MORE >

Dec112018

Just How Vital Is Torque to Off-Roading Success?

To off-road safely and successfully, there are a few things you need, such as 4WD as well as big tires and tall suspensions that serve an important purpose. If you are really into rock climbing or mud driving, you need steel truck bumpers for protection and a place to put […] READ MORE >

Dec42018

Christmas Is Coming – Found the Best Off-Road Present Yet?

The holidays are right around the corner; if you love off-roading or know someone who does, it’s a great time of year. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone else or gift-shopping for yourself, this year there are some awesome new items for your Jeep or truck to choose […] READ MORE >

Sep102018

Fall In Love With Autumn In Your Jeep!

While summertime is frequently thought of as prime off-roading season, there is a lot that can be said for heading out with your Jeep in the fall. There is more to do than just trail riding or rock climbing or anything that has you upgrading your ride with great Jeep […] READ MORE >

Sep32018

The Protection of Skid Plates – Aluminum vs Steel!

If you do any kind of rock crawling or drive your off-road truck or Jeep over rougher terrain, it's important that you protect the underside of your vehicle in the same way that you add custom bumpers. That's where all the critical components other than the engine is located. Skin […] READ MORE >

Apr162018

Understanding The Measurement of Off-Road Tires!

The first modification that most off-road truck owners make before adding things like suspension lifts or custom bumpers such as steel truck bumpers is to switch out their stock wheels and tires for bigger ones. What does “bigger” mean? Before you can decide which tires you need, you have to know the different […] READ MORE >

Apr52018

Fender Flares – Does My Off-Road Truck Need Them?

There are countless ways you can modify your off-road truck today, some of them pretty useful and others more cosmetic than anything. Fender flares bridge both of those ideas. A set of fender flares can make your off-road truck look pretty awesome. In fact, they do a lot more than […] READ MORE >

Mar232018

Protect Your Off-Road Truck’s Underside With Skid Plates!

Like the armadillos that wear their own armor to the sea monsters in old sci-fi movies, your off-road truck is vulnerable underneath. The armadillo can curl up to protect its underside and the monster is armed with whatever superpowers the writers have given it. What about your prized off-roader? You’ve spent time and […] READ MORE >

Mar152018

Be Better Prepared For Off-Roading Safety With Fog Lights!

Of all the lights on your off-road Jeep or truck, none are more useful than a good set of fog lights. Sure, you need bright headlights for driving at night; headlights aside, fog lights do the most to increase your visibility, day or night. Even if you don’t need a […] READ MORE >

Feb262018

Which Comes First On Off-Roaders – Lift Kit or Tires?

Bigger tires and suspension lifts are two of the most common upgrades off-roaders make to their trucks, followed by protective steel truck bumpers and certain other performance enhancements. Although modifications such as custom bumpers or aftermarket bumpers, winches, headache racks and more serves their own purpose, tire and suspension upgrades must […] READ MORE >

Feb222018

Love Your Off-Roader But Hate Its Gas Mileage? Read This!

If you’ve spent time and money upgrading your off-road truck with things like oversized tires and steel truck bumpers, then noticed a sudden dive in gas mileage, you’re not alone. There are many things that can reduce mpgs and make your truck more costly to drive on-road in between outings to your favorite […] READ MORE >

Feb162018

Ever Heard These 5 Fables About Off-Roading?

When it comes to setting up your off-road truck or Jeep, chances are you’ve been given a lot of different advice. Naturally, you want to make do the mods that will make your vehicle more capable on the trail, in the mud, or wherever you plan on driving it. […] READ MORE >

Feb142018

Exploring Light Beam Patterns For Nighttime Off-Road Safety!

Off-roading at night can be a great time as long as you have right lights on your off-road truck. Like steel bumpers and suspensions, there are a few different kinds of aftermarket off-road lights you can put on your truck, each with a different purpose and beam pattern. Before you […] READ MORE >

Jan232018

Grumper – What Happens When A Grille and Bumper Meet!

If there’s one thing every off-road owner can agree on, it’s the appeal of an aggressive look. The “badder” your Jeep or truck looks, the better. Still, you also know that great looks mean nothing if your ride is “all show and no go.” In this case, the Grumper […] READ MORE >

Aug232017

Looking At Safety Seats For Your Off-Road Truck!

If you do more than just hit the occasional trail with your off-road truck, chances are you have invested in quite a few upgrades such as tires, suspension, steel bumpers, and more. All of this equipment is designed to protect your truck and make it more functional on the trail […] READ MORE >

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 […] READ MORE >

Jun62017

Metallurgy – How Does It Relate To Off Road Trucks?

The durability of any item is dependent on the quality of the material from which it is made. This applies to any type of manufacturing, including the production of off-road vehicle parts like off-road wheels, suspension parts, axles, steel truck bumpers, and anything else made of metal. It’s easy […] READ MORE >

Jan182017

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 […] READ MORE >

Dec132016

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 […] READ MORE >

Nov232016

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 […] READ MORE >

Nov172016

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 […] READ MORE >

Oct242016

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 […] READ MORE >

Oct62016

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 […] READ MORE >

Sep162016

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 […] READ MORE >

Sep152016

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 […] READ MORE >

Sep72016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug312016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug312016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug302016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug152016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jul312016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jul292016

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 […] READ MORE >

Oct62016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jul312016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jul312016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jul292016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jul292016

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 […] 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 >