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Feb172017

Is Crawl Ratio All That Matters To Climb That Rock?

Rock climbing with an off-road truck is pretty exciting, although it can be dangerous as well. Success and safety depend on having the right performance equipment like rock climbing tires, taller shocks, and winch ready bumpers as well as knowing what your truck can do. To figure all that out, drivers need to understand crawl ratio, how it is generated, and how to get the most benefit from it for rock climbing. What Is Crawl Ratio? Crawl ratio is the ratio of torque applied at the wheels in comparison to what is applied at the flywheel. This ratio defines the way torque is … READ MORE >

Feb162017

What Is The Best 4 Wheel Drive For Your Needs?

Four-wheel drive vehicles are a lot of fun out on the trail, whether climbing hills, rock crawling, or driving through streams and mud beds. The sport is becoming more popular every year, bringing more people out with their 4WD trucks and Jeeps to try enjoy the thrill of off-roading. While it would be nice for everyone to experience the thrill of off-roading, it’s important for owners of 4WD trucks to understand the truck’s capabilities and what to actually expect from them. A lot of that can depend on the type of four-wheel drive they have, since there are different kinds. Full Time … READ MORE >

Feb152017

What Do You Know About Off-Road Tire Load Rating?

Choosing the best off-road tires involves a good deal of thought to be sure a 4WD truck or Jeep is equipped with the ones it really needs. Like other aftermarket equipment such as bumpers and suspension, tires need to be judged according to the use they will see and the truck where they will be mounted. If you have any questions about the meaning of all those numbers and ratings, read below for a brief understanding of different tire rating terminology and its significance. Tire Load Range Load range is the range of weight that a tire can support at a specific pressure, … READ MORE >

Feb142017

Fab Fours – Supporting Trail Hero As Official Bumper Sponsor!

The Trail Hero rock sports event of 2016 was a massive success, bringing trail riders and off road enthusiasts and their special off road vehicles from all over to share in a multi-day, multi-activity event like no other. In 2017, Trail Hero promises to be even better, offering 4 days of off road trail riding in Hurricane Utah as well as great industry entertainment in the evenings. Fab Fours is honored to be the Official Bumpers of Trail Hero 2017. Richard Klein, President of Trail Hero, recently spoke about the merger, stating that he was “excited to work with a reputable, American … READ MORE >

Jan302017

Do You Really Know Why You Need Taller Off-Road Truck Tires?

What is the first thing you think of at the mere mention of offroad trucks? Bet it’s tall tires and steel truck bumpers! Tall, meaty tires are an almost stereotypical upgrade all you offroad enthusiasts chomp at the bit to have because they look so aggressive and cool, right? Do you actually know why those big, tall tires are important? When you’re out on the trails pushing the limits with your trucks and Jeeps, you need to understand the actual purpose of tall tires and the role they play in fun, safe, and successful off roading. Improving Traction Of course, traction. This is … READ MORE >

Jan302017

Winch Fundamentals 101 – What You Need To Know!

  Truck winch bumpers are one of the more popular upgrades that many off-roaders make to their trucks. The right winch can be instrumental in a great recovery if you end up stuck somewhere out on the trail. Yet do you really know how to pick the right type for those winch bumpers? Before you make any purchasing decision, learn about the important components and available options so you will make the right choice for your priceless off-road truck or Jeep. Winch Motor Types Electric bumper winches get their power from built-in motors. They can be purchased with two different motor types: permanent … 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 >

Jan242017

Are Your Off-Road Driving Skills Really That Good?

Off roading is exciting and fun, which is why we do it. Getting the most bang for your off roading dollar while also staying safe means developing the skills necessary to do so. Every person out on the trails in their outfitted off-road jeep or truck started at the beginning skill level; yet with time and experience, those skills have hopefully improved. While online or classroom learning can’t replace actually getting out there and doing it, there are some skills every driver needs to safely negotiate the trails, from mild to wild! Know How to Prepare Ahead of Time There’s a lot more … READ MORE >

Jan232017

Off-Road Truck HID Lamps – Why Do I Need Them?

Anyone who enjoys off-roading at night surely understands the importance of having good off-road lights. Whether they’re mounted on a light bar across the roof or added to front truck bumpers, high intensity discharge (HID) lights can really improve the experience when on the trails after dark. They may be a bit of an additional expense, but there’s a lot of reasons why off-road owners want to add HID lights to their list of upgrades for their trucks. When compared with other lights, they perform much better overall. Brighter, More Intense Light In comparison to standard halogen and even brighter LED bulbs, … 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 >

Jan192017

The Pros and Cons of Lunchbox Lockers!

A lunchbox can have more than one meaning to off-roaders who like to hit the trails for the day in their favorite off-road, rock-climbing truck. Sure, you’ll want to pack your lunch when you head out, but what about adding a lunchbox locker to your truck? These differentials are great on the trail and pretty cost-effective, too. You’ll want to understand the pros and cons of using one before you make the investment, though. While a lunchbox can work out for most off-roaders, some may find it to be an inconvenience for use in any truck that’s also a daily … READ MORE >

Jan162017

Don’t Let Rust Be A Four-Letter Word On Your Off-Road Truck!

Rust – one of those four-letter words that every off-roader despises for the problems it can cause to an aging off-road truck. The more fun we have with our trucks and the more abuse they take, the more rust we see on them as they get older. It is a natural process, after all: rusting nuts and bolts, frame and suspension, even bumpers and brakes. Of course more than mere aesthetics, rust should be avoided as much as possible to keep a truck off-road safe. So consider the following tips to prevent and control rust on your Ford or Chevy or … READ MORE >

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 >

Dec282016

Rock Sliders – Does Your Off Road Truck Need Them?

Rock climbing can be great fun as long as your truck is equipped with the right off-roading gear. The big tires and lifted suspensions are a given for getting over those obstacles, as are some types of protective custom bumpers. One other item you might want to seriously consider is rock sliders. If you enjoy putting your truck to the test over really rough terrain, a set of rock sliders can really protect the underside of your outfitted off-road truck. What Are Rock Sliders and What Do They Do? Rock sliders are strong metal protectors that get bolted to the underside of … READ MORE >

Dec272016

Off Road Muddin’ – Keep It Fun and Safe With These Rules!

Mudding – what fun it is to head out with your outfitted truck for a day of playing in the mud with fellow off-roaders! Of course, all serious fun usually has a debt to pay afterwards; in this case, your penalty is having to wash the truck to remove all that caked-on mud! Even those who try to avoid it will come across mud on the trail from time to time. Whether you prefer to just get through mud as quickly as possible or are ready to make a day of playing in mud puddles, stay safe and avoid getting stuck … READ MORE >