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Jul242017

Don’t Ignore The Relationship of Off Road Tires and Safety!

One of the first changes that most truck owners make when they get into off-roading is adding bigger and better tires and wheels. Tires often come first in a long line of upgrades that include everything from a lifted suspension and truck bumpers to winches and recovery gear. Although the prime reason for upgrading your tires is likely to get better traction over more challenging terrain, have you ever stopped to think about how tires affect the safety of your vehicle? Off-road tires improve safety in many instances; however, they can also reduce it unless you consider how they will affect … READ MORE >

Jul192017

Important Tips For Installing Winches to Fab Fours Bumpers!

So you are ready to invest in great steel bumpers for your truck and thinking about adding a winch? Great choice! One of the best things after you’ve added heavy duty bumpers, especially those great new 2017 Chevy heavy duty bumpers from Fab Fours for off-road trucks, is discovering how easy it can be to install and add a winch. In just a few hours, you will be ready to hit the trails with a ready-to-use winch. Before you start the installation process, check out the tips listed below to make sure the you don’t run into any avoidable problems along the way. 1. … READ MORE >

Jul142017

Do I Need Waterless Coolant For My Off Road Truck?

Staying cool while you’re off-roading is a good thing to do, both for you and your truck. Although water is your best option to stay hydrated and cool, water-based coolant definitely has its limitations in any off-road truck that is prone to overheating. Fortunately, waterless coolant offers important protection for your truck that goes right along with that provided by differential covers and strong steel bumpers. Waterless coolant provides a better way to prevent overheating and even get better performance and fuel efficiency while you’re out on the trail. If you like pushing your truck’s limits or have overheated before, you … READ MORE >

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 >

Jun262017

Why Improved Steel Bumpers Are Great For 4×4 Trucks!

If you off-road, you’re probably already well aware of the fact that some of the stock equipment on your outfitted truck or Jeep isn’t going to be enough out on the trail. Most people start their upgrades by adding bigger, better tires and then movie onto things like the suspension and protective gear like differential covers. If you off-road, you’re probably already well aware of the fact that some of the stock equipment on your outfitted truck or Jeep isn’t going to be enough out on the trail. Most people start their upgrades by adding bigger, better tires and then movie … READ MORE >

Jun232017

Why Cold-Air Intake Systems Are Vital For Off Road Trucks!

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 gets the blast of air it needs to keep climbing those hills. When planning your other modifications like upgrading your suspension and tires and adding steel bumpers, consider how a cold-air intake can help you have more fun while reducing the strain on your engine. The Critical Role of Air Like you, your fully-equipped, … READ MORE >

Jun222017

Off Road Trucks And Cooling Systems!

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 cool you put your truck through its paces. Proper cooling is one of those essential details that deserves more consideration than we may give it, since a lot of damage can result when its not carefully managed. Here’s some information about your truck’s cooling system and what you need to watch for … READ MORE >

Jun202017

Picking The Right Mud Tires For A Good Muddin’ Run!

Mudding with an off-road truck or Jeep is a whole lot of fun. To enjoy it without the worry of getting stuck, it’s important to have the right mud tires. While it might be easy to assume any mud tire will do, mud tires are just like any other specialty equipment you might put on your ride. To get the most from your truck and tires, you need to choose the right options based on the type of mud you like and what you do with your off-road truck. Consider these different mud tires so you can choose the option that … READ MORE >

Jun162017

Which Is Better – Solid or Independent Axles?

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 you should invest in when looking for a vehicle that will do great on the trails? As with a lot of the other equipment on your vehicle like steel bumpers, it really depends on the actual truck and how you plan to use it. Pros of Independent Front Suspension (IFS) The biggest draw … READ MORE >

Jun82017

4-Wheel Drive Trucks – Why Are They So Good Off-Road?

What makes 4-wheel drive trucks so good off road? The obvious answer to this question is because of that great 4-wheel drive you can use to climb just about anything. Is that the only reason why off-road trucks are so awesome for rough trail riding and hill climbing? 4WD is an essential component; however, you will find that there is special equipment such as steel bumpers and certain vehicle specs that combine to make 4-wheel drive trucks such good off-road trail-hugging vehicles. Besides the obvious use of a 4WD transmission, here are some other reasons why your off-road truck or Jeep drives … READ MORE >

May52017

Should I Switch My Off Road Truck To An HEI Ignition System?

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 of the problems that more serious off-roaders who drive at speed may encounter. What Is An HEI Ignition System? HEI or High Energy Ignition is an electronic performance ignition system. It has become a popular replacement for the stock ignition on many off-road vehicles due to its durable design and higher output. HEI … READ MORE >

Apr202017

Just Got Done Off Roading – Now What Should Happen?

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 that prized off-road truck and make sure it is road worthy. Off roading is rough and it’s easy to damage important equipment and vital parts like those add-on steel bumpers that could lead to a dangerous situation if undiscovered. Make sure your truck is ready for the ride home by pulling over … READ MORE >

Apr102017

Emergencies Happen Off Road – Be Prepared!

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 for any type of emergency. Not wanting anything to damage your great off-road truck, you surely have a truck emergency and rescue kit ready to get your truck out of a bind. But what about human emergencies? All that equipment won’t matter much if you don’t also prepare for human necessities by … READ MORE >

Apr72017

Why Your Standard Jack Is Not A Good Choice On The Trail!

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 don’t offer the versatility needed for dealing with problems on the trail. With what could happen, it’s important to have a hi-lift type of jack with the rest of the rescue gear carried in off-road trucks. Why Standard Jacks Just Don’t Cut It A standard scissor truck jack is designed for one main … 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 >

Mar222017

Check Out Full-Floating vs Semi-Floating Off Road Truck Axles!

Don’t have to tell you off-roaders that to survive the rigors of off-road driving, trucks and Jeeps need to be tough. This could very well include having axles that are built to withstand the heavy strain of off-roading. Besides thinking about equipment like shocks, tires, and bumpers, truck owners should know about the different types of axles that are available. Axle type may be important when either choosing a vehicle for off-roading or upgrading if looking to push that prized truck or Jeep to the extreme. Truck Axles – Semi-Floating and Full-Floating Truck axles come in two versions, semi-floating and full-floating. Every … 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 >

Mar162017

Why Off Road Trucks Must Have Great Backup Lights!

Equipping an off-road truck for the trail can take some time – and a good bit of money. Owners need to prioritize what they want versus what they need and make sure necessities for safe trail riding are purchased first. For those who enjoy trail riding at night, adding lights along with those custom bumpers and shocks is probably a given; however, are you remembering to add backup lights? It’s easy to forget about what’s behind you when you think all that needs to be seen is ahead of you. Safe off-roading cannot ignore those times out on the trail in … READ MORE >

Mar62017

Bumpers and Big Tires – But No Title – Now What?

Finding a great off-roading project in a salvage lot or hidden in some backroads barn can be an exciting moment. For the enthusiast who is handy with tools and enjoys the challenge of working on projects from the ground up, this offers an affordable way to build a dedicated Jeep or truck for the trails. After assessing the condition of the truck, some may have grander visions of an awesome off-road truck all decked out with tires, struts, and off-road steel bumpers.  Wait – does it have a title? If not, then what happens? No Title – Now What? Many times the whole … READ MORE >

Feb282017

Steering Off Road Trucks – The Various Setup Choices!

Besides the wheels and tires, aftermarket bumpers, and even the rugged steering wheels, off road truck owners rely on the ability to carefully steer their trucks over obstacles with precision. Four wheel drive vehicles utilize a number of steering setups, each with their own pros and cons. Depending on things like tire and wheel size, power steering set-up, suspension, and other details, various systems can make the difference between easy steering over rough terrain and having to really work at it. Crossover Steering Crossover steering setups are available in two types; both involve a drag link that attaches directly to a straight … READ MORE >

Feb122017

Synthetic Winch Rope – How Do You Keep It Safe?

Truck winch bumpers are such a useful and important piece of rescue equipment for off-road trucks. Along with the winch itself, truck owners need a supply of winch rope, either steel wire or synthetic. Given the many benefits that synthetic rope can offer, many off-roaders have switched to this option. Getting the longest and most reliable use from synthetic winch rope while keeping its many qualities requires proper care and use. Abrasions and Other Damage The biggest threat to synthetic winch rope is damage caused by abrasions and cuts while the rope is being used. Cuts, scrapes, and other damage to the … 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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

Dec232016

Your Off Roading Passion – Garage Time or Trail Time?

If there’s one thing that anyone in love with off roading understands, it’s got to be the fact that time on the trail invariably starts – and sometimes ends – with time in the garage. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, since off roading enjoyment involves making mods like adding bigger tires, a stronger suspension, and custom bumpers. This is wrench time to prepare for ride time. Unfortunately, mishaps on the trail can bring you back into the garage for repair time. The big question that offroaders need to ask before heading out is how can they reduce repairs after the … READ MORE >

Dec242016

Off-Roading And Big Tires – What Is My Best Choice?

When it comes to adding bigger tires to your off-road truck, there’s a lot of choices out there. So much choice, that it’s a little confusing to know just what tires are the best ones to use. Other than installing truck bumpers, adding bigger tires is the main upgrade made to off-road vehicles. Not every tire will work in every situation, so it’s important to understand how they should be chosen. There’s a lot more to this tire thing than just looking aggressive. Why Upgrade to Bigger Tires? Before actually spending money on bigger tires, know why you need them first. Yeah, … 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

Important Considerations When Choosing Steel Truck Bumpers

Upgrading the stock bumper on off-road vehicles is a common modification that many vehicle owners make.  Strong, durable bumpers are an important piece of protective equipment that many off-road vehicles should have. A correct upgrade involves more than just unbolting the OEM bumper and replacing it with a steel bumper. Vehicle owners should consider a few important thoughts to make sure they choose the right bumpers and properly protect their vehicles. With the right off-road bumper installation, off-roaders can hit the trails with few worries. How Will the Vehicle Be Used? There are a lot of different off-road bumpers available today, each … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Why Install Custom Steel Bumpers to Off Road Vehicles?

Off roading can be a lot of fun; however, it requires the right preparation. Damage to vehicles can be costly, so it is important to outfit off-road vehicles with the right protective gear. Custom steel bumpers are one of the more essential items for any off-road customization to get the necessary level of protection. With the right off-road steel bumpers, vehicles will only look great and be able to endure the perils that sometimes come with off-roading. The Rigors of Off Roading No matter what type of vehicle is used for off-roading, driving on that type of terrain usually means many chances to … 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 >