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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 >

May292017

Why Devote Time To Off-Road Truck Winch Upkeep?

You’ve invested in your off-road truck in various ways to be sure it’s up to the challenge. You’ve upgraded stock equipment to make your ride more durable and added things like steel bumpers with a built-in winch just in case you run into some kind of trouble. You’re no stranger to the added amount of vehicle maintenance required to keep your wheels running strong, spending plenty of time off the trail cleaning, maintaining, and tweaking. Throughout all of that, are you remembering to maintain your winch? It might be an added element and since it’s a mechanical part, it requires also … READ MORE >

May82017

Winch Rigging Accessories – What You Need On The Trails!

If you’re serious about off-roading, the importance of a strong winch mounted on your steel bumper is something you understand. Hopefully, you also realize that there’s more to winching than just installing truck winch bumpers as the winch is only one part of the recovery equation. To safely and correctly winch your truck or Jeep, be sure to have these essential rigging accessories stowed in the back so your recovery efforts are effective and nobody gets hurt. —–Heavy Duty Gloves – Don’t even think about using a winch without a thick pair of heavy duty winching gloves. Your hands can become seriously … READ MORE >

Mar102017

Offroaders – Make Sure You Know Snatch Recovery Tactics!

One of the most important techniques all off-roaders need to know if frequenting trails that could leave you stuck is a snatch recovery. Though they may seem simple enough, there are a lot of ways people can get into trouble if they improperly perform this type of recovery or use the wrong equipment. Before assuming these recoveries can be made with truck winch bumpers or that any type of strap will do, read here to learn how to snatch correctly and safely. What Is A Snatch Recovery? A snatch recovery is typically made to recover a vehicle that is bogged or stuck … 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 >

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 >

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 >

Dec252016

Winching – The Difference Between Tow and Recovery Straps!

There are a few techniques that all off-roaders should know before they hit the trails, since the day will inevitably come when those truck winch bumpers and recovery gear will come in handy. There is a critical difference between how tow straps and recovery straps should be used. Though they may seem the same to the novice, it is imperative that drivers understand the difference between the two and how to safely use them. Each strap has its place when used in combination with winch bumpers, d-rings, recovery points. and other safety equipment. Tow and Recovery Straps Are Not the Same! Tow … 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 >

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

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 >

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 >