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Apr172017

Bumpers and Winches – What Will Your Winch Mount Accept?

When planning for the addition of steel bumpers and recovery winches, it’s important to understand how winches actually mount. Winches made by the leading manufacturers can be mounted in two separate ways, using either mid frame or large frame mounting systems. Before investing in truck winch bumpers, owners of off road vehicles need to determine the winch they need based on its capacity and how it needs to be installed. Mid Frame Winches Mid frame winches are generally used on Jeeps and smaller SUVs as well as quarter-ton and light duty pickup trucks. In comparison to large frame winches, these are more … 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 >

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 >

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

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

Does My Off Road Bumper Need A Winch?

A common question that owners of off-road vehicles ask is whether or not they should invest in a winch bumper. Custom bumpers can be expensive, especially those that have built-in winches. Not every off-road vehicle needs a winch on its bumper, although most off-road enthusiasts recommend it. Even though vehicle owners may never actually use their winch, that one time that they do, it will pay for itself many times over. What Does A Winch Bumper Do? A winch bumper is an important accessory that anyone who off-roads may want to consider before heading out onto the trails. Available on front bumpers, … READ MORE >