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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 >

Apr192017

Balancing Big Off Road Truck Tires!

When it comes to tires of any kind, everyone knows that you need balance for a smooth ride. Tire balance may not be a critical issue for off-road trucks equipped with steel bumpers or winch-mount bumpers that rarely see the road. For most trucks that do double duty, it is a concern. The bigger the tire, the harder it can be to balance. When equipping off-road trucks with aftermarket bumpers, shocks, and tires that can affect the ride, you may have to work harder to keep those tires balanced. Why Tire Balance Matters In order for any vehicle to ride smoothly without shakes … READ MORE >

Apr182017

Which Is Better – MIG or TIG Welding?

Off-roaders who modify their Jeeps and trucks with steel truck bumpers and other heavy-duty parts may occasionally need to have something welded. Performed correctly, welding typically provides a more secure attachment than bolts. There are two types of welding used in automotive applications: MIG welding and TIG welding. Although both methods can produce equally strong welds, they are used in different ways when installing steel bumpers and other off-road equipment. How Is MIG Welding Done? MIG or metal inert gas welding is done using a machine with a spool gun that continuously feeds metal wire that is melted to form the weld. … 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 >

Mar152017

Off Road Driving Techniques – It Has To Do With Safety!

Off-roading is quickly increasing in popularity, with more people enjoying this great activity every year. It’s a great sport, but definitely one that requires everyone to pay attention to safety in order to enjoy the fun without risking accidents or injuries. Modifying a truck and adding necessary gear like tires, bumpers, and suspension is important; however, it’s equally important to understand and practice safe off-roading techniques. Some of those simple, yet critical ideas that can ensure a successful day on the trails are included here. Don’t Overestimate The Ability Of You or Your Truck The most important safety tip for all off-road … 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 >

Feb272017

Looking Closely At New Off Road Truck Wheels!

A great set of wheels is something that every off road truck owner looks forward to adding to their vehicle. Besides the other gear like steel truck bumpers, lift kits and bigger tires, great looking wheels can really give a truck that look every owner wants. Before shelling out for those expensive, good-looking wheels, are you sure they are safe for trail riding and rock climbing? Consider these points to make sure you buy rims that can handle the job. Rim Width and Diameter Large diameter wheels may look great to some, but it’s important to realize they may not be ideal … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Truck Bumpers – Stylize Or Replace With Aftermarket Ones?

The way you stylize your truck says much about the way you use it. Aftermarket truck bumpers and Jeep bumpers aren’t for everyone. Some people like their factory bumpers and find them effective for the way they use their trucks. For some owners, it’s just a style thing, and we must admit there are some better looking bumpers being put out by Chevy, Dodge, and Ford these days. But nothing is going to give you the protection of a heavy-duty premium steel truck bumper like a Fab Fours unit. That being said, certain owners find they don’t need the protection and … READ MORE >

Dec242016

Words of Wisdom When Buying A Used Off Road Truck!

Buying a used truck can sometimes be more fun than purchasing a new one. It is like searching for that diamond in the rough – flipping through tons of truck ads, weeding through the junk and the overpriced, looking for that perfectly-optioned ride that is in the condition you want – or will at least accept. Why Buy Used? There are some big benefits to buying used, too! It is already broken in, so there is no need to worry about babying it. The warranty is likely long gone, allowing you to modify away to your heart’s content. It might already even … READ MORE >

Dec242016

Why Add A Stinger To Your Off Road Truck?

It sounds like something hanging off of an insect, not on a truck or Jeep, doesn’t it? A stinger isn’t exactly something that can be found in a vehicle manual. Yet they’ve been showing up on more Jeeps and 4x4s over the years. A stinger is an additional protrusion from your vehicle – front or rear – almost always built off the bumper. They’re usually on the front of vehicles, though we have seen a few rear ones. While they do serve a purpose, it’s often a style thing for many Jeepers. What Is A Stinger? A stinger is put on the … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Offroad Truck Bumpers – What Are Your Choices?

When outfitting any Jeep or off road vehicle, today’s enthusiast has a few different choices in off road custom bumpers. Some may look more aggressive or attractive than others, but each different style also serves a different purpose. Before making the mistake of choosing aftermarket bumpers based solely on looks alone, offroaders must consider function when looking at different types of bumpers. Tubular Type Bumpers Tubular bumpers are steel truck bumpers made from lightweight, but extremely strong tubular steel. A common bumper style for many off road vehicles, these bumpers come in various types and styles to provide the basics in protection … READ MORE >

Dec222016

What Is A Stinger Bumper And Do I Need One?

Off road vehicles can be outfitted with various accessories and bumpers that can help make offroading safer and reduce the risk of a crash. One such item known as a stinger bumper may be important to some vehicle owners in certain circumstances. Although stinger bumpers, a type of custom bumper that protrudes considerably upward and outward from the front or rear of the truck, may seem to be an overdone, flashy, and unnecessary accessory, they do have a very important purpose. What Is A Stinger Bumper? Stinger bumpers are aftermarket bumpers frequently installed on off road trucks that are driven over certain … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Pack Right for Your Adventure

When we head out on an adventure, we like to make sure we’re ready for the journey we’re going on. Of course, we always have some gear and tools packed away in each of our 4x4s, but there’s a lot of extra equipment to be added for a long trip. That extra gear should be tailored specifically to the area you’ll be in, the company you’ll be with, and of course, the vehicle you’re in. Beyond that, think about your vehicles’ (potential) weaknesses and what you haven’t replaced in a while. Plan Ahead If you think you’re going to have an issue, … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Off Road Bumper Installation Concerns – And How To Fix Them!

Offroad vehicles are designed for having fun – which may require trail-riding, offroading truck owners to invest in offroad bumpers. Steel truck bumpers can save truck owners the cost of repeated repairs – but do they affect performance? Some owners find that the addition of heavy custom bumpers protects them in some ways, yet leaves them susceptible to other problems like radiator damage and bumper weight-related problems. The good news is that all of these problems can be easily fixed! Weight Issues With Offroad Front Bumpers In order for any offroad front bumper to be protective, it needs to be strong. The … 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 >

Dec212016

Not Just Good Looks – Ultimate Strength, Too!

Today’s trucks aren’t only more efficient than ever, they’re also bigger than ever. Massive private passenger diesel trucks now have the capabilities to pull what only commercial vehicles could just a decade ago. Ironically, the bumpers have seemingly become even weaker, to absorb more impact during a collision. Manufacturers don’t expect the average customer to put their vehicles through the rigors that some of us do, so they don’t take rock impacts into account. But if you’re really using your truck to the extremes, then you’ll find that a heavy-duty truck needs heavy-duty equipment. And when you’re unhinged enough to wheel … READ MORE >