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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 >

Jun152017

Looking At Winch Capacity For Your Off Road Truck!

Other than tires, steel bumpers, and other similar equipment, a winch is one of the most important accessories to have on your Jeep or truck. Used safely and correctly, winches give you the ability to get out of trouble and continue on your way. Yet there is more to winch selection than just bolting one onto your off-road truck. To have the pulling power you need and avoid dangerous situations, you need a truck winch bumper equipped with a winch that has enough capacity to pull your truck. You also need to know how capacity works and how to get the … 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 >

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 >

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 >

Dec252016

Offroad Truck Bumpers – Replace Front or Back One First?

Which bumper do you replace on your prized offroad truck first? Just a guess here, but we’d have to say that your front bumper gets more attention that your rear. But why? Because it’s the most aesthetically noticeable? Or is it the one you use the most? Which Bumper to Replace First? Granted, the front bumper is where you most often mount a winch and off-road lights that are used for forward progression. It depends on how you drive, where you drive, and how you use your truck. If you’re looking to charge through boulder-strewn trails and aren’t about to let a … 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 >

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

Six Quick Road Trip Tips

With thousands upon thousands of miles of road to allow us extensive travel throughout North America, you can be on the highway for a long time if you want to. While the basic essentials that you use every day will no doubt be remembered, there are some extra things you can throw in your truck to make your trip a little easier. Here are six quick tips to make your road trip stay as enjoyable as you intended it to be!   Pack Your Truck For Your Adventure – All too often, we see trucks and SUVs heading out into the wilderness … 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

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

Heavy-Duty Bumpers for Trucks That Work

One of the most popular segment of vehicle sales today are trucks, and their market share is only growing as the fuel economy and everyday usability improves. A truck bed is a mighty handy thing to have, whether it be for hauling a bunch of groceries or a ton of concrete blocks. Why Do We Buy Trucks? People purchase trucks for different reasons. Some are bought for recreation—to haul weekend toys or drive in the dirt—and some are bought for work duty and earn their keep. Some trucks definitely have a harder life than others. And that’s why there are different levels … 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

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 >