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Dec282017

OK – Why Should I Consider Crate Engines For My Off-Roader?

Working on an off-road truck can be rewarding and a lot of fun. There are many upgrades to do right in your own garage if you have the tools and the know-how. Yet there are other modifications that are more easily accomplished by a professional, like installing steel bumpers and mounting big […] READ MORE >

Dec132017

The Real Facts About Helmets – How To Pick The Right One!

If you do any kind of off-road racing over dunes and hills at high speeds, protecting your head should be a prime concern. You use durable protective gear like skid plates, steel bumpers, and other items to reduce damage to your truck, so what about yourself? Before you open […] READ MORE >

Nov222017

Destroy The Darkness – Modern Off-Road Lighting!

If you ever go off-roading at night or may be out in the dark after a day on the trails, good lighting is essential. All other upgrades will be worthless if you do not have enough lighting to stay out of danger. Before you take the chance of being out in […] READ MORE >

Nov82017

The Vital Value of Seal Puncture Repair Kits When Off-Roading!

A rule of the road, whether on road or trail, is to always have your truck totally prepared for your off-road adventure. Off-roading always presents the possibility for you to get stuck or break something. Even if you have upgraded your truck with skid plates, heavy duty truck bumpers, […] READ MORE >

Oct272017

Negotiating Tricky Off-Road Hills – Proven Safety Tips!

Rock and hill climbing can be a thrilling, off-road adventure you can experience in your souped-up off-road truck or Jeep. Of course, it is important to stay safe while having fun. The big tires and protective truck bumpers you put on your off-roader can make it trailworthy; however, you […] READ MORE >

Oct232017

Want To Learn Off-Roading? Find Forums and Local 4×4 Clubs!

Off-roading with your truck or Jeep is an exciting sport. It can also be dangerous, especially for beginners with less experience. Sure, performance and safety equipment upgrades like wheels and tires, locking differentials, and strong truck bumpers are important to protect your truck and make it more capable. None […] READ MORE >

Sep272017

Which Type of Off-Roading Is For You? There Are Choices!

If you are interested in off-roading and have been doing some searching online, chances are you have a pretty good idea of what extreme off-roading looks like. Sure, some of it involves scaling monstrous boulders or getting through deep, sucking mud holes; however, there is actually more to off-roading […] READ MORE >

Sep152017

Consider These Critical Factors Before You Go Off-Roading!

When you are out on challenging trails or negotiating tough obstacles, your off-roader needs to be capable, responsive, and durable. Achieving this comes partly from adding the right upgrades, like protective bumpers and a good lift kit, and partly from having the right driver experience. Whether you are a seasoned […] READ MORE >

Aug252017

Complete Your Off-Road Safety With Head Protection!

Off-roading can be rough, both for you and your truck. The last thing you want is a head injury from bouncing around inside while negotiating tough obstacles. You protect your off-road truck with specialty parts like differential covers, front truck bumpers, and other heavy duty equipment, right? If you […] READ MORE >

Aug302016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug292016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug262016

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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 […] READ MORE >

Aug262016

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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 […] READ MORE >

Aug262016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug242016

Buy It Used, Make It Yours!

Buying any used vehicle can be scary; buying a used 4×4 comes with an extra set of concerns. These are vehicles that some people literally take pleasure in destroying. Often times the suspension will be shot, bumpers barely hanging on, exhaust dented, undercarriage scratched, and something’s living in the […] READ MORE >

Aug232016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug92016

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 […] READ MORE >

Aug42016

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 […] READ MORE >

Jan202017

What Is Involved In Powder Coating Your Off-Road Truck?

Powder coating is one of the most durable and preferred surface preps for use on vehicles of all types. Although it’s generally not used as an all-over covering like auto paint, this coating offers a great way for off-roaders to protect critical parts of their treasured off-road trucks like the chassis, rims, steel truck bumpers, and any other parts that are at higher risk of damage or eventual corrosion. Powder coating can be expensive and involves a lengthy process; however, those who invest in it find it to be a great protectant for off-road trucks out on the trails and in … READ MORE >

Jan162017

Don’t Let Rust Be A Four-Letter Word On Your Off-Road Truck!

Rust – one of those four-letter words that every off-roader despises for the problems it can cause to an aging off-road truck. The more fun we have with our trucks and the more abuse they take, the more rust we see on them as they get older. It is a natural process, after all: rusting nuts and bolts, frame and suspension, even bumpers and brakes. Of course more than mere aesthetics, rust should be avoided as much as possible to keep a truck off-road safe. So consider the following tips to prevent and control rust on your Ford or Chevy or … 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 >

Dec262016

Keep In Touch Off Roading – Tune Your CB Antenna!

Open communication while off-roading is essential for safety while you’re having a great time on the trails in your outfitted off-road truck. After putting all that time and money into making sure you’ve got the right tires, lights, bumpers, and other gear, have you considered figuring out if your CB antenna is properly tuned to the radio? Sure, the radio turns on and you can hear it working, yet how effective is your signal? The antenna has to communicate effectively with the radio before anyone can talk to anyone else. By following these easy steps, you can get your components communicating with … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Learn About Off Road Trucks and The Batteries They Need!

Off roading is rough on trucks. This is why we all invest in heavy-duty tires and struts, steel bumpers, winches, and other specialized equipment that can withstand the abuse. One item that often gets overlooked is the battery. If the truck turns over, the battery is fine, right? Not always, especially on offroad Fords or Chevys that have added lights and other electrical equipment. Just like everything else, making sure you’ve got enough cranking power is essential to make certain you get home at the end of the day. More Power! The stock battery that comes with any vehicle is sufficient for … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Do You Have The Right Angle For A Good Off-Road Experience?

Just when you thought you’d found an exciting hobby of off roading that didn’t involve math –  guess again. Off roading will put your understanding of geometry and physics to the test. Off roading involves a lot of brute force and some tough equipment like big tires and custom bumpers; however, it also involves some careful calculations to avoid getting into trouble. One of those essential calculations is ground angles and how to negotiate them. Angles and Off Roading There are three important angles that every off roader needs to understand and study before attempting any serious hill climbing. When negotiating hills … READ MORE >

Dec252016

Keeping Off-Road Trucks On The Trails – It’s Pretty Basic!

Off roading pushes a vehicle to its limits, putting a higher strain on every truck’s different mechanical parts. One of the ways that we reduce this strain and make our vehicles more durable is by modifying with heavy duty parts like stiffer suspensions and aftermarket bumpers. The other way is by keeping off road vehicles properly maintained so that mechanical failure is less likely. While off roaders should always follow the recommended maintenance schedule for their vehicle, a modified truck requires a bit of extra attention. Add these important maintenance items to your vehicle care list to keep your prized off … READ MORE >

Dec242016

Off-Road Trucks – What Are Your Best Lighting Choices?

A common upgrade that many owners make to their favorite offroading trucks is lights. Whether adding lightbars to steel truck bumpers or illumination elsewhere on the truck, anyone who enjoys offroading at night will appreciate the added visibility to enjoy the trails at night. Before making any purchase, it’s important to learn a little about aftermarket offroad lighting choices and which ones to choose. Why Upgrade? If you like to cross the trails at night, offroad lights can make doing so a lot easier and safer. Headlamps for offroading illuminate much brighter and further than the stock versions, providing increased visibility. When … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Don’t Get Lost In Your Off Road Truck On That Trail – Use GPS

Getting lost in the backcountry in your favorite customized truck might seem like something offroading friends joke about – yet it is actually a fact that maybe should be taken seriously. If you really enjoy getting out into nature and off the beaten path, you still have to know where you are and how to get back to where you started out, right? Fortunately, technology has given us a great tool known as GPS just full of the right mapping software. You outfit your trusted offroading truck or decked-out Jeep with the right tires and struts, sometimes adding aftermarket bumpers as … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Play By The Rules When Off-Roading With Your Truck

Off-roading has become an extreme adventure for many, with more people hitting the trails with their own offroad showpiece than ever before. The more, the merrier I always say when it comes to this kind of fun, since it can be an experience like no other! More people out with their trucks does mean more contact with other enthusiasts, so it’s important to practice a certain degree of off-roading etiquette when sharing the trails so everyone has a great time. Before loading up and heading out for a day of hill climbing and water forging with your prized offroading truck, make sure … READ MORE >

Dec232016

How To Safely Winch Out Your Off-Road Truck

Nothing and no one is perfect – which is why offroaders know that a winch bumper can be a real lifesaver when things go awry while off-roading. Naturally, the goal is to never end up stuck to the point where a winch becomes necessary; but as most seasoned off-roaders know, sooner or later that winch will be worth its weight in gold. There’s more to a safe recovery than just having a bumper winch, as that winch is worthless unless you know how to safely use it! What You Need For Safe and Successful Winch Recovery Before attempting to winch any truck, … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Don’t Let Those Steep Hills Overpower Your Offroad Truck!

One of the best, most exciting parts of off-roading is taking to the hills. Hill climbing is not just a good challenge; it can really get the adrenaline pumping as off-roaders try their hand – and their luck – on the hills at their favorite off-roading site. Before making that first climb, though, it’s very important for off-roaders to understand the inherent risks involved in hill climbing if they want to make it to the other side unscathed. Read over these common sense tips about how to safely negotiate hills and make sure you and your prized offroading truck drive … READ MORE >

Dec232016

Off-Roading Through Water – Keep It Upbeat And Safe

Driving through water is both fun and exciting, but it can also be a real headache for off-roaders who are not prepared. Preventing serious damage to that decked-out offroading truck involves knowing a few things about the water you are about to cross and your truck, too. Using these essential suggestions, inexperienced off-roaders can learn what they can and can’t do when crossing water and how to best protect their truck. Know Your Truck Sure, every driver knows how their truck handles and even how to negotiate hills and rocks with it. For success while forging water, you need to know a … READ MORE >

Dec222016

Are Your Off-Road Truck Big Tires For Show – Or For Go?

One of the first things that beginner off-roaders notice about four wheeling trucks is the huge tires. Big tires are impressive. The bigger, the better, right? Those giant donuts definitely make a statement when they’re driving down the highway, that’s for sure! There’s a thing about big tires though, that experienced off-roaders know. As does happen, this is one of those cases where bigger isn’t necessarily better, unless there’s a use for those bigger tires. Most importantly, when there is a need for bigger tires, sometimes other things have to change to account for them. So, while giant, knobby off road … 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 >

Dec232016

Do You Know How To Handle Off-Road Tire Emergencies?

Nothing brings a fun day off roading to a halt faster than a tire blowout. Unfortunately, tire issues are just another one of the things that can go wrong when you least expect it. Carrying spares on your steel truck bumpers or in the truck  bed is always a great idea for a quick fix; but if you happen to be out without one, have no fear – the day is not lost. There are other things that enthusiastic off-roaders can do to remedy the situation other than limp to safety and call for a tow. With a little muscle … 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

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

Buy It Used, Make It Yours!

Buying any used vehicle can be scary; buying a used 4×4 comes with an extra set of concerns. These are vehicles that some people literally take pleasure in destroying. Often times the suspension will be shot, bumpers barely hanging on, exhaust dented, undercarriage scratched, and something’s living in the air filter. If you’re inexperienced, then take the time to do your research online; YouTube and online forums are a great place to start. Sometimes it’s worth it to pay a local garage for a thorough inspection; at the very least, you should bring a mechanically inclined friend. Establish Priorities The second a … 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

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 >

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 >