• Black Oak LED Installation and Review
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    LED Lights Upgrade to Black Oak LED

    If you’re like me and you’ve owned many offroad vehicles over the years, you’re probably equipped your latest offroader acquisition with hand-me-downs from the previous generation 4×4’s.  For me I’m either trying to save money or make use of something removed from the trade-in.  The problem [...]
  • Black Oak LED Installation
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Black Oak LED Light Pods Install & Review

    Installation of the Black Oak LED Pods was pretty easy and straight forward thanks to the wiring harness Black Oak included with the light Pods. Each Pod comes with a complete wiring harness which included a built-in fuse, relay, & switch.  In our install we wanted [...]
  • Project Jeep CJ-7
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Project Jeep CJ-7

    A number of years ago, I got the Jeep bug.  I even know when and where I was when the bug hit me.  I preparing to build something for the offroad, maybe a Toyota FJ-40 or an early Toyota pickup with a solid front axle, maybe [...]
  • Mike Cool's CJ3A Engine
    Readers Rigs

    Mike Cool’s 450hp NOS Injected 1950 CJ3A

    Mike Cool from Piketon Ohio sends in pictures of his sweet 1950 CJ3A. Mike has this to say about his CJ3A project.The Jeep had a rough life for some 8 years wheeling the local 4×4 haunts of southern Ohio and it was looking pretty rough [...]
  • Locking Differentials Explained
    Technical & Info

    How does a Locker Work? The Locking Differential Explained:

    A locking differential or locker is a variation on the standard automotive differential. A locking differential provides increased traction compared to a standard, or “open” differential by disallowing wheel speed differentiation between two wheels on the same axle under certain conditions.A locking differential is designed [...]
  • Engine Overheating
    Technical & Info

    Causes of an Overheating Engine

    Top Twelve Things to Check When Diagnosing Overheating Problems … plus 4 more Bonus Tips!   RADIATOR CAP, WATER/COOLANT LEVEL, RADIATOR HOSE, THERMOSTAT, FAN BELTS, WATER PUMP, FAN CLUTCH, FAN SHROUD …. read more below… 1. RADIATOR CAP:The cooling system of an engine is designed as [...]
  • Winch Tech

    Winch Tech – Choosing a Winch that’s Right for You

       Purchasing a winch can be a daunting task especially if you are on a budget. Considering the job of a winch, which is to recover your vehicle when you are sometimes miles for civilization, you must make an educated decision as to which winch [...]
  • Top 5 Jeep JK Upgrades
    Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Top 5 Cheap, Practical Upgrades for your Jeep JK

    Whether you’re into Jeeps or not, you have to admit the Jeep brand has generated one heck of an aftermarket over the past few decades.  Almost any Jeep part or accessory imaginable has been (or will be) produced and sold to die-hard Jeep fans around the [...]
  • Winch Tech

    Parts of a Winch Explained – Motor Types, Gear Types, Electrical

    When you look at fundamental differences in common electric winches, a few important components and design characteristics stand out.  Of the differences in common winches, the motor and the gear train are the top two design differences that will determine the quality and stamina for [...]
  • winch troubleshooting
    Winch Tech

    Winch Troubleshooting

    The following page lists many common problems encountered with 12 volt 4×4 and ATV winches that are used in off-road recovery situations. With each condition several possible causes are listed along with possible solutions to get your winch working again.  Also be sure to check out [...]
Jeep Shows

Stinky Ass Acres Willys Rat Rod

July 2, 2014 0

 There’s a dark corner of the automotive car buff world that isn’t into shiny, polished, built to the hilt projects.  These select, very interesting personalities are instead into those extremely unique, history vehicles that show […]

Jeep Shows

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2014

June 16, 2014 0

There are Jeep shows and then there are serious Jeep shows.  Or rather a Jeep Festival in the case of the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.  In only it’s 4th year, this event marks a tribute […]

Dusty Trails Blog

Butler Jeep Invasion 2014

June 20, 2014 0

What would a town with a population just under 14,ooo do when they can rightfully say, “We are the birthplace of the Jeep”?  Hold a massive Jeep Invasion of course!  Butler Pennsylvania, located just north of Pittsburgh in […]

Jeep Shows

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2015

June 21, 2015 0

 The fifth annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival was one for the record books with record attendance, record vendor turnout, record numbers of Jeeps in every event and even an official  Guinness World Record for the […]

Dusty Trails Blog

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2014

June 6, 2014 1

The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, held this year in Butler PA June 13th, 14th and 15th is a celebration of the birth and history of one of the world’s most popular and well known vehicles […]

In the Spotlight

Extremely Useful Backup LED Light Installed & Reviewed

by Offroaders Staff in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X 1

Allow me to shed some light. A lot of decisions are based on past experience. This install starts with one of those experiences from probably 15+ years ago. That night on the trails was overcast, [...]
MUD TIRE REVIEWS

Tire Size Guide – Does it Hit or Fit?

by Alan Cray in Mud Tire Reviews 2

The data below is derived from research, readers rigs, feedback by readers and from direct experience with vehicles we’ve owned over the years.  Not all possible 4×4 vehicles are listed nor are all possible combinations. [...]
  • Trailer & Towing

    Trailer Wiring Diagrams

    The following page contains information about trailer to vehicle wiring diagrams including: 7 Wire Trailer Circuit, 6 Wire Trailer Circuit, 4 Wire Trailer Circuit and other trailer wiring diagrams.  7 Wire Circuit Trailer Wiring Diagram    6 Wire Circuit Trailer [...]
  • Jeep Shows

    20th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show Photos

     On the next three pages you’ll find hundreds of photos from the 2015 All Breeds Jeep Show! The All Breeds Jeep Show, presented by PA Jeeps and held July 18 & 19th 2015 was bigger and [...]
  • Technical & Info

    Installing LED Lights in your Vehicle

    Using the Light Emitting Diode otherwise know as the LED in your vehicle   LED lights are fast becoming the light source of choice in many applications.  There are good reasons for this.  LED lights consume about 10th [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 AGR Steering Pump and Gear
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    AGR High Performance Pump Install

    Project Jeep CJ-7 Installation:AGR Saginaw Power Steering Gear AGR High Performance PumpThis documentation is meant to assist you in your installation and provide a few recommendations.  Be sure to READ and FOLLOW the manufacturer’s installation [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    25 Dollar Sunroof

    DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Looking for a Cheap alternative to installing a Sunroof? Try this on for size.You have to admit, a vehicle just looks better with a sunroof.  Yet most vehicles [...]
  • Vendors

    Toyota FJ Cruiser Parts and Accessories

    This section categorizes many popular Toyota FJ Cruiser Parts and Accessories, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Toyota FJ Cruiser Parts and Accessory related retailers.  If you have a [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 Tie Rod Flip
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    CJ Flipping Your Tie Rod & Drag Link

    Project CJ-7Flipping your Tie Rod and Drag link A Simple yet very effective method of protecting your tie rod from impact with rocks and things, is to raise the tie rod up.  Another side effect of [...]
  • Black Oak LED Installation
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Black Oak LED Light Pods Install & Review

    Installation of the Black Oak LED Pods was pretty easy and straight forward thanks to the wiring harness Black Oak included with the light Pods. Each Pod comes with a complete wiring harness which included a [...]
  • Industry News

    Superwinch Unveils ROAM – An App for Winching

    Superwinch ROAM – An App for Winching ROAM™ by Superwinch, an interactive smartphone application, heralds a new era in winching. The system provides not only full control but puts crucial winch data at the user’s [...]
Vendors

Automotive Tools, Work Benches, Air Tools, Welding

March 2, 2017 0

This section categorizes Automotive Tools, Work Benches, Air Tools, Welding and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Tools, Work Benches, Air Tools and Welding related retailers.  If you have […]

Army Surplus
Vendors

Navy Surplus Suppliers

March 2, 2017 0

This section categorizes many popular Navy Surplus Suppliers and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Navy Surplus Supplier related retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you think should […]

performance chips
Vendors

Automotive Computer Chips

March 2, 2017 0

This section categorizes many popular Automotive Computer Chips and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Computer Chips related retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you think should be […]

  • Winch Tech
    When you look at fundamental differences in common electric winches, a few important components and design characteristics stand out.  Of the differences in common winches, the motor and the [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Toyota FJ Cruiser Lift Kits and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Toyota FJ Cruiser Lift Kit related [...]
  • Project Jeep JK Rubicon X
    Bigger is Better! Tire upgrades, it’s the most common modifications Jeep JK owners do and rightly so. New tires and rims can completely change the look and offroad performance [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Onboard Welders, Automotive Welders, 12 Volt Welders and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Onboard Welders, Automotive Welders [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Winches, Winch Accessories and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Winches and Winch Accessories related retailers.  If you [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Drive Train, Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case, Parts and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Drive Train, Axle, Transmission, [...]
  • What is Octane??
    Technical & Info

    What’s Octane???

    February 23, 2016 0
    There’s always a lot of confusion regarding octane, octane-boosters and how they work. Typical misconceptions are evident in blank-statements like:“Higher octane fuels burn slower, thus their higher octane number” [...]
  • Virginia Beach Beast Monster Truck, circa 1987
    Dusty Trails Blog
    Way back in the 1980’s when I just got my license, I was all into the offroad scene, especially the car crushing monster trucks that would make their rounds [...]
  • performance chips
    Vendors
    This section categorizes Performance Racing Parts Dealers and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Performance Racing Parts Dealers and related retailers.  If you have [...]

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