• Smart Doors on a Jeep JK
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Smart Door Stops Review – Jeep JK Installation

    Instantly save $10 below! Install & Review of the Star Fabricating Jeep JK Smart Door Stops for 07-17 Jeep® WranglerIf you’re a Jeep JK owner you know the technique.  Sometimes when you open your door and you’re not getting out immediately, the foot goes down to [...]
  • Project CJ-7 Oil Pan Skid Plate
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Skid Plate Protection For the Oil Pan!

    This relatively simply oil pan modification, though it’s being done on Project CJ-7, can be installed on almost ANY 4×4 with an exposed oil pan.  Though it may be a rare event to poke a hole in your oil pan, it can happen.  At the [...]
  • 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 [...]
Butler Jeep Invasion 2015
Jeep Shows

Butler Jeep Invasion 2015

June 15, 2015 0

Immediately following the Guinness World Record shattering Jeep Parade came the Butler Jeep Invasion of Downtown Butler PA.  After a world record breaking 2420 Jeeps paraded through downtown Butler, Jeeps began parking along the stretch of […]

Jeep Shows

20th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show Photos

July 23, 2015 0

 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 […]

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 […]

Virginia Beach Beast Monster Truck, circa 1987

Virginia Beach Beast Monster Truck Resurrection

Dusty Trails Blog
August 8, 2016 0
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 from fairground to fairground. One year, [...]
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. [...]
  • How To Improve Gas Mileage
    Technical & Info

    How To Improve Gas Mileage

    Whether you are shopping for a new fuel efficient car or just trying to maximize the range of your current car, you can take some steps to get the best mileage out of your gas [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors

    Transmissions, Drive Train, Parts

    This section categorizes many popular Transmission, Drive Train, Parts and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Transmission, Drive Train and Parts retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Rust Prevention – Do-It-Yourself Undercoating that WORKS!

    Crawl under your vehicle.  Look around at the suspension components, frame, bolts, drive shafts, everything metal.  If you’re lucky, it’s doesn’t look too bad right now.  But there’s probably rust here and there.  Surface rust [...]
  • Technical & Info

    Understanding GPS Coordinates

    GPS coordinates are commonly displayed as latitude and longitude. This is not a projection to a Cartesian coordinate system (x, y grid) such as state plane or UTM, but an angular coordinate system. Degrees of [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors

    Drive Train, Axles, Transmissions, Transfer Cases, Parts

    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, Transfer Case and Parts related retailers. [...]
  • I'm a Happy Camper with my 2014 Jeep JK Rubicon X
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Four years. Four long years I’ve been thinking about this.  Back in 2010 I was in the market for a new 4×4.  After 7 years since putting my CJ-7 Project onto the trails I had [...]
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 […]

  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
    DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Exploding Clutch – Why you should not coast down-hill with a disengaged clutch!  Greetings: I wanted to share with you an experience of mine [...]
  • Jeep Shows
     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 [...]
  • Mud Tire Reviews
     ★★★ No Nonsense breakdown on shopping for Mud Tires ★★★ All of the manufacturers want you to believe that they have THE best off-road tire on the market so they [...]
  • Maximus-3 D-Ring Loops Install
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X
    As we said in the intro, having D-Rings in addition to the factory hooks are definitely a big plus. Two additional closed loop attach points means that we have [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog
    I’ve heard that saying ‘all good things come to an end‘ thrown around like rocks getting chucked out of a mud tire.  But by ‘end‘ I just couldn’t have imagined it [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes Offroad, Mud Terrain MT, All Terrain AT Tire and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Offroad, Mud Terrain MT and All [...]
  • All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps
    Dusty Trails Blog
    If Jeeps, Jeeps and more Jeeps are your thing, you won’t want to miss this years All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps!  July 19th and 20th 2014 [...]
  • Warn 9500i Winch Installation on Maximus-3 Winch Mount
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X
    First and foremost, this page details some steps to get our Warn HS9500i to fit onto our Rubicon X. Most winches are not as large or as wide as [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 AGR Steering Pump and Gear
    Project Jeep CJ-7
    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 [...]

Top PiX