• 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

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 […]

Maximus-3 D-Ring Loops Install
In the Spotlight

D-Ring Loops Installed on Project Rubicon X

by Offroaders Staff in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X 3

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 options. Whether we are pulling someone [...]
Top 5 Jeep JK Upgrades

Top 5 Cheap, Practical Upgrades for your Jeep JK

Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
March 8, 2017 0
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 [...]
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. [...]
  • Technical & Info

    Ten Myths About Synthetic Lubrication Oil

    It’s a fact of life that behavior is influenced by what people believe, whether true or not. Numerous cases from history bear this out.For example, sailors were once fearful of sailing outside the sight of [...]
  • 4x4 Clubs

    Midwest US 4×4 Off Road Clubs Directory

    The Midwest region includes: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky.  4×4 Clubs are your best source for finding the best, legal places to 4-wheel and will typically have scheduled events.  Review [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Waxing Paint On a Scratched Up 4×4

    DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Protecting your PaintOk, so you’ve done a little fourwheeling down some narrow paths. Your once spotless paint job is showing those numerous underbrush light scratches down the sides [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    12 Volt Wiring Tech: Gauge to Amps

    12 Volt Wiring Gauge Requirements at specific Amps for Automotive Electrical Systems   …   To choose an adequate wire gauge, determine the amp draw (amperage) that the wire circuit will carry.  Then measure the distance [...]
  • 4x4 Clubs

    Southwest US 4×4 Off Road Clubs Directory

    The Southwest region includes: Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Texas.  4×4 Clubs are your best source for finding the best, legal places to 4-wheel and will typically have scheduled events.  Review [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Replacing a Fuel Pump in a Pickup

    DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …MO gives us this tip after contemplating how he was going to get to his expired fuel pump located in the top of the gas tank of his [...]
  • Technical & Info

    What is GPS and How Does it Work

    DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Information for educational purposes only info Courtesy of GARMIN CorporationThe global positioning system is a satellite-based navigation system consisting of a network of 24 orbiting satellites, eleven thousand nautical miles [...]
  • performance chips
    Vendors

    Performance Racing Parts Dealers

    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 a favorite vendor you think should [...]
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
    Listing the Most Popular Mud Tires and All Terrain Tires.  Featuring the Tire Size Clearance Chart.  Also featuring a No-nonsense article to assist with Choosing the Right Mud Tire. [...]
  • Communications
     A Citizen Band or “CB” radio as it is widely known, is a radio transceiver for two way communication, transmitting and receiving, over a CB radio antenna. The job [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    This section categorizes Automotive Brakes, Brake Systems, Hydroboost and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Brakes, Brake Systems and Hydroboost related retailers.  If [...]
  • Trailer & Towing

    Trailer Wiring Diagrams

    January 21, 2017 0
    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 [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Mail Order Catalogs and Parts Shops, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Mail Order Catalogs and [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Connecting 2 Tow Straps

    January 26, 2017 0
     Sometimes one tow strap is not long enough to reach from the recovery vehicle to the stuck vehicle and it’s necessary to combine multiple tow straps into one long [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 Tie Rod Flip
    Project Jeep CJ-7
    A Simple yet very effective method of protecting your tie rod from impact with rocks and things, is to raise the tie rod up.  Raising the Drag link also [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
    DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Cut the GreaseIf you’re like most 4×4 owners, you’re never satisfied with your vehicle as is. Chances are you probably don’t mind [...]
  • Army Surplus
    Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Military Surplus and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Military Surplus related retailers.  If you have a [...]

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