• 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 [...]
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 […]

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 [...]
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. [...]
  • Castor Correctors
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Castor Correction

    Project CJ-7 ~ Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameCastor Adjustment OptionsThis option will not correct ZERO degree castor but will help fine tune castor and correct minor Camber problems as well.With [...]
  • Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Maximus-3 Hook Anchor & Hawse Fairlead Install

    It was now time to install the Maximus-3 Hook Anchor & our Rubicon Express Billet Aluminum Hawse Fairlead. Because our winch installation is centered, we will want our Hawse Fairlead to be centered also. The [...]
  • Vintage CB Radios
    Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    CB Radio Articles

    History and General Information AboutCitizens’ Band RadioFrom the Origins of Citizens’ Band radio and it’s growing popularity in the 1970’s to the worldwide following today around the world, this article explains where CB radio came [...]
  • Offroad Lights
    Vendors

    Offroad Lights

    This section categorizes Offroad Lights and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Offroad Light related retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you think should be listed, send [...]
  • Vendors

    Automotive Books, Videos, How-To Books

    This section categorizes Automotive Books, Videos, How-To Books and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Books, Videos and How-To Books retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog

    Graveyard of Jeeps

    Here’s one that makes the Jeep Guy drool or cry.  Or both. In 1949, an unimaginable number of military vehicles were dumped on the Island of Okinawa after the end of World War II.  Carl [...]
  • Vendors

    Transmissions Parts, Drive Train Parts

    This section categorizes Transmissions, Drive Train, Parts, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Transmissions, Drive Train and Parts retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you think should be [...]
  • 4x4 Clubs

    Northeast US 4×4 Off Road Clubs Directory

    The Northeast region includes: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, West Virginia, and Virginia.  4×4 Clubs are your best source for finding the [...]
  • Trailer & Towing

    Trailer Safety and Trailer Hitch Information

    When you are pulling a trailer or load of any kind, one thing is undisputed: trailer towing is a special situation which places demands on your driving skills, and on your tow vehicle. Here are [...]
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 […]

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