• 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 […]

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 Winch Mount Install
In the Spotlight

Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation

by Offroaders Staff in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X 0

In this segment we install the Maximus-3 Winch Mount. With the frame prep work completed, we were about to install new parts! The Winch Mount is a solid, heavy plate with impressive precision laser cutting [...]
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. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors

    Custom Suspension Systems

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

    Off-Road Recovery, Winches, Gear

    This section categorizes many popular Off-Road Recovery, Winches, Gear and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Off-Road Recovery, Winches and Gear related retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    25 Essential Tips Before Venturing Offroad

    Thinking about taking off on an off-road adventure?  Whether you’re heading down an old logging trail or into the outback, preparation for the trip should start long before you set the navigation system to route you [...]
  • 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 [...]
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 […]

  • Dusty Trails Blog
    Jeep vehicles dominate the aftermarket parts and accessories industry with all types of Jeep parts, from lift kits to soft tops to dog collars. What about the mobile phone [...]
  • performance chips
    Vendors
    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 [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes Military Axles and Axle Parts, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Military Axle and Axle Part retailers.  If you have [...]
  • winch troubleshooting
    Winch Tech
    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 [...]
  • Project CJ-7 U-Bolt Skid Plates
    Project Jeep CJ-7
    Project Jeep CJ-7   U-Bolt Skid PlatesFabricating Custom U-Bolt Plates with Skid ProtectionWith the job of a Dana 44 axle swap to the project CJ-7, came the need for new [...]
  • Poison Spyder Customs, Inc.
    Vendors

    Custom 4×4 Parts

    February 26, 2016 0
    This section categorizes Custom 4×4 Parts and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Custom 4×4 Parts retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
    DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Lifting a Vehicle and Protecting the contact surface … When you are jacking up a vehicle with a hydraulic floor jack, sometimes you [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    This section categorizes Tops – Hard Tops, Soft Tops, Bestop, Kayline, Top Flite and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Tops – Hard [...]
  • 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 [...]

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