• 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

Jeeps Storm the York Fairgrounds

July 20, 2015 0

The threat of storms passing through the York area didn’t seem deter anyone from arriving early day-1 of the show.  We pulled into the fairgrounds early Saturday morning amazed at how many Jeeps already occupied […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. [...]
  • Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    Reinstall Bumper & Maximus-3 Hoop Bar

    Home stretch of the project! Only a few more steps and we’ll be looking at the completed makeover of our Rubicon X front end! We still have yet to install the Maximus-3 Auxiliary Light Brackets, [...]
  • Project CJ-7 Skid Protection
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Fabricating an Armored Jeep Skid Plate

    This Project CJ-7 article is about converting and armoring a Dana 300 skid plate to work with a Dana 20 transfer case.  An ounce of prevention is worth a few pounds of steel.  After hearing stories [...]
  • Project CJ-7 U-Bolt Skid Plates
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Project CJ-7 gets Armored Custom U-Bolt Plates

    Fabricating Custom U-Bolt Plates with Skid Protection for Project Jeep CJ-7   With the job of a Dana 44 axle swap to the project CJ-7 came the need for new u-bolt plates.  Two things made stock u-bolt [...]
  • 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, [...]
  • Project CJ-7 Swaybar
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Swaybar Modification

    Project Jeep CJ-7Swaybar ModsStock Jeep Swaybar & Scout Dana 44 Front Axle When using an uncut Scout Dana 44 front axle, a few issues for adapting the axle to the CJ frame came up.  One was [...]
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    Vendors

    Automotive Stereo Equipment, Stereo Systems, Speakers

    This section categorizes Automotive Stereo Equipment, Stereo Systems, Speakers and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Stereo Equipment, Stereo Systems and Speakers related retailers.  If you have a favorite [...]
  • 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 [...]
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
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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 [...]
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    Vendors
    This section categorizes Automotive Electrical, Wiring Harnesses, Offroad Lights and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Electrical, Wiring Harnesses and Offroad Lights [...]
  • Project Jeep CJ-7
    Project Jeep CJ-7
    The budget Rebuild by Ralph HasselThe complete build is documentedhere on www.Offroaders.comThis 1978 Jeep CJ-7 never started life as a complete Jeep; rather it was built completely from parts. [...]
  • Butler Jeep Invasion 2015
    Jeep Shows
    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 [...]
  • Knowing the Terrain of Offroad Driving
    Driving & Recovery Techniques

    Knowing the Terrain

    March 10, 2017 0
    Most offroad driving is a matter of common sense and, often, seat of the pants intuition. The first rule is never to drive faster than is absolutely necessary, and [...]
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    Vendors

    Tube Fenders

    March 2, 2017 0
    This section categorizes Tube Fenders and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Tube Fenders related retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you [...]
  • Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X
    Bumper Removal, Prep for Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation In this article, we remove the factory Rubicon X bumper and prepare the frame for the Maximus-3 Winch Mount. Project Rubicon [...]
  • Double Your Winch Power with a Snatch Block
    Winch Tech
    An electric winch is a powerful recovery tool. Used correctly, it provides massive amounts of power to pull out your ATV or truck. With the right tools and rigging, [...]
  • radiators
    Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Cooling Systems, Radiators and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Cooling Systems and Radiators related retailers.  If you [...]

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