• 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

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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. [...]
  • Communications

    CB Radio – Adjusting SWR

    PARA DYNAMICS SWR METER INSTRUCTIONS       3-FUNCTION TEST INSTRUMENT – MODEL PDC 2IntroductionModel PDC 2 test instrument is a compact 3-function test meter designed to indicate the condition of any 52 ohm antenna and [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Jeep Tub Restoration
    Vendors

    Auto Body, Fiberglass Tubs, Replacement Body Parts

    This section categorizes Auto Body, Fiberglass Tubs, Replacement Body Parts and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Auto Body, Fiberglass Tubs and Replacement Body Parts related retailers.  If you [...]
  • Technical & Info

    Installing LED Lights in your Vehicle

    Using the Light Emitting Diode otherwise know as the LED in your vehicle   LED lights are fast becoming the light source of choice in many applications.  There are good reasons for this.  LED lights consume about 10th [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Basic CB Radio Installation and Troubleshooting

    There’s nothing more frustrating than being out on the trail and realizing that your CB is not performing very well.  People in other nearby vehicles can barely make out what you are saying and incoming [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Painting Tip: Free Paintbrush and Paint Holder

    DEPARTMENT OF:  Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips … Painting Tip #27 – Making that brush on paint job a little easier. When you are looking for a container to pour paint into so you can brush it onto [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog

    Do Solar Roads Have a Bright Future?

    Sustainability issues are at the forefront of the automotive industry and everyone seems to be looking for viable green and clean alternatives to internal combustion engines. With gas prices soaring there’s a focus on fuel [...]
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

    Wiring Tips: Using Relays

    February 13, 2017 1
     Things to THINK about When Wiring Accessories…When wiring anything in your vehicle that draws heavy current such as high powered offroad lights or audio amplifiers, there are a few things [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Automotive Seats, Ride Control, Waterproof, Custom and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Seats, Ride Control, Waterproof [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog
    Mini WWII 1/3 Scale Willys JeepA few nights ago as I pondered the idea of converting my aging riding Lawn mover into a mowerless Jeep lawn tractor, stumbled upon [...]
  • onboard welders
    Vendors
    This section categorizes Onboard Welders, Automotive Welders, 12 Volt Welders and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Onboard Welders, Automotive Welders, 12 Volt Welders [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes Automotive Drive Train, Axles, Differentials, Rebuild Kits and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Drive Train, Axles, Differentials [...]
  • Vendors

    Hitches, Trailers, Towing

    February 26, 2016 0
    This section categorizes many popular Hitches, Trailers, Towing and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find hitches, trailers, towing related retailers.  If you [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
    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 [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    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 [...]

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