• 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 [...]
In the Spotlight

Extremely Useful Backup LED Light Installed & Reviewed

by Offroaders Staff in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X 1

Allow me to shed some light. A lot of decisions are based on past experience. This install starts with one of those experiences from probably 15+ years ago. That night on the trails was overcast, [...]
Top 5 Jeep JK Upgrades

Top 5 Cheap, Practical Upgrades for your Jeep JK

Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
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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. [...]
  • Industry News

    Superwinch Unveils ROAM – An App for Winching

    Superwinch ROAM – An App for Winching ROAM™ by Superwinch, an interactive smartphone application, heralds a new era in winching. The system provides not only full control but puts crucial winch data at the user’s [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors

    Bed Liners, Paint Carpet, Floor Mats, Automotive Interior

    This section categorizes Bed Liners, Paint Carpet, Floor Mats, Automotive Interior, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Bed Liners, Paint Carpet, Floor Mats and Automotive Interior related retailers. [...]
  • Vendors

    Quadratec Jeep Parts

    This section is Quadratec specific.  If you have a favorite vendor you think should be listed, send us the link and we’ll add it to our list.Jeep Accessories at Quadratec. Quadratec specializing in Jeep Wrangler, [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors

    Automotive Seats, Ride Control, Waterproof, Custom

    This section categorizes Automotive Seat, Ride Control, Waterproof, Custom and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Seats, Ride Control, Waterproof and Custom related retailers.  If you have a favorite [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Mud Tire Reviews

    Tire Size Guide – Does it Hit or Fit?

    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. [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 Dana 44 Axle Swap Prep
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Axle Preparation

    Project Jeep CJ-7Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swapped onto a CJ-7Power WashThanks to Chris McKeon for lending me his Honda Power Washer a second time to wash the axles (first time was to wash the [...]
Vendors

Automotive Tools, Work Benches, Air Tools, Welding

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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

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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

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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 […]

  • 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 [...]
  • 4x4 Trails & ORV Offroad Parks
    Prehistoric and historic context:  … Prior to European settlement, the Sierra Nevada Mountains were home to several Native American groups, including the Nisenan (Southern Maidu), Washoe, and the Sierra Miwok. [...]
  • Vintage CB Radios
    Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    CB Radio Articles

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    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 [...]
  • Survival Gear
    Vendors
    This section categorizes many popular Off-Road and Military Survival Gear and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Off-Road and Military Survival Gear related [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Winch Tech
    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 [...]
  • 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, [...]
  • 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
    This truck hit a bridge guardrail, flipped end over end, and finally came to rest on the opposite side of the culvert. What makes this accident remarkable is that [...]

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