October 18, 2021
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    The Right Way to Dry a Smartphone

    When my 10-year-old daughter presented me with her wet smartphone and said it’s acting “glitchy”, I looked down to see a dripping wet smartphone with a screen that was shorting out doing some really weird things on the display.  I immediately went into multitasking action, shutting [...]
  • Jeep JK for a Jeep JL
    Jeep JL Rubicon Projects

    Project Gossamer. Building a Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon

    I knew it was time.  I had seen and heard enough.  That test drive in my good friend Mike’s brand spanking new 2018 JL Rubicon put me over the edge.  When I found out what I could get for my 2014 Rubicon as a trade-in [...]
  • Top 5 Jeep JK Upgrades
    Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    5 great, inexpensive 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 [...]
  • BIG MEATS
    Technical & Info

    Differential Gear Ratio to Tire Size Guide

    This page is a Differential Gear Ratio Chart for comparing tire size to axle gear ratio and the combined effect on power and fuel economy.About this Engine RPM / Tire Size chart:The following chart of Tire sizes and axle gear ratios are meant to give a [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Another Cool Use For Hard Drive Magnets

    Here’s another tip from the Hard Drive Magnet Guy on how to make clever use of those Super Strong magnets found in every old hard drive.  Inside every hard drive is an extremely strong, nickel plated ceramic magnet.   Put that extreme magnetism to work and [...]
  • 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 JK Rubicon Projects

    Great Jeeps aren’t bought, they’re built – Project Rubicon X

    Photo Caption: This is my 2014 Rubicon X as it rolls right now.  Time for Change… There’s an old saying that goes: Great Jeeps aren’t bought, they’re built.   Evidence of this can be found at any Jeep event. Events like the All Breeds Jeep Show , the Bantam [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Best thing since Super Glue

    Super Glue has its roots in World War II (1939-1945).  Scientists at Eastman Kodak were searching for a way to design better gun sights and stumbled upon the infuriating chemical concoction known as cyanoacrylates.  Infuriating because when they tried it they found the chemicals stuck to everything!  [...]
Jeep Shows

20th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show Photos

 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 […]

Jeep Shows

Jeeps Storm the York Fairgrounds

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 […]

Jeep Shows

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2015

 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

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 […]

In the Spotlight

Maximus-3 Hook Anchor & Hawse Fairlead Install

by Offroaders Staff in Jeep JK Rubicon Projects

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 [...]

Projects & Installations

Project CJ-7 Skid Protection

Fabricating an Armored Jeep Skid Plate

Jeep CJ-7 Projects
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 [...]
Jeep CJ-7 Tie Rod Flip

CJ Flipping the Tie Rod & Drag Link

Jeep CJ-7 Projects
A Simple yet very effective method of protecting your tie rod from impact with rocks and things, is to raise the tie rod up.  Raising the Drag link also reduces bump-steer, a side effect of [...]
Jeep CJ-7 Projects

Project CJ-7 Jeep Dana 44 Axle Swap

Project Jeep CJ-7 – Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameFabricated Leaf Spring HangersFront Leaf Springs – Rear HangersMy choice of axles was factored by a few things.  First, I had no axles to [...]
Jeep CJ-7 Projects

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 [...]
Jeep CJ-7 Projects

Project Jeep CJ-7 Specs & Mods

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. The goal was to build a [...]
MT Tires on Rocks
MUD TIRE REVIEWS

What is a Mud Terrain Tire?

by Ralph Hassel in Mud Tire Reviews

Mud Tires – MUD TIRES or MT are as you might have gathered from the name, designed to perform most specifically in the mud. But when you look at the tread design of many mud [...]
  • performance chips
    Vendors

    Performance Racing Parts Dealers

    This section categorizes Performance Racing Parts Dealers and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Performance Racing Parts Dealers and related retailers.  If you have a favorite vendor you think should [...]
  • Driving & Recovery Techniques

    How do I use a Recovery Strap?

    The right recovery straps and how to use them can make the difference if you can pull your vehicle out safely or if you have to wait on a tow truck. A high-quality strap without [...]
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    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. [...]
  • Technical & Info

    Motor Oil Recycling

    Motor oil recycling is the process of restoring the motor oil to its original state, removing dirt and chemicals. Industrial and automotive used oils are recycled at re-refineries. The used oil is first tested to [...]
  • Mud Tire Reviews

    How to Pick the Right Tires for your Truck

    Selecting or buying truck tires is one of the best ways to improve the performance of your truck, but making that decision can be difficult if you have never been faced with it before. One [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog

    End of an Era – TRAILS CLOSED

    I’ve heard that saying ‘all good things come to an end‘ thrown around like rocks getting chucked out of a mud tire.  But by ‘end‘ I just couldn’t have imagined it would be an end to the [...]
  • 4x4 Trails & ORV Offroad Parks

    History of the Rubicon Trail

    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. The Eldorado National Forest lies near [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • Jeep Willys Overland PTO mounted Log Splitter
    Dusty Trails Blog

    Jeep-a-Split Jeep – Willys Overland Implements

    What is a Jeep-a-Split? Near the end of WWII, Willys began looking for ideas to help introduce the Jeep to the civilian market.  Willys pioneered specially available implements for Jeep, such as trenchers, backhoes, welders, [...]
  • Vendors

    Onboard Welders, Automotive Welders, 12 Volt Welders

    This section categorizes many popular Onboard Welders, Automotive Welders, 12 Volt Welders,  and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Onboard, Automotive and 12 Volt Vendors.  If you have [...]
Vendors

Automotive Tools, Work Benches, Air Tools, Welding

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

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

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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