• 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 [...]
    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
  • Project Jeep JK Rubicon X

    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!  [...]
  • Driving & Recovery Techniques

    ATV Winching Techniques And Safety – How to Winch an ATV

    How to Use Your Winch – ATV and Recovery Winch Safety and TechniquesBy Jesse TaylorLearning how to winch out is an important off-road skill. If you’re a hardcore off-road enthusiast, no doubt you’re going to get stuck once in awhile. If you’ve got an ATV [...]
  • 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 hooks attached to it is the strap you want to [...]
  • Driving & Recovery Techniques

    Guide To Gearing Up For Offroad

    From Basic Equipment to Well Equipped. The following links take you down to Checklists below.The Basic ListSafety and SurvivalBeyond the Basic Offroad ChecklistVehicle Recovery ItemsTools ChecklistVersatile ItemsFor the VehicleFor the Serious OffroaderBasic Camping / Extended Stay List 25 Tips to do before going OffroadBasic TipsAlways travel [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    How to dry out a wet smartphone the right way. No, not with rice.

    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 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 […]

Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation
In the Spotlight

Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation – Bumper Removal

by Offroaders Staff in 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 X is about to get a [...]

Projects & Installations

MT Tires on Rocks

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 [...]
  • 4x4 Clubs

    Southeast US 4×4 Off Road Clubs Directory

    The Southeast region includes: Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina.  4×4 Clubs are your best source for finding the best, legal places to 4-wheel and will typically have scheduled [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Rust Prevention – Do-It-Yourself Undercoating that WORKS!

    Crawl under your vehicle.  Look around at the suspension components, frame, bolts, drive shafts, everything metal.  If you’re lucky, it’s doesn’t look too bad right now.  But there’s probably rust here and there.  Surface rust [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog

    Jeep Wrangler Red Rock Responder

    Jeep show events are fantastic place to checkout some of the greatest one-of-a-kind ideas and innovations in offroad.  Whether the ideas are home brewed modifications or corporate sponsored prototype designs, it’s one of the things that makes a Jeep [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog

    Butler Jeep Invasion 2014

    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 [...]
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    4×4 Security and Storage

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

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

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

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 […]

  • Mike Cool's CJ3A Engine
    Readers Rigs
    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 [...]
  • Trailer & Towing
    Cars, trucks, RV’s and vans all have something in common; they can all use ball hitches. These are the most widely used hitch and the simplest to install and [...]
  • Trailer & Towing
    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 [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips
    DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Coming UnhingedIs that old molded plastic tool box coming apart at the seams?  Over time the hinge on the molded plastic type [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 Detroit Locker Install
    Project Jeep CJ-7
    Powertrax No-Slip Traction SystemInstallation … or so we thought… make that …Detroit Locker InstallationOccasionally you set out to do a project and things don’t always go as you planned.  [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog
    Detroit –  Good news for 2011-2013 Jeep JK Wrangler owners plagued by the left-cylinder head cracking issue.  Chrysler Group has extended the 5-year/100,000 mile warranty out to 10-years/150,000 miles [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes Automotive Restoration, Classic Cars, Auto Parts, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Restoration, Classic Cars and Auto [...]
  • Jeep CJ-7 Axle Swap Custom Front Spring Hangers
    Project Jeep CJ-7
    Project Jeep CJ-7   Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameFabricated Leaf Spring HangersInstalling the Front Leaf Springs HangersBelow is the whole set of hangers.  Gussets have been [...]
  • Dusty Trails Blog
    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 [...]