• 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 [...]
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 […]

All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps
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PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014

July 18, 2014 0

If Jeeps, Jeeps and more Jeeps are your thing, you won’t want to miss this years All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps!  July 19th and 20th 2014 This year’s 19th annual event will be […]

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. [...]
  • Jeep Shows

    Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2014

    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 JK Rubicon Hard Rock on the Rubicon Trail
    Dusty Trails Blog

    Top Trails in America – Rubicon Trail

    Rubicon Trail The Historic Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile long rock-crawling offroad adventure consisting of some of the most challenging and rugged 4-wheeling on the planet.  Expect long, intense days traversing  extremely difficult rocky terrain.   The [...]
  • Technical & Info

    P-Metric Tire Sizes – P-Metric to Inches Conversion Chart

    Offroaders.com Guide to P-Metric Tire Terminology – P-Metric Tire Sizes Conversion Chart – P-Metric to InchesRim SizeP-Metric SizeTread WidthActual Tire Height15 Inch205/70R158.7 inches26.3 inches215/75R158.45 inches27.7 inches235/75R159.25 inches28.9 inches265/70R1510.4 inches29.6 inches16 Inch225/75R168.8 inches29.3 inches235/85R169.35 inches31.7 inches245/75R169.65 inches30.5 inches265/70R1610.5 [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Connecting 2 Tow Straps

     Sometimes one tow strap is not long enough to reach from the recovery vehicle to the stuck vehicle and it’s necessary to combine multiple tow straps into one long length.  So how do you do [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Waxing Paint On a Scratched Up 4×4

    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 underbrush light scratches down the sides [...]
  • Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips

    Easy DYI Jeep Wrangler JK CB Antenna Mount

    When I was searching for a good location to install a CB antenna on my Rubicon X, I considered several locations.  Most required me to purchase a mount of some kind or make a complicated [...]
  • Garage and Project Tips
    Project Jeep CJ-7

    Project CJ-7 – Project & Garage Tips

    Project CJ-7 – A few Project & Garage TipsOver the years I have been asked by people who are going to undertake a rebuild of a Jeep, what I might suggest to help get the project [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Vendors

    Automotive Clothes, Gear, Protective Clothing

    This section categorizes many popular Automotive Clothes, Gear, Protective Clothing and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Automotive Clothes, Gear and Protective Clothing related retailers.  If you have a [...]
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 […]

  • No Picture
    Vendors
    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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Technical & Info
    It’s a fact of life that behavior is influenced by what people believe, whether true or not. Numerous cases from history bear this out.For example, sailors were once fearful [...]
  • Black Oak LED Installation and Review
    Project Jeep JK Rubicon X
    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 [...]
  • No Picture
    Vendors
    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 [...]
  • Vendors
    This section categorizes Drive Train, Axle, Transmission, Transfer Case, Parts, and other 4×4, offroad and performance related vendors. Browse the links below to find Drive Train, Axles, Transmission, Transfer [...]
  • Technical & Info
    So you’re thinking of buying that used set of tires at the swap meet but you have no idea how old they are.  Or maybe you’re looking at a [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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. [...]

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