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12 Volt Wiring Tech: Gauge to Amps

June 1, 2017 Offroaders Staff Editor 7

12 Volt Wiring Gauge Requirements at specific Amps for Automotive Electrical Systems   …   To choose an adequate wire gauge, determine the amp draw (amperage) that the wire circuit will carry.  Then measure the distance […]

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Wiring Tips: Using Relays

February 13, 2017 Offroaders Staff Editor 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 to consider. Number one, make sure […]

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Avoid the Exploding Clutch

February 12, 2017 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Exploding Clutch – Why you should not coast down-hill with a disengaged clutch!  Greetings: I wanted to share with you an experience of mine with an off-road vehicle recently. I […]

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Connecting 2 Tow Straps

January 26, 2017 Offroaders Staff 0

 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 […]

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Fixing a Cracked Fingernail

December 15, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips … %#$@&!!*@  …and then a stream of obscenities followed…Inevitably it happens.  You’re wrenching away, working hard at a project when the wrench slips under full torque and comes to […]

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Cleaning an Intake Manifold

February 13, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Manufacturer Tech Tip: How Do You Clean Your Aluminum Intake Manifold? — Most intake manifolds are manufactured from a sand cast process utilizing 808 aluminum alloy and have […]

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Non-Stick Stickers

February 9, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 1

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips  …Stickers that don’t Stick – Using Magnets to adhere Stickers … Here’s an idea for people who want to use a sticker but don’t like the idea of permanently […]