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What are Sipes in a tire?

Sipes are the small slots that are cut or molded into a tire tread surface.  These slots are meant to aid in increasing traction in snow, ice, mud, and wet road surfaces.  The name of […]

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Tire Tech 101: Wheel Terminology

Offroaders.com Guide to Wheel Terminology.   This guide helps you understand the most commonly used terms related to wheels including wheel construction, wheel measurements, sizing, and spacing.   Offset: The distance from the centerline of the wheel to […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Understanding GPS Coordinates

GPS coordinates are commonly displayed as latitude and longitude. This is not a projection to a Cartesian coordinate system (x, y grid) such as state plane or UTM, but an angular coordinate system. Degrees of […]

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CB Radio Articles

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 article explains where CB radio came […]

What is Octane??
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What’s Octane???

There’s always a lot of confusion regarding octane, octane-boosters and how they work. Typical misconceptions are evident in blank-statements like:“Higher octane fuels burn slower, thus their higher octane number”           “Higher octane […]

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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 […]

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What is GPS and How Does it Work

DEPARTMENT OF: Cheap Tricks & Useful Tips …Information for educational purposes only info Courtesy of GARMIN CorporationThe global positioning system is a satellite-based navigation system consisting of a network of 24 orbiting satellites, eleven thousand nautical miles […]

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