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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 […]

Engine Overheating
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Causes of an Overheating Engine

March 9, 2017 Alan Cray 0

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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Tire Tech 101: Wheel Terminology

February 13, 2017 Alan Cray 0

Offset: The distance from the centerline of the wheel to the face of the mounting surface of the wheel that contacts the hub.Negative offset: Indicates the mounting pad is behind (or inboard) the centerline of […]

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Offroaders Guide to Gearing up for Offroad

February 10, 2017 Alan Cray 0

Offroaders Guide to Gearing up for Offroad  …  From Basic Equipment to Well Equipped, the following links take you down to Checklists below.  Whether you are packing for a day or a week, you want to […]

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

January 23, 2017 Alan Cray 0

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

December 15, 2016 Alan Cray 0

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

March 2, 2016 Offroaders Staff 0

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???

February 23, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

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

February 23, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

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

February 12, 2016 Offroaders Staff Editor 0

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 […]