Off-Road Essentials

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    Skyler Smith Unsplash

    How to Store Your Jeep or 4x4 for the Winter

    Many off-road enthusiasts - including us - embrace winter wheeling but we would be remiss not to mention the important steps of properly storing your trail-dedicated Jeep or 4x4 if spending time off-road just isn’t in your plans over the next four... Read more

    Dec 2, 2021

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    Rafael Vianna Croffi

    Avoid These Common Wheeling Mistakes

    We were cruising in Ocotillo Wells, CA. It was a sunny day with great visibility. Though the area consisted mostly of sand dunes, it‘s possible to encounter long stretches of level sand. From a distance, the area appeared featureless but looks can... Read more

    Nov 26, 2021

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    Summit 4x4 Company

    Do You Need Differential Lockers?

    Not every driver on the road needs differential lockers, but wheeling enthusiasts could use them at some point when off-roading. Most stock 4X4 vehicles come equipped with open differentials, including the Jeep Wrangler and e-locker Toyotas, while... Read more

    Oct 26, 2021

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    How to Choose the Best Air Compressor for Off-Roading

    A quality air compressor is perhaps the most important purchase every new off-road enthusiast needs to make. Not only are they essential for inflating tires after airing down or fixing flats but - depending on the model - they can be used for... Read more

    Oct 5, 2021

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    Coastal Offroad

    Do You Need to Upgrade Your Skid Plates?

    The most important aspect of any off-road vehicle is reliability, which means having the ability to get out on the trails or backcountry roads and overcome tough conditions, the weather and unexpected terrain, and then retrace your path to return... Read more

    Sep 2, 2021

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    Loaded for Wear

    While I was on my way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, my vehicle just plain died as I bottomed out from the entrance ramp to I-15. I had just fueled up in Las Vegas and as I coasted to the shoulder, I contemplated my options. One was to see... Read more

    Aug 12, 2021


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    Roof Rack Readiness

    You have the perfect adventure vehicle, you have your camp gear ready and you have grand expectations for remote travel, but where do you store all of your ‘stuff?’ You’re ready to load your rig but your 4x4 doesn’t have the capability or ideal... Read more

    Jun 28, 2021

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    Nick Taylor

    Are Your Trailer Tires Off-Road Ready?

    Overlanding and trail-riding enthusiasts have long been waiting for the early signs of summer to kick-off the wheeling season. If you’re one of the majority who is craving a dirt-filled, dusty environment where many wouldn’t dare to venture, fine-... Read more

    May 30, 2021

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    Off-Road Bumpers Explained

    If you’re eyeing an aftermarket bumper for your off-road rig, there are several factors and three main styles of bumpers to consider including bolt-on, modular, and weld-together kits. But what are the differences in durability, vehicle protection... Read more

    May 10, 2021

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    Brad Morris and JD Keating

    Cool Comm Upgrades

    One experience that brings enjoyment to us while wheeling is chatting with our buddies over the radio. Whether it’s on the trail, on route to the trailhead, approaching a tough obstacle, or talking about the day’s events, a good onboard... Read more

    Apr 3, 2021

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    Peter Boyer

    Rust Never Sleeps

    Depending on where you live, winter brings with it slushy, icy, and salty roads and highways four to five months of the year. During that time, vehicles are subjected to a slurry of liquid sandpaper and corrosion-inducing chemicals that produce an... Read more

    Feb 8, 2021

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    Brett Levin

    Our Top 10 Emergency Essentials

    The human spirit for adventure is alive in all off-roaders. Not only do we take the road less travelled, we prefer no road at all. However, that spirit is only limited by the amount of preparedness and self-reliance that we all possess... Read more

    Jan 9, 2021

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    Peter Boyer

    Lifted to Perfection

    Like its predecessors, the 5th Gen Toyota 4Runner TRD is a formidable off-road vehicle just in stock trim, right from the dealer’s lot. So why is the suspension commonly one of the first mods among many off-roaders? Manufacturers design and build... Read more

    Dec 2, 2020

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    Brad Morris

    The Importance of Shakedown Runs

    Whenever I hear the word “shakedown” I can’t help but envision a Wild West saloon, complete with swinging doors and jingling spurs. While there were no spurs on a recent wheeling trip, we did have our ears perked for jingling. The purpose of a... Read more

    Nov 20, 2020

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    Jason Spafford @fourwheelednomad

    Top Winter Wheeling Camping Tips

    Whether it’s the peacefulness off fresh snow falling, beautiful white scenery or just the fact that you can have a popular destination all to yourself, there’s something majestic about wheeling and camping in the wintery outdoors. Unlike the... Read more

    Oct 19, 2020

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