Tech Time Archives - Summit 4X4 Company

Airing Down: What and Why

Airing Down: What and Why

Today, we will address the question we get almost on a daily basis; “Why do you deflate your tires and should I deflate mine?” Deflating tires has a HUGE impact on your vehicle by improving the quality of your ride. It causes less wear on your components and adds...
Off-Road Communication 101

Off-Road Communication 101

Most people have heard about the usage of a radio in order to communicate when out playing, exploring or racing your 4x4s. What most newer people to the sport don’t know is which radio type to use, why or how to use it. Communication is key and can be a lifesaver when...
Essentials Every Off-Roader Should Carry All The Time!

Essentials Every Off-Roader Should Carry All The Time!

If only we knew when something bad was going to happen ahead of time, we could plan what to pack with us for that day. But since that is not possible (yet), we believe that carrying a good “EDC” Kit for your 4X4 vehicle is a must. So we decided to put...
THE TRUTH ABOUT OPEN VS. LOCKED DIFFERENTIALS

THE TRUTH ABOUT OPEN VS. LOCKED DIFFERENTIALS

  Do I Need Differential Lockers? Truth to be told is; even though not everybody needs differential lockers, everybody could use them at some point when off-roading. Most stock 4X4 vehicles come stock equipped with open differentials (Wrangler Rubicons, e-locker...
TECH TIME: Beefing Up Your Front Axle

TECH TIME: Beefing Up Your Front Axle

If you’ve been around the off road community for any length of time, you’ve heard about the front Dana 30 & the front Dana 44 axles not being strong enough for larger, oversized tires and occasionally you will hear about the axle housings cracking or bending due...
The Importance of 4X4 Routine Maintenance

The Importance of 4X4 Routine Maintenance

All vehicles require routine maintenance in order to ensure a long life, and off road vehicles are no exception. Because not all vehicles are driven the same, these are merely recommendations based on what we encounter here at the shop. You should get in the habit of...