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Off-Road 101: Trail Etiquette

Off-Road 101: Trail Etiquette

Whether you are going out exploring by yourself, with family and friends, or even on a club run, there are some things to consider and make sure to not overlook or let anybody in your group overlook. Starting with correct preparation before you leave which includes...

5 Winter Off-Roading Tips

5 Winter Off-Roading Tips

In Today’s age “not knowing” something safety-related is not a valid excuse and since we believe in trying to be prepared for whatever the off-road universe throws at you, we decided to give you our best 5 tips for when venturing into the outdoors during winter. This...

5 THINGS TO CHECK BEFORE EVERY OFF-ROAD TRIP

5 THINGS TO CHECK BEFORE EVERY OFF-ROAD TRIP

We all love having fun out on the trails around here and we know that nothing can ruin a good day off-roading worse than breaking down on the trail. So, here we give you some of the things we always inspect in our rigs before heading out to have a fun time 4-wheeling....

Airing Back Up: What, Why and How

Airing Back Up: What, Why and How

Last time we talked about the ins and outs of deflating your tires for better off-road capabilities, but after airing down to go off the road, we need to air up to get back on the road! First things first. The main reason you want to air back up after getting done...

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 together this...

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...

SUMMIT 4X4 CLUB – Cinder Hills Run 2019

SUMMIT 4X4 CLUB – Cinder Hills Run 2019

We decided to go play for a day at the Cinder Hills OHV Park up in Flagstaff. It was a blast and nobody broke anything (which is always good). We hit a couple of big hills, some figure 8's and some fun, super soft trails all day long. Next, a little info about the...

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...

 

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