Tech

2500 HP Engine on the test-bed!

Dyno testing this twin turbo engine looks like a BLAST! Beginning with this beast braking the scale. Not easy - as it also runs HOT! This 632 cubic inch (10.4 liter) mirror twin turbo bad boy has to be one of the meanest engines Nelson Racing Engines has ever designed. They have to go to extreme measures to test […]

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Tire Size Calculator

Tire Size Calculator helps in your decision making while planning modifications for your newest project.

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Gear Ratio Chart - Choosing the best gear ratios for your 4x4 truck

Choosing the best gear ratios for your 4x4 truck - The correct chart for your gear ratio is important for drivability and economy. When you increase the tire size without changing the gear ratio you increase fuel consumption and you can not drive at the low speeds needed for the off roads.

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4x4 Offroad Tires! - How to select the perfect 4x4 offroad tire?

Belief it or not, after the truck it self, the off road tires
along with the appropriate wheels are the most
important ingredient to a good usable 4x4!

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Steel Cable vs. Synthetic Rope for Winching?

Steel Cable vs. Synthetic Rope for Winching? - For the past two decades, synthetic rope has been rising in the off-road industry as the preferred winching material. Still, the differences between steel cable and synthetic rope are much less concretely understood than they should be. Both have their pros and cons and it is important to understand them before making a choice between the two.

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How to avoid disaster off road?

There is nothing quite comparable to the thrill and excitement of off-roading, but it is also challenging and potentially very dangerous (as are most things fun). If you’re a frequent, or even casual, off-roader, the dirt is eventually going to hit the fan – it’s just a matter of when.

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2014 Overland Expo Instructs and Inspires!

The dust has settled following the 2014 Overland Expo in Flagstaff, Arizona May 16-18, and off-roaders enjoyed workshops, a first look at new vehicles, 4x4 courses, and overlanding camaraderie.

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Wide Wheels

Wide Wheels by Roy Blackwood (Glovertown Nl Canada) I'm interested in knowing why so many of the trucks on this site are running wide wheels. I have a ram 1500 with 315/75/16 tires but only 8" wide rims which gives the sidewalls lots of protection from rocks. This means I have to run low air […]

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Why No Chains In Iceland?

Why No Chains In Iceland? by Evan Wilson (United States) 1st I have to say, I love where you live and what you do and are envious to a high point...maybe before I croke I'll be able to be in an environment such as yours... I have a 95 Wrangler I've been working on, I'd […]

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Wheel size with 44" STS's and psi

Wheel size with 44" STS's and psi by BCMike Hello Thrandur and everyone, I hope you all are having fun in the snow with your rigs this winter!!! Tires are 21/44-16.5 STS's, wheels are 16.5x10 for now, waiting on some 16.5x12 wheels to come in, I planned on making them into 16.5x13 beadlocks. I've ran […]

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Wheel Diameter

Wheel Diameter by rknash First let me say thanks! This is a great site and great forum! I read Thrandur's articles about choosing Off Road Tires and Wheels. Lot's of great information. He recommended sticking with 15" wheels, but didn't give much follow-up about why. I was wonder if anyone could comment on the pros […]

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What to do when your 100 miles from no wear and your Fuel Pump goes out

What to do when your 100 miles from no wear and your Fuel Pump goes out by Dan Edwards (Christmas Valley Oregon.U.S.A.) I live in the Oregon Desert and one time I was 100 miles from any thing still had a half tank of gas and my fuel pump went out. So what I did […]

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