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What Do You Do When Your 4x4 Begins to Slide?

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What Do You Do When Your 4x4 Begins to Slide?

Depending on where and when you go off-roading, the terrain can change dramatically in a matter of moments. If, and when, you find yourself on slippery terrain, you’re probably going to slide from time-to-time. Sliding can be a nerve-wracking experience if you don’t know how to respond. Luckily, there is a way to handle the slide and get yourself back in control. There are a few different types of slides you can experience when offroading, including uphill, downhill, and driving on a side slope. Below is a brief explanation from your friends at GearAmerica on how to control each type...

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Do You Know How to Read the Terrain when Off-Roading?

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Do You Know How to Read the Terrain when Off-Roading?

When you’re off-roading, you are aware that you need to alter the way you drive to fit the terrain. The last thing you want is to be surprised by a sudden change in the type of surface you’re driving on – especially when rounding a curve. Below are a couple of tips from GearAmerica on how to stay safe and read the terrain while you’re off-roading. Are You Driving in an Unfamiliar Place? Cruising around in a place you know well is one of the safest ways to minimize unexpected bumps in the road or sudden, dangerous changes in terrain....

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How to Avoid Getting Stuck on Tough Trails

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How to Avoid Getting Stuck on Tough Trails

“For me, it's always been about preparation, and the more prepared I can be each week, the less pressure I feel and the more confident I am. As your confidence grows, it's only natural that the pressure you feel diminishes.”  – Aaron Rodgers When you decide to veer off the beaten path and drive the road less traveled (if there is indeed a road at all), it can be a tremendous rush. Unfortunately, without the proper equipment and gear, that rush can be squelched quickly. Being prepared is important, and that means knowing what to do when, and if, you...

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READY TO WINCH? TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OFF ROAD RECOVERY

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READY TO WINCH? TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OFF ROAD RECOVERY

We’ve spent thousands of hours out on the trail, and as a result, we’ve seen our fair share of winching scenarios gone wrong. There are many important factors to take into consideration when winching. So many that chapters of books, if not entire books have been written on the subject. From where you stand when a winch is under load, to what not to do with your winch rope or cable there are many things you can do right or wrong and we’re here to show you some of the ways to use your winch properly. Our hope is that...

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What Do You Do When Your 4x4 Begins to Slide?

Do You Know How to Read the Terrain when Off-Roading?

How to Avoid Getting Stuck on Tough Trails

READY TO WINCH? TIPS AND TRICKS FOR A SAFE AND EFFECTIVE OFF ROAD RECOVERY

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