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Information on 4x4s

Want More Clearance On The Trails This Year? Get A Lift Kit!

Colorado is home to some of the best 4×4 trails in the country, with sweeping views, challenging climbs, and rocky terrain that are sure to make any offroader happy. However, many of the most breathtaking trails require your rig to navigate huge boulders and running streams, and only certain vehicles are prepared to conquer that kind of topography. If you want to take your offroading experience to the next level, your vehicle needs to have extra tall clearance, and a lift kit is the perfect solution!

There are lift kits of all sizes that are designed to work with a variety of vehicles, so be sure to ask your local 4×4 mechanic about the one that is best for your Read More

Protect Your Car From Winter Salt Damage

Winters in Fort Collins can be brutal, flinging snow, ice, and wind across the streets and through our neighborhoods. Thankfully, our city works hard to keep the roads clear and safe, but have to put down tons of salt to prevent slippery conditions. While this seemingly benign compound works wonders to break up ice and provide traction, it can wreak havoc on your vehicle. The salt, especially when combined with moisture, acts as a corrosive and can slowly eat away at your paint job, your car’s undercarriage, and even the body itself.

Too many people go through the entire winter season without washing or waxing their vehicle, and may end up needing expensive auto repair services. It might sound silly Read More

How Big Is Too Big? Finding The Right Lift Kit For Your Rig

For many off road enthusiasts, the modification that consistently ranks on the tops of their wish lists is a lift kit for their vehicle. The bigger, taller look is not only stylist and imposing, but can lend some serious improvements on the trails…if it’s done correctly. Too many people simply walk into their nearest 4×4 service center and ask for a few extra inches, without doing much homework first. But the thing is, lift kits usually come with a whole host of other necessary upgrades, different maintenance needs, and drastically altered driving technique.

Serious off road drivers know that a lift is about more than just clocking style points. A properly fitted lift kit means better clearance, room for bigger Read More

3 Ways To Save Money on Your Offroad Upgrades

3 Ways To Save Money on Your Offroad Upgrades

When you picture your dream offroad rig, what does it look like? Does it have a bigger lift and beefier tires? What about a hefty winch and upgraded lighting? No matter how your mental picture appears, we can all agree that modifying your offroad vehicle can be quite expensive. Most people tend to customize their cars over time, plunking away at the projects that will give them the biggest bang for their buck.

It definitely pays to do research on the best 4 wheel parts and ask around for recommendations, but how many of you have considered incorporating used offroad parts for your next upgrade? There are lots of ways to save money and go green when customizing your trail … Read More

Car Care Tips for Your Next Summer Road Trip

Summer is all about going on road trips and traveling long distances in your car, truck or SUV. It’s the best time to see the sights, explore new areas and spend some time with the family. But with any road trip, it’s important to be prepared, and it’s even more so important in summer when temperatures can get high causing problems for you and your vehicle. Because of the high summer heat, vehicles are more prone to overheating so it’s important to take the time to put some additional care into them to ensure they run properly. The last thing you or family wants is to be stuck in the middle of nowhere, or on the side of the road … Read More

Unique Tools for Your Workshop

The automotive world is full of useful tools to help make repairs and maintenance possible. Some of these tools are unique additions to any workshop, garage or just to keep in the back of your vehicle when you’re going offroad.

Wagan 900AMP Jump Starter w/ Air Compressor

There are a variety of jump starters available on the market, but a good one to have is the Wagan 900AMP with an air compressor. This is a great addition to have in any garage or vehicle, because it will restore a dead battery back to life, and has the capability to inflate tires. This is an extremely helpful tool to have for any 4×4 enthusiast, as it will allow you to air … Read More

Exciting new 4-wheel drive vehicles

2014 is delivering some exciting new automobiles and 4-wheel drive trucks for the consumer market. From exciting new 4x4s to new sports cars, there will be many new head-turners available to customize with your favorite aftermarket parts. Check out our list of these all-wheel drive vehicles we’re looking forward to that are being released next year:

Subaru WRX 4x42015 Subaru WRX

The WRX is arguably one of the most recognized 4-cylinder sports cars of the past decade, and has been a proven contender for one of the best rally sports cars in the world. With all-wheel drive, it’s both great on and offroad and delivers power and performance at a reasonable price. For the 2015 year, Subaru has redesigned the WRX and … Read More

When to put your vehicle in 4-Wheel Drive

When do you put your vehicle in 4-Wheel Drive? Often there will be times when you and your 4×4 offroad vehicle will be put in a situation where you will need to engage 4-wheel drive. Living in a place like Colorado where the weather can change without notice, it’s always a good idea to know how to operate your vehicle and choose the appropriate setting for the drive train when the weather takes a turn for the worse. But how do you know when it’s appropriate to engage 4-wheel drive, and what setting is best?

Elephant HillThe main purpose of 4-wheel drive is to help your vehicle get more grip to the surface in a low-traction condition. A good time to … Read More