If we could all agree on one thing that is true of Colorado, it would be that we have some of the most variable weather in the nation. One day it’s sunny and 60 degrees, and it will dump 6 inches of freezing snow the next. But the locals know how to cope: dress in layers, always be prepared, and take good care of the vehicle that gets you around! Regardless of the time of year, 4×4 service centers are busy helping us keep our trucks in tip-top shape, no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.
Most of us are comfortable with the basics of all-weather car care: the best snow scrapers, the right wax to use, even a … Read More
We all know that the weather in Colorado can be moody. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you have to stay inside! January and February have seen their fair share of sunny warm days, so it may be a great time to clean up your off-road rig and hit the trails. The gorgeous sweeping views of Lake County, home of Leadville, will inspire you while its many creeks and outcroppings will give your 4-wheel parts a good challenge.
Just be sure to double check road conditions prior to heading out (some trails may be closed due to snow) and stop by your local Fort Collins auto shop for a quick tune-up before any pre-season excursions. It’s also a great time … Read More
Car geeks and auto technology aficionados are already gearing up for this year’s SEMA show, held from November 4-7 in glitzy Las Vegas, Nevada. This trade-only event is where the latest and greatest specialty automotive products come out to shine. The “truck, SUV, and off-road” section alone boasts almost 100 different exhibitors, ready to dazzle you with the newest gadgets and gear. Aftermarket parts of all shapes, sizes, and functions will be on display and eagerly awaiting the press exposure. They have everything you’d ever want to know about suspension, armor, towing, tires, and performance boosters…and that is only the tip of the iceberg at the SEMA show.
Juicy rumors are already flying about the latest concept cars and aftermarket … Read More
Sure, you own a truck or Jeep, but that doesn’t mean that you can just head off-road on the trails. You need to make sure that your vehicle is ready to handle the rugged terrain! That might mean getting a few aftermarket parts, but it’s worth it knowing that your vehicle is sturdy enough to handle whatever trail riding has to throw its way.
Here’s a handy guide to help you determine if your 4X4 is truly off-road ready.
You wouldn’t head out on a week-long camping excursion without a first aid kid, why would you hit the trails without some form of emergency toolkit for your 4X4? You want to make sure you have a spare tire, … Read More
When you’re in the market for a new toy to hit the mud with, you’re likely to consider buying used. However, this brings to the table a long list of considerations and questions for the seller, that you only hope he answers honestly. Let’s face it – you know that if you’re going to buy a used vehicle to take off-road, chances are that vehicle has already been off-road in the past. What kind of trouble has the vehicle run into that could spell problems down the road for you?
You know you can’t afford a shiny, new 4X4 – not only is the sticker price way out of your price range, insuring that truck is equally expensive. So how … Read More
It’s hard to find a good off-road truck that doesn’t cost a fortune. If you can’t afford a Hummer, there are some other options out there that aren’t as expensive! Since we’re in the business of selling truck parts, we have seen a lot of different makes and models, and we know a thing or two about which trucks last the longest (and are the least expensive). Take a look at our list of top inexpensive off-road vehicles, and be sure to contact us if you need any truck parts.
- Jeep Wrangler: is there a more iconic off-road truck than the Jeep Wrangler? This truck doesn’t just look amazing, it performs well too. You’ll get a 3.6-liter V6 engine;
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So, your first step in tackling the miles of barely driven paths in Colorado may have been purchasing that truck, jeep, or SUV you’ve always wanted. It might have huge wheels and it looks great sitting in your driveway or at a spotlight, but turning your truck into a real off- roading behemoth might mean installing aftermarket parts that can make the difference between flat tires, broken axles, and poor steering performance in the places where you’ll need it most.
For many of your improvements you can find used truck parts or used 4×4 parts to repair or enhance your off-roading experience. Here are just a few of the upgrades you might want to tackle Colorado’s great outdoors.
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Teller County is located just within the city limits of Colorado Springs, and is a fantastic place to go explore some trails and do a little off-roading. Before embarking on any 4×4 adventure, just make sure you receive the proper 4×4 service first, and go to a reputable 4×4 mechanic to make sure your vehicle is in the appropriate shape.
1) Bull Park
Skill Level: Medium
Trail Length: 6 Miles
Nearby Towns: Colorado Springs
Elevation: 9,500 to 11,400 feet
Bull Park is a medium-level trail that offers some challenges to the offroad enthusiast looking to step up their game. This is a very well-rounded trail that has some steep climbs, rocky paths, boulders to climb and water crossings to participate … Read More
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
We posted some popular 4×4 trails to experience in Mesa County about a month ago but we couldn’t fit it all in one post, so we’re doing a part 2! Here are some more 4×4 trails for you to experience near the Grand Junction area in Mesa County. Don’t forget to put on all of those necessary aftermarket parts first!
1. DS Road
Skill Level: Beginner
Trail Length: 51 Miles
Nearby Towns: Grand Junction, Moab
Elevation: 4,260 to 7,100 feet
DS Road is perhaps the longest 4×4 trail we have posted on our blog. It’s worth mentioning because it’s a very scenic alternative to getting from Grand Junction to Moab, UT. The entire trail is accessible and easy to navigate, … Read More