Tag Archives: off road parts

A Jeep with aftermarket lighting.

5 Off Road Upgrades Under $100

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t customize your off-road rig. With the right 4-wheel parts, your trailblazer can be looking hot and riding powerful, but many people think they can’t make much of a difference without shelling out thousands. This simply isn’t true! With the hundreds of individual parts that make up your truck, there are quite a few that are easy on the wallet and can drastically improve your time on the trails. Your mechanic in Fort Collins can help guide you to more custom off road parts, but here are just a few ideas of upgrades you can make this weekend for less than $100.

You may want to stop in and have your … Read More

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Concept photo.

Meet The Chevy Colorado ZR2

The auto show and concept car worlds are no strangers to controversy: the herds of salivating visitors are constantly awash in swirling rumors, high on heightened expectations, and painted with goose bumps. Beefed up and glistening, the vehicles on display convey a certain unattainable deity-like attitude that both piques our interests and subconsciously dampens our hopes. We know that the chances of those glorious truck parts ever feeling the zap of the production line are slim- they’re mostly just for show, right? Like models on a runway, concept cars are primped and beautiful, but rarely dip into reality…except for on the rare occasion when the clouds part and the stars align.

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Jeep 4 wheeling on the edge of a rock cliff.

Top Tires for Your Rock Crawler: Part II

In Part 1, we discussed the top three tire options for your off road rig, but we only included big national brands; the ones that you can buy from nearly any service center in the country. But this next set of recommendations makes its way to you from the world of extreme custom-made off-road parts with plenty of big-name patrons to back it up. For those who have the budget and inclination, an entire world of aggressively sculpted, intensely tested, monster-treaded rubber is out there waiting to conquer any and all terrain.

If you fancy yourself in the extreme outdoor sporting category, and have the truck or buggy to prove it, consider slapping down some cash for a set … Read More

Wall of tires. Tire wall texture.

Top Tires For Your Rock Crawler- Part I

It’s been a long day. You’ve traversed the unbeaten paths since dawn to find the perfect forest trail. Eaten beef jerky out of a plastic bag. Lost cell service twice. Weaved your vehicle through switchbacks, mud traps, and crossed a river, and now you find yourself facing a rocky outcropping of the most beautiful-but-tough boulders you’ve ever laid eyes on. As if the heavens had emptied their bag of giant granite marbles directly in your path, scattered them about like a sadistic obstacle course. And you’re not sure if your 4-wheel parts can even handle the traverse, especially your tires.

You’ve recently upgraded your suspension, added an even bigger lift, replaced your filters, and threw in a handful of shiny … Read More

Land Rover 110 Series Offroad

Do Luxury SUVs Belong Off Road?

While much remains in common with off-road vehicles, there is still much debate about the exact combination of specs that creates an ideal one. Some enthusiasts have incredibly strong opinions on the matter, citing the ruggedness of the 4-wheel parts nestled away under the hoods of their own make and model. Others will go even further, scoffing at the notion of taking a luxury car out on the trail, in all its heated leather seated glory. The debate begs the question: do the SUVs in the “luxury” class really have the off road parts it takes to play with the big boys?

It depends on who you ask. Many trail runners are loyal to certain brands with a legacy of … Read More

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Concept photo.

Could the Chevy Colorado ZR2 be your next adventure truck?

The auto show and concept car worlds are no strangers to controversy: the herds of salivating visitors are constantly awash in swirling rumors, high on heightened expectations, and painted with goose bumps. Beefed up and glistening, the vehicles on display convey a certain unattainable deity-like attitude that both piques our interests and subconsciously dampens our hopes. We know the chances of those glorious truck parts ever feeling the zap of the production line are slim — they’re mostly just for show, right? Like models on a runway, concept cars are primped and beautiful, but rarely dip into reality…except for on the rare occasion when the clouds part and the stars align.

This year, off-road shops are buzzing with talk of … Read More