4WD Off Road Reviews

Peter Stewart on October 8th, 2009

Update: I’ve driven the BFG KM2 Mud Terrain tires for 7 months; total distance traveled on road was 8,000-10,000 miles.  Trips included:  Portland to Bend Oregon (4 hrs), Portland to Northern California, Portland to Colorado (4,600 miles) and Portland to San Francisco California.  The tires are wearing perfectly and still look like new. Off Road [...]

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Part II

Peter Stewart on April 1st, 2009

A solid axle swap is one of the best modifications for extreme off road adventures.  I purchased my 1986 Toyota 4runner with the factory IFS (independent front suspension) swapped for a 1983 Toyota solid front axle.  Unfortunately, it was not done properly including: the springs, shackle angle, shackle location and front cross member.  I decided [...]

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Peter Stewart on March 11th, 2009

Portable air compressors are an excellent choice for airing up tires after 4wheeling off road.  They are less expensive than CO2 Systems or Onboard Air Systems. The issue with most portable air compressors is that they are slow.  While speed isn’t a requirement it’s nice to get your tires aired up to highway pressure in [...]

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Peter Stewart on March 3rd, 2009

Your tires need to be deflated to take advantage of increased traction while 4wheeling off road.  This lengthy process often involves removing the tire valve stem caps and depressing the valve.  Often times people use vehicle keys, knives, small sticks or other similar tools to depress the tire valve.  This is a painfully slow process [...]

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Peter Stewart on February 25th, 2009

Toyota trucks are known for their reliability, durability and near bullet proof construction.  In stock form that is very true.  Although, most Toyota owners tend to push their vehicles beyond design limitations especially off road.  Sky Manufacturing comes to the rescue with axle protection parts. Strengthening your front axle will save you from causing un-repairable [...]

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