Peter Stewart on October 15th, 2009

Bigger tires are an excellent upgrade for off road driving but they decrease gas mileage on road.  It’s not uncommon to experience a 2-4 mpg reduction in gas mileage with your off road tires.  Why is this? 1. They are HEAVY.  Most weigh 20+ lbs more than stock tires. 2. Increased Rolling Resistance from aggressive [...]

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Peter Stewart on April 12th, 2009

Leaf spring suspension is one of the oldest forms of vehicle suspension.  You’ll find leaf springs on the first production of Jeeps, Land Cruisers and Scouts.  Today, most trucks and many SUVs still use leaf spring technology. It’s good to understand the basics of leaf springs when it comes time to modifying or lifting your [...]

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Peter Stewart on February 28th, 2009

Four wheeling with your tires at highway air pressure results in extremely poor traction off road.  This was one of the first lessons I learned 7 years ago on my first off road adventures.  A fellow 4WD driver took the time to explain the advantages of reducing air pressure for increased traction. The basic concept [...]

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Peter Stewart on February 24th, 2009

One of the common issues with older vehicles is worn out seats.  This is especially common for Toyota trucks which often see heavy use and have thin cushion to start with.  The seats in my 1986 Toyota 4runner had seen better days.  The driver seat had no lumbar support remaining, unless you count the steel [...]

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Peter Stewart on February 19th, 2009

I’m in process with creating a new website for Please check back to see the progress over the next week or so. The forum may be online as early as this weekend. Be sure to get on it and post up your thoughts and comments. Thanks to everyone for being apart of this site.

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