Biggest And Baddest Rear Axles For Your JK – Off Road Xtreme

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By now you’ve probably seen the recent article on Figuring Out What Front Axle To Use In Your JK Wrangler. To follow up on the front, we’ll now cover the toughest bolt-in rear differentials to put into your JK Wrangler.

There are multiple companies that build bolt-in differential assemblies for JKs. We’re going to cover the top names and their most hardcore units, and a couple extra options. Follow along for the lowdown. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: 10/27/2016

Preparation: Plugging A Tire 101 – Off Road Xtreme

001-Preparation-Tire-PlugOffroad tires aren’t cheap. The bigger you go, the more expensive they get. Roads and trails are a veritable minefield of things that want to destroy your tires, much like just about everything on the beautiful continent of Australia wants to kill you. Most of us carry spare tires on/in our Jeeps because of this, but swapping to the spare isn’t always necessary. A nail or screw through the tread is not a death sentence (usually) for a good tire and can be easily remedied with a plug kit you should already have in your off-road rig. Read More…

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: 10/10/2016

Ram Rebel TRX Concept Unveiled At Texas State Fair – Off Road Xtreme

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Ram Rebel TRX Concept

With the continued runaway success of the Ford Raptor, other manufacturers are left to scramble for their own performance trucks so they aren’t left in the cold. After quite a few years, Chevrolet and Ram finally entered the market with the Chevrolet Reaper and Ram Rebel. Both of which are lackluster, to say the least, compared to the Raptor. Ram decided they needed to up their game and test out the market with a new concept. Unveiled at the Texas State Fair, the Ram Rebel TRX concept could be a true Raptor fighter. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Provided by FCAUS
Published: 9/30/2016

Radiating Light: Installing A Rigid Industries Radiance LED Light – Off Road Xtreme

002-Rigid-Radiance-LED-Light-Bar-InstallLight Emitting Diodes (LEDs) have come a very long way over the last several years. Once just a low light, light duty application, the usage of LEDs has grown exponentially.Rigid Industries is a major player in making LEDs a viable auxiliary option. Low power consumption, massive light output and nearly indestructible design are pillars of Rigid’s products. Read More…

 

 

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Power Automedia Staff
Published: 9/20/2016

The New Can-Am Maverick X3 Is Unveiled – OffRoadXtreme.com

 

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UTVs have come a long way over the years and the scene is bigger than ever. Arguably, the small off-road vehicle trend started with golf carts getting modified for dirt use. Then, UTVs popped up for industrial and farm use. The Yamaha Rhino lead the charge and suddenly, they were being modified as well. Long travel suspensions, reinforced cages, hopped up motors, the list goes on. The UTV manufacturers noticed the things their vehicles were being used for and started to develop rigs that rolled off the assembly line ready to play in the dirt, not work in it. Read More:

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: 08/17/2016

 

Figuring Out What Front Axle To Use In Your JK Wrangler – Off Road Xtreme

rjiii60One of the most common breaking points on most off-road vehicles is the front axle assembly. Usually one of the last upgrades done to a vehicle, this doesn’t always get the attention it deserves and can have serious implications. There are lots of options for the Jeep JK Wrangler as it is currently the most modified off-road vehicle on the market. This guide is designed to provide more information on how and when to modify the JK’s front axle assembly. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 14, 2016

The Archetype: TMR Customs Build DIY Buggy – Off Road Xtreme

TMR_Archetype_KOH2016-01When the North American economy took a serious downturn in 2008, many people were affected. Jobs and homes were lost, companies closed … it was a depressing time. From the ashes, though, new beginnings rose. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 5, 2016

Eddie Salazar’s Flame Red JK Dominates By Using A Mix Match Of Parts – OffRoadXtreme.com

eddiejkThe four-door JK Wrangler Unlimited (JKU) blasted a major hole in an emerging market that Jeep had been carving out for years. An off-road capable Jeep that had four-doors was previously left to Wagoneers, Cherokees and Grand Cherokees. The JKU took this model and added everything that we love about Wranglers: Removable top, removable doors, body-on-frame design, and kept the solid differentials. Soccer Moms and Jeeper Dads finally lusted after the same vehicle. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: April 7, 2015

Event Coverage: Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari – OffRoadXtreme.com

tdsFor the 52nd year the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club of San Diego, California hosted its annual Desert Safari on March 1-2, 2014 in Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA). More commonly known as “TDS,” the Desert Safari is a major date on the off-road event calendar for Southern California. The well-attended event also brings in off-road enthusiasts from many surrounding states. Read More…

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Verne Simmons
Published: March 20, 2014

Off Road Xtreme College 101: An Insider’s Look At Shock Absorbers – OffRoadXtreme.com

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Shock absorbers have been around for nearly a century. The low speeds attained by early motor vehicles didn’t require much from those primitive damping devices to control the motion of the suspensions, and they were certainly crude by today’s standards. Read More…

 

 

 

 

Off Road Xtreme College 101: An Insider’s Look At Shock Absorbers

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: November 2013