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Guidelines On Buying IRC Tires Online
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:32:00 +0000
IRC is known in making tires for motorcycles and bicycles. If your knowledge about this company is limited, it is better to read about the different tires that IRC offers on its main website, but you cannot make a purchase from the IRC website. If you are truly interested in buying IRC tires online, you can visit a few different websites for retailers that offer the IRC tires for sale.
Instructions on buying/shopping online
IRC Bicycle Tires
1. Open an Internet browser on your computer. To see the references, go to the IRC Tire website.
2. Click on "Tires" in the navigation bar at the top of the screen. It will lead you to a page that offers an overview of all of the types of bicycle tires IRC. Read about each type of tire so you can find out what type of tire is good in purchasing, but you cannot purchase the tires from this site.
3. Try to go to ICyclesUSA website or Motorcycle Superstore website to purchase IRC bicycle tires online. Use these sites as your sources. If you choose ICyclesUSA site, click "IRC" in the search box. When it’s done, you can see all of the IRC bicycle tires for sale. At the Motorcycle Superstore site, search by "IRC" to see all of the IRC tires. Motorcycle Superstore carries IRC motorcycle tires
, so on the search result page, click on "Dirt Bike Motocross" under the "Category" heading on the left if you want to see only the bicycle tires sold on the site.
4. Add the tires you want to buy to your shopping cart. Adjust the quantity you want to purchase, and proceed to checkout.
How About IRC Motorcycle Tires?
5. To make it easier, open any internet browser, and go to the IRC motorcycle tires website (for sure you can see lots of references on the first page).
6. Don’t relay or focus on one website only. As much as possible, click different websites as your references. Click on the different motorcycle tire models under "Products" and read and understand the features of each type of motorcycle tire IRC that can offer.
7. Here is the other option. Visit 4wheelonline.com. They have different car accessories. Go to page of wheel and tires. Find the IRC Motorcycle Tires’ page.
8. You can add the desired tires to your shopping cart. Remember, always adjust the quantity before you check out if you will be buying more than one IRC motorcycle tire.
Blast From The Past… A Dunlop Motorcycle History and Other Things You Need To Know
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:30:00 +0000
In 1888, the Dunlop Motorcycle Tires was founded by John Boyd Dunlop after manufacturing the first practical pneumatic tire ( this info is according to Dunlop Motorcycle). Dunlop was responsible in the making of first for motorcycle tires including the use of Kevlar belts and the 20-inch front tire. This company offers 11 different types of tires that are suitable for any motorcycle performance needs, as well as tires for ATVs, go-karts and passenger vehicles including cars, trucks and SUVs
Most of the time, all Dunlop tires have an advanced multi-threaded technology which combines superior traction and they have increased mileage. One of the products that Dunlop boast of is the the Touring Radial tires. It features wear-resistant tread that can improve the lifespan of the tire without losing traction. Most Dunlop off-road tires feature more aggressive tread compared to most of Dunlop's other tires. The off-road tires feature "directional front tire pattern, directional and asymmetric rear tire pattern with a double tornado wave rear tire block distribution,". This statement came from Dunlop Motorcycle. Their Double tornado wave is what Dunlop Motorcycle calls the pattern of block distribution, or tread pattern on their off-road tires.
Each Dunlop tire comes in a variety of sizes that is available for both front and rear wheels. The size of the tire can affect the load and speed index of the tire. The Dunlop High-Performance Street Qualifier tire comes in four front tire sizes 130/70ZR16 psi 565 at 42, 110/70ZR17 psi 467 at 42, 120/60ZR17 psi 480 at 42 and 120/70ZR17 psi 520 at 42. Moreover, the Dunlop offers six size options for the rear wheel including 160/60ZR17 psi 716 at 42, 170/60ZR17 psi 785 at 42, 180/55ZR17 psi 805 at 42, 190/50ZR17 psi 805 at 42, 190/55ZR17 psi 853 at 42 and 200/50ZR17 psi 853 at 42. While The Dunlop Radial Touring Elite 3 Radial tire comes in three front wheel sizes 150/80R17 psi 783 at 41, 130/70R18 psi 600 at 41 and 120/70R21 psi 584 at 41. For the rear wheel sizes, Dunlop offers four to choose from including 180/60R16 psi 992 at 41, 180/70R16 psi 910 at 41, 240/40R18 psi 963 at 41 and 250/40R18 psi 1019 at 42.Dunlop Motorcycle Tires
have four sidewall types. These are: belted construction, black sidewall, wide whitewall and narrow white bar. The type of sidewall can be determined by the type of tire you are purchasing as well as the size of tire. Most of the high-performance tires come with the black sidewall as well as the radial touring.
The Difference in Materials Between Car Tires & Bicycle Tires
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:27:00 +0000
We all know that that most motorcycle tires are produced in a wide variety of shapes, patterns, treads and compounds used. Each of them offers different benefits, and have some drawbacks. Each of them has different mixes produce tires for different conditions. Most of the time, the sport motorcycle tires in are a major selling point that giving the impression that an equipped motorcycle will perform better.
There are lots of differences between car tires and bicycle tires. Some are obvious, and other brands like the Ken Kifer's bike tires are so expensive than automobile tires. There are many large tire companies like Michelin and Continental Motorcycle Tires
, manufacture both styles of tires, and the different materials resourced in car tires and bicycle tires are what denote specific tire designs and uses.
Differences of Rubber Among Vehicles
The rubber in car and bike tires is frequently a natural. The rubber is also a synthetic compound mixed with carbon black. When it comes to heaviness, bicycle tires are far lighter than car tires and they require thinner rubber treads. They have higher average pressures than car tires. With these features, bicycle tires are easily worn out faster than much thicker, heavier-built car tires.
The bead is a part of the tire that contact the rim and hold the tire to it. Most of the time, the car tires use a larger bundle than bicycle tires, and bicycle tires occasionally use lighter-than-steel bundles of Kevlar wires to enable easy tire folding and transport while bicycling.
Most of the time, the bicycle tires typically use a cotton or other thin cloth casing from bead to bead that a layer of rubber is formed over. Using a cloth casing, it can save much weight over the solid rubber of car tires. Car tires are formed over additional layers of rubber to create one thick rubber shell before they are cured.
Indeed, most car tires are more expensive than bicycle tires. There are some racing bicycle tires that cost upwards of $100 each, while some car tires costing more than $300 each. Over time, bicycle tires will generate costs exceeding those of car tires, just like Ken Kifer claims, as bicycle tires will wear out in far fewer miles than car tires due to the need of lightweight bicycle tires pushed by human power instead of horsepower.
What About Sport Motorcycle Tires
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:21:00 +0000
We all know that that most motorcycle tires are produced in a wide variety of shapes, patterns, treads and compounds used. Each of them has their particular performance benefits and drawbacks, and different mixes produce tires for different conditions. Sport motorcycle tires are usually the major selling points that give an impression that an equipped motorcycle will perform better. This could be half-true, ironically, it could be half a selling myth on marketing.
To clarify the issue, read the things that you should consider…The Tire Compounds
The type of rubber and even the hardness of a tire production has a lot to do with the performance of a motorcycle tire. Sport tires usually softer and spongier because both factors provide better grip to the road surface.
Michelin motorcycle tires are known for this particular reason because the compounds produce a tire that gives a "stickier" feel for the rider. Stickiness is a critical performance issue because it means the tire holds better in turns and doesn't slide. The drawback of a softer tire is that the tire surface degrades faster, particularly on the race track. If the tire has degraded enough, it will slide just as much as a hard street tire.
Hard tires, are more durable over the useful life of a tire, but they don't hold road surface as well. On tight turns driven at speed, it is common to have hard tires slip and slide, which can cause accidents.
Sport motorcycle tires are more expensive than stock motorcycle tires. It is not uncommon for sport tires to run between $100 to $200 each. This can be a bit of a cost for a weekend racer going out to the track since tires are useless for track riding after a day or two of use. For road riders, the cost is likely spread out over much more time, but it is still higher than that of a set of regular tires.
There are many manufacturers for sport motorcycle tires like Bridgestone, Michelin, Dunlop, Firestone, Pirelli, IRC, and Cheng Shin Motorcycle Tires
. Not all can be considered top quality or good for the particular area. Having a conversation or small talk with fellow riders in your area regarding which tires perform better could be so helpful to gain knowledge. Just keep in mind that opinions will vary, and some folks are dedicated to particular brands versus others, so the discussion can get a bit heated. A good way to counter this bias is to also talk to local dealers and find out which brands they sell more than others in terms of what they stock.
Avoid Used Tires
It is a big “NO, No” to purchase used sport tires for the sake of a few dollars saved. You save a few dollars, but the performance and safety are at risk. Used tires or old ones have worn-down spots, and they may be cracked or have other issues. What you save with a reduced price could in turn result in a critical failure while riding.
Always remember that you only have two tires on a motorcycle. Once your tire failed, it has a higher probability of a serious crash versus a car with four tires.
How to Use a WARN Winch
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:38:00 +0000
What is a Warn Winch?
This tool is so powerful and it is prone to misuse. The sheer power of most Warn Winches
is prone of cutting the corners and can even jump hastily into a vehicle recovery situation, doing either is a really bad idea. As a matter of fact, rigging your winch quickly or improperly can result in serious injury.
In order to avoid such accidents in using this tool, below are the tips and some personal instruction from an experienced Winch user, which are useful to improve your chances of completing a self-recovery winching operation safely.
This is a very basic tip. You should be sure that you have the right winch accessories like heavy-duty gloves, plus a hook strap, snatch block, D-shackles, choke chain, and tow hooks.
Checking your mounting system is very important. Your winch or WARN is only as strong as your winch mounts. You should only choose a winch mount that's been tested at least at the full capacity of your winch.
Double checking is not enough, but triple-check your equipment. I know, you’ve spent a lot of time selecting a WARN winch that can handle the load of your vehicle. Take your time in purchasing equipment to use with your winch, such as the snatch block, tow hooks, and winch cable, so you can inspect them well. Every piece involved in the winching operation must require strength to handle the load without failure.
Patience is a virtue in winching. Moving a stuck vehicle with a winch is not so quick as you think. It's better to accept this fact than to try to overcome it. You’ll need to stop and start the winch a few times to keep the motor from overheating.Use a tree strap????
Being an off-road driver, you know and accept the fact about the environment and the reality. You strive to leave the trail as you found it. It only means that you need to avoid damaging trees and other plant life whenever as possible. When anchoring to a tree, use a tree strap and not the winch cable in attaching the tree's trunk. This would keep you from slicing tree trunks and damaging your winch cable.
Don't hook the winch cable by itself. This is related to the point above, but you don't need to attach the winch cable by itself. You'll just weaken your cable and setting the stage for a winch cable failure.Plan your attack, Bwahahaha…..
Set up the winch so that the cable is perpendicular to the front plane of your vehicle. Indeed, not all the time you have a suitable anchor point situated in exactly the right place. In this case, use a snatch block, choke chain, and second anchor point to make the adjustment. You would run your WARN winch cable through the snatch block to the main anchor point. Attach a choke chain to a second anchor point and also to the snatch block. The choke chain and second anchor point would hold the snatch block in place directly in front of the stuck vehicle. The snatch block then would redirect the winch cable to the primary anchor point that's off to the side somewhere.
Choose only safety over convenience when it comes to using your WARN
winch. It is necessary to get your vehicle out of a stuck situation, you don't want someone to get hurt in the process
Why Choose Smittybilt XRC Spare Parts For Your 4-Wheel Drive Jeeps?
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:35:00 +0000
If you are worrying about finding compatible off-road spare parts for it for your jeep, well, worry no more! As there there is a brand that offers genuine spare parts for your truck and jeeps among other high-powered SUVs. I’m taking about Smittybilt. It offers a wide range of spare parts such xrc, winch, xrc 10 hd and even seats among for interior and exterior body parts. This company has been manufacturing quality products as long as anyone could remember, and they never fail to meet the overall vehicular needs of all and sundry for even generations to come. Indeed, there are other truck and SUV body parts manufacturing companies like Bestop, Westin and ARB, but there are overwhelming and considerable factors why you must choose and buy any of the product of this brand of vehicle spare part for your truck and SUVs.
Wanna know the reasons why this company remained reputable? Below are the three reasons:High quality
One of the best reasons why you must consider to get a vehicle part from this company, regardless if it is for SUV and truck is the fact that Smittybilt produces high quality products. For example their winch. It is made to possess such strength and quality that can ensure pull you out of any hot spot. It does not how impassable the road that you’ll go through, although you might get stuck in a rocky and rough spot, you may think in advance that you or your vehicle are in trouble. But if you have a winch made by this brand, you will be out of trouble before you even know it. Even you only have a winch, this is enough to last you for several years and can even last generations if properly used to serve you.Their Worldwide reputation
products can give you a particular leverage over other similar products. This brand also gives you the best in terms of quality service for using a vehicular body spare parts. Having their XRX or the XRC 10 hd, you can have the prestige of using quality products from reputable international brands. The XRC or the XRC 10 HD, they are very popular in delivering quality service over a very long term, and they give you no excuse for replacing them in any ways.Ease of use and comfort
We all want these, right? You’ll find using their products very comfortable and easy. They also give your SUVs and trucks a kind of personalized look and feel that reflect your kind of person. Using their seats and seat covers would definitely give you great comfort as you drive around or travel in your vehicle. Their seats are very comfortable to use and sit on. Additionally the seats come in various colors and designs.
What Are The Advantages Of The Jeep Wrangler Soft Tops
Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:28:00 +0000
I hope everyone knows that Jeep Soft Top (like the standard ones) has a color facelift these days. Before, the color options for Jeep Top were limited to Black and Tan. But now, there are several colors to choose from. The available colors today are light and dark tan, gray or light blue gray and you can also get your soft top with tinted windows. Apart from color options available today, you can also get a Jeep Soft Tops
, Flip Top. The Jeep Soft Top, Flip Top is the Jeep version of a sunroof.
Indeed, there are many Jeep fanatics all over the world, and many of them have had a hard time figuring out if they should choose a hard top or a soft one. The hard tops provide more protection for the cargo that you are hauling, and the most reliable ones. However, if you need to remove your hard top, it is not really easy. That’s why some drivers want a soft one. The Jeep Wrangler top, as time flies, have proved that they are more reliable, and they are more affordable. They also offer the flexibility that many consumers are looking for.
Below are some of the advantages of the Jeep Wrangler Soft tops:
1.Protection. Of course, you install a Jeep top because you want protection. For extreme weather conditions, hard tops are the kings in these situations. Those consumers who live in temperate climates or weather that is not extremely hot, or you can even say they live in tropical places, they can choose the Soft tops to protect them and their items from different kinds of elements.
2. For those who like the open air. If you love the fresh breeze of the air/wind while driving, you can rely on the Jeep Wrangler top for flexibility and ease of use. This kind of Jeep top can be rolled and can be set up in just a few minutes.
3. Affordable. If you have good budget, you can choose hard tops. But for those who want an easy access to your Jeep, and want a budget friendly Jeep top, the soft tops are just as good a choice, as they provide the same function and they are more affordable. There are many Jeep accessories sites online today. Try to check them out anytime.
Indeed, it doesn’t really matter whether you choose a hard top or a Soft top. They both provide great designs. It doesn’t matter on how you figure out which to buy, but for those who want the flexibility the Jeep Wrangler soft tops can surely offer this advantage. You better go online or talk to the car dealer representative and find out which among the tops is the best choice for the specific model, make and year of your Jeep and order one. Always remember this, if you consider reliability and style, the soft tops are one of the best choices and they are more affordable compare to other Jeep Tops
Bushwacker Fender Flares, Things That You Need To Consider
Fri, 03 Aug 2012 05:43:00 +0000
I don’t know what’s with customizing that why people are so crazy in perfecting this job? Well, although this task has lots of processes to make it more successful, you can’t deny that you enjoy it! Just like one of the lessons in psychology that the things that are hard to achieve, are something we want to have or get!
Customizing is something that helps improve your life including your home, rooms, cars, and etc., But when it comes to improving a truck, there are add-ons that you need to consider. One of the accessories that you must consider are the Fender Flares
. These add-ons provide protection, style and tire coverage and they are affordable. In choosing a brand of flares, it is better to go to Bushwacker. In forty years of engineering and manufacturing add-ons, this company has earned a reputation as being one of the best in the business today when it comes to Jeep Fender Flares as well as Jeep auto parts, in general.
There are many good reasons why this company has earned such a stellar reputation. Bushwacker
Jeep accessories are easy to install, and these are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Each style that this company offer has been designed to achieve a specific look. In just a few minutes you can upgrade the look of your vehicle. Their Fender Flares are 100 percent UV protection. So there’s no chalk, crack or warp due to sunlight exposure. These add-ons also offer ultimate off-road durability and come in OEM matte black textured finish but are easily paintable.
If you want to make your vehicle stand out among the rest, why not try the Limited Edition. Consider Bushwacker's Extend-A-Fender Flares that easily blend with the lines of your Jeep for a terrific look that's bold enough to turn heads. The Extend-A-Fender Flares have 6 inches coverage that would give your Jeep that added protection and a stylish look at the same time. Comes in tough matte black finish or you can easily custom paint.
Enhancing a vehicle is very easy if you have enough knowledge! There’s no wrong with giving your best in customizing your vehicle. But if you want to make customizing easier, you can choose to go with a company that has proven their names in many years and there’s no doubt that they can in provide high-quality Jeep auto parts.
Do not break your budget when you don't have to. As a matter of fact, there are ways to avoid expenses in enhancing your vehicle. In every project you plan to do, you need much information to guide you. So why not spend a few minutes to take a look at what the brands can offer you and before making your own decision? Check such car sites now and learn what they have and how much you can save.
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Bushwacker Leads the Way in Practicality and Pimping
Fri, 09 Mar 2012 00:21:00 +0000
As you will already know, ‘pimping your ride’ is big business. Lots of people just want to make their vehicle stand out a little from similar cars on the road, but for some it’s more of a practical thing. Bushwacker is considered by many to be ‘the’ US body gear company for pick-up trucks and SUV’s, having been in business for over forty years, with their products serving both practical and aesthetic functions. The company is probably best known for its fender flares, but provides other protective add-ons as well.Affordable, Durable and StylishPersonalizing your vehicle is affordable, but as with everything in life, you get what you pay for. You want quality, but naturally you want affordable quality. You’re happy to pay a fair price, but you want to know that the products you’re buying are going to last. If you’ve been tucking your money away into a savings account where you get the best savings rates , just so that you could get exactly what you really want, there’s no point in compromising at the last minute. Bushwacker pride themselves on all their products being made in the US, and offer substantial guarantees with regard to the durability of their products, which are made from Duraflex ABS plastic. This is a thermoplastic which is exclusive to the company and which has both high impact and low temperature properties, and is flexible yet retains its form. The company also has a strong reputation for its strength in design, not only for the look of the products themselves, but also for innovation in their commitment to ease of installation.Fender FlaresFender Flares are intended not only to look good but also to give greater wheel protection from mud and stones. Bushwacker offers factory look ‘OE’ style and a street style version, that are both suitable for stock wheel and tyre packages, whilst their Extend-a, Pocket and Cut-out styles are particularly useful on models that can accommodate wider wheel and tyre alternatives, giving a wide range of options according to your vehicle type. The company provides all the hardware and instructions needed to fit their fender flares, and so most competent enthusiasts should be able to handle the installation process on their own.Protection made easyBushwacker also produces bed rail and tailgate caps for your pickup. Fitted around the vulnerable edges of the business end of your pick-up, they are designed to prevent the dings, scrapes and chips that almost inevitably occur from loading and unloading, but can of course also be used to disguise any unsightly indications of wear and tear that are already there. Offered for different vehicle types in factory look ‘OE’ style, diamond black and smooth finishes, the caps require no drilling to attach them. Instead Bushwacker has developed a screw-fix mounting system, which means you need nothing more complicated than a screwdriver to fix them in place. That makes them only slightly more time consuming to install than the bumper protectors that Bushwacker has now developed, and which are fitted using nothing more than lifetime adhesive. Unfortunately, the protectors are currently only available for most Toyota and Scion vehicle types.The company’s mission to innovate has continued with the introduction of trail armor for the Jeep Wrangler. Kit is available for both the 97-06 Jeep Wrangler TJ, and the 07-12 Jeep Wrangler JK. Items included in the range include front and rear corners, tailgate and hood protectors, rocker panels and door sill plates, hood stone guards and front accent pieces, and air scoops, although not all are available on both models. The kit designed for the Wrangler JK won Bushwacker a SEMA award for Best New Exterior Accessory in 2009.Staying Ahead of the competitionWith their long history, Bushwacker are generally able to meet the needs of customers over a wide range of [...]
Why Add Fender Flares on Your Truck
Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:42:00 +0000
Have you ever thought of adding a set of fender flares to your rig? That is a great idea! You can't prevent the mud that splashing on your wheels, but you can reduce unwanted dirt by using fender flares.Fender Flares
are originally manufactured to prevent mud from splattering across the side of your vehicle. These are exclusively designed to keep road debris away and to avoid the risk of damaging your wheel wells. Although dirt can be easily washed off by cleaning them, however, the discoloration of your truck's coat is highly at risk. Fender flares are easily installed to the side panels providing wider tire coverage.
If we are going off-road with your truck, Fender Flares are very effective from protecting your vehicle from tough terrains and other harmful elements along the road. You don't have to spend almost thousands of dollars to keep your vehicle in good condition. With just a set of fender flares installed, all is well!
There are a lot of advantages of using fender flares to your truck. Since it gives wider tire coverage, the bigger tire, the greater force that will throw off debris on the side of your truck. It also adds styles to your vehicles and gives you an aggressive off-road look.Two reasons to add set of Fender Flares to your vehicle.
1. Being extended tire coverage for oversized wheel/tire combos. If you have upgraded your vehicle's stock tire size, Fender Flares are an aesthetic requirement and in some states a legal requirement. They provide a new, tough and powerful look.
2. Even if you want to stick with the stock tire size, a set of Fender flares can noticeably enhance the look of your vehicle.Two types of Fender Flares:
1. Universal Fender Flares
this are off-the-shelf products that can be customized with paint and graphics. These types of Fender flares are available in the auto shops or via online.
2. Custom Fit Fender Flares
are specially designed to fit a particular truck, SUV, or van.
You may choose any of these depending on your needs and requirements. But before you add fender flare, you have to determine the size of your vehicle's wheel wells. Fender flares are easy to install with no drilling requirements and comes with different sizes and colors.
There are lots of fender flares to choose from with different styles that gives your ride different and distinct looks. Choose from; OEM Style, Rivet Style, Cut out Style and Street Style. From different style, you can also choose with the trusted brands such as the Fender Flares, Prestige Fender Flares, Rugged Ridge Fender Flares, EGR Fender Flares and Warn 4x Fender Flares.
Fender Flares with its various brands
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 02:15:00 +0000
Get various brands of economical and universal Fender flares online. All auto parts which include fender flares come with an industry foremost variety. Fender flares does not only provide additional style yet also safeguards your automobile.
4 Wheel Online brings you a full line of Fender Flares from manufacturers like Bushwacker, Bestop and Warn for your Dodge, Chevy, Ford, Jeep, Toyota, Nissan or just about any truck! Fender Flares have become a popular way to add style and function to your car, Jeep or SUV. Truck Fender Flares
are also offered in low profile designs to simply accent your truck. Our Fender Flare is no other, the only accessory that can turn heads, drop jaws of anyone who sees it due to its custom fit and formed look into your ride. However if you still want a fender flare with more function than style, we have that too.
We offer Fender Flares, Jeep Fender Flares, and SUV Fender Flares. All of our Fender Flares are priced the Lowest as compared to anywhere else.
All fender flares can be purchased in street fender flare styles all the way to extra large and wide fender flares for that extra tough look.
4WheelOnline is a leading retailer of Bushwacker
, Warn, and Bestops
products, including fender flares. If you have a Dodge, Chevy, Ford, Jeep, GMC, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda we have a fender flare for you and your truck.
Tricks for Installing Bestop Covers
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 01:25:00 +0000
Any Jeep owner has probably considered converting his hard top cover into a soft top. The decrease in weight can result in better gas mileage, as well as better stability. Another benefit is the driving experience with a soft top, being closer to the elements. The Bestops
cover is one of the most popular brands for converting hard top Jeeps into soft tops.Hard Top Removal
The first step in installing the Bestops cover is the removal of the hard top, which should always be done carefully to avoid damaging the hard top and to avoid damaging the connections. Most soft covers for Jeeps are designed to depend on the connection brackets for the Jeep once the hard cover has been taken off.Temperature
Because of the material that is used for the construction of the Bestops cover, the best temperature of the cover and the environment is around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. The ambient temperature of the environment and the material is directly related to the pliability of the cover as it's installed. The easier it is to stretch the material, the easier it will be to install it correctly.Fit
Whenever the cover is installed on the vehicle, it is imperative that the fit of the cover to the vehicle is completely inspected and that the fit is correct to the vehicle. After all of the instructions that accompany the cover have been followed, the fit should be tested for leakage or any possible air entrance, which could cause drag and negate the increased gas mileage from the installation of the Bestop cover.
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How to Install Xenon Flat Fender Flares on an '08 Jeep Unlimited
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 03:42:00 +0000
are plastic molded pieces that attach to the existing fenders on your Jeep. These connect to the body of the vehicle with screws on the inside of the wheel well. Xenon flat fender flares can be installed on your Jeep Unlimited by first removing the existing fender flares. The new fender flares will then attach to the vehicle using the same mounting holes as the old fender flares.
1. Remove the nut that is located behind the marker light on the front fender flare with the socket wrench, if applicable on your Jeep.
2. Push the light assembly out of the fender flare and turn the bulb socket ¼ of a turn. Pull the bulb out of the light assembly and set the light assembly aside.
3. Remove the mounting screws that are used to secure the fender flare to the body of the Jeep. These can be found under the lip of the fender flare.
4. Take the fender flare off of the body of the Jeep and then set it aside.
5. Place the new Xenon fender flare on the body of the Jeep. Insert the mounting screws and tighten them to secure the fender flare to the body.
6. Repeat this process to install the remaining fender flares on the vehicle.
Tip: The rear fender flares do not have a light assembly
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New Lamborghini Murcielago Expected in 2012
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 01:26:00 +0000
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Things To Do Before Going Off Road
Tue, 21 Jun 2011 02:55:00 +0000
1. Check the Basics - Check all your fluids -coolant, oil, windshield washer fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, ATF, differentials, etc. Make sure there are no leaks, everything is at the proper level, and carry extra fluids just in case. Also check the air filter and the air filter box for debris. Also, if you are aware of any mechanical or electrical problems with your 4x4, repair them before hand.2. Check the Tires - Check the condition of your tires, including the spare. Be sure they are all inflated to the proper highway speed pressures. Take note of your tread and think about the terrain you will be traveling on. Are you ready for that deep mud hole with that tread?3. Ball Joints - Check all your ball joints, tie rods ends and wheel bearings by jacking up and securing the front of your 4x4. Grab the tire by the and at the top and bottom, and check for any excess movement by rocking the wheel in and out. Do the same by rocking the tire side to side. Any excessive free play should be checked out by a qualified mechanic. Also check the rear in the same manner. In solid rear axles you're checking for worn bearings and other damage.4. Shocks - Check your shocks for signs of leakage or damage or just plain worn out. Your going to need those shocks.5. Plan the Trip / Inform Others - Tell those that should know where you are going, when you are leaving and when youâ€™ll be back. Let them know when they should start to worry about you if they havenâ€™t heard from you. Give them contacts in case they need them. Prepare your trip. Have a map of the area you are going to and how you should get there (and home again).6. Weather - Watch the weather for the region you are visiting and the route along the way. Be prepared with the appropriate clothing and protective gear (rain jacket, hats, sunglasses, lip balm, sunscreen). Pack extra clothing in case you get wet or it gets a little colder than expected. Even if you are not "planning" to stay the night, its good to have a sleeping bag. Its better to be over prepared than under prepared.7. Necessities and Nature's Calling - Bring a roll of toilet paper packed in a air tight zip-lock plastic bag. In fact, ALWAYS carry a roll in your vehicle. When you need it, youâ€™ll thank yourself for putting it there.8. Communications to the World - Pack a cell phone and give it a full charge before departing. Pack the phone car adapter or the 120 volt charger along with a power inverter. When you're remote and offroad, you can still find a signal even if its atop a ridge or up a tree. Be aware that if your are out of signal range, your cell phone will be hunting for a signal and this will deplete your cell phone's battery quicker than just sitting in standby when in range.9. GPS Navigating - A handheld GPS is a great thing to have. Prices have come down to the point that if you spend any time in the woods or off the road, you should have one. Hand-held units are easy to operate and once you are familiar with it, it can be a valuable tool to get you places. Should a real emergency arise, you'll learn quickly how valuable they can be. Bring spare batteries in a zip-lock bag and a car adapter for the GPS unit.10. Communications Vehicle to Vehicle / Person to Person - Handheld Family Radio Service (FRS) walkie-talkies are very handy and inexpensive. They have great range and are very portable. Whether on foot or in the vehicles, it makes good sense to carry one. And communication can add to the fun and in the case of an emergency where the you need to temporarily split up the party, you do [...]
Video: Audi Fires Back at Eminem Lawsuit
Sun, 05 Jun 2011 06:31:00 +0000
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A U.S. spokesperson for Audi has responded to the lawsuit filed in Hamburg Regional Court in Germany this week by Eight Mile Style LLC, Eminem's publishing company. The German automobile manufacturer is being sued for using an unauthorized sample of Eminem's Academy Award-winning song "Lose Yourself" from his film "8 Mile."
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Official Video: Edward Maya - This Is My Life
Mon, 30 May 2011 15:37:00 +0000
Another popular car introduce at the beginning of video? Guess what car it is?
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I have seen most of the music nowadays are always having a car at the intro of their video or not during the whole video. Is it part of car promotion? What do you think? Give us some comments.
Top Five Auto Products to Save Money on Your Car Insurance
Tue, 26 Apr 2011 09:42:00 +0000
As the cost of gas rises, consumers are searching for ways to lower the costs of owning and maintaining a vehicle. The secret may lie in the one place car owners fail to look, auto insurance. Insurance companies offer discounts based on eligibility and reduced rates for safe drivers. Consider these top five auto product suggestions, proven to save money on car insurance by reducing crashes and other problems that generate insurance claims.Rearview CamerasRearview cameras greatly reduce the likelihood of a backing crash. With fewer accidents on your record, you'll see a big reduction when your insurance premiums are calculated. The cameras are a relatively inexpensive safety feature and easily installed. Features to consider is the whether the camera has night vision capability, angle measurements and if the camera initiates when the car shifts into reverse. Prices of rearview cameras vary from $100-$400, depending on the style and feature chosen.Sleep Alert SystemNearly every driver across the world has experienced driver fatigue. In extreme cases of fatigue, drivers drift off to sleep and eventually into other lanes. Insurance companies have paid their fair share of claims because a driver fell asleep at the wheel. Installing an alert system will prevent your premiums from skyrocketing and protect you from injury in a fatigue-related crash. The sleep alert system establishes your level of alertness by administering tests for reaction periodically. Cost for a sleep alert system hovers around $250.Driver Alert SystemDriver alert systems are available for any model car. Driver assistance systems alert drivers when lanes are crossed without a signal. They forewarn drivers of potential hazards that lie ahead and unsafe following distances. The systems require professional installation and costs begin around $600. Although the initial investment may be high, reducing the likelihood of an at-fault accident could save you thousands in insurance premiums over several years.Theft DeterrentsVisible and audible security devices protect your car from thieves and from excessive insurance premiums. Insurance companies offer discounts to consumers when their car is a low risk for an auto theft generated claim. Theft deterrents include warning, tracking and immobilization devices as well as audible alarms. Simply having one of these devices in your vehicle can generate an instant premium discount for you.Warning devices could be as simple as strategically placed decals, warning potential thieves of a theft deterrent system. Other warning devices include brake pedal, tire and steering wheel locks. On board GPS systems for tracking a stolen car is also a valuable deterrent. Devices that immobilize a car are some of the best methods of prevention. Kill switches, required wireless authentication, fuse disconnects and smart keys are just a few immobilization devices.Hands Free DevicesOne of the number one ways to save money on your insurance premiums and drive safer is to invest in a hands free device. Bluetooth devices allow the driver to change the controls in the car without removing the hands from the steering wheel. This reduces the likelihood of a crash from the distractions of holding a phone in one hand and trying to drive with the other. Jessica Bosari is an insurance professional who writes for CarInsuranceQuotesComparison.com. The site educates consumers so that they can compare insurance quotes and make informed insurance purchase decisions.[...]
Video: Melkus RS 2000 GT & GTS
Sun, 17 Apr 2011 15:25:00 +0000
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German marquee Melkus bring this year’s Top Marques show in Monaco, the RS2000 GT and GTS models, which are of two types, a lightweight sports coupe, and both of them are fixed with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that was completed by a “well-known German manufacturer”.
The entry-level GT model delivers 296 hp (300 PS / 221 kW), sufficient for a 0-60 mph race in 4.5 seconds. The greater version, the GTS, cranks out 345 hp (350 PS / 257 kW) and has a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h), while 0-60 mph is done in only 3.9 seconds.
Both models has characteristic adjustable dampers for the suspension along with AP performance brakes. Thanks to using a lot of carbon fiber components, they’ve managed to get a curb weight of only 2205 lb (1000 kg). This lightweight material was used for the front spoiler, rear diffuser, rear wing and the side air guides.
Picture: Porsche Fully-Electric Boxster E
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 07:16:00 +0000
This are just prototypes at this time and there are only three, but the trio of Boxster E convertibles that Porsche has produced will be an indication of excellent things to return from the company. After all there's the 918 RSR and 918 Spyder, but the former of those two is planned only for the monitor and the latter only for the incredibly wealthy. EV Boxster may very well be achievable by the only sort of wealthy people; although in reality Porsche's giving no signal of price for these yet. Nor differ, sadly, nor effectiveness they're just merely "rolling laboratories" that can provide data for future fashions to come.
Video: Toyota Camry vs Toyota Yaris - Crash Test
Fri, 25 Feb 2011 05:25:00 +0000
Front crash test video between Toyota Camry
(red) and Toyota Yaris (blue) at 64 km/h.
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Famous Celebrity and their Cars
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 05:19:00 +0000
Here's some popular celebrities with their owned cars. The actual stars, with the actual cars.:Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves with his Porsche 911 driving in Beverly Hills. This is the 993 model - the last air-cooled model, and the most popular and stylish.Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone is impress of his own Ford Mustang as he shows off the tuned-up engine to his friends in Los Angeles.Robert Downey JrRobert Downey Jr and his wife Susan at the Iron Man 2 opening in LA in the Audi R8 Spyder that stars in the motion picture.Pierce BrosnanIt is perhaps oddly suitable for Pierce Brosnan to pick up his son Dylan from his Malibu school in an Aston Martin Vanquish, much more like the one he drove in his last James Bond movie Die Another Day.More famous stories at Hollywood stars & their cars - updated[...]
The SSC ULTIMATE AERO II to beat Veyron Super Sport Top Speed Record
Tue, 08 Feb 2011 05:30:00 +0000
The new SSC Ultimate Aero II has been expected with a well-defined function: to beat Super Sport Bugatti Veyron top speed record. The new American supercar SSC Ultimate Aero II, announced a few months as a result of the innovative character of Jason Castriota, is shown in all its excitement, thanks to an exclusive photo shoot created by Top Gear, the automotive set-up of British BBC network best known among car’s fanatic. The record for fastest manufactured car in the world (not prototype), belonged to the previous SSC Ultimate Aero I, just won by Bugatti Veyron Super Sport.
New Ultimate Aero II Shelby Super Cars, to bring back the record at home, relies on a 6.8-liter V8 twin turbo 1369 hp and lightweight carbon fiber shell that keep the total weight of the car within 1179 kg. Designed by Jason Castriota, who now works for Saab, the SSC Ultimate Aero II seems to have assimilated shapes of Maserati Birdcase 75th, Ferrari 458 Italia and P4/5. The engine of SSC Ultimate Aero II is able to push the car to a top speed of 443 km/h (12 km/h more than the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport) and reaches 96 km/h (60 mph) in 2 , 8 seconds. To support this extreme performance, the SSC Ultimate Aero II is equipped with carbon-ceramic Brembo brake system, active flaps that help in braking, traction control, ABS and power steering....
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2011 Porsche Boxster S Black Edition
Wed, 02 Feb 2011 15:55:00 +0000
Back View of the Car
Porsche started to buildup the 911 Black Edition, but is already rolling out that car’s greatest competitor: the Boxster S Black Edition. Like the 911, this one leaves a dark idea, with black finishes for not only the body, cloth top, and 19-inch wheels, but the air intakes, roll bars, and dual tailpipes, as well. The top is embossed with "Black Edition" lettering.(image)
The same monochrome look from its 911 sibling dominates the interior. The seats—available either as cloth with leather accents or fully wrapped in cowhide—are all black, as are the instruments and the trim on the dashboard and center console. A badge on the glove box tells you the car’s place in the limited production run, which will number 987 units—that number being the internal model designation for the current- (second-) generation Boxster. The 911 Black Editions, for comparison, will be produced in a run of 1911.
This limited-edition Boxster equip with a lot of extra equipment at a reasonable first-class price. In its German home market, the Black Edition is a few thousand Euros more expensive than the Boxster S, but it is equipped with the navigation system, a sound package, and xenon HID headlights, which would cost significantly more if spec’d individually.
While the Porsche 911 Black Edition is powered by an unchanged version of the least-powerful engine in the 911 lineup, a 345-hp 3.6-liter flat-six, the Black Boxster is fitted with the strongest six in the Boxster armory. The 3.4-liter from the Boxster Spyder and Cayman S produces 320 hp at 7200 rpm, narrowing the gap between this car and its 911 counterpart to just 25 horses. The excellent six-speed manual is standard, while the PDK seven-speed dual-clutch transmission is optional. Like any Boxster, the Black Edition can be optioned up with an adaptive suspension and Porsche's carbon-ceramic brakes.