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Published: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 11:11:51 +0000

 



What is the Difference Between 4x4 and 4x2...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

What is the real difference between a 4x4 and a 4x2? Here are the basics.



The Best and Worst Things About Jeep Wranglers

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Jeep Wrangler... It's lots of fun to drive, but is it a smart buy? There really is no other vehicle like a Wrangler - it continues to be the ultimate off-road icon. Yes, they're fun to drive, but are they practical to own? Here are the pros and cons of owning a Jeep Wrangler convertible. All the best features, and the worst features - to help you decide whether or not to buy a Jeep Wrangler.



How to Tow Your 4 Wheel Drive Vehicle the Right...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Check here to see if your vehicle is on the list of vehicles that can be safely towed with 4 wheels down.



Top 6 Books To Improve Offroad Driving Skills

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

From beginner to novice, everyone could use a few tips or try a few new techniques before going offroad. Add a few of these books to your offroad library, to brush up on your off-road driving skills before heading for the trails.



What Are The Different Types of ATVs?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

There are lots of different types of ATVs, they come in many different shapes and sizes. They are designed and manufactured for lots of different uses, ranging from racing and recreation to ranching, industrial and emergency services.



Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Edition Boasts Powerful...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon... It's a real gem on and offroad. Learn about the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Edition with its super-tough trail ready offroading package.



Tips For Installing a Herculiner Bed Liner...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

While Herculiner ranks among the best when it comes to do-it-yourself bediners, there are a few things to keep in mind before you begin. Page 3.



Before You Buy a New or Used ATV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Comprehensive advice covers buying an ATV used from a private party or mechanic, and buying used or new from a dealer.



Utility ATVs

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The most popular type of All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) in the United States (and quite possibly the world) is the utility ATV. It is the work-horse of the All Terrain world.



How to Fix a Dead ATV Battery on the Trail or...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

How to deal with a dead battery on your ATV. Having a few basic tools will help you get along if your battery dies.



The Different Types of Transmissions on ATVs

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Learning to ride an ATV is easier than learning how to ride a motorcycle, especially when it comes to starting and changing gears.



The Smallest ATVs on the Market Made Just for...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The most important factors to think about when buying an ATV for a child is the child’s size followed immediately by the child’s skill level.



Get Started Riding ATVs

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

It's easy to learn to ride ATVs. Here are some tips to help you start riding quads safely and confidently.



Best and Worst Used SUVs and Pickup Trucks of...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are the best rated used SUVs and Pickup Trucks, recommended by a number of different top expert sources. These are so highly rated, you shouldn't hesitate about buying one of these used 4x4 pickup trucks and 4WD sport-utility vehicles. Page 2.



How to Get Water Out of Your ATV's Engine

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Getting the water IN the engine is easy. Getting it out, without destroying the engine, can be more of a challenge.



Top Reasons To Buy A Jeep Wrangler Unlimited...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The best reasons you might want to purchase a Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited model over the standard short-wheelbase Wrangler original. Here are some of the good points about the TJ Unlimited that you might not have thought about.



Hummer FAQ - Pros and Cons of Hummers Top...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are the Cons, or negative things, about owning a Hummer H1 or H2. Covering everything from design, look and styling to repairs, durability and reliability, all of the worst things about Hummers are highlighted. If you're considering buying new or used a Hummer, here are some of the downsides or reasons you might want to reconsider owning one. Page 3.



Is Buying a Jeep Wrangler a Good Idea?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Good and bad things about owning Jeeps, plus the little-known Jeep facts that will help you decide whether or not to buy a Wrangler.



Brand new to the UTV world? Here are some...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Basic UTV Safety 101 - some simple guidelines for a safe UTV experience!



How to Buy a New ATV Quad or 4 Wheeler

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Buying a new ATV can be challenging experience at best, a harrowing nightmare at worst. We've got advice to help make the process less of an ordeal.



When To Use 4WD in Your Jeep Wrangler or...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Conditions in which you would want to use 4WD to avoid sliding or spinning. Tips on when to use high-range versus low-range 4WD on different terrain.



Top 7 Books About Jeeps

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Books about Jeeps for Jeep owners and enthusiasts seeking factual and historical information, as well as leisure reading.



What (Exactly) Does Four Wheel Drive Mean?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Everything you need to know about four wheel drive vehicles, including what 4x4 means - an explanation of 4x4 versus 4x2, types of 4WD systems, and when to use 4-wheel drive. Everything you need to know before hitting the trail.



How To Interpret Jeep Codes, What Jeep Codes Mean

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How To Interpret Jeep Codes, What Jeep Codes Mean



Top 5 Ways to Ruin an ATV Ride

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The top 5 things you can do to ruin an otherwise good ATV ride.



Unique Gift Ideas For Those Who Enjoy Offroading

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

One-of-a-kind gift ideas for the off-road enthusiast. These make perfect gifts for that person who has everything. Chances are, these are things you didn't even know existed!



History of the Sport Utility Vehicle

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

To find out where we are going, it sometimes helps to look where we have been. Check out the storied past of the SUV.



Facts About The International Harvester Scout

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Little-known facts about the International Harvester Scout and a bit of its history, including changes that Scouts have undergone through the years.



Before You Buy a Used ATV, Find Out What to...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Looking for an ATV but don't want to spend a fortune on a new quad? Read on to find out how to pick a good used ATV.



Reasons To Buy A Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Model...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Thinking of purchasing a Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited model over the standard short-wheelbase Wrangler original? Here are the best reasons why you should.



Before You Choose an ATV, Find Out Which Engine...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Learn the difference between a 2 stroke and a 4 stroke ATV engine and why you might choose one over the other.



What ATV Regulations Does Your State Have?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

ATV laws in these states: Alaska Alabama Arkansas Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Delaware DC Florida Georgia Hawaii Iowa Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Massachusetts Maryland Maine Michigan Minnesota Missouri Mississippi Montana North Carolina North Dakota Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Virginia Vermont Washington Wisconsin West Virginia Wyoming



Types Of Four-Wheel Drive Systems

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

What's the difference between the level of traction provided by four wheel drive vehicles that come equipped with Full-time/Permanent 4WD, Automatic 4WD, or Part-Time 4WD? Here's an explanation of the different types of four wheel drive systems. Page 2.



Fuel Maintenance Tips for Your ATV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Fuel tips to get your ATV ready for desert riding season



Check out these Commander models from Can-Am...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Check out what's new for the Commander in 2016!



ATV Resources for California

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

ATV and Offroading Resources in California . ATV Laws and Regulations, places to ride, where to get ATV Safety training.



How to Find Places to Go Offroading

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

A list of back road trails with maps, detailed directions to the trail heads, current weather reports, color pictures, and reports from fellow 4-wheelers.



To Lock Or Not To Lock - All About Differential...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

When should you use lockers and when should you not? Learn the difference between open and locked differentials.



How Many 4 Wheel Drive Owners Actually Drive...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

So, how many 4WD owners actually take their four-wheel drive vehicles offroad? What's the industry standard?



When To Use 4WD

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The gearing options found in 4WD vehicles help a vehicle tackle many of the unique situations encountered while driving off-road. Following are a variety of conditions in which you would want to use 4WD to avoid sliding or spinning. Some helpful tips for when to use high-range versus low-range 4WD on different terrain. Page 3.



California ATVs Jeeps 4x4 Rentals - Where To...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

In California, here are the best places to rent Jeep Wranglers and other 4WD vehicles - whether you wish to take them offroad or not. Choose from Jeeps and dozens of other 4WD SUVs and pickup trucks, plus quads (or ATVs).



Where To Go Off-road in a 4WD Vehicle, ATV,...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

This ever-growing list of backroad trails includes maps, detailed directions to the trailheads, current weather reports, color pictures from the trails, and even some trip reports from fellow four-wheelers.



Helmet Basics For ATV Riders - Important...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Offroad helmets are required ATV equipment in many states, and they're the single most effective means of preventing head injuries that result in death or permanent disability. Here's everything you want to know about ATV riding helmets: how to shop for a new helmet, what to look for, old vs new helmets, finding the right fit, unique features to consider, and the differences between D.O.T. and Snell certification ratings on riding helmets.



Can-Am Introduces their Newest Line of UTVs!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The New Defender is a Work Horse That Can Also Play



The Right Safety Gear To Wear on Your ATV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Wear the proper safety gear anytime you ride your ATV!



Before You Buy A Hummer H2 SUT...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

A helpful list summarizing the Pros and Cons of owning a Hummer H2 SUT. Page 3.



Side by Side ATVs

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Side by Side ATVs, aka Sxs, Rhino, UTV, are more like golf carts than a quad, only with stronger motors, better suspension and tires, and a host of other options.



4WD Systems Can be Costly: 10 Ways to Save

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

SUVs and four-wheel-drive vehicles offer many options for drivers, but they can be expensive to maintain. Learn how to save money on your 4WD vehicle by checking out these Top 10 questions and answers first.



Need More Than Two Seats in Your UTV? Look No...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Shopping for a 4-seat UTV? Check out these current models!



Review: 2014 Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 EPS

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Polaris has designed a fast and fun 4-seater that fits the whole family!



We Pick Our Top 3 Sport Side-by-Sides for 2014!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Which is the best sport side-by-side on the market? Here are our 3 favorites!



How to Remove a Jeep Wrangler Hard Top

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The Jeep Wrangler's Freedom Top, a 3 piece modular roof, can be used in a variety of different ways, letting you get into the wind while on the road or trail.



All About Owning 4x4 Pickup Truck and SUV Hybrids

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are the Pros - the good things about owning a Hybrid vehicle. These are the top reasons that Hybrid cars are good. Page 2.



Spark Plug Maintenance Tips for Your ATV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Spark Plug maintenance tips for your ATV



4 Wheel Drive Ride-On Toys For Kids

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are some fun ways to share your enthusiasm for 4WD SUVs -- including Jeeps and Hummers -- as well



Are We Killing Our Trails?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Will promoting local trails ultimately kill them? Will the wrong people will show up and trash our trails? Can too much awareness of our sport (the hobby that we are all so passionate about) undermine its existence. Should trail riding areas and our favorite backcountry roads remain “our little secret”?



Offroad Trip: Where to Go Camping With Your ATV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are the best places to go camping AND trail riding with your 4x4 pickup truck, 4WD SUV, or ATV. Plus, trip reports from 4-wheelers highlighting their offroad experiences on these trails. Included are the top spots in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Canada and Australia.



2014 Yamaha Grizzly 700 FI Special Edition -...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Review of Yamaha's 2014 Grizzly 700 FI EPS Special Edition ATV



TIPS FOR CLEANING YOUR ATV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Top Tips on Cleaning Your ATV. ATVs.



Yamaha Introduces an All New Side By Side for...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

What's the scoop on Yamaha's 2016 Wolverine?



The 5 Most Common Upgrades for UTVs

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Modifying Your UTV Can Add Great Looks and Even Better Performance!



Trailer Options For Your ATV/UTV

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

There are Plenty of Trailer Options Available for Hauling Your Powersports Toys!



How to Clean Your Car's Carburetor

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

How to clean a carburetor on an internal combustion engine.



How To Enjoy Tailgating Parties In Cold Weather

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

How do you make the most of tailgating in the winter? It's cold out there, here's what you need to know to make your tailgate party a success.



See our Preview of the new 2015 Yamaha Viking...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The Viking VI is the first true 6-passenger UTV.



So you want to ride your UTV in the sand? Let's...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

So you want to ride your UTV in the sand? Let's look at some tire options!



Little-Known Facts and History of the...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Everything you want to know about the Volkswagen Touareg, including little-known facts, background history, most unique features, and top pros & cons of owning a VW Touareg - whether you choose to take it off road or not.



Do you Really Need to Break-In a New Engine?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

How to properly break in your ATV engine.



Why Women Are Buying SUV's

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Why are so many women chosing SUV's for their vehicle?



What did we think of Yamaha's new 2016...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Can the new Wolverine de-throne the legendary Yamaha Rhino?



Best Spring Time Checklist for your ATV!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Top ATV tips to get your quad ready for the first spring ride after a long winter's storage.



Tips For Choosing The Right Size Lift For Your...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are some important things to consider before you install a body lift kit on your 4WD vehicle. Plus, tips for choosing the right size lift for your ride.



5 ATV/UTV Shop Products We Can't Live Without

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Our 5 favorite shop products!



Tips For Your First 4-Wheeling Trip Off Road

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Before you take your vehicle off road, here are some important ways to prepare yourself (and your vehicle!) for a fun, safe experience that you'll look forward to repeating. This 7-part article covers everything from what to take to what to do after the ride.



What to Pack in an ATV Repair Kit

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

What tools to put in an emergency ATV repair kit to help you get back on the trail if you break down while offroading



4-Wheeling Resources By State

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

A listing of 4-wheeling resources by state. You'll find offroad clubs, trails & maps, 4x4 rentals, guided offroad trips & tours, places to go camping & trail riding, and more.



What's It Like to Drive the 2014 Yamaha Viking?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

2014 Yamaha Viking FI 4x4 UTV Review and Specs



How To Change a Spark Plug

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

A simple how-to guide for changing spark plugs.



Sport ATVs

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

One of the fastest growing recreational activities in the US right now is the use of four wheeled All Terrain Vehicles(ATVs), also know as quads or 4-wheelers.



In the Market for a Used UTV / Side-by-Side?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are some tips to help you make the right choice when buying a used UTV!



Cover It Up

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

You can improve the fuel efficiency of your truck and enhance its appearance as well by adding on a truck top or camper shell. It's a convenient way to add space to your truck and protect cargo from the weather.



Another New RZR Model From Polaris?

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Check out the newest XP from Polaris!



Pros: The Top Reasons To Own a Volkswagen Touareg

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are the Pros, or positive things, about owning a Volkswagen Touareg SUV. Covering everything from design, look and styling to repairs, durability and reliability, all of the best things about VW Touaregs are highlighted. If you're considering buying new or used a VW Touareg, here are some of the reasons you might want to consider owning one. Page 2.



2015 Motocross Gear

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Let's look at the most popular MX Gear for 2015!



Daisy Duke's Jeep From The Dukes of Hazzard

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

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Barefoot Motors Model One Electric ATV Review

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Review of the Model One Electric ATV by Barefoot Motors.



4x4 Supplies To Pack - Safety & Recovery...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The following 4x4 safety and recovery equipment will get you - and your 4WD vehicle out of most predicaments. And, if you're riding with a group, then these items could come from any one of the vehicles in the group; it's not necessary for each and every vehicle to carry it all. Page 4.



Top Tips for your ATV tires!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

ATV tire tips when you're riding in sand



Checklist: What To Do Before You Tow

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Everything you need to know about the basics of towing! From finding the right vehicle to tow your load; to understanding the towing terminology, including classes, weights, ratings and load capacities; how to choose the right hitch based on your load and your vehicle; and a last-minute checklist for things you need to do before you start your trip.



Top 5 Places to Ride an OHV in Kentucky

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Let's take a look at the Top 5 OHV riding areas in Kentucky!



Looking for a fun place to go offroading in...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Here are our favorite riding areas!



A Factory Turbo From Polaris? Yes Please!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Polaris drops their new factory XP Turbo EPS!



The Yamaha Grizzly 700 Does Not Disappoint!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

What did we think of Yamaha's newest Grizzly?



Yuasa Smartshot 900 Battery Charger /...

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Battery Charger/Maintainer for Your ATV - Yuasa Smartshot 900 Battery Charger Maintainer



UTV RIDING GEAR

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

A Guide to Choosing the Right Apparel for your UTV Riding Adventure



Never been to the dunes? Listen up!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Some quick tips for beginner duners!



California OHV Red and Green Sticker Information

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)and the Air Resource Board



UTV CUSTOM BUILD: TMW OFF-ROAD'S "EL DIABLO"

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

We got to check out TMW's custom-built RZR XP - up close and personal!



Arisun Moves Into the PowersportsTire Market!

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Check out our favorite tires from Arisun's ATV/UTV lineup!



Check out our Maxxis Ceros UTV Tire Review

2016-12-04T11:11:51Z

Maxxis Ceros Radial UTV Tire Review