Home : Product Reviews (page 16)

Product Reviews

Daystar Polyurethane Body Mount Kit

I was riding with buddy of mine the other day in his truck. As we were driving along, there were a few rough spots in the road and I heard this horrendous banging sound coming through the cab of his truck. I asked him how long it’s been like this, and he said for three or four years. I asked …

Read More »

Bestop HighRock Bumpers

A friend of ours has been living with a bone stock 2007 Jeep Rubicon for almost 2 years. It’s a capable off-road machine, as most Jeeps are, but its stock form just wouldn’t do. The first thing our buddy’s Jeep needed was some trail armor and a bit of pizzazz. Knowing that the trails we frequent have steep approach and …

Read More »

MORE Rear TJ Bumper

 Our project Land Cruiser has been sans rear bumper for, well, nearly 10 years now. The OE bumper-ettes were sent to that great recycler in the sky moments after I bought the FJ40. I haven’t had a rear bumper since, not because it didn’t need one, it’s because I’ve never found a rear bumper that I really liked. Most rear …

Read More »

Bestop’s Supertop for FJ40 Land Cruisers

 Soft tops have been around for as long as cars have. The early soft tops that covered the first “horseless carriages” were built by some guy that’s long dead, and he would have more than likely worked in an environment barely suitable for humans. Those old canvas soft tops that rolled off of the assembly line over 100 years ago …

Read More »

Lincoln Eletric’s Weld-Pak 3200 HD MIG Welder

About two years ago my aged, entry-level Craftsman MIG welder, finally up and died on me. Of course, as Murphy would have it, it happened right in the middle of a project I was working on and it was late afternoon on a Sunday – no welding supply shops would be open. Thus, my options were limited. Begrudgingly, I jumped …

Read More »

DIY Bed Liner Durabak vs. Lava-Liner

The one place that four-wheelers tend to neglect in their vehicles is the inside. We protect the outside with diamond plate, build extreme bumpers, use nerf bars, Rock slider rocker panels, and anything else we can think of, but we rarely protect the inside. Carpet is great for looks and light use, but gets abused by water, dirt foot traffic …

Read More »

Skyjacker’s Softride 3″ Suspension for 2005+ Toyota Tacoma’s

 Adding a lift kit to any rig that sees moderate – or more – off-road use is almost always a necessity. A properly lifted vehicle will give you the added ground clearance needed for the body and the chassis, it will allow you to run bigger, more aggressive tires, and it allows for greater axle articulation. This was the essence …

Read More »

Extang Trifecta Tonneau Cover

It wasn’t planned this way, we promise. It just seems that we’ve now tested just about every soft tonneau cover on the market now. There are just so many to choose from, so many rigs in our stable, and so little time – okay, the last part isn’t true. In the past five years or so, there has been an …

Read More »

Jeep TJ BDS Rock Sliders

Protection – it’s what my ol’ man used to harp about when I was a teenager. Now that I’m into my thirties, I’ve finally figured it out… Keeping the sides of my beloved Jeep from being bashed to hell – that’s what he was trying to explain to me all along. Which brings us to protecting our ’04 Jeep Rubicon …

Read More »

Coleman Camping Gear Review

I still tell myself that I’m a “roughin’ it” kind of camper. When I prepare for a night or two under the stars, I imagine a canvas bedroll next to a campfire with nothing but a saddle for a pillow, a hunting knife strapped to my hip, and my trusty rifle near my side. But then reality comes crashing in …

Read More »