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November 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
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April 1, 2014
Club Contact Info Caloosa Jeepers P. O. Box 414, Estero, FL 33929 Club phone: 941-404-Jeep (5337) Email:caloosajeepers@gmail...


May 1, 2011 | By Trent Riddle
This is the interior of the Reseda 4WPs sometime in the 1980s. The little girl at the counter is Leslee Adler, George"s daughter. Displays where simple then and often part of the stocking inventory...


June 1, 2011 | By Trent Riddle
In the last issue, we covered the beginning years of Transamerican Auto Parts and 4Wheel Parts Wholesalers. This issue we"ll touch on some of the happenings in the 1980s and 90s and look back at the company"s founder and past president, George Adler. The 1980s and 90s where a time of growth for Transamerican Auto Parts and 4 Wheel Parts Wholesalers...


July 1, 2011 | By Trent Riddle
TAP began producing their own brand of tires and wheels. The Pro Comp tire line now includes five different tires in sizes to fit most every light truck, SUV and 4x4. All of which have been proven in competition as well as on the street and trail...


July 1, 2013
Its official name is Field and Forest, but most New England wheelers call it "Gretchen´s", after longtime owner Gretchen Ziegler. This year marks the end of an era. After 35 years, Ziegler is retiring to travel the world...


November 1, 2011 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
 CLICK IMAGE TO PURCHASE Air Lift Company is offering an unprecedented $100 consumer mail-in rebate through January 31st when you purchase an Air Lift air spring kit for your leaf sprung vehicle as well as an on-board air compressor system. Air Lift adjustable air springs stabilize your vehicle when towing or hauling a heavy load so that weight is properly distributed to all four tires. This gives you a safer, more comfortable ride, while providing up to 5,000 pounds of load support...


August 1, 2013 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
The park had been a dream for a group of guys who had a vision and in April 2004 that dream became a reality to create a place where people could go without the threat of being kicked-off of a fun little playground and insure that people will always have a place to recreate. ?Since then, they have been working to make trails, camping areas and many other fun destination points on the property. This project has reassured their faith in the OHV community and the values these people hold close to their hearts...


September 1, 2013 | By Tom Morr
4 Wheel Parts, Yamaha and several other manufacturers and local business pitched in to make the obstacle course and grand-opening gala happen. The Grand Opening gala included displays from 4 Wheel Parts and manufacturers. Politicians and officials were treated to thrill rides over the new obstacle course Mike Bishop designed obstacles that challenge a wide range of vehicle setups and driver expertise...


December 1, 2010 | By Debbie Murphy
Here"s the scenario: you and your buddies are packing up your rigs for an extended weekend exploring your favorite trails. Doesn"t matter if the destination is the southwest desert or a pine forest in the northeast, the important thing is you"re heading to a trailhead you"ve used for years. You pull off the highway, wind through rural roads to the trailhead and spot a sign: Trail closed to OHVs...


December 1, 2013 | By Debbie Economos
BFGoodrich Tires, United Four Wheel Drive Association (UFWDA), and Tread Lightly! are three organizations that advocate for the off-road community. They have formed a partnership that strives to save our public lands for the future recreation of our 4WD activities. BFGoodrich offers financial incentives to four-wheel drive clubs who are already committed to their favorite regional trails...


January 1, 2014 | By Matt Emery
BFGoodrich representative Richard Winchester (C) presents Tierra Del Sol’s Bo Neece (L) and Tim Augustine with "the big check. " Truckhaven’s narrow trails rise from the desert floor to high peaks. Meals always seem to taste better out on the trail...


April 1, 2010
Off-road enthusiasts have had a reality check in the last ten or so years. At one time, there was no such thing as too much lift. Physics be damned, the motto seemed to be “How high can we go...


April 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
Bundy Hill Offroad™ Park is Michigan"s largest privately owned park centrally located on US-12 in the County of Hillsdale, Michigan. It incorporates 53 miles of signed trails, ranging from amateur to skilled driving ability (lifts & lockers needed). Its 350 acres were opened to the public on Labor Day weekend in 2009, with an overwhelming welcome by more than 500 visitors...


August 1, 2007 | By Trent Riddle
In the California desert, about half way between L. A. and Las Vegas lies the Ghost Town of Calico...


May 11, 2013
The Central Oregon Race Park is a mostly natural terrain course with some jump features on Central Oregon"s high-desert valley floor, just below the spectacular Cascade Mountain range (host to world famous Mt. Bachelor ski resort and many pristine high mountain lakes). A weekend in Central Oregon can take racers and fans to high impact, door-to-door banging racing on Saturday, and leave Sunday for a short mountain drive and a relaxing day on the lake while fishing for trophy size trout, hiking or exploring the wilderness by ATV...


November 1, 2013 | By Denis Snow
The original HOF 4x4 club started way back in 1962 by a group of friends. It disbanded in 1982 and was reborn in 1999 by Bill Wagner, Jason Adams and Jim Keogh, and was incorporated in 2000.    Currently the club boasts a membership of 50, including the longest-term member, one of the originals, Bill Wagner totaling 21 years...


March 1, 2014
Club Contact Info Jon Broadway teamflexpedition@gmail. com 502-415-2708 *Club meets quarterly at?The Original Brooklyn Pizza, 3330 Partner Pl, Lexington, KY. The dates are posted on the club’s Facebook wall at TeamFlexpeditionOffroadClub...


June 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
Colorado Off-Road Extreme, LLC (CORE) is an 800-acre off-road park for trucks, SUVs, Jeeps and all types of four-wheel drive vehicles, as well as ATV"s, rallycars, hill climb cars, off-road desert cars and buggies. CORE offers a legal, private and controlled place for off-roading enthusiasts and includes a 10-15 mile off-road track, mud bogging, one mile short course track, 2 mile rally sprint track, rally cross track, rock crawling, mud pits, and motocross tracks, just to name a few. CORE is located 50 miles east of Denver on Interstate 70...


March 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
Tom Severin, President, Badlands Off Road Adventures, Inc. , teaches 4WD owners how to confidently and safely use their vehicles to the fullest extent in difficult terrain and adverse driving conditions. Visit 4x4training...


July 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
Morris Mountain Down South Offroad is located east of Houston just 1. 4 miles west of FM 2100 on the Old Beaumont Hwy (US 90) in Crosby, Texas. The Park has 700 acres of adventurous riding trails, 17 beautiful lakes and over 2 miles of frontage on the San Jacinto River...


July 1, 2007 | By Dan Ciganovich
Dealer Services International Offers Total Protection for Your New Rig By Dan Ciganovich TODAY A NEW TRUCK is going to set you back anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000, that's a whole lot of cash; that's what a house cost a few decades ago. Buying a new truck sure would be great, with a nice lift, eye-catching wheels, larger tires, and some body accessories. Wait a minute - a brand new truck with aftermarket accessories; what about the factory warranty? Is it still going to be under warranty after all this cool stuff is bolted on? The fact is, installing aftermarket accessories will not automatically void the factory warranty...


June 13, 2013
 Nestled in the Cascade foothills of western Washington in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Evans Creek ORV Park has long been a favorite to many Puget Sound area wheelers. It comprises nearly 40 miles of trails for 4x4s, ATVs and motorcycles...


June 1, 2007 | By Jim Allen
Too bad high altitude and four wheeling don't match quite as well. Here are some tips to help you and your rig work better in the high country. Many of you have seen the documentaries on climbing the high peaks, such as Mount Everest in Nepal, where dealing with the effects of altitude is a life or death situation...


February 1, 2011 | By Tom Morr
Robotic steering and elaborate data acquisition make actual on-road testing prohibitively expensive for many aftermarket companies. Pro Comp undertook this monumental effort to validate a suspension system and tires. Pro Comp validated its current-model Silverado 6-inch lift kit back in 2008 using actual road testing...


April 1, 2011 | By Steve Temple
As you know, the King of the Hammers is a daylong event combining desert racing and rock crawling, one that seriously challenges both equipment and drivers. “Challenges” might be too bland a word-”potentially destroys” would be more appropriate. The King goes beyond extreme, requiring a new word for “are-you-out-of-your-mind?” Think of racing at 90-plus mph through Johnson Valley, then flying over the series of Hammer trails, littered with boulders the size of refrigerators, at a slightly decreased speed...


October 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
   Golden Mountain Park, located in Sparta, TN is a 500-acre property nestled between the big cities of Knoxville to the east and Nashville to the west. Known around the Southeast for having some of the toughest courses for off-roading, there is something here for even the largest egos. The diverse terrain throughout the park provides riders with different levels of difficultly, from spacious flatlands to rocky crevasses, that are sure to give the rider a thrill...


March 1, 2013 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
  Haspin"s new gate facility houses the kitchen, cafeteria and shower facilities. Riding is permitted between dawn and dusk. Helmets are required...


August 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
  In 2009, after eight years in business as the unofficial “Moab of Texas,” the original Katemcy Rocks Off-Road Park located outside the small community of Katemcy, Texas, closed due to a change in ownership of the leased land. This temporary set back was not going to put an end to Shain Chapman"s and Randy Kruse"s desire to continue with the best off-road park in Texas. In January, 2010, the Kruse family (Randy, Pam, Elaine and Jerry) and Shain and Michelle Chapman leased new property outside of their home in Mason and began the second chapter in the Katemcy Rocks saga...


May 1, 2008 | By Steve Temple
While our first love is getting gritty in the great outdoors, Off-Road Adventures enjoys a bit of glitz and glamour as well. (Hey, wouldn't you like to be on TV? After all, it helps our hobby with some publicity, why not?) Unlike so many automotive-themed shows, though, Off-Road Adventures TV is about real people doing real things with real rigs. Over the last few episodes, for instance, vehicle makeovers have been done for regular folks on a Ford F-150, Toyota FJ Cruiser, and a Jeep TJ Wrangler...


December 1, 2007 | By Steve Temple
When quizzed about the symbolism of a particular personal habit, noted psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud retorted, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. ” Aah, the simplicity. Only problem, you can’t apply that axiom across the board...


May 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
Morris Mountain ORV Park is located in Delta, Alabama, just 10 miles from I-20. It boasts over 650 acres of mountain terrain with more than 25 named obstacles that range from a relaxing cruise to near-impossible rock hill climbs. All of the trails are rated from 1 (easiest) to 5 (most difficult)...


July 1, 2009 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
SUPERLIFT FILES REORGANIZATION Superlift filed for Chapter 11 Reorganization on April 8, 2009. Suspension companies are among the worst hit during the recent economic slump. Owner/President Bret Lovett said, "This particular economic situation has created issues on a scale most have never encountered...


April 1, 2014 | By Denis Snow
What started out with an email from Captain Chris Braden, (Commander of Bravo Company, 2-27 Infantry battalion in Iraq) on September 6, 2006, to 4 Wheel Parts President, Greg Adler requesting lights for his troops’ patrol vehicles turned into an incredible program where thousands of lights were sent to U. S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan...


August 1, 2009 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
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July 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
The newly designed 2013 Ram 1500 isn"t due out till later in the year, but it"s getting a lot of buzz since its April debut at the New York Auto Show. ORA magazine will be evaluating it at its media introduction late summer. In the meantime, here are some of the feature highlights...


February 1, 2013
  The Rasor OHV is sandwiched between the western edge of the Mojave National Preserve and Afton Canyon. Most people access the area from I-15 at the Rasor Road exit (about halfway between Barstow and Baker, CA). Rasor OHV is an open riding area...


September 1, 2012
[SUMMARY/VISITOR"S GUIDE] Rausch Creek Off-Road Park 453 Molleystown Rd. Tremont, PA 17981 570-695-3900 rauschcreekoffroadpark. org GPS Coordinates: N40° 36...


May 1, 2011 | By Steve Temple
Whoever came up with the concept of “One size fits all” has never ventured off pavement. This blanket approach might work for Snuggies® or econo-car covers, but it simply doesn"t make sense for the kind of gear needed for your off-road rig. Everything on it has to be bigger, stronger, better and custom-fitted for tackling tough trails...


December 1, 2012 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
UPCOMING EVENTS Jeep & 4x4 Events November 23 - Black Friday Ride December 1-2 ATV,UTV & MC Events November 23 - Black Friday Ride December 8-9 Hours are Friday: 5 pm (camping only), Saturday: 9 am-dusk, and Sunday: 9 am-5 pm. Located at 10025 State Route 82 Windham, Ohio 44288. For more information visit southingtonoffroad...


November 1, 2012 | By Steve Temple
It"s a given that you shouldn"t be driving along a dusty desert track on a moon-less night if you can"t see where you"re going. One wrong turn could mean some serious damage, both to you and your rig. Which means, of course, that high-intensity lights are the off-roader"s friend...


April 1, 2008 | By Bruce W. Smith
Imagine heading out with your friends to an off-road play area towing a 24-foot toy hauler, loaded with quads and gear, behind a brand new diesel-powered "one-ton" pickup. Such a task would be an effortless one; after all, towing 7,000 pounds behind a pickup with a maximum towing capacity of more than six tons could hardly be called a big load. Now imagine being in an accident with that trailer in-tow...


December 1, 2006 | By Dan Ciganovich
Have you noticed lately how many brand new lifted trucks you see on the road? Where are all these lifted trucks coming from you might ask? Well there"s no question trucks are more popular than ever, so it would make sense to see more lifted trucks than ever. But why are so many people buying brand new trucks and modifying them, and what about the factory warranty? Are these people taking a big risk or what? Well the answer is easy, Car Dealerships. That"s right, today many GM, Ford, Dodge, Jeep, Nissan, and Toyota dealerships are adding custom lift packages to their stock trucks and Jeeps, creating custom vehicles you can drive right off the dealership lot...


January 1, 2013
 It had been several years since we had last visited the Walker Valley ORV park and we decided it was about time we made the journey to check out what was new. Along with a few of our close friends from the Bonney Lake Jeep club (B. L...


May 1, 2011 | By Off-Road Adventures Staff
To celebrate our 50th anniversary, 4 Wheel Parts is giving away not one, but two custom Jeeps. You might be the winner of a fully restored 1961 Jeep CJ-5, in honor of the year 4 Wheel Parts was established. Or, you might get the keys to a one-of-a-kind 2011 Jeep Wrangler JK, outfitted with special-edition products from your favorite 4x4 manufacturers...


December 1, 2009 | By Chris Collard
Going snow wheeling is great fun, but when getting stuck equates to spending the night in the front seat of a Jeep, the back of a truck, or hacking an igloo out of a snow bank, having the right gear is essential. Without a well-equipped rig, tools, and emergency equipment, and above all, experience, a casual day trip could end up as a nightmare. We can’t tell you the number of times we’ve come across a rig on the trail, frame-deep in the snow and the sun about to set...