Friday, November 27, 2015

Testing the New Pit Bull All-Terrain on Raceline Wheels

Over the last decade Pit Bull Tires has earned reputation for offering a tire that stands out from the crowd in terms of both aesthetics and performance. READ MORE

Building a rock solid hardcore JK Wrangler with perfect street manners - The Anvil Part 3

So to recap the Anvil project, we took a completely stock 2014 JK Unlimited Wrangler Rubicon to our friends at Jeeps R Us in Laguna Niguel to have only the most durable and proven parts installed on it. READ MORE

The Silver State Rock Crawling Championship 2015

Jesse Haines worked with the owners of the Wild West Motorsports Park in Reno, Nevada, to put on a rockcrawling competition using everything that Haines has learned in his years of experience. READ MORE

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wheeling The 2016 Toyota Tacoma In Utah – Epic Drives Video

The 2016 Toyota Tacoma is packed with features to take you anywhere you want to go, so what better place to test it out then in Utah’s awesome state parks? READ MORE

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Whoops! 4-Wheeling Mishaps

Whoops! Readers share their 4-wheeling foul-ups, mishaps, and blunders. READ MORE

Dixie Run, a Southern Tradition: 29 Years of Trail Riding

For the last 29 years, the Dixie Run has been a southern tradition, hosted by the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association. READ MORE

Friends of the Bantam Jeep Association Takes Over Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a huge event that takes place in Butler County, the birthplace of Jeep, and has continued to grow substantially since it’s first annual run in 2011. READ MORE

We Tow and Go Off-Road with the 2016 Nissan Titan XD

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is an all-new truck that targets at a unique segment of the market. With the Titan XD, Nissan has brought back the heavy half-ton. READ MORE

Monday, November 23, 2015

Testing the Mickey Thompson MTZ P3

The new Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ P3 is an aggressive mud-terrain tire and features a unique tread design that continues onto the sidewall for both a menacing look and impressive off-road performance.

4xForward by 4xFred - Talkin’ ’Bout the Weather

This edition of 4xForward by 4xFred, Fred talks about the weather and wheeling in the winter.

1990 Dodge Diesel: The Ultimate Adventure Tug Truck!

When the Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road team needed a truck to lead this year’s Ultimate Adventure they decided to start with an old Dodge. The truck started out as a retired airplane tug, but was transformed into a trail-slaying diesel adventure machine. On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred takes you behind the scenes of this amazing project truck for the final days of the build-up before heading out on Ultimate Adventure 2014.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

We Take the All-New General Grabber M/T to New Heights

Someone at General Tire must have seen our letter to Santa last year. We have been asking for General to add a mud-terrain tire to its lineup for years, and our prayers have finally been answered. See it CLICK HERE

Clay Valley Dirt Park, Oh to Harlan, KY - Part Two of Ultimate Adventure 2015!

While we joke that Ultimate Adventure 2015 is like summer camp for adults, the trip is not for the faint of heart. This is not the Mediocre Adventure or the Half Baked Adventure. This is a trip for a few hard core off-roaders from within the industry and a few select readers who expect tough trails and long days. The truth is participants know to expect anything from our whistle blowing leader, head camp counselor, Rick Péwé. While road days are all about getting to our next destination a side trip or two to a wheeling destination or ferry crossing are common occurrences. In the end, day two of UA 2015 will go down in history as one of the longest road days, not in overall mileage (although we did cover some ground) but rather a day that would last nearly 21 hours. After a 6:00 drivers meeting followed by a short drive to the muddy and tight trails at Clay Valley Dirt Park near Roseville, Ohio UA 2015’s to play summer campers drove a total of nearly 600 road miles and included a ferry crossing. The days trip meant driving late that night and into the early hours of day three before arriving at our next camp site in Harlan Kentucky. While this road day was long, the wheeling was awesome. We took plenty of photos from the road and trail including 4x4s making tight squeezes between trees, and maybe even a flop or two, followed by a trip on a ferry.

Check-In & First Day Of ‘Wheeling' - Part One of Ultimate Adventure 2015!

Whether Cro-Magnon Man or four-wheeling fiend, humans have, since the dawn of time searched out adventure to test their fortitude and endurance. Our near constant search for extreme 4x4 based adventure is what inspired Petersen’s 4 Wheel & Off-Road’s yearly summer gathering known as the Ultimate Adventure. This trip of epic proportions has led readers, aftermarket advertisers, a support crew of cronies and the magazine staff to off-road venues around the country for the past 16 years and is the pinnacle of off-road road-trips. This expedition combines long-distance road driving, hard-core wheeling, camping, exploring, comradery, vehicular failure and trailside repair, plus new for 2015, canoeing!?. This year’s UA had a summer camp (for adults) vibe and all campers were happy despite a few late nights and daily heavy rain.(it rained A LOT!) In the past we’ve waited months to show you a limited number of photos of the fun and action we have had on the UA in our monthly publication. Today will start in the beginning with shots of the check in and safety inspection and then our first off-road day of UA 2015 where we tore up the trails at Powerline Park in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Mad Maxxis Off-RoadRunner, Part 3

We have been turning a 1973 Plymouth RoadRunner into a Mad Max style doomsday vehicle for no other reason than it’s cool. This was a rusty old muscle car sitting in a field when we rescued it.

2017 Honda Ridgeline Will Appear at SEMA as Desert Race Truck Concept

It’s been 10 years since the Honda Ridgeline graced us with its presence and equally as long since it’s had a redesign. See it CLICK HERE

Using our Tom Wood’s Custom Drive Shafts shaft to explain proper driveshaft geometry

The new angle the driveshaft was forced to operate at caused a driveline vibration—a really, really annoying vibration. Sure, we could’ve dealt with the vibes if they were slight, but they weren’t,


Impossible at Superlift offroad park is one of the nastiest hills in the park. Not to many people ever climb it, so TC decided to give it a shot in his new buggy UnderRated and made short work of this nasty hill.

From Sky to Shining Sea! Road Trippin a 1965 Dodge M37! Dirt Every Day Ep.10

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams takes to the mountains of Mammoth in his 1965 Dodge M37 to try some snow wheeling away from the busy city. While in Mammoth, Fred meets up with his friend Shane and agrees to take him to the coast at Big Sur to go surfing. Along the way Fred decides to take Shane 4-wheeling in Hollister and even lets him drive "The Dumpster". Fred ends his journey on the towering sand dunes of Pismo Beach.

Nuts & Bolts: Looking for Wider Stock Wheels

A question regarding wider stock wheels for a 1992 Chevy 3/4-ton eight-lug Suburban.

Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Becomes Independent Organization

The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival is a huge event that takes place in Butler County, the birthplace of Jeep, and has continued to grow substantially since it’s first annual run in 2011.

Ultimate Adventure 2015 Video Part 5

The end of the ultimate summer camp is nearing its final destination as the crew makes their way through Georgia and into to Tennessee for the last day of wheeling.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Nuts & Bolts: Sticky Brakes on a 1995 Chevrolet K2500 HD

Despite replacing the brake drums multiple times they still lock up on my 1995 Chevrolet K2500 HD.

Meeting a 4x4 Legend: "The Ugly Jeep" - Dirt Every Day Episode 4

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams meets the Jeep that almost flunked him out of high school and sent him down the 4x4 road. Nicknamed "The Ugly Jeep," it's a beat up 1951 Jeep CJ3a built to be inconspicuous in an era when trucks were better known for chrome and wild graphics.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Dick Cepek Extreme Country MT Tire Test

Dick Cepek took a passion and made parts that other enthusiasts needed. Selling these parts allowed him to quit his “day job” and start a legacy that continues today with Dick Cepek Tires and wheels.

Cool Trucks, Jeeps & 4x4s From The 2015 L.A. Autoshow

The Los Angeles Autoshow features the latest automotive offerings from nearly every manufacturer, and this year’s show was no different.

Ultimate Adventure 2015 Video Part 4

After another late night traveling to the next location on the 2015 Ultimate Adventure it was good to get some seat time on the trails on Durhamtown Tellico in North Carolina.

Nuts & Bolts: The Truth About Cold Air Intakes

Advise is divided on cold air intakes (CAI), and I wonder what the experts at Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road have to say about them.

Ultimate Adventure 2015 Video Part 3

With plenty of miles still left to travel the 2015 Ultimate Adventure continued with another long road day and a stop for some fun on the lake in-between fuel stops.

Trail-Testing ARB’s Twin Portable Air Compressor

This compressor is fast, and ARB basically told us to use it with air tools. Challenge accepted. The ARB Twin Portable did what we asked.

BONUS - Dirt Every Day How To: Mounting Maxxis Tires on Ford Racing's new Raptor Beadlock Wheels

Ford Racing is offering some awesome new beadlock wheels for the Ford Raptor. These wheels have an ingenious design that allows them to have a tire mounted for street use, and then be transformed with a special beadlock ring for off road use. This enables the driver to lower the tire pressure for additional traction off road.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Desert Proofing the Ford Raptor! - Dirt Every Day Episode 2

On this episode of Dirt Every Day, Fred Williams up fits and outfits one of the coolest 4x4's on the market today, the Ford Raptor. Raptors are high performance desert machines, but we found one that earns it's owner a living each week banging around on an obscure desert compound. The owner is hard on his equipment and we took this poor bird of prey under our wing for a week to transform it into a more vicious desert predator.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

2015 Cheap Truck Challenge

When you take cheap 4x4’s on an overland adventure disaster is about to happen. On this episode of Dirt Every Day Presented by 4 Wheel Parts, Fred brings along his buddies on a high desert wheeling trip in their low buck trucks. Along the way they’ll encounter rain, mud, and a plethora of delays because their junk won’t run. But in the end they’ll show you that low dollar camping is just as much fun as high dollar overlanding, maybe even more.

Ultimate Summer Camp Supercharged Jeep CJ Build!

Don't worry Dirt Every Day Fans, we are still working on the Off-Road Runner and it will return in an episode later this year. The build is very complicated and it's taking a bit more time than anticipated. In the meantime... Every year we build a project vehicle to lead our week long off road trip called Ultimate Adventure and for this episode Dirt Every Day Fred takes us behind the scenes at Synergy Manufacturing where he's building the Ultimate Summer Camp Jeep. This aluminum Willys flatfender has a supercharged V8 LSA engine, gobs of gearing and flexy suspension. Once built, watch Fred and this Awesome Jeep sling mud, cross rivers and climb slippery hillsides throughout the Ultimate Adventure! CLICK HERE to see the Video

Saturday, November 14, 2015

TeraFlex Trail Review: Metal Masher Trail - Moab, UT

Dennis Wood, with the help of the legendary Dan Mick explore the 4x4 trail Metal Masher, which by the way is the name of Dennis Woods glam rock band. CLICK HERE to see video