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26 06, 2018

Top 10 Best Upgrades

2019-04-03T08:07:05+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

It is not always clear where one should begin with upgrades and what to look out for. To help point you in the right direction, we’ve assembled 10 upgrades that we think should be considered first. Which items you put at the top of the list may depend on what region of the country you live in. Narrowing this down to 10 items wasn’t easy, but these are the things we consider first when building up a stock rig. 1. Tyres Most truck and SUV manufacturers put street-biased tyres on the vehicles they produce. They know full well that these vehicles [...]

26 06, 2018

What is Traction Control?

2019-04-03T08:03:32+00:00June 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , |

Sometimes you need to explain to someone what traction control is, or perhaps for yourself. Either way it is important to really understand what it is and why it is important to driving overall. What is traction control? Traction control is an active vehicle safety feature designed to help vehicles make effective use of all the traction available on the road when accelerating on low-friction road surfaces. When a vehicle without traction control attempts to accelerate on a slippery surface like ice, snow, or loose gravel, the wheels are liable to slip. The result of wheel slip is that the tires [...]

6 06, 2018

Going Off Road for The First Time?

2019-04-03T08:22:21+00:00June 6th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , |

Perhaps the outdoors has finally lured you in and you are now all about the 4×4 trail. The desire to jump in all at once has taken us all for a ride. But in this case, it is best to take it slow in your approach. Taking the 4×4 path is and adventure, one that must be given the right attitude. As quickly as your excitement to get out there so you can give those obstacles all you have it can go seriously awry as well. It can be challenging and somewhat intimidating as well. Understand Your Vehicle Traction Control Nowadays [...]

29 05, 2018

4×4 Trails: What Mpumalanga has to offer

2019-04-03T09:09:03+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

South Africa is full of amazing sites. Some of which you really do need a 4×4 to get to experience. Mpumalanga has some amazing trails to offer. Starting from your novice driver all the way to an experienced one. The scenery allows you to embark through and around subtropical forests, mountains and hillsides and of course the famous waterfalls. The Alkmaar Trail is a great place to begin, especially if you desire to get into off road for the first time. Offering both a nature trail and an obstacle course here you are able to attend lessons on 4×4 driving and [...]

22 05, 2018

Mud Driving: A Few Techniques

2019-04-03T09:30:49+00:00May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , , , |

The off-road adventure will at one point or the other bring you a time and place where you will have to cross a muddy path. This can be a challenging task and having a few techniques at hand can really get you out of the thick of it. Before we get into the actual driving let’s first go over a few basics when it comes to sand and water. First thing to remember is that sand in different areas reacts differently to water. Sand which does not contain clay particles becomes mud when water comes into contact with it and acts [...]

16 05, 2018

Tips on Buying a used 4×4

2019-04-03T09:52:38+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

When it comes to buying a pre-owned vehicle, you have to spend a fair amount of time looking for the right one. Enjoying the outdoors gives a variety of vehicles best suited to specific situations. And often the vehicles used in the pursuit of great adventures get really worked. So, it is best to check a few things to make sure you are getting a good deal. It also comes down to the intended use of the vehicle. This will help narrow down your search a lot. What to Check: Engine No smoke on start-up Turbo/Intercooler Mechanical noises Oil leaks Appearance [...]

8 05, 2018

The Science of Suspension

2019-04-03T09:59:46+00:00May 8th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

Getting over excited and over-springing the vehicle leads to a multitude of issues. The side-effects of too high a spring rate can include everything from poor ride and handling, too decreased off-road capability and premature shock wear or failure. Naturally, when we load up the 4×4 with the vast amount of quality accessories on the market, the scales start tipping towards the point that the factory suspension just cannot cope with both the load and the punishing terrain that intrepid adventurers come across. That’s where a specialized suspension becomes necessary. Tough Dog suspension normally offer a minimum of two or three [...]

2 05, 2018

Some Off-Road Essentials

2019-04-03T11:02:35+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , , |

There are few better things than have an adventure out into the middle of nowhere. The meticulous drive it takes to venture out deep into the majestic landscape that is out in the valley of the off road enthusiast is breath-taking on its own. Taking a few days to camp here and there really completes the experience. Though as Awesome as it can be there are some off road essentials to keep in mind. You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you have forgotten something or found that you need certain repairs and could have prepared for it. [...]

2 05, 2018

OL Bullbars & Why You Should Have Them

2019-04-03T10:15:47+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Bullbars go by a variety of names all over the world. Such as roo bar or nudge bar in Australia, moose bumper in Canada, and push bar, bull bar, brush guard, grill guard or cattle pusher in the United States. Bullbars get their name from the use they have in rural areas. Cattle would spontaneously appear on the road and these types of collisions would leave the vehicle in shambles. Through installing a bar to the front of the vehicle damage delivered by the collision with cattle would be limited. Thus, we have the bullbar. Bullbars are typically metal tubing made [...]

10 04, 2018

Steering Dampers Explained

2019-04-03T11:01:06+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|Tags: , , , |

Steering dampers or also known as stabilizers provide valuable support to the vehicle, especially when you are planning off road adventures. The steering damper helps to manage unwanted or uncontrolled oscillation of the steering. This means that they assist in minimising wobble which occurs from the tyre vibrations off the track. Such as corrugation or potholes. Like a shock absorber for your steering. Large tyres and lifts can alter the factory geometry of the steering mechanism. So one needs to have the right damper for vehicle and track you are planning one using. The key to damper fitment is to have [...]