It seems there is a common misconception in the general offroad community of what exactly a steering stabilizer does. Many folks think it is the fixer of most problems from death wobble, to wandering steering and bump steer. This is completely incorrect. In fact, a well set-up steering and suspension setup is not even supposed to need a steering stabilizer. It just helps... a … [Read more...] about Steering Stabilizer Mistery
A phrase coined by me, although not used widespread at all, and nobody really knows it. It does however describe a scenario that every single off road enthusiast I have ever met has been faced with or experienced. Usually only encountered after they install a 4 inch lift kit or a 6 inch lift kit in their off road truck. Most offroaders, both beginners and somewhat … [Read more...] about The Lift Paradox
The Toyota Land Cruiser 100 Series, as with many of the other Series' of Land Cruiser SUVs, came in two variants. The luxury VX, and the more utilitarian, but some say more off-road capable, GX. Of course some market got a cross between them in the GXL, but mostly these were the two variants. Officially though, Toyota though the difference of the two variants large enough to … [Read more...] about What is the Difference: Land Cruiser 100 vs. 105
Although not too common in the US, most dual battery systems we find installed out on the trails and expeditions we are on, are usually neatly tucked under the hood of the car, or inside one of the interior panels in the back, to give a factory look, and be out of the way. Although very clean and factory looking, these systems only serve their purpose well, if that vehicle is … [Read more...] about Dual Battery System: Portable Auxiliary Battery
On paper, leaf spring suspension sucks. It is an old, outdated design, offers little articulation, bad ride quality, low approach and departure angles and minimal clearance under the axles. Always having only been good very carrying very heavy loads. In the real world however, leaf springs can be VERY different, and there is very good reason why the design has stood the … [Read more...] about Leaf Springs Suck, or Not.