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Posted by on Oct 11, 2013

Repairing The Body Kit of A 4X4

A body kit is an assortment of external alterations to a vehicle. The kit can comprise side skirts, bumpers, paint jobs, side guards, roof scoops and spoilers. Modifying your 4×4 personalizes your vehicle. All the components complement one another but you can also mix parts from different car models. These kits are made of different materials including fiberglass, polyurethane and carbon fiber. The latter is very expensive and this makes fiberglass and polyurethane more suitable. Your 4×4 is exposed to hazards every time it is one the road therefore you need to know how to repair the body kit. The front and rear bumpers are modified in several 4×4 vehicles. Here are step-by-step instructions to help you repair your modified bumpers. · Remove your modified bumper. Most of them are attached using rivets, screws or plastic pins. Examine it carefully to determine the exact location of the fasteners. Check the boot if you are removing the rear bumper. You may need some help to remove it because some of...

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Posted by on Oct 4, 2013

Survive the End of the World with the Chevy Silverado Black Ops Edition

Survive the End of the World with the Chevy Silverado Black Ops Edition

You just can’t beat a pickup truck, especially the new Chevy Silverado Black Ops Edition! This is one pickup truck you don’t want to pick a fight with, as it may very well run you off the road with just a tap. The Chevrolet Design Manager said of the Chevy Silverado Black Ops Edition: “It’s a survival kit on four wheels” The Chevy Silverado Black Ops Edition come kitted out with gas masks, winch, body armour, and food and drink storage. I know I want this pickup truck in case the world ever ends or is attacked by zombies. This pickup truck has everything except for a gun rack or fitted missile launchers. I don’t know whether I am going all James Bond or Mission Impossible here, but if I am being attacked by zombies, these are two things I would want. Chevrolet built the Black Ops Edition to show off just how good the Silverado model is. I have to say I think it worked as the model...

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Posted by on Sep 25, 2013

Offroading Trails in Australia

Offroading Trails in Australia

Australians live in the midst of the most gorgeous geography in the world. Although it’s not the trackless wastes it once was, there is still plenty of wilderness experience left out there for you and your family. Is there a better way to take in Australia’s abundant natural beauty than running a good track among the trees or outback? So take that holiday time you’ve been saving up and unwind along the route of a scenic adventure. Landcruiser Mountain Park– Jimna, Queensland This is a private wilderness park owned by a working cattle outfit about two hours northwest of Brisbane near Jimna. The park is specifically designed to accommodate off-roaders and bush campers on its 200-kilometre trail system. There are challenges for every expert, sections for beginners to build their confidence and something for every level of driver in between. There is plenty of variety in terrain and obstacle types scattered over the gullies and hills of the park and its creeks. The best thing about this place is...

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Posted by on Sep 5, 2013

Helping People Out in Roadside Emergencies – Essential Equipment

Helping People Out in Roadside Emergencies – Essential Equipment

Being caught up in a roadside emergency is something that no one really wants to be involved in, but unfortunately from time to time we often find ourselves in this situation – and sometimes we see the plight of someone else. Being stuck in a roadside emergency can be an absolute nightmare, and if you don’t have roadside assistance then you are often left relying on a kind passer-by to help you out of your predicament. If you happen to be that kind passer-by then you may have the equipment and the ability to help someone out. So what is it that you actually need to be able to effectively help someone out in the event of a roadside emergency? Rope This can be incredibly useful if you are looking to help someone out of a field, embankment, or generally any other situation where they shouldn’t have ended up. A good sturdy rope will allow you to attach a part of your car to a part of their car...

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Posted by on Sep 4, 2013

Types of electrical fuel pumps for various applications

Every vehicle’s heart is its fuel and exhaust system, and fuel pumps are the most important components of this system. There are various types of fuel pumps used in various applications. Because these pumps supply fuel to various parts of the engine, it might stop working if some of these pumps stop performing. Let’s take a look at some types of fuel pumps used in various applications. Roller vane pumps Roller vane pumps consist of a rotor fitted with metal rollers. These rollers create a vacuum which pulls the fuel into the pump. Once the fuel enters the pump, the rollers force the fuel out of the pump chamber with extreme pressure. These types of pumps are popularly used in applications which involve multiport fuel injection. No other type of pump can handle fuel contaminants as much as Roller vane pumps. They are also used in transferring non-abrasive liquids and aromatic solvents. Turbine pumps Turbine pumps consist of a turbine blade which operates at a high speed. When the...

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Posted by on Aug 27, 2013

Buying a Quality Headache Rack – What to Look For

Buying a Quality Headache Rack – What to Look For

Though certainly not the most expensive modification you’ll ever make to your truck – or even the most “flashy” modification – the investment in quality headache racks can completely transform your truck almost in the blink of an eye. Designed and developed from the ground up to not only keep your cab cooler (and eliminate all of those hot headaches you’ve been getting) but also to protect your rear windshield from damage at the same time, headache racks are very often custom pieces of fabricated metal that completely change the way you use your truck forever. That being said, there are a couple of very specific things you should be looking for in quality headache racks before you make your investment. Because of their “custom” nature, there are all kinds of manufacturers producing these pieces of equipment, and you’ll need to know who to invest in, who to stay away from, and who will deliver you the very best product in the long run. Let’s dive right in! First...

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