Tag: off road

Everything looks better in red even shocks

I’ll be the first to admit shock absorbers are not the most glamorous part on a Jeep, but this week that’s exactly what were talking about. A little while back I put a fresh coat of emergency-red spray paint on my shocks. Why red? Everything is more glamorous in red. Yes, even shock absorbers. I’d been […]

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Adventure Bent joins the Overland Bound community

For some time, I’ve been looking for a great overlanding community that I could connect with. I searched through the dozens of Overlanding forums, Facebook groups, subreddits and blogs, but hadn’t found one that I really liked Then, I discovered Overland Bound. It’s a community based on the simple guiding principle, “Overlanding is a movement. It’s […]

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Is less more? Why downsizing can the be right solution

The space in my trunk where a great big footlocker containing all my camping gear, tools, and other equipment now sits empty. Actually, I can’t remember the last time my trunk was empty that thing was always in there. Removing the foot locker was a difficult decision. Throughout my childhood, this same footlocker, packed with everything […]

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AB in Customs N Classics on the Jeep Wrangler

The following is a brief passage from a recent guest post on Custom’s N Classics about the American automotive icon the Wrangler. Few other vehicles have stayed truer to its roots than the Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler, an American icon The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle. From a quarter mile away this modern dinosaur […]

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Lessons learned in off-road recovery

In the last six months, I’ve learned a lot about driving off road. I’ve made my fair share of mistakes, and getting stuck has often been the consequence. Getting stuck off road can’t always be avoided. Tricky terrain can leave you stranded if you don’t have the right equipment and skills. So, before you head […]

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How do you drive off road?

How do you drive off road? It’s a question many 4×4 owners ask themselves. There’s a lot of skill and experience that goes into successfully navigating a vehicle over treacherous terrain. Learning to drive off road takes time and practice. Sometimes that means making mistakes. You won’t really know how to really handle a situation […]

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Project Wrangler: Swapping the springs

Last weekend, I manged to complete the suspension overhaul on my Wrangler I started back in August. Ever since I got my Jeep back in March, I’ve had no end of suspension trouble. I’ve had everything from bad shocks to bent steering components. With the availability of perfectly good take-off parts available on the cheap, I […]

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