Essential Off-Roading Gear That Every 4×4 Owner Can Afford

3 Sep 4x4 accessories

For many off-roading seems like an activity that only people who like big rigs and working under their vehicle covered in car oil like to indulge in. Whilst a good number of people might like modifying their vehicles or big 4×4’s they aren’t necessarily going to be in for traversing the outback with one. There are a lot of benefits off-roading offers that everyone can enjoy no matter what they like. For example, when exploring a new trail you will come in contact with obstacles that you haven’t experienced on the road.

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Installing a Suspension Lift Kit: Make Off-Roading an Option

30 Jul 4x4 suspension kit

There’s nothing more intimidating for a big rig not to be able to traverse safely in off-road conditions. Even if you have a 4×4, if your vehicle doesn’t have enough ground clearance for the terrain you’re trying to drive it on you can end up damaging the vehicle’s undercarriage. This is easily resolvable with a suspension lift kit as it helps increase ground clearance which makes it not only safer but also a lot easier to go over rough terrain. A suspension lift kit helps provide a higher level of robustness meaning, your new suspension will be able to take a beating. Since your vehicle is going to sit higher, its performance will be far better as this way you will have higher traction and the option to put larger wheels.

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Roof Racks: Bring More Stuff on Your Next Trip

20 Jul car roof basket

Traversing vast lands or spending a night in the Aussie outback, requires bringing a whole lot of equipment, sometimes even more than you think. No matter how long your trip or your stay in the wild is when travelling with a vehicle one thing is for sure, you’ll need enough space to fit everything in. When this isn’t the case though one quite simple yet useful solution is always on the horizon – a roof rack. Roof racks make use of the top of your vehicle to provide additional space for your luggage and equipment. The best thing about them is that they are available in different versions so no matter what type of vehicle you have you’ll be able to install one on. With a roof rack you can also open up more space in the back of your vehicle so your friends can have a more comfortable ride.

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The Properties of Aluminium Tape That Make It Stand Out From Other Tapes

17 Jul PSA-aluminum foil insulation tape

Aluminium foil tape combines the weather-resistant sealing properties of adhesive tapes and the versatility of aluminium, making it one of the most widely used types of tape across a variety of industries today, including construction, manufacturing, automotive, HVAC industry, etc. Due to its great moisture and chemical resistance, light and heat reflectance, thermal conductivity, flame resistance and weatherability, it’s a great fit for many different applications. But what exactly is aluminium foil insulation tape? Continue reading

The Workings of Holden Cooling Systems Explained

20 Mar

holden cooling system

A typical Holden 4 cylinder engine cruising on the highway at around 80 km/h will produce around 4.000 controlled explosions a minute inside the engine. Obviously, with these explosions comes a great amount of heat, which if not controlled will completely destroy the engine in a few minutes. And that’s where cooling systems come into play. Cooling systems have remained almost the same since the 20s. And while they’ve become infinitely more efficient and reliable at doing their job, they still consist of liquid coolants circulating through the engine, then to the radiator where they’re cooled by the air stream entering through the Holden’s front grille. Continue reading

A Guide to Buying Replacement Brake Pads for Your BMW

22 Jan brake pads bmw

The brakes on your BMW are the most important safety aspect of your vehicle, and what many people don’t know is that braking systems have a part that wears out as it gets put through more use – brake pads. Having brake pads that are in proper working condition will help your BMW get the most performance out of its braking system, which is why once your stock ones wear out, it’s important to get a worthy replacement. Brake pads are used together with disc brakes. They feature two pads and a caliper, so when you hit the brake pedal, the brake fluid is forced to move through the caliper, pressing the pads against the rotor and forcing your car to slow down and eventually stop.

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Installing Common Toyota Land Cruiser Accessories

10 Jan toyota land cruiser accessories parts

Toyota’s nearly 70 years old Land Cruiser series has been the company’s take on the off-road vehicle and today the newest edition of this model comes both as an SUV and a Ute version. The SUV version usually comes with 8 seats a, V-8 engine and a fuel economy of 18 L/100km, whilst the Ute version comes with 2 seats, a turbo-diesel V8 engine and a fuel economy of 11.5 L/100km. You may not need the following accessories on the Ute version as much as you would on the SUV but you can never go wrong by installing just some of them.

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The Ultimate Guide to Buying Car Brake Pads

25 Oct car brake pads

Your brake pads are probably one of the parts you’ll be replacing most often. They play a simple, yet crucial role in the safety of your car, as they’re responsible for providing the friction necessary to slow it down and eventually stop. That being said, your car brake pads are used every day, multiple times a day. As a result, they wear out much faster than most other car parts. If your car doesn’t have the stopping power it used to have, it means that your brake pads have worn down, and you need to replace them as soon as possible. However, replacing your car brake pads takes a careful amount of consideration. While you can get the exact same brake pads you had from your dealer, you can also get aftermarket brake pads that are better than what you initially had. With that said, here are some of the factors you need to consider when shopping for brake pads. Continue reading

Why Should You Decorate Your Walls with Canvas Prints?

19 Aug

Even after setting up with the perfect furniture, your space may still look kind of normal and unexciting. That’s because it needs a specific touch and finish to feel complete. In light of that, next to the soft furnishings, wall art is really the final piece of the decor puzzle that will make your room feel complete and stylish. Having the right decoration hung on the wall, can liven up any living space and transform it from plain and boring to unique and personal. Continue reading

Benefits of Side Steps & What to Consider When Buying Them

26 Jul px2 accessories

One of the most underrated Ford Ranger PX2 accessories that add functionality and style are side steps, also known as running boards. Side steps are accessories that attach to the bottom of your Ford Ranger, and their main purpose is to serve as an extra step for people to get in and out of it. Although this may seem like a non-issue for most vehicles, for the Ford Ranger, one that’s been given a lift, especially, it can be quite problematic. However, even if you don’t need side steps to get in and out of your Ford Ranger, you can still opt to get them for aesthetic reasons. Continue reading

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