Understanding Wheel Offset, Backspacing and Width - Easy Guide | Truck Accessories Explained

Understanding Wheel Offset, Backspacing and Width - Easy Guide | Truck Accessories Explained

Understanding wheel offset, backspacing and width can take some time, but in this easy guide we go over exactly what they are, how to measure them and show you some examples of different real world scenarios. Watch More - https://goo.gl/zYYvJF Shop 4 Wheel Online's huge wheel selection: https://goo.gl/9MB7A4 Shop 4 Wheel Online: https://goo.gl/QBuqNU (Use code "YouTube10" for $10 off any order of $100 or more) Subscribe to Our Newsletter: https://goo.gl/HchKbq Facebook: https://goo.gl/PNYT5i Twitter: https://goo.gl/prXF4Z Instagram: https://goo.gl/42jUUf Google+: https://goo.gl/fRKA3z

How To Read Tire Sizes | Truck Accessories Explained

How To Read Tire Sizes | Truck Accessories Explained

Confused by tire sizes?!? You don't have to be! After watching this video you'll have no problem next time you go to buy new tires. Tire Size Calculator: https://goo.gl/TUHkdc Watch More - https://goo.gl/zYYvJF Shop 4 Wheel Online: https://goo.gl/QBuqNU (Use code "YouTube10" for $10 off any order of $100 or more) Subscribe to Our Newsletter: https://goo.gl/HchKbq Facebook: https://goo.gl/PNYT5i Twitter: https://goo.gl/prXF4Z Instagram: https://goo.gl/42jUUf Google+: https://goo.gl/fRKA3z

Mudding 101: Re-gearing Basics

Mudding 101: Re-gearing Basics

We've had a lot of customers call in asking about re-gearing their rig, so today we are breaking down the basics. Watch More - http://bit.ly/1sgmU1O Have a question? Leave it in the comments below. Shop for ring and pinions at low prices here : http://4wheelonline.com/Rings_And_Pin... Get your installation kits here : http://4wheelonline.com/GenuineGearG2... Pentagram by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Connect with 4Wheelonline: http://4wheelonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4wheelonline Twitter: https://twitter.com/4WheelOnline Instagram: http://instagram.com/4wheelonline Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+4wheelon... TRANSCRIPT : Hi guys and welcome back to Mudding 101. A lot of people are happy to get bigger wheels and tires on their rig but they get hesitant when it comes to regearing their 4x4. The problem is, if you don’t re-gear you will be losing performance and fuel economy. So what exactly are the benefits of regearing? Well, first let’s take a look at the two gears we are talking about, the ring and pinion gears. When your driveshaft turns it spins the pinion gear, which in turn spins the ring gear, causing the axle shafts to turn and spin your wheels. Pretty simple right? So what’s the gear ratio? If you take the number of teeth on the ring gear and divide it by the number of teeth on the pinion gear you’ll get your gear ratio. So if you have 31 teeth on your ring gear and 10 on your pinion gear, you would have 31 divided by 10, or a ratio of 3.10. This ratio tells you how many times the driveshaft will spin to make a full rotation of the wheels. So the driveshaft on your 3.10 ratio will have to rotate 3.1 times to spin the wheel once. Keeping up? Well, here’s where we throw a curveball. A high numerical ratio, say 5 to 1 for example, is called a low gear ratio. A low numerical ratio, like 3 to 1, is called a high gear ratio. So why the flip-flop? Well the gear ratios are actually named for their output speed, not their numerical value. A 3.0 to 1 ratio has 0.33 output revolutions while a 5.0 to 1 has 0.25. Still following this? Good, because this is where we can talk about how regearing can actually improve your 4x4. Think about what happens when you put on big mudding tires. A bigger tire means that it will take your vehicle further with each complete revolution, but your driveshaft will also be turning slower because you are still using your stock gear ratio. In other words, if you have a 3.0 to 1 ratio, your drivetrain is still only turning 3 times for each revolution of your wheel. That’s going to translate to a slower turning engine, which means poor performance and even bad gas mileage. The best way to fix this is to regear your rig to a more appropriate ratio. A simple formula for doing this is to take your old gear ratio, multiply it by your new tire size and then divide that by your old tire size. That will give you your new gear ratio, like 4.66 for example. Now, you can’t get 4.66 gear ratios for a Jeep, so you want to round up to the next highest numerical ratio. In this case that’s a 4.88. Those higher numerical gear ratios are going to give you performance close to what you had for the factory, except you will be able to move those heavy and larger diameter tires too.. This isn’t the only reason to re-gear though. You may want to re-gear for a specific performance application as well, like mudding. Taller gears, that’s the ones with a lower numerical value, will give you a higher top speed and thus a higher top wheel speed. This can be useful in the mud if you want wheel speed to keep the tires clean and biting. Remember that taller gears also reduce your acceleration though, so if you put big tires and tall gears you will definitely be compromising your low end power. Shorter gears, the ones with a higher numerical value, have a lower top speed but give you more acceleration and low end power. They can be used to get your big tires moving or to help in climbing hills during rock crawling. Really any application where you don’t care about high speed wheel spin. Now, before you start regearing there are 2 more things to remember. The first is that you need to change the gears in both axles on a 4x4. The second is that you will also want get a ring and pinion installation kit so that you can also change your bearings and seals when you regear. You can find kits for that on our site. Other than that, these are all the basics you need to know about regearing. Not that complicated right? If you are still confused about what the right ratio would be for your rig, give our experts a call at 813-769-2451 and they can walk you through it. I’m Ken, and until next time you’re all caught up with Mudding 101.

How to Pick a Tonneau Cover For Your Truck and Why You Want One | Truck Accessories Explained

How to Pick a Tonneau Cover For Your Truck and Why You Want One | Truck Accessories Explained

Learn everything you need to know about tonneau covers and why you want one in the first place. Shop Tonneau Covers: https://goo.gl/kTqbLH Watch More - https://goo.gl/zYYvJF Shop 4Wheelonline: https://goo.gl/QBuqNU Subscribe to Our Newsletter: https://goo.gl/HchKbq Facebook: https://goo.gl/PNYT5i Twitter: https://goo.gl/prXF4Z Instagram: https://goo.gl/42jUUf Google+: https://goo.gl/fRKA3z Script: So you’re looking at getting a tonneau cover for your truck but with so many options how can you be sure which is the best for you? Keep watching because we’ll be going over five different types of tonneau cover and the pros and cons of each. 4WheelOnline Intro Hey guys, Ken here with 4WheelOnline and welcome to Truck Accessories Explained. To start off we’re going to talk about why you would want a Tonneau Cover for your truck. Mileage improvements are one reason people consider a tonneau cover. SEMA studies show that there’s an average 5% drag reduction compared to an empty truck bed. There’s also the added security. First of all no one knows what’s in your bed and it makes it a lot harder than just pulling something out and walking away. Plus a tonneau cover will protect your cargo from the elements. No more more rain, dirt or snow getting all over your stuff. Now, there’s two main types of Tonneau Covers, hard and soft. Hard covers are going to be heavier, stronger and more secure. Some hard covers can even have things stored on top of them, like an atv. Soft covers are generally cheaper, lighter and depending on the style may have support rods. Style, however, varies much more. We’ll go over the four main types: Roll up, Folding, Retractable, And Hinged One Piece. To start we’ll talk about Roll up. 99% percent of the time these are soft covers, but occasionally are hard like the TruXedo Titanium. Access to the bed is quick and easy. As the name implies you just roll up the cover. They can be held on with velcro, snaps or clips and some can stay partially closed if desired so you can load in large cargo. Most soft covers will have support bars to help hold up weight from snow and keep the cover from bowing inward. Velcro roll up covers are some of the easiest and quickest covers to open and close. Next we have folding covers, which are almost always in a tri-fold configuration. These can be found in either a hard or soft configuration at a number of different price points. The three sections fold over each other, but unlike a roll up they create a large section at the front of the bed when folded. The panels can usually be removed to gain that extra space back but takes more time to do than a roll up. These are also stronger and able to hold more weight on the back. Some can even hold a person standing on them! The easiest style to use is the retractable tonneau cover. These slide smoothly along rails and retract into a storage canister at the front of the bed. Now, you will lose some bed space because of the space needed for storage. Retractable covers can also be locked in any position throughout the bed. These are more expensive than the previous two styles but the convenience may be worth it to you. Then we have hinged tonneau covers. These are usually one piece hard covers, though sometimes you can have a soft hinged like the extang FullTilt. Hinged hard covers definitely have the cleanest, most OEM look since they can be color matched. They also provide better security and weatherproofing. The downside, however is that you cannot drive while the hinged tonneau cover is open. Our final style is heavy duty. These come in many different forms but let’s take a look at DiamondBack covers, which are so strong they can hold two ATVs on them! These are some of the strongest covers out there and provide extreme functionality like multiple access points and deadbolt style locking mechanisms. So all these are great, but what if you have a tool box in your bed? Lucky for you there’s Tonneau covers that are specifically made to fit with a toolbox. Visit 4WheelOnline.com to get the perfect tonneau cover for you, and don’t forget to hit the thumbs up if you found this video to be useful. I’m Ken, with 4WheelOnline and this was Truck Accessories Explained.

Mudding 101: How to choose an off-road tire for your 4x4!

Mudding 101: How to choose an off-road tire for your 4x4!

Today we are going to go through how to choose an off-road tire for your 4x4! Watch More - http://bit.ly/1sgmU1O Now that you know the types of off-road tires there are, shop for yours here : http://4wheelonline.com/Off_Road_Mud_Tires.25 Here are links for the tires we referenced in today's Mudding 101 at low prices. All Terrain - BF Goodrich All Terrain T/A KO2 : http://4wheelonline.com/bfgoodrich-all-terrain-ta-ko2-tires.256403.0 Mud Terrain - Toyo Open Country MT : http://4wheelonline.com/Toyo_Open_Country_MT_Tires.202672.0 Extreme Terrain - Nitto Mud Grappler : http://4wheelonline.com/Nitto_Mud_Grappler.19631.0 Specialty - Super Swamper Bogger http://4wheelonline.com/SuperSwamperBoggerTires.341.0 Be sure to subscribe for the latest in our Mudding 101 series. Connect with 4Wheelonline: http://4wheelonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4wheelonline Twitter: https://twitter.com/4WheelOnline Instagram: http://instagram.com/4wheelonline Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+4wheelonline Transcript : Hi it’s Ken and welcome back to Mudding 101. If you are trying to take your 4x4 out in the mud, your stock tires are going to be completely useless! Just look at this guy trying to get through a little mud in street tires. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFGGdeNpRXk) Now, you don’t need to start setting up the winch just yet. First, let’s figure out how to pick out some mud tires for your rig. 4WheelOnline Intro We get it, if you’re just getting into 4 - wheeling the number of options for off-road can be mind numbing. Today we’re going break down the different types of off-road tires there are and how to pick the right one for your rig. So let’s get started. There are 5 types of tires we are going to go through ranging from the best at performing on the asphalt to the best in the mud. Unfortunately, there is no tire that is the absolute best in every vehicle condition. If you get slicks, you’ll have the best performance for the street but absolutely terrible performance for just about anything else. The same is true when you’re talking about off-road tires. So think about what you’ll be using your 4x4 when choosing the what type of off-road tire hits your sweet spot. The first type of tire is the one you probably have on right now, you’re stock or OE tire. You already like how they handle on the highway but they are useless when you get into some real mud. If you want to even begin tackling light mud you’ll need to at least bump it up to an All Terrain tire. Tires like the BF Goodrich All Terrain are your versatile, jack of all trade tire. They will perform good on the street and tackle light off-road terrain, but don’t expect serious performance on any surface from them. Even though an All Terrain is a huge step up from your stock tire, it isn’t suitable for much more than light off road use. If you really want performance in the mud, getting a Mud Terrain tire is a must. Tires like the Toyo Open Country MT bring better off-road performance without sacrificing any semblance of ride quality. While Mud Tires will get you a lot further at your local mud hole, they’ll also be louder when you’re out on the highway. If you want high performance in the mud that you can still take on the highway, a mud terrain tire is the way to go. These tires have larger tread blocks with more space in between each block than an all terrain. When you are out in the mud your tire tread is going to be packed with mud. An all-terrain tire won’t be able to self-clean or grip like a Mud Terrain tire will, leaving you much more likely to get stuck. Plus, the more aggressive tread patterns look pretty badass. Now, most of us can stop at a Mud Tire and be happy with the off-road performance, but for those who want to take it a step further there’s your Extreme Terrain tires. Tires like the Nitto Mud Grappler represent a zero compromise solution for off-road use. They are perfect for the mud and rocks, but terrible for highway driving. To take mudding to the ultimate extreme, you can get a speciality tire. Tires like the Super Swamper Bogger don’t just compromise on-the-road performance, they spec their tires just for one off-road application and forget everything else. However, if you are at all concerned about street performance, speciality tires will be mind-numbingly loud, wear out quickly on the highway, and lack lateral grip. If you want to make a full-time mudding rig, a speciality tire is the only way to go! Those are all the types of off-road tires to choose from. Once you decide how much on and off road performance you need, you should be able to pick one for your rig. For most of us who want to get serious in the mud, a mud terrain tire is the sweet spot, but some of you may want to go more or less extreme depending on your needs.

Differences Between Nerf Bars, Running Boards, and Rock Sliders | Truck Accessories Explained

Differences Between Nerf Bars, Running Boards, and Rock Sliders | Truck Accessories Explained

Although they all look pretty similar, nerf bars, running boards and rock sliders all serve different functions. Find out the basics in this video. We've got a number of promos going on in June 2017 for Nerf Bars, Running Boards and Rock Sliders! Use code YouTube10 for $10 off orders of $100 or more: https://goo.gl/eCb36Q 10% off any N-Fab product with code NFAB10: https://goo.gl/1svXDH ---------- Watch More - https://goo.gl/zYYvJF Shop 4Wheelonline: https://goo.gl/QBuqNU Subscribe to Our Newsletter: https://goo.gl/HchKbq Facebook: https://goo.gl/PNYT5i Twitter: https://goo.gl/prXF4Z Instagram: https://goo.gl/42jUUf Google+: https://goo.gl/fRKA3z Nerf Bars, Running boards and Rock Sliders are on our list of 8 easy upgrades for a truck or Jeep and in this video we’re taking a look at the benefits and functionality of each type. 4WheelOnline Intro Hey guys, Ken here with 4WheelOnline and welcome to Truck Accessories Explained. Before we get started make sure to hit that subscribe button. Do you have nerf bars, running boards or rock sliders on your truck or Jeep? Let us know what you’re running and what you think of them! We’ll start off by describing the different types. Nerf bars are tubular steps, or individual steps bolted on at body or frame that make it much easier to get into the truck. Running boards are similar to nerf bars but instead of being a bar, it’s a board. There’s also singular steps you can install. Rock sliders are for the serious off roader and are meant to protect the body and doors from damage. Nerf Bars and Running boards are useful for a few reasons. Obviously they make getting in and out of the truck or Jeep but they can also save your driver seat from wear and tear. That’s because you’re sitting /down/ rather than sliding on and off the seat. Plo us it can change up the look of your truck while it adds functionality. Nerf Bars are available in a wide range of shapes, sizes, and finishes but most are circular or oval shaped with traction pads at the door so you don’t slip. Running boards are flat all the way across, although the Wrangler Sahara’s stock running board has a segmented portion between the doors. Installation for both styles differs based on which truck or Jeep you are working on but generally it’s as easy installing a few bolts into predrilled holes. Sizing also differs based on preference. There’s cab length which allows easy access to the interior but there also wheel to wheel that have an extra step at the front of the bed. Now, if you want to go all out there’s even powered running boards. They stay tucked away and hidden until you open the doors, which is really the only time you need them anyway. When compared to non powered steps these can be lower, making it even easier for you or your family to get in your truck no matter how tall it is. Some even have LEDs so you can see where you’re stepping in the dark. The last style we’re going to talk about is Rock Sliders. These are for much more specialized off road applications and offer the most protection possible. The idea behind them is that they should be able to hold the full weight of the truck while out wheeling. They won’t snap off if you slam down on a rock, stump or other trail obstruction. There’s a lot of conversation on the web about what is the best, so here’s some things you’ll need to take into account when buying rock sliders: The material, Size and thickness, Weight, and If they’re bolt on or weld on. And although not all do, most include some sort of side step functionality. Are you ready to pick up some Nerf Bars, Running boards or Rock Sliders? Click the shop button right here to head straight to our site to start finding the ones you want. Make sure to subscribe and comment below with the product you chose for your truck or Jeep. Until next time, I’m Ken with 4 Wheel Online.

Mudding 101: Why lockers are important for the mud

Mudding 101: Why lockers are important for the mud

You don't have a true 4x4 until you get lockers! Watch More - http://bit.ly/1sgmU1O Get your lockers here : http://4wheelonline.com/Locking_Hubs.18 Mudding Veterans, what do you think? Should you invest in big tires and a lift or lockers before you get out in the mud? Connect with 4Wheelonline: http://4wheelonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4wheelonline Twitter: https://twitter.com/4WheelOnline Instagram: http://instagram.com/4wheelonline Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+4wheelonline Transcript : Hi guys it’s Ken and welcome back to Mudding 101. Many people will attribute your performance in the mud to 2 simple things, getting a big engine and getting big tires! Except often the reason you got stuck isn’t your tires, horsepower or even your suspension. Just look at what happens to this guy : Wait, how come only 1 wheel was spinning when he is in a 4x4? The answer is simple, if your 4x4 has an open differential it won’t send power to all 4 wheels when one loses traction. Without lockers your engine could quickly turn your 4 wheeling experience into a 2 or even 1 wheeling experience. Getting lockers will not only increase your traction in the mud, but it will turn your rig into a true 4wheeling beast in every off-road environment as well. That’s why Rubicon’s ship out with Jeep’s Tru-Lok Differentials on the Front AND Rear Axles. For most of us with 4x4’s, we’ll have to put on lockers ourselves and there’s a few things we have to consider before we choose the right one for our rig. Now don’t worry! You’re not running into a minefield of choices like when you’re looking for a new winch and bumper. Really, there’s only 2 choices you should consider. Automatic or Selectable Lockers. Automatic Lockers come from brands like Detroit Lockers. Detroit Lockers are legendary for their durability and their ability to maintain a 50/50 torque split. The Automatic system engages the lockers while the vehicles are going straight, but once you start cornering they automatically disengage to enable your rig to handle without slipping. Even with all these advantages, you might not want to go with an automatic locker. If you’re planning on adding it to your daily driver you might want to pass on an automatic locker, especially for your front axle. To get the best of both worlds, go with an ARB Air Locker. They are used all over the professional off-road scene and have proven reliability over the years. The big advantage they offer is that they offer traction at the flick of a switch, instead of an inconsistent automatic system. You can get instant traction when you need it and all the benefits of an open-differential when you don’t. The downside is that they require an air source to operate the lockers. That means they need an air line and compressor to function, which bumps up the cost when compared to other lockers. Still, the complete versatility of an ARB locker makes it appropriate for both your front and rear axles. If any of you mudding veterans are watching, we’d like you to sound off to our question of the day in the comments below. Should you get tires and lift or lockers before you get out in the mud? Once you’ve put on your new lockers be sure to subscribe for the next video in our Mudding 101 series, where we’ll be finally getting into how to pick out your Mudding tires. Until next time, you’re all caught up with Mudding 101.

Top 5 Offroad 4x4 Trails in California

Top 5 Offroad 4x4 Trails in California

What are the best trails and off-road spots in California? Watch More - http://bit.ly/1sgmU1O Connect with 4Wheelonline: http://4wheelonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4wheelonline Twitter: https://twitter.com/4WheelOnline Instagram: http://instagram.com/4wheelonline Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+4wheelonline Transcript: Summer is fast approaching us. What better way to spend it then on some trails in California? We already gave you our Top 5 trails in the Southeast, but now it's time to sound off on the Top 5 trails in the Golden State. At number 5 on our list is Mendocino National Forest in Northwestern California. Going on a trail in Mendocino is a completely serene nature experience. OHV Trails include the Grindstone Ranger District and Upper Lake Ranger District Trails. The absence of paved roads or highways crossing the forest makes Mendocino the perfect place if you’re looking for tranquility and solitude. Next on our list is California’s Imperial Sand Dunes Recreational Areas in the Southeast! These are the largest sand dunes open to OHVs in the United States. They sprawl from Southeastern California all the way into Mexico. Going on the 1,000 square miles of the Algodones Sand Dune system should definitely get your rig ready for Baja! After you do that check out the Mojave National Preserve which is nestled between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Mojave is the third largest national park in the country clocking in at a massive 16 million acres. Be sure to put the Afton Canyon, Cedar Canyon, Fort Piute, Aiken Mines and Lava Tube on your wish list when planning out your trails. Not too far from Mojave is our number 2 pick Johnson Valley. This is home to one of the most grueling and legendary off-road competitions in the world: the King of the Hammers. The so called “hammers” are a large mass of hills that best even the most experienced off-roaders. Extreme rock crawling isn’t all it has to offer though. You can also get your fill of open deserts, dry lake beds and sand dunes. The trail at the top of our list needs no introduction for off-roaders; it’s the legendary Rubicon Trail. While it is only 22 miles long, Rubicon has gained a reputation for being the premiere testing ground for 4x4 enthusiasts. It is home to the Jeep Jamboree and of course gives its namesake to Rubicon variants of the Jeep Wrangler. Famous obstacles like Post Pile, Walker Hill, Spider Lake, Chappie Rock, Buck Island Dam, Big Sluice and more are sure to give you a challenge. Wherever you take your 4x4 this summer, be sure to post videos of your adventures to our facebook page here. Until next time, I’m Ken with 4WheelOnline!

Tacoma "Adventure" Build at 2015 SEMA Show with @defconbrix

Tacoma "Adventure" Build at 2015 SEMA Show with @defconbrix

Tired of all the "just for show" trucks of the 2015 SEMA Show? Then check out this badass ready for adventure Tacoma that appeals to the utilitarian side of all of us! Watch More - http://bit.ly/1sgmU1O You can check out more on Sean Jennings @defconbrix and his badass Tacoma on his Instagram : https://instagram.com/defconbrix/ Thanks for watching and be sure to subscribe for more from the 2015 SEMA Show. Connect with 4Wheelonline: http://4wheelonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4wheelonline Twitter: https://twitter.com/4WheelOnline Instagram: http://instagram.com/4wheelonline Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+4wheelonline

Warn Zeon 10-S Winch - Platinum Ultimate Performance Winch

Warn Zeon 10-S Winch - Platinum Ultimate Performance Winch

Warn introduced us to their new Zeon 10-S Winch! You can get this Winch at the lowest price at 4WheelOnline : http://4wheelonline.com/Warn_Zeon_10_Winch.210858.0 Features : 10,000 lbs. of state-of-the-art pulling brawn The WARN ZEON 10 Winch is rugged enough to take on anything you dare. The dirt-arresting sealing of the WARN ZEON 10 keeps everything out of the winch. Add a ultra-resilient cast-aluminum casing, satin-black finish, and a brawny 10,000 lbs. single-line pulling capacity and you've got a workhorse winch you can count on for years ahead. Features • 10,000 lb. (4536 kg) single-line pulling capacity. • 80' of durable 3/8" galvanized steel wire rope • Convertible control pack* • Large diameter winch drum • Automatic mechanical brake • Stainless steel hardware • New motor and motor housing • Contractor control • IP86 rated weather sealing • Satin black powder coat finish • Backed by the WARN Limited Lifetime Warranty • Made in the U.S.A *Control Pack Relocation Kit required to mount control box remotely from winch. PN 89970 (Short kit), PN 89960 (Long kit) http://4wheelonline.com/

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