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Off-Roading

Off-roading is a great way to combine a love of modifying vehicles with a love of adventure. Off-roading can be done in a variety of terrains but it always requires a special vehicle. In this section you'll find articles devoted to off-roading.

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How dangerous is off-roading?

The sport of motocross features spectacular leaps and stunts performed on off-road motorcycles. It also features broken bones and some seriously death-defying crashes. Is all off-roading similarly risky?


Land Rover Goes Off-road in the City

Land Rover's urban off-road track, aka the Discovery Sport Experience, shows drivers what they're missing as they commute to work each morning. See more »

Why is torque important in off-roading?

When you're really off-road, there are logs and boulders, sand and mud, steep inclines and who knows what else to contend with out there. Why is torque so sought-after by off-roaders? See more »

How the Dakar Rally Works

It's considered one of the most grueling races in the world. So what exactly is the Dakar Rally and who's racing in it? See more »

Off-Roading Pictures

Off-roading is a wildly popular recreational sport. Discover what makes it so appealing to off-road enthusiasts as you click through these off-roading pictures. It's about to get bumpy! See more »

Is 2WD off-roading safe?

Off-roading may be the ultimate driving adventure, but trying it without four-wheel drive may turn your trip into the ultimate driving nightmare. It won't kill you, but it will almost certainly annoy you. See more »

How are air compressors used in off-roading?

Air compressors are a must for any serious off-roader. They can help you inflate your tires, re-align your seats and even power the blender for some post-ride margaritas. See more »

Do I need special brake rotors for off-roading?

If you're going to go off-roading, you're going to need some good brakes. Buying new shoes and pads may not cut it, so should you upgrade your brakes before you hit those mountain trails? See more »

How Electric Off-Road Vehicles Work

Electric cars aren't new, but new technology has made them more widely available and easier to use. Electric off-road vehicles are a great option for green adventurers, but they do have their disadvantages. See more »

How Dune Buggies Work

There are times when an ordinary 4x4 just won't do. Like when you need to climb an impossibly steep sand dune, for example. Sand buggies are designed to handle some of the toughest terrain out there. See more »

How to Choose a 4x4 Truck

If you're looking for a 4x4 truck to take off-road, you have some tough decisions to make. But how do you narrow down the choices to find the truck that's exactly right for you and your off-road needs? See more »