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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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.

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?

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?

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!

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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?

How Off-road Vehicles Work

The right vehicle, sporting the right equipment, can handle almost any obstacle Mother Nature throws at it. How does your mode of exploring the road less traveled measure up?

How Off-Roading Works

Who wants to cruise on boring old pavement after battling some sand dunes -- and winning? Not off-roading enthusiasts. Is there more to this driving adventure than simply ditching the road?

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?

Is off-roading bad for the environment?

Off-roaders like public lands for their wild terrain -- water, mud, rocks and sand all make for an exciting ride. But not everyone thinks ATVs, dirt bikes or snowmobiles should be allowed free range. Why?

What should I bring on my off-roading adventure?

Most off-roaders thrive on the excitement of traveling through wide open spaces where most people don't normally tread. What do you need to bring with you during an off-roading adventure in order to make the trip a success?

How Responsible Off-Roading Works

Most people probably wouldn't think of off-roading as an environmentally friendly sport. But if you take the right precautions, it's possible of drive off of the pavement and make sure the surrounding area is free from harm.

How ATV Winches Work

Winches can be very helpful for getting out of the mud. But they can also be dangerous, if you're not careful when you use yours. What do you need to know before you hook up your winch?

How Off-Road ATVs Work

All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) are compact, powerful and rugged machines that can handle a variety of jobs. But due to the increased power associated with ATVs designed for paved roads, manufacturers have started to tout the advantages of off-road ATVs.

How ATV Safety Works

You don't have to shake hands with danger every time you gas up your ATV for a drive through the wilderness. What tips will help keep you safe behind the handlebars?

How Trail Tracker Works

If you're an off-road aficionado, you know that sometimes it can be difficult to find a good trail that's neither too simple, nor too difficult for your vehicle. It can be good to take the advice of someone who's been there.


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