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Vehicle Modifications

Vehicle Modifications

A common question is "what modifications should I make to my vehicle to make it trail worthy?"  Reading the offroad magazines, you might think gears, lockers, armor and a radical suspension is required.  Below is our take on what it takes to Fool Around offroad.  Note that modifications are listed in order of importance and each level assumes you have done everything in the previous step. Vehicle selection Before doing any modifications, make sure you are starting with a good platform.  M

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Vehicle Equipment

Vehicle Equipment

Basic Equipment Every vehicle should carry these and they should be securely fastened down (like everything else).  You should be able to reach the flashlight and fire extinguisher from your seat.  Factory seat belts do not release if you are upside down (don't ask how we know this). CB radio Flashlight First aid kit (include any of your family's special needs like EpiPens or insulin) Fire extinguisher Complete change of clothes Full size spare tire

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Trail Etiquette

Trail Etiquette

Communication At the beginning of a trail ride it is common to introduce yourself.  Include a nickname or handle that is easy for everyone else to remember.  Be sure to figure out the name or handle of the people in front and behind you.  This way you can get on the CB and say something like "Hey Turtle, stay to the left at the top of that hill." Chatter can liven things up, but limit it to easy sections of the trail.  You don't want to be telling a long joke while someone else needs to w

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