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    Gear Crushers ATV-UTV Community

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    So many pro's to hit trails with a ATV or UTV or SxS versus your vehicle.  Why?  One of the biggest reasons is many people drive the vehicle they are off-roading and when that breaks you have no way home and costs start piling up.  With a ATV or UTV or SxS you trailer it to your destination, beat it up and/or do whatever and even if it happens to break, you can get it back to the trailer and you still have a ride home. I've owned many of the top brands in ATV, UTV and SxS and I have my pers
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    Welcome to Gear Crushers!

    By wildweaselmi

    So what the heck is Gear Crushers all about?  In short, we have so many passions that we couldn't pick just one.  We love all of it!  Too many websites and clubs are focused on one passion but we like everything.  We believe we can love more than just one passion.   How many times have you gone to a website and invested time in adding and contributing to the community to have them change or just call it quits.  Or you belong to a website that never gets updated.. yawn.  We are tired of bein
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    Gear Crushers Street Scene

    By wildweaselmi

    What is the street scene?  It's focusing on muscle cars, low riders, Dairy Queeners (offroad looking trucks that don't drive even on dirt roads), drag racing, circle tracks and more.  You probably get the gist.  The street community is all about beauty on the asphalt. Personally I've always been a huge muscle car fan.  Went through my phases of owning several classic muscle cars.  Here you can share your projects or builds.  Talk in the garage and maybe help someone out if they have questio
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    Gear Crushers Offroad Community

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    At some moment in your life you were introduced to the world of offroad and if you were like me, you fell in love with it.  The challenges, the obstacles and tackling a course that looks impossible to the untrained eye.  Something so peaceful when exploring areas not many could get to or want to. Here at Gear Crushers off-roading is just one of the many passions we have and we want to provide an area that everyone from anywhere in the world can contribute.  The easiest is to create a club a
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    Gear Crushers Motorcycle Community

    By wildweaselmi

    Are you one of guys or girls that want to travel the world on a motorcycle or hit the trails on your dirt bike.  We feel ya and that's why we have some clubs and blogs focused just on Bikes.   Check out the Blogs that focus on Motorcycles by clicking here   People have created some bike clubs that you may want to join or create your own club.  All of the clubs focused on bikes can be found here
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Michigan Winter Wheelers may have no place to wheel

SOURCE: Great Lakes Four Wheel Drive Association reposting for visibility. It is confirmed, Representative Gary Howell told GLFWDA the bill is dead and will not be headed to the floor any time soon. Instead, he voted it through. House bill 4535 is far from dead and actually was just voted out of committee and could head to the floor for a vote as early as next week. MAKE THE CALL: Call your state rep and let them know you oppose this bill. They MUST hear from us or this bill will

Overland Adventure 2021

EPISODE 1 Here's everything you missed from Day 1 of the 2021 Overland Adventure presented by Jeep! Check out the 20 selected participants https://bit.ly/3oQhTCz   EPISODE 2 Take a journey into the back country! Here's everything you missed from Day 2 of the 2021 Overland Adventure presented by Jeep! Check out the 20 selected participants - https://bit.ly/3oQhTCz   EPISODE 3 We wrapped 2021 Overland Adventure presented by Jeep with some chal

GM 5.7L (350) Vortec Engine

Although all of Chevrolet's siblings of the period (Buick, Cadillac, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Holden) designed their own V8s, it was the Chevrolet 305 and 350 cu in (5.0 and 5.7 L) small-block that became the GM corporate standard. Over the years, every American General Motors division except Saturn and Geo used it and its descendants in their vehicles. In 1991, GM created a new-generation small-block engine called the "LT1 350", distinct from the high-output Generation I LT-1 of the 1970s.

GPS used offroad

What do you use offroad to keep track of where you are going, where you've been? I've used GAIA for the trail riding I've done and its worked pretty good.  Is it perfect? No but I am running it on my iPhone (which you can also run it on any Android or iOS device with GPS) and so I don't need to have multiple charge ports (1 for a GPS unit, 1 for my phone)..  just keep it charged and hundreds of possible mounts for a phone versus a certain GPS unit. NOW the negatives, obviously an iPhon

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Fuel Lift Pump

The question that seems to popup a lot is whether or not to get a lift pump.  What happens if the lift pump fails, am I stuck?  Can I get filters anywhere or is it online order only? Why spend the money? How long will the pump last before it needs to be replaced?  Do I need a sump installed on my tank if I get a lift pump? Here is Airdog comparison with FASS Here is FASS comparison with AirDog I personally owned both the Air Dog on my 2005 GMC LLY and the FASS

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Four Wheel Ultimate Adventure 2020

EPISODE 1 This is the 20th Ultimate Adventure since the original hardcore off-road event began in 1999 and this year the group kicks off from Kalispell, Montana and heads to the challenging Blacktail Wild Bill OHV Area which is one of the only off-road vehicle parks located inside a national forest. With a mix of natural and man-made off-road obstacles ranging from mild to wild, participants jumped into UA2020 driving a mix of unique and highly built Jeeps, vans, pickups, and 4x4 creations

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Vehicle won't move in reverse

This is a pretty common issue and here are some possible causes Most commonly If you have a low amount of transmission fluid in your vehicle, you could have problems reversing your vehicle. Low transmission fluid can cause all kinds of problems with the gears, such as gear slippage, shifting problems, and overheated gears. One common problem that can happen with a clogged filter is difficulty moving in reverse. The lack of fluid flowing through the transmission can cause the rever

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Vehicle Break Down of Who is Who

I found this information pretty interesting and wanted to share with everyone else. A break down of the import/export business for vehicles is shown here The OICA counts over 50 countries which assemble, manufacture or disseminate automobiles. Of that number, only 14 countries (list below) currently possess the capability to design original production automobiles from the ground up. Australia China France Germany India Iran Italy

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FourWheel Ultimate Adventure 2019

Maybe one day I could be this cool.  Seriously what an opportunity for anyone who enjoys the ultimate adventure in your rig.  Pushing your pride and joy to its limits to see what it can handle with a group that has the same goal.  How awesome!  

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wildweaselmi

Downsizing to a 2003 3/4 Suburban

This blog will start as a story of how I use to have many jobs but life was passing me by as I was on a constant spiral down from any life whatsoever. Including missing my family and friends it just lost its appeal.  My thought process was work as much as I can while I can because you never know when you just can't anymore.  Well that was nice but all you do is spend more money instead of save the extra money or try to get ahead by possibly paying off the monster debt.  Not me, I apparently have

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wildweaselmi

Comms

No matter if you are into Nascar or Offroad racing or whatever we all need to communicate.  CB Radios are a thing of the past.  From reading articles, forums and other online research they all lead to either BaoFeng Radios or the more expensive Rugged Radios.  Pros and Cons to both.  They can both be programmed with the freeware software called Chirp (its available on Mac, Windows, Linux). BaoFeng BF-F8HP   REFERENCE: MyOffRoadRadio.com for information on how to use GMR

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Bed Liners

When you can't afford the big boys and are okay doing it yourself.  Check out this video that does a review on the most popular DIY kits  

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Time for a Wood Stove

My wife and I are freezing our asses off in our own home unless I crank the furnace up to 68 degrees which is crazy to think.  I remember as a kid we were never cold in the house but we always had a wood burner in the home (most of the homes it was in the basement).  It would get some warm in the house that windows had to be opened in the home in the middle of winter to let out some of the hot and let in some of the cool weather. So now I'm a grown up and freezing my ass off in this home th

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dennis

Dad Hospital Visit

Yesterday I'm chugging along, keyboard pounding at my job and I get a call from my sister that she was notified by dispatch that our dad is being transported to the hospital via an ambulance.  Now my dad isn't a young man and he's considered overweight.  The information she has is that his nose is pouring blood and he can't get it to stop, dizziness, shortness of breath so he calls for an ambulance to get him to the hospital. What a scary feeling.  Of course my primary mode of transpo

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dennis

Ro-Ro-Bots

So, I do Robotics. 2017 was the first year for me and I was exited to get started. But of corse it took forever to start. Very boring at first. All we talked about was the game and none about the robot it self. After like a week of it we finally started talking and planning out but I did not help much because they are on the second year of robotics and its only my first. We were the first middle school group that made it to states but unfortunately we did not win to compete against the high scho

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DJ_Zack77

Chevy Colorado Review

Occasionally I have to rent a vehicle and when you go to the Kansas City Airport and rent from National you get a pretty nice selection. This week I chose a new 2017 Chevy Colorado. My sister has one and she likes it. Video Coming Soon

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dennis

Help Victims of Hurricane Damage

Obviously there are a lot of places you can go to help the victims of the several Hurricane's the United States is being the target of. Some of you will remember the damage that Hurricane Andrew did to Florida What is the visual size difference between Andrew and Irma? Here is a good picture that helps show the difference Also Hurricane Andrew just caught the bottom of Florida.  Here is the path that Andrew followed Compared to the predicted path of Hurricane I

wildweaselmi

wildweaselmi

4Runner Power

So my wife was on her way to work and went to the ATM at the bank and its unfortunately across the street from a school.  She needs to turn left out of the parking lot to head towards work but a line of cars are blocking her as they are waiting to pull into the school to drop off there kids. Some nice person decides to let her out and she looks both ways and she starts to pull out and BAM!!  A late 90's Chevy Silverado plows into her.  He was tired of waiting in the left lane of cars so he

wildweaselmi

wildweaselmi

My RAM gots its ass ripped

So I had a "Perform Service" on the trucks display so I needed to get it to the shop to figure out whats wrong with it.  Last time they had it I didn't have a truck for a bit so if I needed to do anything with it I better use it before I drop the truck off for work. I wanted to mow under my fifth wheel so originally I wanted to back it up but without a spotter I was worried about the trees, tractor or whatever else that could go terribly wrong so I decided I'd move this monster forward inst

wildweaselmi

wildweaselmi

What a POS

So for a year or two I have been looking for a Point of Sale system that accomodates all my needs which isn't alot but most POS's are focused on the restaurant business or retail and thats pretty much it.  We end up having to try and make one or the other work for events. I'll start off with the requirements then work give a review of each POS I've tried so far. Requirements Let's first start with my least liked POS but it didn't start that way... Mobi POS At the beginni

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