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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
A common issue with the GM 6.6L Duramax engine is white smoke at idle. Worn and damaged injectors are often the cause however there are other causes and considerations that should be looked at prior to injector replacement.
INJECTORS STUCK OPEN OR WITH EXCESSIVELY LEAKING NOZZLES DIANOSIS
1. Remove IGN 1 relay.
2. Remove the glow plug from the suspect cylinder(s).
3. Crank the engine and check for fuel spray coming out of the glow plug hole. Caution: Make sure you are not in front of
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.
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!
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
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).
REFERENCE: MyOffRoadRadio.com for information on how to use
Select as flat and level a parking site as possible, consistent with other considerations
Place the shift lever in park and set the parking brake. The automatic hydraulic leveling system will not operate unless these conditions are met
Have a person outside to place support blocks under the stabilizing jacks.
Engage the automatic hydraulic leveling system to level and stabilize the coach, with the engine running to provide alternator power
With the engine still runnin
Check all fluids (coolant, electrolyte, hydraulic, oil, power steering, transmission, windshield washer)
Check generator oil level
Disconnect city water, if applicable
Reset coach’s freshwater controls to onboard water, if applicable
Fill coach freshwater tank (add a capful of bleach), then stow the hose
Using the dump checklist, dump the waste tanks, if applicable
Ensure the propane tank is as desired
Ensure that all basement doo
It's the dreaded 7-Way RV plug that we all have come to know and love. Most new vehicles equipped with a tow package have connectors. Trailers with electric brakes need them too. The 7-Way Trailer Plug is a round 2" diameter connector that allows an additional pin for an auxiliary 12-volt power or backup lights. It is usually used for towing a heavy-duty landscaping trailer, car trailer, boat trailer, horse trailer, travel trailer, construction trailer, and larger trailers
So many choices we have for communicating with everyone in the club/group/adventure.
CB Radio is the most old school and cheapest and WAS the most popular radio found in anything offroad.
Ham Radio is probably the rarest of radios in the offroad community. Just way more intense.
FRS is the blister packs you get from Walmart, Meijer, Target.. basically in any store you see the two way Family Radios. About the same distance as CB but more portable. Typical output is .5 wat
What are some great TV Shows focused around crushing some gears?
Street Outlaws - Discovery
Truck Night in America - History Channel
Alaska Offroad Warriors - History Channel
Expedition Overland - Youtube
So I'm one of those guys that likes my cake and eat it to. So I want the best of all worlds.
What am I working with?
I have a 2013 Ram 3500 Crew Cab with the Cummins Diesel Engine,
What are my goals?
I want everything.. offroad capability and yet this is my daily driver as well as it has to tow the largest and heaviest fifth wheel travel trailer
What have I been looking at?
Really impressed with Diesel Power Products Nomad build of a Ram 2500. Looks like I could
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
Talked to Rich today around 2 and he said new turbo is in, they are working on the ball joints and getting the alignment done this afternoon.
Tomorrow (Thursday) all they have left is the gauges.
Right now it feels pretty positive I’m getting my truck sometime tomorrow.
Yesterday I received my dash cluster back from Circuit Medics from changing the soldered on bulbs to LED bulbs and wow does it make a huge difference and they were fast. When Fed-Ex dropped it off it was one business day for them to fix it and ship it out. Very happy with my decision to send it.
constant +12v ..................... orange
accessory +12v ................... yellow
ground ............................... black
dimmer ............................... grey
front left speaker (+) ............ tan
front left speaker (-) ............. light grey
front right speaker (+) ........... light green
front right speaker (-) ........... dark green
rear left speaker (+) .............. brown
rear left speaker (-) .............. yellow
rear right speaker (+) .......
My Wouxun KG-1000G is setup real nice
As a GMRS radio, the KG-1000G is only allowed to transmit on the frequencies that are part of the GMRS. However, that does not limit the frequencies that can be received or monitored. The KG-1000G can receive on any frequency in the following ranges: 50-53.995, 108-179.995, 320-349.995, 400-479.995 and 700-985 MHz. Included in that range are airband frequencies where AM is often used, and the KG-1000G can even auto-detect and demodulate AM!