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    Welcome to Gear Crushers!

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    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

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    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 Motorcycle Community

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    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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    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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    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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1981-1987 Square Body Wiring Diagrams

These may help some of you out there troubleshooting wiring issues in your square body 1981 - 1987 Square Body Wiring Diagrams Cab Interior Instrument Wiring Chassis and Rear Lighting Front Lighting V8 engine compartment wiring Computer Control Wiring    

Squarebody Offroad

Here are some videos found on Youtube of Squarebody trucks and blazers going off-road.   This is a beautiful truck but not really Offroading but thought it was still worth sharing   enjoyed this video     West side of the country off-roading      

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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Check out Gibbs Amphibans Terraquad

This is pretty cool and wanted to share the video.  Not sure how to describe it besides looks like a lot of fun but it does have 140hp on land and water.  That could be fun! Speed on Land is around the average of 50mph which is usually enough to have some fun on the trails Speed on Water is around 45mph which also can be fun. Fuel Capacity is 15 gallons Wheelbase: 70.5in 4 cyl Engine 4 wheel disc brakes  

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How To Clean an ATV Air Filter

Cleaning the air filter on your ATV is one crucial maintenance measure a rider should take. The presence and function of the air intake in a vehicle are so vital that once it gets damaged, the vehicle engine potentially becomes exposed to all manner of things. If you don’t have enough information on how to clean an ATV air filter, below is a compiled essential tips to follow to achieve a great result with little or no cost. Why You Need to Clean Air Filter The air filter on your A

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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Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Limited

I have been researching Side by Sides and have some experience with owning a 2019 Can-Am 1000 Maverick Trail. We very much enjoyed our Can-Am but because of unfortunate events that happened in our life we had to part ways and need to get rid of debt as quick as possible so gave it away for way less than I put into it but it went to a good home in Montana. So notes I would mention in regards to the Can-Am Maverick Trail 1000 DPS I would mention that the 50" wide SxS, no matter what bra

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Smoke at Idle with my Duramax

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

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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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2007 GMC Sierra 2500 LBZ

VIN: 1GTHK23D67F110033 Options and Standard Features Options Engine: Duramax Turbo Diesel 6.6L V8 Heavy-Duty Power Package Heavy-Duty Rear Automatic Locking Differential Heavy-Duty Trailering Equipment Manual Dual-Zone Air Conditioning Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof W/Express-Open Rear Seat Entertainment System Transmission: Allison 1000 6-Speed Automatic Basic Information Stock Number: 2319 VIN Number: 1GTHK23D

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Learning Bodywork

I want to start this blog by letting everyone know I have no idea what I'm doing but wanted to share in my experience with taking care of the bodywork on my 1964 Chevy Truck. (not the one in this image but I do want this light olive paint color) From my understanding you have four major stages SHAPING PREPPING PAINTING BUFFING NEWBIE SUPPLY ORDER FROM EASTWOOD SHAPING Get down to the bare metal is my first step (no rust, no paint, less iss

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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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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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Nothing Wrong with Backyard Fun

We have a small bit of land in Davison, MI with a beginner offroad trail that at times requires some technique to get through some tight spots.  I had my wife drive our 97 Chevy 1500 pickup through the trail to see how these new blacklion tires do.  Not too bad but if the mud is thick they cake pretty bad and won't clear out.  So she got stuck So obviously I had to walk up to the house and get the K5 and pull her out which obviously the most difficult part was walking from the back of

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Kids on ATVs drive smart or die

I have two boys that love to run there four wheelers around our 9 acres but watching them drive reckless (like they are unstoppable) made me gather some videos I wanted them to watch to bring them back to reality and show them other kids that also thought they were unstoppable until they were stopped dead in there tracks. Girl, 12, dies after ATV crash Up North, organs donated https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/360778440-video   14-year-old boy dies in ATV crash

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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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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

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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