Category Tech Articles

DIY 1300Wh Camping Power Station

When we started looking for some portable power, there seemed to be plenty of products on the market, but they were all quite costly… The Yeti Goal Zero 1400 power station is $1900! Our thought was that there can’t be… Continue Reading →

Budget LED Off-Road Lights

Let’s be clear here… if you are running a $500k trophy truck and racing the Baja 1000, Mint 400, or King of the Hammers and the like… your lights are a critical component to your race and your sponsor’s investment,… Continue Reading →

DIY Wheel Alignment – Laser Level

SCROLL DOWN FOR CALCULATOR With all the rough terrain that we’ve been driving though lately, the $99 alignments were starting to add up. In our past life, we used to do string alignments on our race cars. (Keep in mind… Continue Reading →

F150 Behind-the-Grill Offroad LED Lights

The way we see it, there are two purposes for off-road lights: to see, and to be seen. Doing more desert trips with other vehicles we wanted to be sure to have some amber LED’s at the front and back,… Continue Reading →

F150 DIY Aux Upfitter Switches

A clean switch install was a key requirement for us as we started adding some LED light pods to our truck. These will be used with the setup shown in F150 Behind-the-Grill Offroad LED Lights. There are plenty of universal… Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving Aerodynamics, CFD of a Cooked Turkey

For absolutely no reason whatsoever, here is a quick CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) analysis of a turkey flying through the air at 65mph. (The airflow is actually better than was expected, and there is even a bit of an airfoil… Continue Reading →

Affordable Roof Top Tent for the Family

When we stated to do more camping and overlanding with our two boys, there was one simple question that was surprisingly hard to find a solid answer to – Will a roof top tent work for a family of 4?… Continue Reading →

Off-road Radios

Oddly enough, when we were getting our gear together for overland adventures, it was rather difficult to find useful guidance for radio communications. Professional race teams use the expensive equipment, sporting goods shops sell the restrictive low power handhelds (walkie-talkies)… Continue Reading →

Aerodynamics of Tailgate Closed vs. Open

Our first tow rig was a 2000 F350 7.3 Powerstroke Dually, amazing truck, however the tailgate had been stolen before we bought it, so we started to look for affordable replacements. One of the first things that comes up, is… Continue Reading →

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