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Off Roading, Rock Crawling, and 4x4 Fabrication Resources

4x4 Off Road Rock Crawling

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At Barnes 4wd we're devoted to the 4x4 and off road industry. Yeah - our jobs are pretty fun. We also like to inform and encourage new and experienced off road fabricators and fans. That's why we're working on some resources to share, including:

Glossary of 4X4 Terms


4X4 Sites and Resources

Rig Upgrade 4x4

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Custom 4x4 Fabrication and Off-road Parts

  • Pirate 4x4: An excellent 4x4 resource with user forum, industry news, land use guidelines, product reviews, trail info, and technical advice.
  • NC4x4: Based in North Carolina, this site offers statewide off-road event details, user stories and photos, and a community forum.
  • Jeep Forum: A Jeep owner’s online paradise! This site has an extensive forum that covers everything from off-road equipment to trail reports.
  • Great Lakes 4x4: This online community forum includes vehicle sales, rig builds, videos, and more.
  • Fourwheeler Network: Fourwheeler network offers trail guides, how-tos, news, and event updates for the fourwheeling community.
  • If you have a Wrangler, you need to browse this site! It provides support for custom fabrication projects, trail adventures, miscellaneous parts, and so much more.
  • Rubicon Owners Forum: This is an online community for Wrangler Rubicon owners (and beyond), covering topics from welding to overheating issues.

Off-road Trails and Adventure Guides

  • Overland Journal, Expedition Portal: Overland Journal “Expedition Portal” chronicles the overlanding lifestyle and includes trail ratings, gear recommendations, and route advice.
  • Offroad Trail Guide: This is an excellent online resource for trail details, including routes and current trail conditions.
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