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Hey everyone, Christmas is right around the corner and did you all get your stocking stuffers yet? Not just the oranges, apples, candies, etc., but the Jeep treats that you know your Jeep enthusiast in your family would love… As you may have all noticed, when there is one Jeep enthusiast in the home, there are generally more to follow… so what better way to stuff a stocking then with goodies all in the family would appreciate.

XtremeTerrain has many items that would fit in the stockings of your loved one or if you rather let them choose, how about a gift certificate from XtremeTerrain. You can get one as low as $25.00 or as high as you want… so even if that special gift you would love to stuff in their stocking won’t fit – the XtremeTerrain gift certificate will fit nicely every time! –

Don’t forget about those stockings hung by the chimney with care… click on over to Xtremeterrain.com and get them stuffed today!  You will have receive the online gift certificate immediately so you won’t be late for Christmas morning!

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Christmas is just around the corner but it isn’t too late to pick out the perfect gift for your off roader! Granted, I generally speak of mostly Jeep off roading items but we all know there are many types of off roading vehicles out there so I wanted to make sure I included everyone and every type of off roading vehicle driver in my list of gifts you can get for your special off roading enthusiasts.

This list will include gifts and ideas that are under $25.00 for any off road enthusiasts. If you don’t see something on this list, stay tuned because the next several blogs will be gift ideas for any off-roader!

Digital Tire Gauge $12.99:
As every off roader knows, a tire gauge is essential in deflating your tires to the right pressure for the terrain, and then airing back up before hitting the roads home. If your off roader is tired of trying to read the lines that are in 2 pound increments on those pencil tire gauges then this easy to read and accurate digital tire gauges in half-pound increments is for them! Lower the tire pressure for those off-road trips and then accurately re-inflate them to the safe recommended tire pressure for on-road use. These gauges save fuel and extend tire life. Made of high impact plastic.

Jeep Willys Shot Glasses

Crown Automotive Officially Licensed Jeep Willy’s Shot Glasses – Set of four, $14.95

Air Deflator

Air Deflators $15.95
These air deflators are a must have for any trail vehicle. Airing down your tires increases traction and handling when off-road, but can take forever when you are in a hurry. These air deflators make the job easier so you can get out onto the trail. A key chain ring keeps them close at hand. Constructed of zinc plated steel for durability

If you haven’t found just the right gift off this list, more great ideas in upcoming blogs!!!

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If you’re new to the world of off roading, you may be hearing some terms that you’re not familiar with. These terms tend to be used by off roaders who have years of experience or have been involved in the sport longer than you have. Below we are going to be giving you some of the most common terms along with their meanings so that you can understand what everyone is talking about and you won’t feel embarrassed if you aren’t sure what a term means.

  • Aftermarket – Is a term that is generally used to describe parts that were installed on a Jeep after it was purchased. Most aftermarket parts are used to modify the Jeep’s appearance and performance.
  • Built Rig – This term refers to a modified vehicle that offers better performance than when it was in stock form.
  • Locking Differentials – Also called lockers, refers to differentials that improve a Jeep’s ability to maneuver in low traction environments. Locking differentials or lockers essentially lock both the right and left wheels of an axle together providing the Jeep with better traction.
  • Solid or Straight Axle – A solid axle suspension system works as a single unit, including the drive shafts. Benefits of a solid axle or live axle as it is sometimes called, is that ground clearance below the axle stays the same when going over rocks or logs. Solid axles also allow for better traction because the wheels stay on the ground.
  • Traction – This term refers to the amount of traction between two surfaces. The better your traction, the better your vehicle will perform.
  • Tire Bead – Tire bead refers to the edge of the tire that sits into the wheel rim creating an air tight seal. Once the tire is inflated and a seal is created the term sealing the bead can be used.
  • Beadlock – When off roading the bead of a tire may become damaged. When climbing rocks or other obstacles the best results are often obtained when the tires are at a lower tire pressure. The drawback to lowering the pressure in your tires is that it compromises the bead. A device known as bead lock can be used to hold the tire to wheel, which enables the tire to hold load and maintain pressure.
  • Ground Clearance – This term refers to the amount of space between the ground and the lowest point of your vehicle.

These are only a few terms to help you better understand what everyone is talking about out on the trails.

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Every family has particular Thanksgiving traditions, whether it is a certain dish that is a must have every Thanksgiving or a certain activity. For many Jeepers, that includes something with either friends and family on the trails or a club activity.

Outside of hitting the trails or gathering with your off roading club, here are some other common Thanksgiving Day traditions. Feel free to add yours or share what you and your family are doing this Thanksgiving.

Eating Turkey
According to the National Turkey Federation, 95 percent of Americans eat turkey at Thanksgiving.
Watching Football
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Turkey Wishbone
Who hasn’t tried to grab the wishbone to be the lucky one to make a wish?
And most importantly – Give Thanks!!!!


I found this little poem about Thanksgiving Day that I thought was nice and had potential to make a few small revisions to make it just a little more Jeep friendly for the holiday. 🙂 My revisions of course are in BOLD!

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you all!!!

Over the River (Thanksgiving Day)

Over the river and through the woods
To Grandmother’s house we go.
The horse (Jeep) knows the way
To carry the sleigh
Through white and drifted snow.
(To plow through the white and drifted snow.)

Over the river and through the woods
Oh, how the wind does blow!
It stings the toes
And bites the nose,
As over the ground we go. (Should have put the hardtop on!)

Over the river and through the woods
To have a (some Jeep fun) first-rate play.
Hear the (pistons churn) bells ring,
Ting-a-ling-ling! (and the engine hum)
Hurrah for Thanksgiving Day!

Over the river and through the woods,
Trot fast, my dapple gray! (Tread through my able YJ)
Spring (Bound) over the ground
Like a hunting (hungry) hound,
For this is Thanksgiving Day.

Over the river and through the woods,
And straight through the barnyard gate (rocky terrain).
We seem to go
Extremely slow~
It is so hard to wait!

Over the river and through the wood~
Now Grandmother’s cap I spy!
Hurrah for fun!
Is the pudding done?
Hurrah for the pumpkin pie!

By Linda Maria Child
(Revisions by me 😉
P.s. … I never said poetry was my thing.. LOL!

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Jeff Hiltz


There are many benefits to becoming a member in an off road club. Some of these benefits include getting a lower insurance rate, participating in local off-roading events and making new friends who share the same passion as you do. Other benefits include off-roading on trails that you may not have had access to if you weren’t a member of an off road club. There are usually fees associated with becoming a member of a club, but many off-roaders feel that it is money well spent.

As a member of a local off road club, you may also benefit from special deals that the club has made with various businesses in your area. Some of these may include discounts on road service if your vehicle should become damaged. Other deals may be lower prices on auto insurance as well as discounts at repair shops. Becoming a member of an off road club, also proves to repair shops that you are dedicated and take the sport seriously which may lead to you becoming a valuable client to their business.

Becoming a member of an off road club will also allow you to participate in events that you may have not been able to participate in before. Because you belong to a club, you may find that these events are now more enjoyable than they were when you were attending them on your own. A club guarantees that you are surrounded by people who share the same passion for off-roading that you do. Events that are organized by a club are also safer than those that are not. An event planned by a local club will have all of the safety professionals that are in place to make the event more enjoyable and provide emergency care if something should happen.

By becoming a member of an off road club, you will also be able to bring your family along when you attend events. A club offers members a sense of belonging and safety; it is not uncommon to see families attending events that you attended on your own before you joined a club. There are many benefits to joining an off club, but you need to decide if it is the right choice for you.

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon in sand.
All off-road driving terrain presents its own challenges to the driver. This is part of what makes off-roading so challenging and exciting. Becoming an experienced off-road driver requires knowing how to handle each of the challenges different terrain present. It is especially important to know how to drive successfully in mud and sand. Each of these elements present different types of challenges to the driver and knowing how to handle them will make you a better off-road driver.

When driving in sand and mud it is recommended that always maintain steady momentum to help safely propel vehicle. It is important that you choose a gear that is not too low for mud driving. Using too low of a gear in mud will only cause your tires to spin and you will just be wasting time. If your wheels begin to spin simply ease of the gas and let the tires get their traction again. If you’re driving in sand it is recommended to use a lower gear, especially early in the morning when sand is still firm.

If you are driving through the mud on a trail that has a lot of ruts, it is important that you always know which way your front wheels are pointing at all times. Keeping track of the location of your wheels will help you steer your vehicle and keep it from following ruts that may lead to a dangerous situation. Following established ruts in muddy terrain is a good way of knowing which way was successful for other drivers, but you also want to always be in control of your vehicle.
When driving on sand it is suggested that you follow the proper driving technique for the type of sand you are currently driving on. If you are on wet sand you want to be very careful. Wet sand may contain areas of floating sand or quicksand and these situations can become dangerous if you are not prepared for them.

If you are driving in a sandy area that features sand dunes, it is recommended that you do not attempt to drive over them. You should always go around them, you can’t be too sure of how stable and what dangers may be hidden under the sand.

Every day we help Jeep Enthusiasts across the United States find the Jeep Parts and Accessories they need. With a selection of over 10,000 and climbing Jeep products, you are sure to find just the item you are looking for.
XtremeTerrain
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URL: http://www.xtremeterrain.com/
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