Vitara Tracker How to Install Manual Hubs
Manual hubs get rarer to find on vehicles every day. 4wd systems have gotten better over the years but the new ones rely on pesky electronics, cables, and/or vacuum lines. Read more to see what parts I used and lots of pics on how I swapped to manual hubs on […]

How to Install Manual Hubs on Vitara / Tracker



Vitara Tracker Permanent 4wd differential actuator fix
Another common problem with the Vitara and Trackers is the aluminum pinion mount on the front differential breaking off which then allows the differential to twist up and bash into the oil pan when in 4wd and reverse. My Vitara was no exception, the mount had broken and the oil […]

Vitara Tracker DIY Front Differential Pinion Mount Fix




Vitara Tracker Permanent 4wd differential actuator fix 10
The dreaded blinking 4×4 light on Suzuki Vitara and Chevy Trackers is pretty common. I could diagnose and fix it, but I am going to take a different approach on this repair and make it permanent! In this article I will show you how to take the front differential out, […]

Vitara Tracker Permanent 4wd differential actuator fix


Suzuki Vitara/Tracker High Clearance Stock Cut Front Bumper Mod 3
Looking to do some offroading with your Suzuki Vitara or Chevy Tracker? The front air dam/valence hangs down really low on these rigs. Read more to see how you can gain 5″ of front ground clearance for free! I recently got a cheap Vitara dubbed ‘PJ’ (my 3 year old […]

Suzuki Vitara/Tracker High Clearance Stock Front Bumper



DIY Cheap Truck Challenge Suzuki Vitara Tracker 1
Finally picked up a new wheeling rig so I can get back into welding stuff back together after breaking it offroad (which is why I learned to weld in the first place). This post is the start of the adventure including getting stuck on my way to buying it. I […]

New Wheeling Rig – Suzuki Vitara/Tracker



Tools of the Trade: Sheetmetal Nibblers 2
Cutting out complex shapes in sheetmetal is challenging. Luckily some specialty tools are available to help us out! Read more for details on sheetmetal nibblers, how they work, and full write-up with pictures of how to use them!

Tools of the Trade: Sheetmetal Nibblers




The Lawndozer - DIY Mower tractor plow dirt snow blade
When I originally built my DIY Receiver Hitch Snow Plow, I mentioned that I wanted to be able to use it for multiple things. Well, I finally came up with another use case for it… Meet ‘The Lawndozer’

The Lawndozer! DIY Dirt/Snow Plow Blade


DIY Receiver Hitch Snow Plow – In Action 1
Hey everybody. With the blizzard we got in KC I finally got enough snow to really test my receiver hitch snow plow out. Read more for results and lots of pics so you can build one too!

DIY Receiver Hitch Snow Plow – In Action



Safety Tips for using Metal Fabrication Tools - LeClaire Manufacturing 16
I am definitely not perfect but I always try to take any extra safety precautions that I can think of before doing any potentially dangerous tasks, and you should too. When I sit down and think about it I realize I have a lot to lose and there is no shortcut […]

Safety Tips for Using Metal Fabrication Tools



DIY - Sharpening Mower Blades 4
One way to tell your blades need sharpening is by looking at the cut ends of the blades of grass. Read more to see how you can do it yourself quickly and cheaply.

DIY – Sharpening Mower Blades