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Spare Parts: Death Valley & The Rubicon
Editor’s Note: A special addition from Tom Severin On my way to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, my vehicle just plain died as I bottomed out from the entrance ramp to I-15. I had just fueled up in Vegas. As I coasted to the shoulder, I contemplated... Read more
Tips on How To Buy A Used Jeep
When and if you decide to buy a new Jeep Wrangler, what do you look for? What do you try and avoid? According to Car and Driver, there is a short list of both: Look for: Post-2012 JK-generation Jeeps, which have the 285-hp 3.6-liter V-6, a five-speed automatic and... Read more
[pics & podcast] 20k MileStar Patagonia X/T Tire Review
We have been running the Milestar Patagonia tires for a couple of years now…on all of our rigs. Those that have seen us around the country at Jeep shows and events know that we work our equipment pretty hard. When the 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 was new, we switched... Read more
Common Break Downs & How To Get Home!
Editor’s Note: Another fantastic article from our friend and contributor, Tom Severin. A student recently emailed asking for advice on how to perform certain repairs while off road. After responding, I realized that others could benefit from similar information. Handling breakdowns is one of the top fears expressed among... Read more
[pics & vid] Mac’s JEEP Box Revisited – Not Just For JK’s?
Way back in April of 2019, we talked about Dad’s JKU (Link to the Story) along with installing Mac’s Jeep Box. The same company that makes the best tie downs in the industry also makes a great storage solution! The Mac’s Jeep Box is easily installed behind the rear... Read more
[pics & vid] Rockstar Install: Diabolical Inc. – Premium Jeep Security Enclosures
As Jeep owners, we all want to feel secure, especially when we have our tops off (our Jeeps!). There are many security options out there but we also like to maximize the space we have, fit more into that space, and keep thieves from taking our things. I found... Read more
Don’t Cheap On Your Jeep!
I bought my first brand new vehicle when I was in college nearly 30 years ago. In keeping with my family’s tradition of loyalty to the Jeep brand, it was a 1993 Jeep Wrangler YJ. Buying that rig at that point of my life was not the best decision.... Read more
[pics] Easy Light Transformation and Some Color Theory!
While most of us use the clear lenses that come with our off-road lights or are forced to choose the lens that comes with the light we purchased, Baja Designs enables us to change things very easily. My Jeep Wrangler LJ runs the BD XL Pro lights up on... Read more
[pics] What Mechanic’s Tools To Bring When 4-Wheeling?
This month’s article is in response to a request generated by last month’s article. “I have a question about tools.” Josh wrote in an email. “I can’t quite figure out what kind of tool kit I should make for off-road. Not necessarily recovery. But wondering if you have a... Read more
Solar Power System for Off-Road Use!
For most of us, off-road travel requires electrical power for an ever-increasing number of electrical devices. There’s the fridge-freezer, of course. But also, a laptop (or two), GPS receiver, two-way radios, air compressors, air pump (for mattresses), power tools, and such. Power consumption isn’t an issue while the engine... Read more