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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
[pics & vid] Quick Tech – Change that Differential Oil!
Other than typically being a messy job, changing the oil in your differentials is really pretty simple. While axles vary in configuration, most share the same basic traits: a number of bolts securing a cover and a drain and/or fill plug. If we were talking about a Ford 9″... Read more
REWIND: Techniques to Avoid Getting Stuck!
Editor’s Note: Originally posted in 2017, we take a look back at timeless, tried and true techniques that work! Welcome to our 2nd installment of helpful information to get us on and off the trails safely! Taken from our friends at the Southern Four Wheel Drive Association where Off Road... Read more
A Great Time to Catch Up on Projects!
Editor’s Note: A special edition from our friend Tom Severin, President of Badlands Off Road Adventures, Inc. Did your world fall off a cliff? All this lounging around the house lately is getting to me. Too much slacking off, and I am developing bad habits. Getting up late, drinking... Read more
Cleaning Underneath the Hood of your Jeep!
A happy Jeep, is a clean Jeep! Especially when it comes to keeping things clean underneath the hood! Yesterday I posted a couple of quick images as I cleaned underneath the hood of “Golden Spike”, my 2004 Jeep LJ. After sharing the pictures on Instagram, I had a ton... Read more
A 2016 MetalCloaked JKU Rubicon – Shaft Service & More!
By:  Jerome Dziechiasz A 2016 MetalCloaked JKU  If you’re like me and you wait for the major industry events–luckily there are plenty throughout the year–to do your maintenance on your rig, then welcome to the club. Now I’m not proud nor condoning this type of bad behavior, especially when... Read more
Updated! Corner Travel Index (CTI) – What’s That?
Corner Travel Index or CTI measures a vehicle’s maximum axle/wheel articulation at the four corners of the vehicle, often referred to as “flex”. The CTI is used in the off-roading industry to quantify the axle/wheel articulation in order to compare the performance potential of a wide variety of vehicles and vehicle builds.... Read more