Modern Jeeper - News about Jeeps, Jeeping and Jeepers
Installing the Tuffy Security Series II Security Console
This week we installed a Tuffy Security Products full console in Golden Spike, Corey’s 2004 Jeep LJ. While there isn’t necessarily anything wrong with the factory console in the TJ’s and LJ’s, it’s nice to have something a little stronger to keep items, that you would actually like to... Read more
Mounting an 8-lug Wheel on a Rear Tire Carrier
AN HONEST LESSON IN NOT RE-INVENTING THE WHEEL! Upgrades to your Jeep can usually go two ways; the super easy, no thought involved, or the more common, this is going to take some thought route. I tend to be an over thinker. Imagine that! In the process of making... Read more
Trailer Upgrades, Tie Downs and Safety!
SAFELY SECURE YOUR GEAR Flashback product review for the trailer in all of us — it’s that time of year for towing and hauling.     Many of us transport our rigs to and from trails and off-road events. Whether its via an open deck trailer, an enclosed trailer,... Read more
What You Should Know About Your Mechanic/Off-Road Shop…
DIY — IS IT WORTH THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS? Have you ever asked yourself “Who do these guys think they are?”. Why do they think they can charge you $95 an hour or even more!? I mean it’s not like they are attorneys or doctors! They aren’t working towards... Read more
Quick Security For Your Jeep!
Security for your Glove Box, Brought to you by Tuffy… Do you have a soft top on your Jeep? Do you worry about keeping things safe when you’re away from your rig? Well, this plastic box isn’t going to keep anything safe! Tuffy Security Products has a bunch of... Read more
Replacing Your Exhaust Manifold/Header on a TJ/LJ
CHALLENGING BUT NOT DIFFICULT MANIFOLD SWAP Are you tired of your Jeep making that horrible ticking sound? Do you have an exhaust leak? Sometimes the “ticking” will start out loud when the engine is first started and will get quiet as it heats up, basically sealing the small leaks.... Read more
Don’t Fear the Darkness — Quake LED Headlights
LED Darkness Absorbers Lights do not emit light, they absorb the dark.  Electronics work on the “Smoke” theory that if they let their smoke out, they stop working.  Lights then work on the theory that they absorb the darkness.  When they have absorbed all that they are able to,... Read more
QUICK TIP:  How to Air Down Tires While On the Trail
Airing down tires before hitting the trail is one of those rituals that we all endure, but don’t necessarily enjoy. Whether we are about to hit rocks, mud, sand or just bumpy dirt roads, airing down improves your tire’s traction and footprint; gives your kidneys a break with a... Read more
QUICK TIP: The Cure for TJ/LJ Arched Coil Syndrome
QUICK TECH TIP:  TJ/LJ Rear Coil Spring Correction Brackets As many of you have seen, after lifting a TJ or an LJ beyond 2″, the rear springs can begin to “arch” themselves for lack of a better word. For tall springs to fit in between the axle perches and... Read more
Expert Tips on Keeping Your Jeeping Tires Going Round and Round
THE RIGHT TIRES MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE IN YOUR FUN TIME! A few simple tips and some safety reminders Tires can be the difference between fun and fiasco; between life and disaster; and between conquering and crashing.  Proper attention and care of your tires are extremely important, along with... Read more