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[Video] Factor 55 Closed System Winching
Winching Safety with the Closed System Safety first when winching!  If you get hit by a broken winch hook or cable, it could ruin your day – or worse.  Search YouTube for broken winch hook’s or line videos, and you will find more than you can watch in one... Read more
Currie Jeep Beef: Upgrading My TJ to Currie F9
Are You Ready to Beef Up Your Axles? Have you ever wondered how long it would take before you replaced the rear end in your Jeep?  For us, it was about 10 years.  Jeeps come from the factory with either a Dana 35 or 44.  How long it will... Read more
Fix Your Trail Communication Woes with Rugged
Note: This article is a product review (with radio mounting tips) that does not cover the FCC licensing requirements in-depth or how to be a HAM operator.  The Editors Staying in Touch Have you ever had that moment on a ModernJeeper trip when you just wanted to throw out your... Read more
[video] Step by Step Guide to Mounting Beadlock Wheels
If you every wanted to know how to mount beadlocks, this is your Beadlock 101 class… But, first, what are beadlocks? Beadlock wheels have been around a long time with a proven track record of keeping tires “locked” on wheels when abusing tires off road. While there are multiple... Read more
6 Secrets of Successful Radio Communications
Disclaimer: This is a beginner’s guide and not a comprehensive radio communications manual. Read the instruction manual for your radio. Talk to serious radio operators if you have in-depth questions. This is for the person leading a convoy or a club event. Many of us use CB’s (Citizen’s Band)... Read more
The 6 P’s to Wildfire Preparedness & Survival
Staying Alive by Being Prepared Many wildfire fighting agencies offer plans and suggestions for wildfire preparedness. Right now, California and other states in dry conditions are facing terrible wildfire seasons. Here are the commonly called “6 P’s for Preparedness” and evacuation. Do not wait until it’s too late. NOTE:... Read more
A Quick Transfer Case 101
There is a plethora of information out on the info web regarding transfer cases…what they are, how they became and what they do. We thought it would be beneficial to not re-create what has already been written, but to share what we know and what we have found useful... Read more
New Shoes for the MetalCloak CTI Trailer
After just over three years and close to 55,000 miles, the tires that we had been running on the Corner Travel Index CTI) Trailer were ready to be replaced. As most of the jeepers that have been on that trailer know, its heavy…like 4200+ lbs empty heavy. Anyone that... Read more
Need Bright Reverse Lights?
We all seem to like light…but what I think we really like is the ability to see things in the dark…better. With all of the light manufacturers in the industry and the number of lights we all see on rigs you would think that the sun actually never came... Read more
A Quick Course in Tire Safety
Special from our Friends at Powertank Do you know how often you should be checking your tire pressures? How often do you need to replace your tires, regardless of wear? Do you know how to do a five tire rotation with a spare? Tires are the most critical component... Read more