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The 6 P’s to Wildfire Preparedness & Survival
Editor’s Note: With the East being pummeled with Hurricane Ida and the West still being plagued by fire, we are reposting this story from 3 years ago as a reminder to always be prepared. Staying Alive by Being Prepared Many wildfire fighting agencies offer plans and suggestions for wildfire... Read more
GAIA GPS Trail Navigation – How To Not Get Lost
If you have driven a car anywhere in the past few years, I’m guessing you rely on some type of navigation provided by software. It could be built into your vehicle, a separate navigation specific device, or your phone or tablet. Many years ago I thought it would be... Read more
How NOT To Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler
It sounds so easy for a Jeep TJ and a manual transmission: Depress the brake pedal Depress the clutch pedal Shift the transfer case into N (Neutral) Start engine Place manual transmission into gear (second or third gear are the most popular. Don’t make the mistake of putting it... Read more
What Are Air Lockers?

What Are Air Lockers?

Tech Tips February 23, 2021

Editors Note: A special report from our friends at ARB… AIR LOCKER 101 There is no true 4WD without a locking differential. An Air Locker is needed to make effective use of all the traction available between the tires and the surface of which we are driving on. Air... Read more
Project Time! Adding Storage To Your Jeep Gladiator!
One thing that all Jeep owners have in common is the need to store and organize our “stuff”. While there are a bunch of aftermarket solutions to help us out…this can be a good thing and a bad thing, as options can be overwhelming. Another thing we all have... Read more
Our Online Event Calendar Is Live!
Those of you that have followed ModernJeeper over the years know that we are continually making changes and evolving…to hopefully be a better service and resource for all of YOU! Getting through 2020 was a huge challenge for many of us…but hopefully last year will be soon forgotten! In... Read more
I’m Sure You Have Heard Of Unobtanium?
“Unobtanium” is what we call parts for our Jeeps that are one off (custom made)…or sooo expensive that us average folks can’t afford them…or simply to parts that are no longer available or manufactured. Every once in a while we find something that is perfect. Perfect, in the mindset... Read more
The BFG KO2, Tough Enough for Baja
Pretty crazy that an All-Terrain tire would or could withstand the punishment of being tested on the Baja 1000 race course. But that’s exactly what the folks at BFG did. They claim that the new tire has a 20% stronger sidewall than the previous version and should last 15%... Read more
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