BUCK-25, Directionally Challenged

BUCK-25, Directionally Challenged

Our new M715  project has been “directionally challenged” from the beginning and this is largely due to the fact we weren’t looking for it to begin with…. This said, we did a little more poking around on the old Kaiser this weekend and it all became clear! He is going to become a crawler! Since we are a little budget tight right now and have a trip planned out west very soon, we are going to begin a tear down…

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Women’s Wheeling Day 2017

Women’s Wheeling Day 2017

Women’s Wheeling Day (WWD) is an annual offroading event held at Rausch Creek Off Road Park. We are pretty frequent visitors to Rausch Creek so you might think we learned of the event during a visit but you’d be wrong. We were actually introduced to the event by Christie Vinson at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival earlier this year. Christie’s “day job” is the Marketing Manager at OK Auto, 4WD & Tire (OK4WD) but her passion for the industry extends far…

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Say hello to our new-old or old-new project!

Say hello to our new-old or old-new project!

“Winter is coming.” (Did you read that in your favorite Game of Thrones character’s voice?) 😛 …Really though, winter is coming and this means all sorts of things to us. Of course there are all of the responsible things like getting the lawn furniture stored and prepping the house. But for many in the midwest and northeast of the US, it means the end of wheeling season. It’s a time where we all retreat from the outdoors and hunker down…

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Artec JK Bellypan (Skid Plates) REVIEW

Artec JK Bellypan (Skid Plates) REVIEW

A while ago one of our Jeeple friends asked if our lift would be available for them to install an Artec Bellypan kit they got for their JKU. We were happy to oblige, especially since we hadn’t installed, or really even looked at, this kit beyond internet images. Since they are more than capable of doing the work themselves, this was a rare opportunity to stay clean and focus on pictures for a review of the installation and initial thoughts….

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Differential Fluid Change (JK/JKU)

Differential Fluid Change (JK/JKU)

This is a combo post with a little update on Dirty’s build and we made a maintenance “how-to” as part of the job. I’ll kick this off with the maintenance “How-to”. We strayed a bit from our typical write-up and opted for a video. It’s on changing differential fluid. While it’s geared largely toward JKs and the rear at that, much of the practices and certainly our opinions overlap many other makes and models of vehicles and axles.   As…

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China and Platinum; an adventure to celebrate 20 years!

China and Platinum; an adventure to celebrate 20 years!

It’s hard to imagine that it’s been twenty years since Alana and I vowed to love and cherish one another for eternity, but it has. In an effort to not sound overly sappy (I can be), I’ll just say I feel very blessed to have found a partner so early in life that has not only been willing to put up with my crap but appears to be willing to continue doing so! 😛 For several years Alana and I…

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KL Cherokee Lift – A Second Look

KL Cherokee Lift – A Second Look

It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a year and nearly 17k miles since we installed the first lift on Klondike. If you remember that install write-up (See it again HERE), you will recall that we decided to order and try a Hazard Sky AD2 lift. Upon receipt of this initial lift, we were slightly disappointed with a few things and offered some criticism. It seems the owner of Hazard Sky caught wind of these criticisms and, rather than getting…

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Topless for Tatas 9

Topless for Tatas 9

Topless for TATAs is a non-profit 501(c)3 that raises awareness and funds for breast cancer research. While active throughout the year at various events and venues, TFT hosts an annual offroading event at Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pennsylvania. The first event was in 2009 with 65 participating Jeeps but it has rapidly grown from there and now sells out to over 500 jeeps in just weeks. In 2015, TFT boosted attendance to mark the 7th anniversary of the event…

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CRAZY COWS – Our 2017 Overland Adventure

CRAZY COWS – Our 2017 Overland Adventure

What started as us helping our son Tommy and his new wife navigate across the country to their new home in Oregon over a year ago, ultimately unfolded into what would become our own next big adventure. The plan was pretty simple… Blast across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and half of South Dakota before slowing our pace to explore and visit several National Parks, Monuments, and Forests. We would be visiting The Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Mount Rushmore,…

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