Dirty gets new shoes!

Dirty gets new shoes!

This post is a little late, but we’ve been pretty busy prepping for our overlanding trip so time has been scarce. You may be wondering why Dirty is getting the love when the plan is to use Klondike for this trip… Well, there are a few reasons but the largest being we return from our overlanding trip for only a few days and then head out for Topless for Tatas 9 in Dirty. With laundry and gear to repack, we…

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Backroads and Abandoned Awesomeness

Backroads and Abandoned Awesomeness

We’ve got lots to do before our big overlanding trip, but with this weekend’s amazing weather we just couldn’t focus on it and had to get out of the house for some exploring. We weren’t really sure what we wanted to do so we geared ourselves up for a potential hike, but also packed Klondike for some dirt work should we find ourselves way off the beaten path. After typing some GPS coordinates into the navigation to get us close,…

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Road Runner gets her first mod!

Road Runner gets her first mod!

It might seem pretty trivial, but a mod is a mod! 😛 Tonight we added a splash of color to Road Runner and we couldn’t be happier! The orange made the blue pop a bunch and with it being vinyl it will be an easy removal should it be needed. Bonus points if you can pick out what else we did 😉 😈

Klondike can now breathe a little easier

Klondike can now breathe a little easier

This is a little bit of old news to our Facebook and Instagram followers, but about a week go we installed an AFE Power cold air intake. Normally, we are not fans of CAIs, especially with the Pentastar engines. We know several people that have pretty severe oil consumption after running their JK/JKU (3.6L) in dusty environments. Sadly, many ultimately needed a new engine to resolve and the fault was put on the CAI they ran. Even the Mopar branded…

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Klondike finally gets a PTU skid!

Klondike finally gets a PTU skid!

Long ago when we first evaluated Klondike’s belly we noticed the PTU was left rather exposed. Since the independent suspension often means the best ground clearance is right down the middle of the vehicle, the PTU’s location there meant we needed some protection on it for when we attempt straddling rocks and logs. Since the KL Cherokee remains largely unsupported by aftermarket part manufacturers, this means we had to break out the welder and metal and get fabricating. Luckily the…

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HELLO Road Runner

HELLO Road Runner

For those of you that know us personally, you likely know that this has been coming for quite some time. For those that only follow the Seven Slot Syndicate blog or other social media stuff, it may come as quite a surprise that our next project vehicle is a Toyota. There are lots of reasons for this, but the largest is the fact that it wasn’t until very recently that Jeep reintroduced a fleet vehicle package. This is why my…

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2017 Jeep Compass REVIEW (Walk Around)

2017 Jeep Compass REVIEW (Walk Around)

While I was at the dealership having some updates done on Klondike, I took a look at the new Jeep Compass. I was fairly impressed with it as a mild adventure and largely small family commuter, but it does lack some things that would keep me from tackling much more than an easy forestry road. Interested in more? Check out this video of my walk around and thoughts.   All-in-all, I kinda dig it….. What do you think?

2017 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

2017 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

For the last few years Alana and I have made it out to the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in one capacity or another. This year was no different and we were happy to rejoin the on-site trail team and assist as a trail guides with both Dirty and Klondike. While Bantam has a lot to offer any type of Jeeper or Jeeping interest, it’s the trails where we have the most fun. While this likely doesn’t come as much of…

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JK/JKU Parking Brake (E-Brake) Adjustment

JK/JKU Parking Brake (E-Brake) Adjustment

If you own a JK or JKU, and especially if it happens to be a manual transmission, you know how crappy the factory parking brake is. There are a few factors to this. For one, it seems the lever and activation mechanism is prone to breaking and, even when it is working “correctly”, seems to not reset well. The other major factor is in the drum itself. While it is supposed to auto adjust (we don’t see how), we have…

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’17 Unlimited Off-Road Show and Expo in Louisville KY

’17 Unlimited Off-Road Show and Expo in Louisville KY

We try to visit the Unlimited Off-Road Expo that is held in Louisville, Kentucky every year. This said, I must admit that the 2016 Expo was so side-by-side centric that we began to wonder if our money and time was worth it. Still, we opted to give it another go and we are glad we did. This year’s expo seemed to have an opposite biasing back toward full sized rigs that suited us wonderfully! Once you get your wristbands the…

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