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Month: January 2016

Jeep Wranglers back on the Battlefield

Jeep Wranglers back on the Battlefield

Came across this article and thought “About time!”. We all know how light the current JK model is and that makes it a great vehicle to be airlifted into combat zones and foreign military locations. What I think is sad, is that FCA isn’t the ones bringing this before the military. They seem to be more concerned about a merger with GM. What do you think about Hendrick bringing the Jeep back to its military roots? Hendrick wants to put…

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Selecting a Trail Fire Extinguisher

Selecting a Trail Fire Extinguisher

One of the most important tools that should be in every rig is often overlooked. After-all, there is only one tool that has the potential to save the whole Jeep and its occupants. I’m talking about a fire extinguisher. Sure lots of people carry them, but I honestly think this is because they are required on nearly every organized trail ride so little thought or consideration is given on the type and placement. The problem is, if you don’t have…

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Jeep pick-up truck may not be a Wrangler variant, could be a standalone model.

Jeep pick-up truck may not be a Wrangler variant, could be a standalone model.

Earlier this week there were rumblings that the recently confirmed “Jeep Truck” may not be based on the Wrangler as much as we were originally led to believe. Rather, it will only share some aspects. In my opinion this is good news. Let’s be honest, the JK/JKU series has a relatively low towing and hauling capability as it is and the vehicle’s weight is pushing the limits of the D44 semi-float axle shafts. (Who hasn’t wheeled and bent a flange?)…

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Drag Racing with a Jeep?

Drag Racing with a Jeep?

Not every Jeep lover is an off-roader and that is okay with us. Check out this video of two all-wheel drive, 800HP rigs and if you tell me you don’t want one after watching it you have something wrong with you!  😈 The Oldsmobile Cutlass broke the internet with a couple of videos showcasing its burnout skills and how to destroy a set of tires, not too long ago (check out the video below). It has a 6.6-litre F1-A Procharged…

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Hocking Hills and Rock House

Hocking Hills and Rock House

Cabin fever started to set in a little too heavily this morning and we couldn’t handle the thought of spending another day behind the TV. So, we jumped in Lil Punkin’ and headed out for a drive. We ended up driving around the Hocking Hills area. I had seen a Facebook post on Ohio’s most scenic roads and when I saw the road sign for Ilesboro Road (which was on that list) we had to make the turn. It was…

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2017 Wrangler Truck and New Compact SUV

2017 Wrangler Truck and New Compact SUV

Well, it has been finally confirmed by somewhat of an official source with Chrysler that the truck will be a factory option. It will be based on the next-generation Wrangler that comes out for 2017. They will be announcing additional details later this month. I am so excited to see the final product! They also announced they are releasing a new compact SUV that will replace the Patriot and Compass. It will carry on the name of one of them…

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Love/Hate Tire Balance Beads – What I’ve Learned

Love/Hate Tire Balance Beads – What I’ve Learned

The following is a post I made on several forums long ago. Now that we have a place of our own I thought it made sense to post it here. After 44 thousand miles and four years on our tires, my opinions have not changed one bit…. I hope you enjoy. After extensive research on balancing techniques, it became clear to me that some praise and swear by balancing beads while others think they are a total waste of time and…

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How to defog / defrost your window(s)

How to defog / defrost your window(s)

I stumbled onto a video that tackled the most efficient way to defog a window. While most of the techniques don’t apply to us with no tops and doors on, it was still pretty darn entertaining so I thought I would share it. I did learn that shaving cream is just as effective of a defogger application as the higher dollar stuff that is specifically made to do it. (Ponder: Can I shave with anti-fog liquid?) Anyway, here is the…

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JK/JKU Diagnostic Codes 2007 – 2017

JK/JKU Diagnostic Codes 2007 – 2017

The following contains the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) that can be reported by the JK/JKU Onboard Diagnostic Computer. Refer to the simple Ignition Key Procedure below to read the codes from the dashboard. If you have a tuner or programmer it likely can be used as well. Turn the key to the ignition ON position but do not start the engine. Rapidly cycle the key OFF and ON three times ending with the key in the ON position. (Never starting…

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