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Month: March 2016

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Grand Cherokee Summit

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk and Grand Cherokee Summit

Having just been refreshed in 2016, FCA recently announced two new models to the Grand Cherokee for ‘17. The first, while welcomed, Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is no real surprise. The second, Grand Cherokee Summit as even more luxury to an already plush SUV. 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk The “Trailhawk” name was first used on a concept car at the 2012 Easter Jeep Safari; the actual Trailhawk appeared in 2013, on a more capable Grand Cherokee. The company created a…

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What tools and gear do we carry on the trail?

What tools and gear do we carry on the trail?

SSS and I get asked all the time; What tools and gear do you recommend for the trail? Our answer is always more complicated than we think people really want to hear… Sure, there are some foundation items that everyone should have, but how elaborate you get really depends on your rig, your uses, and you. Every time we are out and a need arose for tools and/or parts,  we have finished with a desire to add something else to our “kit”. This…

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JK/JKU (Auto) EVO ProTek Skid System Installation

JK/JKU (Auto) EVO ProTek Skid System Installation

I guess this may be a little out of order since we already did a review of the EVO ProTek Skid System….But, we had the opportunity to help a friend with the install of hers and thought it was a good opportunity for an install article. We have installed a few manual transmission versions but this was our first automatic. As with typical EVO fashion, their directions sometimes leave some items to the imagination. I think this is because the guys…

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JCR Offroad Crusader Sliders Install (JK)

JCR Offroad Crusader Sliders Install (JK)

Let me first say, this is not a typical install article as we did not actually finish the install. While we did get it through the sketchy part and the test fit is complete, the Jeep owner Scott (AKA Pigpen) will be painting and completing the install later. Hopefully, he will share those steps and pictures with us for future posts. Before I begin, I have to share that this isn’t our first JCR Offroad product install. To be completely honest, not one…

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Why a lighter tire doesn’t justify going bigger.

Why a lighter tire doesn’t justify going bigger.

Like every addicted Jeeper, you are internet shopping for tires even though you have no intention of actually buying any at that moment. You labor over every brand and every specification. Then, you notice something, some tires weigh more than others. In fact, in some brands, a 37” tire weighs less than another’s 35”. Before you know it, you have formulated the idea that jumping to the next size tire will be okay because that next size weighs less than…

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Pickett Trail Ride with Jeeps and Wrenches

Pickett Trail Ride with Jeeps and Wrenches

I’m not sure exactly how Facebook works or how it decides to put things on people’s timeline feed, but recently a trail ride invite popped up on ours for Pickett State Park in Tennessee. As I scrolled through the invited list, I didn’t see a single person we knew. Still, Alana and I had been wanting to check out this area and absolutely love meeting and wheeling with new people. So, after a dinner discussion, we decided we were in….

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PSC Anti-Splash

PSC Anti-Splash

I haven’t updated in a while because, well honestly, we don’t tend to do too much in the winter. However, in the last couple of weeks I installed a PSC pump and reservoir, and a RIPP Cold air intake. Then, just moments ago I got PSC’s new Remote Anti-Splash Vent installed. I had to make a quick bracket that will will have to make due with a WD40 wipe for now as WE ARE WHEELING THIS WEEKEND….. Woot-Woot!  

Jeep Concepts at EJS-16?

Jeep Concepts at EJS-16?

As usual, Jeep will be bringing a host of concepts to Easter Jeep Safari. While some have been around for a bit, I still love looking at them and pondering what features we may see integrated into upcoming models. While the list isn’t concrete, the vehicles below are what is rumored to be making an EJS-16 appearance. Take a look at them and tell us what you think…. Jeep Chief Jeep Staff Car Jeep Africa ….I can’t help but wonder…

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