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Month: April 2016

Jeep Models on a Ram Chassis??

Jeep Models on a Ram Chassis??

There has been much speculation on what FCA will do with the Jeep truck and Wagoneer…Will they be on the new JL platform or use the Ram platform? Well, I came across two Allpar articles today that pushes me to think they will be using the Ram chassis for at least one Jeep model. This makes me excited, and nervous, to see what they do! 😯 The first article discusses a plant swap for the Ram. They will be moving…

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POWER STOP Brakes JK/JKU Review and Testing

POWER STOP Brakes JK/JKU Review and Testing

If you have swapped in larger tires like so many of us have, you have likely noticed some performance changes in your Jeep. While you may have put your rig into trail beast mode, it has likely become a bit more sluggish when taking off and, even worse, stopping quickly can be downright dicey! When we decided to run 37s on our 2013 JKUR, we knew there would be some other areas that would need upgrading to properly run them….

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? What Jeep model do I have ?

? What Jeep model do I have ?

JK, XJ, WK…which one do I have?? I know Jeep model body codes can be confusing…I thought it was time to shed some light on this subject and share a list of models with their body codes. This is not an end all list due to variances in the older models, but it should provide enough info to help most. Wrangler 2018 Wrangler (JL/JLU) 2007-2017 Wrangler (JK/JKU) 1997-2006 Wrangler (TJ/LJ) 1987-1996 Wrangler (YJ) 1945-86 Wrangler (CJ) Cherokee 2014-Present Cherokee (KL)…

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How to Install Wheel Adapters or Spacers

How to Install Wheel Adapters or Spacers

Do you want to have a wider stance without changing axles or wheels? Do you want to run JK rims on your KK? Or do you just need a bit more clearance? Adapters or spacers are a solution to these situations. They come in a wide range of widths but not all are available for all models. Various manufacturers offer these. They are usually sold in sets of 2 and listed by the vehicle’s lug pattern. Jeep has used varying…

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Jeep Models by Lug Patterns

Jeep Models by Lug Patterns

When you are ordering rims or axles, it is important to know what lug pattern you have on your Jeep. Order them with the wrong pattern and you’ll have large paper weights. We’ve also had people ask us “Which lug pattern does my Jeep have?” So, I decided to make a list of Jeep models categorized by their lug pattern. 5 on 5” or 5x5” 2007-Present Wrangler (JK/JKU) 2006-Present Commander (XK) 2005-Present Grand Cherokee (WK) 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee (WJ) 5…

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steering “float” resolved

steering “float” resolved

Well, after two wheeling trips and over 7 hours of driving to/from them, I am happy to say our steering “float” issue is finally resolved. Unfortunately, we have some new things to address (small) now. It seems the coating on our springs has finally worn off where they rub against our upper C-gusset on the front axle and we have a creak/squeak that needs some love. I also had to pull a tire on the trail to check something and…

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Rausch Creek April 2nd, 2016 (Green Group) AKA “Rookie Run”

Rausch Creek April 2nd, 2016 (Green Group) AKA “Rookie Run”

Alana and I have always enjoyed meeting new people and Jeeping. Perhaps it is why we have so much fun organizing rookie runs. We still remember our first time out in our Jeep, the feelings and excitement that we felt when we first went off-camber or that first time we made it up an obstacle that seemed impossible. It is truly a blast to show “rookies” what they and their rig are capable of (especially when they are thinking “NO…

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