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Month: November 2016

The JK Wrangler’s Last Hurrah

The JK Wrangler’s Last Hurrah

There seems to be some “buzz” lately as the realization starts to set in that the JK Wrangler’s reign is almost over, at least when it comes to new purchases. That’s right, we are officially in the last year the model will be produced. I’ve mentioned it before and stand by my thoughts that much of the JL “shockers” have been nothing more than rumors (possible initiated by FCA themselves) to keep interest in the JK. Let’s face it, the human…

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Nine overland trips every Jeeper should do!

Nine overland trips every Jeeper should do!

Mrs. SSS and I have another cross-country trip planned next year to see our son who is stationed in Washington. Our trek will take us through many places we still have on our bucket list, and as such, we are planning an overlanding adventure to make the most of the trip. (This is actually the whole reason we purchased Klondike.) A recent article from Sean Holman of Four Wheeler Magazine came in perfect time for us and our planning. I…

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A new Jeep world record!

A new Jeep world record!

There seems to be lots of disgruntled Jeep enthusiasts today with changes FCA is making to the models and line. But based on their sales, they are likely okay with that. It’s hard to argue what they are doing is wrong when there is so much success with sales. We get it… There were a lot of rumors about IFS/IRS and a 4-cylinder engine for the upcoming JL-Wrangler that had all of us confused about what FCA was doing to our…

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Ford Bronco is confirmed!

Ford Bronco is confirmed!

I know, I know…. The FORD Bronco isn’t exactly Jeep news…. Or is it? Hear me out… You may have caught the news that the Ford Bronco and Ranger have been confirmed to make a return. The current plan is to build them in Michigan once the Focus and C-Max production has been moved to Mexico. While they will be built here in the US, all development and production is being done in Australia, and this is where the news…

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The Glacial Grooves of Kelleys Island

The Glacial Grooves of Kelleys Island

Not too long ago, we found ourselves wondering northern Ohio without a care or really even a destination in mind. The only real goal was to try and catch some nice fall foliage. The leaves had started to change around home (southern Ohio), so we thought a drive north would reveal trees that were a little farther along. This seemed to work out, at least for a little while. Then, as we continued north, the colors seemed to fade again….

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To Beadlock or not to beadlock, that is the question….

To Beadlock or not to beadlock, that is the question….

We took the opportunity to jump on a recent sale Pit Bull Tires was running and have 5 new 37″ Rockers on the way. The question we ask ourselves now is what to do about our wheels? It’s not as easy a question to answer as it seems, we know we want beadlocks…. But do we spend money on them now. You see, we plan to upgrade at least the front axle on Dirty next year. This will likely turn…

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2016’s Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America?

2016’s Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America?

PartCatalog just released their 2016 “Top Off Road Trails” in America list (or at least in 38 states in America). Additionally, they announced the highest rated trails/parks based on all of the submissions they received. It’s important to note that this list is for all venues of off-roading. Why is this detail important? Well, some parks or trails are better for certain types of vehicles. For example, Windrock OHV Park in TN earned second place but is far from a…

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New Narrow MCE Fender Flare for JK/JKU!

New Narrow MCE Fender Flare for JK/JKU!

It looks like those seeking a narrow fender flare on their JK/JKU will soon have another option (or already do if you know the right people). The guys over at MCE Fenders have been pretty busy. When not hunting or wheeling, they are often in the shop either wrenching on one of their rigs or making their awesome fenders. I spoke with Mike @ MCE about a narrow option several months ago and while he didn’t say anything to outright give it…

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Bridges and Roads of Ashtabula County Ohio

Bridges and Roads of Ashtabula County Ohio

We are always on the lookout for a nice weekend or day getaway. An area that kept popping up on our radar was Northeastern Ohio, Ashtabula County more specifically. Whether it be for some of Ohio’s most scenic roads or their self-guided covered bridge tours, we knew it was a must see. In spite of the fact we are Ohioans ourselves, this area is at the complete opposite end of the state and more than 4 hours away. This is…

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