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Month: December 2016

Klondike is getting some armor!

Klondike is getting some armor!

Klondike’s sliders have arrived! It seems the only purchasable options for KL Cherokee rocker armor is with Rocky Road Outfitters (RRO) or Mopar. We were trying to work with a few other fabrication shops but they have decided they are too busy with current projects and/or are not interested in supporting the KL. We had even considered making our own for a time and possibly selling them. The thing is, when SSS started to design them for what we were looking…

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“Ehu” Our Home Away From Home

“Ehu” Our Home Away From Home

As we begin to set sights on our explorations and journeys for 2017, we have come to the realization that we need to up our game. Specifically in our ability to stay off the grid for longer periods of time. In the past, we have always been ones to go pretty hard during the day playing in the dirt, but relish the hot shower and warm dry bed found at a local hotel in the evenings. The problem is, we…

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Wrangler JL, Scrambler JT: Rumors Fade

Wrangler JL, Scrambler JT: Rumors Fade

As the estimated release of the JL and JT creep closer, some of the rumors are starting to be confirmed. We will, in fact, see some new powertrain options as well as “upgrades” to the existing Pentastar V6 that is currently offered in the JK. A diesel has been confirmed (which is good) but that diesel will be the 3.0l VM/Motori engine so I don’t expect much wind to be caught by these sails. While still a “prediction”, chatter on…

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WeatherTech KL Cherokee “FloorLiner” Review

WeatherTech KL Cherokee “FloorLiner” Review

There are many things we like about our KL Cherokee. We have come to enjoy exploring with some comforts and this little Trailhawk has a bunch of features that make long road or trail days nice. One feature we don’t really like (or even understand) is the carpeted floor Jeep has made standard across its vehicles. Sure it cuts down on heat and road noise, but it’s tough to keep looking decent. The most common solution to this would be…

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KL Cherokee 3.2L Pentastar Engine Oil Change

KL Cherokee 3.2L Pentastar Engine Oil Change

No matter how you use your vehicle, routine maintenance is a necessity. Changing the engine oil is one of the higher frequency ones. Sure, you could visit the local quick change place and have them do it for you, but really, it’s a pretty easy job that can be done with a few simple hand tools and time. Hopefully this “How-to” write-up will inspire you to give it a go.   Before you begin: As I mentioned you will need…

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PUG Update (Engine not the Dog …or is it?)

PUG Update (Engine not the Dog …or is it?)

David Zats with Allpar released an “update” (if you want to call it that) on the almost forgotten upgraded Pentastar V6s. If you read that sarcastically, that is good because the update is that there isn’t one beyond “it’s still coming”. That’s right… no dates, no information on what vehicle will get it, nada! There is some chatter about competing with other V6s backed by multi-speed transmissions. To this I would say, work on housekeeping of what you have before…

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JCR Offroad JK Inner Knuckle (“C”) Gusset Review

JCR Offroad JK Inner Knuckle (“C”) Gusset Review

With every Jeep generation release there has been improvements when compared to it’s predecessor. Unfortunately, sometimes these improvements create weaknesses in other areas. This is exactly the case with the JK’s inner knuckle or “C”. The JK Inner knuckle is larger than previous Wrangler generations which allows for larger u-joints. The larger u-joints are great, but it seems opening this knuckle up to make room for them increased the leverage just enough that the “Cs” themself are now a weakness and are…

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Factory Half Doors Returning on JL Wrangler

Factory Half Doors Returning on JL Wrangler

I learned some amazing news today about the next generation JL Wrangler…. It will have three door options that mimic the JK’s offering of manual, power, and HALF. The first two may not surprise you much, but the last (half) is pretty big. Especially since there was a time when it was rumored there wouldn’t even be a soft top version of the vehicle. Beyond the door options being a huge relief for us half door fans, this also sheds…

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