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Month: June 2017

HELLO Road Runner

HELLO Road Runner

For those of you that know us personally, you likely know that this has been coming for quite some time. For those that only follow the Seven Slot Syndicate blog or other social media stuff, it may come as quite a surprise that our next project vehicle is a Toyota. There are lots of reasons for this, but the largest is the fact that it wasn’t until very recently that Jeep reintroduced a fleet vehicle package. This is why my…

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2017 Jeep Compass REVIEW (Walk Around)

2017 Jeep Compass REVIEW (Walk Around)

While I was at the dealership having some updates done on Klondike, I took a look at the new Jeep Compass. I was fairly impressed with it as a mild adventure and largely small family commuter, but it does lack some things that would keep me from tackling much more than an easy forestry road. Interested in more? Check out this video of my walk around and thoughts.   All-in-all, I kinda dig it….. What do you think?

2017 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

2017 Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

For the last few years Alana and I have made it out to the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in one capacity or another. This year was no different and we were happy to rejoin the on-site trail team and assist as a trail guides with both Dirty and Klondike. While Bantam has a lot to offer any type of Jeeper or Jeeping interest, it’s the trails where we have the most fun. While this likely doesn’t come as much of…

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JK/JKU Parking Brake (E-Brake) Adjustment

JK/JKU Parking Brake (E-Brake) Adjustment

If you own a JK or JKU, and especially if it happens to be a manual transmission, you know how crappy the factory parking brake is. There are a few factors to this. For one, it seems the lever and activation mechanism is prone to breaking and, even when it is working “correctly”, seems to not reset well. The other major factor is in the drum itself. While it is supposed to auto adjust (we don’t see how), we have…

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’17 Unlimited Off-Road Show and Expo in Louisville KY

’17 Unlimited Off-Road Show and Expo in Louisville KY

We try to visit the Unlimited Off-Road Expo that is held in Louisville, Kentucky every year. This said, I must admit that the 2016 Expo was so side-by-side centric that we began to wonder if our money and time was worth it. Still, we opted to give it another go and we are glad we did. This year’s expo seemed to have an opposite biasing back toward full sized rigs that suited us wonderfully! Once you get your wristbands the…

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Horseshoe Falls at Caesar Creek State Park – Ohio

Horseshoe Falls at Caesar Creek State Park – Ohio

Not every adventure needs to be a long one that involves a lot of travel. Sometimes it’s right in your backyard…. This is certainly the case with the Horseshoe Falls at Caesar Creek State Park. We travel a fair amount and are always up for a weekend journey. Even our “local” adventures often lead us a few hours from home but sometimes time and money don’t allow for this. When we found ourselves in this very situation, yet completely unwilling…

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