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BUCK-25, Directionally Challenged

BUCK-25, Directionally Challenged

Our new M715  project has been “directionally challenged” from the beginning and this is largely due to the fact we weren’t looking for it to begin with…. This said, we did a little more poking around on the old Kaiser this weekend and it all became clear! He is going to become a crawler! Since we are a little budget tight right now and have a trip planned out west very soon, we are going to begin a tear down…

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Women’s Wheeling Day 2017

Women’s Wheeling Day 2017

Women’s Wheeling Day (WWD) is an annual offroading event held at Rausch Creek Off Road Park. We are pretty frequent visitors to Rausch Creek so you might think we learned of the event during a visit but you’d be wrong. We were actually introduced to the event by Christie Vinson at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival earlier this year. Christie’s “day job” is the Marketing Manager at OK Auto, 4WD & Tire (OK4WD) but her passion for the industry extends far…

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CRAZY COWS – Our 2017 Overland Adventure

CRAZY COWS – Our 2017 Overland Adventure

What started as us helping our son Tommy and his new wife navigate across the country to their new home in Oregon over a year ago, ultimately unfolded into what would become our own next big adventure. The plan was pretty simple… Blast across Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and half of South Dakota before slowing our pace to explore and visit several National Parks, Monuments, and Forests. We would be visiting The Badlands National Park, Black Hills National Forest, Mount Rushmore,…

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Klondike can now breathe a little easier

Klondike can now breathe a little easier

This is a little bit of old news to our Facebook and Instagram followers, but about a week go we installed an AFE Power cold air intake. Normally, we are not fans of CAIs, especially with the Pentastar engines. We know several people that have pretty severe oil consumption after running their JK/JKU (3.6L) in dusty environments. Sadly, many ultimately needed a new engine to resolve and the fault was put on the CAI they ran. Even the Mopar branded…

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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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Klondike Gets Some Color!

Klondike Gets Some Color!

Ever since we got Klondike we have liked her white color… Unfortunately, it seems many people like white Cherokee Trailhawks as well. In an effort to both add some much needed accent color and to separate her from the crowd a bit, we removed some of the factory badging and replaced it with…. well… COLOR! We tried to keep the factory(ish) “Cherokee” font but we made it much larger and made it red.   Not only is it red, but it’s…

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JT pushed into late 2019

JT pushed into late 2019

It looks like the new Jeep Wrangler pickup (JT) has been pushed into late 2019. This is a significant delay from the original ’18 goal. While this news was mostly skirted around in a recent article from  The Detroit News. It read as though the main reasoning is either budgetary with recent spending outlay on the Toledo Assembly Complex upgrades or simply timing with all their focus on the much anticipated JL Wrangler release. Don’t let this little one-liner scare you…

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FCA Extends Warranty on JK/JKU Clocksprings

FCA Extends Warranty on JK/JKU Clocksprings

Does your airbag light come on and chime at you? Has your horn or steering wheel buttons stopped working?  If you haven’t experienced your clockspring going out, you probably have heard about someone else’s as it is a common failure on JKs/JKUs. Clockspring failures are not an all or none situation. Some of the below symptoms can have other causes if they are occurring by themselves. However, if there are multiple things going on like you have little electrical gremlins….

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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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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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