Browsed by
Tag: Exterior & Body & Armor

Artec JK Bellypan (Skid Plates) REVIEW

Artec JK Bellypan (Skid Plates) REVIEW

A while ago one of our Jeeple friends asked if our lift would be available for them to install an Artec Bellypan kit they got for their JKU. We were happy to oblige, especially since we hadn’t installed, or really even looked at, this kit beyond internet images. Since they are more than capable of doing the work themselves, this was a rare opportunity to stay clean and focus on pictures for a review of the installation and initial thoughts….

Read More Read More

Dirty gets new shoes!

Dirty gets new shoes!

This post is a little late, but we’ve been pretty busy prepping for our overlanding trip so time has been scarce. You may be wondering why Dirty is getting the love when the plan is to use Klondike for this trip… Well, there are a few reasons but the largest being we return from our overlanding trip for only a few days and then head out for Topless for Tatas 9 in Dirty. With laundry and gear to repack, we…

Read More Read More

Road Runner gets her first mod!

Road Runner gets her first mod!

It might seem pretty trivial, but a mod is a mod! 😛 Tonight we added a splash of color to Road Runner and we couldn’t be happier! The orange made the blue pop a bunch and with it being vinyl it will be an easy removal should it be needed. Bonus points if you can pick out what else we did 😉 😈

Klondike finally gets a PTU/RDM skid!

Klondike finally gets a PTU/RDM skid!

Long ago when we first evaluated Klondike’s belly we noticed the PTU was left rather exposed. ( We know it’s actually an RDM “rear drive module”, but lots of people refer to it as the PTU.) Since the independent suspension often means the best ground clearance is right down the middle of the vehicle, the PTU’s location there meant we needed some protection on it for when we attempt straddling rocks and logs. Since the KL Cherokee remains largely unsupported…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

Klondike gets some roof rack cross bars!

Klondike gets some roof rack cross bars!

Our intention all along with Klondike has been to be more of an overlanding and longer exploring trip type of rig. Even so, we have found ourselves in situations that we think may put the KL Cherokee’s limited ground clearance and lower approach/departure angles to the test. A good way to help with these situations is to build ramps or bridges over things and our Maxtrax are certainly up to this task. This said, we currently only have mounts on…

Read More Read More

Klondike is one step closer to hitting harder trails!

Klondike is one step closer to hitting harder trails!

A full review is on the way, but Klondike finally got her winch mounted and is one step closer to harder trails. This winch was originally on Lil-Punkin’ but was removed as part of the negotiations in the sale. It worked out since the Warn M8000 is one of the only winches that will work in the very limited space the KL offers. The job isn’t quite done as there are still a few changes I will be making to…

Read More Read More

KL Cherokee Mopar Rock Slider Install

KL Cherokee Mopar Rock Slider Install

While we have established that the KL Cherokee is in fact able to be lifted, the cold hard fact remains that even a “lifted” KL isn’t going to get up in the air enough to keep its belly out of harm’s way when playing off the pavement. Sure, the Trailhawks do have some of the best factory skid plates we have seen, but they still leave a few vulnerabilities that need addressing. The largest of these vulnerabilities in our opinion…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More

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…

Read More Read More