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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…

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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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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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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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Jeep Models by Lug Patterns

Jeep Models by Lug Patterns

When you are ordering rims or axles, it is important to know what lug pattern you have on your Jeep. Order them with the wrong pattern and you’ll have large paper weights. We’ve also had people ask us “Which lug pattern does my Jeep have?” So, I decided to make a list of Jeep models categorized by their lug pattern. 5 on 5” or 5x5” 2007-Present Wrangler (JK/JKU) 2006-Present Commander (XK) 2005-Present Grand Cherokee (WK) 1999-2004 Grand Cherokee (WJ) 5…

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Love/Hate Tire Balance Beads – What I’ve Learned

Love/Hate Tire Balance Beads – What I’ve Learned

The following is a post I made on several forums long ago. Now that we have a place of our own I thought it made sense to post it here. After 44 thousand miles and four years on our tires, my opinions have not changed one bit…. I hope you enjoy. After extensive research on balancing techniques, it became clear to me that some praise and swear by balancing beads while others think they are a total waste of time and…

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