There’s been a lot of talk of Jeep theft on the Forums section of MJR. While we already have a dealer installed alarm on the Jeep, we’re really bad about setting it. Then if we set it, I’ll be crawling around the Jeep and it will go off. We never really leave anything of value in the Jeep so I decided to add the factory Sentry Key Immobilizer, an anti-theft device that is always “on.”
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I have been lucky enough to receive a pre-production version of the Savvy Offroad gas tank skid. We’ve been running the stock skid (with some 1/8″ plate welded to the bottom) on our 02 TJ for 6 years and it’s really taken a beating. The biggest and most significant is the use of Aluminum (3/16″ thick 6061-T6, if you must know).
We’ve all experienced the "joys" of owning a Jeep. One of the not-so-pleasant joys comes in the form of little, or large, oil spots on your driveway. The most common cause is the rear main seal. Whether you have an 88 XJ or a 2002 TJ, this problem plagues Jeeps young and old.
I always wanted to add bigger axles on my CJ, so when a friend, Dave Karbo, offered a Scout Dana 44 rear with a matching front Dana 30, I could not resist. I was not too crazy about keeping a Dana 30 in the front, but I wanted the rear 44 and having matching axle widths was a must.
After some searching, I could find only ONE article pertaining to installing an aftermarket Air Conditioning Kit in a YJ Jeep Wrangler. Those of you that live in the south, and do not want to go topless for the entire summer, know how important A/C can be (yes, you can start flaming now about how hardcore you are and that you don’t need air conditioning. Jerks.)
We were looking for some extra traction on the ’99 Wrangler, so we went with Detroit’s EZ Locker. The decision was made much easier since we got the locker used and, well…really cheap! If you don’t know how to find the open end of a combination wrench, you should probably have a pro install your locker for you.
When we started out our TJ modifications with some homemade rocker protection, a cage, budget boost lift, and some 33s, we didn’t plan on building this Jeep for the big stuff. It’s a daily driver, so we figured we couldn’t get too radical anyway.
Following our installation of the JB Conversions LoMax 4 to 1 gearset and clocking our Dana 300 transfer case, we were in need of a longer front driveshaft. The clocking ring is about 3/4" thick, which moved the transfer case toward the rear.
The Dana 300 transfer case is arguably the "best" factory transfer case that came on Jeep vehicles. Gear driven, 2.62:1 low range, and wide application possibilities make this the next best thing to an Atlas swap.
We had planned on taking a plastic baggie (yes really, and maybe an extra washcloth) on our 3-day backcountry adventure to protect our iPod – that is, until we came across the Drypod.
Volunteer: (noun) an anomaly within the human race. Rarely seen, the volunteer frequently works in the background while doing things for the benefit of others. Volunteers work for free and with the best of intentions yet they get little thanks – nor do they expect it – and, in fact, are frequently criticized and sometimes publicly insulted when things don’t go well.
Are you looking for information on land use, conservation, closures, and/or getting involved in keeping our public lands open to public access? Are you trying to figure out what clubs/groups you should join or support?
Right behind, "Which tires will fit my Jeep?" and, "Where are the best trails?" we are most frequently asked the question, "What do I take on an overnight Jeep trip?"
A wonderful upgrade to our eTrex Vista, we found the Garmin V to be much friendlier to us as jeepers. We’ve always been budget-conscious when choosing electronics that we plan to abuse and fill with dust.
Packed full of features and fits in your pocket! This being our first GPS, we’ve been in love with this unit since it arrived in the mail from GPS Discount. The prices are always falling over there, you can probably get this one for under $300 or less.