As was the case last year, the show was absolutely packed full of vehicles and I’d have to say that SEMA is really starting to look and feel like it had about 10 years ago. In fact, there were so many Jeeps at the show that I have no doubts that there were more than a few we missed in spite of our best efforts to capture all of them.
WOO-HOO!!! It’s SEMA time again and as always, we Cindy and I will be covering the show LIVE from Las Vegas, Nevada! In fact, this will be our 11th year doing this and we invite all of you yet again to attend this amazing show virtually by following us here on this thread.
Starting Sunday, November 1st, Cindy and I will be covering the 2015 SEMA Show LIVE and invite you to join us virtually by following us here on WAYALIFE.com! You can be sure we’ll be covering EVERYTHING Jeep related and more with TONS of detailed Hi-Res photos. Of course, if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see, please let us know and we’ll be sure keep an eye out for it.
Okay, been meaning to take Rubicat out for a while now and do some flex tests now that we’ve got her back on 40×15.50 Nitto Mud Grapplers.
Thinking about all this, Cindy and I thought it would be fun to highlight just how far we’ve come and did so by taking a few face off photos between Rubicat, our highly modified 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited sitting on coil overs and 40×15.50 tires and Pappy, our bone stock 1954 Willys CJ3B sitting on factory leaf springs and 600×16 tires.
After breaking down the wheels again and doing a thorough inspection of the beads, we found that the problematic tires were installed improperly and had beads that were folded over in multiple locations. It would take multiple attempts (literally breaking the bead locks down about half a dozen times and reinstalling them) to mitigate these problem spots but, as of today, we now have a complete set of 5 tires all holding air!
It was such a beautiful morning today that Cindy and I decided to get the family out and take a family portrait
It’s been about a week since we first started to cover the 2014 SEMA Show live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and now that it’s all over, I thought it would be good to do a quick recap on some of the cool rigs and innovative new products that caught our eye.
Starting today, Cindy and I will be covering the 2014 SEMA Show LIVE and invite you to join us virtually by following us here on WAYALIFE.com! You can be sure we’ll be covering EVERYTHING Jeep related and more with TONS of detailed Hi-Res photos. Of course, if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see, please let us know and we’ll be sure keep an eye out for it. All you have to do is click on the link below:
Last Friday, Eddie and I got to be a part of the Discount Tire/Off Road Evolution pit crew as they took on the 2014 General Tire “Vegas to Reno” race presented by FOX.
Last weekend, we headed out to the Nevada desert to help Mel Wade out as he took on the 2013 Vegas to Reno Best in the Desert Race in the Discount Tire/Off Road Evolution EVO 1 Jeep JK Wrangler Race Rig.
When it comes to desert racing in North America, General Tire’s Vegas to Reno event is about as challenging, and good, as it gets. Vegas to Reno has long been touted as the “longest off-road race in the United States” as it forces man and machine to endure over 500 miles of rough, rocky, and otherwise, unforgiving desert terrain. Taking 1st place in this year’s Ultra4 4400 class was Mel Wade in his Discount Tire sponsored Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. This year’s race (held over August 15-17) was open to all types of racers and machines, but few dared entered with a production-based vehicle like the 4451 of Wade.
I always love hearing about how well Chrysler and especially Jeep is doing and apparently, both the Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Compass each recorded their best sales ever.
Since I first heard about it a few years back, I have been wanting to attend the Overland Expo and see what it was all about. Certainly, as anyone who knows me knows, I love gadgets and innovative equipment that can help out on the trail and figured, if anyone would have it, they would.
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Oh, May X 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Leveraging his business and metal fabrication experience with custom ornamental iron at Iron Fence Shop (link to http://www.ironfenceshop.com) and his passion for off-road adventuring, entrepreneur Joshua Manley has founded an off-road vehicle trailer design/manufacturing company to produce exceptionally durable and utilitarian tow-along trailers for work and recreational needs.
For those of you who’ve been following my recent fight with Chrysler regarding fuel spraying out of the filler port during re-fueling and getting it fixed under warranty, I’m happy to announce that I have finally WON the battle!!
By mid-day Friday, I still had not gotten a call back from Bill or anyone at Chrysler and so, I decide to call them back. The rep I got to speak with this time was a gal named Sandy and after explaining the situation to her, she said that all calls from the supervisor will be returned by the end of the business day.
Like many owners of the Jeep JK Wrangler, Cindy and I have had an on-going problem with fuel spraying out of the filler port when refueling and have had it for about as long as we’ve owned our Jeep. This problem is not only annoying and frustrating, it’s one that we’ve come to see as being a potential hazard as well. Unfortunately for us, our warranty had ended a long time ago and because of it, have just learned to deal with it the best we can. Needless to say, you can imagine how surprised we were to to get a letter in the mail yesterday from Chrysler indicating that the warranty period on our Jeep’s fuel tank inlet check valve had been “extended to lifetime coverage”.