May all of you have a wonderful 2016 filled with tons of cool new mods for your Jeep and awesome wheeling adventures all year long!
Cindy and I would like to wish everyone here on WAYALIFE a very Merry Christmas.
This video and the write-up below will show you just how easy it is to install a set of AlloyUSA X-Joints with full circle clips onto one of their chomoly front axle shafts.
For Cindy and I, the Jeep WAYALIFE has always been more about the places our rigs can take us than just getting out and driving over stuff. Not that there’s anything wrong with the latter but we already make plenty of videos of that. With that said, we wanted to change things up a bit and decided to make this short video to highlight an amazing “destination” that our Jeep took us to. We hope that you’ll enjoy it and maybe be inspired to get out and do it for yourself!
Outside of the Rubicon and the Dusy Ershim, Fordyce is without question one of toughest trails in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and depending on who you talk to, the hardest of the three. While it wasn’t our original plan to run this trail, it wouldn’t be the first time we’ve gone off script, on a whim and really, that’s the kind of thing that makes an epic trek like this so much fun.
Just 2 more days till the release of SNAKE EYES : A fateful Trip across the Fordyce Jeep Trail! To keep your juices flowing, here’s another short teaser clip from the film and this time, it’s of Moby taking on the infamous Winch Hill #1.
In this short teaser video from our upcoming SNAKE EYES film, you’ll get to see our good friend Jeff fording his way through Water Crossing #1.
While it wasn’t our original plan to run the Fordyce Jeep Trail, it wouldn’t have been the first time that we’ve gone off script and on a whim. Of course, it’s in times like these that you can really find yourself on an adventure of a lifetime and not always because things go according to plan. If anything, this particular weekend run with our good friends Doug, his friend John, Jeff, Don, Lori, Ray and Mel quickly turned out to be a fateful one that was plagued with problem after problem. In so many ways, our rolling of the dice came up with a pair of snake eyes and if something could go wrong, it did. Still, in a crazy kind of way, this is one of those crazy trips that we always end up talking about around the campfire and always have a good laugh.
Back in the mid-1800’s, a stage route was established across the Jacumba Mountains which are located along the Mexican border and just south of the Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Its purpose was to connect the growing towns of San Diego, California and Yuma, Arizona and while improvements were made to help accommodate the very first automobiles back in the early 1900’s, the route was abandoned after the completion of U.S. Highway 80 and the subsequent Interstate 8. Thanks to a major storm in the 1970’s, a portion of the route that cut through Devil’s Canyon was washed away and for the most part, all but lost to history.
This is the story of 15 regular guys and gals who worked hard to obtain a permit and ultimately took on this formidable trail in 8 of their Jeep JK Wranglers.
Close to the end of the Wentworth Springs length of the Rubicon Trail, there’s a big ledge that you can take on if you’re running a big set of tires.
With wet tires and slick granite, this can prove to be a real challenge but as you can see in this clip, Cindy floats Moby right up and over them.
In this short video, Adam tries to take on a big line in his 2-door Jeep JK Wrangler running 35″ tires.
Climbing out of Buck Island Lake on the Rubicon Trail, there’s a point where there are three different lines you can take.
In spite of the lack of snow we’ve had up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains this year, there was still a good amount of water to be found on the Rubicon Trail.
This is a short clip of Chris Kelly taking on the Rubicon Trail Buck Island Lake Double Bumps which can be tricky not only because of the slick granite you have to climb but also because you have to hit them with your tires wet!
Russ had to wait two years to take on the Rubicon Trail Old Sluice but, as you can see in this short clip, he descended the last and toughest section in his Jeep JK Wrangler like a champ.
This first video is of Cindy taking Moby, our big white JK up the ever challenging Rubicon Trail Soup Bowl.
In this short video presentation, you’ll get to see all the fun we have on our most recent WAYALIFE Last Chance Canyon Newbie run. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you’re new to the world of Jeeps, I hope you’ll join us on our next run.
Our final days of the JK-Experience would start off with a road trip to the south, down into the State of Oregon and to the town of Clackamas where we would get a first hand look at how WARN winches are made and right here in the U.S.A.