LoD Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Signature Series Rock Sliders Installation Write-Up

March 1, 2013 Cindy 15

More times than not, the best line you can take through a technical section of trail will require you to use your tires to climb up and over big obstacles. Of course, by doing this, your rocker panels quickly become the lowest point on your Jeep JK Wrangler and if left unprotected, you leave the door wide open for significant body damage. It is for this reason that I always recommend a good set of rocker guards or, “rock sliders? as a must have upgrade and only second to a set of tow points front and rear.

Jeep JK Wrangler Axle Breather Hose Extension

February 27, 2013 Cindy 3

In addition to installing things like longer sway bar links and brake line extension brackets, when you lift your Jeep JK Wrangler to a height of 3″ or more, it’s a good idea to extend your rear axle breather hose as well. If you don’t, you may find that the hose will get pulled off the axle when flexing out on the trail.

Jeep JK Wrangler Rear Axle Shaft
Removal & Installation Write-Up

February 26, 2013 wayoflife 1

Over the last 6 years, I have found the factory rear axle shafts to be surprisingly strong. In fact, I can honestly say that rear axle shaft breaks are actually pretty uncommon. However, because the factory Dana 44 is a semi-float axle, a bent flange is something that is pretty common and when that happens, it is a good idea to replace your shafts.

Rock Lights – Walmart Platinum Burner
Installation Write-Up

February 19, 2013 Cindy 5

Rock lights are essentially small lights that you can mount under your fenders and behind the grill so that they can effectively illuminate the ground immediately in front of your tires but without blinding your spotter. Right now, LED lights seem to be all the rage but, most are either cheap and unreliable or, are way too expensive for my taste. And, even the more expensive ones suffer from putting out way too little useable light. And, that’s why I decided to install a set of Walmart Platinum Burners.

Bleeding Your Brakes on a Jeep JK Wrangler

January 27, 2013 Cindy 7

Whether you’ve just installed a set of new brake lines or worked on your brake system in a way that required you to disconnect any of your brake lines, it is absolutely necessary that you bleed your brakes before you drive your Jeep JK Wrangler.

Truck-Lite Jeep JK Wrangler LED Headlight
Installation Write-Up & Testing

January 25, 2013 Cindy 25

While the Jeep JK Wrangler is without a doubt, the best off road vehicle ever made, the headlights it comes with from the factory are anything but. In fact, I’d have to say that they are the one thing that everyone I know who owns a JK, hates about it. The light they provide are a sickly yellow at best, are really only focused at one point and do very little to fill in the road immediately in front of you. In fact, it is for that reason this that most people who own a JK tend to always use their fog lights in conjunction to their headlights and, are always in search of a good replacement.

TECH TIP : Jeep JK Wrangler
Steer Stop Adjustment

January 18, 2013 wayoflife 35

If you’ve just installed a set of bigger tires on your stock wheels or on a set of new wheels with too much back spacing, there’s a good chance that you’ll have some rubbing issues on your front sway bar, frame rail and/or lower control arms while making a full turn.

Jeep JK Wrangler 2.5″ Budget Boost
Installation Write-Up

January 14, 2013 wayoflife 328
Phase one of the official Project-JK build up was to to get our Jeep JK Wrangler lifted high enough to sit on top of 35" tires and do it on a very tight budget. And, after doing some extensive research, we concluded that the best way to accomplish this goal was to start with the installation of a TeraFlex Budget Boost coil spacer suspension lift. With an extremely low retail price of about $225 (when purchased with a set of optional shock absorber extensions), this very complete kit will effectively lift your Jeep JK Wrangler 2.5" and do it without the need of purchasing new longer shocks – need I say more?

Spidertrax Wheel Spacers Installation Write-Up

January 12, 2013 Cindy 21

If you want to run bigger and wider tires on your Jeep JK Wrangler, you really need to do one of two things. One, buy a set of new wheels with less back spacing or two, install a set of high quality wheel spacers which will effectively reduce the 6.25″ of back spacing that your factory wheels have.

M.O.R.E. Dual Battery Tray Installation Write-Up w/ODYSSEY Extreme Batteries (2007-11 JK)

January 10, 2013 wayoflife 3

When you start building up your Jeep to include a winch, auxillary lights, a refridgerator or even welder, you’ll want more than just a great Deep Cycle battery like an ODYSSEY Extreme to keep them all humming along. Sometimes, what you really need are two and in order to do that in a 2007-11 Jeep JK Wrangler, you’ll need to install a dual battery tray much like this one made by Mountain Off Road Enterprises or M.O.R.E. for short. In this write-up, you ‘ll get to see just how easy it is to get one installed in your Jeep.

TRAIL FIX TIP: Replacing a Damaged Valve Stem

December 21, 2012 wayoflife 0

If you have a 2008 or newer Jeep, your wheels will have come with TPMS or, valve stems that have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System. These sensors provide your Jeep’s computer with real-time tire-pressure information and will alert you if one or more tires are running low on air.

Busted Brakeline Trail Fix Tip

December 20, 2012 wayoflife 1

You can do what you can to help keep your brakelines out of harms way but, rocks, logs and other obstacles will still have a way of reaching up and snagging them when you least expect. Unfortuantely, it doesn’t take much to sever a line or to even tear one out and when that happens, you had better hope you’re in a position where braking isn’t required.

Odyssey Extreme Series Battery PC1220
for 2012-Up Jeep JK Wranglers

December 18, 2012 wayoflife 3

In 2012, Chrysler decided to switch out the standard Group 34 battery they had been using since 2007 and replaced it with a Group 91. For the most part, this would be no big deal as they are pretty much the same thing but, there is one key difference that makes it difficult to use a Group 34 and, that is the terminals are on opposite sides. Because the power and ground leads are cut to such an exact length, you can’t simply cross them over and call it a day. Of course, to complicate things even more, a Group 91 battery isn’t really a common size and certainly not one you can find easily in a deep cycle format or, at least not until now.

RECOVERY GEAR: A Must Have
Before Hitting the Trails

November 27, 2012 wayoflife 27

If there’s one question I get asked all the time from new Jeepers it’s, “what’s the first mod I should do to my Jeep?? And, my answer to them is always the same, “recovery gear?. Fact of the matter is, whether you’re new to the world of off-roading with a right off the show room floor stock Jeep, or a long time veteran with a highly modified built up trail rig, everyone gets into a jam sooner or later.

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