Episode 1 of this 4 part series highlights our gathering in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the starting point of our JK-Experience, and then heads high up into the White River National Forest where we got to run one the most famous and hardcore trails in the state, Holy Cross!
Pomona, CA – The new 3.6L Pentastar engine in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler JK is one of the most welcome changes to the popular JK since their introduction in 2007. However, the position of the new engine in the chassis creates some unique challenges when driveline angles are changed even slightly from stock, as with a lift kit. Only J.E. Reel offers durable must-have driveshaft solutions for lifted 2012 JKs.
With nothing but sky in front of you, climbing your way up the extremely steep ledges out of Carnage Canyon BV requires skill, throttle control, a good spotter, strong winch and, if you have manual transmission, the use of all your hands and feet. With our upcoming KEEP IT TIGHT : The JK-Experience Rocky Mountain Run series scheduled to be released this February 28, 2012, we thought it would be fun to put this short clip from the cutting room floor – just to get you juices flowing.
So, for some reason, Jeep decided to change the type of battery they use in the Jeep JK Wrangler from a Group 34, which was used in 2007-11, to a Group 91 which is now used in all 2012’s and I presume, on up. While this really shouldn’t be that big of a deal, the terminals on a Group 91 battery are opposite to those on a Group 34 and, this makes it near impossible to hook up the leads or, at least not without having to do some modifications. Of course, as luck would have it, a Group 91 battery or it’s equivalent, a Group 48, isn’t really a common size you find in a deep cycle format and unfortunately, not something that’s available in a Sears Diehard Platinum, Odyssey or even Optima.
It’s not everyday that you get to see a street legal JK participate in the Ultra4 Class King of the Hammers Race and, all I can say is that I’m so glad that we had the opportunity to be apart of the Off Road Evolution Team. Thanks to their awesome off the shelf EVO Lever system, EVO 1 JK was deemed to be “too fast” for the Everyman Challenge and really, that was fine by them.
This is a short clip of Mel Wade and Jim McGean in the Off Road Evolution EVO 1 Jeep JK Wrangler start at the King of the Hammers.
This is a short clip of Mel Wade and Jim McGean in the Off Road Evolution EVO 1 Jeep JK Wrangler taking on Chocolate Thunder to qualify for the 2012 King of the Hammers Ultra 4 Race.