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.
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.
If you’re planning to lift your Jeep JK Wrangler 3″ or more, it is important that you also plan to install a set of rear brake line extension brackets or better yet, install a set of stainless steel extended brake lines.
This is a short clip we made of the Discount Tire and Nitto Tire sponsored EVO 1 tearing across the desert. With it’s new 6.1L HEMI and off the shelf EVO MFG Double Throw Down suspension system featuring King coil overs, bypass shocks, new Dynatrac ProRock 80 rear axle and state of the art EVO Lever catilever system, this Jeep JK Wrangler has become a true blue King of the Hammers race rig.
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.
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.
There really is no tougher race on the face of the planet than the King of the Hammers. At about 180 miles in length and traversing 20 of the hardest trails in Johnson Valley, the 2013 race was by far the most brutal one to date.
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”.
If you’ve just installed a suspension lift and a set of bigger tires on your Jeep JK Wrangler and are still getting a bit of fender rub at a full flex, one of the easiest ways to address it is to install a 1″ body lift.
The Discount Tire Sponsored EVO 1 had an awesome start at the 2013 King of the Hammers Race in Johnson Valley, CA.
Because there is so much more to the JK-Experience than just wheeling, our 2nd day would be what is known as a “road day” as we would be doing a lot of on pavement driving but, it was also what I like to call a “tour day” as we got to do a lot of that as well.