Proof is in the Prints!

March 21, 2017 wayoflife 0

While Cindy and I were doing some additional filming for the video we’re working on, I happened to notice something that was worth documenting and […]

Check Engine Code P06dd

October 3, 2013 wayoflife 5

Before heading back for home, Cindy started to do some research and found that a P06dd is a code that is thrown when your oil pressure is too low.

Do Yourself a Favor and Regear Your
2012-Up Jeep JK Wrangler

September 17, 2013 wayoflife 25

When we bought our 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler, we had always planned to upgrade it’s axles to a set of Dynatrac ProRock 60’s. Of course, being that money doesn’t grow on trees, we decided to use the time until we could afford the upgrade to extensively test just how well a set of 37″ tires would do with the new 3.6L Pentastar motor running factory 4.10 gears. For almost 2 years, we took our Jeep just about everywhere we could, driving it to and from the trail, on the highway and around town, up and over mountains, hard and fast through the Mojave Desert, up and over steep ledges in Moab and, crawling it over big rocks on trails like the Rubicon. And, after racking up over 45,000 miles on the odometer, what I can tell you is this… it can be done and it does work surprisingly, okay. For someone who’s never driven a re-geared equivalent, they may not even know what they’re missing.

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.

Front Axle Shafts : C-Clips vs. Full Circle Clips

December 19, 2012 wayoflife 0

I know it’s all the rage to beef up a factory axle housing when planning to run bigger tires but, I can assure you that well before you’ll ever come close to breaking a housing, you’re almost certainly break a factory front axle shaft.

Giving Some Love to JK Factory Skidplates!!

April 23, 2012 wayoflife 7

I always hear people talk about how much the factory skidplates suck, how inadequate they are and how important it is to install heavy and expensive aftermarket replacements. And, truth be told, I just don’t get it. I mean, I’m totally on board with protecting vital parts on your Jeep that come with little to no protection at all, such as the oil pan on all JK’s, the automatic transmisson sump pan on 2011-up JK’s and even a very exposed transmission cooler line on 2012-up, but I simply have not seen any need to replace what you already get for free from the factory.

Planning to Lift Your 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler? Skip the Y-Pipe & Just Get a 1310 Front Driveshaft

April 21, 2012 wayoflife 82

I just wanted to post this up as a public service announcement as I get 2012 owners asking me this question all the time. If you lift your 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler more than 2.5″, you will have issues with your factory front drive shaft making contact with the exhaust cross over. However, rather than wasting your money on a Y-Pipe kit that can cost upwards of $300, please do yourself a favor, spend the extra $150 and just upgrade your front drive shaft to a 1310 drive shaft like the kind that J.E. Reel or even Coast makes.

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