The JK tailgate has 2 rubber isolators that were designed to apply pressure to the sidewall of your spare tire and help prevent it from jiggling around. Without them, the jiggling of your spare can and will cause damage to your tailgate. Click on the link below to see a short write-up on how to make your own spare tire isolator extensions and for cheap.
To make a trip like this ours, Cindy and I decided to expand on Jim’s original idea and make it so that all our destinations were connected by old stage routes and trails used by immigrant making their way out west and of course, the famous Pony Express. It would be a historic overland journey filled with adventures and libations and for this particular trip, it’d be one that’d start in the town of Tonopah and come to an end in Virginia City, almost 400 miles away.
Well, according to an article published in USA Today, Cars.com has now give the spot to the Jeep Wrangler which has 74% of its parts coming from U.S. plants and the second place spot goes to Jeep Cherokee which has 70% of its parts coming from the same places!
Last Sunday, Cindy and I decided on a whim to pack up Rubicat, head out into the middle of nowhere Nevada and do what we love doing most – exploring!
As most of you know, Cindy and I prefer to run our Jeeps with big tires and with as low of a stance as possible. Of course, in order to do this and with a minimal amount of rubbing, some trimming of the body is required… okay, a LOT of trimming!