Rusty Skid Plates

Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Maintenance | No Comments
Rusty Skid Plates

Missouri winters can be tough on vehicles. MoDOT uses salt generously and I’m not always able to immediately wash/rinse my Jeep after a winter weather event. This can cause exposed metal to rust. Rust is another name for iron oxide, which occurs when iron or an alloy that has iron, like steel, is exposed to oxygen […]

Jeep Navigation Update

Posted by on Dec 23, 2014 in Maintenance | 2 Comments
Jeep Navigation Update

My Jeep’s navigation maps were showing their age. There has been lots of construction and new roads in the last couple of years in Springfield, MO and the surrounding area. My Jeep has the Uconnect 730N (RHR) headunit. The 2015 North American Map update for that unit runs about $150. It came with two discs. […]

Jeep JK Door Hinge Bushings

Posted by on Aug 17, 2014 in Maintenance | 6 Comments
Jeep JK Door Hinge Bushings

Jeep Wrangler factory door hinge bushings deteriorated and wear out. Over the years, this wear can encourage rust and cause door latch alignment issues. This makes opening and removal of the Jeep’s doors difficult. Plus, once the factory bushings are worn, they look awful. Replacing the bushings is the simplest and most cost-effective way to improve the appearance and […]

American Outlaw Rear Window Jeep Straps

Posted by on Aug 4, 2014 in Maintenance, Random | No Comments
American Outlaw Rear Window Jeep Straps

The factory Jeep soft top rear window straps wear out over time. This is just a fact of life for soft top sporting Jeep owners. The elastic stretches and begins to hang under the weight of the rolled up rear window. This poses a dangerous situation because it limits the visibility via the rear view mirror. Plus, it […]

**Update** Motor Kote Engine Coating

Posted by on Jul 13, 2014 in Maintenance, Random | No Comments
**Update** Motor Kote Engine Coating

At the beginning of May I applied Motor Kote Engine Coating to my Jeep’s 3.6L Pentastar engine and engine bay. It has been over 2 months since I applied the coating. I haven’t cleaned, sprayed, wiped or detailed the engine bay since. I must say, I’m impressed. It still looks great after a fairly wet summer and a couple […]

Jeep 3.6L Pentastar Engine Oil Change

Posted by on Jul 12, 2014 in Maintenance | No Comments
Jeep 3.6L Pentastar Engine Oil Change

One of the cornerstones of vehicle maintenance is the oil change. It’s a simple process that requires few tools and can be performed at home. By doing the oil change yourself it also allows the opportunity to look around and see if anything else needs attention. The 3.6L V6 Pentastar engine was designed in a way […]

2012 Jeep Wrangler Brake Upgrade

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in Maintenance, Wrenching | No Comments
2012 Jeep Wrangler Brake Upgrade

I have looked at upgrading my Jeep’s brakes. I’m still running my factory 32 inch mud terrain tires with a little over 32,000 miles on the Jeep. My brakes still have life but leave me wanting. I’m also planning ahead. 37’s are in my future and the current setup is less than desirable with a larger, […]

Tuf Shine Permanent Tire Clearcoat

Posted by on Jun 7, 2014 in Dirty, Maintenance | No Comments
Tuf Shine Permanent Tire Clearcoat

Some Jeepers don’t believe in tire shine. They feel it discredits the offroad worthiness of their rig. Personally, I like a dressed tire, even on M/T tires. I’ve purchased a lot over the years. Most dressings last a few weeks, but only looks great for a few days. I read about Tuf Shine Permanent tire clearcoat on […]

CQuartz DLux Wheel Well Treatment

Posted by on May 22, 2014 in Dirty, Maintenance | No Comments
CQuartz DLux Wheel Well Treatment

CQuartz DLux is a semi permanent coating that bonds to plastic and rubber to protect the surface from the elements while restoring their appearance. This product has more than 50% pure silica (the main ingredient in glass). So, this is basically a glass coating that helps cut future cleaning time in half. A typical application […]

Clean Wheels

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Dirty, Maintenance | No Comments
Clean Wheels

The city of Springfield saw fit to use a lot of salt this past winter. Couple that with brake dust and SMORR mud and you have a dirty undercarriage. As you can probably tell, I wash my Jeep often. But, once or twice a year I take this to the extreme and deep clean the Jeep. […]