Portable Vehicle Jump Starter

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Maintenance, Tech | No Comments
Portable Vehicle Jump Starter

You’re running late. You go to turn your ignition, and click, click, click. Or worse, nothing at all. That is the sound, or lack thereof, of a dead battery. Leaving your headlights, stereo or interior lights on are the biggest culprits to drain your vehicle’s battery. This never happens at a convenient time. You need to fix […]

March Madness 2017

Posted by on Mar 28, 2017 in Event, Trail Ride | No Comments
March Madness 2017

Midwest Jeep Thing’s annual March Madness at Washita. It’s just south of Farmington, Missouri. We had 79 Jeeps attend the event. The guided groups were divided up by difficulty level (mild, moderate and difficult). “Washita Mild”—This isn’t stock Jeep friendly. 32” tires, 2″+ lift and rocker protection is required Moderate – 33″ tires, 2″+ lift and […]

Jeep Cruise to Santa’s Magical Kingdom

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016 in Event, Road Trip | No Comments
Jeep Cruise to Santa’s Magical Kingdom

We met at the commuter lot at Interstate 44 at Bowles to Jeep-a-Van to Santa’s Magical Kingdom. Midwest Jeepthing members proudly decorated and displayed their Jeeps. Even though the evening was full of long lines and burnt clutches. We had fun.

JeepStock 2016

Posted by on Sep 17, 2016 in Dirty, Event, Trail Ride | No Comments
JeepStock 2016

Midwest Jeepthing’s (MWJT) premier annual event, JeepStock 2016 was a blast. We had everything from stock Jeeps fresh off the lot to seasoned drivers with crazy builds. We all converged in Seymour, MO for an epic wheeling weekend. The event took place at Southern Missouri Off Road (SMORR). SMORR is a nationally recognized top off […]

New Jeep in the Stable

Posted by on May 23, 2016 in Random, Road Trip | No Comments
New Jeep in the Stable

My wife travels a lot for her job. So, she needed a nice mobile office. This new 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 75th Anniversary was the perfect fit. It’s hard to believe this Jeep is kin to the ’94 Grand Cherokee I drove in High School.

My Nephew Loves Jeeps

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Random | No Comments
My Nephew Loves Jeeps

My nephew has great taste. Like most two year old boys, he loves Tonka toys. So naturally, my orange Jeep seems like a real life version. Every time he see an orange Jeep in a parking lot he wants to get in and push all the buttons. It does kinda feel like a cockpit. The […]

Things To Know Before Getting a Replacement Windshield in Your Jeep

Posted by on Dec 23, 2015 in Random, Tech | No Comments
Things To Know Before Getting a Replacement Windshield in Your Jeep

I drive a vehicle with the aerodynamics of a shoebox. Windshield chips and cracks could be considered as much a part of the Jeep experience as the Jeep wave. I’ve owned many Jeeps and every single one had the windshield replaced at some point. Toxic Crush is on its third windshield. Which brings me to […]

Jeep Stock 2015

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Event, Trail Ride | No Comments
Jeep Stock 2015

Midwest Jeepthing held a fabulous event September 18th-20th at SMORR in Seymour, Missouri called Jeep Stock. The weekend was both memorable and fun. It’s definitely an event we’ll be doing again in 2016! There were over 150 Jeeps from all over the place that made the trip. Trailer queens, stockers, daily drivers, crawlers, WK, ZJ, XJ, JK, […]

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 […]

Cutting a Jeep Wrangler JK’s Pinch Seam

Posted by on Jan 11, 2015 in Tech, Wrenching | No Comments
Cutting a Jeep Wrangler JK’s Pinch Seam

Rear tire clearance at the pinch seam is a common problem for lifted Jeeps running 35″ tall tires or larger. Tires are more likely to be damaged by the pinch seam while aired down. The solution is simple: cut off the offending metal. Not everyone needs to do this to their JK. While the Jeep is […]