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. […]

It Feels Like Christmas!

Posted by on Dec 16, 2014 in Random | No Comments
It Feels Like Christmas!

Oh wait, it is Christmastime! New Currie parts for the Jeep will be going on soon. Want to know what parts? You’ll have to wait and see.

Disney, Oklahoma Wheeling Trip

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Dirty, Road Trip, Trail Ride | No Comments
Disney, Oklahoma Wheeling Trip

This past March a couple of friends and I met in Disney, Oklahoma at a public use off-road park. We made a weekend of it and camped nearby. The goal of the trip was to put our Jeeps to the test and enjoy the good weather. Travis had recently lifted his TJ (white Jeep shown […]

Icy Jeep Beard

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Road Trip, Weather | No Comments
Icy Jeep Beard

Coming home from deer camp I encountered a fair amount of snow and ice Interstate-44. Glad to be home safe and sound.

Happy Halloween

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Random | No Comments
Happy Halloween

Hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween.

Fresh Powder

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Random | No Comments
Fresh Powder

My wife is too good to me. For my birthday, she bought me a Crawler Conceptz Ultra Series Body Mounted Tire Carrier. I’ll do a full write-up when I get it installed. For now, the parts are at Springfield Powder Coating. Mark does an awesome job and will match my bumpers perfectly. I’m really excited to […]

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 […]