AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 2

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited | Jeep JK Mods

So we’ve hit the basics.  Last week we covered some of the easiest Jeep JK mods and upgrades.  Stuff that was easy to install and practical for everyday life.  Today we’re going a bit deeper, with Jeep upgrades that are moderately easy to install and provide even more utility.  All of them are great for looks, and some of them will even help your performance the next time you feel like taking your Jeep off road.  Let’s dive in. Continue reading “AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 2”

AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 1

2015 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimitied

So you bought a Jeep Wrangler.  Maybe you like how well it does in the snow.  Maybe you hope to do a little off-roading when you get a free Saturday.  Or maybe you just like the looks.  The fact is, you ended up with one of the most capable SUVs on the market, on- or off-road.  The JK, especially the 4-door version, has been extremely successful for the Jeep brand, making it the 6th best selling marque in America.  That’s great for aftermarket support, but it also means there’s a billion other Jeeps just like yours rolling around.  And you’ve seen the pictures.  You know you can do anything with a JK.  but do you want to?  Many of those extreme Jeep JK mods would be useless to you, since you rarely, if ever, take your Jeep off road.  So is there some middle ground?  Is it possible to make your Jeep your own without transforming it into something found in Fury Road?  Absolutely. We’ve put together a short list of some incredibly accessible and easy Jeep JK mods on the market, stuff that will help you enjoy your current Jeeping experience better, without alot of work. Continue reading “AutoModding your Jeep JK: Stage 1”

AutoModding Your Jeep Wrangler JK 101

Jeep JK AutoMods

The Jeep Wrangler JK, that being the ’07-current model, is one of the most capable off-road vehicles you can buy in America today.  Where most SUVs have become glorified crossovers, compromising their mudability for on-road dynamics, the Wrangler has remained consistently trail able while gradually becoming a more capable on-road commuter, as well.  Yes, the meaning of Jeep ownership has broadened beyond the image of the crazed desert hero wearing nothing above the waist but his beard, to include normal people like you who want an SUV for commuting, but still want it to be a real SUV.  But as good as it is stock, and no matter how you use yours, you can still upgrade yours with some simple Jeep JK parts and accessories. Continue reading “AutoModding Your Jeep Wrangler JK 101”

$100 off Bestop’s Amazing Powered Running Boards from the Future

It’s a fairly simple idea, using fairly simple mechanisms.  But it’s changing the world of truck customization overnight.  Running boards are perfect for getting yourself into your truck or Jeep.  But they inhibit ground clearance, increase drag, and are exposed to the elements for the 99.99% of the time they’re not in use.  It’s not as if we don’t have the technology to solve this conundrum.  But Bestop actually did with their PowerBoards™.  Here’s how they work.

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When you need them, they’re down.  When you don’t, they’re up.  It’s that simple.  Bestop power running boards have electric motors that raise and lower them at need.  Bestop uses a door sensor to activate your running boards, so open the door on your truck or Jeep and the running board will swing out quickly so you can use it to step up into the cab.  Close the door, and the board will fold back up under your truck, flush and nearly invisible.  Front doors and rear doors work identically.

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Now Is The Time To Get Your Jeep Ready for the Heat

Get your Jeep Ready

Jeeps do well in any season, but it’s definitely a little “funner in the summer.”  Whether you’re hitting the trails and going off-road, or just cruising downtown on a cool summer night, there’s something special about pulling the top off your Jeep and enjoying the warm weather.

Of course, there’s a few things you can do to make your summer Jeep adventures even more fun… Continue reading “Now Is The Time To Get Your Jeep Ready for the Heat”

Off-Road Follow Friday Helper

Sometimes you look at the wilderness in the springtime and start to wonder if its actually challenging you to conquer its trails and tear over its rocks. Now’s the time to get out in the mud with your 4WD beast and own it. Here’s a few people to follow on Twitter who might help you with your that.

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7 Tips and Tricks for Your Bestop TrekTop NX

Just about everyone on the entire galactic internet agrees that the Bestop Trektop NX is the best Jeep soft top on the market.  It’s widely applicable, fitting all Wranglers from ‘97 to present, and it fits so well, some dudes like The Jeep Doctor claim that it offers better leak protection than the factory hardtop.  And if you go with the NX model, the windows are all removable.  But because the TrekTop fits so well, installation and use can take some familiarizing.  We’ve scoured the infotubes for some unofficial, but extremely useful, tips and tricks to help with your Bestop Trektop NX install and operation.
Bestop Trektop NX Jeep
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That Big Bestop Box Under the Tree

Bestop TonneauWinter is here.  And now that you know how to drive in it, saving the day for everyone, you’ll need to consider how to take care of your truck in winter’s cold, snowy midst.  How about a tonneau cover?  It’s a big, heavy duty lid that turns your truck bed into a safe, moisture-free trunk.  You can finally haul dry cargo instead of a full load of wet snow.
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The NuKizer, a Jeep for the Ages

A few weeks ago, I finished up the Dream Garage series, laying out in detail what dream cars I could actually afford and why I chose them.  Part four covered the ideal tough toy, that rugged, go-anywhere truck or SUV best suited to haul your stuff and hurl you into adventure.  I chose an old Toyota Pickup for its staggering durability and cool, Back to the Future ‘80s look.   Continue reading “The NuKizer, a Jeep for the Ages”

Cargo Management: Avoiding Pain in the Rear

Managing your cargo can be a pain.  For Pickups, there are a lot of options to choose from to help keep your cargo organized.Managing the cargo in the bed of your truck can be a real pain in the rear (pun intended). Cargo can slide and become difficult to reach, it hurts your knees to crawl across the bed to retrieve items and cargo in an open truck bed is an invitation for both theft and weather damage. We have good news–each of these issues is easily resolved by a number of readily available accessories for your truck. Continue reading “Cargo Management: Avoiding Pain in the Rear”