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.
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Do Cold Air Intakes Really Work?

Want to get a debate going at your local car meetup? Ask people if they believe cold air intakes actually “work.” If your local car get togethers are anything like mine, you’ll get a lot of interesting opinions and contradictory facts. Some will argue that factory air intakes are restrictive, some will say that factory air boxes suck up a lot of heat from the engine compartment, and others will say that automakers would have already installed these parts if they worked as well as companies like K&N say they do.

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Do aftermarket air intakes – like the K&N Air Intake Kit shown above – actually increase horsepower?

Here’s the deal: there’s a definitive answer to the question “Do cold air intake kits really work?” Once you understand the engineering and science behind air intakes, you’ll know the answer as well as anyone (and you’ll be able to explain why, too). Here’s how it breaks down. Continue reading “Do Cold Air Intakes Really Work?”

Mid-America: 7 US-Produced Mid-engine Cars

American mid engined carsThere are only a few different engine layouts found in production 2-wheel-drive cars.  If you’ve never browsed that grey bar down the side of Wikipedia, here’s a quick and easy legend to understand them. Continue reading “Mid-America: 7 US-Produced Mid-engine Cars”

EBC Brakes: Choose Your Color

EBC BrakesThe boffins at British company EBC Brakes have a passion for stopping.  You can tell by their refusal to rest on their current products, their obsessive diligence with research and development, and the excitement they express when discussing things like aramid fibers and purging volatiles.  And what do you get when you give people like this enough time and resources?  A very special product. Continue reading “EBC Brakes: Choose Your Color”