Yakima: Time To Pack All The Gear

Skip playing rock, paper, scissors on who gets to go on this trip. Yakima has the solution you’ve been looking for.

It’s no fun excluding friends from a trip because there wasn’t room in the car. Skip trying to play Tetris with all the bags or gear and get the Yakima products that fit you, your lifestyle and your car. Maximize the fun by bringing all the friends and all the fishing, camping or biking equipment. Go out and make the memories with your friends and let Yakima worry about the luggage.

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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 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD: Part 2

Do you have an idea for the next vehicle we should AutoMod? drop it in the comments, and if we choose it, we’ll send you $100! Details below.

2013 Toyota Tacoma

Yesterday we covered some of the mods Danny has added and plans to add to his 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab Long Bed.  Toyota makes some of the toughest trucks on the planet, and Danny wanted tough mods to match, so his Tacoma would be just as good on the trail as it is on the road.  In Part 1, we covered wheels, tires, suspension, brakes, and some performance upgrades.  Today we’re covering appearance, protection, and trail functionality, so strap in.  It’s Part 2 of Danny’s 2013 Toyota Tacoma mods in AutoMods. Continue reading “AutoModding Your 2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD: Part 2”

How Yakima Roof Racks Actually Work

Yakima Ski/Snowboard Roof Rack Being Used
Scenario: You pull up to the ski lodge, your car having deftly carved its way up the mountain passes though precipitation in every frozen form.  Oh yes, you’re in for a great weekend of not breaking your ankles with your new snowboard.  But as you awkwardly wrestle your board out of your trunk, and back seat, and front seats, you realize that all the other cars have their boards in those sweet snowboard carriers.  On the porch, the man or woman who would have been your spouse just shakes his or her head and walks away.  No, you don’t shatter your ankles, but your life has been ruined, all because you thought roof racks were too complicated and hard to install.  DON’T LET IT HAPPEN TO YOU.  Just check out our quick guide to putting together your Yakima roof rack system in three simple stages. Continue reading “How Yakima Roof Racks Actually Work”

Pre-Flight Check: Road Trip Foresight

It may be snowing where you hang your hat, but here in Kansas City we’re expecting highs of 90 this weekend.  Spring is here, with summer looming just over the next rise.  And that means road trips.  The family vacation is a staple of the American household, and many of us still prefer to do it in the most American way- driving.  If you’re planning a long road trip this summer, you’ll want to prepare more than a long list of answers to, “Are we there yet?”  You’ll want to ready your vehicle for the journey- to make sure you’ll get there at all.  Continue reading “Pre-Flight Check: Road Trip Foresight”