Broken Axle Housing Lessons

Broken Jeep axle housing resuly

Clara was my 2009 Rubicon Unlimited, with C-gussets and lower control arm skids on her factory Dana 44 axle housing. She was wearing a 2.5” Teraflex suspension and factory BFG KM1’s at the time of the incident described here.   “Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his … [Read more...]

Big Bear Jeep Jamboree

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I look back now at the discussion we had in the Barlow’s office before our respective May trips. As we determined who was taking which Jeep where, I smugly stated “I’m going to Big Bear where they don’t have any big rocks--I’ll take Alex.”  I would come to regret those words. Alex is currently a stock tan 2011 JK Rubicon who would earn the name … [Read more...]