Jeep Apple Siri Free Uconnect Upgrade

Jeep Apple Siri Uconnect Update

FCA Offers Jeep Apple Siri Eyes Free Feature to Nearly Two Million Vehicles Through Uconnect® Software Update Vehicle owners with properly equipped 2013-2015  Jeep® vehicles can now add Apple Siri Eyes Free capability to their vehicle’s Uconnect system Vehicle owners in the U.S. and Canada can download a complementary software update … [Read more...]

JK Transfer Case Cable Dropout Prevention

JK Transfer Case Cable Fix

A helpful tip from editor Diane Zalman on how to ensure your Jeep JK transfer case cable doesn't drop out of its bracket on the trail, leaving you lying on your back in the mud, rock and/or dirt to shift your transfer case. In JK Wranglers (and '03-'06 Rubicon TJ/LJs), the NV241 or NV241OR transfer-case shift cable is held into place with a cheap … [Read more...]

DIY Tailgate Table Utensil/Tool Organizer

The completed project, mounted to the Trailgator Tailgate Table

The Trailgater Tailgate Table is one of my favorite additions to my Jeep for camping. I use it for three meals a day, and sometimes even as a workbench. My cutlery and small tools have been floating around in Tupperware containers taking up the limited storage space I have in the Jeep. I wanted them to be very handy to the table, and I wanted to … [Read more...]

Tire Selection – BFG KO2 All-Terrain

Africa bound JK with BFgoodrich KO2 All-Terrain 34x10.5r17 tires

Wheel and tire choice to drive 80,000 miles around remote Africa is an extremely important decision. I expect to drive tens of thousands of miles on extremely rough terrain, and I expect to encounter basically every surface possible - from good highways to sand, mud, rocks, snow, rain and severely broken up paved roads with potholes, nails and … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Hood Lock Install

Rivet the hood lock in place

All Jeep Wranglers need a lock for the hood to stop prying fingers getting at the goodies in your engine bay. Bolt Locks make a lock specifically designed for the JK, and it uses your factory Jeep ignition key. It’s less than half the price of the official lock, so it’s an easy choice. The Bolt Lock is extremely sturdy and works really well, I … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Isolated Dual Batteries

Dual Optima D31 batteries, Painless Performance Solenoid and Nemesis Industries Dual Battery Tray

Isolated dual batteries are a must in any Overland vehicle. The setup looks complicated and difficult in photos, though it’s actually very simple. Having two batteries means one can be used only to start the vehicle (let’s call this battery the “Engine Battery”) and the other can be used for all your electrical needs like a fridge, camp lights, … [Read more...]

Rugged Ridge – New Console Covers for 2002-2016 Wranglers

Rugged Ridge Center Console Cover

Rugged Ridge announced new All-Terrain Center Console Covers for 2002-2006 Jeep TJ/LJ and 2007-2016 JK Wranglers. Is your armrest torn up from years of brutal use or do you want to add a cover to your newer Jeep to prevent damage? This may be just the ticket. Cover up that console The All-Terrain Covers are designed to prevent the accelerated … [Read more...]

New Daystar JK A-Pillar Switch Panel

Daystar's new A-Pillar Switch Panel

Interesting new option from Daystar for Freeks looking to add easy-to-reach switches to their JK. Get just the panel if you already have switches or get one loaded with Daystar's quality illuminated rocker switches. From Daystar on their new A-pillar switch panel: Mount your auxiliary switches up and out of the way with the Daystar A-Pillar … [Read more...]

DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Breather Hose Extensions

Breather end, drivers side

Extending the breather hoses on the JK Wrangler is great insurance - I want my Jeep to be capable of deep water crossings without worrying about replacing all my fluids soon after. In remote Africa, that likely won't be an option. I'd much rather DIY it than buy an expensive kit, the below cost me under $30 and took about an hour. Things to … [Read more...]