AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system

AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system

American Expedition Vehicles, or AEV, is an industry leader in Jeep customization. The AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system was designed for the Jeep owner who wanted the added performance of AEV’s taller systems but at a reduced height. Painstaking attention to ride quality, stability and geometry were carried over from AEV’s taller kits to … [Read more...]

Warn VR8000-s

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When looking for a winch for your project, you need to consider the intended use. Self Recovery? Other vehicle recovery? General purpose? During the build of the CJINTHEDRIVEWAY project we new we needed a winch for self recovery and the recovery of other light weight trail vehicles. We also knew we did not intend to use the winch for moving trees … [Read more...]

Unlimited JK Rubicon Project

Unlimited JK Rubicon Project

JPFreek.com’s newest project has arrived! The 2012 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon was ordered with two tone tan leather interior, Automatic transmission, dual tops and Navigation. Having taken delivery of a Rubicon in late May, I have spent the last 1000 miles getting a feel for the new 3.6 Pentastar V6 power plant and 5 speed transmission. Also … [Read more...]

Towing Shackles & D-Ring Fabrication and Installation on Jeep JK

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In the fall of 2009, I bought a Jeep Wrangler and joined the, “I Live, I Drive, I Am” crowd. The vehicle purposely has very few “bells and whistles” because I found that in order to buy one bell, I had to buy a package of six whistles which I really didn’t need. Among the first additions that I made was the installation of Nerf running boards … [Read more...]

Cooling System Upgrade for your Jeep Wrangler

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This upgrade was done on a Jeep CJ but you can do the same to your YJ, TJ or just about any Jeep. After installing a new performance 360 in my CJ, the factory-style radiator struggled to keep the temps down. Even in 80°F weather, the temps rose to 220°F+ quickly and never went south. I had previous tried a popular budget upgrade, using a … [Read more...]

Choosing the Right Mods for Overland Travel

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I’ve been overlanding since 2007. Not a long time but long enough to get a good idea of what works, what doesn’t work, and what you need in the terms of vehicle modifications. The good news is most stock high clearance Jeeps can do overland travel in their stock form. There are a few things that in my opinion can make it easier to traverse the more … [Read more...]

Balls On Your Tow Hitch

Tow Hitch

Recently, as I have been driving around town, I have been noticing a trend. Many trucks (and larger SUVs) have their balls showing. Not the offensive, chrome plated kind swinging from the bumper, but the actual (chrome plated) kind still in the receiver, ready to tow a trailer. I have three good reasons you might want to take out your balls. … [Read more...]

Tow Tech

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Towing a trailer is a skill many Jeep drivers find themselves needing at some point in their lives. Whether you are pulling a small fishing boat or a pop-up camper, a car hauler loaded with your precious Jeep cargo, or a massive 5th wheel vacation home…there are some common sense principles that hold true for any load. The first is use to the … [Read more...]

Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs Trail D-Vise

Trail D-Vise

Born from a need for a simple, portable vise the Trail D-Vise from Mac’s Custom Tie-Downs provides a secure work platform. Couple this with the relatively small size and weight and you have a great tool. The Trail D-Vise was designed to open far enough to repair U-joints but is small enough to be stored in a tool box or under a seat. The 17-pound … [Read more...]