DIY Jeep Wrangler JK Hood Lock Install

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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...]

New Jeep Concepts Revealed!

Jeep Crew Chief concept

Details on the seven new 2016 Jeep concepts straight from Jeep with our commentary added below each vehicle's description. We CAN NOT WAIT to drive all of these at the 50th Easter Jeep Safari and bring you into the driver's seat to experience what these vehicles straight from the deep recesses of the Jeep designers' brains can do! Follow JPFreek … [Read more...]

Jeep Just Won the Super Bowl

Jeep Super Bowl Commercial

As far as the commercials go. [UPDATE: AdWeek must have seen our post, because "Portraits" landed at #1 on their list of Super Bowl 50 ads. Proud to have called it first.] Congrats to the Denver Broncos on their very stout win in Super Bowl 50, but the undisputed winner in the commercials was Jeep, hands down. Two brand new commercials got … [Read more...]

Jeep Parts and News Update

2016 Jeep® Wrangler Unlimited 75th Anniversary edition

With all the excitement of the holidays and starting to assemble an EPIC giveaway for 2016, we’ve fallen behind on our new product updates. Take a look at the newest Jeep products to hit the market and Jeep news: RUGGED RIDGE EXPANDS LINE OF VINTAGE INSPIRED FENDER FLARES TO INCLUDE 1997-2006 JEEP WRANGLER Following the success of its Hurricane … [Read more...]

Sneak Peek: Daystar Renegade Goodies

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Before the official release, some photos of the new Daystar products for the Jeep Renegade: winch bumper, rock rails and Cam Can mounts.   These are right on the heels of their new LED light bar mount kit and shown here on the same Renegade that also has their industry-first Renegade lift kit. The winch bumper has an optional … [Read more...]

Daystar 40″ Jeep Renegade LED Light Bar Kit

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Now the Jeep Renegade owners can get in on the LED light bar movement! ----- Daystar’s KJ81000BK LED light bar and mounting bracket system is specifically designed and engineered to fit all models of the 2015 – 2016 Jeep Renegade. This Daystar LED Light Bar System includes Daystar Products unique 40 inch KC LED light bar and Roof Mounting … [Read more...]

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...]