JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
I remember a time when halfdoors on your jeep was the cheaper option. Now if you want them you have to pay a premium. That crazy price tag makes the aftermarket half door (trail door) industry very popular to say the least. You can find everything you could possibly want out there, but there are only a few that combine style, durability and cost efficiency to,bring us a great option for half doors.
So, when we are talking trail doors I like to break it down into two categories...open or mesh doors and solid doors. An “open door” is just the frame. I’m not really a fan of those at all. A “mesh door” is simply a door with mesh sides. These look cool, but you still get a lot of air blowing through them as well as the obvious lack of protection from dirt, mud, water or anything else that could blow in the Jeep. Lastly, my favorite type,of trail door...the “hard door” which is a door with a solid side panel.
The best east trail doors I’ve seen in a long time, if not ever come from DV8 OffRoad. The industrial style combined with the REALLY nice latches give a little separation from what’s out there at this price point. The doors are very substantial and give you a sense of protection while on. You can remove the panels to open and lighten the door up, but I’ll never do that. I love the solid door best, remember?
Easy to install, the DV8 Rock Doors are the perfect trail door for the person that wants to run them for months at a time or the one who just likes to pop the doors on for an afternoon on the trail.
-Limit straps to prevent door from swinging too far open
-Fully plated design (more protection from brush and debris)
-Rattle preventing stopper integrated in to the design
-High quality latches
-Simple and easy to install
-Plates can be removed to paint
You can pick up your Rock Doors and check out the rest at the DV8 catalog at: https://dv8offroad.com/
The deadliest mass shooting in modern US history happened last night at the Route 91 Music Festival in Las Vegas. Fear tore through the crowd as people ran for their lives while a 64 year old man rained bullets down on the crowd from the 32nd floor window of his hotel room. In the end...over 50 dead, over 500 injured and the rest scared by the memory of this hoffific tragedy.
So what happened? What takes a person that starts off in the world as an innocent and pure new born child with nothing but goodness in their heart and turns them to the kind of monster that could do this? A guy with no past record of mental illness, not outrageous life of crime, rather just a guy that retired in Vegas because he liked gambling turned to the point of killing as many as possible before killing himself.
I couldnt begin to start pealing back the details of this guy or any other person that finds themself so desperate that their only answer becomes something like this. I can tell you this though...Without faith there is no hope, without hope, there is no greater meaning of life and without a greater meaning of life...a persons heart can easily become desperate, cold and hardened. Narcissism can easily become deeply routed and it becomes easy to want to hurt humanity rather than love them.
We are quickly becoming a divided nation without faith. Treading drangously close to race wars, civil unrest and ultimately a collapse. I can’t tell you what will drive a person to become a monster, but I can tell you that we are born to love God and love each other and if we would simply follow those two principles of life tragedies like last night in Vegas would no longer haunt the grieving hearts of the ones left standing.
What seems like years ago, and maybe it was, I came across the PERFECT mod. I remember thinking that I have owned a Jeep since the early 90s and finally someone has brilliantly developed a mirror replacement system that takes all the thinking out of the process without losing factory quality.
Yup I'm talking about Quadratec Mirror Movers. Maaaaann they have been awesome, but...that was a long time ago and it's now time for a change. Something fresh and new. Something stylish and built tough. I need to find something to replace my Mirror Movers without going backwards in form, fit and functionality and how in the world will I find such a spectacular replacement you ask?? Luckily for me this one is EASY!!!
A NEW SET OF QUADRATEC MIRROR MOVERS!!
The crew at Quadratec have figured out how to take the already great Mirror Movers and make them even better! The design is better, the mirror is better and guess what...this next gen set of Mirror Movers even work with power mirrors!
Honestly folks, in an industry full of products for just about everything, when you find a product that is so far above the pack you have toshare it with your friends right? Well this is definitely the product for me. I absolutely LOVE my next gen Quadratec Mirror Movers.
To pick up your new Mirror Movers or anything you need for your Jeep just go to: https://www.quadratec.com/
I know what you're thinking! Why the heck didn't that guy clean his Jeep before he installed that beautiful, new Made in the USA Tuffy Cubby Cover?? Look people...it's not my fault! I was like a kid on Christmas morning when the thing showed up at my house...I HAD TO INSTALL IT!! I mean really...I'm just a man!
Tuffy Security Products have been the go to for lock boxes, and secure storage solutions for a long, long time. I have had several Tuffy products through the years and I can think of a single time that I thought...hmm, this one isn't that great. This Cubby Cover is no different! So, let's talk this one through for a moment.
First...Jeep has designed a greatly place cubby to store some gear behind the rear seat of your Jeep. Personally, I like to keep my airlines, breaker bar, some tools to change the tire if needed and there's even room for my daily carry bag when I need to leave it in the Jeep for a bit. With that well placed, cool little cubby is a problem...there's no way to secure any of that stuff, so you might as well of not even teased us with it to begin with!
Wait, wait, wait...you can't start with "first" if there's no "second" right? SECOND...Tuffy clearly saw the need and potential then came up with the perfect answer to fix the problem.
This heavy duty LOCKING cubby cover replaces the factory cover. Constructed from 16 gauge and 1/8” thick welded steel, secure storage in the hidden floor compartment is finally possible. The Pry-Guard locking system from Tuffy, along with 1/8” thick steel components and a welded continuous steel hinge provides a sturdier and more durable cubby compartment and deck surface for items placed on top.
• Pry-Guard locking system with 1/8" steel components and a 10-tumbler, double bitted security lock containing built in weather seals
• 1/8" thick welded steel mounting plate with all fastening hardware included
• Continuous welded steel hinge
• 1/8" steel mounting brackets with grade 8 fastening hardware
• Jack is also secured when cover is locked
• Durable powder coat finish
Honestly, the Tuffy JK Lockable Cubby Cover is such a useable, practical upgrade to add functionality and security to anything you can fit in that little cubby space. I have been looking for this solution for quite some time now and could not be happier with the result, AND...it's less than $170 bucks!!
Check out the Cubby Cover and the rest of the Tuffy Security Products line up at: https://www.tuffyproducts.com/
There are two things in this world that never stop amazing me. The first are the stupid things mankind does to screw our lives up. I mean seriously...life isn't that difficult. Things are better when we are kind. Things are better when we are selfless. Things are better when we love. Who doesn't know that, right?? None the less, we still do the exact opposite of those things, and we do them often.
Anyway, the second...a beautiful sunset. It doesn't matter where I am, what I'm doing or what kind of mood I'm in,. A beautiful sunset will always amaze me. I will always find a humbling perspective and I will always appreciate the significance of God....Every time!
Maybe we should make a rule...everybody stops and appreciates the sun setting at least 5 times a week! Sounds great right?? I bet if we all did that, that first thing that amazes me would work itself out waaaaayy more often than not.
If I had a nickel for every time I dropped food because I sat it on the bumper or balanced it on the lip of the Jeep I could of paid for this AWESOME NEW TAILGATE TABLE!! Ok, ok, maybe I'm late to the party on this one, but I've always wanted one and once I started leading trail runs with lunch included...it became a necessity fast!
This one is brought to you by two of my favorites in the industry. TearFlex and Vector OffRoad. It's all aluminum and comes with stainless steel hardware. The install is easy, and the table can handle anything from a lunch plate to a big fat watermelon easy! It's actually rated for an equally distributed 75 pounds, which is way to much weight in food. So if you're maxing this table out...maybe it's time to slow down a bit...just sayin.
Aside from noticing how beat up my tailgate is...check that table out! You can expect a polyethylene cutting board, a bottle opener and trash bag hooks (that means don't don't leave your trash behind folks) The slotted design allows you to attach all sorts of stuff to the underside of the table and it costs just under $250 bucks...money well spent might I add.
'Pick your MP Table by TeraFlex up at: https://teraflex.com/shop_items/528ffa7fead962f416e72f74 and there's even an install video to make it painless to install below.