JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
The Jeep industry is full of product and a lot of them are pretty darn nice, but none do it quite like TeraFlex now do they? TeraFlex has been my favorite brand for years now and their balance of great product, great people and the "lifestyle" culture they have create around the brand keep them at the top. (I also love the fact that they have managed to stay family owned in a culture of small business being bought up left and right by some of the bigger corporations out there).
Well the Epic Front Bumper by TeraFlex is a great example of just how good they are over there. Every angle offers a sexy look to it and the build quality is second to none.
TeraFlex keeps their bumper family a short list. Enter the line up with the Explorer (great bumper too) and wrap-up the line with the perfectly designed and built Epic. Here are some details...
-1.75" mandrel bent hoop with laser cut gussets
-Hoop adds extra brush guard protection
-Recessed mounting allows more grill space for taller winches and increased radiator air flow
-Winch mount integrated into bumper design
-Fits all major winch models w/ center bolt pattern including larger Warn Powerplant
-Separate Epic Bumper (4653100) available for offset drum winches like Warn Powerplant
-Steel w/ textured black powder coat finish
-Factory fog lights retain factory style and technology
-JKs 2012+ need vacuum pump relocation bracket (4403100)
-100% bolt-on install
-Lifetime defect warranty, 90 day powder coat warrant
-Cost - $1144.99
The crew that make up TeraFlex love what they do, they love the lifestyle that comes with it and they love their customers. It's pretty simple actually, If you're a Jeeper...TeraFlex has something for you.
Find the Epic and the rest of the TeraFlex catalog at: www.TeraFlex.com
There is always a struggle for space when you combine camping and a Jeep. I mean, look...I drive a JKU without back seats and I still find myself wishing I had a little more space for my stuff on a long trip. Well, at least I used to anyway.
Vector OffRoad, yup...the guys that came up with that awesome dock that sits above the dashboard, put together a solid tray that feels strong, installs easy and almost doubles the amount of cargo space in the rear of your Jeep.
The JK Highland Platform is probably the most well made storage tray I've seen so far. It looks great, feels quality and works like a champ! Check out some of the details...
If you're like a lot of us and need more space in your Jeep, you won't go wrong with the Vector OffRoad JK Highland Platform. From a long trip of exploration to a quick trip to Sprouts to restock the frig, the JK Highland Platform comes in pretty handy!
You can find more on the JK Highland Platform and all of Vector OffRoad at: www.VectorOffRoad.com
One of the places I have always wanted to see is Tillamook the wet, muddy trails opening up to beautiful Pacific Ocean seem right up my alley. Fortunately, I at least get to once again live vicariously through the crew at TeraFlex...because they go to all to cool spots. Check out TeraFlex at the 2017 Jeep Jamboree...Tillamook Edition!
Recently I made a switch from a long time favorite to something brand new from Yokohama Tires. Sure I was a little hesitant, but I've heard nothing but good things about the Geolandar M/T G003 and come on…just look at them!
So…on they went and off I went. Gold Mountain is the testing ground for these babies. The day couldn't be more perfect. 80 degrees, sunny with a light breeze, and the best part…not a single person but us on the trail.
The Yoko Geolandar is a new design that doesn't just look aggressive, but has the engineering behind it to compete with the best out there in the class. Long life, super durable, grips better than any I've tried before and on pavement they are pretty quiet.
Once on the trail I immediately noticed the traction. I was gripping everything and the ride was nice a comfortable. The first obstacle was a small rock shelf and after watching the first guy up I was a definitely curious on how my Jeep would do with out lockers. As you can guess the Geolandar climbed like a champ. The footprint was definitely the difference.
After another little climb we came across a rock garden and this round was more about the comfort the the technical ability. Rock after rock was smooth. Plenty of grip and again the footprint created by the tire was amazing. I've had washboard fire roads that felt worse running other tires.
By the end of the trail I was all in with Yokohama Tires and the Geolandar M/T might just be the perfect everyday tire option for any Jeep! If 6 months from now these tires are treating me like they did the day I ran Gold Mountain...I believe Yokohama just found another customer for life.
Check out the Geolandar M/T and the rest of the Yoko line up at: https://www.yokohamatire.com/
The older I get the more people I see come and go in my life. It seems like more and more the theme of humanity is “me, me, me”. Loyalty stops when self interest starts and when we focus on making the things “we deserve” our priority we often lose ourselves and drift away from the ones we should be drifting towards. Yup, good people are hard to find and that means when you're lucky enough to find some…stick with them.
Jeepers have a hand up on the rest of the world in this department. Jeep owners are generally good hearted, fun loving, regular people from all walks of life that love to share their love for Jeeps, nature and a good time.
Jeepers tend to love community. We love helping, we love purpose we love having the opportunity to leave things and people better off than when we found them. I'm not sure if good people love Jeeps or owning a Jeep somehow feeds our often hidden desire to be good people, honestly…it's probably both, but I know I love being one and I know love hanging out with them!
For years the explorer has been left duct tapping and zip tying their way through equipping their Jeep for the next great adventure. Sure, we could of picked up a few extra OT shifts, stop paying the kids an allowance and made our spouse's get a second job to buy one that was already built, but it just not the same. Besides, that would of taken away from the fun of allowing your creativity to come to life through some almost quality, definitely mediocre craftsmanship right there in your very own driveway!
It's no secret that I am a big fan of TeraFlex, in fact...I spend plenty of time daydreaming of being able to slap on a set of their axles, but I digress. My point is TeraFlex's face man, Dennis Wood has built an Overlander that competes with the best of them AND...most of the upgrading can be done right there at home!
If you're building, thinking of building, upgrading your existing, daydreaming of upgrading your existing, or just love you some beautiful Jeep eye candy companioned by the smooth, silky voice of none other than Dennis Wood himself...you have to watch this step by step overlander build list video.
Here's a news flash...it is way cheaper to replace your seats than buy a new Jeep annny day!
I recently picked up a 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ for 4800 bucks. The goal is to show that anyone, with a little effort can build out a perfect capable, super fun Jeep for,less than 12k. (If you've looked at new Jeeps lately, you understand why). I'm talking the whole 9 years too. Bumpers, wheels, tires, suspension, new SuperTop, new door uppers, rotors and breaks, radiator, new exhaust and OF COURSE...NEW BESTOP TRAIL MAX 2 SEATS!
I have researched and researched on;y to research again and when it comes to not only tops...Bestop is the brand to turn to when looking to replace your seats! The Trail Max 2 replacement seats are about the best in the industry. You will find less expensive options out there, but I know for me, I wanted something that is durable, comfortable, will last a lifetime and look absolutely fantastic! I have never been disappointed with a Bestop product before, and off of first impressions I will be loving these seats for a long time to come.
Weather Proof, cloth inserted, and the perfect incline the Trail Max 2 seat replacements comfortably ready to tackle the trail. The front seats are about $370 and the rear seat will cost you just under $320 bucks. That said, you throw in a Newark Custom Autoparts carpet kit and for under 2k you have an interior that will take you back to the show room floor!
You can pick up your new Bestop Seats at http://www.jcwhitney.com/ and can find the entire Bestop catalog at: https://www.bestop.com/
you want tomup your Jeep game...a new interiors will definitely do it!