- Teraflex 3t
- 33×12.5×15 BFG MT
- Lockrite in the front
Anyone who has spent a weekend on the trail knows come Monday your seats are in a need of some good cleaning. Jeeps are open to the elements quite a bit more than your average vehicle, then again they go places your average vehicle doesn’t.The great thing about seat covers is you can play all weekend long and then Monday pull them off and go to work
In my mind one of the most likest parts to dent on your Jeep is your gas tank. The tank skid on early Tjs is nothing more than a tin plate to hold the tank in place. (The tank was improved in later years but still isn’t great)
Why do I need a skid my gas tank is plastic? Well you can puncture plastic too and over time all that thumbing and dragging over rocks is going to take its toll. Your fuel pump is inside the tank, you don’t really want to hit that to many times. I know from experience!
My Jeep originally came with a factory hardtop but no soft top. I had seen the California Tops Pickup Top on a few forums and feel in love with with. Its not for everyone because it disables the use of the back seats but for me without any kids it makes sense.
Installed: April 2001
Written: Spring 2002
Updated: April 2010
To lift a Tj there are so many options and so many different combinations but I’ll try and put them into 4 main categories
– Spacer lifts
This is when you simply put a spacer between the coil and the coil mount. Kits come normally from .75 inch to 2 inch. You can get away with running factory shocks but you will not flex well.
One vulnerable spot on a Tj is the steering box. It is easy to damage and leave you stranded with a big dent in the pocket book. The box hangs just below the bumper and is prone to getting dented or cracked.
It is also a very cheap insurance at under $75 dollars and only takes under an hour to install.
I did this install for several reasons but the main one was to get rid of the stock air box so I could make room for an on-board air system. I also installed the filter because it is possible to dunk the air box while leaning the jeep on its right side into a stream or river. With the filter in the middle of the Jeep you need to be in really deep before having the filter submerged. Continue reading
Quick Disconnects are a personal preference and there are several different ways of doing them.
Having a CB when going on a trail run is not mandatory (however some events require it) but it is a nice item to have item.
My first time off-road I didn’t have a CB and every time we slowed down or stopped on the trail I didn’t know why. I was always getting out of the Jeep to walk ahead and ask but then the pack would start moving again and I’d get caught running back to my rig. CBs are also useful for the jeep in the lead to call back trail conditions or warnings. Continue reading