Last edited by James Pierce; 05-07-2012 at 04:24 PM.
Did a little back to school shopping before Brandy returns to work on Wednesday. Never know what obstacle you might come up against during a 2 mile commute.
34" Goodyear MTs
AEV Heat Reduction Hood
AEV Rear Bumper
AEV Front Skid
Brandy likes the "Shiny" wheels (LOL) so the white steel wheels and KM2's went upstairs on a pallet until our next overlanding trip. This gives me an excuse to test out the Goodyear MTs and compare them to the KM2's. So far they are considerably quieter, however they are new. Time will tell.
Last edited by James Pierce; 07-31-2012 at 02:42 AM.
From what I've heard, the Goodyear MTR Kevlars don't have long tread life. They are a nice tire though.
03 TJ with lots of mods
James, I'm thinking you might have a Jeep Twin! I'm liking everything you've done!
The mtr holds up pretty well. I have 20k on mine and easily going to get another 10 out of them. I do put the spare into rotation and rotate every time I change the oil.
With close to 25k on the JK now we have had zero issues with the jeep or mods thus far. (Knock on wood). We really do like the 2012.
For me overlanding is simply a means to experience the beauty God created. You miss so much when your limited to scenic overlooks.
I recently returned from a 2500 mile trip to Moab with 150 miles being offroad in and around Canyonlands National Park. I had to cut my trip short due to work. Wish I could have gone the full 450 miles with the rest of the group. The AEV lift performed admirably. No rattles or squeaks on very rough roads and it does not sag much when Pepe is connected.
West Texas Sunset
Gateway to Moab
Kicking Up Dust
The Road Less Traveled
Colorado River and La Sal Mountains
Gateway to Moab
Gateway to Moab
Last edited by James Pierce; 05-09-2013 at 03:45 PM.
Last minute mods before a trip seem to be the story of my life. Not only do I spend long hours at work preparing to be absent for several days, I spend long hours under the trucks trying to finish up something I've put off for months. The night before our annual K Trail trip in february I worked until 2 in the morning finishing a complete rebuild of the axels in our D90. Moab wasn't any different. At first I was driving, then flying, then driving, flying, driving... at the last min plans changed and I wound up needing to drive which left a few loose ends to tie up before I left.
ARB diff covers and Lube Lockers. I chose the ARB covers for their; incredible strength, excellent design, built in dip stick, and top notch quality. They're not simply a pice of broke plate welded to a flange like others on the market. Made from nodular iron and CNC machined these things are nice. The Lube Locker eases installation and makes future access a breeze.
First order of business was to drain the diffs.
I chose to polish the casting on both the differential and cover to remove the tooling marks and provide a smooth surface for the Lube Locker to seal.
A little bit thicker
Last edited by James Pierce; 05-13-2013 at 02:57 AM.
Yup. Pretty much love everything about your Jeep, including the adventures.
USAF Retired, 2013 JKU Rubicon