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Recommended Lift Options for the JK

Leveling Kits (1" to 2") Teraflex 2" Leveling Kit @ $182.  Includes 2" front spacers and 1" rear.  Provides clearance for 33" tires and removes the downward rake of the stock front suspension.  The disadvantages of this kit are a.) no increase in suspension travel/articulation, and b.) reliance on the OEM springs, which are known to sag as weight is added (i.e., armor, winch).      Entry Level 2.5" Lift (fits 33-35" tires) Metalcloak 2.5" True Dual Rate Lift Kit with Fox

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NJDEP and ReserveAmerica Is Worse Than Hemorrhoids.

WTF is wrong with the morons that run the NJ DEP. You know, the asshats that run the NJ State Parks and Forests. It used to be a simple thing. I called up the Atsion ranger station, told them when I wanted to come and how many, and gave them my credit card. In exchange they mailed me a receipt. If I wanted to bring bandit they took care of that on the phone. And if I wanted to reserve more than one site it was never a problem. Now reservations have to go through ReserveAmerica.

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Jeep dealers voiding warranties and the Magnusson-Moss Act

Although I'm not an attorney, I've done quite a bit of research on this topic and have discussed it with past/present lawyers and management-level dealer service people. So what follows is not legal advice but is my best ability and documenting what I believe to be true. This is a living document, last edited 26APR15, and will be updated as I learn new information. There are many stories here and on other sites across the Internet about Chrysler/Jeep dealers voiding the warranties on their

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About Wheels

How many of us have gone shopping for wheels and had a hard time understanding what, exactly, we need or why one is better than another? First, let's talk about dimensions. Here's a picture for reference: Bolt Pattern: Either it's right or it's not. Stock '07 Wrangler and '99+ Grand Cherokee use 5-on-5 spacing, which means 5 bolts in a 5" diameter. Earlier model Wranglers and Grand Cherokees, and all Cherokee Sports (except full-size) use 5-on-4.5. You can use adapters to c

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Things I Love About Working From Home

Top 20 things I love about working from home: Bed to Office in 60 seconds. No shaving. Showers optional. Don't even have to change out of my PJ's. Zero commuting costs. Comfy chair. I get to set the thermostat however I like it at the moment Smoke at my desk when I want Play music as loud as I like, without headphones Quiet when I want it (see above) Never a line for the coffee machine, and it tastes better, too! Cheap lunch, no driving required, and lower c

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25 Must-Have Mods & Accessories for Under $100

[Updated 03-11-2019] Inspired by a recent DOR thread, I decided to create a blog of Bump's 25 Must-Have Mods for under $100. Safety and Convenience 1. FIRST AID KIT Driving off-road or on-road, accidents can and do happen and, because we tend to take our Jeeps places where first aid response might be delayed, it is important to have some basic first aid supplies and training to deal with injuries more severe than a routine cut or scratch. The first and foremost mod is one to

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Lenses worth looking at for Photo Buff's

First up: the Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM for $349. Very good reviews both on dpreview.com and bhphoto.com. Supposedly sharper, smoother and faster to focus than the Canon 18-200 and Tamron 18-270. Better than the kit lenses bundled with most Canon Rebels and more convenient to carry. If I had the camera body I want in-hand, this lens would be in the mail to me tomorrow. Second: Rokinon 500mm f/6.3 for $148 (eBay). That's right, 500mm for under $150! This is a compac

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The Cove Campground, A.K.A. Big Dogs

Over 100 trails 6,000 Acres of heavily wooded land 4 large mountains 3 large lakes Dozens of rock creaks Hundreds of huge boulders Boating Canoeing Firing Range Hundreds of campsites for RV's and tents, and several cabins, lodges and shelters to rent. All nestled in the Appalachian Mountains on the border of Virginia and West Virginia. The Cove is as awesome as it gets on the East Coast. I head up Thursday morning to meet-up with the North Jersey Jeep Club for this fou

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Eureka Mountain Pass 3XTE (another tent review)

When I started camping more frequently I decided that a tiny, wasn't big enough for my needs. Sure, if I was camping alone it was a good size. But usually I had one of the kids and Bandit, my dog, with me. Bandit was not happy sleeping outside the tent, and with two people inside there was no room for gear. So I started my search for a larger tent, but still wanted something that wouldn't take up a lot of space inside the Jeep. I started off with an open mind. My criteria were: Smal

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Coleman Xtreme 70-quart, 5-day Ice Chest

The Coleman Xtreme 70-quart, 5-day Ice Chest totally rocks! Coleman Xtreme coolers have compared favorably to $200+ marine coolers, according to Practical Sailor Magazine. I was intrigued because my Rubbermaid 75-quart, 5-day cooler sucked in terms of size and insulation. So after my Engel 12V refrigerator/freezer died, I decided to pick up the Coleman Xtreme when I saw it at Walmart for under $40. The first thing I noticed is that it was much more compact than the Rubbermaid 75 quart

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Eureka Backcountry 2 Tent

I have a Eureka Backcountry 2 tent that I first purchased in 1994 or 1995 that I still use to this date. I first bought it because it was the smallest and one of the lightest packed size/weight tent on the market. There's some small holes in the rain fly from my son setting-it up too close to the campfire, and I've resealed the seams several times. But it continues to provide a dry and comfortable place to sleep even in stormy and cold weather. If you are comfort-driven this is not the tent

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