December 15, 2018

Trail Tire Repair

I’ve had a few run-ins with tire problems this year, I thought I’d make a video to show folks how easy it is to unseat and re-seat your tire with a hi-lift jack and OBA.

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I’ve been putting some work into my Youtube channel.  Please check it out!  I’ve put together a channel intro video, I hope you enjoy it.  


In with the new!

Every so often, a site just needs a new fresh look.  This time around I’ve migrated to a new platform that will hopefully let me do more with the site without the heavy lifting that I was doing on the old platform.  Now the site’s running on a newer more widely used CMS, WordPress.  WordPress […]


What is your Jeep?

Have you ever had this conversation with another Jeep owner?  You’ve both already made the excellent decision to purchase a Jeep.  Maybe it’s a Wrangler, maybe it’s an old Cherokee, or maybe you’re more for the luxury of a Grand.  Everyone has their own tastes, everyone has their own opinion of what a “real jeep” […]


Where once there was DIYJ, there is now a void.

Well, after much internal debate, I decided to part off and sell DIYJ.  It had sat for so long and I was making little to no proress on it.  The expense of doing what I really wanted to do with it was daunting to say the least.  Building a YJ when I have two kids […]


DIYJ Update

I finally had a chance to get some work done on DIYJ.  Finally I have the tub off of the frame.  After quite some time, I figured out the right combination of straps, and ratchets, and whatever to get the tub off.    I have 3 ratchet straps, two at the corners of the front […]


Hacking the Jeep Cherokee, and what it means for you.

By now, maybe you’ve heard about this pair of security researchers who remotely exploited a new Jeep Cherokee, to make it do very unsafe things for a wired magazine article. I felt compelled to write a follow-up article.  Some of you may know, I work in IT.  I have an interest in IT security, because […]


Flex is sexy, but only gets you so far.

Have you ever come across one of those gym fanatics?  The muscle bound dude who looks like he could pick up a car, but cant turn a wrench if his life depends on it?  Or the super-hot gym bunny who is a shallow as a kiddie pool?  Both fine specimins of the human form, both […]


I once knew a man named Pete Trasborg.

In 2002, a group of us from Jeepaholics Anonymous planned our first ever trip out to Paragon Adventure Park here in PA. On that trip I made some friends that have stood the test of time. One of those friends was Pete Trasborg. Then just a guy, a few years older than me, from NJ. […]


News from Fiat regarding the 2017 Wrangler re-design.

Auto News reported yesterday on the 2017 Wrangler re-design.  The article says it all, but I wanted to throw a few opinions out there. First, it’s awesome that they decided to stick with the solid axles.  They also comment that the fold-down windshield will go away, which is unfortunate, but seriously, how many people still […]