November 14, 2018

ProClip Tablet Mount in a 2005 LJ

In an increasingly connected world, some of us find it extremely useful to have a device at our fingertips while driving.  I’ll leave the opinions about whether you should or shouldn’t have access to your mobile device while behind the wheel for someone else to debate.  Responsible device usage while on the trail can be […]

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Dana 44 axle seals and bearings

The axle tube seals on my rear D44 were shot.  They’d been leaking slowly for quite some time.  Replacing them requires removing the bearings as well, so I had to get the bearing kits, and arrange some time with a buddy with a press.  What I didnt realize is that my bearings were SHOT!  SO […]

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J.T. Brooks Tire Deflators, vs my old generic deflators

Hey folks, we’re just past Christmas, and one of the few SWBCrawler related gifts I received (aside from a really nice set to ratcheting wrenches) was a set of the J.T. Brooks Pro tire deflators. Now, getting the air out of your tires seems easy enough right?  I did it manually for years, and then […]

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TJ Axle Shaft Replacement.

I’ve created a shop video on replacing a D30 (or 44) axle shaft replacement video, you can find it here:

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Mounting a CB in a TJ/LJ

  Like many TJ owners, I found the task of mounting my Cobra 18 WX-ST in my LJ a rather daunting task.  The Cobra 18 is a full size CB, not one of these thin units you can get today.  I’ve owned it for 20 years or so, and its a great unit.  It’s stood […]

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Currie Anti-Rock Flex Killer, Or Ultimate Stabilizer?

Of course your stock sway bar limits your suspensions travel, that’s it’s job.  So it’s only natural to do someting about that to get the most out of your rig off-road.  I’ve owned a few Jeeps, and never really got the point of the Anti-Rock.  Sure, it sounded convenient, no more crawling under my rig […]

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Jeep LJ Rear seat harness.

I’ve started down the path of adding a 3-point harness to the rear of the LJ.  I’ve started some rambling on the subect in another blog post.  My intention is to install the harness so that my 6 year old daughter can us it.  I don’t do any crazy wheeling with her in the Jeep, […]

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The Rock hard 4×4 TJ/LJ rear harness bar.

Just a quick one today.  I recently started looking into a rear harness solution.  Something I can use with the kids, and then adjust as they get taller.  There doesn’t seem to be a ton of information on the ‘net about this.  I can’t tell if this is because no one wheels with their kids, […]

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Epic shock install

So, after installing my cheap 1.75″ coil spacers, I needed shocks.  This is an 05 LJ for anyone trying to follow along. I’ve needed shocks for a while, and I suspected that the shocks on the LJ were actually original.  They were shot, I could feel it.  The rear of the Jeep would bounce 2-3 […]

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Currie antirock on stock TJ/LJ

When I bought my LJ this past December, it was almsot bone stock.  No evidence that it had been taken offroad, and only a few minor issues that needed to be fixed up. For a guy like me, it was the perfect used Jeep.  I had traded my 2013 JK that I thoroughly enjoyed, but […]

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