Driving & Recovery Techniques

Guide To Gearing Up For Offroad

From Basic Equipment to Well Equipped. The following links take you down to Checklists below.The Basic ListSafety and SurvivalBeyond the Basic Offroad ChecklistVehicle Recovery ItemsTools ChecklistVersatile ItemsFor the VehicleFor the Serious OffroaderBasic Camping / Extended […]

Jeep CJ-7 Axle Swap Custom Front Spring Hangers
Project Jeep CJ-7

Front Spring Hangers

Project Jeep CJ-7   Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameNew Custom Fabricated HangersFront Springs – Front HangersThe front hangers were a little easier to design than the rear hangers.  Mainly because they […]

Jeep CJ-7 Axle Swap Custom Front Spring Hangers
Project Jeep CJ-7

Painting the Hangers

Project Jeep CJ-7   Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameFabricated Leaf Spring HangersInstalling the Front Leaf Springs HangersBelow is the whole set of hangers.  Gussets have been welded in and all the holes […]

Project CJ-7 Swaybar
Project Jeep CJ-7

Swaybar Modification

Project Jeep CJ-7Swaybar ModsStock Jeep Swaybar & Scout Dana 44 Front Axle When using an uncut Scout Dana 44 front axle, a few issues for adapting the axle to the CJ frame came up.  One was […]

Jeep CJ-7 Detroit Locker Install
Project Jeep CJ-7

Detroit Locker Install

Powertrax No-Slip Traction SystemInstallation … or so we thought… make that …Detroit Locker InstallationOccasionally you set out to do a project and things don’t always go as you planned.  This was one of those such […]

Jeep CJ-7 Making lifted shackles
Project Jeep CJ-7

Making Lifted Shackles

Project Jeep CJ-7 – SuspensionMaking Shackles Turning a Mistake into New Tools!  Shackles are one of those simple leaf sprung suspension components that can easily be upgraded to do a couple of things for a leaf […]

Jeep CJ-7 AGR Steering Pump and Gear
Project Jeep CJ-7

AGR High Performance Pump Install

Project Jeep CJ-7 Installation:AGR Saginaw Power Steering Gear AGR High Performance PumpThis documentation is meant to assist you in your installation and provide a few recommendations.  Be sure to READ and FOLLOW the manufacturer’s installation […]

Jeep CJ-7 AGR Steering Pump and Gear Install
Project Jeep CJ-7

AGR Power Steering Gearbox Install

Project Jeep CJ-7 Installation:AGR Saginaw Power Steering Gear AGR High Performance Pump This documentation is meant to assist you in your installation and provide a few recommendations.  Be sure to READ and FOLLOW the manufacturer’s installation guide […]

Jeep CJ-7 Dana 44 Axle Swap Prep
Project Jeep CJ-7

Axle Preparation

Project Jeep CJ-7Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swapped onto a CJ-7Power WashThanks to Chris McKeon for lending me his Honda Power Washer a second time to wash the axles (first time was to wash the […]

Jeep CJ-7 BDS Suspension Install
Project Jeep CJ-7

BDS Suspension Lift

Project Jeep CJ-7   3 1/2″ BDS Suspension LiftAfter the Leaf Spring Mounting system was fabricated and installed, the next step was to install the new BDS 3.5″ Suspension, Jeep Wrangler YJ Leaf Springs.  Wrangler YJ […]

Castor Correctors
Project Jeep CJ-7

Castor Correction

Project CJ-7 ~ Scout II Dana 44 Axles Swap onto a CJ-7 FrameCastor Adjustment OptionsThis option will not correct ZERO degree castor but will help fine tune castor and correct minor Camber problems as well.With […]

Knowing the Terrain of Offroad Driving
Driving & Recovery Techniques

Knowing the Terrain

Most offroad driving is a matter of common sense and, often, seat of the pants intuition. The first rule is never to drive faster than is absolutely necessary, and to take obstacles at a slow […]

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