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Project Jeep CJ-7

Written by on January 9, 2017 in Project Jeep CJ-7 with 1 Comment
Project Jeep CJ-7

A number of years ago, I got the Jeep bug.  I even know when and where it was when it hit me.  I was setting up to build something for the offroad, maybe a Toyota FJ-40 or an early Toyota pickup with a solid front axle, when one trip with a large group of Jeeps […]

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Review: Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier Sport Package

Written by on June 20, 2016 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 3 Comments
Review: Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier Sport Package

Maximus-3 Build Package Thoughts and Analysis. When we lifted Project Rubicon X and installed a full set of 35″ Mickey Thompson MTZ P3’s we had to do something about accommodating the new 35″ spare tire. There was no way we were going to trust our stock tire carrier with an extension when the weight of […]

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How to Install the Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier

Written by on March 30, 2016 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 1 Comment
How to Install the Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier

In this article, we will be replacing our factory Rubicon X spare tire carrier with the Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier Sport Package. The Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier Sport Package, Model: 0400-0300TC-SP, includes the following main components: Tire Carrier Adjustable Tire Mount Center Accessories Mast/Stem CHM (Center High Mount) 3rd Brake Light Additional components […]

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Maximus-3 Backup LED Light Install and Review

Written by on February 28, 2016 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Maximus-3 Backup LED Light Install and Review

Allow me to shed some light. A lot of decisions are based on past experience. This install starts with one of those experiences from probably 15+ years ago. That night on the trails was overcast, dark and chilly with no stars, no moon to help us see. Our destination was a small dead end clearing […]

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Upgrading to the Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier Sport Package

Written by on February 15, 2016 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Upgrading to the Maximus-3 JK Modular Tire Carrier Sport Package

Bigger is Better! Tire upgrades, it’s the most common modifications Jeep JK owners do and rightly so. New tires and rims can completely change the look and offroad performance of the Jeep JK for the better. The offroad tire market is a literal candy store of aftermarket performance tires with hundreds of great options to […]

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Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation – Bumper Removal

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 1 Comment
Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation – Bumper Removal

Bumper Removal, Prep for Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation In this article, we remove the factory Rubicon X bumper and prepare the frame for the Maximus-3 Winch Mount. Project Rubicon X is about to get a face lift. After a full inventory of our parts and gathering the tools we would require, it was time to […]

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Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Maximus-3 Winch Mount Installation

In this segment we install the Maximus-3 Winch Mount. With the frame prep work completed, we were about to install new parts! The Winch Mount is a solid, heavy plate with impressive precision laser cutting and welding, and a factory matched powder coating finish making up the 14 pounds of steel. The Winch Mount fit […]

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Warn 9500i Winch Installation on Maximus-3 Winch Mount

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Warn 9500i Winch Installation on Maximus-3 Winch Mount

First and foremost, this page details some steps to get our Warn HS9500i to fit onto our Rubicon X. Most winches are not as large or as wide as the Warn HS9500i. Your best bet is to contact Maximus-3, tell them what winch you have or plan to buy, and let them help you. We […]

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Maximus-3 D-Ring Loops Install

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 1 Comment
Maximus-3 D-Ring Loops Install

As we said in the intro, having D-Rings in addition to the factory hooks are definitely a big plus. Two additional closed loop attach points means that we have options. Whether we are pulling someone else, pulling ourselves or being pulled, we never know what the situation is going to be and multiple tow secure […]

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Maximus-3 Hook Anchor & Hawse Fairlead Install

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Maximus-3 Hook Anchor & Hawse Fairlead Install

It was now time to install the Maximus-3 Hook Anchor & our Rubicon Express Billet Aluminum Hawse Fairlead. Because our winch installation is centered, we will want our Hawse Fairlead to be centered also. The factory cutout on the Mopar bumper is off-centered so we will have to do a little cutting to correct the […]

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Reinstall Bumper & Maximus-3 Hoop Bar

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Reinstall Bumper & Maximus-3 Hoop Bar

Home stretch of the project! Only a few more steps and we’ll be looking at the completed makeover of our Rubicon X front end! We still have yet to install the Maximus-3 Auxiliary Light Brackets, Hoop/Stinger Reinforcement Brackets, mount the bumper, reconnect the factory fog lights and reinstall the factory skid plate. And of course […]

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Review: Maximus-3 Classic Hoop, Winch Mount, D-Ring Loops, Hook Anchor & Light Brackets – Rubicon X/10A/Hard Rock

Written by on September 27, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 4 Comments
Review: Maximus-3 Classic Hoop, Winch Mount, D-Ring Loops, Hook Anchor & Light Brackets – Rubicon X/10A/Hard Rock

Maximus-3 Build Package Thoughts and Analysis. The Rubicon 10th Anniversary, X and Hard Rock packages take the Wrangler’s appearance to a whole new level of sophistication and offroad prowess with the MOPAR Rubicon Front and Rear Off-Road Bumpers and the Power Dome Hood. However as most Jeep owners can attest, the stock Jeep, even in […]

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Installed on Project Rubicon X: Maximus-3 Winch Mount, Bumper Hoop, Hook Anchors & D-Ring Loops

Written by on September 26, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 6 Comments
Installed on Project Rubicon X: Maximus-3 Winch Mount, Bumper Hoop, Hook Anchors & D-Ring Loops

Installation and Review of the Maximus-3 Winch Mount, Bumper Hoop, Hook Anchors & D-Ring Loops The Mopar designed Rubicon X front bumper is a great foundation for a superb, strong and utilitarian styled factory front end.  As part of only a few Limited Addition packages from Jeep over the past three years, it’s a sharp upgrade over standard […]

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Project Jeep Rubicon X

Written by on September 25, 2015 in Project Jeep JK Rubicon X with 0 Comments
Project Jeep Rubicon X

Project Build of a Rubicon X Unlimited There’s no denying that the Jeep Rubicon is one of the most capable production vehicles ever to roll off the assembly line.  Powered by the 285-horsepower producing Pentastar V6, the Rubicon is equipped with an impressive list of offroad engineering including: the Rock-Trac® transfer case with a 4:1 […]

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20th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show Photos

Written by on July 23, 2015 in Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
20th Annual All Breeds Jeep Show Photos

 On the next three pages you’ll find hundreds of photos from the 2015 All Breeds Jeep Show! The All Breeds Jeep Show, presented by PA Jeeps and held July 18 & 19th 2015 was bigger and better than ever. The event included hundreds of show Jeeps, a dirt and rock driving course, competitions and challenges, […]

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Jeeps Storm the York Fairgrounds

Written by on July 20, 2015 in Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
Jeeps Storm the York Fairgrounds

The threat of storms passing through the York area didn’t seem deter anyone from arriving early day-1 of the show.  We pulled into the fairgrounds early Saturday morning amazed at how many Jeeps already occupied the entire arena.  This show was gearing up to be larger than any of the previous All Breeds shows we […]

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It’s OFFICIAL: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Reclaims Guinness World Record

Written by on July 17, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
It’s OFFICIAL: Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival Reclaims Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records announced today, July 17, 2015, that the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival had officially reclaimed the Guinness World Record for the Largest Parade of Jeeps.     Back on June 12, 2015 the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, organized by the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, successfully assembled and herded 2,420 Jeep enthusiasts through the town […]

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Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2015

Written by on June 21, 2015 in Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 2015

 The fifth annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival was one for the record books with record attendance, record vendor turnout, record numbers of Jeeps in every event and even an official  Guinness World Record for the most number of Jeeps in a single parade.  The Festival, celebrating the 75th anniversary the Bantam Reconnaissance Car (BRC) otherwise […]

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1971 Hurst Jeep Jeepster Commando

Written by on June 21, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog with 0 Comments
1971 Hurst Jeep Jeepster Commando

  Check out this super clean extremely rare 1971 Jeep Hurst Jeepster Commando.  Owned and resurrected by Lee Tidwell out of Maryland Lee spent the good part of 4 years meticulously restoring this special Hurst addition vintage Jeep.  Originally equipped with the Dauntless 225 V6 this Jeepster was one of only 100 original Jeepster to […]

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Butler Jeep Invasion 2015

Written by on June 15, 2015 in Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
Butler Jeep Invasion 2015

Immediately following the Guinness World Record shattering Jeep Parade came the Butler Jeep Invasion of Downtown Butler PA.  After a world record breaking 2420 Jeeps paraded through downtown Butler, Jeeps began parking along the stretch of N. Main Street.  By the time the Invasion had settled in there were well over a thousand Jeeps lining both […]

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