Tag: Featured

Maximus-3 Backup LED Light Install and Review

Written by on January 18, 2017 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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

20 Reasons Why Toyota Discontinued the FJ Cruiser

Written by on January 8, 2017 in Dusty Trails Blog, Reviews with 75 Comments
20 Reasons Why Toyota Discontinued the FJ Cruiser

2014 was the last production year of the FJ Cruiser.  Why?  Well lets talk about that…    Ask 100 non-FJ owners what they think of the FJ Cruiser and you can bet there will be more “Love it” or “Hate it” than answers of indifference.  Why? Probably because the FJ is so unique.  But narrow your survey […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival Smashes Jeep Parade World Record

Written by on June 14, 2015 in Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
Bantam Heritage Jeep Festival Smashes Jeep Parade World Record

Back in December 2014 the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival announced their plans to recapture the Guinness World Record for the largest parade of Jeeps during the Festival’s upcoming 2015 event.  The previous record of 1,846 was captured by the Jeep Beach USA at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida just a few short weeks […]

Continue Reading

Jeep Family Tree

Written by on June 4, 2015 in Technical & Info with 0 Comments
Jeep Family Tree

The family tree of Jeep is more complicated than you might think. With a history dating back to the beginning of World War II, many twists and turns have occurred during the evolution of the Jeep brand leading up to the Jeeps that we know today.  With a multitude of branches off from the recognizable […]

Continue Reading

1953 Willys 8×8 Custom Jeep Build

Written by on June 3, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog with 2 Comments
1953 Willys 8×8 Custom Jeep Build

Sometimes the creativity of certain people is astounding. Have a walk around look at this 1953 Jeep Willys Overland 8×8 that went up for sale several years ago. Custom fabricated by renouned fabricator Dick Cook out of California who worked with “Big Daddy Ross” back in the 1970’s, this Jeep was built from a total […]

Continue Reading

Bantam Jeep Festival Celebrates Bantam’s 75th Anniversary

Written by on May 14, 2015 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 1 Comment
Bantam Jeep Festival Celebrates Bantam’s 75th Anniversary

Over the weekend of June 12th through 14th, the town of Butler, Pennsylvania will host their fifth annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival. Expected to draw thousands of Jeep fans from all over the country, the festival features three days of Jeep related events, activities, displays and Show & Shine. For those who may not know, […]

Continue Reading

Top Trails in America – Rubicon Trail

Written by on December 18, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog with 1 Comment
Top Trails in America – Rubicon Trail

Rubicon Trail The Historic Rubicon Trail is a 22-mile long rock-crawling offroad adventure consisting of some of the most challenging and rugged 4-wheeling on the planet.  Expect long, intense days traversing  extremely difficult rocky terrain.   The Rubicon Trail is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California due west of Lake Tahoe and about 80 miles […]

Continue Reading

Budget Lighting Options for Daylight and Dollars Savings

Written by on December 3, 2014 in Cheap Tricks and Useful Tips with 0 Comments
Budget Lighting Options for Daylight and Dollars Savings

Daylight saving ended recently and with darkness reigning, it’s the perfect time of year to save significant scratch on lights for your rig. When you’re heading over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, the last thing you want to do is hit a patch of black ice or a deer. There are […]

Continue Reading

Top