Tag: Jeep

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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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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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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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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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014 Photo Gallery

Written by on July 24, 2014 in Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014 Photo Gallery

2014 All Breeds Jeep Show Photos The following are some of the highlights from the show that caught our eye. Browse the pages of the photo album or view as a slide show.     [Show as slideshow] 12345►   PA Jeeps Inc. Contact Information PA Jeeps Inc. P.O. Box 212 Shrewsbury, PA. 17361-0212 events@pajeeps.org […]

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PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014

Written by on July 18, 2014 in Dusty Trails Blog, Jeep Shows with 0 Comments
PA Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 2014

If Jeeps, Jeeps and more Jeeps are your thing, you won’t want to miss this years All Breeds Jeep Show presented by PA Jeeps!  July 19th and 20th 2014 This year’s 19th annual event will be held at the York County Fairgrounds in York, PA on July 19th and 20th 2014.  As with years past, the Jeep Show […]

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