Two weeks back we rolled into Barnwell Mountain Recreation Area in Gilmer, TX to do some wheeling with North Texas Jeep Club. We’ve been putting the Jeep through different scenarios to determine what type of driving and level of off-roading we want to do with it. At this point I have to admit my pride may have been a decisive factor in the upgrades we have the Jeep in the shop for right now. This post has moved to https://ourjeepadventures.com/barnwell-mountain-recreation-area-march-2020/
If you have a high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle, Big Bend’s primitive dirt roads provide many opportunities to get off the beaten path and explore the remote corners of this park. Some of these roads traverse bedrock and washes, making them extremely rough. A slow speed is mandatory for safe passage. Be prepared with plenty of water, a jack, and a good spare tire. On these isolated, infrequently patrolled backcountry roads, a disabled vehicle can become a life-threatening situation. Let’s take a closer look at Off-Roading in Big Bend National Park.
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Whether you’re looking to lift your Jeep to fit larger tires, for better off-road performance or to simply give it a more aggressive look, we have just the right kit for you. With a wide selection from simple poly spacer lift kits all the way up to complete suspension systems with all new control arms, spring, shocks, and all the brackets you need, there’s a kit for every budget. In this blog post, we’ll cover the most common types of Lift for Jeeps.
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While moving around our Jeep checking for mechanical issues we discovered a problem with the spark plug wires. We wanted to pull a plug and check the burn on a cylinder. Ray tried to pull the boot off and it ripped. When the boot ripped the wire came out of the boot as well. This forced us into changing the plugs and wires. This post has moved to https://ourjeepadventures.com/replacing-the-spark-plugs-and-wires-on-our-jeep-wrangler/
The Decision to Change Our Jeep Lift
As we adventure forth on our adventures in the Jeep we decided it was time to change the type of lift that is currently on our Jeep. When we purchased the Jeep it had a spacer lift on it. This is also sometimes referred to as a budget boost lift. It lifts the Jeep but doesn’t provide any extra suspension or flex capabilities. The spacer lift uses the stock coil springs that come with the vehicle. We were also concerned about how well those rubber spacers would hold up. Would they slowly collapse or dry out leaving us lower in some areas of the Jeep than others? Would they fall out under a heavy suspension flex situation? These were questions and concerns we had so the conclusion was to just replace them with a proper coil spring suspension lift. This post has moved to https://ourjeepadventures.com/changing-the-type-of-lift-on-our-jeep-wrangler/
Transfer Case Fluid Change
As we stated in a video a couple of weeks back there were going to be maintenance and repairs necessary to our Jeep. Last week I posted about having to repair leaks coming from the oil pan and critical collar. Once we repaired that issue we began maintenance on the Jeep starting with the transfer case.
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Since purchasing our Jeep Wrangler we have taken a couple of short drives. We kept our trips short because we wanted to find any issues that might begin to show from driving it. The Jeep is used with 137K miles and even though it had a certified CarFax report you never really know how well the previous owner took care of it. The first symptoms began showing after our short drive to Glen Rose, TX. This post has moved to https://ourjeepadventures.com/jeep-wrangler-oil-pan-seal-and-critical-collar-gasket-replacement/
Our first jeep event since buying our jeep, Woohoo!
Well, before I get too deep into the event I should mention that we found out about the event weeks before we had even bought the yellow Mudbug jeep. I saw the even posted by The North Texas Jeep club and mentioned it to Scott. Scott laughed and said we could go if we had a jeep by then. There went my chances of going or at least that’s what I thought. Just a few nights before the event we bought the jeep. Before I could say anything Scott said: “I guess now we’re going to jeep night”. This post has moved to https://ourjeepadventures.com/jeep-night-at-gas-monkey-bar-and-grill/
Last night we took the plunge and bought our Jeep for Mudbug Adventures. We bought a 2008 Jeep Wrangler X. We decided the easiest way to share all the details was in a video. You’ll also find more information below the video.
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I’ve gone back and forth on rather or not to share this with you all. I’m going to go ahead and put it up and trust that if people get brutal (yes, people can be pretty mean online) that I’ll be able to brush it off. Today, I’m going to address what can happen when you let self-doubt creep in and you don’t trust your motorcycle riding skills. [Read more…]