DAVE DOETSCH TO DEBUT “CRUSH RECOVERY” JEEP® AT OMIX/RUGGED RIDGE
OFF-ROAD SUCCESS CENTER DURING 2012 SEMA SHOW
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Built as the Ultimate Off-Road Vehicle
With Help from Rugged Ridge
Suwanee, GA (August 1, 2012) – OMIX-ADA, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced that famed Jeep builder Dave Doetsch will publicly unveil his latest project Crush Recovery at the OMIX/Rugged Ridge Off-Road Success Center at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Based on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, Crush Recovery is designed to be the ultimate off-road vehicle to recover 4x4s stuck in the toughest terrain. Doetsch outfitted the Jeep with more than 60 of the latest products from OMIX’s f
This project started last winter when I was asked by a friend why I never took the hardtop off of my jeep. I told him that it took three people to get it off and guaranteed that it would rain the next day. Now I have a hardtop, a soft top, and a Bimini top; plus hardtop and soft top doors. I realized that none of this is what I wanted. I wanted a lightweight top that would keep the rain off yet allow me to see through it as if I didn't have a top on at all.
So this is what we came up with: A lightweight, semi-transparent top that matches the factory front cap line to within a couple of thousandths. It weighs in at around 65 pounds, uses three stainless steel clamps to seal the front edge to the top of the factory windshield frame, a rear support brace attached to the factory roll ba
Nestled in the beautiful Rockies is a new start-up company aptly named Pikes Peak Trailers, complete with a stunning view of the Peak just feet away from the shop. Started by Dave and Jen Williams Pikes Peak Trailers solves the problem that most 4x4 and especially Jeep owners have, complete lack of cargo space. The first prototype which is featured in some photographs was built to provide cargo room on multiple cross country adventures done by the couple. After thousands of grueling highway and offroad miles friends and locals started inquiring about getting one made and the concept was born to create a company to offer them.
Dave contacted me several months ago with his product and I instantly liked it. As a CJ owner space on trail rides is a luxury I lack so having a light weight ca
The WTF-J's bare aluminum tub floor wasn't getting it anymore and needed something. I got an $800 quote from Line-X for lining the tub, but that was contingent on:
1. Stripping EVERYTHING out of the tub
2. Priming it with self-etching primer
3. Hauling it to their shop and leaving it 'til they got a round tuit
Since I was going to have to tape and mask the tub to spray the primer, it was time to look at DIY options.
YUKON ZIP LOCKER INSTALL
By Wayne Hartwig - www.alljeep.com
The Yukon Zip Locker is a new to the market air actuated locker and contains forged 4320 side gears. This locker is going into a Jeep Cherokee Dana 44 rear end. I’m going to cover everything from start to finish as well as go inside the locker to show you what they look like. I’m also going to be using my 2 car garage to show that with the proper tools, you can install this yourself. Everyone’s gotta learn at some time, right? And if you are one of those guys that working on his own rig is a requirement, then here you go! Of course, if you’re the other kind of guy that just doesn’t have the patience or correct tools, your local off-road shop can install them as well. While this is not difficult work, it does require some patie
This is a step by step with pictures on how to install the factory fog lights on a 2005-2009 Grand Cherokee (WK). The instructions from the factory are very vague and don't go into very good detail.
This will be a writeup on how to trim factory style flares or flares of similar material.I have 7 inch factory style flares.This will be the flares used in the writeup.
The flares are quite pliable and pretty easy to work with.If they were made of a harder material(cough!!Bushwacker!!)then this method will probably not work. Anyways,on to the the writeup.
My stepfather threw out my door panels!. Got itchy and decided to fabricate something. heres what i did.
Daimond Soft Anti-Fatigue Mat (Home Depot about $15 a sheet)
Small drill bit
Sheet metal shears or scissors
Self tapping metal screws
With the door off, if you can, lay the door on the ground and go ahead and start measuring, and marking off were you want to cut.
Trim the corners and cut the rectangle out for the door handle, I covered were the window/door controls were cuz mine have been relocated. Make sure to be presise because you will be using this as a template for the other door. This will make the process alot faster for the other door.
Now take your other sheet of Anti-Fatig