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People who are new to Jeep trail riding often put themselves into dangerous situations because they don’t have the right equipment.  So below we are going to give you a list of things that are must haves if you are taking a solo trip or riding with some buds.  Keep in mind while trail riding is fun as all get out it is important to do it safely and sanely.

A few of the most important items seem like no-brainers, but you would be surprised at how non-prepared some people.  And even though we aren’t all boy scouts it is important to always be prepared.     Oddly enough , one of those things is a properly function parking brake.  This will help keep your Jeep stable while sitting on a steep incline or decline.  This is very important if you are riding with other Jeep lovers.

Other must have items include:  a tow strap that can handle at least 20,000 pounds, a jack that is big enough to change the tires of your beloved Jeep, recovery hooks or d-rings on both the front and back of your vehicle, a working fire extinguisher, first aid kit, a battery hold down, and (this may seem very obvious)  WORKING seat belts.

Seriously, working seat belts are very, very important.  In fact many of the Jeep owners who go trail riding a lot have harness belts installed.  This is even more important if you ride around in a Jeep without doors or tops.

Other things that are important, but not required include a CB radio, emergency contact information in a place where it can easily be seen, and a small first aid kit.   The CB radio is important if you are going out on a solo excursion because many of the best trails don’t get cell service.  This will give you something to communicate with in case you have a breakdown or get stuck.    CBs are also great if you join a local Jeep group because this way you can all communicate while deep in the heart of nowhere.

It is also recommended that you only go deep trail riding if you have a 4×4 Jeep.  While it is tempting to go out with a 2×4 it really is not all that safe.  We all want to view our beloved Jeep as the toughest, coolest thing on the planet, but the fact is that 2x4s are not meant for serious trail riding.

Now that you have your list and checked it twice it is time to equip your Jeep and find a local group to go riding with.

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Jeep (Collector's Library)

Most people in today’s world think that Jeeps started out a mass produced consumer-aimed passenger vehicle, but the truth is they were created to be used by the U.S. Military.   There are also a lot of other things many people don’t know about Jeep.  So we have decided to do a little fun fact-filled entry with some trivia about collector Jeeps.

The first Jeeps, called Willys, were produced in 1941 by three different companies after the United States Military asked American companies to design a four-wheel drive vehicle that could be used during a war.   The companies that made them were Ford, the American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland.

The first passenger/consumer-aimed Jeep was produced in 1945 and model was called the Civilian Jeep or as we know it today…the CJ.

After having great success with the Willys Jeep set-out to design a model that would be able to be used in water based deployments.  They modified the engine and added a snorkel so the Jeeps could drive off a boat and through shallow water without the engine getting flooded and shutting off.  This edition was built off the CJ model and it was known as the CJ-V35/U.

Willys-Overland also made a splash in 1946 with the first all-steel station wagon called the Willys Jeep Station Wagon.  Many people hail it was the first Sports Utility Vehicle.

Willy-Overland made their first foray into a real “passenger” vehicle with what was called the Willys-Overland Jeepster.  In appearance it looked much more like a traditional passenger vehicle.  It was also the first Jeep to have a 2-wheel drive transmission.  It had two doors and a convertible top.  It was produced from 1948-1950.  The name was revived from 1966-1972 in the form of the Jeepster Commando.

One of the most sought after Jeep products is the Jeep FC (forward control).  It is a “pick-up” style vehicle with a short van-styled cab and a bed in the back.   It was produced from 1958-1967.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider edition is one of the rarest Jeeps simply because the manufacturer only made 1005 of the vehicles.

The least produced Jeep was the CJ-6A Tuxedo Park.  Jeep only adorned 459 vehicles with this moniker from 1964-1967.

Collectors often confuse the CJ-2A with the military version it was based on, but a quick way to tell the difference is to look at the grille.  The Military version has recessed headlamps and nine slots while the civilian version has larger headlamps mounted flush with the grille which only has 7 slots.

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To some there is a fine line between rebuilding an old Jeep and restoring an old Jeep, but truth be told the line is not fine at all.  In fact, the line is huge, maybe even larger than a Jeep itself.  But what is the real difference?

The main difference between rebuilding and restoring is that when you are simply rebuilding an older Jeep you are just trying to get it to run again so you can getting mudding as quickly as possible.  This means using any part that makes the Jeep run safely.  While quality always matters, the overall “fit” doesn’t matter when simply rebuilding.

On the other hand when someone is “restoring” an older Jeep they will seek out replacement parts that are original to the model they are building.  These types of projects require a lot of internet searching, phone calls and trips to local junkyards and part shops while the owner searches for the perfect part to bring the old Jeep back to its former glory.

The good news for people trying to truly restore an old Jeep is that there are tons of Jeep lovers across the world that can help you in your search for the perfect part.  There are hundreds, if not thousands, of Jeep owner forums, chat rooms and facebook pages.  These resources can help the person find the part they need and they can also help fellow Jeep aficionados connect with each other.

Now, there is nothing to say that if you have an old Jeep that you are required by any Jeep owners code that makes you want to restore your old Jeep to pristine condition, but you certainly need to treat the Jeep with tender loving care.  Even in a simple rebuilding process it is important to use parts that are designed for the Jeep even if they are not “original” parts.

Using good quality parts will keep your overall operation expenses down and keep your wheels covered in mud for a much longer time.  That is why you always want to get your Jeep parts from a company that knows Jeeps better than the manufacturer.  You only want to trust on-line sites that understand your needs as a Jeep owner.

That last statement is especially true when seeking to restore old Jeeps.   You will only want to trust a store or site that understands how important returning your Jeep to its former glory truly is to you.  Don’t trust people who only sell a couple of Jeep parts.   Stick with folks who sell hundreds of Jeep parts and accessories.

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Jeep owners across the globe fear the day that they will have to get rid of their beloved ride and exchange it for something different.  Even if they stay in the Jeep family it is a sad day to let a “baby” go no matter the reason.  Of course there are times when you just have to move on and get a new Jeep, but of course there are always other options.

The first, and best option, is to fix up that love with new Jeep replacement parts.  And thanks to the internet replacement parts for Jeeps are much easier to come by then they used to be.

Gone are the days of calling 100 different junk yards or part shops looking for the grille, hood or fender for that CJ5 or CJ6 built back in the 80s.    Now all a Jeep owner has to do is go to places like xtremeterrian.com and they can find nearly everything they need to get their baby back in good shape.

Jeep replacement parts are the most important thing to making sure the love of your life stays in good working order and looking as pretty as the day she rolled off the factory line.   There are tons of great part makers out there who specialize in making Jeep replacement parts that fit just like those made back in the day.

Some of the best manufactures of these replacement parts for Jeeps include ARB, Bestop, Rough Country, SkyJacker, Trailmaster, Tuffy, Warn and Warrior.  All these brands make a point of making their parts of the quality a Jeep owner would expect.

It is important when fixing up your beloved Jeep that you only use Jeep parts that are made to be used in your particular Jeep.  Sure it may be cheaper and easier to jerry-rig something to get by, but at the end of the day getting the right replacement part will keep not only keep your Jeep running right it will also keep you safe and sound as you wheel through the deep mud pits we all love so much.

Speaking of wheeling through pits make sure you keep your Jeep safe with body armor, rocker protection kits and skid plates.  And if you are that guy who is always first into the “unknown” terrain, why not protect yourself with a nice steel roll bar or cage?  It makes the Jeep look sicker and allows you the ability to go where no man has gone before!

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Jeep Off-roading is not an activity that only professional drivers can participate in, it is something that normal everyday people can enjoy and compete in.  The only required items that the driver must have is an off-road ready vehicle and a sense of adventure.  But for someone who is a beginner, the sport may be a bit intimidating, this is why we’re here, to offer you some simple tips that will help make your first off-road adventure fun and not stressful.

The first thing beginning drivers need to pay attention to while out on the trails is the speed at which you are driving.  Maintaining constant momentum, while driving is one of the most important things in off-road driving.  Being able to control your momentum is crucial to making it successfully through tough driving conditions such as mud and sand.

The next thing you should be aware of is which gear to use in certain circumstances.  Four-wheel drive is best used when one or more of your tires may come off the ground during the course of driving.  If the trail you are driving on is primarily smooth rock, sand, gravel or ice you should use all-wheel drive.  This will provide you with the handling and flexibility needed to successfully drive on these terrains.

Jeep off-road driving requires that your vehicle have a tough and sturdy suspension.  Many off-road drivers prefer to use softly sprung and dampened long-travel suspension systems to ensure that their vehicle stays in contact with the ground at all times.  It is mainly the choice of the driver as to which type of suspension system they prefer, if you are not sure if your suspension is adequate simply ask someone at your local shop or another experienced driver.

These are only a few of the many things beginners should be aware of, but as with many other activities experience is the only way that you can become a skilled Jeep off-road driver.  When you’re first starting out, never feel pressured to attempt a trail or crawl that you know you are not experienced enough to handle.  Attempting something beyond your skill level may result in severe damage to your Jeep or worse, injury to yourself or others.  Always know your surroundings and keep an eye on the road, this will help you avoid any surprises while you’re driving.  Once you have mastered the art of off-roading, you will open a world of adventure and thrills that you will wonder how you lived so long without it.

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Off-roading is a great way to spend a weekend; you get the sense of adventure while enjoying some beautiful scenery.  Jeeps can be a lot of fun, but while enjoying everything your Jeeps has to offer, it is also important that you take the proper safety precautions as well.  Below we have listed a few safety tips to help you and those around you stay safe out on the trails.

  • Pack Enough Supplies – Whenever you head out on the trail it is important that you pack enough food, snacks and water.  You never know when something may happen and you find yourself stranded out on the trail.  If you’re ever stuck or broken down for a long period of time you will be very happy that you remembered to pack extra food and water.  It is recommended that you pack double the amount of food and water you would normally take.
  • Pack Warm Clothes – Just because it was in the 70’s when you left doesn’t mean it’s going to stay that temperature all day.  Once the sun goes down so does the temperature, if you should happen to break down on the trail you will be thankful that you packed some warm clothes before you headed out on the trail.
  • Wear Good Shoes – You wouldn’t think that your footwear would be that important in off-roading but it can make all the difference in the world.  If you should need to push your Jeep you want to have shoes that provide you with the ability to grip the terrain.  You also want to have shoes that will help you walk over rocky and rough terrain should you need to walk out and find help.
  • Carry A Flashlight – Every off-roader knows that sometimes the unexpected happens and you may find yourself stuck out on the trail in the dark.  If you should ever find yourself in this situation you will be extremely grateful that you took the time to store a flashlight in your Jeep.  You also want to check the batteries every few months to ensure that they still work; there’s nothing worse than finding your flashlight only to have it die within a few minutes.
  • Always Have A First-Aid Kit – There are all sorts of dangerous things out on the trail that you might run into.  Depending on the location you may encounter snakes, poison ivy, bugs and even the ordinary scrapes and cuts.  If your Jeep should break down or your tire should need changing you may encounter an injury that needs attention.
  • And always have spare Jeep parts with you!  You know your Jeep better than anyone so you know which Jeep parts are most likely to cause grief. Have spares of those Jeep parts that you can easily carry along.

While these are only a few tips to help keep you safe while off-roading they are some of the most important.  Off-roading is a thrilling way to spend a weekend, but staying safe out on the trail is important.  Have fun and always be prepared for the unexpected.

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Jeeps have been around since before World War II, and people have been looking for ways to modify them since the beginning.  Drivers have more resources and options in the customizing of their Jeeps than they have ever had.  Many Jeeps are primarily used as off-road vehicles while others tend to be used more on a day to day basis for everyday driving.  For those of you who enjoy driving your Jeep without the doors, we are going to offer you step by step instructions for safely removing the doors from your Jeep.

  • The first thing you need to do is to open your door and examine the door jamb to locate the hinge connectors that are holding the door to the frame.  During this inspection period you also need to determine if there are any power cables attached to the locks or windows of the door.  After you have determined how the door is powered, you are ready to begin the removal process.
  • If your door is equipped with power cables you will need to disconnect them.  Once this has been done unhook the two connecting straps that are used to keep the door from swinging freely.  These straps have no other purpose than keeping the Jeep door from opening too far; however, they need to be removed in order to proceed to the next step.
  • Next you will need to loosen the Torx head bolts from the door hinge.  It is important that you not remove one bolt at a time because it can place more pressure on the final bolt which may cause the threads to be stripped.  Instead you will want to loosen each bolt from its secured position until it can be moved easily, repeat this step until all of the bolts are loosened.
  • Once the bolts have been loosened you can remove them moving from bottom to top.  After the top bolt is removed the door is ready to be removed from the frame.  Using upward force move the door in and out until the door pops free from the connecting hinge.  To prevent the door from becoming damaged during this step, it is recommended that you have someone help hold the door.
  • After the door has safely been removed from the Jeep frame replace the Torx head bolts back into the hinge.  This will lessen the chances of you misplacing them and they are there when you are ready to put the doors back on.

Now that you have taken the doors off your Jeep you can enjoy driving around door free.  Many off-roaders prefer this look when off-roading.  Removing the doors from your Jeep is not that difficult, it is just a manner of personal taste as to whether you prefer them on or off.

Every day we help Jeep Enthusiasts across the United States find the Jeep Parts and Accessories they need. With a selection of over 10,000 and climbing Jeep products, you are sure to find just the item you are looking for.
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