Saturday, September 4, 2010

Jeep Wranger Benchmark Dual Battery installation

Zombie Killer got herself a power upgrade - two Optima D34 Yellow top batteries replaced the single original battery. Now the chance of having a dead battery is extremely low, even if I've been running a load with the engine off in the dead of winter.
Read on for a pictorial walkthrough of my install.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Off-road recovery kit

No one should leave the well-groomed roads without some amount of recovery gear. It may not be cheap, but it is way less expensive than getting a tow truck out in to the middle of nowhere (if it is even possible). Plus you won't end up being known as the 'equipment leech' of your group.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

First aid kits

I have a couple of different first aid kits that have been bought pre-made or custom assembled. Having a first aid kit (and being prepared for an emergency) is serious business - it is sad to think that a little $10 pre-packaged kit is more than 90% of people have in their car.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Tuffy under-seat JK security drawer

Hopefully everyone realizes that a Jeep soft top is basically no more secure than a topless one. It is surprising how little effort Jeep put in to designing secure storage areas in them. Tuffy Security Products realized the problem, and has created a number of different products to address it.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Cobra 75 and Firestick Jeep CB Install

Part of being bad-ass is being able to outwit the 5-0. One way to do that, and make it easy to keep in touch with other folks in your caravan, is to install a Citizen's Band AM radio set.

I ordered a Cobra 75wxst all-in-one unit, a Bullfrog/Toad CB mount, a Firestik 2 antenna, and a CoolTech spare tire antenna mount kit. Read on for an installation write-up.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Kilby Enterprises Wrangler Cargo Panel install

To facilitate future mods, I installed a set of Kilby Enterprises JK cargo panels. These are basically two pieces of bent sheet metal cut to fit.
They don't actually do anything at all. So what's the point? The point is that they give you a nice surface to mount things on.
Read on for install pics.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Simple Wrangler body mods - steps,de-sticker,soft top, and black antenna

Made a few body mods right away - installed some OEM side steps, removed almost all of the branding, installed an OEM soft top, and blacked out the antenna.

Minor Jeep accessories - floor mats and grab handles

Installed Quadratech floor mats & cargo liner, and MasterCraft front & rear grab handles.

Jeep lighting upgrades

I swapped out the parking lights, side marker lights, and headlights...

My Bad Ass Jeep (An index of my mods)

I'll keep this post updated like an 'index' every time I throw another mod on my 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited during its journey from 'showroom' to 'mine'.