2002 FORD F-350: A ROCKCRAWLER AND OVERLANDER IN ONE – Four Wheeler Magazine

john-mears-rocklander-super-duty-leadWhen you think of a work truck, generally the image of an older, all-white standard or extended cab truck decked out with tools and equipment specific to a job comes to mind. With “Betsy’s Regret,” an ’02 Ford F-350, you’d be pretty close, though this truck isn’t your typical construction site work truck. Read More…

Written For: Four Wheeler Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 09/06/2017 – Print January issue 2018

RAVILLE’S EXCURSION MEANS ADVENTURE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY – Four Wheeler Magazine

2001-ford-excursion-moab-2017Off-road adventures are often a family affair, though many of the vehicles on the market just aren’t big enough for the whole family, plus their friends and all the mandatory gear. To solve that issue, Travis Raville of Thousand Oaks, California, decided to break away from his GM love and seek out a Ford. Read More…

Written For: Four Wheeler Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 08/10/2017 – Print December issue 2017

FABTECH FLAGSHIP: BATTLESHIP JEEP – Driving Line

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As a high-profile business in the off-road aftermarket, it is important to walk the walk that you are talking about. Fancy parts on display and gorgeous show vehicles aren’t enough, especially when the parts you’re slinging are top-quality suspension parts. Here’s where a flagship vehicle is needed. Read More…

Written For: Driving Line
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography/Video By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 07/28/2017

FABTECH MOTORSPORTS’ OFF-ROAD-READY RAM 2500

003-fabtech-ram-2500-front-3quarterFullsize trucks usually don’t take center stage when it comes to off-road. Typically, the big trucks are relegated to towing duties — a mere tool to get the job done. They pull the trailer that has the show rig, race car or off-road beast to the event and then sit in waiting until it is needed again. It doesn’t have to be that way, however. Read More…

Written For: Driving Line
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography/Video By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 07/18/2017

HOMEMADE JEEP TJ PICKUP TRUCK – Jp Magazine

2017-moab-dnd-99-tan-tj-truck-clint-malburg-leadThere are millions of different ways to build a Jeep. When the end of the MJ Comanche came about for the 1992 model year, a hole was left in the Jeep market. FCA has teased us with Jeep trucks for years and we may finally have a Wrangler-based Jeep truck on the way in the next few years. What can you do if you just can’t wait and want a body-on-frame Jeep pickup truck now? You do what Clint Malburg did and build your own. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 07/14/2017 – Print March issue 2018

LEAF SPRINGS 101: TALKING WITH DEAVER SUSPENSION – DirtSports+Off-Road

leaf-spring-theory-leadLeaf springs are one of the oldest forms of suspension. For hundreds of years, leaf springs have been used on automobiles, carriages, trailers, and so much more—and they’re still in use today. On the surface, leaf springs appear to be extremely simple. Compared to many other suspension designs, the flat pieces of steel fixed on one end and a pivoting shackle on the other are straight forward and simple. However, leaf springs are much more complex than what meets the eye. Read More…

Written For: DirtSports+OffRoad
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography/Video By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 05/23/2017 – Print September issue 2017

CONCEPTUALIZE THIS: THE 2017 COLLECTION OF INCREDIBLE CONCEPT JEEPS FROM THE EASTER JEEP SAFARI – Four Wheeler Magazine

001-2017-moab-jeep-conceptsEvery year, the Jeep and off-road community holds their breath around the beginning of spring for a glimpse at the amazing concept vehicles to be debuted at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab. The tradition of these concepts is engrained into the Jeep culture, and we are all better for it. Read More…

Written For: Four Wheeler Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 05/22/2017 – Print September issue 2017

COOL, MUST HAVE PRODUCTS FROM THE 2017 EASTER JEEP SAFARI VENDOR SHOW – Four Wheeler Magazine

2017-moab-cool-new-products-leadThe Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, is the pinnacle of off-roading adventure. Near the end of the event, the two-day Vendor Show gives attendees an opportunity to get up close and personal with manufacturers and retailers that have cutting edge innovations for your off-road needs. Read More…

Written For: Four Wheeler Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 04/25/2017 – Print September issue 2017

 

FULLSIZE INVASION OF GOLD BAR RIM AT THE 2017 EASTER JEEP SAFARI

2017-moab-fullsize-invasion-gold-bar-rim-leadMoab, Utah, is generally considered the Mecca of Jeep culture. Every year, Moab’s Jeep population explodes exponentially during the week leading up to Easter for the annual Easter Jeep Safari hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers (www.rr4w.com). However, regardless of the event being called the Easter Jeep Safari, lots of non-Jeep vehicles join in the fun. Read More…

Written For: Four Wheeler Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 04/17/2017 – Print September issue 2017