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 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

POLARIS XP4 1000 GETS A CAGEWRX RACE CAGE – DirtSports+OffRoad

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Over the years, we have seen UTVs go from farm implements to all-out racing machines. Racers build these vehicles into competitive monsters with serious strength and durability. Those custom-built pieces then have a tendency to end up in the aftermarket by either inspiration or direct relation. CageWrx is what you get when life-long desert racers take to the aftermarket directly and aim to provide high-quality products at a better price. Read More…

 

Written For: DirtSports+OffRoad
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 03/08/2017 – Print June issue 2017

KOH2017 – Mel Wade’s Race Recap – Driving Line

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King of The Hammers is an experience like no other. Thousands of spectators flock to a dry lakebed in Southern California to watch some of the greatest off-road racers in the world compete on a wide range of terrain. From serious rock crawling to wide open desert racing, these teams battle against each other, themselves and the harshness of some of the world’s most difficult trails. This is all in effort to be named grab the coveted title of King of The Hammers. Read More…

Written For: Driving Line
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 02/17/2017

TIRE TEST: MAXXIS RAZR MT – Jp Magazine

maxxis-tire-razr-mt-review-leadWhen driving off-road, tires can make all the difference. Between wear and tear, design choice and construction, the tire must be able to perform. The biggest axles, lowest gears, and strongest lockers mean nothing if you can’t put that traction to the terrain. That’s where Maxxis Tires has stepped up to the plate. Read More…

 

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 01/05/2017 – Print May issue 2017

JEEP JK STOPPING POWER UPGRADE – Jp Magazine

 

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Stopping is important. I’m not talking about stopping to smell the roses, though that’s important too. I’m talking about stopping your Jeep on the highway or trail. Most of the excitement of Jeeping is all about going—going to new places, going over that rock, or over that sand hill. To do those things safely, though, a Jeep’s brake system needs operate effectively too. Upgrades make Jeeps heavier and their braking less efficient—good thing there is an upgrade for that too. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 01/03/2017 – Print March issue 2017