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

 

Biggest And Baddest Rear Axles For Your JK – Off Road Xtreme

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By now you’ve probably seen the recent article on Figuring Out What Front Axle To Use In Your JK Wrangler. To follow up on the front, we’ll now cover the toughest bolt-in rear differentials to put into your JK Wrangler.

There are multiple companies that build bolt-in differential assemblies for JKs. We’re going to cover the top names and their most hardcore units, and a couple extra options. Follow along for the lowdown. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: 10/27/2016

ON-BOARD AIR: WHICH IS RIGHT FOR YOU? – Jp Magazine

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Off-roaders have a lot of uses for compressed air. The most common of which would be airing your tires back up after a good trail ride. It’s also helpful for operating air-powered lockers, running air tools, and dusting you off after a day on the trail in an open-top Jeep. There is certainly a need for compressed air, and there are many options on the market to serve the purpose, each with their own pros and cons. Read More…+

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 10/26/2016 – Print (expected) March issue 2017

JEEP XJ/MJ HEATER CORE REPLACEMENT – Jp Magazine

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If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re about to cover the replacement of a heater core. Our subject is a ’89 Jeep MJ Comanche, but the steps are basically the same for an XJ Cherokee of similar vintage. This Comanche had a rough life, and it was time to bring it back to its former glory. The heater core was shot, but as Jeep stopped making the original part some time ago, Crown Automotive had stepped up to the plate and made a replacement. Crown has been building quality replacement parts for Jeep vehicles for decades, even going so far as to use OE part numbers to make finding and purchasing them even easier. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online 10/18/2016 – Print (expected) March issue 2017

CROSS-COUNTRY AND BACK IN A DIESEL FLATFENDER – Jp Magazine

001-1946-willys-cj2a-kubota-dieselDaniel Buck picked up his ’46 flatfender as a project. Through the years, there was no specific plan during the build, but Daniel recounts that it was more like going through phases. Two things didn’t change though, he wanted it to be a comfortable daily driver and a mild wheeler. A cross-country trip, and back again, is nothing to scoff at for any driver and even a brand-new vehicle. Thousands of miles to drive, adverse weather to endure, and mental preparedness are only some of the hurdles. For Daniel, a Long Beach, California, resident, the end of that journey was his cousin’s wedding in North Carolina. He had driven cross-country before and enjoyed it, so the wedding was a great reason to do it again. Read More…

Written For: Jp Magazine
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Daniel Buck
Published: Online 10/12/2016 – Print (expected) March issue 2017