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

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

Getting Hitched: Theories On Which Hitch Is Right For You – Diesel Army

companion-oem-ford-3300-in-truck-bed-web-new-logo.fullTowing a trailer seems like an easy task. Drop the trailer on the ball and go. However, there is so much more to it. Once you have the right equipment, though, it is fairly easy. There are four main ways to tow a trailer with a truck: a ball bolted directly to the bumper, a receiver hitch bolted to the frame below the bumper, fifth-wheel, and gooseneck. The purpose of this guide is to help you determine which is the right choice for you. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Diesel Army
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Supplied By Manufacturers
Published: 9/15/2016

How To Choose The Right Wheel For Your Rod – Rod Authority

billetspecialties01Choosing which wheels to put on to your custom or hot rod is a huge decision. Often expensive, the wheels can have a profound effect that either brings the entire build together or, in some cases, blows it to smithereens. Read More…

 

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 14, 2016

Figuring Out What Front Axle To Use In Your JK Wrangler – Off Road Xtreme

rjiii60One of the most common breaking points on most off-road vehicles is the front axle assembly. Usually one of the last upgrades done to a vehicle, this doesn’t always get the attention it deserves and can have serious implications. There are lots of options for the Jeep JK Wrangler as it is currently the most modified off-road vehicle on the market. This guide is designed to provide more information on how and when to modify the JK’s front axle assembly. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 14, 2016

We Owe Modern Automotive Design To Harley J. Earl – RodAuthority.com

HJEforMEDIAYou may not have heard of Harley J. Earl but unless you’ve been living under a very heavy rock your entire life, you have seen tailfins on a vintage car and know what a Corvette is. Those are some of the more popular embodiments of a lasting legacy Harley J. Earl created. These and many other visions are ways that the “Father of Car Design” flipped the automotive world upside down, changing the landscape of automotive design forever. READ MORE…

 

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: February 17, 2015

The Life Of A Hot Rod Hoarder – RodAuthority.com

hoarder022-delrayWhen you get as deep into a hobby and lifestyle like we do, it is easy to acquire things. Some of it is junk, that’s for sure, but there are also those things that we cherish. Be it because it was passed down from Grandpa who bought it new in ’59 or it is that one thing we’ve lusted after for years and finally got our hands on, it holds a value to us that can’t be scaled with money. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: September 4, 2014

Iconic Steel: The Barris Built 1951 Hirohata Merc – RodAuthority.com

Untitled-2In this industry, it’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glitter of shiny new kustoms that hit the scene. Occasionally though, a car comes along with a backstory that would make Hollywood green with envy. A car so cutting edge for its time, it stands atop the crowd for decades to come. One such car is the Hirohata Merc. Read More…

Written For: Rod Authority
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: March 17, 2014