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

The Archetype: TMR Customs Build DIY Buggy – Off Road Xtreme

TMR_Archetype_KOH2016-01When the North American economy took a serious downturn in 2008, many people were affected. Jobs and homes were lost, companies closed … it was a depressing time. From the ashes, though, new beginnings rose. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Published: July 5, 2016

JEEP FUN AT THE CAL4WHEEL HI DESERT ROUND-UP – Jp Magazine

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High Desert Roundup – Jp Magazine December 2016

Summer was beating down the door and Jeep season was in full swing. What better place to enjoy Memorial Day weekend than the Southern California desert? The California Four Wheel Drive Association (Cal4Wheel) has kept the holiday weekend earmarked for the Hi Desert Round-Up (HDR) for decades, making this the 45th annual event. Read More…

 

 

 

 

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: Online – June 21, 2016   Print – December Issue of 2016

Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari 2015 – Jp Magazine

October 2015 - Jp Magazine

October 2015 – Jp Magazine

Print story and photography in October 2015 issue of Jp Magazine. Event coverage of the Tierra Del Sol Desert Safari held by the Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club.

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: October Issue of 2015

MCE BUILDS LIGHTWEIGHT JK FOR ALL-PURPOSE WHEELING

January 2016 - Jp Magazine

January 2016 – Jp Magazine

MCE BUILDS LIGHTWEIGHT JK FOR ALL-PURPOSE WHEELING

Feature story on a custom built and super light JK.

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Verne Simmons
Published: January Issue of 2016

Click Here to read the story on Four Wheeler Network

FLATSKI PROVES THAT OLD JEEPS NEVER DIE

November 2015 - Jp Magazine

November 2015 – Jp Magazine

FLATSKI PROVES THAT OLD JEEPS NEVER DIE

Feature story on an old school flat fender.

Written For: Jp Magazine / Four Wheeler Network
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photographed By: Jake Headlee
Published: November Print Issue of 2015

Click Here to read the story on Four Wheeler Network

 

Eddie Salazar’s Flame Red JK Dominates By Using A Mix Match Of Parts – OffRoadXtreme.com

eddiejkThe four-door JK Wrangler Unlimited (JKU) blasted a major hole in an emerging market that Jeep had been carving out for years. An off-road capable Jeep that had four-doors was previously left to Wagoneers, Cherokees and Grand Cherokees. The JKU took this model and added everything that we love about Wranglers: Removable top, removable doors, body-on-frame design, and kept the solid differentials. Soccer Moms and Jeeper Dads finally lusted after the same vehicle. Read More…

 

Written For: Off Road Xtreme
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: April 7, 2015

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

In-depth Look At What Puts ARP Up On Top – DieselArmy.com

ARPcloseupuninstalledIt’s hard to imagine a world without bolts. Bolts and nuts are literally what holds nearly everything we use together, especially things that will have to come apart eventually. While bolts are used in limitless applications, they are most certainly not all created equal. Some applications allow for a standard lower grade bolt while others, such as high performance engines, need to be able to withstand immense forces. Read More…

 

 

Written For: Diesel Army
Written By: Jake Headlee
Photography By: Jake Headlee
Published: January 9, 2015