I have been on a quest for the perfect back-up of my movies for a while now and I keep finding what I think is the best, but I always find an even better way. Now it may be a big leap in confidence to say I have finally found the best way back-up movies, but when I have “The Bourne Ultimatum” stored on my hard drive at a total of 863mb, under 1 gigabyte, it is hard to argue. The quality is the same as the DVD and I have extensively gone back and forth between the two versions Continue Reading → Backing up DVD’s and Blu-Ray's
It has been a couple of days since the Super 8.8 kit was installed on my Grand Cherokee and I got to say I’m loving it. The vibrations have stopped, the axle width is the same as the stock now, the rear end seems more responsive at speed, and the quality/strength is over-the-top. The installation was smooth except for having a lug-nut that refused to come off resulting in me destroying one of my TJ Rubicon Moab Rims. I’m not about to do my own write of a “how-to” on this kit since the ones from the manufacturer is just Continue Reading → Super 8.8 Installed
In preparation for the coming winter, I have been fixing up my Jeep Grand Cherokee. I have known about a leaky rear axle seal on my Ford 8.8 for a little while, which I figured was because someone overfilled it, and thought the problem would take care of its self. To my dismay, it didn’t and now I think I have a bent axle shaft in there, which lead me to purchase a “Super Ford 8.8 Axle System” from 4wheelerssupply. The kit claims to make the axle 35% stronger than previously in stock form, but the strength isn’t why I Continue Reading → Leaky Ford 8.8
Got this sweet Mammut Sticker in the mail from Mammut’s Facebook page that they were giving away for free. The cool part is that this isn’t some run of the mill sticker, it is a very high quality sticker and the material seems to be made out of similar the nylon in the backpacks Mammut makes. And since I really enjoy Mammut gear and want to show my support of them, it took me a while to decide where to stick it. After thinking about it for a while I choose the back of my Jeep with hopes that people Continue Reading → Got a Sticker in the Mail
Next up on my dream Jeep Wrangler 2006 LJ Rubicon list of parts are the Bumpers and Tire Carrier. The possibilities are endless in this class but I have been able to decide on one particular style. When I began comparing all the bumpers out there I kept seeing the design as this huge bumper that weight a lot and look they would be easy to get hanged up on. While it may be nice to have a massive bumper on the Jeep, it just isn’t my style. Things like gas mileage, vehicle weight, and approach angle mean a bigger Continue Reading → Dream Jeep: Part 3
A while back I mentioned a part that would be on my dream Jeep Wrangler 2006 LJ Rubicon, which is the Advance Adapter Rubicrawler and you can read that post here. To get on track with the next item in a list of items for my dream Jeep that I plan to update more frequently is from GenRight Off-Road. GenRight is know for their amazing fabrication skills with metal, specifically tig welding. So what is this part I desire? The Hi-Fender Tube Kit – LJ from GenRight. This fender kit is the most important part of my Dream Jeep because Continue Reading → Dream Jeep: Part 2
On June 11, 2010, I drove north on I-90/94 to Devil’s Lake State Park to camp, hike, and rock climb in Baraboo, WI. The park is known for it Quartzite rock that rises out of the ground 500Ft. forming bluffs that surround Devil’s lake. The Winnebago Native Americans called the lake “Ta-wa-cun-chuck-dah” which translated correctly means Spirit Lake or Sacred Lake, but for the sake of attracting tourist, the translation chosen was Devil’s Lake. I recommend reserving a site months in advance of your planned date because the sites fill up quickly, by clicking here. Even though all the sites Continue Reading → Camping Devil's Lake
Let me start off by thanking all the mothers of the world, in their struggles of razing hellions like me. My brother and I personally got are mother her favorite perfume which she is running out of and a watch that came with a matching bracelet. Even though today is Mother’s Day, I still found some time to get out and have some fun which I ended up going Geocaching with my Dad and the dog. We went to Marengo ridge which is part of Mchenry Count Conservation District, but for us locals we remember it as Kunde Wood’s. To Continue Reading → Happy Mother's Day!
I would like to mark a changing point in my website with today’s post. I find that Climbing is a great metaphor for something that I have been dreaming about, and that dream is that “I want to replace Mike Rowe.” While that may seem mean it should be taken as complement because I want to be like him. What I like about him is how he brings everything and everyone’s mood down to earth. He just seems to fit in everywhere, while retaining who he is as a person. He just laughs when in pain or bad a situation. Continue Reading → Climbing
The hunt is on to find three Jeep Tiki to win a brand new 2010 Jeep Wrangler Islander. The Three Tikis are named Steel, Trail, and Wave which I suspect their individual names are an indication to where they are hidden in the US. The Jeep Tiki Hunt contest started on April 1st and continues until all three Tiki are found. But in the mean time the date you need to remember is April 26, because that is when the Tikis will be hidden at there respective locations and at which time only 3 clues will be reviled. First three Continue Reading → JEEP Tiki Hunt!