Sunday, September 29, 2019

Nexen Tires Mounted

I am looking forward to trying out the Roadian MTX tires by Nexen Tires. Nexen is venturing into the off road market with their new tire featuring a dual sidewall design that allows you to customize your look.



The tire features an aggressive design that allows for versatility on and off-road. A standard 3-Ply design and F-load weight rating for heavy hauling. 


Nexen is one of our sponsors for Jeep Momma and Neil's Adam's Xtreme Off Road Adventure. Both Neil and I are going to test out their off road tire during our cross country overland / off road adventure. 

I have heard great reviews of this off-road tire from other off roaders on it's performance on the trails. Some of the reports I am hearing is great grip on the rocks, limited road noise on the highway, and you don't need to air down as much as other tires for a bigger footprint.

Once Neil and I get out on the roads and trails to test out the tires we both will be giving a full report! 



In the meantime I went wheeling yesterday at Rausch Creek for Women's Wheeling Day. We ran ten blue trails with rocks, mud and water. I was aired down to 20 PSI and they performed awesome. I do want to try them at different PSI to get a real picture on how they perform. Stay tuned to this blog and my YouTube Channel for updates. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Quadratec Headlights Installed



After years of being patient, I finally have new headlights. Thanks to Quadratec, I installed Premium Heated LED Projector Beam Headlights.



...exclusively engineered for Quadratec by J.W. Speaker 
...Dual-Burn® high & low beam optics
...heated Headlamps feature SmartHeat® 
...with LED light sensors that automatically activate the heat elements at startup or as outside temperatures drop to freezing. Once any accumulated ice or snow has melted and the lights have met the high temperature threshold, the SmartHeat® grid system automatically shuts off. 
...Premium LED projector head lamps feature fully approved DOT markings
...built in pulse width modulators to prevent flickering

These headlights are super easy to install, plug n play with zero modifications. Just plug them in and your good to go. Check out my Jeep Momma's Garage install video on YouTube




For the past several years I've had headlight issues. My goal was to be patient solving this problem. Patience isn't one of my strong suits, so I am pretty proud of myself for taking the time to really solve the issue. 

I narrowed it down to the connection between the aftermarket plug and the factory plug. At the time, I felt the fix was a new factory plug. It worked for a while, but then the issue came back.


Now, my theory is the problem lies with the connection between the factory headlight plug and the aftermarket plug. I believe certain headlight plugs just don't connect well enough, especially if you off road a lot and bounce around on the trails. 

I am looking forward to using my new headlights while I traverse the US on the Trans America Trail with my new wheeling buddy Neil and Maggie May, his 1980 Grand Wagoneer.



We will be reviewing both our new Quadratec headlights while we are on our Adams Xtreme Off Road Adventure