Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Quick Cheap Jeep Tips

Looking for a rubber mat for the "trunk" of your Jeep Wrangler? Here's a zero dollar solution. The carpeted trunk mat that came with your Jeep Wrangler is reversible. Just flip it over. The other side is rubber. It even has the Jeep logo on it. 

I also read that turning your rear view mirror upside down
gives you a better view. As soon as I get a free moment of time I am going to give it a try. I will need to remove my CB radio which is installed above the mirror before I try this one out. 

You just pivot the mirror down, spin it around then push it up. I will keep you posted on this quick, cheap Jeep Trick.

            - Enjoying Life! Simple Living! - The Jeep Momma Way -

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Soft Top Vinyl Window Struggles

I noticed the other day my soft top side window was coming out of the door frame. I have had this problem before so I went searching to see if others had the problem as well. I am not the only one with this issue.  The door rail retainer can be tricky to fully seat into the door frame. You just can't hold it into place with closing the door. Below are some steps I found that can help properly attach the side vinyl windows to your Jeep.    

Take the top rear corner of the soft top window and place it
with the Velcro that runs top to bottom. This will hold it in place while you attached the zipper. Only zip it two inches. Then tuck the door rail retainer into the door rail fully seated and properly positioned on the door frame. Then tuck the body side retainer (bottom of the window)  into place starting at the front. Then zip up the window and secure with the Velcro. 

What does fully seated and properly positioned mean?

The plastic piece must be folded into the groove of the door frame. To do this you need to pull the window to get the plastic piece to fully seat into the groove then push it into place. This must be started at the top working your way down the window. You will know the window is fully seated if it remains in place without the door holding it in place. 

I also found trying to do this in the cold weather makes it more difficult because the soft top seems to "shrink up" in the colder weather. See my Jeep Tip #7

If you have any great Jeep Tip or Tricks please share them! 

             - Enjoying Life! Simple Living! - The Jeep Momma Way -

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Cool Jeep Tip

A friend sent me a video yesterday of a cool Jeep Tip he wanted to share with me. As I was watching the video I was surprised. I had no idea. 

Check out CPO's video of a Jeep Tip he shared with me.

I wonder if other vehicles do the same thing. I also wonder if maybe it's a Jeep thing? A newer Wrangler thing? How many people new the visor's did this?

- Enjoying Life! Simple Living! - The Jeep Momma Way -

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Was My Rubicon Really a Stock Jeep?

A couple of weeks ago I posted several videos on You Tube. These videos were my attempts to drive my 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon out of my shoveled driveway into 25 inches of snow on our street. On my third attempt we finally barreled through. 

There were several comments made on these videos about what I could have done to make it through the deep snow. Some comments even said, without a lift and bigger tires that would be very difficult. 

The title of my videos I used the words Stock Jeep. One poster commented a Rubicon is not really a stock Jeep. That got me thinking. I think he might just be right. 

My Rubicon is pretty much the same as it was when I drove it off the dealer lot, minus the factory rear and front bumper. I added a new rear and front bumper AND... rock sliders AND a oil pan/transmission skid plate. AND some other items.

You know the Wrangler has three different models, the Sport, Sahara and Rubicon. The Sport is the basic bare bones model when you drive it off the dealer lot.

Most folks who want to mod their own Jeep buy a Sport and then add their own unique modifications to the Sport. The Sahara has a more refined interior. Now the Rubicon was modified by Jeep for those off-road trails. 

They took a stock Jeep Wrangler and modified it at the factory adding...

4:1 Rock Trac part-time 4wd

4.10 Front/Rear Axle Ratios

Next Generation Dana 44 Heavy Duty Front/Rear 


Tru-lock Differentials on the front and rear

Now you can only get these items on the Rubicon - Definitely not a stock Jeep.
So a Big Thank You to the poster who opened my eyes! No longer will I call my Jeep Wrangler Rubicon a stock Jeep! 


Tru-Lok® Differential Rear Axle
3.73 Front / Rear Axle Ratios

A numerically lower axle ratio results in lower engine rpm and better fuel economy. A numerically higher ratio improves acceleration, climbing grades, carrying loads or pulling a trailer.

Next Generation Dana® 44 Heavy Duty Rear Axle

Next Generation Dana® 44 heavy duty solid rear axle has a larger ring gear, stiffer and stronger housing, and larger pinion bearings to handle added torque requirements. Dana is a registered trademark of Dana Corporation.

4:1 Rock-Trac® Part-Time 4WD System

The Rock-Trac® part-time 4WD system includes Tru-Lok® front and rear electronic locking differentials and a low 4:1 gear ratio. The 4:1 low gear ratio allows the vehicle to crawl at a lower speed for greater control and greater low-end torque available at the wheels.

The Sahara and Sport have...

Command-Trac® Shift - on - the - Fly Part-Time 4WD

The Command-Trac® part-time four-wheel drive is a shift-on-the-fly system with a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling and neutral for flat towing. When four-wheel power is required, like slick conditions where more traction is required, the system must be shifted from two-wheel drive into four-wheel drive high range by the driver.

- Enjoying Life! Simple Living! - The Jeep Momma Way -

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Getting Back On Track

Sometimes we get off track for many reasons. Recently I got off track on my new journey in life. For me, it was severe nerve pain that turned out to be a bulging disc. I was barely able to maintain simple tasks at home. For 4 months I dealt wit the pain, and now I am able to manage the pain with medicine and exercise.

Time flies by way too fast. We can not ever get that time back. Getting all wrapped up in the unimportant things, we do not see what is truly important. Falling prey to the 24 hour chaotic lifestyle means missing out on life's greatest gifts - quality family time, personal happiness and healthy living.

That was the track of my new journey in life. To help me get back on the track I revisited my goals. SO I created a few new pages on my blog to share with you how I went about changing my life back in 2013. The first change I made was my Jeep which inspired all my other changes. Hopefully this will help me to get back on the right track in my journey. 

Getting back on my track -- live simply, get healthy, find my new passion and enjoy my life.

Exercise Six days a week  
Muscle strengthening & toning
Cardio Workouts
Core exercises

Clean Eating
Simple, Clean, Healthy Foods
Eliminate the Chemicals
Splurge once in a while

Reduce Stress
Cutdown activities
Reduce Clutter
More Sleep

My Life
My Family
My Friends

- Simple Living! - Enjoying Life! The Jeep Momma Way -

60 Before 60

I recently shared about revisiting my bucket list on this new season of my life.  Bucket List Revised - 2023 As I approach another milestone...