Welcome

Welcome to my new Blog. I will be writing about trips and adventures that I have taken. Gear that I have. Build of my Jeep. Things that I have bought that I wish I did differently. My YouTube channel have some great install videos, “how To” videos, and trips & trail videos. https://www.youtube.com/expeditionteamoverland

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Hi-Lift/Pull-Pal Mount

I remove my American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Hi-Lift/Pull-Pal Mount when I’m not using it.  I didn’t always. My first one got bent when I forgot to take the Hi-Lift off the Jeep and took it through a car wash. One of the brushes got tangled in the Hi-Lift and pulled the bracket out of alignment. WhenContinue reading “American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Hi-Lift/Pull-Pal Mount”

American expedition Vehicles (AEV) Raised Air Intake-Snorkel

The vehicle “snorkel” or “raised air intake” is a dual purpose accessory for vehicles.  It was first widely used in North Africa during WWII with the British Royal Army.  They used them on their tanks and cars to get cleaner air from above the vehicle, avoiding sand and dust.  They are also used for deep waterContinue reading “American expedition Vehicles (AEV) Raised Air Intake-Snorkel”

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Heat Reduction Hood

Upgrading to the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Heat Reduction Hood was equal parts simple decision to equal parts difficult decision.  I’m very analytical, which is also an equal parts positive personal quality to equal parts negative personal quality. 50% Difficult: First, the JKU Recon edition comes with the non-vented, vented looking hood.  Also the “Rubicon”Continue reading “American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Heat Reduction Hood”

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Open House November 2019

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) for sth past two years has hosted an open house at their Michigan facility.  This year my good friend Tom and I drove up to go to it, its about a three hour drive, so we made it a day trip.  This year was going to be different as they hadContinue reading “American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Open House November 2019”

AEV Lift Install

The day has come, droping off my Jeep at American Expedition Vehicles (AEV).  On my 2013 Jeep I installed myself, with help from friends two AEV lifts, the 2.5” and 3.5” lifts.  Why did I have AEV install the lift on my new jeep?  Time! I was working a busy schedule with not alot ofContinue reading “AEV Lift Install”

Hitch Install

My Jeep did not come from the factory with the tow package.  The tow package from the factory is just the hitch and electrical for the trailer.  There is no upgraded transmission, alternator, or brakes.  Upgrading is a very easy upgrade, all you need to a box wrench and screw driver.  Process take s lessContinue reading “Hitch Install”

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Front Bumper and Warn Winch Install

From my 2013 JKU, I removed the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) front bumper, on that build I was anticipating having winch so I already had the AEV winch plate adapter.  For my first Father’s Day, my 11 month old daughter, Amelia bought me a Warn Zeon 10S winch.   This bumper was on my 2013Continue reading “American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Front Bumper and Warn Winch Install”

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Corner Guards

When off-roading the most damaged part of any vehicle; Jeep, Toyota, Buggy, side-by-side, is the right rear fender.  People forget to check that corner when backing up or going around an obstacle.  I am lucky that in all the trails that I have done, I have not done any body damage;  I have come close,Continue reading “American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) Corner Guards”