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

Brake Replacement

As you read in my 20,000 Mile Check / Inspection blog, my brakes were at the end of their life. I spent the next few weeks trying to figure out what I wanted to do. I had a few options: 1.) Replace with factory brakes, OR 2.) Go one step further and get the sameContinue reading “Brake Replacement”

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”

Midland USA GMRS MXT-400 Communications Radio

Midland Radio is Expedition Team Overland’s first sponsor.  They are outfitting the Expedition Team Overland’s Jeeps with all the communications gear the we need on the trail and at camp.  TJ and I chose the MXT-400 and Dee chose with the smaller MXT-275; we all have the 6DB Gain Whip Antenna’s with antenna cable; weContinue reading “Midland USA GMRS MXT-400 Communications Radio”

Tailgate Table-Adventure Outback Table

This is my second tailgate table.  Having one makes life alot easier, from working with tools, making lunch to simply just a spot to put a drink down.  The first table I had was nice, it used “nut blinds” that went into the vents of the tailgate. It was fine, however when I went toContinue reading “Tailgate Table-Adventure Outback Table”

Garmin InReach Exploter+

I bought the Garmin InReach Exploter+ for two reasons, one as a backup GPS unit to track where I want to go and where I am, and also as a communication platform for when I am off grid with no cell coverage.  My wife was alway nervous when I was out of communication, this wayContinue reading “Garmin InReach Exploter+”

Winter and Hard Top Installing

Is that time of year, and the Jeep gains 140 pounds.  For most Jeeps installing the hard top is easy.  However with the American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) tire carrier/fuel caddy  makes the process just a little more complex.  Add the 3.5” lift and tires, I just need to lift it higher to clear the tireContinue reading “Winter and Hard Top Installing”

Innovative JK Products Tire Air Up System Review

Innovative JK Products Tire Air Up System Review DISCLAIMER:  I was not sponsored or given any of these products for free! I bought the ARB Dual Air Compressor from OK4WD and the air up system directly from the Innovative JK Products website. I chose to go with the ARB Dual Air Compressor and the InnovativeContinue reading “Innovative JK Products Tire Air Up System Review”

ARB Compressor Install

Having an air compressor in your vehicle for off-roading or overlanding is a “must have” tool.  I will have a blog post about tire pressure and why it’s important to deflate your tires when on the trail, but having the ability to inflate your tires is a necessity. The alternatives of relying on assistance, limpingContinue reading “ARB Compressor Install”

Trimming Front Stock Tower Mounts

The first time that I really put the Jeep through its paces was when I was out in Moab for Easter Jeep Safari (EJS)  in 2019. I was doing full articulation of the axles and overall putting the entire Jeep under a lot of stress on this trip.  When the Jeep was transiting full articulation,Continue reading “Trimming Front Stock Tower Mounts”

Rock Hard Skid & AEV Skid Plates

Skid Plates, an upgrade that doesn’t add performance; but can minimize  a nightmare scenario on the trail, or make your Jeep look great, but a necessity (in my opinion) for when off-roading.  The Jeep comes with “Skid Plates”, they are “tin foil” thin, and small, I wish Jeep wold make better ones or at leastContinue reading “Rock Hard Skid & AEV Skid Plates”

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”