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

Steering Stabilizer Replacement

When I had American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) install their 3.5” suspension, it included an upgraded steering stabilizer.  After 19,500 miles on the odometer the steering felt soft, but I didn’t notice any fluid leak, so I couldn’t tell if it was broken. As it turns out, the original boot on the shock had ripped andContinue reading “Steering Stabilizer Replacement”

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”

Door Storage

(sultry voice) Tell me.  Where and how do you store your doors and windows when you’re driving around naked? The ‘where’ is pretty straightforward – it’s best to keep them in a secure location where they are safe from damage and loss or even theft.  The ‘how’ is a little more challenging.  At my previousContinue reading “Door Storage”

Synergy Lower Control Arms & Tie Rod Upgrade

For me a needed upgrade before I head out to Moab, Utah for Easter Jeep Safari, was an upgrad to my  tie road and lower control arms.  On my 2013 JKU I did bend one lower control arm at some time.  When doing research I was looking for lower control arms that are fixed andContinue reading “Synergy Lower Control Arms & Tie Rod Upgrade”

Electrical, Electrical and more Electrical

Lights before lockers, thats the phrase we all hear!  Well I now have lockers, so lights, lights and more lights! The lights that I am adding are rock lights under the Jeep, 2-8” HID lights on the front bumper, a backup light, and a LED strip light on the hard top window.  I am running wiringContinue reading “Electrical, Electrical and more Electrical”

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”