Willys Disc brake upgrade

With the new axles installed in the Willys I moved onto the brakes.  Putting new rotors and pads on the big brake Dana 30 front proved pretty simple.  The after-market pads I purchased were actually a little too thick so I had to grind the backing plate down a little to make them fit and […]

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Rugged Ridge HD Steering

After doing the axle swap on the Willys it was pretty clear that all the ball joints in the steering needed to be swapped out and the current rusty tie rod and drag link were pretty bent.  I contemplated sleeving the existing but with a big bend in it and threads that were pretty mangled […]

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The Willys gets an axle upgrade

After hunting for an axle upgrade for a while I was able to track down a 1977 narrow track disc brake Dana 30 and a 1972 holy grail of offset Dana 44s with one piece axle shafts.  The plan is to make the Willys drive great on road, improve it off-road and make it a […]

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Corbeau Baja JP Seats

After switching from my luxurious linked Jeep Grand Cherokee on 37s to a new to me 47 Willys CJ2a on 32s. The ride quality was a night and day difference. The short wheelbase and stiff leaf springs of the Willys combined with worn out seats made it a very harsh ride. This little devil is […]

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Optima Blue Top Battery

I kept having corrosion issues with the battery in my FJ cruiser so it was a good excuse to upgrade. When looking for a battery I wanted 2 sets of terminals, a lot of cold cranking amps and the ability to run the battery hard with the winch without wearing out its life. I did […]

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Vais Technology Bluetooth Module

Recently I was lucky enough to find a good deal on a second hand 2008 Lexus LX570. However I recently got the awesome new Apple Iphone 7 that the forgot to make with a headphone jack, so I was hoping that the new wheels would have Bluetooth audio. To my dismay it only had hands-free […]

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Prothane Coil inserts

One problem with my WJ is the front axle is pushed out a few inches over stock and the new brackets for the Radius arm makes finding a spot for the bump stops pretty hard. Crawling isn’t a big problem but if you want to hit the skinny pedal across the desert it quickly become […]

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