Africa Jeep JK Wrangler Build Progress 2

Test fitting the Warn Zeon 10-S and AEV Front bumper

The build of my Africa-bound JK Rubicon is really coming along, with progress in a lot of different areas. The engine bay of the JK was never designed for an inline 6, so we're short on length, one of the biggest challenges of this conversion.  We've had to move the radiator forward a couple of inches, and changed over to the fan and shroud from … [Read more...]

Africa Jeep JK Wrangler Build Progress

Mercedes OM606 sitting in the JK engine bay for a test fit

The build on my Africa-bound 2007 JKUR continues, with work well underway on the diesel swap. The engine I've chosen is a Mercedes OM606 3.0 Turbo Diesel, making around 245 ft-lb and 175 HP Using the injection pump from an earlier Mercedes engine, the 606 is completely mechanical. Out with the old: And in with the (almost) … [Read more...]

JPFreek Adventure Magazine – New Issue

JPFreek Adventure Magazine - Summer 2015

Our newest JPFreek Adventure Magazine issue is live! The Oldest Known Jeep - the Pygmy -An Insane Diesel J20 - the Ultimate Tow Rig -JKs Desert Racing across Morocco -Building a Diesel JKU to Circumnavigate Africa -Wheeling the Axial Racing SCX10 R/C Wrangler -Project LJPFreek: suspension, skidder, exhaust -Coverage of JPTrex 2015 with … [Read more...]

Girls’ Jeep Ride – JPFreek Field Reporter


We received a fantastic JPFreek Field Reporter submission from Tammy Ruh about an annual event that she created to share her love of Jeeps with a new generation and the way that "her" girls thanked her after this year's trip. This is exactly the kind of thing JPFreek is all about — you don't have to be going out to wheel the hardest trails in some … [Read more...]

Project Trail Force – Win This Jeep

Project Trail Force Jeep JKU

Our friends at and Barricade Off-Road wanted our Freeks to know about the chance to win a new supercharged and fully built Rubicon JKU named Project Trail Force that was unveiled at Bantam this summer. ExtremeTerrain has videos detailing the parts and the build and you can enter to win the Jeep on their contest page: … [Read more...]

Gear You Want for Your Next Jeep Camping Trip


Guest Post By Matt Sather A Jeep is the ideal vehicle for the weekend camping trip, but with just a few simple additions, you can take your next adventure to another level. No matter if you’re hitting the trail for the weekend or taking the family to the lake for a quick night away, there are a number of accessories on the market that can make … [Read more...]

A Factory Diesel CJ-6 Reborn

Perkins Diesel CJ-6

by Marc Bowers The story of finding this Jeep goes back to my ARB days when Mitch Carter, the owner, and I worked together. Jeeps are a popular topic at ARB and one afternoon Mitch mentioned to a coworker he had always wanted a factory diesel CJ, but that they were impossibly rare. I overheard the comment from across the room and told him I … [Read more...]

Field Reporter – Jeep Trailer: Phase 1


by Field Reporter Dennis Baldridge I have wanted a matching Jeep trailer to haul my camping supplies and spare parts for quite a while. This is my first major project combining leftovers and junk to try and make something useful. So far, the total investment is less than $100 for Phase 1. It all started when I was offered a CJ-7 tub … [Read more...]

Cheap Cherokee Build Series: Wheels and Tires


Follow along as Michael Finch, a Suspension Specialist at 4Wheel Drive Hardware, builds this Cheap Cherokee project with all the preventive maintenance required and a number of choice, but economical, upgrades. Once complete, his teenage daughter will be able to drive to school and dance practice in something reliable, inexpensive and safe — and … [Read more...]