Africa Jeep JK Wrangler Build Progress 3

Turbo Diesel JK Wrangler

Work continues on the build for my Africa bound JK Unlimited Rubicon, with Ron at Northwest Diesel Offroad getting closer to wrapping up the diesel conversion. The adapter required us to move the crank trigger wheel to the front of the engine - this is so the Jeep PCM will know the engine is running. I had to make it legit with a … [Read more...]

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...]

AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system

AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system

American Expedition Vehicles, or AEV, is an industry leader in Jeep customization. The AEV DualSport 2.5” suspension system was designed for the Jeep owner who wanted the added performance of AEV’s taller systems but at a reduced height. Painstaking attention to ride quality, stability and geometry were carried over from AEV’s taller kits to … [Read more...]

American Overland Expeditions Las Americas Expedition JK Wrangler


The American Overland Expeditions JK Wrangler was built and created by a team of professional explorers, with more than 15 years of experience, who share a common passion for overland travel to remote corners of the globe, seeking new adventures and challenges to broaden our horizons. … [Read more...]