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...]

So, I Had a Talk With My Jeep – Project TJ


When Brooke told me she was pregnant, I considered this crazy thought for a long, stressful 24 hours: sell the TJ, cash out. Put the backseat in, give it a good wax job, and prepare to send it off with a college girl who likes it since it’s red and convertible. The horror. For a last hurrah I’d have to tell her, “Be sure to change the snorkel fluid … [Read more...]