Saturday, December 6, 2014

Jeeps New Stance

As you may remember we were looking at having the Jeep lifted for a little more ground clearance while off roading. Well yesterday the Jeep went in for it's new lift at Custom Off Road Equipment here in OKC. We weren't looking for a massive monster truck look, just a mild lift which will allow for better off road performance and a taller tire size in the future. The lift installed is made by BDS Suspension and included new springs and shocks for an overall increase of almost 3". The ride is also much better since the factory springs on the Liberty's are know to be weak and sage easily.
Overall, we are very happy with the improved ride, handling and of course looks. Now of course I'm looking forward to getting back out west and hitting the trails. Once again, thanks for following along and we'll see back here next time!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Recall Complete

Last year there was a big recall (one of many for the auto industry) on the Jeep Liberty for possible gas tank explosion/fire if rear ended. The reason was lack of protection and the gas tank location (remember the Pinto). Early this year Jeep contacted us and advised our Jeep was part of the recall, however there was not enough parts on hand to fix the problem. A couple of months ago, we received another letter letting us know the parts were now on hand. I contacted the local Jeep dealer here in OKC and scheduled an appointment for today. Jeep's fix for the problem was to install a trailer hitch which basically surrounds the gas tank with a steel cage.
I had the hitch installed today, the Jeep dealer was great about it even though we didn't buy the vehicle form them. Having this done has a three prong affect for us, first and foremost, peace of mind for the safety it provides. Second, we can use a hitch style bike rack instead of the one we now use (strapped to the spare tire) which I never really liked. And third, it now gives the Jeep a rear recovery point (place to hook a tow rope/winch line) incase we get stuck while our off roading.
So that was the big excitement for today, other than that we've just been riding out the cold weather and siting tight in the rig since returning from our Thanksgiving trip. That's all the news that's fit to print, thanks for following along and we'll see you back here next time.............................