Year: 2024

Tread Lightly

Earth Day on Bald Mountain with VA4WDA and Tread Lightly!

I moved a lot growing up. However, despite living in more than five states (some of them more than once) there have only ever been three states that have felt like “home.” The first is obviously where I was born: Massachusetts. Second up is Pennsylvania which is where I spent most of my childhood and […]

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Electrical
Jeep Tech

Making a “Good” Rig “Better” – Part 2: Lighting Upgrades

I know what you’re thinking. “Dean, your Jeep already has upgraded lighting.” You’re not wrong. Way back in 2016 I upgraded the stock halogen headlights in the LJ with a set of LED ones from Rigid Industries. I also installed a set of high/low D-Series LED light pods as auxiliary fog (low) and driving (high) […]

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Event Report
Tread Lightly

Spring Cleaning at AOAA with TREAD Lightly!

I’m to the point now where I’m less concerned with my own self-promotion and more interested in paying it forward. Some of that is due to the wisdom that comes with age. Now that I’m in my mid-40’s I just don’t see the point in playing the social-media game and trying to “keep up with […]

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Jeep Tech

Making a “Good” Rig “Better” – Part 1: Transfer-Case

The Achilles heal in any modified Jeep (at least the older ones) will be its transfer-case. This is due to the one-piece rear driveshaft and the slip-yoke output of the case. Once you lift a Jeep more than 2″ you start running into driveline issues caused by the misalignment between the output of the transfer-case […]

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