Friday, 10 December 2010

Congratulations to Dust Junkies Racing for their win at the 2010 Baja 1000

Report courtesy of Rubicon Express

Congratulations go out to Dust Junkies Racing for their win at the 2010 Baja 1000. Their Jeep Wrangler #1706 fitted with an “off the shelf” Rubicon Express long arm suspension won 1st in it’s class. Team owner Scott Hartman was quoted earlier in the year saying “Rubicon Express is the only suspension that I would race with. We have over 5000 race miles on a TJ long arm kit with zero failures” I guess we can make it closer to 6500 race miles now that the Dust Junkies took the podium both days at the Bluewater challenge in Parker, AZ and have now finished this year’s gruelling 1000 miles of Baja!  Read the entire Dust Junkies Race Report here

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Bonnet Bounce on the Wrangler JK

If you own a new style Wrangler JK you will know what I mean, get up to a speed in excess of 60mph and the bonnet starts to flutter, which can get a little unsettling. Daystar offer an upgrade for the stock bonnet latches that utilize a weak and stretch-prone rubber that is the cause of the problem. A suspension lift only aggravates the problem by allowing more air to push up on the underside of the bonnet. The daystar upgrade is a direct replacement for the factory rubber used in the bonnet latch. Constructed of a heavy-duty polyurethane material, they provide a more positive lock that keeps the bonnet securely shut regardless of vehicle speed. They utilize most of the factory bonnet latch components, so the upgrade looks factory once complete.

Available from FTE 4x4 Specialists Ltd.