Tag: Auto

four-wheel drive the new vs. the old

In principle, four-wheel drive is a pretty simple concept. Power from the engine is sent through the transmission to a transfer case that sends power to the front and rear wheels. In the last couple years, traction control, antilock brakes and stability control programs have become integrated into modern four-wheel drive vehicles, vastly improving their […]

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Well that’s diff-erent, Is my LSD bad?

Sometimes things don’t go to plan. Like when your limited slip differential mysteriously goes out without warning. This is what we discovered last week after it began making the characteristic clunk and chatter of an LSD on the way out. I had the Jeep up on jack stands swapping to swap out the old rear […]

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AB in Customs N Classics on the Jeep Wrangler

The following is a brief passage from a recent guest post on Custom’s N Classics about the American automotive icon the Wrangler. Few other vehicles have stayed truer to its roots than the Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler, an American icon The Jeep Wrangler is an iconic vehicle. From a quarter mile away this modern dinosaur […]

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10 roadtrip essentials I never leave without

Coulda-woulda-shoulda packed that. I can’t count the number of times I’ve found myself saying something like, “If only I had packed the (blank) we wouldn’t be in this mess.” I’ve said it time and time again, having the right gear on hand can make a huge difference. It might not make a difference every time […]

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