This is a VERY involved install that will require exhaust configurations, trips to the tool store, modifications, Jeep friends, and beer. This is NOT a quick “bolt-up” installation as I thought it would be. Understand that – you may require multiple days to get it done right.
This was one of the most significant installs I have done on my Jeep.
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A lot of surprising, ground shaking history was made this week, with the Supreme Court deciding that gay marriage is protected by the US constitution, and struck down all state-level bans. This is a huge victory for millions of gay couples that can now celebrate their relationship with equality, and a victory for a society that bills itself as free. And, many of my friends know I am a HUGE supporter of marriage equality.
But I feel a pang of irony in the celebratory news, as we also force the removal of the confederate flag from our collective psyche.
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The Yulin dog and cat meat festival in China is gaining a lot of social and even mainstream media attention this week. And that is hopefully good news, as it shines a bright light on a pretty horrific “festival” that needs to end. These types of events, have been socially protected under the guise of “culture,’ yet now, with the news of the Chinese Government allowing the dialogue, that protection may come to an end.
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I pulled into my driveway at 12:30AM this morning. The Jeep is covered in beach sand, trail dust, and mud. Camera parts, snack bags, and camping gear still litters the Jeep. This is all the result of one thing: an amazing 1st Annual Jeep Jamboree for Tillamook, Oregon.
The first day, I setup my makeshift camp in the open field at Tillamook Fairgrounds. It was awesome to see all the Jeeps filing in as the day progressed. Jeeps of all ages and makes made the journey – Cherokees, Grands, and Wranglers from early CJs through the latest JKs.
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When it comes to annoying questions Vegans are often pestered with, the “desert island” is probably the worst.
The question typically starts with something like this:
“So what if you were on a desert island and all there was is a cow/pig/chicken. Would you eat it?”
And I get the allure of this question…vegans tend to be pretty militant in our commitment, so people want to test our limits.
But I want to tackle this question and put it to bed for all future vegans.
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