Care and Maintenance of your Smart Swaybar

One of the most welcome features of the JK/JKU Rubicon was the electronic disconnecting swaybar, AKA, the Smartbar. This handy feature eliminates the need for aftermarket swaybar disconnects and allows you to improve your flex from the comfort of your driver's seat. It is one of the envious features of the Rubicon, until you get it wet. Then, any number of gremlins may appear. In fairness, it is generally pretty resilient. The one on my 2008 Rubicon went 9 years without any maintenance be...
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Selecting a CB Antenna

Selecting an antenna for off-roading can be tricky, and you generally want an antenna that has the following characteristics: Flexible – you don’t want your antenna snapping the first time you hit a low hanging branch Top loaded – Top loaded antennas tend to have better range High Gain – antennas with high gain effectively amplify your signal. As a general rule, on the trail, you don’t need crazy range. Front to back, we’re usually within a kilometer or so. However, every so often, wh...
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Selecting a CB Radio

The EOTB, like many other off-road clubs uses CB radios as the primary means of communication between vehicles on the trail. Most CB radios are very similar. They usually support 40 channels, transmit at up to 4 Watts which is all you really need. You can get some extras like built-in SWR meters, weather radio, channel memories among others. As long as you stick with a reputable brand, you should be fine. It's generally advisable to stick to one of the three major brands, Uniden, Midland or C...
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