2016 Nissan East Coast Adventure Drive Event at River Farms

River Farm in Alexandria Virginia sits on 25 acres of meticulously maintained gardens abreast of the Potomac River – the site of the 2016 Nissan East Coast Adventure Drive Event. Part of George Washington’s original five farms with historic Mount…

Phase 2: Installation of Rugged Ridge Bumpers, Winch, Spare Tire Carrier and Hitch

For Phase 2 we went with new bumpers, winch, spare tire carrier and trailer hitch. There a lot of choices but we decided to go with the Rugged Ridge XHD bumper series. We like steel and the look of the…

2016 Infiniti QX60 3.5L V6 AWD Road Test

2016 Infiniti QX60 3.5L V6 AWD Road Test The mid-sized 2016 Infiniti QX60 all wheel drive sport utility vehicle showed up in my driveway dressed in a fairly sedate Hagane Blue with a graphite leather interior. Another indistinguishable mid-sized SUV…

Second Shipment from Rugged Ridge – Phase 2 begins

Second Shipment from Rugged Ridge - Phase 2 begins Phase 1 of the Roadfly Black Bear Build involved the installation of a four and half inch suspension lift. With the lift installed, we began looking into getting larger tires that…

2016 Chrysler 200 Limited Platinum Road Test

The Chrysler 200 Limited Platinum is an inexpensive, entry-level, mid-sized, four-door sedan. Base price $24,490 reasonably optioned to $28,175 (Limited Platinum Package 26k adding $1,995 and the Comfort & Convenience Group adding $695). As an auto journalist you get to…

Completion of Rugged Ridge 4″-5″ Lift Kit with Shocks for our Jeep

While waiting for our lost crush sleeve to show up, we drove around town for two weeks (including a week at Rehoboth Beach) with the rear of the Black Bear 6.5 inches higher then the front. The crush sleeve arrived the…

Rugged Ridge Rear Suspension Install

Installation of 4″-5″ Inch Rugged Ridge Lift Kit with Shocks

So we just received the Rugged Ridge 4”-5” Coil Spring Lift Kit with Shocks (part#18401.60) from our friends at Rugged Ridge and we couldn’t wait to get it out of the boxes. This kit requires the use of a drop…