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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…

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…

Unboxing of the Rugged Ridge Suspension

It's like Christmas in July. The first phase of our Roadfly Jeep Build project is installing the new 4" lift kit from Rugged Ridge. Here's what UPS dropped off! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWX0649oJhI&feature=youtu.be

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…

rugged ridge jeep parts shipment

First Shipment from Rugged Ridge

We just received our first shipment from Rugged Ridge. 350 pounds of metal and steel. We couldn’t be more excited and we couldn’t wait to rip it open. Finally we can start our build!!! So our first shipment contained what we…

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk

2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4X4 Review and Road Test

I got in my granite crystal (that’s gray to normal people) colored 2016 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk 4x4 and immediately started looking for trails. I had the 2015 Jeep Renegade Sport 4x4 about six months ago and I couldn’t wait to…

removing black bear jeep sticker

Taking the First Steps towards building our Bad Ass Jeep!

Taking the First Steps towards building our Bad Ass Jeep! So when customizing a Jeep there are a million things you want to start with. And if you are like me, you want to start with everything all at once.…

rugged ridge Jeep

2016 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Black Bear Build

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Build  Preliminary Build Sheet Now that we have our Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Black Bear purchased, we need to get right to work on beginning our modifications. There’s an almost unlimited number of modifications…

2016 Black Bear Jeep Project Options and Pricing

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Black Bear Project So at Roadfly we just started our summer project – a 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited Black Bear project. Before we start ripping the Bear apart and talking about lifts, wheels and tires, we…