Does your Cherokee suddenly overheat?

I see that question a lot. The story basically goes something like this:

I was out on the interstate today, going about 75mph in 90 degree heat with the AC on full blast (probably with a lift, bigger tires, and stock gearing), and I noticed that my temp gauge was a little over 210. Close […]

Elio’s having problems. This is my shocked face.

Recently, I read that Elio was saying that it needed more money to make some prototypes, do testing, and actually start producing their nifty little car.

A lot more money.

Somewhere around the lines of $376 million.

For those of you that haven’t heard of Elio, they’re a company that was created in 2009 to […]

A 3D printed 6 switch panel for Jeep XJs

Alternate title: What I’ve been doing instead of blogging.

We mentioned on last week’s episode of the GunBlog VarietyCast that I have designed a new lower switch panel for 1997-2001 Jeep Cherokees, known in JeepSpeak as the newer XJ.

As of right now, I have seven different models for sale in my Shapeways store.

So […]

Okay, Google. Start the Jeep!

So this happened:

Now let me tell you how I got all that to work.

Hardware: Raspberry Pi 2 w/Case 16GB Micro SD Card TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless N150 High Gain USB Adapter 5db Antenna SainSMart 4 Channel Relay Module Wire Jumpers 2A Car Charger Avital 5103L Remote Start Car Alarm

Software: Tasker AutoVoice and […]

Smittybilt Cherokee XJ Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier: Initial Thoughts and Installation

A few months ago I posted my writeup on the Front Bumper. If you want to know why I picked up this bumper, go read the first section of that post. I’ll follow roughly the same format here.

Please note that there are literally hundreds of hi-res photos on this post. It will take a […]

Weekend Drive

Mrs. wizardpc got me a slot driving one of the cars from Gotham Dream Cars when they rolled into Nashville

Mmm…Lamborghini…

Smittybilt XJ XRC Front Bumper: Initial Thoughts and Installation

I kind of accidentally bought this bumper so bear with me while I tell the story. Regular readers will know that I recently bought a 1998 Jeep Cherokee after chasing a guy down in traffic to buy it. It’s got a little bit of a lift and some 31″ tires. This one came from the […]

A lot has happened

I went almost a month between my last two posts. Hopefully that won’t happen again (although I’m two sentences in to this and have already had to stop a half dozen times to deal with either the tactical dog or lilwizard, or both).

Mostly I’ve been chasing down a problem at work that had a […]

New Jeep!

Ever since I sold my last one, I’ve regretted it. I’ve owned two cherokees (a 93 police package and a 99) and loved them both dearly. They both developed electrical problems and due to time, money, and storage limits they had to go.

For about 6 months I’ve been looking for another one. Jeep stopped […]

Daily Random

My wife is wanting me to take her to Pull-A-Part.

UPDATE: I’m being told that there is a correction to be made. This post should read “My wife wants me to go *with* her to Pull-A-Part.”