There’s got to be a catch right? Well, yeah, if by “catch” you mean filling out a form and sending it in. What are you waiting for? Give the guys at Axleboy a call and put money back in your pocket while upgrading that awesome Jeep!
$1500 Wrangler Re-Ratio
Has your baby been divorced from 6th gear ever since you upgraded to those rad bigger tires? Treat that Jeep Wrangler right with a fresh gear ratio from Axleboy and get your BFF running with the flow of traffic again. Back by popular demand, re-ratio your Jeep Wrangler TJ or JK (1997-2018) for as little as $1500.
What Is Included
For only $1500 the Jeep experts at Axleboy will professionally upgrade your TJ or JK Wrangler’s gear ratio by installing:
- New quality ring and pinion gears in both front and rear differentials (4.10, 4.56 or 4.88 ratio available).
- New crush sleeves.
- New pinion nuts.
- Pinion bearing kits.
- Fresh shims.
If you are unsure which gear ratio is right for your Jeep, one of our specialists would be glad to spend a few minutes reviewing your Jeeping needs to help determine which ratio will be the most beneficial.
It is important to note that Jeeps with a factory 3.21 ratio will require a new carrier (additional cost of $101). If your Jeep has the factory 3.73 ratio, the carrier should accommodate any of the gear ratios included in this special. In addition, following any re-gear, it is important to re-calibrate speedometer and shift points using a Pro-Cal device or something similar. Not doing so may cause your Jeep to go into limp mode. Axleboy provides recalibration and a VIN specific module for an additional $184.94, in situations where a Jeep is not already equipped. New axle bearings and seals are recommended for an additional $175. For ideal quality and optimal performance we highly recommend installation of a Master Rebuild/Overhaul Kit which includes all new carrier bearings and races along with new pinion seals, axle seals, ring gear bolts, pinion nut, thread locker, a complete shim kit and a fresh differential gasket. Re-ratio with installation of master overhaul kits start at $1875 per Jeep.
This offer is not affiliated or sponsored by any organization outside of Axleboy. Special cannot be combined with any other coupons or club discounts.
Axleboy Off-Road and Automotive is currently looking to hire at least (1) full-time ASE Certified technician. We are a Jeep and off-road specialty shop and in our experience, those who thrive here have embraced that culture and lifestyle.
We offer competitive wages with bonus opportunities, Medical and Dental benefits, paid holidays and vacation time, optional wheeling trips and a generally awesome place to work.
Full disclosure, even though we are a Jeep and off-road specialty shop, we still do oil changes, general tire service and the occasional water pump on non-off-road vehicles.
- Minimum of (2) ASE Certification courses completed and passed
- Valid driver’s license
- Bring your own tools
- 2 years of verifiable automotive work experience
- Independent thinking team player
- Positive attitude
- Multiple ASE Certifications
- 5+ years verifiable automotive expeience
- Expert at electrical installation and diagnosis
- Jeep/Off-Road enthusiast
- Tech savvy (we use iPads)
If you meet all the basic qualifications, along with some of the preferences, and think you’ve got what it takes to keep up with the best in the business, then send us your resume in one of four ways:
- Hand delivery- Always a good option if you want to make a positive first impression.
- Use our “Careers” page- Let’s us know you’ve mastered the internet.
- Send a direct email to email@example.com with your resume attached- Even if the internet isn’t your thing this tells us you’re willing to learn.
- Call the number below and tell us why you’re awesome- Probably not a good idea.
Have you seen the latest thing to come out of the Falcon Shocks factory? We’re not talking about the Falcon 3.4 series shocks, although we have to admit they are pretty awesome. Think even better!
Back in 2007, Jeep rocked the way we experience trail life when they introduced the luxuriously comfortable Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Almost overnight, the aftermarket world stopped developing new ideas and products to fit the rugged TJ model and began focusing all their efforts on building up a new off-road champion.
Now, after more than a decade of innovation silence, Falcon Shocks is making enormous waves among TJ owners by introducing their latest, and quite possibly best, creation. Check out the video below as Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy Off-Road, gets a shocking surprise!
Ready to get more performance out of your TJ while you embrace the trail life? Give us a call for pricing on a set of new Falcon Reservoir shocks! 636-939-5337
What would you do with an extra $175? Here’s your opportunity to find out.
Now through April 16, 2018, when you upgrade your Jeep or truck with specialized Yukon Gear & Axle parts at Axleboy, you may be eligible to receive a rebate worth up to $175.
For a limited time, Yukon Gear & Axle is offering rebates on Spin Free kits, Gear kits, Lockers, Driveshafts and more.
Click here or call Axleboy today at 636-939-5337 for rebate details and put some money back in your pocket!
We are so excited for the limitless possibilities of the new year, and hope that you are too!
As many of you know, this time last year, Axleboy moved from a small industrial park location with cramped bays and poor lighting to a beautiful big shop with 15 service bays and enormous glass doors. To make the year even better, we spent more time on the trail than in any other previous year, going to places like:
- Moab- for Easter Jeep Safari with Teraflex Suspensions
- Asymetric Solutions (Washita)- to wheel with MWJT and Camp Hope
- Monkey Mountain & Moonlight- for the Jeeping 101 course with MWJT
- SMORR- for Chicks in the Sticks, Jeepstock ’17 and again with 618Jeeps
- And several Jeep show ‘n shine events in both Missouri and Illinois
Less than a full week into the new year, and we’re already looking forward to LOADS of upcoming events and opportunities to hang out with other Jeepers and off-road enthusiasts. A few typical places you can expect to find us include:
- Our shop- We’re here from 8:am-6:pm M-F and we love to talk Jeep!
- The Annual Chili Cookoff- Feb. 24th 11am-2pm, Right here at Axleboy
- Intro to Off-road (Jeeping 101) with Midwest Jeepthing
- Jeepstock- Every September at SMORR
- and more
This year we’re looking forward to seeing even more trails as we get to know the Two Rivers Jeep Club at their 4×4 Safari and later make a special trip out to experience the legendary Rubicon. Keep a lookout for Scott’s white JKU, and feel free to stop and say, “Hi” when you see us out and about.
Follow us on Facebook and/or Instagram to get a steady stream of fresh Jeep pictures and see the latest happenings in the shop.
If you’ve ever been wheeling with Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy, it probably didn’t take long to notice that he doesn’t take any trail half-way. If there’s an obstacle that other Jeepers are dodging out on, you can almost guarantee he’s the one that will put on a show and give it a shot.
With this mentality and driving style, protecting his Jeep is an investment Scott takes seriously, which is why “The White Whale” (his 2013 JKU) recently underwent another phase of transformations. New to the Whale are GenRight aluminum fenders, rock sliders and an ultra low-profile front bumper.
Prior to this change, Scott’s Jeep was outfitted with aluminum fenders made by Nemesis Industries, an aluminum stubby bumper from Teraflex Suspensions and stock Rubicon rock rails.
Why the Sudden Change?
When asked about the reason behind his change in parts, Scott noted, “The Nemesis fenders have the best fit and finish I have EVER seen, but I’ve developed a habit of catching the lip on rocks and feeling bad about beating them up.” He further stated, “I’ve had my eye on the structural qualities of the tubular design for some time and feel like they might roll off things better. As the only authorized GenRight installer/dealer in the area, it just made sense to give them a shot.”
As for the new side armor and rock guards, Scott was impressed by the replaceable steel “rash guard”, something that offers additional protection and reinforcement of the body armor. “I haven’t seen any other manufacturers offer this,” says Scott, “And you can bet these rails will take some pretty hard hits.”
Changing the front bumper all comes down to two words, “approach angle.” “There was absolutely nothing wrong with the Teraflex bumper that I had before, but this new ultra slim bumper gives me nearly six inches of additional clearance in front. That’s huge when you’re trying to pick your line to get up and over an obstacle,” says Scott.
Keep it Raw or Make it White?
The original vision behind The White Whale was to create a well-built Jeep with the classy look of a Sahara. With the first round of modifications almost everything that went on it, first took a trip to the powder-coater to match the white body.
We asked Scott if he intended to do the same thing with the latest round of upgrades and he replied, “I was really tempted to do the same thing and white it out. With the trend being to black out everything, I found that doing the complete opposite helped my Jeep stand out from the crowd and brought a lot of positive attention. I priced out getting the new stuff powder coated too,” he says, “but impatience got the best of me and the bare aluminum look is really starting to grow on me, so I’ll probably leave it just the way it is.”
Check it out in Person
Those who follow Axleboy on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Google Plus…and even Pinterest) expect to see new pictures all throughout the day, highlighting work in progress, completed projects and a variety of off-road adventures… But there’s nothing like seeing a product in person! “Any time you are in the area,” says Scott, “stop by and check out the Jeep in person. Everybody here loves talking Jeep.”
Axleboy is located in O’Fallon Missouri, on the North side of I-70 (1935 E Terra Ln., O’Fallon, MO 63366).
Article and Photos by Mike Carter, Marketing Director at Axleboy.
In no way is this quick reference guide intended to be comprehensive. There are several M/T, A/T, and hybrid tires available on the market, from a variety of manufacturers. We recommend that you talk to a local off-road shop or Jeep club to discuss the best tire options and availability in your geographic area.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jeeping can actually help cultivate an extremely healthy lifestyle! Make the most out of owning one of the greatest vehicles ever, and if you have questions along your journey, get answers from your industry professionals at Axleboy Off-Road by calling 636-939-5337, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., M-F.
All it took was one weekend trip into downtown St. Louis and Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy, started thinking about all the things on his Jeep that he would be remiss to have stolen: his ARB dual air compressor, a RIPP supercharger, countless tools, an expensive stereo and so much more.
Fortunately for him, nothing went missing during his brief stay, but the possibility still lingered in his mind and continued to trouble him. by Monday morning, Scott felt so strongly about the lacking security on his Jeep and countless others that Axleboy placed an order for several lockable storage items from Tuffy Security Products™, including: glove boxes, under-seat concealed carry boxes, hood locks and several locking rear-deck enclosures.
All of these products are now on display and available for purchase in store.
Fun Info About Automotive Burglaries
According to the US Department of Justice, over 1.4 million vehicles were burglarized in 2010. Among the items that burglars look for and steal are these are some of the most common:
- Money (Somebody’s gotta pay for my McD’s)
- Navigation Systems
- Mobil Devices (phones and tablets)
- Vehicle Registration (If you’ve got a nice car, you probably have a nice home too)
- Backpacks and Briefcases
- CD’s (believe it or not people still use these)
- Car components (HID headlights, air bags, etc)
What can you do to protect your valuables?
With the typical burglary lasting no more than a few minutes, here are a few tips to help deter would-be thieves.
- Many of us Jeep owners have already learned (some the hard way) if you don’t want to lose something, it shouldn’t be left in the Jeep. The safest place for anything of value is behind a locked door…at home. Don’t bring it if you don’t need it.
- Don’t invite the burglar to take a closer look. Think of backpacks, suitcases, gift bags, charging cords and loose change as invitations. Would-be thieves see these things and immediately think, “I wonder what else is in there?” Whenever possible keep these things locked up and out of sight.
- Park in areas with high traffic and visibility. Car burglars want to get in and out as quick as possible without drawing a lot of attention to themselves. Whenever possible, park in well-lit areas, close to building entry points.
- Lock your doors…unless you drive a Jeep with a soft-top. We hate seeing a perfectly good soft top get cut up, especially when the windows could just as easily be unzipped. For the Jeep crowd, we’d recommend getting a lockable glove-box, under-seat conceal carry box or a Tuffy™ locking deck enclosure. These minor upgrades can help make your sweet ride a secure one too.
If you’re in the market for lockable storage solutions for your Jeep, stop by Axleboy Off-Road in O’Fallon, Missouri or give us a call at 636-939-5337.
In the video below, Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy, examines the internal components of three common types of shocks and discusses various pros and cons to consider before making your next replacement or upgrade.
If you’ve ever wondered how your shocks work, why the ride quality is so much different from one shock to the next or why some shocks are so darn expensive, this video is for you. Scott will go into detail looking at the following shocks:
In a spectacular move by ARB, now through May 31, 2017 when you purchase any new ARB Air Locker you are eligible for a FREE air compressor.
There are no special rebates or forms to fill out and mail off. When you place your order through Axleboy, simply indicate that you would like a free air compressor as well, and we’ll take if from there.
Buy 1 Air Locker, Get an Air Locker Activation Compressor (CKSA12) – $190 Value
Buy 2 Air Lockers, Get a High Performance Compressor (CKMA12) – $290 Value
If a new locker has been on your list of must-have items, you won’t want to miss this fantastic opportunity. Call Axleboy today at 636-939-5337.
Spring is in the air, but with all the savings available right now, your budget doesn’t have to be! Take a look at this year’s Spring rebates from Warn and give us a call when you’re ready to upgrade to a quality recovery system. Don’t wait too long, these offers expire on May 31, 2017.
WARN Winch Rebate
Right now, when you gear up your ride with a quality Warn winch, you can get up to $200 back! That’s money back in your pocket, that can be used toward the next fantastic upgrade, to fund your next weekend outing or whatever you like.
• 96800: VR8/ $50
• 96805: VR8-S/ $50
• 96810: VR10/ $50
• 96815: VR10-S/ $50
• 96820: VR12/ $50
• 97035: VR12-S/ $50
• 88980: ZEON 8/ $100
• 89305: ZEON 8-S/ $100
• 88990: ZEON 10/ $100
• 89611: ZEON 10-S/ $100
• 89120: ZEON 12/ $100
• 95950: ZEON 12-S/ $100
• 90260: ZEON 8 Multi-Mount/ $100
• 90330: ZEON 8-S Multi-Mount/ $100
• 90340: ZEON 10 Multi-Mount/ $100
• 90360: ZEON 10-S Multi-Mount/ $100
• 92810 ZEON 10 Platinum/ $200
• 92815: ZEON 10-S Platinum/ $200
• 92820: ZEON 12 Platinum/ $200
• 95960: ZEON 12-S Platinum/ $200
Upgrade to a WARN Bumper
That’s right, Warn is sweetening this Spring deal even more, by offering up to $100 back on select truck and Jeep bumpers too. If you’re looking for something that will give your Jeep or truck the quality customized look and a little extra character, this is the deal for you!
• 87750: Elite/ Front w/tube JK/ $50
• 87775: Elite/ Front w/out tube JK/ $50
• 87600: Stubby w/tube JK/ $50
• 61853: Front Bumper TJ/ $50
• 61859: Front Bumper CJ/ $50
• 89430: Front Bumper JK/ RC/ $50
• 87700: Front Bumper TJ/ Stubby/ $50
• 87650: Front Bumper/ JK RC Stubby w/out Tube/ $50
• 61856: Front Bumper YJ/ $50
• 89440: Grille Guard/ JK RC/ $50
• 95870: Chevy Silverado Front/ 2015-16/ 2500HD/ 3500/ $100
• 95800: Chevy Silverado Front/ 2014-15/ 1500 / $100
• 96730: Chevy Silverado Front/ 2016-17/ 1500/ $100
• 95600: Ram Front / 2013-16/ 1500 / $100
• 95895: Ram Front / 2010-16/ 3500/ $100
• 95460: Ford Front / 2015-16/ F150/ $100
• 95568: Ford Front / 2011-16/ F250/ F350/ $100
• 97935: Ford Front / 2017/ F250/ F350/ $100
• 74300: Rear Bumper/ JK Tire Carrier/ $50
• 89525: Elite/ Rear JK/ $50
• 96550: Chevy Silverado Rear/ 2014-17/ 1500/ 2500/ 3500/ $100
• 96550: GMC Sierra Rear/ 2014-16/ 1500/ 2500/ 3500/ $100
• 96440: Ram Rear/ 2010-16/ 1500/ $100
• 96440: Ram Rear/ 2010-13/ 2500/ 3500/ $100
• 96445: Ram Rear/ 2014-16/ 2500/ 3500/ $100
• 96255: Ford Rear/ 2015-16/ F150/ $100
• 96290: Ford Rear/ 2011-16/ F250/ F350/ $100
• 98050: Ford Rear/ 2017/ F250/ F350/ $100
Call Axleboy today, to order your next upgrade: 636-939-5337
You’ve waited all year for the annual Spring Drivetrain Rebate from Yukon Gear & Axle, and now it’s here! March 6 through May 19, 2017 claim up to $150 back when you purchase select Yukon parts, including the Yukon Spin Free Kit, a Yukon Gear Kit Package and so much more.
Quality You Can Depend On
For quality you can depend on, wherever you’re driving this year, Axleboy and Yukon are dedicated to getting you there and putting a little money back in your pocket. Check out the awesome deals below and give the professionals at Axleboy a call when you’re ready to get your order started. 636-939-5337
Don’t forget to download the official Yukon Gear & Axle rebate form and put money back in your pocket by CLICKING HERE.
Remember what it was like to hop in your new Jeep and roll down the highway at 65-70 mph? Do you miss that feeling? Would you like to recover that lost power?
Teaming Up With Yukon Gear & Axle
Axleboy is teaming up with Yukon Gear and Axle, today through the end of March 2017, to bring you a move-in special that will do exactly that for your JK, your TJ or both:
- Recover Lost Power
- Improve Fuel Mileage
- Deliver Better Towing Capacity
- Lower Your Crawl Ratio
- Increase Engine Efficiency
What’s the Deal?
Starting at $1850*, Axleboy will regear both front and rear axles of your 1997-2017 Jeep Wrangler with premium Yukon gears, 4.10 (TJ only), 4.56 or 4.88. This special includes:
- Front and Rear Yukon Gear and Axle ring and pinions with master install kits
- LubeLocker gaskets for both front and read differentials
- 80/90 Break-in Oil
- Gear-lube service in 500 miles with synthetic fluids
- Axleboy’s 12 month/12,000 mile warranty
Thinking about stepping up your ratio to a 5.13? We’ve worked out a special price for that too, starting at just $1950*.
What Are You Waiting For? Get Your Power Back!
Don’t wait too long, because this special is only going to run through 3/31/2017. Call Axleboy today at 636-939-5337 to get answers to your questions and schedule service.
*Jeeps that currently have a 3.21 gear ratio will require an additional $101 to upgrade the carrier. While the differential is apart, we highly recommend replacing axle bearings and seals. We also recommend re-calibrating your speedometer and setting shift points soon after installing new gears.
Axleboy is pleased to announce that after 12 years of business, in the St. Peters area, they have relocated to a significantly larger and more accommodating facility only a few miles West.
On January 1, 2017, Scott Carline, owner and president of Axle Boy Enterprises, LLC dba Axleboy, received possession of the building and land located at 1935 E. Terra Ln. in O’Fallon, Missouri. In the weeks that followed, extensive renovations began to reshape both the production and showroom areas, to bring them in line with OSHA and Axleboy standards.
Axleboy officially stopped all production on January 9, 2017 at the Ehlmann Rd. address so that larger equipment and computer systems could be moved to the new location. Within the relatively short timeframe of one week, Axleboy was appropriately staffed and able to resume full service and production efforts on January 16, 2017.
As of January 20, 2017 Missouri’s self-proclaimed Jeep and off-road authority is open and operational with only minor cosmetic updates still in progress.
For all your Jeep, truck and off-road needs, call Axleboy at 636-939-5337 M-F 8:00am-6:00pm.
Teraflex Falcon Series 3.1 Piggyback Shocks Original Press Date: November 2016 The Falcon Series 3.1 piggyback shock is designed and engineered to deliver race inspired performance and handling while exclusively built to the specific requirements of the Jeep Wrangler. Vehicle stability is the paramount goal with all Falcon shocks. For years shocks have been simply adapted with minimal tuning and not specifically designed for an application. Falcon Shocks changes that mentality. The Falcon Series 3 Piggyback shocks are corner specific, built from the ground up, and deliver the best damping characteristics possible with fitment and function outlining the highest priorities. A lengthy and painstaking development process has finally delivered these new advancements to a waiting Jeep market. The front shock features a unique piggyback design with the reservoir positioned horizontally to increase clearance with large tires during articulation and turning. An offset upper stud positions the shock body away from the frame for maximum clearance. The rear shock positions the body and reservoir at the bottom to eliminate shaft damage from rocks kicked up by the tires. The outboard mounting increases clearance for lifted vehicles with raised track bar brackets. Falcon shocks feature Lucas Oil full synthetic shock oil for superior performance across all temperatures to reduce shock fade. The proprietary synthetic formula also contains special anti-wear and lubricity agents that produce excellent thermal stability. Falcon Series 3 shocks are available in different performance levels including adjustable and non adjustable versions. Features & Benefits - JK specific shock - Increases vehicle stability - Improved dynamic roll control - Improved low speed damping - Optimized fitment for clearance during full suspension travel & articulation - Front offset stud design creates additional frame clearance - 2.25 shock body provides optimal performance - Largest shock body that will fit without modifications - 6061 aluminum hard anodized shock tube resists wear - Smooth honed internal shock body surface for long term performance - ¾ shaft to prevent shaft buckling - Maximum shaft diameter for optimal adjustable range - Hard chrome, induction hardened shaft resists rock damage and corrosion - OGS the oil/gas separator prevents cavitation - Digressive linear piston & base valve technology - One-piece Teflon bronze piston wear band with o-ring - Fast Adjust Knob upgrade for quick compression adjustments (optional) - Compression cartridge system can be added to Series 3.1 piggyback shocks by owner after purchase - Piggyback design increases fluid flow by 6x over restricting reservoir hose designs - Piggyback fluid passage eliminates common leakage issues found in banjo & swivel fittings - Hard anodized billet piston - Aluminum construction for superior heat dissipation - Lucas Oil full synthetic shock oil - 1,000 hour salt spray corrosion resistance on all hardware - Serviceable & rebuildable (factory serviced) - Built in-house in the TeraFlex Falcon shock division - Fits all JK Wrangler models including Rubicon and Unlimited - 3 year warranty - Patent pending design SKU MSRP Description 01-01-31-400-002 $998.99 Series 3.1 Piggyback 0-2 lift (all 4) 01-01-31-400-253 $998.99 Series 3.1 Piggyback 2.5-3 lift (all 4) 01-01-31-400-406 $998.99 Series 3.1 Piggyback 4-6 lift (all 4) 01-01-31-400-002-1 $998.99 Series 3.1 Sport Piggyback 0-2 lift (all 4) 01-01-31-400-253-1 $998.99 Series 3.1 Sport Piggyback 2.5-3 lift (all 4) 01-01-31-400-406-1 $998.99 Series 3.1 Sport Piggyback 4-6 lift (all 4) About TeraFlex TeraFlex has been involved with Jeep performance since the 1950s. Over the years we have developed innovative products that exceed expectations, deliver maximum performance, and provide premium quality and value. Continuing our stronghold, we offer the most comprehensive list of performance components for the JK Wrangler than any other manufacturer to date. Our mission and focus remains the same - innovation, performance, and dependability. TeraFlex products encourage an active Jeep based outdoor lifestyle and enhance the experience both on and off road. For more information about TeraFlex, or any of our products please stop by or call: Axleboy 636-939-5337 firstname.lastname@example.org www.axleboy.com www.teraflex.com
Big changes mean big opportunity! Without prematurely revealing too much information, Axleboy is excited for some pretty big changes (including doubling our workforce) that will be coming in the near future. As such, new applications are being accepted for the following positions:
- Auto Technicians
- Porter/Shop Support
- Front Counter Sales and Support
If you, or someone you know, is interested in becoming part of Missouri’s Jeep & Off-Road Authority, applying for a job is extremely easy. Just follow these simple steps:
- Be an awesome person (we only hire awesome people)
- Fill out and submit the online application at http://axleboy.com/careers/
- Axleboy will review applications & resumes and place selective calls to interview
Easy, right? So what are you waiting for? Submit your application today.
Twice a year, Mid West Jeep Thing (MWJT) and Axleboy team up to introduce new Jeep owners to the wonderful world of off-roading. In our opinion, participating in a course like this is one of the best ways to become familiar with Jeep lifestyle, off-road etiquette and the capabilities of your stock to moderately lifted Jeep Wrangler.
Here’s what you can expect:
An Early Morning!
The Intro to Off-Road starts promptly at 9:00 am in Potosi, MO. Depending on where you live, how long it takes to get going in the morning and how fast you drive, your day may start much earlier than usual. If you’re coming from the St. Louis area, like we are, it’s safe to plan on about two hours of travel time. The Axleboy crew typically leaves St. Peters around 6:30 am…but we’re also towing a trailer.
Class-room Type Instruction.
The first part of this course involves an interactive classroom style session where MWJT and Axleboy will discuss Tread Lightly guidelines, trail safety and a slew of information about “the modified Jeep.”
Immediately after the classroom portion, we’ll take a 30-45 minute lunch break. This typically includes a burger, some chips and a soft drink or water. Chow down and get ready to roll!
Towards the end of lunch, Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy demonstrates how and when to use an ARB tire deflator. For those who have quick disconnects, Scott will also talk about when to disconnect and show how it is done.
Afternoon Trail Riding.
Organized trail riding is just that…organized. Typically 3-4 experienced trail guides will be pre-selected to lead a group of 5-10 Jeeps on beginner trails with light to moderate obstacles. During this time, you can expect to go up and down hills, around trees and over rocks of various sizes. You may also hear a cacophony of creaks, clunks and other noises that are typical while traversing unpaved paths.
A Dirty Jeep.
Come rain or shine, this event doesn’t get cancelled. Come prepared to get dirty.
Organized Jeeping is slow and steady with plenty of opportunities to get out and take pictures of your Jeep and others going over obstacles. Bring a camera or use your smart phone and get to know some of the people in your group. You might be surprised how many awesome people are willing to exchange pictures after the event.
Need more information? Click Here to see the MWJT Event Page.
As Economy Improves, New Demographic of Enthusiasts Enter ‘Jeep Lifestyle,’ as Segment Continues Rebound
BY: DUSTIN HOLLAND, Parts & People
“I really started to get into the Jeep Lifestyle after working as a mechanic,” he said. “When other people in that subgroup found out I was a mechanic and word got around, I saw a great opportunity to start my own business.”
In 2004, Carline opened the doors at Axleboy Automotive. “I wanted my shop to be a step above what people were used to receiving when they had work done on their Jeep,” he said.
What began as a small 3,000-square-foot shop has grown to 9,500 square feet. It is equipped with six lifts and an abundance of open floor space.
Jeep owners and dealerships have been relying on Axleboy’s expertise to service their every need, Carline said. “We do a lot of customization jobs. If it was up to us and money was no object, all we would do is build custom Jeeps for clients. We know repair work is necessary also though.”
He also added that as a business it is important to have multiple revenue streams going to stay afloat. The shop also does axle and differential remanufacturing for industrial and light truck applications and sells Jeep accessories. It also performs a small percentage of all makes/all models service and repair.
The shop bounced back from the recent economic downturn, as customers have more disposable income. Low gas prices and credit availability has also helped.
Carline said the shift in the economy and recent Jeep redesigns were bringing in a new clientele than had previously been its core. “Some of my best clients are now doctors, lawyers and bankers, as opposed to the ‘average Joe.’”
Since the economic upturn, Axleboy has also cultivated relationships with dealerships that seek customizations, he said. “Some dealerships just want us to put bigger tires on a stock Jeep so they can put it back on the floor and sell it. Others are more interested in helping people live the Jeep lifestyle. “We will go to the dealership and put together a package custom to the needs of that customer. We sit down with them and really break down what it is that they will need to live the type of Jeep life that they are looking for.”
Carline and his staff are actively involved in several Jeep clubs or communities, including The Midwest Jeep Thing and Jeeping Mid-Rivers. Carline and his full-time marketing director, Mike Carter, take opportunities to set up at their various events throughout the year to showcase products and services. “It is important that I am actively involved in the Jeep community. If a current or potential customer can see my passion first hand and know that it is genuine, it really helps to build relationships which ultimately lead to sales,” Carline said.
He added, “Like most small repair businesses, marketing usually falls on the owner. The problem is, most of us are mechanics by trade and marketing doesn’t come naturally, which leads to a neglect in marketing,” Carline said.
Marketing strategies include increased social media presence, Web design and customer relations, Carter said. “The use of social media in the auto repair industry as a whole has come a long way but there are still shops going about it the wrong way. We stay away from putting generic posts and ads on our sites and focus on interacting with the customer on a more personal level.”
Axleboy is a distributor and installer of TeraFlex aftermarket parts, lift kits and accessories. Recently, the shop has become certified installers of GenRight, which has high-quality suspension and body armor options, Carline said. Other parts and accessories are provided by Keystone Automotive. In addition to lift kit and tires, LED lights are presently popular sales items.
“We get our tires from US Autoforce. They have fast delivery and, in a pickle, they are real close, so we can run up and grab what we need,” he said, adding that the most popular option for Jeep owners right now is the Cooper STT Pro for mud and the Cooper ST Maxx for dual purpose applications.
Carline offered advice for other Jeep and 4×4 shops — take the time to get to know your clients. “Don’t just be their go-to for repairs. Some of the best times I can remember as an owner are the weekends I spent on the trails with my customers living the Jeep life with them.”
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NOTICE: Event Cancelled
TRUCK & OFF-ROAD FESTIVAL
AUGUST 12-13, 2016.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Where Trucks Come To Play! GATEWAY MOTORSPORTS PARK – MADISON, IL
The 2016 Truck & Off-Road Festival will take place at the Gateway Motorsports Park (700 Raceway Blvd) in Madison, Ill., near St. Louis. For the full schedule of events, visit trucktrend.com. Times listed are in Central Time.
• Friday, August 12 – Gates open at 12 p.m., events conclude at 1 a.m.
• Saturday, August 13 – Gates open at 7 a.m., events conclude at 10 p.m.
Truckin Throwdown – This year, ANY truck can try and make the final field by throwing down one of the 12 fastest combined drag race and autocross times during qualifying sessions.
• Drag Racing
• Start/Stop box
• Show & Shine
All Registered Participants
• Drag Racing – Multiple Classes
• Autocross Course
• Professionally judged Show & Shine with awards in multiple classes
• UTV & Side-by-Side Racing
• Mud Bog
• Editor’s Choice Awards
• Performance Truck Midway / Vendor Row
• Dyno Contest
• DJ Friday night / Live band Saturday night
REGISTER YOUR TRUCK NOW and LOCK IN SPECIAL PRICING!
When you register for the Truck and Off-Road Festival you get entry for your truck and one credential as well as a swag bag with some cool gifts. Not only will you be able to show off your rig, but you’ll be able be part of the action on the drag strip, autocross, 4×4 obstacle course, or even the mud bog!
All driving activities included in the price below:
• Pre-registration for a two day pass is only: $45*
• On-site registration for a two day pass is only: $50
• Pre-registration for Friday only: $20*
• On-site registration for Friday only: $25
• Pre-registration for Saturday only: $35*
• On-site registration for Saturday only $40
• UTV pre-registration for Saturday only $35*
• UTV on-site registration for Saturday only $40
SPECTATOR TICKETS FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC ARE ON SALE NOW!
o Friday $10 in advance*, $15 at the gate
o Saturday $15 in advance*, $20 at the gate
o 2-day pass $25 in advance*, $30 at the gate
• Children 6-12 years of age – $5 per day. $10 for 2-day pass.
• Children 5 and under – Free.
*Available until Wednesday August 11 2016, at 11:59 p.m.
To register or purchase spectator tickets, visit truckandoffroadfestival.com
ADDITIONAL EVENT INFORMATION
For vendor booth Information, contact Glenn Herniter by phone at 310.363.4047 or email at email@example.com
Please Note: This Event Is Officially Cancelled
Are you an experienced problem solver? Have you worked hard to develop a reputation as a quality mechanic? Do you want to help build and repair awesome Jeeps? You’ve learned the trade and refined your skills, now it’s time to do something great! At Axleboy, we take pride in being Missouri’s Jeep and off-road authority, specializing in late model Jeep Wrangler customization. We are looking for a qualified mechanic to join our elite team of industry professionals.
- Build and repair awesome Jeeps.
- Adhere to all company policy, procedure and safety rules.
- Maintain an organized and neat bay.
- Assist fellow mechanics in performing technical activities.
- Communicate needs and recommendations clearly to non-technical personnel
- At least a High School Diploma or GED
- Current Driver’s License
- Be available to work Monday-Friday, 8:00am-6:00pm
- A solid work history (min. 2-3 years of industry experience preferred)
- You have your own collection of tools
- Strong experience with electrical wiring and diagnostics
- Strong automotive/mechanical diagnostic skills
- Able to pass a pre-employment drug test/physical/background check
- Jeep owner is a plus (not required)
- Read and write English fluently
If you meet the qualifications above and have a positive attitude, we encourage you to apply today at http://axleboy.com/careers/ or email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and answer the following question: What do you see yourself doing in 5 years?
Axleboy offers more than just a place to work. We have rules like everywhere else, but we also know how to throw down some fun: Weekend wheeling trips, BBQ in the back and did we mention that we specialize in Jeep and off-road vehicles? As if that wasn’t enough, we also offer:
- Excellent Medical , Dental and Life insurance
- Set work hours: Monday through Friday
- Fast paced and energetic work environment
- Competitive wages
- Paid holidays and vacation time
Quality & Performance on Every Terrain
Axleboy is extremely pleased to team up with JKS and Fox, makers of quality, performance suspension solutions for the Jeep and off-road communities.
While at the Louisville, KY: Unlimited Off-Road Expo in early June, Scott Carline, owner of St. Peters based Axleboy piqued the interest of representatives from the Fox and JKS brands. A lively discussion ensued, business cards were exchanged and within minutes a professional connection had been forged.
In the past, Axleboy has depended on third party distributors to obtain Fox shocks and JKS aftermarket upgrades for their performance conscious customers. Now, less than one month after having met in person, Axleboy is honored to be a direct dealer of both Fox and JKS performance brands.
Axleboy will be closed this Friday, June 3, 2016 so that our technicians can attend the Unlimited Off-Road Expo in Louiville, KY.
We apologize for any short term inconveniences that this may cause, and hope you will bear with us as we network with industry manufacturers, suppliers and innovators for a few short days. We look at events, such as this, as opportunities to really connect with the latest trends and discuss areas of improvement.
Thank you for your patience and understanding. We’ll be back to work, first thing Monday morning!
Every so often we’ll have a customer come in with a Jeep full of parts that they just ordered online and ask us how much it will cost to have it all installed. We are excited that people continue to take an interest in modifying their Jeeps and that our reputation for quality workmanship has spread throughout the Jeep community. We don’t like to turn away opportunities to work on Jeeps, but in 2015 we adopted a fairly standard industry policy regarding parts installation.
Our installation policy, in its most basic form, is this:
“We do not install customer supplied parts.”
Regardless if you purchased your parts direct from Jeep or through Quadratec, e-bay, Amazon or Craigslist, we simply don’t install customer supplied parts. For those interested in knowing the “why” behind this policy, we offer a general explanation below.
Installing Customer Supplied Parts is Bad for Business.
We’re not saying that the stuff customers find online is cheap or low quality or that it won’t work. Plenty of people buy stuff online, install it in their garage and are perfectly happy. We are happy for these folks and enjoy spending time on the trails with them.
The reasons we don’t install customer supplied parts are both legal and business in nature. In terms of legality, the state of Missouri holds shops (like Axleboy) responsible for all aspects of a job, including parts and labor, regardless of where the parts originate. So, even if we, as a shop, were to install a customer’s parts as specified by the manufacturer, if the part itself failed, legally, we would be held liable. It sounds ridiculous…until it happens.
From the business perspective, Axleboy and other professional shops exist because there is some element of profitability that allows us to purchase specific tools, pay certified technicians and maintain a brick and mortar location. Remove marginal profitability and reputable off-road shops will quickly disappear. That doesn’t sound like a very good business plan to us.
Our Reputation is Based on Quality. Quality People. Quality Parts. Quality Service.
At Axleboy, we work hard to build and maintain quality working-relationships with several aftermarket manufacturers, so that when parts don’t fit right or packages arrive with damaged or incomplete sets, we can still get the job done right and in a timely manner. Our sights are focused on total quality and customer satisfaction. When customers go to online vendors to save a couple bucks, they unknowingly interfere with our ability to guarantee quality. This is a reputational risk that we are simply unwilling to accept.
We want you to know, that we don’t think anything less of people or Jeepers for purchasing parts online. Please understand when we politely decline to install them.
OME is pleased to release a new range of adjustable control arms with Max C Dual Durometer bushes for the JK Wrangler.
Adjustable control arms are perfect for those Jeep owners who want to customize caster and pinion angles to fine tune ride and handling for both on and off-road applications. All arms have been shot peened, zinc electroplated and powder coated to prevent corrosion.
Max C Bushes:
MAX-C is a Dual Durometer composite bushing engineered for optimal ride quality and off-road durability in heavy duty applications.
The MAX-C is constructed of multiple urethane compounds and materials to deliver significant dampening and elastic characteristics that enable the joint to perform in a more linear torsional spring rate. The Free Pivot design eliminates pre-mature bushing failures from twisting loads particularly on long travel suspension arms or track bars and is ideal for heavy duty off-road performance. Synthetic Elastomer formulation consistently recovers to co-centric position effectively Self Centring the joint. Reinforcement Tube redistributes load evenly throughout the cushion and prevents contaminants entry into the joint by effectively minimizing gaping of the hole during misalignment configuration.
Front Lower Control Arm JK Wrangler:
- • 2” x 0.188” wall (50.8mm x 4.7mm) 1020 DOM STEEL TUBE
- • Adjustable w/ Jam Nut
- • Precision robotic welding
- • Max C – Dual Duro Bushing
- • Forged Eyelet and Forged Rod End
Rear Lower Control Arm JK Wrangler:
- • 2” x 0.188” wall (50.8mm x 4.7mm) 1020 DOM STEEL TUBE
- • Adjustable w/ Jam Nut
- • Precision robotic welding
- • Max C – Dual Duro Bushing
- • Forged Eyelet and Forged Rod End
Front Upper Control Arm JK Wrangler:
- • 1.25” x 0.188” wall (31.7mm x 4.7mm)1020 DOM STEEL TUBE
- • Stamped Steel Clevis
- • Adjustable w/ Jam Nut
- • Precision robotic welding
- • Max C – Dual Duro Bushing
- • Forged Rod End
Rear Upper Control Arm JK Wrangler:
- • 1.25” x 0.188” wall (31.7mm x 4.7mm)1020 DOM STEEL TUBE
- • Adjustable w/ Jam Nut
- • Max C – Dual Duro Bushing
- • Precision robotic welding
- • Forged Eyelet and Forged Rod End
Axleboy is proud to be an authorized ARB dealer and installer.
ARB Corporation Limited is Australia’s largest and industry leading manufacturer and distributor of quality, 4WD vehicle accessories, with distribution in more than 100 countries worldwide. The company manufactures and stocks the worlds most respected and sought after 4×4 accessories.
You may have heard that Axleboy had a great year in 2015 and that we’re looking to grow in 2016. The rumors are true!
We are at that point where we “either need to start turning work away or bring more people into the team,” said Scott Carline, owner of Axleboy. “And with Spring and Summer just around the corner, there are no plans to slow down production in the shop.”
With that in mind, Axleboy is looking for fresh talent in the automotive and off-road customization industry. Anybody can be trained to turn a wrench, but we are extremely selective about who we invite to work on our team.
At Axleboy, quality is more than a goal or an obscure hope for the future. Our team members eat, sleep and breathe quality. It is at the center of everything that we do and the defining element of who we are.
If you consider yourself a problem solving, quick moving, optimistic and skilled automotive technician…or you know someone who fits that description, we might have your next great opportunity.
Check out our Careers page by clicking here.
Do you own a Jeep? Are you thinking about purchasing a Jeep? Do you like to look at Jeeps? Do you like chili?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you’re invited to attend our 5th annual Chili Cook-off with Mid West Jeep Thing. We’ll have plenty of chili, free drinks, raffle prizes and a bunch of well-built Jeeps to admire, so grab a friend and come hang out with us for a while.
Saturday, February 27, 2016 From 11:30am-2:00pm
Planning to enter our chili contest? Every year, we see a HUGE variety in chili recipes, from melt-your-tastebuds to mild white-chicken and everything in between. Give us a heads up (ph: 636-939-5337) and we’ll make sure there’s an outlet available for your crock pot. You may be the next Axleboy Chili Champion!!
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, we asked several people to define “LOVE” in four words or less. After careful consideration we arrived at a dramatic yet obvious conclusion.
All of us at Axleboy sincerely wish you and yours a very happy Valentine’s Day!
We are proud to offer the latest products from Smittybilt, including their new Atlas Series rock sliders (compatible with 2 and 4-door Wrangler JKs). Starting at only $449.99*, these quality rock sliders feature:
- 3/16″ cold rolled steel
- Anti-slip step pads for easier access
- Complete bolt on installation (no drilling)
- Compatability with XRC exterior armor
Call or stop by for details and to set your appointment.
Be sure to check out some of the other great deals going on right now on our Specials page.
*For 2007-2016 JK 2-door Atlas Rock Sliders with step. Does not include sales tax or installation.