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!
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.
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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.