Natalie from MobileFun.co.ukIphone Acccessories sent me a StayStuck phone pad. This silicone pad is made of an amazing friction material that sticks to just about anything. I have been driving around with it in my street Jeep this week and my cell phone has stayed put just like the product name suggests. I have stuck it on the dash and on the center console and it stays either place just fine.
The sample she sent me also has a really cool feature in that it has a place to mount a suction cup device like a phone holder or a GPS navigation device. To test it further I put it in my off road Jeep to see how it holds up to bumps and dust.
I had to use a damp cloth to clean the very dirty dash in my Jeep before it would stick. However, once it was free of dust, the pad stuck fine.
I mounted my mom’s Tom Tom to it to see if it would stay in place. I have left it there in all kinds of weather conditions from cold to hot to wet to dry. It has not moved. I always get annoyed at suction cup devices because they tend to pop loose when the temperature changes. No such problems with this pad.
I have driven around on the trails on my farm and have even done some rough maneuvering to get the Jeep into position to do some winching and so far the pad is still in place.
I need to get one for my mom for mother’s day because she is really happy that she does not have to mount her GPS on the windshield any more. For more information on this cool product see: StayPut Pad
My favorite lift kit for the Jeep Cherokee is part number ZX071866W from JC Whitney. This is a three inch lift that includes an extra leaf for the rear spring pack and a block. It also comes with new front springs.
Click the link below and search for ZX071866W. The price is currently $120 but it varies from time to time.
I have this kit installed on my 88 XJ with 33″ tires. I had to cut the fenders a bit to fit 33’s. Jenny has the same kit on her Jeep with 31″ tires.
It is amazing that this kit comes with new front springs and an extra leaf for the rear andf blocks for the rear for just $120. Most lift springs alone cost more than this.
On my off road Jeep, Scuffy, my favorite accessory are my Maxxis Buckshot tires. Having larger tires with a great tread pattern has really helped me go places that were never possible in my stock Jeep with BFG AT’s.
My other most favorite Jeep accessories are my lockers. In the rear I have the Loc Rite in my 8.25. This locker is fully automatic. It is very tight and locks up very quickly. It is a little annoying on pavement and can be embarrassing when puling into a gas station or a tight parking space. It is interesting to note that I had this same axle in my street XJ for a while and it was very calm behind the automatic. However, with the manual of my off road truck, it pops and squeaks the tires.
In the front, I have an ARB selectable locker. This is really cool in that I can hit a switch and choose between fully locked and fully open. I love being able to walk up to a rock and then throw the switch and then be able to climb up on it.
The indispensable accessory is my winch. I don’t use my winch much but it is really nice knowing that it is there and ready to rescue me if I need it.