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Rightline Gear Truck Tent and SUV Tent Combo

Have you ever wondered if the Rightline Gear SUV Tent can connect to the rear of the Rightline Gear Truck Tent? If so, you are not alone – we actually get that question quite a bit. We are pleased to … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear Replacement Car Clips

In August 2017, Rightline Gear updated the design of our popular Car Clips. These coated metal hooks attach to the end of the Rightline Gear Car Top Carrier attachment straps and secure the Carrier to a vehicle without a roof … Continue reading

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Ace Car Top Carrier Model Change 2017

In March 2017, Rightline Gear introduced our new model Ace Car Top Carriers with major design improvements. The original Ace Car Top Carrier had been a great product since 2012, but with all of our advancements as a company in … Continue reading

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Sport Car Top Carrier Model Change 2017

In August 2017, Rightline Gear introduced new model Sport Car Top Carriers with several design improvements. The 100% waterproof Sport Carriers have been great products over the years (the previous version since 2012), but we saw a few ways that … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear Truck Tent on Ford F150 With Tailgate Step

We received a great photo from one of our customers starting his young son out camping early. A great looking boy, a great looking truck, and a darn cool truck tent! You can see that our customer is using the … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build – Las Vegas And Back!

The Rightline Gear Jeep Build for the 2015 SEMA Show began in mid-May and ended in mid-October. Our goal was to complete the build ourselves (with minimal outside assistance and guidance), drive to Las Vegas in the Jeep, detail the … Continue reading

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Sylvania LED Bulbs For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

After installing fender flares with LED marker lights, LED accessory spotlights, and LED headlights, there was no other conclusion to reach but the more LED the better. After all, what is better than seeing better and other drivers seeing you … Continue reading

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Alpine Navigation Receiver For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

We are excited to be sponsoring the Alpine Electronics Jeep Build in 2015 with our Rightline Gear Jeep Storage Bags. Alpine will be taking their Jeep to the Consumer Electronics Show and many other lifestyle oriented events over the course … Continue reading

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Custom Vinyl Wrap For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The crowning piece to our Rightline Gear Jeep Build is the vinyl wrap which highlights our fox logo. We also wanted to prominently feature as many of our sponsor brands as possible by including their logos on the side of … Continue reading

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OPS Armor Exhaust For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I shared a booth with Mark Sarine of OPS Armor at Jeep Beach in Daytona, FL earlier this year. Mark was kind enough to let us display our Jeep Storage Bags on his 4-door Wrangler. We were both there to … Continue reading

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Curt Racks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The people taking part in the road trip to Las Vegas as part of the Rightline Gear Jeep Build for the SEMA Show are guys. We don’t need to pack a whole bunch for a road trip. This road trip … Continue reading

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Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Can you believe that within the first 3 weeks of owning my Jeep, I got a speeding ticket? A speeding ticket in a Jeep! Not on the back roads – on the highway! The police officer should have been embarrassed … Continue reading

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Rugged Ridge Exo-Top For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

As you may have read in the previous pages, it has been a goal of mine to keep the factory soft top off the Jeep for the whole summer. The plan was a complete success. The Rhino Linings, Wet Okole … Continue reading

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Bilstein Shocks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The very first step in the Rightline Gear Jeep Build was to add the MaxTrac Coil Lift Kit to the Jeep. We initially used the MaxTrac shocks as part of the kit. After I installed the FORTEC Steering Stabilizer with … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 4 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Custom Painting Part IV, the final chapter – I hope! The painting I have completed on the Jeep Wrangler has been some of the most rewarding time spent. For a relatively small amount of money, painting lets your creativity loose … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Aries Seat Defender

I have been using my Jeep for all of my regular activities, while at the same time, getting it ready to be a show piece at the 2015 SEMA show. It is a true daily driver. How do I keep … Continue reading

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Hi-Lift Jack For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

If you thought that Hurricane Joaquin would stop the Rightline Gear Jeep Build, you were wrong. We have a busy weekend planned as SEMA draws ever closer. A little rain (or in this case a ton of rain) and a … Continue reading

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Dealer Spotlight: HB Off-Road Performance, Huntington Beach, CA

In the automotive aftermarket, there has been much talk over the last few years of selling aftermarket accessories already installed on a new vehicle. The consumer benefits because the price of those costly accessories can be included in the vehicle’s … Continue reading

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OR-FAB HDX Rear Bumper/Tire Carrier For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The OR-FAB HDX Rear Bumper’s compact design, great lines, and increased clearance angles make it function almost like a stubby bumper for the rear of the vehicle. The bumper also features a beefy tire carrier that moves with the tailgate, … Continue reading

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sPOD 6 Switch System For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Half the fun of adding aftermarket lights to a Jeep is the sense of power and control it gives you. Who doesn’t want to sit in their cockpit, surrounded by switches that turn an otherwise pitch black trail into a … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – FORTEC Dual Steering Stabilizer Kit

Like a couple other parts on the stock Jeep Wrangler, the factory steering stabilizer just seems to cry out “help me”. I hear it every time I experience Jeep death wobble, which up to this point in time, I had … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Bestop Trail Cover

In the middle of the Rightline Gear Jeep Build, our family sold our home and moved into an apartment while waiting for another home to be ready. How might my goal of keeping the factory soft top off the Jeep … Continue reading

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Truck-Lite Headlights For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Once you see the brilliant white beams from the PIAA LED lights, you are left wanting more. The weak yellow halogen beams from the stock headlights just won’t cut it any longer. We were extremely thankful to receive a sponsorship … Continue reading

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Rugged Ridge Performance Vented Hood For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The next part of the Rightline Gear Jeep Build involved replacing a major part of the stock vehicle (as if bumpers don’t already count!). For some reason, replacing the factory hood seemed like another level of aftermarket accessory installation all-together. … Continue reading

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Other Cool Jeep Products – Antenna X Off-Road Antenna

It’s official, my Jeep’s stock antenna banged against my PIAA windshield mounted light. A common problem to find out there, but the solution was not as easy to find. A quick Google search on “rubber antenna”, “off-road antenna”, “jeep wrangler … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 3 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

If you are thinking “that didn’t take long”, you are correct. We are trying to out do Rocky and Rambo with our next sequel in the custom painting series on the Rightline Gear Jeep Build. Besides an occasional hallucination from … Continue reading

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Rugged Ridge Exterior Accessories For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

The difference is in the details! It is absolutely amazing how the addition of small accent pieces can make a big difference in the overall appearance of a vehicle. Some of these improvements can cost very little – that is … Continue reading

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Custom Painting Part 2 For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I enjoyed the painting involved in our Custom Painting Part 1 so much that there was just bound to be a sequel. I wasn’t sure I was ready for the fumes again, however, and just as importantly, I wasn’t sure … Continue reading

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PIAA Lighting For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Nothing tops off a great Jeep Build like a good lighting design. Call me old school, but I was interested in sticking with the classic look of round lights. I was also interested in checking out some of the new … Continue reading

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Mother’s Polishes, Waxes, And Cleaners For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

If you have never been to SEMA before, it is an absolute showplace for vehicle builds. The cars and trucks out there make the amateur builder weep in his pillow. One of the main things that has always jumped out … Continue reading

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Wet Okole Seat Covers For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I discovered that I had one kink in my plan to keep the factory top off my Jeep Wrangler for the entire summer. The Bestop Safari Top works great to keep water out of the cab area and rain water … Continue reading

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Bulldog Winch For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Bulldog Winch of Phoenix, Arizona was one of the first companies to sponsor our Jeep build. I had to look at the winch in its cardboard box, sitting in my office, way too long before we were able to add … Continue reading

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OR-FAB Stubby Front Bumper For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

I am originally from Cleveland, OH and I worked in a steel forging factory before leaving home, but I never thought I would be cutting chunks of metal off of any vehicle that I own. I did just that as … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear SUV Tent On Truck Caps

Truck caps, toppers, camper shells… whatever you call them, Rightline Gear SUV Tents have always been able to fit around them. We have never taken photos to show this setup before now (for some crazy reason?). The SUV Tent is … Continue reading

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OR-FAB Rock Sliders For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Earlier this year, I got to know Steve Rezek of Performance Automotive Group. PAG has (2) brands under it’s banner, Performance Accessories and OR-FAB. The company makes its products in Chino Valley Arizona. Steve is an industry veteran with a … Continue reading

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Rightline Gear Car Top Carriers For Jeep Wrangler Hard Tops

Recently, we have been asked by several customers if it is possible to use one of our car top carriers on top of a Jeep Wrangler. The answer is yes, but only on a hard top Wrangler. As a small … Continue reading

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McGard Door Locks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

In working with McGard on my lug nut/wheel lock solution, I discovered that they also make a product to lock the Jeep doors to the vehicle. The Jeep’s doors can be easily removed once the hinge nuts are unscrewed and … Continue reading

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Dealer Spotlight: Body Armor Performance, Vancouver, WA

Every once in a while, we come across a dealer that is doing creative out of the box things to increase their sales. Such has been our experience with our new dealer: Body Armor Performance, 11800NE 65th St., Vancouver, WA … Continue reading

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Rhino Linings In Wheel Wells For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Well, when something works great the first time, it is a good idea to go back to it again. That was the case with using Rhino Linings on the Rightline Gear Jeep Build for SEMA 2015. We already removed the … Continue reading

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McGard Wheel Locks For Rightline Gear SEMA 2015 Jeep Build

Once we had the wheels and tires lined up for our Jeep build, I realized two things: 1. There was no way I was putting the factory chrome lugs on the new wheels and 2. I sure as heck better … Continue reading

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