Thor’s Lightning Air Systems is the result of us two guys- Derek and Elias- coming together and trying to provide answers to problems we discovered in the world of off-roading, four-wheeling, Jeeping, riding, or however else you want to refer to the act of going off-road in your badass rig. It’s really obvious what the problems we discovered are related to airing-up and airing-down (refer to past blog posts, you voluminous amounts of readers). That’s not what I’m going to talk about in this post. Instead, I want to talk about how fun the four-wheeling community can be because of the people in it.
Quick story- my Jeep, Big Green, is undergoing some pretty cool upgrades in preparation for the upcoming season: it’s getting a Dynatrac ProRock 44 front axle, a new JKS suspension, a trussed rear axle, 5.13 gears, and other odds and ends. Why does that matter? Well, it’s currently on 35″ tires on the stock Rubicon wheels. I decided the upgrades I already mentioned warrant an increase in tire size- doesn’t everyone always say bigger is better? So, I found some nice barely used 37″ Mickey Thompson Baja Boss MT tires on the old trusty Facebook (in a Jeep group) After chatting with the seller, Anthony, for a couple weeks via Facebook Messenger, I made the drive down to Colorado Springs to get the tires.
I drove my trusty old 4th generation Toyota 4Runner (V8!) And met up with Anthony at his house. It was as though Anthony and I were old friends- we immediately started talking about Jeeps, trails, axles, tires, you name it. That’s what I love about this community: the camaraderie amongst people involved in both the Jeep community and the 4×4 community as a whole. I felt as though Anthony wouldn’t hesitate to help someone out on the trail if they were having a problem. To top it all off, he was super knowledgeable and had worked on strengthening his own Wrangler to put on 40” tires, which was possibly a bad influence on me!
That sense of community is why Derek and I got into this business- we want to help contribute to the community by getting everyone out on the trail faster and to help them get home faster. Derek and I also have such a passion toward the hobby of off-roading that we are in the process of creating a podcast talking about various off-road and adventure related topics. So, that’s the thought process behind “Two Guys Talking About Off-roading”!