Everybody loves a Jeep cause it can go literally anywhere with you off the beaten path. Offroading and Jeeps were a match made in heaven. So when we were just doing our rounds around the web to see the latest Jeep stories we came across a ad that would make any Jeep owner proud. So let us humor you:
First is the screening test to see if your qualified enough:
if you do not own a toolbox, have never changed your own oil, and are scared of firearms: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you have been posting on facebook all about how excited you are for pumpkin latte season: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you get offended easy and often, whine to your co-workers, and bitch a lot: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you feel you are owed anything in the world & have a bull-ish job where you fail to produce: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you own a bieber album, white oakleys, affliction t-shirts, or those candy-butt stitched-pocket jeans: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
If you consider the 2nd Amendment an anachronistic relic and have never owned a firearm: THIS VEHICLE IS NOT FOR YOU.
Than if you pass this why you should buy it:
If, however, you have BALLS OF STEEL and consider adverse weather an excuse to do stupid shit: THIS IS YOUR JEEP.
Do you laugh at danger, and tempt fate?
Have you ever uttered the words, “Hold my beer and watch this …”?
While bored at work do you pick targets at random and think, “I could hit that from here with the .22 …”?
Have any of your friends quit hanging out because you were too much fun?
Do you have the number of a friend with cash memorized for bail?
When you pass an abandoned flatbed farm truck along a fenceline do you consider taking on another project?
Is your ol’ lady really sick of the random piles of parts, greasy footprints, and empty beer bottles in the garage? Could you not care less?
Do you have Jalopnik saved on your laptop AND smartphone?
Do you own a service manual for every vehicle you ever owned?
Do you still miss your first ride?
Can you carry on a two hour conversation discussing tools, scars, and hi-lift jacks?
Remember when tool companies had the balls to put half-naked beauty queens on their calendars?
Do you consider the Prius an abominable affront to the Gods of displacement, torque, and All Mighty Internal Combustion?
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The perfect organization solution for your Jeep®! The new Rugged Ridge Rear Seat Organizer features storage areas to organize wayward trash, toys, drinks, iPods® and other clutter. Each organizer is designed to instantly fit into the rear cup holders of your 11-14 Jeep Wrangler and includes a lid with integrated hinge to keep objects from flying out when the top is down. Patent Pending.
The best television show Breaking Bad is coming to an end later this week and of course things must go from the show. Entertainment industry site Screenbid.com is starting to auction off various items that can be seen on the show ranging from phones to clothing but one thing that catches our eyes is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer. This Jeep belonged to Skylar White on the show and can be seen in various episodes sitting in the drive way of their home.
The Grand Wagoneer runs and drives, but leaks oil and has some paint bubbling and chipping. It’s also powered by a solid 5.9-liter 360 c.i. AMC V8 that puts out a whopping 144 horsepower and 280 pound feet of torque. The bid is starting out at $7,125 which is pretty steep for what they are really going for these days.
This crimson red ’91 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is going to be auctioned off along with many other vehicles from the show, including Jesse Pinkman’s 4WD Toyota Tercel Wagon, Walter White’s dilapidated Pontiac Aztek, the 6.9-liter IDI Ford F250 Vamonos Pest Control truck and even Jesse’s flashy Chevy Monte Carlo lowrider complete with non-functional hydraulics, gold fist in the rear window and fuzzy dice.
To get in on the bidding check out http://www.screenbid.com/
Last year at the Beijing Auto Show the Dragon concept was introduced for the Jeep Wrangler and the response was so good that it will be available as a limited edition model in the U.S.
The special edition Jeep is a major nod to the Chinese culture. Chrysler said that the dragon symbolizes strength and power and is an “aspirational character normally associated with royalty.” Historians say that Chinese dragons are seen as benevolent creatures, not the monsters usually associated with Western fairy tales.
This is the most expensive model in the 2014 Wrangler line up starting at $37,090. The Wrangler is only available in black . The design includes a Dark Charcoal dragon decal that snakes along the hood and driver’s side of the vehicle. Other touches include a black spare tire cover with a dragon decal, 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels and Bronze Satin Gloss exterior trim.
The cabin gets a black-and-bronze theme with Satin Bronze dragon scales on parts of the interior, including the outer seat bolsters, center console armrest and steering wheel.
The 2014 Wrangler is equipped with the 285-horsepower 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 engine.
Amazon is kicking off September by giving away a custom built 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited to one lucky automotive customer. Along with the sweepstakes, Amazon will also be providing discounts of up to 40-percent off select Jeep parts and accessories for the entire month of September. This event marks the first time in its 18 year history that Amazon has given away a vehicle, a radically modified Jeep no less!
The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, dubbed the Orange Crusher, has been built to conquer any terrain and features a 4-inch Rugged Ridge ORV lift kit to clear the 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ tires mounted on hyper silver Rugged Ridge alloy wheels with color matched simulated beadlock rings. A set of heavy duty Rugged Ridge skid plates protect the underside of the Jeep from sharp rocks while crawling around trails. An XHD modular bumper with high-clearance ends offers plenty of protection without getting the Jeep hung up on obstacles. A Rugged Ridge 8500-pound performance winch ensures the big Jeep can pull itself out of any sticky situation. Since most Jeep enthusiast love playing in the great outdoors, a Rugged Ridge roof rack offers plenty of space to mount a kayak or mountain bike as well as HID lights to illuminate the darkest nights. To give the Jeep a little more power under the hood, the Orange Crusher Jeep was outfitted with a Rugged Ridge cat-back dual exhaust system.
Just in case the Orange Crusher Jeep needs to ford any deep rivers or mud pits, a modular XHD snorkel system will ensure it can make the trek across. As in any off-road truck, getting a flat is inevitable and part of the cost of playing in the dirt which is why the Orange Crusher features a heavy duty rear mounted jack.
The cost of a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with these types of modifications is valued at $45,531, but luckily, you can enter for a chance to win this orange beast.
The deadline for sweepstakes entries is 11:59 PM PT on September 30, 2013. Amazon Automotive Jeep Giveaway rules, entry form, and promotion details are available at http://www.amazon.com/jeepgiveaway
Introducing our new Drakon JK Hubcentric Alloy Wheels. Our Drakon Alloy Wheel offers a sleek hubcentric design that takes style to a whole new level for ’07-’14 Jeep Wrangler(JK) owners. Designed to appeal to even the most hardcore Jeep enthusiasts, the DOT-approved Drakon offers the best fit and style possible, featuring 4.5-inch backspacing and a 2200-pound load rating on the JK’s 5-on-5 inch bolt pattern. The Drakon Alloy wheels are currently available in two different finishes, Black Satin and Gun Metal. Coming to a Rugged Ridge deal soon.
Repairing Your Suspension On The Trail
So you are driving down the trail with your sway bar disconnected on your coil- sprung Jeep, you hit a seriously twisty section and boing, pop, clang, and all of a sudden your Jeep is leaned awkwardly to one side. Your spring just fell out. We’ve seen this happen on the front of XJs, and front and rear of TJs, JKs, and ZJs. We’ve also experienced it in our WJ. So what to do, now that your Jeep is leaning uncomfortably to one side and your coil is laying in the dirt taking a nap? This time in “What Now!”-land we will talk about a few ways to get your Jeep going again with all four springs.
It happened to us on one of our off-road adventures. The WJ was all loaded up with dogs, a canoe, camping gear, the wife, and other stuff. We were headed up one of our favorite local trails over a flexy section, when one of the front coils fell out. This sucks, but it’s a fairly easy fix if you know what you are doing. Usually Jeep coils are retained by an upper stem and a lower clamp on spring retainer. If the lower clamp is missing, or your Jeep does not have an upper stem (like on our WJ) the spring can fall out more easily.
The best thing to do is to back up to where the spring fell out. Hopefully the suspension will flex back to the exact position in that spot on the trail, and you can simply pop the coil back in place. If that won’t work, or it involves putting the Jeep in a position where it is not balanced (like a side hill where the Jeep is leaned over to one side), use your Hi-Lift Jack to lift the side of the Jeep where the coil fell out until you can replace the coil.
We could not quite get the Jeep to flex enough to get the coil back in place, and despite bringing everything but the kitchen sink on our trip, we did not have a Hi-Lift. Instead, we backed up a touch and put a flat rock in front of the rear tire. We then drove up on the rock and the Jeep was flexed enough that were able to reseat the coil. Once the coil was back in place, we re-attached the sway bar. This limited the flex and kept the springs from falling out. Once you get home, you will need to address the problem and add a lower coil retaining clip, limiting strap, or add an upper stem to the suspension so the spring won’t fall out on the trail next time.
From JP Magazine by Verne Simons
Once the Second World War was over, the American vehicle manufacturing industry was still tooled up for production of military equipment, and while there were some factories that were able to quickly adapt to peace-time production, others were bigger and therefore their moves were cumbersome.
However, there was another category which is worth mentioning here – those companies whose products did find civilian uses with minimal modifications, like the iconic Willys Jeep, which got stripped out and sold to farmers who would plough the fields with it, or spread seeds.
Motor Trend wants to see if that purposefully-utilitarian philosophy to building off-roaders has been preserved until the modern day, or in other words, if a modern Jeep Wrangler can cut it on the farm. The chosen vehicle is a Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited, powered by the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6, coupled to a manual gearbox. It proves that it has more than enough power and traction to do some really hard work, and while it doesn’t have PTO (power take-off) at the back to provide drive to the more advanced farming equipment, it really isn’t bad.
But all of this text would be irrelevant without the video, which is a nice history lesson and generally quite informative, as well as also being posted below.
From Carscoops By Andrei Nedelea
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