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Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program

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At the SEMA Show this year we announced that we will launching this program that will will provide grants to non-profit organizations to help keep trails open on public land. These grants will also go to groups that help advance and protect the off-roading. At the SEMA show, Omix-ADA donated $50,000 to the program as a show of support for organizations fighting for trail access.

“The Rugged Ridge Trail Access Program was created to back efforts to keep public trails open to full-size four-wheel-drive off-road use,” said Dave Logan, product manager at Omix-ADA and a four-wheel-drive trainer. “Omix-ADA will always support the off-road hobby; we recognize that for us and others within the off road automotive aftermarket, no trails means no sales.”

Non-profit organizations can apply for grants of up to $5000 by visiting www.ruggedridge.com/trailaccess. Only one grant will be awarded to any given organization per year. Grants can be put toward education, stewardship, litigation, or any other activity advocating the conservation of public land and access to recreational trails.

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Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sun Shade (Full Length Version)

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The Eclipse Sun Shade gives both the front and rear passengers a “top down” feeling, while providing added protection from the sun. By retaining access to the Jeep’s top clamps, drivers can keep the shade in place and still use the factory Freedom panels. By using the mesh material with built-in elastic straps, the Eclipse Sun Shade was designed to eliminate the need for a header channel. The Eclipse Sun Shade installs with built-in bungee cords and a small mesh carrying bag for storage when not in use. Compact in size, the Rugged Ridge sun shade can be stored in just about any compartment of a Jeep for quick access.

Now Available At: Rugged Ridge

Jeep Celebrates its Heritage With Willys Edition Wrangler

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The Jeep was originally built for military use and gained a reputation on the battlefields of World War II. After the war was over the civilian CJ was made available to the public. So to pay tribute to the old time beauty Jeep has created a limited 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition that will debut at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

The 2014 Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler Edition is inspired by early Willys CJ (Civilian Jeep) models with exclusive styling and upgraded off-road goodies. Starting with a Wrangler Sport, these upgrades include a Dana 44 rear axle with limited-slip differential and 3.73 gears, along with meaty BF Goodrich KM Mud Terrain tires mounted to the Willys Wheeler’s black 17-inch wheels. For more of a classic Jeep look, this model adds a gloss black grille, “Willys” hood stickers and rock rails to protect the side sills. Jeep is also tossing in a D-ring, tow strap and gloves that are all kept in a special carrying bag.

When it goes on sale early next year, the two-door Willys Wheeler Edition will start at $26,790 and the Unlimited four-door models at $30,590. That pricing reflects a premium of $3400 for either version, but there is quite a bit that comes with the package.

Monthly Giveaway: X-Clamps

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Enter for a chance to win a pair of X-Clamps

Open to citizens from US and Canada only, give-away closes at midnight EST on 10/31/2013. Winner will be randomly selected on December 1, 2013.Void where prohibited.

Click Here To Enter

ExtremeTerrain: Extreme Jeep Adventure Contest

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ExtremeTerrain is now accepting entries to the Extreme Jeep Adventure Contest. One lucky winner will travel and off road at 3 of the most well known adventure and off-roading locations anywhere on earth-all on ExtremeTerrain’s dime! A Jeep Wrangler will be provided for exploring the rdgged terrains and taking in all the scenery has to offer. The three destinations are sure to ring a bell with outdoor thrill seekers and off-roaders alike:

  • Rubicon Trail, California
  • Moab, Utah
  • Ouray, Colorado

The winner and one friend will be flown to each destination for an outdoor Jeeping excursion like no other. Check out the ExtremeTerrain Contest Page for more information and a video explaing the contest details in their entirety.

So enter today and fill out the Entry Form. Ends January 21, 2014

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Humor of the day: How To Sell A Jeep

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:

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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?

 

 

 

Jeep cares about your Dog

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Having a large dog can be fun for chasing neighbors away you don’t like but when if comes for going on rides it can be a bit difficult to keep them safe and secure in one spot. The new 2014 Jeep Cherokee found a solution to that along with their Cargo Management System available they also added a folding pet enclosure to keep your your pet safe.

The tentlike enclosure clips into the floor of the Cherokee’s cargo area. The soft-sided pet compartment can be folded flat when not in use, and it comes with a carrying handle. Expanded to its full size, the enclosure takes up most of the cargo area of a Cherokee with the rear seats up. There’s plenty of room for a large dog, and the driver doesn’t have to worry about it jumping over the seats into the passenger compartment while the vehicle is in motion.

The pet carrier will be available this year as an accessory through the Mopar catalog, which carries a number of model-specific goodies, like first-aid kits, performance upgrades and even a tent that connects to a vehicle’s open tailgate.

 

Rugged Ridge’s New Products

RUGGED RIDGE® X-CLAMP MOUNTING SYSTEM

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The X-Clamp from Rugged Ridge features “Pivotal Fit Technology,” an innovative and unique adjustment which allows perfect fit mounting to tubes ranging from 2.25” to 3”. No gaps, no gaskets! Rotate the X-Clamp to fit your tube, pivot the mounting bracket to the desired position, and then apply the logo to the front. Patent Pending.

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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.

 

Rugged Ridge New Fender Flares

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Rugged RidgeJK Hurricane Flat Fender Flares Part# 11640.10