2015 Jeep Renegade

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Just when you thought that Jeep couldn’t get anymore new wave with their Jeeps here comes the 2015 Jeep Renegade to make you take a second glance. Jeep is importing this crossover built in Melfi Italy on a platform shared with the Fiat 500L. The Renegade takes the Jeep brand to new heights adding it to the category of ultra-compact crossovers which includes the KIA Soul and other competitors.

The size of the Jeep can only be described as cute in many scenarios and that could be a good thing if they are trying to reach a new market but for hardcore Jeep fans it could be a major turn off. The good news is Jeep has at least made one version that can withstand a dirty flogging on a mountain. Base models will be front-wheel drive, but full-time 4×4 (“Jeep Active Drive”) will be available on all models. All 4WD models offer Selec-Terrain dynamic modes that optimize traction for snow, sand, mud and, on the Trailhawk, rock crawling.

The Renegade offers the same features as the upper-level Jeeps but just in a smaller body such as a smartphone-integrated infotainment system with 5- and 6.5-inch touchscreens, a 7-inch configurable gauge display, and driver aids that include a rearview camera, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and forward collision warning. The Renegade even borrows a cue from the Wrangler, allowing the outside in with dual sunroofs.
This Jeep should be hitting the market in 2015 January.

Rugged Ridge Dash Multi-Mount System

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Rugged Ridge today announced the availability of its Accessory Mount Dash Organizer for 2011-2014 Jeep JK Wrangler.

The perfect way for Jeep owners to organize the everyday clutter of their Jeep’s interior or safely keep small items in place while out on the trail, the Rugged Ridge Dash Organizer adds further utility to late-model JK Wranglers. The organizer features a 8.25 x3.25 x1.00 inch deep dual tray, which can be utilized to store coins, pens or sunglasses, and also features both tripod and ball socket mounts to keep cell phones, GPS, cameras and even radar detectors within reach of both the passenger and driver.

The Dash Organizer’s form fitting design matches the exact contours of the factory Wrangler dashboard, snaps in place and is secured using OE Jeep mounting holes and hardware. Installation only takes a few minutes, with no cutting, drilling, gluing or modification of the dashboard required.

“Everyone can use more storage and added utility to their Jeep’s interior,” said Henk Van Dongen, Director of Marketing at Omix-ADA. “This dash organizer not only provides easy access to everything you could need right in arms reach, but also provides a sturdy place to mount your favorite gadgets, such as a phone or GoPro.”

The Dash Organizer is backed by an industry-leading five-year limited warranty and is available online and through select Jeep and off-road parts and accessories retailers nationwide.

For more information about Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an authorized retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at (770) 614-6101 or visit its website at www.RuggedRidge.com.

Part Number Description Price
13551.11 Dash Organizer, 07-10 Wrangler $38.99

Rugged Ridge Tire Carrier

Rugged Ridge today announced the availability of its new Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier for the 2007-2014 Jeep® Wrangler JK beginning April 1.

Unlike previous designs, Rugged Ridge’s tire carrier maintains full mobility of the rear tailgate and eliminates the cumbersome two-stage opening process present in other designs. Using the factory latch mechanism and a reinforced spindle, Jeep owners have the ability to mount up to a 37-inch tire and operate both the carrier and tailgate simultaneously without any hassle.

The Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier also features an adjustable saddle that is fully compatible with Rugged Ridge’s existing line of XHD rear bumpers (P/N 11546.20 and 11547.01) that operate as easy add-on components, requiring no drilling whatsoever.

Constructed of heavy-duty 3mm box-welded steel that’s finished in a durable black powdercoat matching Rugged Ridge’s original XHD Bumpers, the new tire carrier also features polyurethane bushings, meaning it will swing open smoother and with less vibration.

“We wanted to create a new design that has the ability to securely and safely mount heavier wheel and tire packages even when seeing tough trail duty while also eliminating the inconvenient two-step process needed to access rear cargo,” said Chris Van Buren, a Design Engineer at Omix-ADA. “Often times, owners had to first unscrew the latch on their tailgate before it would open, we’ve completely removed this step with our new design.

The Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier is also backed by Rugged Ridge’s 5-year limited warranty and retails for $499.99. For more information about the Gen II Swing and Lock Tire Carrier, Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an approved retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at (770) 614-6101 or visit its website at www.RuggedRidge.com.

Part Number Description Price
11546.25 GEN II Swing & Lock Tire Carrier ’07-‘14 JK Wrangler $645.99

Rugged Ridge LED Lighting

Rugged Ridge today introduced two new LED lights, a 16-watt three-inch cube and a 72-watt 13.5-inch light bar, as part of its new modular lighting system. Specially engineered to provide nighttime off-roaders with reliable illumination, each light has been vibration, corrosion and submersion tested to stand up to the rigors of trail abuse.

Both the four LED cube and the 24 LED light bar are constructed using a black powder-coated aluminum housing and corrosion resistant stainless steel hardware that protects the advanced 30,000 hour CREE diodes.

“The power, durability and longevity of LED lights exceeds that of all other lights on the market today,” said Jacob Heaven, Omix-ADA’s CAD Designer. “Off-roaders sometimes need that extra time out on the trails. Our products provide a reliable lighting option so drivers don’t need to watch the clock to get back before sundown.”

Rugged Ridge LED Lighting is available online and through select Jeep, truck and off-road parts/accessories retailers nationwide starting at $62.99.

For more information about Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an authorized retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at (770) 614-6101 or visit its website at www.RuggedRidge.com.

Part Number Description Price
15209.03 3 Inch Square LED Light Cube $80.99
15209.11 13.5 Inch LED Light Bar $302.99

Winterize Your Jeep

Winter is in full swing right now and with that comes the cold weather we all don’t look forward to if you have a Jeep. But have no fear, we have a couple of helpful tips to get your Jeep in gear for this cold weather.

Proper Accessories

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We all know how important good accessories can be during this season. Even simple accessories like a good pair of windshield wipers can help you out in a snowstorm especially. But lets not all forget that your interior can be accessorized as well, like with our All Terrain Floor Liners that will protect your Jeep from the daily grime that can accumulate. Also, it is the perfect time to change your tires to Snow Tires to help hold traction on the slippery roads out there.

 

Emergency Kit

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Being prepared for the worst can’t hurt. Having a small emergency kit with the essentials like a blanket, shovel, and other things can really come in handy for when you get stuck on or off the trails. With our Recovery Gear Kit getting unstuck can be done in faster time than without.

 

Full Gas Tank

Now it’s safe to say this is just common sense but we just have to remind you. You shouldn’t be riding around with a near empty gas tank and in the winter you don’t want to be caught on the side of the road. Make sure you’re regularly filling up to help prevent condensation from forming on the walls of the tank and dripping down into your gas.

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide

Christmas is just a couple weeks away and we all know it can be tough to find the perfect gift. Well don’t worry, if you have to buy a gift for a Jeep enthusiast we got you covered from big to small gifts.

Sunglass Holder, Storage Pouch, 55-13 Jeep CJ & Wrangler
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We all know you have that one person whose Jeep looks like a hurricane ran through it and they need help. Don’t worry because with our Sunglass Holder, Storage Pouch, 55-13 Jeep CJ & Wrangler is perfect for them to keep everything in one place.

All Terrain Floor Liners
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You can never go wrong with a good floor liner. Not only will you give them a gift of having clean floors but it will also look good with a custom fit! So give them the gift of a clean interior with All Terrain Floor Liners because we all know the outside will stay dirty.

Elipse Sun Shade
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If you know they love riding with the top down than this Eclipse Sun Shade is the perfect gift. Protects you from the sun and easy installation without all the headache.

Drakon Wheel
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If you know they are all about the looks of their Jeep than these Drakon Wheels will sure turn heads. The best fit and style available.

Full Metal Jacket Jeep

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Well if you thought R. Lee Ermey in Full Metal Jacket was a bad you know what than you are quite mistaken. This customized Jeep from Starwood Motors is completely deck out for some rugged adventures. Power comes from Chrysler’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 that’s good for 285 hp, allowing for a 0-60 time of 8.4 seconds. And if your looking to be bullet proof than the suspension on here will do you good and the lift kit as well. The interior also features kevlar lining and a tucked away safe. The thing is just as comfortable driving the highway as it is the rocks and pits off-road adventures bring. But for us this car is for dreamers cause the price tag around 100,000 is pretty steep but oh we can dream right…?

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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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