Rugged Ridge, a manufacturer of Jeep off-road accessories and suspension kits, today introduced its new inverted drag link for 2007-2014 Jeep JK Wranglers. Specially designed to fix steering geometry issues that plague lifted Jeeps, the new design reduces bump steer and increases ground clearance; keeping vital steering components out of the way from rocks and other obstacles on the trail.
Jeep’s original design has the drag link mounted from the bottom of the passenger side steering knuckle, leaving the drag link especially vulnerable to trail damage. Using Rugged Ridge’s new design, owners drill out the original steering knuckle mounting hole and relocate the new inverted drag link over the top of the knuckle using a connecting sleeve, gaining precious ground clearance.
“With bump steer, the vehicle might need constant direction adjustment whenever driving over a bump. Drivers could be holding the steering wheel straight, but the vehicle could steer to the left or right every time they hit a bump on the trail,” said Alain Eboli, Engineering Manager at Omix-ADA. “By inverting the drag link, this problem can be greatly reduced.”
Rugged Ridge’s Inverted Drag Link is available online and through select Jeep and off-road parts/accessories retailers nationwide.
For more information about the Inverted Drag Link or Rugged Ridge’s complete line of Jeep parts and accessories, or to find an approved retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at (770) 614-6101 or visit its website at www.RuggedRidge.com.
|18205.26||2007-2014 Wrangler, Inverted Drag Link||$263.99|
Rugged Ridge, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep accessories today announced the availability of 10 new Jeep restyling packages for ’07-’14 Wrangler’s. Each of these packages groups common sets of accessories into easy to order kits for the dealer, jobber and upfitter; providing everything needed to transform an ordinary, stock Jeep into an attractive, off-road capable, vehicle that stands out among the rest.
Merging style, performance, and convenience into an all-in-one-package, Rugged Ridge’s restyling packages serve as one-stop-shops allowing store owners simple options for their customers looking for something different, or the Jeep dealer looking to pre-load inventory.
Ranging from mild to wild, each of the 10 packages allows owners to create their dream “take-me-anywhere” Jeep outfitted with the most cutting edge parts and accessories available on the market today.
“What’s great about these packages is that they offer so much versatility for the Jeep,” said Henk Van Dongen, Director of Marketing at Omix-ADA. “Whether the owner wants to climb over a rocky landscape, trump through sand dunes, or cruise the boulevard, these packages offer everything they could possibly need to achieve this; instilling confidence that their Jeep can go anywhere and do anything.”
Each of the packages combines a variety of products from the Rugged Ridge catalog ranging from wheels, lift kits, modular snorkels, bumpers and recovery winches, transforming the Jeep into a lean, mean, trailblazing machine.
For more information on each of the exclusive Jeep build packages offered by Rugged Ridge, the company’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.
If your searching for a Jeep that is sleek and modern with a touch of cool than look no further, the Kahn Design Jeep Wrangler is a Sahara 2.8 Diesel. The Wrangler has been given a makeover with exclusive touches that can be found inside and out.
The paint on the Jeep is a Volcanic Bronze that features four slot Chelsea Truck Company grille, front grille industrial mesh, smoked headlamps, privacy glass and Chelsea Truck Company spare wheel cover.
The interior is just as sleek with front and rear quilted and perforated seats with matching stitching, Chelsea Truck Company spare wheel cover, armrests re-upholstered in quilted and perforated leather, and re-upholstered center glove box.
Never miss a moment of trail action again! This patent pending Rugged Ridge Dash Multi-Mount System is the most versatile dashboard accessory mounting system available. Featuring a universal ball mount for driver info gadgets and a tripod stud for point and shoots or POV cameras, this mounting system allows the driver to use either one individually or both at the same time! Mounts to the dash recess of the JK wrangler with no drilling required.
These wheel & tire packages from Rugged Ridge fits 13-14 Jeep Wranglers. It includes a XHD/Drakon wheel and a Mickey Thompson ATZ P3 tire. The tire is mounted & balanced with a TPMS sensor. Note: To fit our 2013-2014 Wheel and Tire Packages on 2007-2012 Jeep Wrangler applications, we recommend removing the TPMS sensors in our tire-wheel combos and re-using the existing factory Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors instead.
We are always coming out with Floor Liner Sets. Need an affordable solution to keep the cabin floors looking factory fresh? Try Rugged Ridge’s All Terrain Floor Liners! Made of a durable OE-quality thermoplastic material that can withstand the rigor of daily abuse, each liner is perfectly contoured to your vehicle’s floor for precise secure fitment (floor hook attachment where applicable). The raised lip captures all spills, water and debris keeping your interior pristine. Features a chevron shape patented deep tread technology.
During the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Investors Day meeting it was revealed by Jeeps CEO Michael Manly the ambitious plans for the next half decade that are in store for the Jeep brand. The goal during that period is that FCA will launch Jeep as a lead global brand by boosting sales to 1.9 million units by 2018.
The beginning of this plan will be to launch the new Renegade late this summer that debuted in Geneva. Next will come a new unnamed compact SUV model that will replace the current Patriot and Compass that will arrive in mid 2016 to help celebrate Jeep’s 75th Anniversary. A new generation Wrangler arrives in mid 2017 which will be followed by the all-new Grand Cherokee later that same year. And as if that wasn’t enough the last new arrival will be a large, 3 row SUV that will have the classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer name.
Nothing but good things will be coming from Jeep.
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Jeep is making a huge splash at the Beijing Motor Show this year by rolling out four new concepts that are inspired by Chinese culture, design, and fashion. China is the second largest market for Jeep so it is no wonder they are trying to aim their designs towards the country and the market there that is growing rapidly. These four concepts are based off the Renegade, Cherokee, and Wrangler models.
Jeep Zi You Xia
The Zi You Xia which translate to “rebel” uses the Jeep Renegade for it’s concept. The concept shows off a more refined design that features a warm chocolate gray paint job with dark bronze and charcoal accents on the exterior and interior. Based off the National Center for the Performing Arts in Beijing for the color palette.
Jeep Cherokee Sageland
The Sageland is a concept that was inspired by the landmarks and scenery of Shangri-La Region. The ivory-tri-coat exterior with bronze and satin accents portrays the mystical landscape while the interior is Nappa leather seats with water blue accents meant to evoke traditional Chinese knot design, as well as door inserts mimicking the ornamental Chinese door knobs.
Jeep Cherokee Urbane
The Urbane features a “Maximum Steel” metallic paint job and black accents outside. This concept is after the megacity of China which translates to modern glamour and elegance. Inside, Chinese calligraphy highlights a piano black and red Nappa leather cabin.
Jeep Wrangler Sundancer
The Sundancer is a mix of fashion with sophistication. A tri-coat Chocolate Brown metallic color with gold accents. The fender flares feature a unique Golden Bronze tone-on-tone ghosted pattern, and the windows have been treated to bronze tinted glass. The interior also features a sleek look with Berry Baltique Semi-Aniline leather seats add a seriously premium flavor, which is enhanced by premium leather trim with hand-sewn stitching.
Jeep Beach is an annual event held each year in Daytona, Florida for five days that brings all Jeep enthusiast together for different activities through the days. This year it is being held from April 23-April 27 and it is a great family friendly event.
Some of the activities will be:
- Obstacle courses for all levels of drivers
- Meet face-to-face with leading industry vendors
- Drive in a beach parade
- Try your luck on winning prizes in our huge raffles
- Clean up at the Jeep-shining show
- Party with new and old Jeep friends
We will be there this year so come and stop by!
Jeep shared six new concepts for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari event. This event brings thousands of Jeep fans together for a weeks worth of serious off-roading that takes place on the country’s best trails of Moab, Utah. This event is being held now through the 20th.
The vehicles are designed with Chrysler’s Mopar parts and service brand. The six vehicles include three custom Wranglers, two Cherokees, and one Grand Cherokee. Jeep and Mopar team up for this event to showcase different production and prototype parts that are to better the Jeep for extreme trail performance and gauge customer interest.
Jeep Wrangler Level Red
The Wrangler Level Red was named after the highest level of difficulty an off-road trail can be designated as. The Wrangler comes equipped to handle the challenging off-road terrains with Jeep Performance Parts from 2-inch lift kit, Dana 44 crate axles, and Rock-Trac transfer case. The 3.6-liter engine with a six-speed manual transmission is improved with a cold-air intake and low restriction exhaust system.
The look of the Wrangler has been modified with a Mopar half-door kit and the exterior upgrades includes: a tire carrier, locking gas cap, hood prop kit and rock rails.
Jeep Wrangler MOJO
The Jeep Wrangler MOJO is aimed toward the off-road enthusiast who is more daring on the trails and needs a tougher vehicle. The Jeep Performance Parts 2-inch lift provides the clearance to traverse obstacles, with the locking Dana 44 front and rear axles and Rock-Trac transfer case for great rock-climbing capabilities.
The capabilities of the Jeep don’t stop when the sun goes down, it is equipped with prototype LED headlamps and fog lamps. A soft top with front and rear half door kits gives the Jeep a open-air feel for more fun.
Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance
The Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance is for the enthusiast who stays on the trail every second they can and needs more power so they can go anywhere others cannot. The Wrangler is of course equipped with all the right gear from new Jeep Performance Parts push-button electric locking Dana 60 axles, Rock-Trac transfer cases and 4-inch lift kit.
Jeep Cherokee Adventurer
The Jeep Cherokee Adventurer has Trailhawk 4×4 capability, including 48:2 crawl ratio and a list of Jeep Performance Parts from Mopar. Rock rails provide off-road defense and more protection with two piece underbody skid plate.
Jeep Cherokee Dakar
The Jeep Cherokee Dakar is the most extreme Cherokee. The exterior features a silver steel satin gloss with flame red graphics, and the 17-in polished satin clear coat wheels set off the look. Front-end features are
enhanced by two prototype Flame Red inserts on the traditional Jeep seven-slot grille, as well as through a prototype lower fascia trim. Cherokee Dakar is fortified for off-road action, equipped with Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, an oil pan skid plate, front suspension skid plate, two-piece fuel tank and underbody skid plates.
Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel Trail Warrior
The Trail Warrior has more capability and convenience to the most-awarded sport-untility vehicle ever with parts from Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar accessories. Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel sits higher thanks to its Quadra-Lift air suspension. The Mojave Sand exterior color is dressed with Satin Black flourishes on the grille, hood, lower front fascia, door handles, mirror caps, wheel flares and badging. The prototype Mopar roof basket, mounted on production cross rails, provides plenty of space to transport gear and provisions.
It’s time to come out from hibernation now that Winter is fading away slowly, Spring is here and that means warmer weather. And it’s time to switch up your accessories with some of Rugged Ridge’s to bring your Jeep back to life. Here are a few of our favorite things:
HALF & TUBE DOORS
The cold is long gone and with that it’s time to open up your Jeep to enjoy the trails. So if you like the doors off feel but also want the added convenience and utility of having doors on the trail? Rugged Ridge Tube Doors are constructed from heavy-duty 1.5 inch mandrel bent steel tube that is E coated primered and then textured powder coated for a long lasting finish. Tube doors help increase visibility when climbing obstacles and trail riding. These doors interchange easily with the factory steel doors and require no body modification for installation. They are light weight and small enough to be stored easily in back of the vehicle when not in use so you can take them on the go!
ECLIPSE SUN SHADE
Now that you got your doors off it’s only natural to take the top off too. The Rugged Ridge Eclipse Sunshade gives the open air and “top down” feeling you want, while providing added protection from harsh sunlight. Featuring reinforced mesh construction, the half sun shade installs between the front portion of a JK’s sport bar and windshield to protect either front or rear passengers separately. The full-length sun shade is secured between the windshield and the rear crossbar of the JK’s sport bar to protect both front and rear passengers simultaneously. By using the mesh material with built-in elastic straps, this sunshade was designed from the start to eliminate the need for a header channel as with other similar products. An all-in-one package, this sunshade is simple to install and doesn’t require any modifications. By retaining access to the Jeep’s top clamps, drivers can keep the shade in place and preserve function of the factory top. The Eclipse Sun Shade installs with sewn-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 your Jeep for quick access.
As you go trailing your gonna need some protection from the mud. Rugged Ridge has you covered with our Splash Guards! Featuring high quality injection molded TPE material; these guards are paintable and offer styling accents to customize your vehicle’s look.
Bring the look of your JK to a whole new level with our Drakon Alloy Wheels from Rugged Ridge. Rugged Ridge designed and built its new wheel from cast aluminum alloy and made it available in multiple stunning finishes to create a unique appearance. This gun metal 20×9 inch wheel from Rugged Ridge fits 07-14 Jeep Wranglers. Backspacing is 4.53 inch with a -12mm offset and 5 on 5-inch bolt pattern. These wheels feature a hub-centric design, meaning this wheel will center perfectly every time.