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…?
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.
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
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?
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.
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.
Jeep has launched a social media campaign and they want you to bring back road trips. A more fuel efficient road trip that is, the campaign is for their two vehicles Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot which delivers 30 mpg highway. The “30 Miles of Freedom” is a two phase competition that launched online in late August and will end in December with two consumers eligible to win either a new 2014 Compass or Patriot.
Here is how it works, consumers submit their ideal 30-mile road trip which must take place in the continental United States and must be up to/no more than thirty miles, from starting point to the end point of the final destination. Six finalists will be announced on October 7th – three for the Jeep Compass, three for the Jeep Patriot – to move on to the next phase. Those six finalists will be given the opportunity to take a Jeep Compass or Jeep Patriot on the ideal road trip they described as part of their submission. Each “30 Miles of Freedom” road trip will be filmed and submitted for voting. Final voting online of the videos by fans will take place from November 25 through December 7. The two vehicle winners will be announced by the Jeep Brand in early December based on online votes.
“’30 Miles of Freedom’ embraces the time-honored tradition of the American road trip, celebrating the freedom of the open road while extolling the virtues of finding adventure,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “The Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot are perfectly-suited to journeys near or far as two of the most capable compact SUVs in the market with fuel economy ratings of up to 30 miles per gallon.”
Jeep is never going to end their streak of special edition vehicles and with this one it is evident. Jeep introduces yet another cold weather inspired Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler Polar edition will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show and you will surely not miss it with its signature Hydro Blue paint job. Based on the Sahara model, the Polar is inspired by extreme weather conditions found in Antarctic.
If blue isn’t your color than it is also available in Billet Silver Metallic and Bright White. Among the fancy paint job the Polar is also sporting new gloss black 18-inch wheels, a body color hardtop, and the mix of Mopar styling accessories. The interior features Pearl White contrast stitching on the seats and steering wheel, all new cluster overlay of white and blue, and than some.
Polar models are available in two door and four door models, and is powered by a 200-hp 2.8 liter turbo diesel. And if you were holding your breath for the model to be available in the U.S. than keep dreaming for it like the diesel engine as well.
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