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Month: December 2015

FCA-GM Merger, Trackhawk Grand Cherokee and more!

FCA-GM Merger, Trackhawk Grand Cherokee and more!

A FCA/Jeep heavy post was made today by PowerNationTV! http://www.powernationtv.com/post/fc…rnation-daily/ After watching it I’ve learned that the FCA CEO is a bit nutty and seems hell-bent on an FCA-GM merger regardless of the fact GM seems disinterested. “It all starts with physical contact.” (0:57) thru (2:22) Then, while I know it isn’t Jeep news it’s still good news for me…. Clarkson, Hammond, and May have locked in a VERY lucrative deal with Amazon that will return them to our TV…

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KC 4” Gravity LED G4 JK Fog Light REVIEW

KC 4” Gravity LED G4 JK Fog Light REVIEW

Anyone who has driven a JK at night knows how lacking the factory headlights are. In fact, within a matter of seconds most will turn on and begin to rely on the fog lights for decent visibility. Unfortunately, this is only a sub-par solution. The JK uses an odd-ball bulb type for the fog lights and thanks to the Pulse-Width Modulated (PWM) power they tend to blow often and are expensive to replace. Furthermore, as much as the fog lights…

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Wire Loom Guard for JKU (Carpet Removal)

Wire Loom Guard for JKU (Carpet Removal)

The decision on whether or not to pull the carpet from your Jeep is a tough one. There is no doubt that doing so will increase the sound and heat levels observed by the occupants, but it only takes a few trail rides with the doors and/or top off and you will be looking for easier post trail clean-up techniques. The removal of the carpet is an excellent way of doing just this. When most people decide to pull the…

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2018 Wrangler: closer rendering, four tops?

2018 Wrangler: closer rendering, four tops?

Some good (IMO) was just released on Allpar a few moments ago. According to David Zats, there will in fact be a full soft top version! He also stated that we could start to see more accurate renderings soon. What are your thoughts? Jeep is working on a new Jeep Wrangler, a tough combination of severe off-road capability and throwback designs, whose buyers mainly expect it to be a good road car that can be taken on the toughest terrain….

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Cincinnati’s Ghost Ship

Cincinnati’s Ghost Ship

We are lucky enough to have our older son visiting for the holidays who is in the Navy. When things got a little bored around the house I decided it was time to go check out something I heard about over the summer and had been researching for a day trip. Our destination would be the “Circle Line V” or what has become better known as Cincinnati’s Ghost Ship. The 186-foot steam-engine yacht was abandoned and has sat decaying in…

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Wagoneer to make a revisit, and with some power!

Wagoneer to make a revisit, and with some power!

It seems Allpar is dropping all sorts of bombs lately and this one is no exception. According to a recent article posted by our favorite David Zatz it is confirmed that the Wagoneer will make a revisit in 2019. What is uncertain is what that really means or will the vehicle will become. But it sounds like the it’s sure to produce some smiles with a Hellcat engine offering (although it reads like the plans are to de-tune it a…

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Some Cherokees recalled for rare issue

Some Cherokees recalled for rare issue

Voluntary recall of many KL Jeep Cherokees announced. An Article from David Zats on Allpar.com that was just released today (12/18/15) stated the following: Jeep is voluntarily recalling around 53,000 Cherokees with power lift-gates to install better moisture shielding for their electronics. The recall affects only Cherokees made after February 18, 2015, for the 2015 and 2016 model years. There was a similar recall in June, for Cherokees made before February 18. The company is not aware of any related…

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Can the new Cherokee beat the old one?

Can the new Cherokee beat the old one?

According to David Zatz with Allpar it might just be doing that. On Tuesday (12/15/15) David wrote the following: When the “KL” Jeep Cherokee came out, people immediately compared it to the popular “XJ” 1984-98 Jeep Cherokee, which is still surprisingly prevalent on the street. Jim Morrison and Jeep Cherokees From January 1 to November 30, Jeep sold 196,211 Cherokees. How does that compare to the original, which was sold at a time when there was minimal competition, but also…

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EV Wrangler ?!?!?

EV Wrangler ?!?!?

Have you ever heard of an all electric TJ? Well, I hadn’t until our friend Chad shared this video with me and I couldn’t help but put it up here for discussion. This Jeep was built by John Norbeck. Those of you that know me well, know this is the kind of project I can really geek out on and likely the reason that it was shared with me to begin with. I think this is pretty darn cool but what…

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Tire Rotations

Tire Rotations

Tire rotations are something that are very easy to do on your own with the proper tools. Here is a little how-to as well as some information that will hopefully make the job even easier. The Why? Regular tire rotations are important for any vehicle but especially for those of us running larger and higher void tires. They will maintain a better wear pattern which makes the tires last longer and a better contact patch on the road. Both of…

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