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If you want to truly live the Jeep lifestyle, there are some things you need besides your off roading Jeep. There are certain things you should keep in your Jeep so that you are prepared for whatever comes your way while you are off road. Whether you are considering a day trip or a camp out, these items could come in handy either for camping or in an emergency situation.

  1. Tent. If you are camping you will obviously need shelter. But you should keep a tent in your Jeep at all times, so that if you get stuck in the middle of no where you still have shelter. Don’t forget to also pack a tarp to put down under the tent, just in case it is muddy where you wind up camping.
  2. Water. You can never have enough water. Keep a flat of bottled water or several gallon jugs of water in your Jeep any time you plan on going off roading. If you get stuck, you’ll need that water, especially during the heat of the day, to stay hydrated.
  3. Basic first aid kit. This kit should have bandages, tape, gauze, disinfectant, and more. This is a must for any off roading trip no matter how long or short the trip may be.
  4. Other emergency items. You should always have a lighter in case you need to start a fire. A flashlight or head lamp is also important if you are out at night, whether you planned to be or not. A roll of duct tape and a long piece of rope could have many uses in an emergency, as could a swiss army knife or similar multi purpose tool.
  5. Food. If you are planning on camping, you are probably going to take food with you. But if you are going out for a day trip, you may not think about it. Having some extra food in your Jeep, even if it is just bread and peanut butter, is important. If you get stuck off road, you may need to have food readily available.
  6. Map. You should always have a map of the area you are off roading in, as well as a compass. This way you can find your way out if you were to get lost or turned around while off roading.
  7. CB radio or cell phone with great reception. Cell phone reception can fail, so it is always a good idea to have a CB radio any time you go off road. This way if there is an emergency, you can call for help.

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There are a number of modifications that many people want to make to their Jeep, either because they think it looks cool or because they heard someone else got one and it worked for them. However, there are just five modifications that every off roader needs on their Jeep before they take it to do some serious off roading.

  1. Winch. The winch is the single most important upgrade you will ever make to your Jeep. If you plan on going off roading with friends, a winch can keep them out of the ditch and on the road (or lack thereof). Everyone who goes off roading should have a winch to help out buddies on the same terrain. There are some situations that only a winch can get you out of. If a Jeep rolls a winch is the only way to salvage it. A winch could get you home, or get a buddy home, or tow a stranger home in the snow. You never know when it will come in handy.
  2. Choose appropriate Jeep tires for the type of off roading you will be doing. Keep in mind that if you get a tire much bigger than your stock tires you will have to retool the gear differential. This is not as expensive or difficult as it sounds, so don’t be worried. Also keep in mind that if you are getting a lift, you will need bigger tires for certain, so plan accordingly.
  3. The jeep lift is one of the first things all off roaders think to do to their Jeep, and rightly so. A lift increases clearance. This means you can drive over bigger stuff without getting stuck. It also means you can drive through some water sources without getting wet, such as a small creek. The type of lift you get will depend on the type of off roading you want to do. Choose carefully, as this is an expensive modification that you only want to do once.
  4. Rock rails come standard on the Rubicon model of Wrangler, but for any other Jeep you plan on taking off road this is a must have upgrade. It protects your vehicle from so many things, not just rocks. Heck, it will even protect your Jeep from people who open their door too wide. It also acts as an extra step, which is good if you got a lift and aren’t that tall.
  5. Differential lockers are also an important upgrade that comes standard on the Rubicon model. Lockers cause both wheels to spin identically, improving traction in low traction settings, such as snow, ice, or mud.

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Many people wonder what type of Jeep is best to buy for off roading. This is a common question that has no definitive answer. It really depends on what year you are looking at buying, and what type of off roading you plan on doing. Let’s look at new vehicles first.

The Jeep Commander is not a good Jeep for off roading. It is so big that it is really only good on flat sand or dirt. Modifying it is not really an option either. So forget that model if off roading is your goal.

The Jeep Wrangler is the most capable of all the Jeeps for off roading. The Rubicon version is the absolute best for off roading. The Rubicon version of the model adds stronger front differential and stronger axles, locking differentials, lower ratio gears, and a disconnecting sway bar. These upgrades are workable for most moderate to difficult trails. However, they are not considered best in class, except the strong axles. If you do decide to modify this Jeep to make it even more suitable for off roading, the factory parts have decent resale value.

The Liberty or Grand Cherokee can also handle easy to moderate terrain, especially if you modify them. The modifications are expensive, but the additional cost is well worth it if you decide to go with this type of Jeep. The advantage to getting a Liberty or Cherokee is that they have added space and great highway capability, so if you spend as much or more time on the highway than you do off roading, it can be well worth it to get one of these models instead of the Rubicon.

If you are looking at older vehicles, perhaps the best off roading Jeep available is the older model Jeep Wranglers, the TJ Rubicon model. It has all of the same upgrades as the new Rubicon version, with the exception of the disconnecting sway bar. It has a peppier engine than the newer Rubicon though.

The older Jeep Cherokee, model XJ, is also very good for off roading with a little bit of work. It takes more money to prepare a XJ for off roading, but you can usually pick them up for a few thousand dollars. So for about ten grand you can have a great off roading vehicle that also has additional cargo and passenger space and has on road manners.

What style Jeep do you sport on the trails?

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When most people get a Jeep 4×4 the first thing they want to do is modify it. They are in such a rush to make it look cool or to take it off roading that they often make some mistakes along the way. This usually comes from inexperience and a lack of knowledge. The best thing to do is learn about all the modifications and what they entail before you do anything. To help you out, here are the top five mistakes that are made by new Jeep owners that you should avoid.

  1. Making decisions too quickly is the number one mistake that people make. It is recommended that you wait six months to a year before doing any modifications to your Jeep. Consider after that amount of time what your primary use of the vehicle is. If it is off roading, then you can make modifications that are appropriate for that use.
  2. Getting in over your head. Make small modifications first. Do things that accessorize your vehicle rather than changing the way the vehicle performs. This includes small projects like adding a come along so you can get yourself out of sticky situations while off roading. These smaller modifications are much less expensive and will start you off on your path to modifications nicely.
  3. Not getting enough information before making Jeep modifications. You should get information from all types of people who have already been there. Ask people what modifications they made to their Jeep, and why they did it. This will give you some insight as to what modifications are appropriate.
  4. Sacrificing quality for cost is another major mistake. Many people want to make a lot of modifications at once, and they don’t really have the budget for it. So they cut costs and by doing so, cut quality. You want the best quality in your modifications if they are going to help your Jeep perform like you want it to. You also want the modification to be durable and not require a lot of maintenance.
  5. Finally, many people do not understand the full effects of making modifications to their vehicle. For example, putting a lift kit on your Jeep means that you must put bigger tires on your Jeep, which leads to gear issues that must be addressed with further modifications. Understand the full impact of what you want to do, and what modifications go hand in hand.

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Over Easter weekend Jeep rolled out a new line-up of concept vehicles.   The new vehicles were announced earlier in the year, but had not been seen until the Moab event in April.  From all accounts the crowd was very pleased with what they saw.  Below is a breakdown of some of the new concepts.

Jeep J12 Concept

Jeep J12 Concept

Jeep J-12 Concept

This vehicle is being called an extended version of the new JK-8 pickup kit for the Jeep Wrangler.    This new concept is spun off of the 2012 Wrangler Unlimited with a 6’ cargo box.  Jeep also added a custom front fender set and a hood.  Chrysler bigwigs said they added the custom touches “as a nod to aficionados of the beloved Jeep Gladiator.”

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk 2012

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

According to the Jeep designers the Trailhawk concept is a way for them to provide a visual punch to the new line-up.   This vehicle will be dressed up in some fun colors including:  Stone White, Mineral Grey and Red.  All the colors will get a matte black hood appliqué that is said to cut down glare.  This new concept gets topped off with 18” Goodyear SilentArmor off-road tires.

Jeep Wrangler Traildozer

Jeep Wrangler Traildozer

Jeep Wrangler Traildozer

Chrysler says that this concept was designed for “Moab’s toughest trails,” and is a spin-off of the Dozer Yellow 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.  Under the hood of this new powerhouse lays a bolted-in 470-horsepwoer 6.4-liter Hemi V8.  This super engine is linked to a Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission.      The Traildozer comes with premium Mopar front and rear bumpers, a 9.5 CTI winch and a factory-lifted suspension.

Jeep Wrangler Apache

Jeep Wrangler Apache 2012

Jeep Wrangler Apache

The Wrangler Apache was made to appease the crowd who kept screaming for a V8-powered Hemi under the hood of a Jeep Wrangler.  This vehicle features a brand new Mopar 470-horsepwoer 6.4-litre Hemi V8 conversion kit made for the Wrangler.  It will hit the streets in the summer of 2012 with a 5-speed automatic transmission, but there will be a 6-speed manual to follow.

The Jeep Mighty FC Concept

The Jeep Mighty FC Concept

The Jeep Mighty FC Concept

Designers used a 2012 Wrangler Rubicon as a base for this vehicle that is said to be a nod to fans of the Jeep Forward Control which hit the streets in 1956.  The cabin has been moved over and in-front of the front axle.  The wheelbase has been stretched and they have also added a custom drop-side cargo box.    The FC Concept comes with Hanson bumpers, a Warn 16.5 winch, a stainless steel exhaust system from Corsa, and King coil-over reservoir shocks.

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 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude

Each year Jeep releases a cool special edition that always drive Jeep lovers wild and make them wish they had one of their own. The 2012 must-have Jeep is the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude Edition. One look at this sexy vehicle and it is easy to tell why it will sell out and sell out fast.

The exterior of the car is a sleek monochromatic paint job available in Black Cherry Red, Black, Bright White or Bright Metallic Silver with all black trim. This monochromatic vide extends all the way to the matching hardtop. The exterior is tied together with a matte black Jeep grille, a Mopar black fuel fill door and a black tone-on-tone hood graphic.

The black and red theme continues on the interior of the Jeep Unlimited Altitude edition. The most apparent of the red touches would be the stitching found on the seats, door panels, center arm rest, floor mats and steering wheel. The black elements are found on steering-wheel spokes, the rings around the vents, door pulls and the passenger side “oh bleep handles”.

Interior features include a newly redesigned instrument panel with more storage areas, improved ergonomics, and upgrade materials. There is a lockable console, upgraded armrests on the door with better comfort and a newly appointed center stack that is said to be easier to operate.

One of the best things about this edition of the Jeep Wrangler is that is come complete with everything a Jeep enthusiast needs to simply drive it from the showroom to the trail without even having to stop for gas. Jeep has equipment this edition of the Wrangler with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine which makes it perfect for driving around town or bopping across a tough trail ride. An automatic transmission is standard.

The V-6 engine delivers 285 horses and 260 pounds of torque while still getting up to 21 miles per gallon on the highway. This is an improvement on the older engine that had 40% less horsepower and 10 percent less torque. These stats sure to please trail lovers.

This edition can be had in either a 4×2 or a 4×4. Pricing for the 4×2 is $33,740 while you can grab a 4×4 for just under $36K at $35,595. If you are interested in owning one you better hurry because only 4,500 them hit the showroom floors in May of 2012. At this price they are sure to sell pretty fast.

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1974 Jeep Cherokee

1974 Jeep Cherokee

The Jeep Cherokee actually started out as a two-door, sporty version of the popular Jeep Wagoneer. The first version of the Cherokee was known as the “Cherokee Chief” and it hit the streets in 1974. Then in 1977 the “Wagoneer-Cherokee” was introduced as a four-door version of the chief.

As we all know the Wagoneer was a monster of a vehicle and sucked up a good amount of gas to get from point-a to point-z. So, in 1984 the Cherokee became its own line as the world started to make smaller vehicles across the board.

AMC completely overhauled the Cherokee to take it far away from its Wagoneer roots. The first step was to create it on wheel base that was more than 7 inches shorter than the Wagoneer-Cherokee. The new model was also about 21 inches shorter than the earlier versions. The vehicle also weighed about 1,000 pounds less than the previous model.

The smaller wheelbase made it easier to drive in normal driving conditions while the lighter weight helped to decrease the fuel consumption. These two factors made the vehicle a lot more accessible to people who needed a car for fun and for everyday family life.

The Cherokee came in three different trim levels: the base model, the Pioneer and the Chief. The base model was very similar to the Wagoneer with very little in the way of conveniences. The Pioneer was the “luxury” version complete with carpet, additional gauges, a fully-functional center console and even a rear window wiper with washer. The Chief, much like the Wagoneer version, was the sporty edition which came standard with hood striping, white-lettered tires and blacked-out exterior trim.

AMC unloaded an impressive 78,000 Cherokees in the first full year of sales. Much of this was most likely to do with the fact that 4×4 lovers were impressed with the vehicle. One of the reasons they loved the SUV some much was because of the two 4×4 options. Drivers could select the “Command-Trac” or the “Selec-Trac” 4×4 system. The former would allow the owner to choose if they wanted to drive 4×4 or 2×4 while the later was always propelled by 4×4.

For the most part the Cherokee remained the class-leader in full-sized SUVS that traveled by 4×4. The original version of the Cherokee, the XJ, stopped production in 2001 and was replaced in 2008 by what is called the KK Cherokee.

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ARB Snorkel, TJ ( 6 cyl) Built From Sept 1999-06

ARB Snorkel, TJ ( 6 cyl) Built From Sept 1999-06

There is little worse for a Jeep owner then getting deep into a trail run and coming up to an uncross able body of water that you were not prepared for.  For most Jeep owners there are two choices:  attempt to make it across and pray you don’t get stuck or turn around and go home.

The first idea may sound like the only real option for most Jeep owners, but the truth is that attempting to cross a body of water without the proper equipment is a recipe for disaster.  Of course, we all think we have the skill to make it, we truly never know what lurks below the water.  What may seem like a foot and a half of water may actually be three or four feet of water.  Most of our Jeeps would make the former, but most of us would get stuck and ruin our Jeep if the later were true.

And of course there are very few Jeep trail riders who will ever just turn around and go back.  So that is not really an option.   But there is a third option: install a snorkel!

New Jeep snorkels will run just under 500 bucks and the install is time consuming, but most people even remotely handy can take care of the installation themselves.  Most of the good snorkels will have very easy to understand instructions in the packaging.

Before you start the install yourself you will want to make sure you have all the tools you need to complete the job properly as it is not suggested that you cut any corners when installing this particular part on your Jeep.  One little mistake or corner cut can lead to a flooded and completely destroyed engine.

Once you have the snorkel properly installed it is suggested that you find a small body of water to test our tour work.  It is best to test it in a place that will allow the engine to be submerged, but not for a long time, pretty much just an in and out of water experience.  Once the short test is completed check all the seals to make sure they survived and check to make sure water did not get into the engine.

While you may not use the snorkel on everyone of your off-road adventures it is a very useful piece of equipment to have because it will mean you have the freedom to go wherever you want when ever your want!

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Grey Overhead 6 Speaker Soundbar for 1987-2002 Wrangler YJ and TJ by Rugged Ridge

Grey Overhead 6 Speaker Soundbar for 1987-2002 Wrangler YJ and TJ by Rugged Ridge

One of the biggest challenges for Jeep owners is keeping the music soundtrack from their stereo inside the car when the soft top is on or the top is off all together.  Some drivers solve the problem with ear buds, but that leaves your passenger tuneless.  Other drivers just crank up the music, but that often distorts the sound and keeps you from truly enjoying the carefully selected trail tunes.

Luckily, those two options are not the only two options.  The final and best option for Jeep lovers across the world is to install a relatively inexpensive soundbar.  While soundbars can be used in any type of vehicle they are perfect for Jeep Wranglers.

One of the reasons they are great for Wranglers is because they can be easily installed on one of the roll bars.  If they are installed properly the sound is much closer to the driver and passenger’s ears.  Being closer to the ears means the driver doesn’t have to crank it up too far, thus allowing the music to play in the purest of forms.

Another great reason to grab a soundbar for a Jeep Wrangler is that they are super easy to install yourself because there are several companies that make soundbars especially for the Wrangler.  A couple of the styles even come in two or three matching colors so they look like they belong with the Jeep.

Installing a soundbar is as easy as drilling a few holes into the roll cage, screwing in a couple of screws, and then running the speaker wire to the stereo.  Most people will run the wiring down the side of the roll cage and underneath the padding so the wire will be mostly hidden.    The wiring can also be run underneath the floor and then connected directly to the stereo by running it behind the front console.

If you don’t want to drill holes in the roll cage in order to install your soundbar you can also use brackets or Velcro.  While both are great options it may not be the wisest option to use Velcro if you plan on hitting some serious bumps.

To install using a bracket you will want to attach the brackets to the roll bar and then attach the soundbar to the brackets.  You will then run the wiring the same way as you would if you had attached it directly to the cage.

If you choose to use Velcro make sure you get a good quality one with lots of strength.  To attach it to the Jeep you simply lift the soundbar place with the Velcro securely fastened to the soundbar and then tightly wrap the Velcro around the roll bar.

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Textured Black Windshield Frame Light Bar for 2007-Up Wrangler JK by Rugged Ridge

Textured Black Windshield Frame Light Bar for 2007-Up Wrangler JK by Rugged Ridge

Installing lights on the windshield of your Jeep will provide you with additional lighting that will not be exposed to trail debris.  Jeep Wranglers are equipped with a folding windshield which allows for a lighting system to be easily installed using a simple bracket system which can be bolted using the factory hinges as secure mounting points.  Adding lights to the windshield of your Jeep will provide you with an extra sense of safety while driving on trails, they can help you spot debris in the road and large rocks that you may have missed before.

The process of adding lights to your windshield brackets is not extremely difficult.  The first thing you should do is park your Jeep in a level spot, this will make working easier.  Next you need to disconnect the negative battery terminal.  After you have securely parked your parked and disconnected the negative terminal your next step will be to install the windshield light brackets.  You will need to remove two bolts that are located on the factory bracket in order to place the light bracket over it.

Next you install the lights onto the brackets; the brackets are equipped with large holes on the top that are capable of holding different sizes of lighting systems.  The lighting system that you purchased should come with mounting hardware; this hardware should include a large locking nut or large nut with a locking washer.  When you’re ready you can insert the light through the top of the bracket and tighten the nut from under the light.

After you have secured the lights to the windshield using the bolts and nuts you will need to connect the wiring harness to the lights and place the wiring harness for each light behind the front hood by the windshield.  Once you have secured the wires for the lights you will now need to connect them with the fuse block supplied in the wiring kit that came with your lights.  You will need to run the wiring from the fuse block to the battery where you will connect for power.  Once your wires are at the battery you will now need to connect the ground wire, after you have done that you will now need to take the power wires and run them into the cabin of your Jeep where they will be connected to an on-off switch.  Now that you have properly wired your lights you are ready to hit the trails.

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