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If you own a Jeep, you already know how shoddy looking windows can throw off the whole appearance of your Jeep. Nothing looks tackier than a clean Jeep with scratched up or the appearance of fogged over windows.

The easiest way to clean your Jeep plastic windows is to use mild dishwashing liquid and warm water and a soft clean terry cloth. Rinse them well and dry with a soft clean terry cloth. Apply a protectant to extend the life of your plastic/vinyl windows.

Do not ever use bleach or common household cleaning products when cleaning your windows. Many of them have chemical in them such as alcohol, ammonia, and bleach that will strip off natural properties leaving your windows to dull and tint. Do not dry your windows with paper towels. As convenient as they may be and as multi purpose as they claim, they can scratch your windows. Make sure excessive dirt is off your windows first by spraying them down good. Even the slightest grains of dirt can cause scratching. Avoid using a circular motion when cleaning and drying windows as well. Go either right to left or opposite. A swirling pattern goes against the natural grain of the Jeep windows and can create scratching.

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I guess you never really appreciate having safety items installed in your Jeep until after you needed them. Grab handles come in handy for more than just having something for passengers to grab a hold of when you find yourself in a tricky spot, but also for getting in and out of your Jeep as well, especially if you have a nice lift kit installed.

Besides being a great tool for yourself and passengers to get in and out of your Jeep and have something to hold on to when the going gets tough, grab handles make a great spot to have extra recovery attachments for recovery gear, not for full recovery mind you, but possible stabilization when your sitting sideways in a difficult predicament.

Not only that, but rear grab handles can make an excellent location for gear storage while on the trails. You can use grab handles to hold your towropes, jumper cables, etc.

When choosing grab handles for your Jeep, take into consideration what their main use will be. If it is just for entering and exiting the vehicle or a place to grab a hold of something while out on the trail you will want to make sure that they have very secure fasteners for a strong fit. If you are looking at the possibility of being able to use them in possible recovery situations, you will need to make sure they have the strongest securing properties possible as well as make sure where they are located is a secure location.

Grab handles for basic use, entering and exiting and something to grab a hold of while on he trails, although you will want them secure, you may also want to take into consideration their appearance, especially if they are easily seen. If being used as extra storage locations of ropes, etc, appearance may not be as big of an issue. Just remember, the higher quality and strength compound with location installed can be very multi tasked and save you money in the end.

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Do you know how easy it is to pimp out your Jeep’s exterior? Well, it isn’t as hard as some would like to think it is. You can easily make some simple adjustments or changes that will have your Jeep looking more rugged, improve its safety, or just give it some personal flare.

Let’s start with armor and protection like rocker panels, skid plates, differential protections, roll bars, roll cages, side steps, etc. Jeep armor protects essential components of your Jeep adding safety but can also add a nice rugged statement as well. It shows you care about your Jeep and that you know your stuff when it comes to off roading.

Body lifts and mounts definitely add a noticeable statement to your Jeep. Ontop of some oversized tires, body lifts give you that clearance you need to get through the roughest terrain without tearing up your under carriage or worse. Lifts come in as small as one inch to as high as 3 inches. Then there is Suspension Lift Kits that can take your Jeep over the top and screams out “Beat that!”

Then for even more added protection, style, or maybe an upgrade there are Jeep Bumpers, Spare Tire Carriers, Hitches, and Towing accessories.

Then you have the top of your Jeep you can customize with a new top – there are hard tops, soft tops, bikini tops, windjammers and Dusters and more.

You can tint the window for an added flare as well.

There are racks and storage and winches and recovery gear that can all add your own personal touch to your Jeep. Then there are the lights! Jeep lights have always kind of made their own statement. In the dark of the night when you see headlights coming your way you can spot a Jeep out of the crowd in an instant. You can take that distinguishing factor and go the extra mile with a lighting bar with auxiliary lights, or add some fun lighting covers.

You can give your Jeep a subtle change or an extreme makeover, show your style, your personality, the love of your Jeep by pimping out your Jeep’s exterior.

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When choosing the right tires for your Jeep there are a few things you will want to take into immediate attention – How you use your Jeep, How you intend to use your Jeep, and the types of terrain you will be using your Jeep on. The weather of your location can also play a factor in which tires are best for your Jeep, especially if you live in the northern states where you are guaranteed snow and ice.

Secondary factors to consider are how much driving you do and how much you can afford to spend on tires. If you have invested a lot of time and money on your Jeep to enhance its drivability in all terrains, then you will want to make sure the tires live up to the expectations you have of your Jeep.

It is a well-known fact that the bigger the tire you purchase the higher the price tag, so consider that as well when searching out the perfect tires for your Jeep. Granted, the bigger the tire you get the better traction you get as well as increased ground clearance. Increased ground clearance of course equals more trail obstacle you can conquer. The larger the tires the tougher you Jeep looks too, but the tougher it is on a wallet.

Get a good feel of what your Jeep is already capable of with its existing size tires and if you haven’t had a problem with the size in the past, more than likely you will be good by replacing them in identical size. However, if you have found yourself avoiding certain off road trails or types of off roading obstacle just because tires, then, if your wallet says its okay, then go for larger tires. Read the full description of the tires use to make sure it can handle the extremist terrain you would be driving in. If they can handle the extreme driving conditions, you know they will handle the normal. Click here “Jeep Tires” to see our full line of Jeep Tires.

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4-wheeling and mud go together like a hamburger goes with and bun, like yen goes with yang, like… like… they just do, that’s all. There is something about getting your Jeep all mudded up, like a badge of honor or something.

Okay, so it’s messy, and treacherous, and gooey, and wet and thick, and soupy, but it is fun! Okay, but if you don’t know what your doing, you could be in for more of a mess then you were expecting.
When you are playing in the mud, you have to keep in mind different consistencies of mud will require different techniques in order to conquer it. The depth and the base of the mud also play a factor in how you deal with it. Now when I am talking off-roading in some mud, I am not talking about taking your standard jeep for a weekend of fun in a mud bog folks. Standard all terrain, tires unless we are talking just a mere rain mud puddle, are not designed to get you through the type of mud I am talking about.

When you are off roading in the mud in your Jeep you need to have some pretty aggressive tires. So, if you know you are going to be playing in some mud, swap your tires out for your aggressive mud eating machines. Granted, they do not give for the most comforting and smooth ride and they are loud as heel on the road, and wear fast, they sure as heck will pull you through a mud bog as easy as taking candy from a baby!. Your tires should use a tread design with deep lugs, large open voids, and thick bias-ply sidewalls. The wider the tire the deeper the mud you can play in. Wider tires will float over the surface of the mud better keeping you from sinking down to the murky bottom.

Suspension is a must. You want to eliminate as much drag as you can. Ground clearance…, ground clearance…, ground clearance folks!!!! You will need a suspension that can handle a lot of power without axle wrap. Check out some big lifts here: Suspension Lift Kits

Another plus of having a high lift on your jeep is that it keeps your engine bay out of the mud keeping it cool while under pressure. It is not uncommon for off roaders playing in the mud for the very first time with out taking necessary precautions to blow their radiators and hoses. Deep mudding can also play havoc on torque convertors and engines due to the heavy resistance mud delivers. If you intend on doing a lot of mudding with your Jeep, especially if it will be for extended periods of time, consider using a large auxiliary transmission cooler, high flow water pump, and electric fan.

Just a little mudding fun!

Jeep In Deep MudFor more amazing video clips, click here

Every day we help Jeep Enthusiasts across the United States find the Jeep Parts and Accessories they need. With a selection of over 10,000 and climbing Jeep products, you are sure to find just the item you are looking for.
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Suite 302
Draper, UT. 84020
URL: http://www.xtremeterrain.com/
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Local: 1-801-649-4240
Email
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Jeep Over Rocks

Jeep is an automobile brand owned by Chrysler and has been manufacturing vehicles since the 1940s. Jeeps were originally manufactured for military use, but eventually began being manufactured for the general public. It is also used as a general term for recreational off road vehicles, in fact, it is synonymous with off road recreational driving. Off road driving is often simply called ‘Jeeping.’ There are several different models that have been manufactured over the years, including the Cherokee, the Grand Cherokee, and the Wagoneer. Jeep was the first brand to manufacture SUVs and they still manufacture  new SUV models every year.

While several models can drive off road in rough conditions, the Wrangler is an off road model that is associated with recreational off road driving the most. It is designed for rough terrain and rocks and is easy to customize, which makes it perfect for recreational off road driving. Wranglers are also the best light weight off road vehicle because they have solid axles that are very durable and strong and allow the vehicle to traverse very rough terrain. You can purchase a jeep at a jeep dealer, of which there are many all over the country, or you could buy it used from a used car lot, a newspaper or automotive magazine classified, or online. If you decide to buy a jeep, no matter who you buy it from, make sure that the seller is reliable and credible so you can get the best vehicle for your money.

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