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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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The Jeep Grand Cherokee gains a diesel engine in the U.S. market in 2013.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee gains a diesel engine in the U.S. market in 2013.

While a lot of car makers are putting their “alternative” energy ducks in the hybrid and electric basket, Jeep and a few other companies are focusing their “alternative” energy ducks on the diesel powered engines.

The first Jeep vehicle to get the diesel treatment will be the 2013 version of the Grand Cherokee. This is the first time the Grand has had a diesel engine in the US since the 2008 model. These diesel powered Jeeps will be built on the Jefferson North plant in Detroit (the same place Dodge makes the Durango) which will allow the plant to add a little over 1,000 new jobs to the factory.

This news of the diesel returning to the US Jeep market is great news for the off-road crowd. There are two reasons for the delight. The first, and let’s face it, the most important reason, MORE TORQUE. More torque means better off-roading. And second, better gas mileage, which means longer Jeep off-road adventures.

Chrysler has not given the exact data for how the engine will perform with the US version of the Jeep, but all signs point to the fact that they will be using the same V6 engine that has been used in Europe for several years. That engine delivers 187 horsepower, 410 pounds of torque and gas mileage of 22.8 in the city and 32.7 on the highway. If these gas mileage specs hold true they are a huge improvement over the current gas powered engines.

Once the Grand Cherokee hits the market and starts to make its mark there are a lot of people who think it won’t be too long before they are popping diesel engines into other Jeep vehicles. Of course the off-roaders will want one in the Wrangler as quickly as possible for the added torque. But the suburbanites will want a diesel powered Jeep Laredo for the better fuel mileage stats.

Pricing for the Jeep Grand Cherokee has not been announced yet, but with 2013 inching closer and closer we expect they will be releasing the specs and pricing soon.

The funny thing about all this is that Jeep used to sell a CRD until 2008 and it had good reviews. One has to wonder why it takes serious gas price issues for American car makers to understand the benefits of diesel. Of course there was a time when diesel was bad, but the current diesel fuels burn cleaner than most regular gases and get better gas mileage.

Maybe this latest edition will sell well enough to get Jeep to keep the diesel engine purring for years to come!

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Jeep (Collector's Library)

Most people in today’s world think that Jeeps started out a mass produced consumer-aimed passenger vehicle, but the truth is they were created to be used by the U.S. Military.   There are also a lot of other things many people don’t know about Jeep.  So we have decided to do a little fun fact-filled entry with some trivia about collector Jeeps.

The first Jeeps, called Willys, were produced in 1941 by three different companies after the United States Military asked American companies to design a four-wheel drive vehicle that could be used during a war.   The companies that made them were Ford, the American Bantam Car Company and Willys-Overland.

The first passenger/consumer-aimed Jeep was produced in 1945 and model was called the Civilian Jeep or as we know it today…the CJ.

After having great success with the Willys Jeep set-out to design a model that would be able to be used in water based deployments.  They modified the engine and added a snorkel so the Jeeps could drive off a boat and through shallow water without the engine getting flooded and shutting off.  This edition was built off the CJ model and it was known as the CJ-V35/U.

Willys-Overland also made a splash in 1946 with the first all-steel station wagon called the Willys Jeep Station Wagon.  Many people hail it was the first Sports Utility Vehicle.

Willy-Overland made their first foray into a real “passenger” vehicle with what was called the Willys-Overland Jeepster.  In appearance it looked much more like a traditional passenger vehicle.  It was also the first Jeep to have a 2-wheel drive transmission.  It had two doors and a convertible top.  It was produced from 1948-1950.  The name was revived from 1966-1972 in the form of the Jeepster Commando.

One of the most sought after Jeep products is the Jeep FC (forward control).  It is a “pick-up” style vehicle with a short van-styled cab and a bed in the back.   It was produced from 1958-1967.

The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Tomb Raider edition is one of the rarest Jeeps simply because the manufacturer only made 1005 of the vehicles.

The least produced Jeep was the CJ-6A Tuxedo Park.  Jeep only adorned 459 vehicles with this moniker from 1964-1967.

Collectors often confuse the CJ-2A with the military version it was based on, but a quick way to tell the difference is to look at the grille.  The Military version has recessed headlamps and nine slots while the civilian version has larger headlamps mounted flush with the grille which only has 7 slots.

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War Wagon 2.0

One thing no one can deny about the Jeep community is that they are more than just a community, they are family.  Since my involvement with XtremeTerrain I have had the pleasure to see and connect with fellow jeepers who never stop to amaze me with their connectedness, no matter the miles that separate, it still feels like family.  I have seen relationships develop into marriages due to the couples love for off roading, I have seen bonds become so strong, and I have seen the kindness and generosity amongst the fellow jeepers that goes beyond any other community so large.  With that being said, I want to share with everyone the story of Peter Bushacker that truly represents the depth of kinship that flows among Jeepers.

One day, a couple weeks back, I came across a post of a Jeep picture while strolling like I do to find interesting posts or pictures to share with everyone.  This picture was either posted on Camp Crocker’s page or Peter’s.  I do not recall, but the story not only caught my eye, but my heart as well.  It is a very inspiring story and one that represents just how wonderful the Jeep community is.  Allow me to share this story with you now, through Peter’s words.

Peter shared with us this story about how Camp Crocker, another very avid Jeep off roader and owner of COP4x4 came into his life

Peter Bushacker

Peter Bushacker

Peter is a 31 year old veteran of active duty army.  He served for over 7 years on active duty total time. Peter’s military career started out as a military police officer stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany. His stay was suppose to be for two years, but he extended it for another year so he could go in military support operations in Kosovo to aid in helping keep the peace in the war torn country. When he came off rotation from his deployment he requested to go to military police investigator school.  Peter attended MPI school at Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri for 4 months to be trained. He then returned to his desired base in Fort Hood Texas where he carried out the duties as a plain clothes active duty investigator.

Peter did a total of 5 years doing all of this in his first enlistment. After Peter’s term was up, he re-enlisted to go to school to be a supply sergeant.  He was quickly accepted went to Fort Lee, Virginia.  After a very short training period, he was assigned to the 101st airborne division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.  After a few month of being there, he was deployed to Iraq. Peter had been married prior to all this and a father of two, so this deployment was tougher on him emotionally than ones in the past.  With a sad heart, he proudly went off to serve his country in Iraq.  While deployed in Iraq, Peter started to notice extremely painful pangs in his chest, neck, arm, and left shoulder blade area. Peter sought aid several times on base and was told by the doctors that they felt that my coating on my long thoracic nerve was eaten away, by what know one knew, not even to this day.  However, it was something that could not be reversed and was going to be an ongoing depilating issue.  The military medevac’d Peter out of Iraq and took him back to Fort Campbell where they attempted to fix the issue without any luck.  It was at this time Peter received a medical discharge with an Honorable discharge with combat related injuries.

Life for Peter after returning to the civilian life was tough.  Peter was unable to hold down any type of employment for any length of time and begun to notice psychological problems sneaking up on him.  Peter sought help for the psychological issues he was having with the Department of Veteran Affairs where he took a battery of tests to find out what he was experiencing was Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) along with several other issues.  With the thoracic issue and PTSD, Peter is currently listed as a disabled veteran.

Camp Crocker

Camp Crocker

Peter, residing in San Antonio Texas did not know the man that would make such a huge impact in his life, however as fate would have it, the meeting of Camp Crocker would have its way.  Peter shared with us how this fateful meeting occurred and the process of the events that impacted his life so positively.

“How it all started with Camp was like this, there was a man named Nate Young.  He and my wife actually use to go to school together up in Wisconsin. After school they went their different ways and it wasn’t until like about a year ago they found each other again on Facebook.  My wife introduced me to Nate on Facebook and I asked to be his friend and talk jeep stuff together.

Kraken Vs. Big Red

Kraken Vs. Big Red

Well one day he posted a picture of Camp Crocker’s big red rig on Facebook and he shared it with me and said when you are ready for some serious upgrades this is the guy to see. So I was like awesome. And when I saw the picture I just sat and stared it was so cool. So I just commented on Camps’ picture not even knowing the guy and said that is a very awesome rig one day I will get mine looking like that. Next thing I knew, Camp sent me a private message and ask me to please tell me a little more about yourself. So I did, and then next thing I knew, Camp had arranged for a semi truck to come to Texas to pick up my stock jeep and had it brought to his shop in Sedona Arizona.  Camp, along with most of the big time sponsors gave him parts to create what is now known as War Wagon 2.0.

War Wagon 2.0

War Wagon 2.0

After Camp built it he flew me, my wife, and our two girls to Phoenix to unveil it. He had white sheets cover my rig when I arrived to the shop. We then took it trail riding in Sedona.  It was then that Camp presented me with a big metal can full of money that was donated to make our trip back to Texas the next day. Since then I, I consider Camp to be a very dear friend, not for what he did for me and our family as much as the for the generosity and kindness he showed us – total strangers to start with and now a person I consider to not only be a great inspirational person, a great man, and a great friend with some incredible talent.

What all Camp Crocker did to my Jeep:

  • 37″ Falkner tires on 18″ Black Rhino custom wheels
  • 52″ LED light bar by Rigid Industries and 2, 3″ LED lights on the bumper by Rigid.
  • 10,000 lbs. Winch from Bulldog
  • Custom billet style door handles made by COP 4×4 all the way around the Jeep.
  • Custom rock sliders by COP 4×4
  • Side Armor Plating
  • 4″ Lift Kit and all suspension work by TeraFlex.
  • Custom Black Diamond Fabrication Grill Inserts first pair to ever go on a Jeep Wrangler I might add.
  • Custom grab handles by surprise straps all interior of the rig.
  • Airaid high performance cold air intake and throttle body spacer
  • Drake hood latches
  • Hemi hood painted to match
  • LOD front stinger style stubby bumper with winch plate
  • Asfir 4×4 rear bumper and tire carrier.
  • It had a high performance transmission cooler and engine oil cooler as well.
  • Custom vinyl decals work all around tailored just for me.

And he did all of this free of charge and called the project “Let’s Build a Soldier a Jeep”.  Camp Crocker is an amazing guy with a heart of gold for veterans that have served. I wouldn’t have believed in a million years that I would ever have a Jeep to this magnitude. I feel I have a very blessed life, regardless of my medical difficulties.  I have my family, great friends, an amazing friend in Camp Crocker, and my Jeep.  Who could ask for more?

The reason I wanted to share my story was to share with not just the Jeep community, but everyone, what a wonderful generous and kind hearted thing Camp Crocker did for me and my family.  I will be forever grateful”.

Videos of War Wagon 2.0:

Before Camp Crocker

Stock 2011 JK, Trees Ranch, Texas

After Camp Crocker

The Grand Unveiling of War Wagon 2.0

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Everyone at XtremeTerrain would like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and the best of the holiday season. In closing, we would also like to share this little Christmas poem with you.
Merry Christmas to all… 🙂

My Christmas Wish For You

My Christmas wish for you, my friend
Is not a simple one
For I wish you hope and joy and peace
Days filled with warmth and sun

I wish you love and friendship too
Throughout the coming year
Lots of laughter and happiness
To fill your world with cheer

May you count your blessings, one by one
And when totaled by the lot
May you find all you’ve been given
To be more than what you sought

May your journeys be short, your burdens light
May your spirit never grow old
May all your clouds have silver linings
And your rainbows pots of gold

I wish this all and so much more
May all your dreams come true
May you have a Merry Christmas friend
And a happy New Year, too ..
We wish you a merry Christmas 🙂

(author unknown)

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Cindy Homans Creighton

(Repost but too good not to share once again!)

Good day all you Jeep enthusiasts.. Today I want to share a poem I cam across by a very talented writer I might add, while reading the news feed on Facebook today. Cindy Homans Creighton posted this ode that is fitting for all Jeep owners who know how to have fun in their Jeeps. Thank you Cindyfor allowing me to share your great poem and picture with all of our readers!

Ode to My Jeep
At Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas,
And everyone was asleep;
It was a perfect night,
For a rip in the Jeep.

I quietly slipped out,
Snow was gently falling;
When I got to the trailhead,
A Barred Owl was calling.

The trailhead was blocked,
By a big mound of snow;
Time to air down,
And put ‘er in 4-Low.

I tried to crawl it first,
But this mound was no mini;
I backed ‘er back up,
And gave ‘er the skinny.

She blasted up and over,
This snow mound with ease;
With lockers turning all wheels,
She was aiming to please.

It was a beautiful night,
A shame to waste on sleep;
This is what I call quality time,
For me and my Jeep.

The trail was pristine,
The off-camber sections were nice;
But then she plunged into a hole,
And crashed through the ice.

The tires spewed slush,
And the engine did roar;
But it was time to unspool,
My trusty 8274.

The winch it pulled,
As the tires they spun;
A big smile on my face,
This was all part of the fun.

We’re rolling again,
But it’s time to head back;
Santa will soon be here,
And I must hit the sack.

I put another log on the fire,
And headed up to sleep.
I drift off dreaming,
Of fun times in my Jeep!

Author:
Cindy Homans Creighton

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