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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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One of the best parts about being a Jeep owner is the fact that there are tons of events that happen across the country that allow Jeep owners to gather together and share their passion. Some of the events are small and some others are huge. If you live in the Midwest and are looking for something awesome to do this spring you need to check out the Moab Easter Jeep Safari event.

This event takes place in Moab, Utah from March 31st until April 8th 2012. The action packed week features a ton of trail rides, most of which take a full day to complete and is hosted by Red Rock 4-Wheelers Inc.

If you want to attend this event you will have to register in advance to make sure you get the trail that you would like. They offer a wide range of packages including what they call a “First Timer’s” package that features three scenic trails that are aimed at Jeep owners who are newer to trail riding. All of these trials are of the tame variety, but they are still an amazing journey.

The Moab Easter Jeep Safari also offers up something called a “Sophomore Package” which is designed to be a slight step up from the “First Timer’s” Package. This package offers up a new trail each day for three days. Each trail is in a different part of the park and offers a slightly more “intense” ride each day and also completely new scenery.

Both these packages will include the same group of Jeep lovers each day and also the same group leader. This will allow newer members to meet and bond with some new people who will hopefully lead to new friendships and connections.

If neither of these packages work for you or your skills you can look over the other trails offered up during the event and choose them “ala carte”. Just make sure you look them over and only do the ones that match your skill level. While it is great to push your limits from time to time it is also important to remember there will be thousands of other Jeep owners on these trails and you don’t want to delay them because you bit off more than you could chew.

If you don’t live in the Utah area or can’t make it to this year’s event stay tuned to us and we will keep you posted on other great events around the country.

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Are you one of those guys who bought your first Jeep just to blow off a little steam on the weekend. You bought it to allow yourself a little “alone” time busting humps in the open terrain. You bought just as a little toy that you could show off. But then suddenly those little hour-long trips to the local open lot turned into day long excursions to only places where 4x4s can reach. And oddly enough your “alone” time turned into enjoyable days with your family in tow.

And then you realized that this little Jeep you bought for fun has actually turned into an awesome hobby that you can enjoy alone or with your family. But of course there is always more fun in numbers, especially if those numbers enjoy the exact same passion as you do. That is why we suggest you look for a local Jeep club to help expand your horizons.

There are many reasons to join up with fellow Jeep lovers. The obvious reason is to get together with other people who share your same passion, but there are other benefits. One of the best , especially for newer 4×4 lovers, is the fact that most of the local Jeep clubs know exactly where the best trails are so you don’t have spend hours of driving and hundreds of dollars in gas just to find a place to do some wheeling.

Another great reason to join a Jeep club is because they often become your family. One of the clubs near the Atlanta region does this great event for Halloween every year where they “dress up” their Jeeps and drive around town. In fact this year they even found a little town in North Georgia and held a Halloween Parade for the locals. By all accounts it was a blast.

Of course most of us aren’t looking to hold a parade, but the point is that Jeep clubs are awesome for people who love Jeeps. They are a great way to do fun things and meet some really great people who all share one thing in common JEEPS!

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Florida is full of ways to be entertained, from water parks, beaches and theme parks there is something that will appeal to everyone.  It is also a great place for off-roading with many different parks to choose from, to make your decision easier we’re listing a few parks that may appeal to many Jeep drivers.

  • Tri-State Off Road Park – This off-road park is located off Highway 20 in Clarksville, Fl.    It offers Deep Mud Bog Holes and a Consistency Park.  Admission is $10 for adults and children 12 and under are free.  The park opens at 10 a.m. and closes at dusk.
  • Triple Canopy Ranch – Triple Canopy Ranch is located at 16950 County Road 630 Lake Wales, Fl.  The park has over 425 acres of trails, pits, circle track, obstacle course and a side by side track.  You can also camp at the park and get the most out of your visit, and if your Jeep should experience any trouble there is also an on-site vendor available for all of your repair needs.
  • Hard Rock Off Road Park – This park is located in Ocala, Fl. and boasts a section devoted to Jeeps and other off road vehicles.  The park is open seven days a week from 10 am – 5 pm.  Cost is $25 per day per vehicle.  Camping is also available for $20 per day with water and electrical hook-ups.  There are also hotels located nearby for those who would prefer not to camp onsite.
  • Revolution The Off Road Experience – Is located at 4000 State Road 33 Clermont, FL 34714.  It features 220 acres of great trails and attractions and even includes a private 65 acre Trophy Bass fishing lake.  Guided tours will take everyone from beginners to experienced drivers through trails.  This park has a lot to offer and even if you’re not into off-roading you can always enjoy the great fishing available.  Reservations are required to ensure that everyone has a great experience.

These are only a few of the many off-roading parks Florida has to offer, from what I’ve seen all of these parks look great and anyone who visits should find plenty of trails to explore and enjoy.  All of these parks offer great trails and other challenging courses for all Jeep drivers at any skill level.  If you would like more information on any of the parks listed above, please visit their websites.

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Jeep Off-roading is not an activity that only professional drivers can participate in, it is something that normal everyday people can enjoy and compete in.  The only required items that the driver must have is an off-road ready vehicle and a sense of adventure.  But for someone who is a beginner, the sport may be a bit intimidating, this is why we’re here, to offer you some simple tips that will help make your first off-road adventure fun and not stressful.

The first thing beginning drivers need to pay attention to while out on the trails is the speed at which you are driving.  Maintaining constant momentum, while driving is one of the most important things in off-road driving.  Being able to control your momentum is crucial to making it successfully through tough driving conditions such as mud and sand.

The next thing you should be aware of is which gear to use in certain circumstances.  Four-wheel drive is best used when one or more of your tires may come off the ground during the course of driving.  If the trail you are driving on is primarily smooth rock, sand, gravel or ice you should use all-wheel drive.  This will provide you with the handling and flexibility needed to successfully drive on these terrains.

Jeep off-road driving requires that your vehicle have a tough and sturdy suspension.  Many off-road drivers prefer to use softly sprung and dampened long-travel suspension systems to ensure that their vehicle stays in contact with the ground at all times.  It is mainly the choice of the driver as to which type of suspension system they prefer, if you are not sure if your suspension is adequate simply ask someone at your local shop or another experienced driver.

These are only a few of the many things beginners should be aware of, but as with many other activities experience is the only way that you can become a skilled Jeep off-road driver.  When you’re first starting out, never feel pressured to attempt a trail or crawl that you know you are not experienced enough to handle.  Attempting something beyond your skill level may result in severe damage to your Jeep or worse, injury to yourself or others.  Always know your surroundings and keep an eye on the road, this will help you avoid any surprises while you’re driving.  Once you have mastered the art of off-roading, you will open a world of adventure and thrills that you will wonder how you lived so long without it.

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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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Hey everyone, Christmas is right around the corner and did you all get your stocking stuffers yet? Not just the oranges, apples, candies, etc., but the Jeep treats that you know your Jeep enthusiast in your family would love… As you may have all noticed, when there is one Jeep enthusiast in the home, there are generally more to follow… so what better way to stuff a stocking then with goodies all in the family would appreciate.

XtremeTerrain has many items that would fit in the stockings of your loved one or if you rather let them choose, how about a gift certificate from XtremeTerrain. You can get one as low as $25.00 or as high as you want… so even if that special gift you would love to stuff in their stocking won’t fit – the XtremeTerrain gift certificate will fit nicely every time! –

Don’t forget about those stockings hung by the chimney with care… click on over to Xtremeterrain.com and get them stuffed today!  You will have receive the online gift certificate immediately so you won’t be late for Christmas morning!

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