Featured Jeep: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

February 8, 2013

From Andrew in Sacramento, CA:

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This is my first Jeep and WOW. This trip to Winnemucca for a Chukar hunt was my opportunity to really see what it could do. My Rubicon effortlessly tread up anything I stuck in front of it. Whether the trail was icy, rocky or muddy – it just didn’t matter. Where the other vehicles in my group had to stop I just kept on going. I guess my favorite thing was the sense of freedom that comes with the ability to go anywhere on the mountain. Can’t wait for next year!!

Congrats on the new Jeep! Winnemucca (wherever the heck that is) looks beautiful and I hope you you shot lots of Chukars (whatever the heck they are)!  😉 – JW

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How To: Carry Skis & Snowboards on your Jeep Wrangler (the 2013 edition)

January 3, 2013

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We’re in the midst of what is shaping up to be an epic Winter here in the Northeast (knock on wood). With record numbers of skiers and riders headed to the mountains in their Jeep Wranglers, the eternal question of how to get your skis to their destination safely and securely is raised once again. What’s that you ask? “Can’t I just throw my skis or snowboards down the middle of the inside of my Jeep”? Go for it. And enjoy the wet snow melting all over you and your interior while you and your buddies/family elbow your gear for room during the long ride home. Is there a better option(s)? Yes.

Thule has updated their Jeep Ski Rack solutions for us for 2013 (see above). Step 1: Attach the Thule Spare Me (963PRO) Bicycle Rack to your Jeep Wrangler’s Rear Mounted Spare Tire. Yes this doubles as a bicycle rack in the off season. Step 2: Hook the newly re-designed Thule 9033 Tram (carrying capacity of up to 6 pairs of skis or 4 snowboards) to the Spare Me. Step 3: Get up to the mountains and start having fun! Note: This solution works for any Jeep (or other vehicle) with a spare tire.

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The other option for a Jeep Wrangler Ski Rack here at JeepWorld.com, which also happens to be the solution I use personally, is the Thule 300 Footer with Thule 58″ Load Bars combined with a Thule Flat Top Ski & Snowboard Carrier. Simply attach the footers to the rain gutters on your Jeep’s Hard Top and attach one of Thule’s Flat Top Ski Carriers to the load bars. Voila! Another easy and safe solution for getting your gear to your favorite ski area. This solution is for 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler JKs with Hard Tops only.

Both options are available here at JeepWorld and can ship same day (if your order arrives by 2pm EST).

We know that your Jeep is your favorite vehicle, so tell us what your favorite mountain to ski and ride is in the comments below.


Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

November 29, 2012

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Check out the  2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition. Looks like it will be available in Black, Anvil, Bright Silver, & Bright White. What do you think?

For more information, check out Jeep’s Official Website.


Awesome Jeep Gifts for Father’s Day

June 11, 2012

If you’re a Dad who drives a Jeep (like me) or if you have a Dad who drives a Jeep (like me), then you’re either hoping to get and maybe even give some Jeep Gifts this weekend for Father’s Day 2012. Here’s a few that we think are great:

Jeep Tire Cover

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We’ve got a whole slew of designs to fit most tire sizes. From the Jeep 70th Anniversary Tire Cover to the Call of Duty, from the ever popular Life is Good Tire Cover to plain or with a Jeep Logo only, JeepWorld carries a tire cover for every taste.

Jeep Off-Road Recovery Kit

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If the Jeep Dad in your life loves to take his Jeep Off-Road, our very cool Recovery Kits are a must. We offer two different kits, one by Rugged Ridge and one by Jeep. Both include the necessary tools to help your Dad get his Jeep out of any hairy situations and enhance his experience out on the trail.

Jeep Wrangler Floor Mats

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If your Dad uses his Jeep like it’s meant to be used, the interior is going to end up pretty filthy. Help him protect the Jeep’s Floor with a set of Jeep Wrangler Floor Mats. We have great options from Jeep, Rugged Ridge, and Weathertech to suit your Dad’s and his Jeep’s needs.

Happy Father’s Day to all the Jeep Dads out there. We here at JeepWorld.com hope it’s a great one!


Jeep Wrangler Snorkel by Rugged Ridge

May 25, 2012

Jeep Wrangler Snorkel by Rugged Ridge If you’re using your Jeep like it’s meant to be, you’re getting plenty muddy and wet.  The Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Jeep Snorkel System relocates the vulnerable stock air intake location to help reduce the risk of hydro-locking your Wrangler’s Engine and help prevent dust clogged filters. It is also the first Jeep Snorkel designed with the modular functionality of a pre-filter low mount & ram high mount air intake engineering. Unlike other snorkels, you don’t have to give up flexibility for functionality.

Built in manual drain valves channel away excess water to prevent it from entering the intake system. It installs with minor modification to the fender, but without the major cutting and surgery that other kits require.

So there it is JK drivers! Enjoy!


My 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door & a 16′ Kayak

May 15, 2012

Jeep Wrangler Kayak Carrier; Locked & Loaded

I bought a kayak a couple of months ago (from an add on Craig’s List) and promptly stuffed it into storage at JeepWorld HQ. Semi-miserable, cold-ish Spring Weather followed here in Upstate, NY so there it stayed. Cue last week’s weather report predicting temperatures in the 70s with blue skies and plenty of sunshine. I dragged the kayak back out of hiding and promptly came to the realization that this thing (an Old Town Loon Tandem 16 footer) was HUGE. I also was nowhere near water and had to figure out a way to transport this red monster on my Jeep Wrangler 4 Door JK to a place where I could put it to good use. So, how DOES one carry a kayak on a Jeep Wrangler? 

The following solution will work on any 2007-Up Jeep Wrangler 4 Door with a hard top. Why a 4 door only? The 4 door model will provide the allowed set-back (space between the cross bars) to maximize load balance for better security during transport. I have witnessed people using the following set-up on a 2 door or on a 4 door with the front freedom panels removed, but this set-up is dicey at best. It may be OK for a short drive to water, but we definitely do not recommend it.

Step 1: You’re going to need a base rack. I suggest the Thule 300 Foot Pack with 58″ Load Bars to start. The 300 Footers attach directly to the rain gutters on your hard top. These are super easy to install and remove, just be sure you don’t catch the seal around your Wrangler’s windows in the clamp while tightening the knob. The footers then hold the Thule 58″ square load bars.

 Step 2: Next you’ll need to add a Jeep Wrangler Kayak Rack . Which carrier to use? This will depend on your kayak. Since mine is a big, wide kayak, I chose the Thule 883 Glide and Set because of it’s wide front cradles and felt-lined rear saddles that allow you to slide the kayak up into place on the rack. This kit includes two tie-down straps to secure the kayak to the carrier and two ratchet-down straps for the front and rear, a must for maximum security (see pics of my Jeep). For smaller kayaks, I would recommend Thule 830 Stacker (especially for whitewater kayaks) or the Thule Hull-a-Port Pro (835pro). Again, what you use should be dependent upon the kayak or kayaks you are carrying.

Step 3: Drive to some open water and have fun! 🙂

Note: The solution listed above has a maximum weight load of 165 lbs.

From personal experience, I can tell you that this system worked out great. I had an awesome day out on the lake and a heck of a lot of fun. I am confident enough in this kayak rack that I plan on using it to take my kayak on the five hour trip to Maine later this Summer.


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

November 23, 2011

…Who cares? I drive a Jeep!


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