Congratulations to Eddie from New Canaan, CT!

April 9, 2013

Eddie was voted (by the people) as winner of our Jeep Photo Contest for 2013 (QTR 1). He wins a JeepWorld.com Gift Card! If you are interested in entering a photo of your Jeep click here. Congrats to Eddie & thank you for all of your entries!

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Eddie from New Canaan, CT – “I love to personalize my jeep and find its limits. This picture was taken during CT’s recent snowstorm. I was flexing on snowbanks till practically vertical and climbing through snow piles as tall as my lights and grille. It was amazing and of course, I never got stuck.”

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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!


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.


3rd Annual Adirondack Jeeps All Breeds Jeep Show 8.12.12

May 8, 2012

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Mark your calenders! On August 12th 2012, our friends from Adirondack Jeeps and Saratoga Chrysler Jeep Dodge will be putting on their 3rd annual All-Breeds Jeep Show from 9am to 1pm. If you’re a Jeeper or lover of Jeeps in Upstate NY, Vermont, or Western Mass, make it a point to get to this one. It’s a fun, family friendly event with trail rides, all kinds of awesome Jeeps, an RTI ramp, a raffle with some incredible Jeep prizes (including some cool stuff from us), food and fun. This isn’t just a fun event, but proceeds will benefit The Sugar Free Gang and The Wait House which are great causes and help young people in our area immensely. Hope to see you all there!

If you would like us to mention your up-coming Jeep Event please email me at jason@jeepworld.com


ATTN Video Game Nerds who love Jeeps! 2012 Call of Duty Edition!

September 2, 2011

From Automobile :

“For the second year in a row, Jeep has partnered with video game maker Activision to forge a special edition Wrangler based on one of the CoD franchise. Last year’s game-inspired machine Jeep unveiled the Wrangler Call of Duty: Black Ops edition, but this year’s customized Jeep is tied to the Modern Warfare 3 title, which will hit stores in November.”

Read the entire article here.

It looks like this special edition Wrangler will be available in either 2 or 4 doors. I’d like to see some pictures of it in black. – JW


2012 Jeep Wrangler Pics & Info

August 22, 2011

Jeep released pictures and information today on the 2012  Wrangler:

From the Jeep Blog:

 “We just didn’t stop at the flywheel as the new five-speed automatic has been specially calibrated for enhanced shifting while driving both on and off the road.  For all you number crunchers out there, check out these stats – 21 miles per gallon and zero-to-sixty arrives at an impressive 8.4 seconds.  They say it’s a challenge to improve and icon, well to that we say, the 2012 Wrangler will have even more capabilities on wherever your journey takes you!”

There’s also a great gallery of 2012 Jeep Wrangler Pictures available of Jeep’s Facebook Page.


Adirondack Jeeps 2nd Annual Jeep Show and Burger Burn 8.6.11

July 11, 2011

Our friends from Adirondack Jeeps (our local Jeep club) will be putting on their annual fundraiser and Jeep Show in a few weeks at Saratoga Chrysler Jeep Dodge in beautiful Saratoga Springs, NY. It’s always a great time with lots of cool Jeeps and Jeepers in a family-friendly  setting. Come out and help raise a little money for charity and have a blast in the process!

– Jeep Show with trophies for the top 5 Jeeps!

– Raffle with many Jeep and Jeep themed items!

– Trail Rides and RTI Ramp

– Burgers and Dogs, Vendors, and a Bounce House for the kids!

– Good Times all around!

Registration begins at 9am. The 1st 50 registered Jeeps will receive a complimentary dash plaque and a meal coupon.

For more information click here: http://www.adkjeepshow.com/


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