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!
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.”
January 3, 2013
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.
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.
May 25, 2012
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!
November 23, 2011
…Who cares? I drive a Jeep!
September 13, 2011
From Motor Trend:
“Jeep’s never-ending streak of special-edition Wranglers continues, but the latest edition won’t be sold in our market. The new 2012 Wrangler Arctic Edition, which debuts at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, will only be offered in Europe.
Chrysler’s official press release says the Wrangler Arctic was inspired by the terrain found in its namesake land, as it provides the grueling and demanding environments the Wrangler was engineered to conquer.” Perhaps, but this go-anywhere, do-anything SUV isn’t given any specialized equipment that facilitates sub-zero travel; instead, the Arctic is essentially a spiffy dress-up kit for the Wrangler Sahara and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.”
For a link to the entire article and more pics and close-ups of the interesting (?) logo featuring a cartoon Yeti click here . -JW
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
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.