The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival has finalized plans for the third annual event celebrating Butler, Pa. as the birthplace of the Jeep. New this year, the Festival will take place over three full days, June 14-16, 2013, at Cooper’s Lake Campground, just 10 minutes west of the previous location.
“We’re excited to grow the event into three days so Jeepers can make the Festival be part of a new Father’s Day weekend tradition,” said Patti Jo Lambert, Festival director. “The additional day gives Jeep enthusiasts the chance to have more fun with their family, whether they spend all three days in Butler County or attend the Festival and then return home for other family activities.”
The event will feature the popular Jeep Invasion in downtown Butler on Friday night, June 14, as well as a
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II is a follow up to last year’s Trailhawk concept, except now it packs a diesel engine.
The 2013 Trailhawk II is powered by the brand’s EcoDiesel V6 engine that makes 420 lb-ft of torque, and is fitted with off-road ready features such as 35-inch tires on 17-inch aluminum wheels, larger wheel openings, flared fenders, front and rear skid plates, duel rear tow hooks and rock rails.
For more info on the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II Concept, check out our full article and video at AutoGuide.com
Going for an upscale look, Jeep unveiled the Wrangler Flat Top Concept for the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari.
Predictably, the biggest change that comes to the Jeep Wrangler Flat Top concept is the addition of a new one-piece windowless hard top, which along with the absence of a b-pillar gives this concept an open air feel. The Flat Top gets a sandstone, copper and brown theme that can be seen throughout, along with other enhancements such as a custom hood and bumpers lifted from the Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary model.
For more info on the Jeep Wrangler Flat Top Concept, check out our full article and video at AutoGuide.com
With weight savings as the priority, Jeep has unveiled the Wrangler Stitch Concept at the 2013 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab.
The Wrangler Stitch Concept has a curb weight of about 3,000 lbs, giving it a similar power-to-weight ratio as the Grand Cherokeoo SRT8. To shave off the pounds, the audio system, heating and air conditioning, rear seats, doors, and sections of the body were all removed from the Wrangler Stitch. The Stitch sits on 35-inch off-road tires and 17-inch aluminum wheels, and is fitted with a chrome moly roll cage.
For more info on the Jeep Wrangler Stitch concept, check out our full article and video at AutoGuide.com
RUGGED RIDGE EXPANDS LINE OF ALL TERRAIN FLOOR LINERS WITH NEW COLORS AND APPLICATIONS
Patented Floor Liners Now Available in Black, Gray and Tan For More Than 75 Different Jeeps, Trucks and SUVs
Suwanee, Ga. (September 6, 2012) – Omix-ADA®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories announced today the availability of an expanded line of Rugged Ridge® All Terrain Floor Liners for Jeep, trucks and SUVs with all-new colors and applications. Available in black, gray and tan, Rugged Ridge Floor Liners complement the interior of more than 75 different vehicles from Jeep®, Chevrolet, GMC, Cadillac, Dodge, Ram, Ford, Lincoln, Nissan and Toyota.
Rugged Ridge has taken a completely new approach to floor protection. Unlike most floor liners, which ar
DAVE DOETSCH TO DEBUT “CRUSH RECOVERY” JEEP® AT OMIX/RUGGED RIDGE
OFF-ROAD SUCCESS CENTER DURING 2012 SEMA SHOW
2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Built as the Ultimate Off-Road Vehicle
With Help from Rugged Ridge
Suwanee, GA (August 1, 2012) – OMIX-ADA, the world’s largest independent manufacturer and wholesaler of Jeep® parts and accessories, today announced that famed Jeep builder Dave Doetsch will publicly unveil his latest project Crush Recovery at the OMIX/Rugged Ridge Off-Road Success Center at the 2012 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.
Based on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 4x4, Crush Recovery is designed to be the ultimate off-road vehicle to recover 4x4s stuck in the toughest terrain. Doetsch outfitted the Jeep with more than 60 of the latest products from OMIX’s f
This project started last winter when I was asked by a friend why I never took the hardtop off of my jeep. I told him that it took three people to get it off and guaranteed that it would rain the next day. Now I have a hardtop, a soft top, and a Bimini top; plus hardtop and soft top doors. I realized that none of this is what I wanted. I wanted a lightweight top that would keep the rain off yet allow me to see through it as if I didn't have a top on at all.
So this is what we came up with: A lightweight, semi-transparent top that matches the factory front cap line to within a couple of thousandths. It weighs in at around 65 pounds, uses three stainless steel clamps to seal the front edge to the top of the factory windshield frame, a rear support brace attached to the factory roll ba
Nestled in the beautiful Rockies is a new start-up company aptly named Pikes Peak Trailers, complete with a stunning view of the Peak just feet away from the shop. Started by Dave and Jen Williams Pikes Peak Trailers solves the problem that most 4x4 and especially Jeep owners have, complete lack of cargo space. The first prototype which is featured in some photographs was built to provide cargo room on multiple cross country adventures done by the couple. After thousands of grueling highway and offroad miles friends and locals started inquiring about getting one made and the concept was born to create a company to offer them.
Dave contacted me several months ago with his product and I instantly liked it. As a CJ owner space on trail rides is a luxury I lack so having a light weight ca
The WTF-J's bare aluminum tub floor wasn't getting it anymore and needed something. I got an $800 quote from Line-X for lining the tub, but that was contingent on:
1. Stripping EVERYTHING out of the tub
2. Priming it with self-etching primer
3. Hauling it to their shop and leaving it 'til they got a round tuit
Since I was going to have to tape and mask the tub to spray the primer, it was time to look at DIY options.
YUKON ZIP LOCKER INSTALL
By Wayne Hartwig - www.alljeep.com
The Yukon Zip Locker is a new to the market air actuated locker and contains forged 4320 side gears. This locker is going into a Jeep Cherokee Dana 44 rear end. I’m going to cover everything from start to finish as well as go inside the locker to show you what they look like. I’m also going to be using my 2 car garage to show that with the proper tools, you can install this yourself. Everyone’s gotta learn at some time, right? And if you are one of those guys that working on his own rig is a requirement, then here you go! Of course, if you’re the other kind of guy that just doesn’t have the patience or correct tools, your local off-road shop can install them as well. While this is not difficult work, it does require some patie