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  • SUV That Killed Anton Yelchin Was Under Recall

    06/20/2016 1:45:01 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    Trek news ^ | June 20, 2016
    The gear shifters in Anton Yelchin’s SUV are being looked at as the possible culprit in the accident that killed the 27-year-old actor on Sunday. Most 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee are part of a global recall that was announced by Fiat Chrysler, who makes Jeeps, in April due to a confusing electronic shift lever. “FCA US extends its most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Yelchin,” a spokesperson said in a statement. “The company is in contact with the authorities and is conducting a thorough investigation. It is premature to speculate on the cause of this tragedy.”...
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • Ronald Reagan's classic Jeep visits Washington

    04/20/2016 5:36:35 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 27 replies ^ | 4/20/16 | Fow News
    Yep, Ronnie was a wheeler. A 1962 Willy’s Jeep CJ-6 once owned by President Reagan is on display on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of the Cars at the Capital event organized by the Historic Vehicle Association. The used 4x4 was a Christmas gift from his wife Nancy in 1963, and was famously driven by him around their Rancho del Cielo in California’s Santa Ynez mountains well into his presidency.
  • This Willys Jeep Has Always Been Out In The Open

    03/12/2016 12:47:03 PM PST · by Joe 6-pack · 57 replies via YouTube ^ | March 8, 2016 |
    “The adventure began when we left the driveway,” says Larry Shank. “And that’s what was neat about the Jeep and the teardrop; you became part of the country from day one.” Shank is the proud custodian of this 1953 Willys Jeep CJ-3B and 1947 Ken-Skill Kustom Kamper Model 10, both bought by his father in period and used during their entire lives by his family for exploring the U.S. while on vacation. Traveling off the beaten path may seem extreme, but he has a different perspective: “You arrive not exhausted but exhilarated; because you’re already there, you’re already on vacation…”...
  • The Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck is Finally Going to Happen

    09/02/2015 4:22:55 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 96 replies ^ | 10-1-15 | Stephen Elmer
    By Stephen Elmer Sep 01, 2015 A pickup truck based on the Jeep Wrangler is under development and should arrive on the market by 2017 or 2018. According to Automotive News, production of the Wrangler will stay in Toledo, Ohio, which is also where Jeep will be building a new pickup truck based on the Wrangler. The fate of Wrangler production has been up in the air for nearly a year, but today Jeep execs revealed these plans to plant management. They also revealed that production of the Cherokee will be leaving Ohio for a nearby State, likely Michigan or Illinois.Details on the Jeep Wrangler...
  • any Dodge/Jeep guys out there?

    08/31/2015 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Cowman · 24 replies
    8-31-2015 | self
    So my Durango with the 4.7 that wouldn't start has a broken timing chain on the right cam. It only has 140k and I have had 318/360 trucks that went well over 300k before they had any problems; and I have NEVER had a timing chain break during normal operations. I have had Chryslers most of my life and the worst thing I had was a spun bearing on a one ton van (at 350k). Does anybody know if this motor has a reputation for weak timing chains? I know they have gasket and EGR problems.
  • Gathering for Mass around altar on Jeep's hood (Catholic Caucus)

    07/29/2015 4:21:41 AM PDT · by rwa265 · 13 replies
    Catholic Standard ^ | May 23, 2013 | Mark Zimmermann
    One month after Father Emil Kapaun, a heroic Korean War chaplain, received the Medal of Honor posthumously during a White House ceremony, he was remembered at a special outdoor Mass celebrated at St. Jude Regional Catholic School in Rockville. Father Paul Lee - the pastor of the Shrine of St. Jude Parish whose own family had escaped Communist North Korea as refugees - celebrated the Mass on May 9 with a makeshift altar set up on the hood of an olive-colored Jeep, just as Father Kapaun had done when ministering to soldiers on the front line more than six decades...
  • Chrysler Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles That Can Be Remotely Hacked Online

    07/26/2015 11:51:51 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    ktla ^ | 7/26/2015 | CNN wire
    A flaw in several Chrysler models lets hackers remotely control them, posing an unprecedented danger for American drivers. Hackers can cut the brakes, shut down the engine, drive it off the road, or make all the electronics go haywire. ... The cars involved in the recall include the following vehicles equipped with 8.4-inch touchscreens: 2013-2015 MY Dodge Viper specialty vehicles 2013-2015 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 pickups 2013-2015 Ram 3500, 4500, 5500 Chassis Cabs 2014-2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Cherokee SUVs 2014-2015 Dodge Durango SUVs 2015 MY Chrysler 200, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans 2015 Dodge Challenger sports coupes...
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • Chrysler just beat Ford in dealership sales for the first time ever

    07/01/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Geier
    It was a milestone month for FCA. For the first time ever, Chrysler has outsold Ford in US retail sales, reports Reuters. Retail sales refers to only cars sold directly to consumers, not counting sales of fleet vehicles to corporate customers. Including fleet sales, Ford moved 223,666 cars and Fiat Chrysler group sold 186,864. General Motors, meanwhile, saw sales slip slightly year over year and sold 265,825 cars. For the industry as a whole, it was another good month as car sales continue to go up. 2015 is expected to see even more growth in car sales, as the market...
  • Karma: Arab Terrorist Dies after IDF Jeep Flips On Top of Him

    06/14/2015 1:32:22 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/15 | Ari Soffer
    A Palestinian terrorist died in clashes with the IDF near Ramallah Sunday morning, after his attack on an army jeep backfired quite spectacularly. Abdallah Ghanayem, 21, died after being struck by the vehicle during clashes that erupted in the village of Kfar Malik following a dawn Israeli army raid, the Palestinian Authority sources said. An IDF spokesman confirmed to AFP that a Palestinian had died - after he threw an incendiary device at a jeep and the vehicle overturned on him. It was the second Palestinian terrorist killed in the past week,....
  • Ohio Officials Propose Funding a Plant for Fiat Chrysler in Toledo

    04/10/2015 7:48:26 AM PDT · by Theoria · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Christina Rogers
    State and local officials in Ohio are proposing to fund a new factory for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in Toledo, an unusual incentive that would require hundreds of millions in financing, according to people familiar with the plans. The proposed plan is the latest attempt by public officials in the state to secure production of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, which has been built in Toledo for decades. Negotiations on the plan are continuing between officials and the auto maker, and other financing proposals are on the table, the people said. Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne has said the next...
  • Jeep Thread

    03/19/2015 6:01:22 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 284 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 19 March 15 | Jeep
    This is a Jeep thread, for all Jeep owners and Jeep lovers. Contribute as you wish or are driven. Long live Freedom. May God Bless You!

    02/02/2015 3:10:22 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 56 replies ^ | February 2, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    AP A Super Bowl ad for Jeep Renegade SUVs met a heated backlash Sunday night as outraged Americans took to social media to blast the company for flashing scenes of the Great Wall of China and other far-flung places around the globe as “This Land is Your Land” played in the background. “What kind of globalist bullshit is this?” wrote one YouTube commenter. “Who is in the advertising department?” asked another YouTube commenter. “Fire them. This is an American song. AMERICAN
  • Phantom Badger, reporting for duty

    12/29/2014 12:42:19 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 April 2014 | Matthew Phenix
    The Willys MB – better known as the original jeep – was a game-changer during World War II. Small, agile, versatile and durable, jeeps were easy to deploy, easy to operate and easy to maintain, making them perhaps the Allies’ most important battlefield equipment. More than 70 years later, US aircraft maker and defence supplier Boeing has revisited the original jeep’s winning formula in a stocky little bruiser of a car called the Phantom Badger.
  • Army selling Humvees to the public for the first time — but there's a catch

    12/15/2014 4:05:56 PM PST · by fso301 · 90 replies
    Motoramic via Yahoo ^ | 12/15/2014 | Steve Siler
    If you, like this author, always dreamed of using a camo-covered, Army-issue Humvee as your personal golf cart, your dreams can finally come true — for a price. According to the Army Times, the Department of Defense will start auctioning off as many as 4,000 military-spec Humvees to the public as part of its surplus-reduction efforts. In previous years, the off-road behemoths would have been sent straight to the military scrapyard, but due to changes in policies in recent years and what the Defense Logistics Agency spokesperson Michelle McCaskill describes as “cooperation from other government offices," the used Humvees will...
  • EPIC: If this isn’t the most American Craigslist ad I have ever seen I don’t know what is

    06/11/2014 6:39:53 PM PDT · by AlmaKing · 23 replies ^ | June 8, 2014 | Joshua Riddle
    I should start by saying that if you are looking for a “Pajama party Barbie Jeep” you my friend, should keep looking. If you are looking for a short description of to the beast before you, I can offer you two words “MEAT & POTATOES”. This is the All American chariot of the free world. You are not dealing with any ordinary, cookie cutter Jeep son. This thing was forged from a single block of all American Tungsten Steel. Real sturdy! From that day forward my life has never been the same. Winch yourself off that couch and see if...
  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    04/19/2014 3:07:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 19, 2014 1:37 PM EDT
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind their competitors. The automakers said they will expand their joint venture with China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd., and increase the portfolio of Jeeps, which are currently imported to China. Production is expected to start in late 2015 in Guangzhou, the companies said in a statement, adding that they are considering a Jeep model “uniquely designed for China.” …
  • Jeep brings back the Willys...sort of

    11/19/2013 4:53:45 PM PST · by re_tail20 · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 18, 2013 | Fox News
    <p>The Willys Wheeler Edition Wrangler matches the most basic version of the 4x4 with heritage styling cues and a selection of off-road gear.</p> <p>Willys-Overland was one of the automakers that built Jeeps for the U.S. Military during World War II and commercialized them for the civilian market in 1945.</p>
  • Fantastic Craigslist Jeep Posting

    10/17/2013 5:28:12 PM PDT · by condi2008 · 45 replies
    craigslist ^ | October 9, 2013 | jgpwh
    Here's the deal, kids: This is a Jeep Cherokee. This is not a luxury SUV, or a maintenance-free disposable import....
  • [VAnity] Rush's Jeep Contest

    07/16/2013 3:42:40 PM PDT · by TBP · 16 replies
    A Friend | NOW! | ME!
    A friend of mine was interested in knowing if anyone has heard who won the Jeep from Two if By Tea. Has it been announced yet?
  • Jeep looks to make an SUV in China by end 2014: executive

    04/20/2013 9:27:01 PM PDT · by haffast · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4-20-2013 | Bernie Woodall
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - - In order to compete in the fast-growing SUV market in China, Jeep wants to produce a vehicle in the No. 1 global auto market by the end of 2014, Jeep's top executive said on Saturday at the Shanghai auto show. The "obvious choice" for a Jeep product to be made in China is the Cherokee, which was recently introduced in Jeep's primary U.S. market and will be on sale in the fourth quarter in China, said Mike Manley, CEO of the Jeep brand of the Chrysler Group. Manley said the Cherokee is the best choice to...
  • All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee: UGLY as Homemade Shoes!

    03/25/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 96 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    What were they thinking... As a lifelong car nut, I can assure you I'm about as open-minded as they get when it comes to automotive design... and if FIAT did even one thing good with Chrysler  I just kind of assumed the Italians would be bringing some dashing, innovative styling to Mopars and Jeeps over the next few years... THEN THIS! Pics of next year's replacement for the Jeep Liberty have been released, the 'bold' 2014 Jeep Cherokee: while there's no denying some original thinking here, the interwebs have exploded with derision, revulsion... and cackles of laughter: "Kill it with fire""EpicSuperMegaFAIL...
  • Book Review:Al Gore Dreams of Electric Jeeps

    01/30/2013 7:54:58 AM PST · by lbryce · 9 replies
    Wall Street Jiournal ^ | January 29, 2013 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    There have always been two Al Gores. There is techno-enthusiast Al, who, during his 2000 run for president, proposed that an online network ("G-Bay") be used to auction off surplus government property. I found techno-enthusiast Al beguiling when I was researching manned Mars missions for his 1988 presidential campaign. But there is also Savonarola Al, who loudly denounces the excesses of modern capitalist society and demands repentance—though, given Mr. Gore's lucrative commercial dalliances (most recently, the sale of his Current TV network to the repressive, oil-rich Qatari regime), perhaps Jimmy Swaggart would be a closer clerical model than Savonarola. Each...
  • Wide load coming through

    01/12/2013 8:43:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 11 replies
    NDTV ^ | Thursday, January 10, 2013 | Jokeroo
    [Video] A foreign diplomat in Rabat, Morocco cruises around in a custom vehicle made up of two Jeep Wranglers!
  • Santa in a Jeep - 1941 at Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center

    12/24/2012 6:20:25 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Retronaut ^ | December 1941 | Retronaut
    1941: Santa in a Jeep “The panzer “Santa”, with well-filled sack of radios, books, cookies, and other gifts dear to soldiers hearts, glides up to the door of the barracks in Camp Lee’s Quartermaster Corps and it isn’t hampered by lack of snow in Virginia. Camp Lee, Virginia, Quartermaster Replacement Center” - US Army Center of Military History
  • 4 Soldiers Wounded by Missile, One Very Seriously

    11/10/2012 12:41:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Gaza terrorists hit an IDF jeep with an anti-tank missile early Saturday evening. The IDF Spokesman announced that four soldiers were hurt. IDF Radio said that on soldier was very seriously wounded and another soldier suffered moderate-to-serious wounds. Both were evacuated to Soroka Hospital in Be'er Sheva. Two other soldiers were in light to moderate condition, suffering from shrapnel wounds. They were evacuated to Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon. The jeep reportedly caught fire. It had been driving along the border between Gaza and Israel, opposite the Zeitoun neighborhood in central Gaza, east of Gaza City. Voice of Israel public radio...
  • Chrysler exec slams Trump on China tweet

    11/03/2012 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 13 replies ^ | 11/3/2012 | Staff
    Detroit, Nov. 3 [35 minutes ago] (UPI) - A Chrysler executive has apologized for his language but stands by a tweet calling out Donald Trump for saying U.S. Jeep production is moving to China. Ralph Gilles, Chrysler Group LLC vice president for product design, was responding to a Trump online posting that said "(President Barack) Obama is a terrible negotiator. He bails out Chrysler and now Chrysler wants to send all Jeep manufacturing to China -- and will!" ... The company said it plans to produce Jeeps in China for sale in China, but is expanding Jeep production in the...
  • Fiat’s Benchmark to Outsource Chrysler Jeep – $1 in Savings

    10/31/2012 9:11:34 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 31, 2012 | Mark Modica
    Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne discussed, in limited detail, some of the Italian company's plans for future production of its vehicles, including the Chrysler and Jeep brands, during an earnings conference call yesterday. There has been much recent speculation on the possibility that some of the once American-owned Chrysler Jeep vehicles will be outsourced and produced overseas. It was confirmed that at least some Jeeps will be manufactured outside the US in the near future. The plan is to produce a new, smaller Jeep in Italy that will be sold in Europe and also exported to America. The question now...
  • Jeep, an Obama favorite, looks to shift production to China

    10/30/2012 3:21:04 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 59 replies
    the examiner ^ | 10/25/2012 | Paul Bedard
    In another potential blow for the president's Ohio reelection campaign, Jeep, the rugged brand President Obama once said symbolized American freedom, is considering giving up on the United States and shifting production to China. Such a move would crash the economy in towns like Toledo, Ohio, where Jeeps are made and supplied, and rob the community of the economic security they thought Obama's auto bailout assured them. Obama is such a fan of Jeep that he included a picture of himself speaking at the Toledo plant in his newly released second term agenda binder. In his address to the plant...
  • AUTO BAILOUT BOMBSHELL: Fiat Says Chrysler, Jeep Production May Move to Italy

    10/29/2012 1:30:40 PM PDT · by Livin_large · 30 replies
    National Legal and Policy Center ^ | 10/29/2012 | Mark Modica
    Coming hot on the heels of speculation that some Jeep production may be moved to China comes a bombshell from a Bloomberg report. Fiat is now considering moving Chrysler and Jeep production to Italy. According to the piece, "To counter the severe slump in European sales, (Fiat CEO Sergio) Marchionne is considering building Chrysler models in Italy, including Jeeps, for export to North America. The Italian government is evaluating tax rebates on export goods to help Fiat. Marchionne may announce details of his plan as soon as Oct. 30, the people said."
  • Jeep Moving to China Story Leads on Twitchy Politics Page

    10/29/2012 6:04:51 AM PDT · by PLK · 17 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 26, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Romney ad tells truth about Jeep production in China; Left freaks out
  • Bailed-Out Chrysler to Build Jeeps in China

    10/23/2012 11:12:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 23, 2012 | Mark Modica
    American taxpayers should prepare themselves for another slap in the face, courtesy of the much-ballyhooed Obama auto bailouts. After spending about $85 billion to bail out Chrysler, General Motors and Ally Financial (formerly known as GMAC), taxpayers are being rewarded by Chrysler's parent company, Fiat, announcing that it is preparing to build its Jeep brand vehicles in China. In addition, according to a Bloomberg report, Fiat may end up building all of its vehicles in China , threatening the loss of more manufacturing jobs should the decision be carried out to move Chrysler manufacturing out of America. Italian automaker, Fiat,...
  • Vehicle crashes into building in Northwest DC; believed to be intentional

    06/09/2012 6:07:28 AM PDT · by csvset · 14 replies
    MyFoxDC ^ | 9 june 2012 | Paul Wagner
    WASHINGTON - A car has crashed into an office building in Northwest D.C. Friday evening. The crash occurred in the 1000 block of Connecticut Avenue near the Farragut North Metro station at around 7:45 p.m. One of the station's entrances is closed. Connecticut Avenue has been shut down near K Street. Law enforcement sources tell FOX 5 that a man in a stolen car intentionally ran the vehicle into the front of the building. Sources also say that they believe a can of gasoline was inside the car. Witnesses say when the man got out of the car and was...
  • The race is on for the Humvee's successor

    04/01/2012 1:06:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 54 replies
    DVICE ^ | March 30, 2012 | Eileen Marable
    The race is on for the Humvee's successor (Bye, bye Hummer) Your Mom may still love driving a Humvee to the mall, but the military has different needs for its combat operations these days. Some 20 years after the Humvee first rolled out, the military is now entering the second phase of the project to choose its successor. The Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program will be reviewing the proposals for a new vehicle, and has a pretty specific list of what it's looking for. Manufacturers getting in the game need to submit prototype designs for a seven to 10-ton...
  • Question for FReeper gearheads [Jeep] (Vanity)

    12/31/2011 7:04:50 AM PST · by Blueflag · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Electrical Gremlins R Us ^ | 12/31/11 | blueflag
    Need help from people with Jeep mechanical electrical experience/diagnosis. Our 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country (classic, not Grand) 4.0L I6 4WD has started to have a repeating and random sudden loss of power (engine quits with NO dash warning lights on dash). Need suggestions from people who have been there and done this. I am a fairly savvy and experienced car mechanic on my own, and this has me baffled. See Body of Comment for details.
  • Obama Gets Booed During Speech At Jeep Wrangler Plant After Digging At The Jeep Wrangler

    06/06/2011 11:45:38 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 30 replies ^ | June 3, 2011
    “There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. We’re going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with. You know that”
  • Chrysler Workers Caught Drinking on Job (Drunken UAW Scum)

    09/26/2010 11:50:03 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 80 replies
    Fox Business News - You Tube ^ | 9-24-2010 | Stuart Varney
    WJBK's Rob Wolchek on Detroit's reaction to Chrysler workers drinking and smoking pot on their lunch breaks.
  • Chrysler Employees Caught Drinking, Smoking Pot on Lunch Break (with Video)

    09/24/2010 6:57:10 AM PDT · by NMEwithin · 29 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/23/2010 | Fox News
    DETROIT - It been several months since President Obama visited, but a Chrysler plant in Detroit is again making headlines -- this time for what employees did every day on their lunch break. Fifteen workers at the plant in Detroit were caught on hidden video, day after day for 10 days, drinking and smoking marijuana during their half-hour lunch breaks. It's not unusual to see a few people throwing back some cold ones at the park, but you're not going to believe the brazen boozing going on in this video. The workers build Jeeps at the Chrysler plant, and this...
  • Must See Video of the Day -US military Jeep torn completely down and rebuilt in four minutes.

    09/11/2010 10:07:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 57 replies · 1+ views
    NardOCP ^ | Friday September 10, 2010 | Steve
    I have never seen anything like this, a military Jeep torn completely down and rebuilt in under four minutes. This isn’t some gimmick either, they drove it to and from the exhibition. While not "tech" related, this is definitely one of the coolest things you will see all day.
  • Chrysler Bankruptcy, case of judicial fraud? Dealership Attorneys to appeal Motion denial

    02/08/2010 3:52:56 PM PST · by Danae · 8 replies · 1,088+ views ^ | 2-8-2010 | Dianna Cotter
    Friday Feb 5th, Judge Gonzalez of the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York, in the Chrysler Bankruptcy case denied a Motion brought on behalf of over 70 of the former Chrysler Dealers to overturn the Rejection Order which stripped them of their franchises in the spring of 2009. Led by Island Jeep’s James Anderer of New York, the dealers Motion would have reversed the decision which stripped 789 dealers, including Timberline Chrysler Dodge of Portland Or., of their franchise contracts during the bankruptcy and sale of Chrysler to Fiat. Anderer's argument rests primarily upon the fact that...
  • Chrysler to Suspend Jeep Production

    10/05/2009 8:45:27 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 74 replies · 3,931+ views ^ | 10/3/2009 | Staff
    DETROIT -- Chrysler Group LLC will suspend production of its popular Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited vehicles due to a shortage in parts from an unidentified supplier. Chrysler will idle its Toledo Supplier Park facility in Ohio for one week starting Monday, the company said Friday without disclosing more details. The Wrangler has been one of Chrysler's best-performing vehicles in terms of sales for the year. This is the second time Chrysler has changed its production schedule because of a parts issue. The auto maker also delayed adding a second shift to an Illinois plant by more than a month...
  • Asian Terror Threat Big Boom for Israeli Armored Vehicles

    08/20/2009 7:01:26 AM PDT · by Tzvi · 3 replies · 712+ views
    Israel National News ^ | August 20, 2009 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Threats of terror in Asia have caused a surge of orders for the Israeli-made Storm (Sufa) Jeep. Business has never been so good. The anonymous purchaser has ordered hundreds of Storm jeeps at the Nazareth-based Automotive Industries Ltd. factory, worth tens of millions of dollars.
  • Israel to test ducted-fan robot air jeep 'within two months'

    06/20/2009 8:13:18 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 16 replies · 1,126+ views
    The Register ^ | June 16, 2009 | Lewis Page
    Israeli developers working on a ducted-fan flying hovercar say that a full-size, turbine driven unmanned prototype will fly "within two months". Flight tests with a smaller electrically-driven model, they say, have validated their basic technology. The Urban Aeronautics Mule being readied for testing in Israel The Reg flying-car desk spoke today with Janina Frankel-Yoeli, marketing veep at Urban Aeronautics of Israel, at the Paris Airshow. Urban Aeronautics prefer to call their designs "fancraft", thereby distinguishing them from hovercraft, which can't actually fly. "We've solved the three basic problems of ducted-fan craft," he says. "Our craft are stable, they can lift...
  • Analysis of Campaign Contributions by Chrysler Dealerships who are Scheduled to Close

    05/19/2009 4:28:14 PM PDT · by smith5460 · 124 replies · 11,205+ views ^ | May 19, 2009 | William J. Smith
    Chrysler announced the closing of 789 dealerships earlier this month. On today's radio program, Rush Limbaugh spoke for a few seconds about whether or not some of the dealership closings are the result of politics (campaign contributions). After hearing this, I decided to look up the contributions of the dealers on the Internet. Here are a few examples of the campaign donations made by some of the dealers who will close their doors shortly. I'm not anywhere close to going through the entire list yet. The figures are only from the 2004, 2006, and 2008 Election cycles: (1) Michael E....
  • Chrysler rolls out SUV after government scolding

    04/08/2009 6:35:53 AM PDT · by Sig Sauer P220 · 75 replies · 2,193+ views
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | 04/08/09 | Dan Strumpf
    NEW YORK (AP) -- It sounds crazy: Just a week after the White House scolded Chrysler LLC for relying too much on gas guzzlers, the company is heading to a marquee auto show Wednesday to unveil a new SUV. Chrysler insists the Jeep Grand Cherokee, which clocks in at 20 mpg in its two-wheel-drive version and 19 in four-wheel-drive, is a crowd favorite and a crucial part of its lineup.
  • vANITY; 2008 Jeep Wrangler; Haggle

    02/20/2009 1:45:09 AM PST · by Global2010 · 16 replies · 8,470+ views
    Hey all Jeep fans I am in no hurry but have specifics of a search for a 2008 Jeep but now way gonna pay the $23 when I know I can get the bare bone (no fancy interior, but they come with that MP3 thingy anyways) 4wd. Statewide sale now so I am holding out. The Jeep I had eyed for weeks went at $23 LOL no way .... And I live in a very rough terrain so for daily get around the property/town I want a jeep. My other vehicle is not winter road friendly but I need it...
  • Politicians Want to Use Tax Dollars to Crush Newer-Model Trucks and SUVs

    01/30/2009 7:36:30 PM PST · by Inyo-Mono · 52 replies · 1,982+ views
    SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association ) ^ | Jan. 29, 2009 | SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association)
    SEMA is opposing an effort by some Washington lawmakers to include a national car crushing program in the upcoming economic stimulus package. Vehicles targeted for the scrap pile will likely include Chevy Blazers, Silverados, S-10s and Tahoes; Dodge Dakotas and Rams; Ford Explorers and F-Series; Jeep Cherokees and Wranglers; and any other SUV or truck that obtains less than 18 mpg.
  • Saturday Vanity: Only in a JEEP

    12/06/2008 9:11:49 AM PST · by xcamel · 14 replies · 476+ views
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    I would like to hear if any freepers out there are Jeep aficionados, and if so, what esperiences they have had with customizing for capable off road use, while maintaing some reasonable on road (winter daily driver) demeanor. I had a Comanche years ago, and did nothing with it, and have a Commander now, which is a real softie. My dream is an 08 or 09 WUR 4dr hard top with the 5.7L conversion from AEV. What say you all?