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  • Anybody ever use Rough Country lift kits?

    06/20/2017 3:52:58 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 41 replies
    6/20/2017 | Self
    I'm about to the point where buying a lift kit for my 65 Willys CJ5 Jeep is possible. The original springs are rusted and weak. In my research, I found the kind of pricey Skyjacker kit but that is a good name from what I remember. Another one I ran across for my 65 CJ5 is from Rough Country for a couple hundred or so less. The 65 will not see any rough trail driving or abuse. It will be a weekend drive around toy. Once I get suspension done, I can finally see about those new Cragar wheels I...
  • Glock vs Jeep Suv

    01/30/2017 12:09:08 PM PST · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/30/2017 | E Sarkissian
    This GLOCK vs Jeep video is going to show how well even handgun rounds can do against an unarmored vehicle with the use of multi-calibers in this live fire demonstration. In this GLOCK vs. Jeep Suv scenario, this shooter takes a few pistols and fires multiple rounds with 9mm, 40 and 45 caliber through the hatch back to see how far the ammo will penetrate. The results will likely surprise you. Glock 43 – 9mm Full Metal Jacket – round went all the way to and through the front seat.Glock 23 – 40 cal Full Metal jacket- round went...
  • Fiat Chrysler to build 3 new Jeeps, create 2,000 jobs in US

    01/08/2017 3:15:23 PM PST · by mandaladon · 92 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | Tom Krisher
    DETROIT (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler will add three new Jeeps to its lineup including a pickup truck as it invests $1 billion in two U.S. factories, furthering its effort to increase production of hot-selling SUVs and pickup trucks and get out of producing small and midsize cars. The expansion will create 2,000 new jobs. The Italian-American automaker said Sunday it will modernize a factory in the Detroit suburb of Warren, Michigan, to make the new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer large SUVs. A factory complex just south of there in Toledo, Ohio, also will get new equipment to make the...
  • Jeep Fans? I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

    12/06/2016 5:18:25 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 203 replies
    chickensoup the movie | 12.06.16 | chickensoup
    Jeep Fans? Freeper Husbands! I am Thinking of Buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara. I like the vehicle, it is big for me, I am moving from my Golf Diesel. Although I have had Xterras and Mazda MPV (Before they ruined its design) previously. I looked at many new cars and SUV crosses and they all are poorly designed, have lousy visibility and have metal that is so thin it needs to be serviced every few months. I also discovered I need a more butch looking vehicle. All the Suv crossovers look like they were made for Oprah. Teardrop shapes...
  • ¡VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN! JEEP CARRYING FIDEL CASTRO ASHES BREAKS DOWN MID-FUNERAL

    12/04/2016 11:11:45 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 4, 2016 | By Joel B. Pollack
    The Russian-made jeep carrying the ashes of the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro broke down in the middle of his funeral procession on Saturday, forcing soldiers to push the vehicle until it could be repaired. Nearly every major news website buried the news, though it was perfectly symbolic of the Cuban regime’s economic failures, and those of socialism in general. The breakdown of the jeep in the midst of adoring crowds chanting “Long live Fidel!” was symbolic of the dual nature of Castro’s Cuba. While his legacy inspires fierce adulation by many of the nation’s citizens, others continue to grumble...
  • Jeep Pulling Castro's Ashes Breaks Down During Funeral Procession, Soldiers Have To Push Vehicle

    12/04/2016 8:09:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 4, 2016
    Another picture of the soldiers pushing the Dear Leader's Jeep HERE.
  • 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 · 50 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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    Petrolicious.com via YouTube ^ | March 8, 2016 | petrolicious.com
    “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
    autoguide.com ^ | 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!