This is a really useful new product from Mac’s. The Trail D-Vise attaches to any 2″ receiver and provides a sturdy vise that can aid with on the trail repairs. Read more
Below is a picture of the jeepfan.com 78 CJ-5 at Rausch Creek in 2006. The Jeep was tackling a rock garden during OK Auto’s 4X4 Tour event. This event was the final trail run for the old Jeep, it’s since been cleaned up and retired to preserve it.
Many of us remember the agony of the end of the AMC Jeep era. We were afraid of what Chrysler might do to the Jeep brand knowing that the CJ series would be no more…what would we find? The answer, the Jeep Wrangler. Read more
In the 2013 model year both the Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are equipped with some new wheel options.
The Sport model in it’s base form still comes with the standard 16″ steel 5 spoke wheels.
JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2013 10th Anniversary Jeep Wrangler Rubicon special edition is now available for order. This limited time Jeep will not be around forever.
Jeep introduces the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Jeep’s luxury SUV capable of holding it’s own on the trail.
“With the new 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, we have taken the industry’s most highly acclaimed SUV and elevated it to an even higher level.” – Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.
Some noteworthy features of the new Jeep is the all new clean, 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 engine. The new engine delivers 30 MPG and a 730 mile driving range. In addition to the mileage the new engine gives a towing capacity of 7400 lbs.
Another interesting item is the new eight-speed transmission which helps fuel efficiency and improves off-road capability.
In the coming weeks more information about the 2014 Grand Cherokee will be released.
Read about the new Jeep on the Jeep Blog.
The modern Jeep Grand Cherokee began in 1993 with the ZJ model and has been in continuous production and evolution since then.
It’s amazing how the time flies and how things change. Back in the late 90′s the rage was RTI or ramp travel index. This is a measurement of how much “flex” a Jeep has.
Jan 10, 2013 Trenton NJ, The Christie Administration on Sunday Jan. 13 will hold a special public preview to mark the opening of the first state-owned all-terrain vehicle park, a mostly wooded tract in Woodbine, Cape May County, that once served as a sand mine and later as a private motocross track. Read more
Pictured below you will find a VIN plate from a 1972 CJ-5.
The VIN plate was found on the drivers side of the dash. Within the picture you can see the wiper control switch and the “hazard” lights aka “4 ways”. Also to the far right is the windshield clamp.
From the VIN number we can tell that this CJ-5…
- Is a 1972 model year
- Built in Toledo, OH
- Has an 83″ wheel base – CJ-5
- Is an open body vehicle
- Has a 3750lb GVW
- Has a 304 V8
See the VIN decoder section to find out more about Jeep VIN Numbers.
Keeping with the retro theme the below picture was taken by a reader in 1976.
The picture was taken at a local AMC/Jeep dealer. The two brand new Jeeps pictured are a green 1976 CJ-7 with a soft top and a blue Jeep J1000 truck.
The standard CJ-7 came equipped with a 258 6cyl engine and a 3 speed transmission. Options included a 304 V8 and an automatic transmission. The 1st year for Jeep to offer an automatic in the CJ series.