2012 Jeep Wrangler Model Changes and Compatibility Guide
The new engine and transmission combinations in the 2012 Wrangler have made some aftermarket parts incompatible. The guide lists known issues.
2011 Jeep Compass
Check out the Press Release on the redesigned Jeep Compass taking cues from it’s big-brother the all new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
2012 Wrangler to get Pentastar V6
In the announcement on Chrysler’s third-quarter sales results, the company’s CEO Sergio Marchionne confirmed that next year’s 2012 Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited will both get a new 3.6-liter V6 “Pentastar” engine.
2011 Jeep Wrangler
Tweaked, color matched hard top, redesigned interior, and some new colors. The 2011 Wrangler keeps the JK model going.
Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door Long Term Review
The jeepfan.com JK is 2 years old. See what we think so far…
Will gas prices stop you from off-roading?
We crunch the numbers and see what it really costs you. The answer isn’t as bad as it looks.
Jeep JK Wrangler Review
An in-depth look at the new JK Wrangler. Inside, outside, on the trail, and on the road.
Chrysler reveals Jeep Renegade Concept
Hybrid, 110 MPG, Offroad Capable, Futuristc Styling
Jeep Wrangler JK 2 Door and 4 Door Trail Comparison
Just how do the two new Jeep models stack up to each other on the trail?
JK Post First Trail Run Debrief
Impressions of the jeepfan.com JK Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. Thoughts, likes, dislikes, and a review of the new Jeep’s trail worthiness.
Talk about Jeep Parking Only!
Now these new parking spots will keep us happy.
New Jeep Advertising Tagline: Have fun out there. Jeep
The Jeep brand announced in June 2007 it is launching a new brand advertising campaign on July 1 that will take advantage of the brand’s expanded seven-vehicle lineup.
Jeep Wrangler JT Concept
Cool Jeep truck based on the JK Wrangler Unlimited built by Skunkwerks. We can only hope to see something like this someday.
Introducing the all new 2008 Liberty
First displayed at the NY Auto Show. This all new design and new features make this new vehicle worth a look.
CJ to JK Comparison
We park these two different generation Jeeps side by side and nit-pick the differences and compare similarities.
Finally! the 4 door 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Jeep reveals the all new Jeep in NY at the Javits Center Auto Show
2007 Wrangler Unlimited JK 4 Door Test Drive and Review
We took our first opportunity to drive the new 4 Jeep.
Jeep Trailhawk Concept
Interesting new concept built on the 4 door JK platform.
New 4 Door Wranglers at Dealers
New 2007 4 Door Wranglers spotted. Let’s take a first look.
Introducing the 2007 Jeep Patriot
This all-new compact sport-utility vehicle (SUV) delivers fun, freedom, utility and best-in-class Jeep 4×4 capability, as well as a new entry-level price point for the Jeep brand.
Presenting the new 2007 Jeep Wrangler
This all new feature packed Jeep is finally here. Wider, longer, and tougher this new Jeep is sure to live up to Jeep’s heritage.
Technical information, projects and modifications.
Identification and Technical Information
3K JK – From Stock to Trail Worthy with $3K -ish
Build a trail worthy Jeep from a stock JK for around $3000
ExtremeTerrain’s Jeep Wrangler Technical Guide
The Wrangler tech guides offered by ExtremeTerrain are free resources that demystify many different kinds of aftermarket improvements for your off-road vehicle.
In-depth Spotters Guide to identifying a 72-75 AMC CJ-5
How to pick out a 72-75 AMC Jeep CJ-5
Trail Rated – What it Means
How Jeep defines what is trail rated.
Jeep VIN Reference Guide
Decode these identification numbers.
Jeep CJ Frame Dimensions
76 – 86 Jeep CJ-5, CJ-7, and Scrambler
Jeep YJ Frame Dimensions
87 – 95 Jeep Wrangler YJ
Jeep Production Numbers
A guide to Jeep production from 1945 – 1986
Jeep Production Numbers
A guide to Jeep production from 1987 – 2006
The History of the Jeep
An Abridged Version By Rick Péwé
Jeep / Chrysler Vehicle Order Codes
Ordered a new Jeep? Look up the status code.
General Technical Info
Adjusting JK Wrangler Headlights
If you have recently installed a lift and/or larger tires your lights may need some adjusting.
JK Wrangler Freedom Top Panel Installation
Follow these simple installation steps to stop leaks.
Fixing JK Wrangler Door Water Streaks
Stop them annoying streaks from the mirrors!
Jeep Suspension and Steering Alignment
We put the Jeep on the rack at OK Auto to see how a lift affects the Jeep’s suspension and steering.
Toe, Caster, and Camber
What does it mean and how to adjust it. Jeep Steering Alignment 101.
Protecting Your Jeep’s Underside
Keep your underside straight and damage free!
The Art of Spotting
How to be a good spotter.
Changing the operation of the electric locks on the JK Wrangler
We cataloged all the magical ways of changing the way the electric locks work.
Jeep JK Wrangler Rubicon Locker Modifications, Hacks, Cheats
Ideas on how to use the factory Rubicon lockers in 2wd and 4hi
Ramp Travel Index, How-To Calculate RTI
Information about RTI and a calculator
Transmissions, Axles, and Suspension
Transfer Case Upgrades, Modifications, and Options – Must see reference for transfer case stuff.
Jeep Tech – Transfer Cases – Comprehensive guide to Jeep transfer cases and transfer case swaps.
Jeep Tech – Transmissions
Comprehensive guide to Jeep transmissions and transmission swaps.
What is and why you need a Slip Yoke Eliminator – NP231 Transfer Case Tech.
T-18 Transmission Swap Tech Tip
An important thing to remember when doing this swap.
Replacing Your CJ Front Brakes
How to replace your CJ’s front brakes.
A layman’s guide to differentials, pumpkins, chunks, or whatever you call them.
ARB Air Locker Tech
A primer on ARB’s Air Lockers.
Axle Spotters Guide
Learn how to identify an axle by smell (no actually by sight)
Preventing problems with angles and phasing
Tie Rod and Drag Link End Identification
Provided by Parts Mike – learn how to identify tie rod and drag link ends.
Bumpers and Armor
Jeep Wrangler JK Front Bumper Guide
An extensive guide of the many bumpers available for the Jeep Wrangler JK.
Tires and Wheels
Reading the Tire Patch
Determine correct tire pressure.
Jeep 5 Tire Rotation
How to rotate all 5 of your Jeep’s Tires
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac Tire Installation
We decided on 285/70R17 size Duratrac tires for the new jeepfan.com JK.
Jeep Wheels Fitment Guide
A guide to help figure what wheels your Jeep has and what will or won’t fit. Includes information on wheel adapters and spacers.
Checking Tire Pressure – Determine Correct Pressure
How to figure the correct tire pressure for larger tires.
Will 35’s fit on my JK Wrangler with stock rims?
We test fit a 35″ Toyo Open Country M/T on a JK Wrangler…see if it fits or not.
How-To Read a Tire
What Does the Sidewall Say?
How to pick the right tires for your Jeep
Tire Size to Ratio Conversion Chart
Figure out what RPM you will run with those new mud tires.
Jeep Tire Size Guide
What tire sizes fit and do not.
Terms and Metric sizes defined
The Jeep Wave
A comprehensive guide to this phenomenon.
Old Jeep Advertisements
Willy’s, Kaiser, American Motors, they are all here.
Trailering Safety and Trailer Hitch Information
When you are pulling a trailer or load of any kind, one thing is undisputed: trailer towing is a special situation which places demands on your driving skills, and on your tow vehicle…more.
What is ISO?
International Organization for Standardization
Oodles of articles and technical information of Jeep engines, transmissions, transfer cases, swaps, and other topics.
What is Ethanol?
A promising alternative fuel
Buying a new Jeep?
Lease vs. Buy
The What’s & Why’s of Powder Coating
A look at to what is powder coating and why you might use it.
2012 Wrangler 3.6L Pentastar V6 Oil Change
The new V6 for the 2012 model Wrangler uses a drop in style oil filter. We do the 1st change on the jeepfan.com JK
AMC V8 Distributor Gear and/or Cam Gear Worn
Ever have this issue? So have we, this ugly, not uncommon issue turns up in a brand new engine.
Wrangler JK 3.8L Oil Change
DIY – Do It Yourself oil change on the new JK. Very simple job that can be done in about 30 minutes.
Carter BBD Carburetor Alternatives
Ditch that problematic BBD carb on your 4.2L 6 cylinder. We explore what options are out there.
Jeep Tech – Engines
Comprehensive guide to Jeep engines.
Jeep Tech – Engine Swaps
Information on all kinds of engine swaps.
V8 into a CJ or YJ
A guide to this popular conversion plus resources on getting the job done.
Novak Guide to Keeping Your Conversion Cool
A guide from Novak conversions on cooling problems
Selecting a CB Radio
A guide from Right Channel Radios to shed some light on what kind of CB to buy for your Jeep.
CB Antenna Selection and Mounting Considerations
An antenna is the most important component of your CB system.
CB Radio Ground Plane Tech
Cure for a Jeep without one.
Air Down Basics
How low to go.
A helpful list of gear to take with you on the trail.
6 On the Trail Radiator Repair Tips
Handy article of saving your bottom on the trail by Rick Webster
Garage and Tools
Guide to a Jeeper’s Garage
A guide or those of us with a “real world” income. What tools to have and what stuff to have.
Removing Seized Nuts and Bolts
Without all the cussing.
Tap and Drill Bit Size Chart
Chart shows what drill to use with a tap.