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2012 Wrangler Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Edition

This special new Jeep model offers unique paint and special equipment.

2012 Jeep Wrangler Arctic

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 Announces Two New Wrangler Models
Introducing the Jeep Wrangler Islander and Jeep Wrangler Mountain.

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.

news
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 Patriot Review

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.

Jeep Liberty
Technical information, projects and modifications.

Identification and Technical Information

Jeep Vehicles Spotters Guide
What kinda Jeep is that?
page 1 page 2

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.

CJ Renegade Spotters Guide
A guide to identifying CJ Renegade Jeeps

Jeep Advertisements Photo Gallery
 – Cool old Jeep ads.

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

Pictorial Jeep Model Guide

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.

Novak Guide to Electrical Conversions in Jeeps

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

Understanding and Troubleshooting Jeep CJ Gauges and Senders

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.

Differentials Explained
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)

Axle Swapping

Driveline Angles
Preventing problems with angles and phasing

BDS JK Wrangler Caster Adjusting Bolts Install

Tie Rod and Drag Link End Identification
Provided by Parts Mike – learn how to identify tie rod and drag link ends.

Liberty lift kits and lockers

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

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
Choose wisely.

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.

Wheel Terminology
Terms and Metric sizes defined

Miscellaneous

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

Jeep Tech
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.

Engines

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

Clutches, Linkages & Bellhousings for Jeep Conversions

Gear

GoPro Hero HD Cameras

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.

Liberty body armor, bumpers, and accessories

Offroading

Air Down Basics
How low to go.

OffRoader’s Checklist
A helpful list of gear to take with you on the trail.

Off-Road Truck Driving Techniques and Safety

Off Road Trail Driving Technique

6 On the Trail Radiator Repair Tips
Handy article of saving your bottom on the trail by Rick Webster

Garage and Tools

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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.