Subscribe:
Chilton’s Repair:
Sponsored Ads:
Car Charger:
Sponsored Ads:
AutoBarn.com:
Auto Europe:
SuperTune Auto Parts:
MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO VALVE LAPPING COMPOUND 600 GRIT
$8.95
End Date: Wednesday Oct-3-2018 11:07:05 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $8.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ATM-2258 Auto Meter 1/8" NPT Male Short Sweep Electric Gauge Sender Temperature
$16.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-11-2018 20:55:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $16.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - FSA-3 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - HANS Ready - Snell Rated - Full Face +
$189.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-13-2018 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $189.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Oakley - Race Mid FR Auto Racing Shoes - SFI/FIA - SFI-5 Rated Boot Black - Shoe
$169.95
End Date: Sunday Oct-14-2018 8:02:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $169.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Auto Meter 6948 2-1/16" Cobalt Digital Oil Temperature Gauge
$112.46
End Date: Friday Sep-28-2018 2:09:30 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $112.46
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RaceQuip - 110 SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - 1-Piece Nomex Style Fire Rated Race Suit
$149.95
End Date: Tuesday Oct-9-2018 17:22:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $149.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Simpson Legend II Auto Racing Fire Suit SFI 1 - All Sizes & Colors
$199.95
End Date: Wednesday Oct-10-2018 4:47:27 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - ZR-30 SFI-5 Auto Racing Suit - 1-Piece Nomex Style Fire SFI 3.2A/5 Rated
$199.76
End Date: Friday Sep-21-2018 18:53:52 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $199.76
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

ZAMP - FSA-3 SA2015 Auto Racing Helmet - HANS Ready - Snell Rated - Full Face +
$164.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-13-2018 16:38:35 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $164.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

RaceQuip - 110 SFI-1 Auto Racing Suit - 1-Piece Nomex Style Fire Rated Race Suit
$139.95
End Date: Tuesday Oct-9-2018 17:22:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $139.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Archive for the ‘Jeep’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Carlex Design Jeep Wrangler Is Unique Inside and Out

Just like Vilner, Carlex started out as an interior specialist and is now a full fledged tuner. One of their latest projects is the Carlex Design Jeep Wrangler, a unique, Euro-flavored take on the American SUV. It’s probably not everyone’s cup of tea, but Wrangler enthusiasts will probably like it. 

On the outside Carlex Design Jeep Wrangler makes use of the ca’r’s original red paint by playing on the contrast between the red base and the black panels they have installed on the doors and fenders. These are complemented with tinted windows, blacked-out offroad rims, a snorkel and overfenders complete with special offroad bumpers. These bumpers are designed to give the car superior offroad-ability by increasing the angles it can take on.

As for the interior, which is Carlex’s forte, the Jeep has received a unique black and red treatment. The black leather on the seats is garnished with red decorative stitching and Carlex branding. The same kind of combo is found on the dashboard and door cards, as well as arm rests. The steering wheel and instrument binnacle get a heavier dose of red, presumably because they are in direct sight of the driver and the color get him excited.

Carlex has done a good job with this car, especially the interior. But still, there is no getting away from the fact the Wrangler’s cabin is way too cheap and plasticy. For some reason Americans just can’t do interiors properly.












The post Carlex Design Jeep Wrangler Is Unique Inside and Out appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition

Jeep’s relation with Moab is about to go on a new level with the introduction of the Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition. Based on the four-door Jeep Wrangler Sahara, the Wrangler Moab Edition is offered with a smorgasbord of features, some of which it shares with the rugged – and more upscale — Wrangler Rubicon trim. The Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition essentially sits between the Sahara and Rubicon trims, providing customers with another Wrangler option to choose from.

PostHeaderIcon Official: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition

Usually Jeep’s Easter Moab Safari concepts remain just that, concepts. This time though, they have at least inspired a special edition production model. It’s called the 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition, the first ‘special’ version of the latest model and one of the best ever made. 

As you would expect, 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition draws heavy inspiration from its namesake concepts. It is based on the Wrangler Sahara but it comes with Rubicon hood and steel bumpers with removable end caps, aggressive 32-inch mud-terrain tires, LED headlights and tail lights, a Moab decal on the hood and 17-inch Rubicon wheels painted in Low-Gloss Black. That unique shade of black is also featured on the headlight surrounds, grille throats and tow hooks. You get a body-color hard top by default, but optionally you can also choose Dual Top Group or Sky One-Touch power top.






In terms of the interior goodies, the list includes leather-trimmed seats and a leather-wrapped dashboard with contrast stitching, and Safety Group, which includes Blind-spot Monitoring and Rear Cross Path detection, ParkSense park assist with reverse stop and ParkView rear backup camera with dynamic grid lines. Performance-wise, 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition benefits from such features as Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, and Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential. And of course, equipment-wise, you get Passive Keyless Entry, 8.4-inch Uconnect touchscreen with navigation, a nine-speaker premium Alpine sound system and all-weather slush mats.

No word yet on pricing and availability, but the Moab Wrangler will undoubtedly be one of the most popular versions of the 2018 model.

The post Official: 2018 Jeep Wrangler Moab Edition appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon 2019 Jeep Renegade – UK Pricing and Specs

It is kind of optimistic of Jeep to believe the Renegade can compete in the UK market with its unique look and characteristics. But hey, the car is a breath of fresh air in this segment, and if that’s what you want then the new 2019 Jeep Renegade is going to be fairly appealing, especially with a £19,200 starting price. 

To be launched in September, the 2019 Jeep Renegade hits the UK with a range of engines and trims. The new model features revised styling inside and out and looks kind of more grown up, but we still maintain it is not something the acutely image-aware British buyers would find terribly interesting.

The range of three and four cylinder engine available for the 2019 Jeep Renegade include a 1.0-litre petrol with 120hp and 190 Nm of torque and a 1.3-litre petrol with 150hp or 180hp and 270 Nm of torque, plus 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre MultiJet II diesel options with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction). Depending on the engine and trim level, you can end up with any of the six-speed manual, DDCT (Dual Dry Clutch Transmission) or nine-speed automatic transmissions. Alo depending on the model, you may get 16, 17, 18 or 19 inch wheels. And again, it is down to the trim whether or not you get Uconnect 5-inch or Uconnect 8.4-inch NAV, and two or four-wheel drive.

UK pricing (OTR) for the new 2019 Jeep Renegade:

SPORT 1.0 GSE T3 120hp MT FWD                        £19,200
LONGITUDE 1.0 GSE T3 120hp MT                        £21,700
LONGITUDE 1.3 GSE 150hp T4 DDCT                  £23,900
LONGITUDE 1.6 120hp E6d MT                               £23,200
LONGITUDE 1.6 120hp E6d DDCT                         £24,600
LIMITED 1.0 GSE T3 120hp MT                                £24,400
LIMITED 1.3 GSE 150hp T4 DDCT                          £26,600
LIMITED 1.6 120hp E6d MT FWD                             £25,900
LIMITED 1.6 120hp E6d DDCT                                 £27,300
LIMITED 2.0 140hp E6d MT 4WD                             £28,200
LIMITED 2.0 140hp E6d ATX 4WD                            £29,900
TRAILHAWK 2.0 170hp E6d ATX 4WD LOW           £30,805

The post 2019 Jeep Renegade – UK Pricing and Specs appeared first on Motorward.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Could Be Working on a Hellcat-Powered Wagoneer or Grand Wagoneer

We’ve always been big proponents of the idea “Hellcat All The Things”, and for the most part, FCA has obliged, stuffing its incredible supercharged V-8 into a number of interesting four-wheeled applications. Now, it’s looking like the latest to get possessed with underworld levels of power might be the upcoming Wagoneer.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon The Jeep Wrangler is All Set For Beach Patrolling in Italy!

FCA has given the Jeep Wrangler a new job this summer – to keep people safe at the beaches of Romagna, Italy as a beach patrol vehicle. The automaker has presented a custom Wrangler to the Italian ‘Carabinieri’, to patrol an 18-mile area of the Romagna Riviera that includes popular resorts. We’re pretty sure the ‘lifesaver’ will be a tourist attraction as well!

PostHeaderIcon The Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee Fail Miserably in Recent IIHS Crash Testing

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has flagged the Ford Explorer and Jeep Grand Cherokee after both SUVs scored an overall rating of “poor” in the agency’s recent crash test examination. According to results of the passenger-side small overlap front crash tests, both SUVs showed a high risk of injury to a front passenger with potentially fatal ramifications.

PostHeaderIcon The Top 5 Cars We’re Excited To See From FCA in The Next Four Years

Last week, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne unveiled a massive four-year plan for all the auto brands belonging to the American automaker. There were a lot of announcements involving brands like Jeep, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, RAM, and Maserati. Some of the announcements were expected, but there were also some announcements that left a lot of people surprised and excited for what’s to come. All in all, more than 25 new vehicles are being planned over the next four years, including the five models that we’re most excited to see.

PostHeaderIcon High School Visionaries Render the 2030 Jeep Wrangler

It ain’t easy to break into the world of automotive design, but three talented high schoolers are well on their way to landing their dream jobs, as recognized by FCA in a recent contest to pen the 2030 model year Jeep Wrangler.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon High School Visionaries Render the 2030 Jeep Wrangler

It ain’t easy to break into the world of automotive design, but three talented high schoolers are well on their way to landing their dream jobs, as recognized by FCA in a recent contest to pen the 2030 model year Jeep Wrangler.

Continue reading for the full story.

PostHeaderIcon Video of the Day: Jeep Wrangler Fails

You off-road guys with your Jeep Wranglers think that jacked up suspension and big tires mean you can go anywhere. Oh, come on; I’m not being mean – you do think that. Go ahead and admit it. We all know it, so there’s no lying about it. The point is that while you can go almost anywhere, there are just some places you really shouldn’t go. And that’s when life, or karma, or lack of common sense in some cases, comes back to kick you right in the teeth. And, kick you it does. And, that’s what this video of the day is all about – Jeep Wranglers failing in the most miserable of ways. It’s okay, off-road guys. We don’t hate you. In fact, we’ve got mad respect for you. But, it’s your turn to get picked on because we’ve made fun of idiots in supercars and Mustang drivers an awful lot lately. So, it’s your turn for 5 minutes in the hater light 😉

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Grand Commander

Discontinued in 2010 after only five years on the market, Jeep’s seven-seat SUV, the Commander, makes a comeback in 2018. But unlike its predecessor, which was a global model, the new SUV is only available in China. Production also shifted to the Asian country, while the nameplate was updated to the Grand Commander. The midsize hauler was unveiled at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show.

The new SUV is heavily based on the Grand Cherokee design-wise, and it appears to be focused more on hauling people rather than off-roading. While the Grand Commander won’t make it to the United States, a three-row SUV will be offered here, but under the Wagoneer name. Jeep plans to build both Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models, which will be based on the body-on-frame platform of the latest Ram 1500 truck.

Does the Grand Commander provide hints as to what we will get from the Wagoneer? It’s difficult to say given that the latter is still a couple of years away, but let’s take a closer look at the China-spec SUV for now.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Grand Wagoneer.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Grand Commander Debuts in China with Its Muscles Flexed

Jeep’s commitment to the Chinese market is now on display at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Taking up a lot of space is the Jeep Grand Commander, a massive three-row, seven-seater, full-sized SUV that’s itching to take a bite out of the luxury SUV pie in the world’s biggest auto market. The Grand Commander is the latest in a long line of Jeep models that are available in China, including the Compass, Renegade, and the iconic Cherokee.

PostHeaderIcon FCA Can Now Put The Anton Yelchin Case To Rest After Settling With Late Actor’s Family

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and the family of Anton Yelchin have finally settled the lawsuit that was filed by the latter over the unfortunate and untimely death of the Star Trek actor. A report from Reuters reveals that the case was wrapped up in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, putting the rest a legal battle that had been ongoing for the last 20 months.

PostHeaderIcon The Jeep Wrangler Pickup, AKA the Scrambler, Should hit Dealers by Mid-2019

FCA has been in a bind for the last couple of years with hope of improvement coming from the updated Ram 1500, the new Jeep Wrangler JL, and the upcoming Wrangler-based pickup truck. We’ve all seen the mules of the Jeep Pickup truck, AKA the Scrambler, testing on public roads but information about it from FCA or Jeep itself has remained top secret. All that has changed after a dealer meeting that gave just one piece of “new” information – the Jeep Wrangler Pickup will go into production in the final quarter of 2018, with dealerships getting their first haul to sell in April of 2019 – that’s just a year away folks.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Sandstorm

With the 2018 Moab Jeep Safari just around the corner, the legendary off-roading brand is introducing a total of seven new concept cars, including several intended to show off the upgradeable potential of the new JL-gen Wrangler. One such concept is the Jeep Sandstorm, which draws its inspiration from the world of Baja racing trucks with a thumping V-8 under the hood and upgraded suspension to match.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Sandstorm.

What Makes The Jeep Sandstorm Special


2018 Jeep Sandstorm - image 774772
“The styling mods give the machine a streamlined purposeful appearance – exactly what you want for something inspired by a racing truck.”

Like any proper build, the Jeep Sandstorm has a strong theme going for it, taking its inspiration from Baja racers with all the right parts to conquer the desert.

“The Jeep Sandstorm concept is all about blitzing long, sandy straightaways while still being capable of handling the daily driving duties,” says Jeep.

Let’s start outside, where we find the styling was updated with a carbon fiber hood, complete with a square intake and several rows of vents. More vents were added to the flared-out fenders in front, while a matte black roll cage and rear lay-down spare tire carrier were added up top. The body panels get a bright orange paint finish.

You’ll also notice that Jeep shaved the door handles in the rear, while simultaneously tossing the swing gate and chopping down the aft doors. The mods give the machine a cleaner, more streamlined, and more purposeful appearance – exactly what you want for something inspired by a racing truck.

Further Baja-esque additions include high-clearance tube bumpers in front and in back, which look ready to plow through all but the hardest of obstacles. The rock rails were also beefed up, and there’s a racing-style fuel filler in the rear to keep the go-juice flowing. The KC Carbon series was tapped for its auxiliary lights in front, not to mention the chase light.

In the corners, the Jeep Sandstorm mounts slick 17-inch beadlock wheels, which arrive with a copper-colored inner framework and get wrapped by 39.5-inch Krawler rubber from BG Goodrich.


2018 Jeep Sandstorm - image 774771
“The Jeep Sandstorm gets an extended wheelbase, which should help with stability when traveling at a high rate of speed.”

When viewed from the side, you’ll notice that the Jeep Sandstorm gets an extended wheelbase, a mod that should help to cement the vehicle’s stability when traveling at a high rate of speed. To accomplish this, the front axle was moved forward on the chassis by 4 inches, while the rear axle was moved aft by 2 inches, giving it a 6-inch extension overall. The suspension is composed of a heavy-duty longarm four-link suspension and track bar for the front, while the rear uses a triangulated trailing arm and four-link suspension.

The individual suspension components themselves were upgraded with custom coilovers and bypass shocks, which give the front wheels as much as 14 inches of travel and the rear wheels an impressive 18 inches of travel.

The drivetrain is rounded out with heavy-duty components front and rear, with both ends receiving Dynatrac 60 axles and a 5.68 gear ratio. To live up to its racing promises, the Jeep Sandstorm is even equipped with the 6.4-liter V-8 optioned straight out of the Mopar performance catalog. Jeep neglected to mention output figures, but it’s likely churning out around 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque. Routing it all is a six-speed manual transmission.


2018 Jeep Sandstorm - image 774776
“Instrumentation includes a racing-spec gauge cluster and a 7-inch off-road GPS for navigation purposes.”

Inside, there’s a custom cage that integrates directly with the chassis. The front seats get leather upholstery, while the rear gets low-back racing buckets. Instrumentation includes a racing-spec gauge cluster and a 7-inch off-road GPS for navigation purposes. There’s also an onboard air compressor if you need to perform some impromptu repairs.

Adding to the high-performance feel are independent rocker switches for the electronics, air compressor, and axle lockers. Finally, the various interior plastic bits and carpet were tossed, replaced with a tough bed liner material for the floor.

Funny enough, Jeep says this thing is still street legal, even with the engine swap and wild suspension pieces. And we’re always impressed when an off-roading monster can play double duty with the day-to-day grind.

References

Jeep Wrangler


2018 Jeep Wrangler - image 748450

Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.


maker logos - image 742908

Read more Jeep news.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep Sandstorm

With the 2018 Moab Jeep Safari just around the corner, the legendary off-roading brand is introducing a total of seven new concept cars, including several intended to show off the upgradeable potential of the new JL-gen Wrangler. One such concept is the Jeep Sandstorm, which draws its inspiration from the world of Baja racing trucks with a thumping V-8 under the hood and upgraded suspension to match.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Sandstorm.

What Makes The Jeep Sandstorm Special


2018 Jeep Sandstorm - image 774772
“The styling mods give the machine a streamlined purposeful appearance – exactly what you want for something inspired by a racing truck.”

Like any proper build, the Jeep Sandstorm has a strong theme going for it, taking its inspiration from Baja racers with all the right parts to conquer the desert.

“The Jeep Sandstorm concept is all about blitzing long, sandy straightaways while still being capable of handling the daily driving duties,” says Jeep.

Let’s start outside, where we find the styling was updated with a carbon fiber hood, complete with a square intake and several rows of vents. More vents were added to the flared-out fenders in front, while a matte black roll cage and rear lay-down spare tire carrier were added up top. The body panels get a bright orange paint finish.

You’ll also notice that Jeep shaved the door handles in the rear, while simultaneously tossing the swing gate and chopping down the aft doors. The mods give the machine a cleaner, more streamlined, and more purposeful appearance – exactly what you want for something inspired by a racing truck.

Further Baja-esque additions include high-clearance tube bumpers in front and in back, which look ready to plow through all but the hardest of obstacles. The rock rails were also beefed up, and there’s a racing-style fuel filler in the rear to keep the go-juice flowing. The KC Carbon series was tapped for its auxiliary lights in front, not to mention the chase light.

In the corners, the Jeep Sandstorm mounts slick 17-inch beadlock wheels, which arrive with a copper-colored inner framework and get wrapped by 39.5-inch Krawler rubber from BG Goodrich.


2018 Jeep Sandstorm - image 774771
“The Jeep Sandstorm gets an extended wheelbase, which should help with stability when traveling at a high rate of speed.”

When viewed from the side, you’ll notice that the Jeep Sandstorm gets an extended wheelbase, a mod that should help to cement the vehicle’s stability when traveling at a high rate of speed. To accomplish this, the front axle was moved forward on the chassis by 4 inches, while the rear axle was moved aft by 2 inches, giving it a 6-inch extension overall. The suspension is composed of a heavy-duty longarm four-link suspension and track bar for the front, while the rear uses a triangulated trailing arm and four-link suspension.

The individual suspension components themselves were upgraded with custom coilovers and bypass shocks, which give the front wheels as much as 14 inches of travel and the rear wheels an impressive 18 inches of travel.

The drivetrain is rounded out with heavy-duty components front and rear, with both ends receiving Dynatrac 60 axles and a 5.68 gear ratio. To live up to its racing promises, the Jeep Sandstorm is even equipped with the 6.4-liter V-8 optioned straight out of the Mopar performance catalog. Jeep neglected to mention output figures, but it’s likely churning out around 485 horses and 475 pound-feet of torque. Routing it all is a six-speed manual transmission.


2018 Jeep Sandstorm - image 774776
“Instrumentation includes a racing-spec gauge cluster and a 7-inch off-road GPS for navigation purposes.”

Inside, there’s a custom cage that integrates directly with the chassis. The front seats get leather upholstery, while the rear gets low-back racing buckets. Instrumentation includes a racing-spec gauge cluster and a 7-inch off-road GPS for navigation purposes. There’s also an onboard air compressor if you need to perform some impromptu repairs.

Adding to the high-performance feel are independent rocker switches for the electronics, air compressor, and axle lockers. Finally, the various interior plastic bits and carpet were tossed, replaced with a tough bed liner material for the floor.

Funny enough, Jeep says this thing is still street legal, even with the engine swap and wild suspension pieces. And we’re always impressed when an off-roading monster can play double duty with the day-to-day grind.

References

Jeep Wrangler


2018 Jeep Wrangler - image 748450

Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.


maker logos - image 742908

Read more Jeep news.

PostHeaderIcon FCA Could Announce Baby Jeep as Well as the Successor to the Jeep Patriot on June 1st

Another day, another piece of news about a new crossover. This time, Jeep takes its turn in the spotlight with plans to launch a new model that would sit below the Renegade, making it Jeep’s new entry-level offering. Word of this development comes from Jeep CEO Mike Manley, who admitted that the prospect of an even smaller car than the Renegade is an appealing proposition, especially in markets like Europe and Latin America.


FCA Could Announce Baby Jeep as Well as the Successor to the Jeep Patriot on June 1st - image 654888
“If a new baby Jeep were to arrive, it would only be sold in specific markets, specifically Europe and Latin America.”

Jeep CEO Mike Manley wasn’t coy or evasive about it. When asked about Jeep’s plans, Manley gave as direct an answer as he could give. “A smaller car than the Renegade is very interesting to us, and we are actively looking at the project now,” he said.

If you’re concerned about Jeep flooding the market with SUVs, don’t be. Manley explained that if a new baby Jeep were to arrive, it would only be sold in specific markets, specifically Europe and Latin America. “We’ve seen the general move in Europe towards smaller SUVs, and there could also be a market in Latin America,” he noted. The observation has weight to it because crossovers have become the rage in those two markets. Having an entry-level Jeep in those places could help bolster Jeep’s brand in places where it doesn’t hold as big of a market sway as it does in the U.S. and China.

Speaking of which, if Jeep decides to give the thumbs-up on the project, don’t expect it to be sold in China, regardless of how big the crossover and SUV market is there. Apparently, a baby Jeep would hold a distinct disadvantage because the demand for crossovers and small SUVs in the country are focused more on local brands and manufacturers that offer strong value and cheaper costs. Previous reports also indicated that a baby Jeep to sit below the Wrangler is out of the question in the U.S.


FCA Could Announce Baby Jeep as Well as the Successor to the Jeep Patriot on June 1st - image 679972
“The new entry-level Jeep will more than likely use the same architecture that is used in the next-generation Fiat Panda”

Regardless of where it ends up, the new entry-level Jeep will more than likely use the same architecture that is used in the next-generation Fiat Panda. Should that be the case, the most likely scenario would see Jeep develop its own body and interior and place on top of the same running gear that the Panda has.

As little as we know now, everything will come to light on June 1, 2018. That’s when FCA chief Sergio Marchionne will announce the five-year plans for each of FCA’s brands, including Jeep. Who knows, we might even hear the man talk about the next-generation Patriot.

References


FCA Could Announce Baby Jeep as Well as the Successor to the Jeep Patriot on June 1st - image 654888

Read our full speculative review on the 2019 Jeep C-Segment CUV.


2019 Jeep Renegade - image 762444

Read our full review on the 2019 Jeep Renegade.


maker logos - image 742908

Read more Jeep news.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep B-Ute

Introduced in 2014, the Jeep Renegade was received with some skepticism, mostly for being based on a Fiat platform and for being built outside the United States. But the company’s smallest SUV yet became a popular choice in its first three years on the market, with nearly 250,000 units sold in the U.S. and more than 470,000 examples delivered worldwide. The Renegade is close to receiving its mid-cycle update in 2018, but until that happens, Jeep gave the mini SUV a makeover for the Moab Easter Safari. It’s called the B-Ute and is equipped for the ultimate off-road adventure.

Fitted with a series of Jeep Performance Parts, the B-Ute would slot above the Trailhawk model in the lineup if it were to become a production model. It has more rugged features, bespoke interior parts, and enhanced off-roading capability thanks to a lift kit and larger wheels and tires. The name itself is a bit weird, as it combines the letter “B” with the term used for utility vehicles in Australian. Read together, and it would seem like Jeep wanted to call this SUV “beauty.” And it’s certainly not! But hey, it was built to tackle rough terrain and not win beauty contests, so it doesn’t really matter.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep B-Ute.

What makes the Jeep B-Ute special

  • 17-inch wheels
  • 1.5-inch lift kit
  • Unique front bumper
  • New hood with heat extractors
  • JPP roof rack
  • Wider fender flares
  • Custom-trimmed seats
  • Carbonite trim
  • Piano Black inserts
  • MOLLE system
  • BF Goodrich off-road tires

2018 Jeep B-Ute - image 774764
“The 17-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires and the Jeep Performance Parts roof rack are obvious giveaways”

If you’re familiar with the Jeep Renegade, it won’t take you long to notice why the B-Ute is different. The 17-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires and the Jeep Performance Parts roof rack are obvious giveaways. But the B-Ute also sports a unique front fascia with a more rugged bumper. The foglamps in the corners are gone, while the vent in the middle is thinner. The entire bumper is actually smaller in order to help the B-Ute climb rocks easier.

The grille remains unchanged, but the chrome on the vertical slats was blacked-out, a feature we’ve seen on the Renegade Trailhawk. The SUV also gained a new engine hood with heat extractors and beefed-up fender flares. A modified rear bumper, a “B-Ute” badge, and Jeep Performance Parts rock rails round out the vehicle’s bespoke exterior.


2018 Jeep B-Ute - image 774766
“The cabin gets a few interesting extras too, starting with the custom-trimmed seats”

The cabin gets a few interesting extras too, starting with the custom-trimmed seats with Mineral inserts. There’s also a Carbonite finish on the gear shifter, spears, and A/C vent surrounds, and Piano Black trim. Jeep also added all-weather floor mats from Mopar and a MOLLE system on the back of the front seats. The latter is an acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment and define the current generation of load-bearing equipment and backpacks used by a number of NATO armed forces.

Under-the-skin upgrades are limited to just a 1.5-inch lift kit, but it’s enough to turn the Renegade into a more capable off-road vehicle, especially when combined with the BF Goodrich T/A Baja Champion tires. Power comes from a 2.4-liter Tigershark engine, which generates 180 horsepower. The output is identical to the standard model, but it’s more than enough to move this little crossover around. Just like in the regular Renegade, it mates to a nine-speed automatic transmission.

References


2015 Jeep Renegade - image 544607

Read our full review on the 2017 Jeep Renegade.


maker logos - image 742908

Read more Jeep news.

PostHeaderIcon Jeep 4SPEED

The annual Easter Moab Safari is about to kick off in Utah, and Jeep is celebrating with a variety of tuned-up off-roaders that are ready to tackle the epic scenery. Joining the fun in this beefy-looking dark silver machine dubbed the Jeep 4SPEED, and it brings a host of upgrades designed to cut out some serious weight and make it even more capable on the challenging terrain it’ll face off the beaten path.

Continue reading to lear more about the Jeep 4SPEED.

What Makes The Jeep 4SPEED Special


2018 Jeep 4SPEED - image 774740
“The 4SPEED continues the theme of lightness and agility but cutting out unneeded heft at every opportunity.”

Much like the Pork Chop concept and the Stitch concept, which arrived at the Moab Safari in 2011 and 2013 respectively, the 4SPEED continues the theme of lightness and agility but cutting out unneeded heft at every opportunity.

To kick off the off-roader’s diet, Jeep went with a sizable dose of everyone’s favorite weight-savings material, carbon fiber. The composite was added everywhere on the exterior, including as a replacement for the hood, the flared-out fenders, and the rear tub. In back, there’s a selection of perforated aluminum panels as well, with additional lightweight bodywork to keep it evenly footed front to back.

Moving into the sides, we see the Jeep 4SPEED gets a raked windshield, longer door opening, and a sweptback roll cage, all of which combine to give it a new profile. It’s also quite a bit taller thanks to its 2.0-inch lift.


2018 Jeep 4SPEED - image 774737
“Additional off-roading gear includes the installation of Dana 44 front and rear axles with a 4.1- gear ratio.”

Further dimensional alterations are seen with the overall length of the vehicle, which was shortened by a full 22 inches in this build. However, despite cutting down on the front and rear extensions, the wheelbase remains unaltered, which helps to increase the approach and departure angles of the off-roader.

Additional off-roading gear includes the installation of Dana 44 front and rear axles with a 4.1- gear ratio. These drive 18-inch wheels with a lightweight monoblock construction in the corners, with the power hitting the terrain courtesy of Mud Terrain rubber from BF Goodrich measuring in at an impressive 35 inches.

Finishing it off is a custom instrument panel in the interior, plus seats trimmed in fresh upholstery. The rear seats were tossed out, while a welding curtain was repurposed as a bikini top to cover it up. The color scheme is a bright sky blue in the interior, which does well to brighten the vehicle up against the black and dark silver exterior. Meanwhile, the cabin floor gets a bedliner material for extra protection, and the foot wells use aluminum panels.

References

Jeep Wrangler


2018 Jeep Wrangler - image 748450

Read our full review on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.


maker logos - image 742908

Read more Jeep news.

TiresDirect
SuperTune Kit:
Auto Auctions:
1965 Ford Other Pickups 1965 Ford Econoline Pickup Truck Econo Patina NOT LOWERED
$2,500.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-26-2018 19:03:13 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1974 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 1974 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350 V8 4 Speed Manual Classici
$12,800.00 (33 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 16:30:12 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS 2017 CHEVROLET CAMARO SS 50TH ANNIVERSARY 6.2L V8
$28,100.00 (31 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-20-2018 17:45:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Chevrolet Corvette 1967 Corvette Coupe 427/390hp 4 Speed Lynndale Blue PS PB Side Exhaust Restored
$23,300.00 (7 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Sep-26-2018 18:01:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1968 Ford Mustang Coupe 1968 Ford Mustang Coupe Hardtop Project - **OVER 500+ PHOTOS ON LINK** 1967 1969
$4,375.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 17:37:18 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $4,375.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1965 Chevrolet Other Pickups C10 1965 C10 Chevrolet Pick Up
$1,525.00 (9 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-24-2018 18:00:14 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1968 Ford Mustang GT 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback GT - J Code 302 -1 of 534 - Marti Report Real GT
$20,000.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-9-2018 8:59:12 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $20,000.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1955 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1955 Chevrolet 3200
$7,500.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-24-2018 14:09:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Ford Mustang Deluxe 1969 Mustang Mach 1 428 SCJ R Code Shaker... RARE Real Black on Black
$45,000.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 19:16:48 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Chevrolet Corvette 2LT Texas Direct Auto 2015 2LT Used 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Coupe Bose Premium
$35,100.00 (75 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-22-2018 10:02:32 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $46,780.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Texas Direct Auto 2013 ZL1 Used 6.2L V8 16V Manual RWD Coupe Premium OnStar
$25,300.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-20-2018 10:00:50 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $36,980.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang convertible 1965 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE---GORGEOUS !!!
$12,100.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-25-2018 19:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1946 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1946 chevy dually
$12,500.00
End Date: Wednesday Sep-26-2018 11:46:09 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12,500.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1949 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1949 chevy full custom 4 door diesel dually
$55,100.00 (31 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-22-2018 20:05:33 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1940 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1940 Chevy Pickup, 4.3 V6 Engine, Disc Brakes,12 Volt, Power Steering,Auto Trans
$8,850.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-29-2018 14:10:17 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Ford Mustang GT Premium Texas Direct Auto 2016 GT Premium Used 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Convertible
$4,950.00 (80 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-25-2018 10:24:31 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $29,670.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1967 Ford Mustang Convertible 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible 289 V-8 - Power Steering - Power Convertible Top
$12,000.00 (40 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-20-2018 19:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1954 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1954 Chevy Panel Van shop truck patina 3100 C10
$11,600.00 (25 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 16:01:31 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Chevrolet Camaro SS Texas Direct Auto 2016 SS Used 6.2L V8 16V Manual RWD Coupe Bose Premium
$15,100.00 (21 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-20-2018 10:01:45 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $35,230.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1954 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1954 chevrolet shop truck rat rod hot rod pro street drag racing LS3
$12,100.00 (18 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Sep-26-2018 10:36:53 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Chevrolet Other 2D 1964 CHEVROLET BISCAYNE 2D 78,672 Miles GOLD 230 Automatic
$3,375.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-25-2018 6:02:46 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Shelby GT 350 Clone Built 289 Tremec 5 Speed Power RackPinon
$25,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Sep-25-2018 13:24:46 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $64,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 289 A Code PS PDB Air Condition Disc Brakes
$35,300.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-20-2018 13:59:28 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $57,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

1969 Chevrolet Camaro 1969 Camaro rust free project roller with bucket seats
$4,501.00 (15 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-24-2018 15:00:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1965 Ford Mustang Coupe 1965 Ford Mustang
$6,200.00 (36 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 17:45:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

2004 Ford Mustang GT 2004 Ford Mustang GT 4.6L V8 5-speed (Screaming Yellow) Headers / Exhaust
$3,900.00
End Date: Tuesday Sep-25-2018 19:00:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $3,900.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

1969 Ford Mustang 1969 Fastback 351 Gulfstream Aqua MACH 1. STEEL People mover front valence! :)
$12,995.00
End Date: Sunday Sep-23-2018 14:55:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $12,995.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2016 Z06 6.2L V8 16V Automatic RWD Bose Premium
$51,200.00 (32 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Sep-20-2018 17:47:02 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1950 Chevrolet Other Pickups 1950 chevy 5 window pickup
$2,551.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Monday Sep-24-2018 19:45:00 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

1970 Ford Mustang 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Marti Report 351W Four Speed Trans PS Rotis Resto
$13,600.00 (9 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Sep-22-2018 13:58:49 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $46,995.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list

Dietrich Web Consulting