Ep.323 – New Wrangler Just Got More Expensive

March 9, 2018
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This Week In Jeep: [0:01:23]

Price Shock

It happens to most of us when we find out just exactly how much that new shiny we want is REALLY going to cost. And in true supply and demand fashion, the new shiny Jeep most of really want, just got a bit more expensive.[PIC-1]    It was reported this week that the 2018 Wrangler JL’s shipping from the automaker’s Toledo, Ohio, assembly plant now cost $750 more than they did just a few weeks ago. That brings the entry price to $28,940. Notably, Jeep sells two vehicles as the 2018 Wrangler—a carry-over design badged Wrangler JK that’s now out of production and a redesigned model known to enthusiasts as the Wrangler JL.

Working out in style

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder, a sports fan, or even a jeeper to appreciate this story. Although the name might not ring bells to most of you the team this athlete plays for might. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara isn’t slowing down during the NFL offseason. As most players focus on healing injuries, reconditioning, and rebuilding. Many players opt to bulk up, add strength and endurance, and hit the gym. This one player however,  is taking that to the extreme…. he’s dragging Jeeps around during his workouts. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year posted a video.

The 4×4 Radio Network: [0:12:40]

The Jeep Talk Show is a proud member of the 4×4 Radio Network.  Just visit 4x4RadioNetwork.com and learn more about The 4×4 Podcast, Centre Steer Podcast, Trailchasers Podcast and or newest member the On the Trail Podcast! Read more »

Our Next Guest Interview, David Tracy from Jalopnik!

March 6, 2018
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david-tracyDavid Tracy is a Jalopnik writer who spends a lot of his time wrenching on rusty, cheap Jeeps. His interest in off-roading came about after his dad, during a “Take Your Child To Work Day,” got his HMMWV stuck in a mud pit on an army base in Germany. When David and his family moved from Germany to Kansas, his dad bought a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ, which was the car David and his brothers learned to drive on in high school. But they didn’t just drive, they off-roaded that ZJ in the flood plains of the Missouri River.

Hard. It was because of the HMMWV experience and especially because of how much fun it was to mud that ZJ that, at the age of about 14, David decided he wanted to work for Jeep. So he enrolled into a mechanical engineering program after high school, and ultimately scored a job after college as a lead cooling system engineer (the Systems Integration Responsible) for the next-generation Wrangler JL. Two years later, he  gets to write cool stuff about cars for a living. Much of that cool stuff deals with old Jeeps.

David is our guest for episode 323, don’t miss it!


 

Ep.322 – How to turn your JK cooling system to grape Jelly

March 2, 2018
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FCA Hero

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If you’re a die hard Jeeper you’ve probably already heard this story, but it is something we didn’t want the Jeep Talk Show listeners to miss!  The global head of design for Fiat Chrysler Automotives, FCA, is being called a hero. I’m speaking of Ralph Gilles.  No not for his design of the new Cherokee, or the new Renegade but for what he did on his own personal time. Early this past Sunday morning Gilles pulled up to an accident between two Ford vehicles.

 

 

FCA to Drop Diesel Engines

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Well apparently fuel economy and power and torque aren’t important to FCA because they are dropping diesel engines!  What?  But they just announced that the new Jeep Wrangler JL would have a diesel option later this year?  Not to worry FCA is talking about their diesel cars, and since FCA doesn’t offer any cars in North America we, and the vast amount of our audience won’t be affected.

 

 

Jeep Talk Show Amazon Echo Alexa Skill

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We here at the Jeep Talk Show are very excited to announce that we were selected to be one of the very first podcasts at Libsyn to be available on their new Amazon Echo skill!  If you are an Echo owner you’ll soon be able to listen to full episodes of the Jeep Talk Show on ANY of your Amazon Echos or Amazon Echo enabled devices!  In the next couple of weeks you’ll be able to say “Alexa, tell Jeep Talk Show to play latest episode.”

 

 

 

Contributor Segment [0:09:20]

Gary with NWJeepCast shares an interview with TreadLightly while at King of the Hammers!

The 4×4 Radio Network [0:14:03]

The Jeep Talk Show is a proud member of the 4×4 Radio Network.  Just visit 4x4RadioNetwork.com and learn more about The 4×4 Podcast, Centre Steer Podcast, and Trailchasers Podcast!  And our most recent show on the network is the On the Trail Podcast!

Wrangler Talk: [0:14:48]

Top 5 Must Have Fluids to Take Off Road

Top 5 Must have Fluids to take on the trail. Again I don’t have a whole lot of experience with this, so I reached out to my fellow Jeepers for their suggestions on the fluids to take with you on the trails.

#1 Oil
#2 Coolant
#3 Water
#4 Brake
#5 Differential (gear oil) /Transmission or Gas

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Guest for Episode 322, Andy Lilienthal of Warn Industries

February 28, 2018
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Dirt-N-Drive-2Andy Lilienthal is the Digital Marketing Manager at Warn Industries, and first started with the company in 2006. He’s a lifelong gearhead, and currently has a number of 4WD vehicles including his 2001 Jeep Cherokee which he’s wheeled all over the west including Moab, Ouray, CO, Tillamook State Forest, and Tahuya State Forest among other places. When not in the office, you can find Andy representing the brand a number of events including Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep Jamboree, and other Jeep and 4WD events. He also does media relations, social media, and puts on the occasional winching demonstration.

Don’t miss Andy on episode 322 of the Jeep Talk Show.  We have weekly guest interview, so subscribe and never miss a great guest or a great interview!

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