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Wrangler Talk: Hitting the Difficult Trails in Uwharrie
The 4×4 Radio Network:
Reviews: Tony (from Canada) Jeep JL Story
Tech Talk With Jeep Talk: Wrapping up Shackle Talk (construction/styles/etc.)
Interview with: MIchele Sibley with Jeeps At The Beach – Texas
Jeep Momma Product Review:
Camp Fireside Chat:
Jeeps at the Beach TX & Coastal Bend Crawlers present:
“The Matagorda Beach Run”
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion
Four Wheeler, & JP Magazine Present: Four Wheeler Experience Tour
Links Mentioned in Episode 332:
Jeep Momma Videos
New Jeep Order Status Code Chart: http://www.jeepfan.com/tech/chrysler-jeep-vehicle-order-codes/
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This Week In Jeep:
A Quick Look at The Numbers
It’s a new month and that means we can take a look back at how Jeep has done over the last 30 days, and to be honest, the numbers are impressive. Sales of the Jeep Wrangler set an all-time record for the second consecutive month and are up 42 percent through April while the company was ramping up production of the new JL model and winding down production of the previous JK model, boosting availability well above where it has been historically. What I mean by that is with basically two production lines going for the one model, Jeep has been figuratively flooding the market with new Wranglers. Although JK production ended last week, FCA reports a 63-day supply of unsold Wranglers on hand. Might be a good time to head to the dealership and work a deal.
The End of an Era.
There’s always a bit of mixed emotions when it comes to the passing of the torch from an old model line to the new. A mix of trepidation and nostalgia, mixed with a little apprehension and a touch of curiosity. This has never been more true than right now. As last week we say goodbye to the first truly modern, easy-to-live-with Wrangler. Last Friday the very last Jeep Wrangler JK rolled off the Toledo Ohio assembly line. This particular Jeep caps JK Wrangler production at an incredible 2,165,678 units since it debuted in 2006. Impressive numbers to say the least. And since I know Tony is over there twitching, and trying to get NASA to realign satellites as we speak to get a look at the COLOR of this very last JK, I’m happy to report that it was not red. It was a white Unlimited Rubicon model, and we’ll (literally) never see its like again. Now, normally the transition of one generation of a product to another very similar generation wouldn’t be that newsworthy, but in the case of the JK it is. I don’t have to tell you, that people love their Jeeps, and that is proven at countless gatherings and events around the world year after year. We Jeepers are an industrious and passionate bunch, and in the past that meant making some sacrifices for the sake of owning a vehicle like a Wrangler, particularly if it was to be used as an everyday driver. The Wrangler was never very large, nor did it have much of a back seat or storage for that matter, so for families, it was a challenge to use as a normal everyday vehicle. Back in the early days of the Wrangler, most families had to either be super hard-core or trade up to a Cherokee to get the room. The Jeep Wrangler also had a reputation for a spine-ruining ride, one designed to be amazingly capable off-road with little consideration for the pavement in between trails. All that changed with the launch of the JK-series Wrangler in 2006. Sure the TJ was also a vast improvement over the YJ back then, but the JK was the pinnacle of Jeep engineering at the time of its debut.
Top 5 things Tammy is taking to Uwharrie tomorrow for my wheeling trip
Jean Wnuk with All Things Jeep
Tech Talk With Jeep Talk:
Leaf Spring Shackles 101 (part 1 of 2)
Must Have Stuff for your Jeep:
Tuffy Products TJ Security Glove Box
Jeep Cherokee Stock To Wheeler:
Slip Yoke Eliminators
Thinks Josh is a Robot
Overland Expo WEST
Panama City Jeep Beach Jam
Silver Lake Sand Dunes Jeep Invasion
Jeeps at the Beach TX present – The Matagorda Beach Run
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This Week In Jeep:
Talk About Luck
It happened earlier today. With No warning, no horn honking, no screeching of tires, just suddenly. A Jeep. Inside a Fed Ex Store. WAY inside. The Delray Beach, Florida Fed Ex Store suddenly had a new entrance, as a newer model Jeep Wrangler came crashing into the store, and not walls, boxes or copiers could halt its momentum. The vehicle carved a path all the way inside the store before it came to a stop, clear at the other end, under a ceiling-mounted Self Service Copy & Print sign. Not exactly what I would call the best place to look for a valet, and I’m fairly certain there were no signs advertising drive thru copy and fax services. The Thursday afternoon crash at the 1911 S. Federal Hwy. branch injured two people who were inside the store — and one medium-sized black dog that somehow found itself trapped under the Jeep. Delray Beach Fire Rescue treated one of the victims at the scene and transported another to a nearby hospital. The injuries were not life-threatening. According to the department’s Facebook and Instagram posts, rescue crews freed the dog from under the Jeep, and the animal is expected to survive.
Well the US gets left out once again, thanks FCA.
After teasing us (for what, a year or so now?) about the possibility of the grand wagoneer coming back to US showrooms, we find out this week, that Jeep is now building a three-row, seven-passenger SUV in China for the Chinese market! It just debuted at the Beijing Motor Show, and it’s called the Jeep Grand Commander, and…. it looks pretty awesome. The Jeep Grand Commander is one of four Jeep models produced in Ningbo as part of a partnership with GAC, and frankly, I’m kind of miffed that we don’t get it here because it looks real nice. The Grand Commander comes with all the hot stuff like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay via Chrysler’s uConnect. Standard on the Grand Commander is, of course, four-wheel drive. It’s a Jeep at the end of the day after all, and even in the People’s Republic of China, there would likely be civil unrest if they tried to pass off some front-wheel-drive people-hauler as a Jeep. The luxury of this SUV is seen in the Nappa leather seating and “wooden-look” accents. It’s not all business though, as the press release for the Grand Commander wants us to be very well aware of the fact that, thanks to features like three-zone independent air conditioning and plenty of headroom throughout, passengers will not be treated differently because of where they sit. It points this out twice, but the interior does indeed seem like a very nice place to be. Exterior styling is large, square and Jeep-like, which is a good thing.
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