Episode 330 – One Lucky Dog and a Jeep Oven

April 28, 2018
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Whether you are upgrading your Jeep’s suspension, swapping axles, changing trannies or modifying your transfer case, one component of your Jeep almost always demands attention—the driveshaft. It’s the critical link in your driveline, and a sensitive one at that. A little off here, a little off there, and if you’re not careful, you could find yourself in big trouble somewhere you can least afford it.  This is why you should put your trust in the biggest name in drive shafts, Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts. Just go to 4-X-Shaft.com to find out more, that’s 4-X-Shaft.com

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.

Contributor Segment:

Last in the Series of Map reading with Steve 4.3LXJ

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Guest Interview on our next episode – Teresa Lummus

April 24, 2018
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Teresa is from North Idaho where she works for the Moyie Mudbog as an event/marketing coordinator. She’s owned many Jeeps for many years (more years than she’ll admit to). She spends most of her time either four wheeling, at mud bogs, races, or fixing one of her 5 Jeeps or her 76 International Scout 2.  Recently she competed on the new History Channel hit show, “Truck Night in America”.  It was one of the best experiences of my life.

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Episode 329 – Is Jeep Addiction Real?

April 20, 2018
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The Jeep Talk Show is sponsored in part by, ExtremeTerrain.com: your Jeep Wrangler Aftermarket Authority for all your YJ, TJ, JK and 2018 JL Wrangler Parts. ExtremeTerrain is a leader in providing accurate information and top-notch customer service for the hottest aftermarket Wrangler parts around. Visit ExtremeTerrain.com today and toughen up your rig for the trail with the best in the business. Stay tuned to this episode to learn more about your chance to win a mildly modified JL or wildly modded JK Wrangler from ExtremeTerrain.com.”

This weeks episode is also brought to you by, Root One Six Off Road.  Veteran-owned & operated and community-focused brand Root One Six Offroad works hard to get you the best deals possible on the parts and accessories you want.  Let Root One Six help you find that next replacement part or upgrade. Check em out – ROOTONESIX.COM,  thats R-o-o-t-o-n-e-s-i-x-dot-com

Whether you are upgrading your Jeep’s suspension, swapping axles, changing trannies or modifying your transfer case, one component of your Jeep almost always demands attention—the driveshaft. It’s the critical link in your drive line, and a sensitive one at that. A little off here, a little off there, and if you’re not careful, you could find yourself in big trouble somewhere you can least afford it.  This is why you should put your trust in the biggest name in drive shafts, Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts. Just go to 4-X-Shaft.com to find out more, that’s 4-X-Shaft.com

This Week In Jeep:

Jeep JL Test Vehicle Erupts in Flames

It’s been making automotive news all over the place this week. A Jeep JL Wrangler caught on fire at the FCA Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, The silver JL Wrangler was sporting manufacturer plates (noted by the “M” on the plates) which is consistent with a Jeep test vehicle. The Auburn Hills location is also home to the Chrysler Technology Center, where new vehicles and experimental automotive technologies are frequently tested. The Wrangler caught on fire and the flames nearly engulfed the test Jeep. FCA security rushed to the scene to secure the site and the roads surrounding the burning Wrangler were shut down temporarily. It’s been making automotive news all over the place this week. A Jeep JL Wrangler caught on fire at the FCA Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, The silver JL Wrangler was sporting manufacturer plates (noted by the “M” on the plates) which is consistent with a Jeep test vehicle. The Auburn Hills location is also home to the Chrysler Technology Center, where new vehicles and experimental automotive technologies are frequently tested. The Wrangler caught on fire and the flames nearly engulfed the test Jeep. FCA security rushed to the scene to secure the site and the roads surrounding the burning Wrangler were shut down temporarily.

Not Jeepers, but they get a big jeep wave for doing the right thing.

The Jeep had just left the Dollar General Store on Highway 63 outside of Waterloo Iowa and was heading south when the driver noticed a light on the dash warning her that a door was ajar. She pulled the Jeep off the highway onto the right hand shoulder, stopped and turned on her hazard lights. Thats when 9yr old Dylan exited the front passenger seat to close the back door. That is at least according the accident report that was filed after what happened next. Adam Hoffman, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 63/Logan Avenue around 3:35 p.m. when the Toyota minivan in front of him clipped a stopped Jeep Compass on the side of the road, veering to avoid the spray of debris and the minivan careening across all lanes and into a field…. He was shocked to see the Jeep that had just been struck roll onto 9yr old Dylan, trapping him. Hoffman and another passing motorist, Joe Edwards of Waterloo, immediately stopped to lend help. When Joe ran up to the scene, he realized what had happened. ‘We got to get this off of him.’ he said. Joe and Adam ran over and pushed the Jeep back onto its wheels, freeing the young boy. “We just tipped the vehicle back up and then called 911,” Edwards said. “We pushed it up and got it uprighted,” Hoffman said. “I just had to put my mind to it. It was what we had to do.

 Contributor Segment – Finding Trails Part 6 by Steve 4.3lxj

Break out your maps and follow along as Steve explains what these maps can tell us!

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Next Episode Guest Interview is with Tonia Childers Mental Health Professional

April 18, 2018
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tonia1I am a Licensed Social Worker and have worked in the mental health field for 6 years. I have a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in Military families and Veterans. I am an advocate for suicide prevention/awareness and have worked in addictions. I have 4 daughters, 2 step children and 1 grandson, 1 on the way. I have been happily engaged to my Fiancé for 7 years. I am fairly new to the Jeep life, even though I had always wanted one. We bought mine a year ago as my 40th birthday gift but it was soon all too clear that this was the passion and excitement that I needed in my life. I enjoy photography, travel and I’m always looking for my next adventure. I have enjoyed growing in my knowledge and experience in the jeep world and meeting some amazing people supporting some amazing causes.

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