Off-road outfit Daystar has developed one of the first lift kits for the new Jeep Renegade. Combine that with a bunch of lights and tubes attached to the little car’s body, and the Italian compact crossover starts to look pretty mean.
The Jeep “Shortcut” is a no-frills Wrangler concept that’s two whole feet shorter than the normal SUV. This would qualify as a “pure Jeep experience.”Adventure photographer Chris Collard has the perfect hat for it, too.
Quick-release doors and a removable roof make the Jeep Wrangler hysterically fun to drive, whether you’re hardcore off-roading or just bouncing to the mall. We took the idea a step further. Did you know the windshield is removable too?
Last week, I wrote a post telling you, the glorious readers of Jalopnik, that I was beginning my seemingly-impossible 1,800 mile journey from Michigan to Utah in a $600 Jeep Cherokee. Here’s how that turned out.
This weekend was a major success for my $600 Jeep XJ destined (hopefully) for the 50th Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. With help from friends and readers, I did some serious wrenching. But unfortunately, we uncovered two major problems—problems that are likely to bring this build down to the wire.
Time is running out on Project Swiss Cheese, my $600 Jeep Cherokee Moab build. I’ve got only a week to go, and there’s still tons to do. But, thanks to some awesome readers from Oppositelock, I’ve made lots of progress since my last update. Here’s where the XJ stands.
Practical can be sexy! That’s kind of the Jeep Renegade’s whole mantra. Most of this year’s Easter Jeep Safari concepts are unusably extreme, but the little Commander actually looks pretty reasonable.
Here’s a Jeep that’s meant for ass-kicking, not the mall. Meet the Jeep Crew Chief concept.
What happens when you take perhaps the best Jeep engine of all time, the AMC 4-liter, and plop it under perhaps the sexiest Jeep body of all time, the FC pickup? Answer: borderline perfection.
What looks like a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon with aggressive tires, muscle-car paint job and “Trailcat” graphics has just been teased as one of the seven Easter Jeep Safari vehicles we’ll drive in Moab next month. Is 707 horsepower going off-road?
Have you ever pulled an all-nighter before a big race or off-road event? Well, I haven’t, but it looks like I’m headed down that path, as my old $600 Craigslist Jeep Cherokee still needs tons of work before it can conquer Moab.
Before wrenching could commence on my $600 Jeep XJ, which I plan to take to this year’s Easter Jeep Safari, I had to cobble together a lift kit. And it had to be cheap. Like, really cheap.
Moab, Utah is like a painting you can drive though. And hey, a Jeep Wrangler pickup like this one might be a lot easier to buy a year from today! [Image: Andrew P. Collins]
We know today’s Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as a four-door. But before that came out in 2007, the “Unlimited” was a long wheelbase two-door. That stretched setup was eliminated with the introduction of the current Wrangler bodystyle (JK), but the aftermarket’s just brought it back and it looks awesome.
Can you do serious off-roading in Moab with a $600 Jeep? Next Easter, we’ll find out.
Off-roader Shannon Campbell and his family brought some of their extreme racing rigs to the same trail in we tested the 2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro on. Except the Campbells were actually brave enough to hit the obstacles we puckered our butts skirting around. Then again, they did crash.
The 2015 Jeep Renegade got us all fired up when it first appeared; was this the ultimate “efficiency you need, capability you want” combo or just a little Italian car wearing daddy’s work boots? Time to take one off-road to find out.
A winch is tool you use to pull heavy things. Mounted to an off-road vehicle, it’s an invaluable insurance policy against getting bogged in the backcountry. Here’s a primer on how to use a Jeep-mounted winch to rescue a truck suck in a hole of slickrock.
Quigley is a small family-owned van upfitter that specializes in turning cargo carriers into off-road animals with 4WD. They already did the Baja 1000 in a Chevy 2500, and now they’ve turned a 2015 Ford Transit into an enormous EcoBoosted “rock-crawler,” sort of.
Of all the customized current-body style (JK) Jeep Wranglers, this is probably the closest "homage" to the original Willys army rig they're descended from.