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.
Like many gearhead fathers, I dread the coming day when the wall goes up. And it’s not just the teen years either - cars and coffee has a tough time competing with Minecraft. Happily there is a solution. A Defender, in fact.
As much as I like to think of myself as an overlander I’m not, not really. Most of my adventures are day trips or at most weekend trips and i’m hardly ever traveling from one place to the next or over great distance as much as I would like to. Being married with a young family has tempered my dreams from Ushuaia to…
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.
The Jeep Africa is supposed to be "the ultimate Jeep Wrangler for back-country and overland expeditions." It's a sloped-roof station wagon Wrangler with 35" tires and a 2.8 liter diesel engine so yeah, I'd say they pretty much nailed it.
Jeep Wrangler plus pickup bed equals awesome. Wrangler pickup plus 4" lift and rescue gear? Sweet baby jesus... this Red Rock Responder is an insanely beautiful beast.
Meet the Jeep Chief concept; a Wrangler-based redux of the classic Cherokee Chief. It's a perfect port of Jeep's 70's style onto their modern platform. Under that surfer-style exterior are Fox shocks, Rubicon rock rails, and Dana 44 axles to make this one all-around amazing conversion.
Will Jeep finally sell a pickup?! I mean, no... but I'm still looking forward to the seven special Jeep prototypes we'll see at the 2015 Moab Easter Jeep Safari in two weeks, especially this vaguely Chevy Avalanchey Wrangler rendition.
Driving a truck off-road is the second most fun thing you'll ever do. After riding a motorcycle off-road, of course. Here's how you can start doing it, even if you don't currently drive the world's most capable vehicle.
A troupe of 19 maniacs on unicycles, running knobby tires and disc brakes, hit the slickrock trails of America's off-road capital: Moab, Utah. Not sure off-roading can even get much more dangerous than this... probably why it's such a riot to watch.
We're excited for the new, compact 2015 Jeep Renegade. But, will it go off-road? We called up Jeep's chief engineer and asked. He gave us exclusive, never-before-seen specs and details.
This heavily-modified Jeep Wrangler takes a few years off the life of its tires trying to power out of a slick rock hole in Moab, Utah. Think it's got the guts to get going or will it end up flailing helplessly on its back like an overturned turtle?