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Jp Magazine April 2019

From home-based technical how-to articles, backcountry adventures, latest upgrades and performance modifications, articles committed to the repair, restoration and modification, practical, highly technical articles providing expert insight into all types of hardware for every model, from military to modern, colorful features explore rare and collectible models covering general, historic and rare jeeps, Jp reports on the world of jeeping like no other magazine can!

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A Jp reader asked online whether his fire-ravaged Jeep would be worth restoring or not. The accompanying photo showed nothing but a burnt-out hulk of a Jeep, already rusted by recent rains following the devastating fire. Its former days saw it resting in a field of dreams, simply waiting for a new head gasket. Most of the Internet replies to his question dealt with monetary value—as in it wouldn’t be worth it, it would cost too much, it was worth more in scrap value, and it would never be good enough even if he did restore it. Naturally, the negative nature of web wheelers had once again reared its ugly head. Only a few of the respondents saw past the monetary cost of such a project, and instead mentioned the…

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jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Not-Jeep Conversion I’ve noticed that in some advertisements and articles that a few of the vehicles appear to be non-Jeeps. I assumed that they were in disguise or weird concept vehicles. I just received the December ’18 issue and to my surprise, the cover photo is of one of these odd mutated vehicles. Is it a new version of the Wrangler? If it is, it is hideous. Luckily, when I ripped the cover off there was a nice black JK in the Black Rhino ad. Please stick to keeping Jeeps on the cover and in the articles. There is no reason to induce vomiting in your subscribers. Thank you. Max R. Via email They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder—maybe they should have mentioned something about altering Jeep grilles. Interestingly, it…

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jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Jeep News & Rumors • Will Fiat Chrysler’s Melfi assembly plant in Italy build the Jeep Compass, and that will also probably replace a discontinued Fiat model? And will Italy’s Pomigliano plant possibly build another Jeep that’ll be smaller than the Renegade, which Melfi already builds? • 2019 SUV of the Year, according to our sibling Motor Trend, is the Jeep Wrangler. • An armored Jeep Grand Cherokee stuffed with the 3.0L diesel with a job of assisting in antiterrorism efforts is the newest member of the Italian Carabinieri police force. There should be a fleet of 19 by the time you read this. • The Jefferson North Assembly Plant—maker of Jeep Grand Cherokee—got the World Class Manufacturing Bronze award, meaning its has notable ability at increasing productivity, improving safety and quality, and eliminating…

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the new 2020 jeep gladiator pickup

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com It’s not a Scrambler, and that’s why the new 2020 Jeep pickup is called a Gladiator. It’s a real truck—not a Wrangler with a bed. The long-awaited Jeep pickup has landed, and it holds a clear competitive advantage. In the midsize truck market, only two manufacturers are currently duking it out—the Toyota Tacoma and the Chevy Colorado/GMC Canyon. The Nissan Frontier is over 10 years old and is no longer a significant contender, and the upcoming Ford Ranger is still a virtual no-show. As always, Toyota’s rugged reputation holds its trucks firmly in the marketplace, and the new ZR2 and the AEV Bison are clearly ahead of the game in off-road ability and towing. But a true game-changer has entered the market now—the Jeep Gladiator. Named for its stellar predecessors from…

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cooper discoverer stt pro: take 2

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Six months ago we wrapped our wheels with a set of Cooper Discoverer STT Pro mud-terrain tires. Since then they have logged about 2,800 miles of dirt, mud, rocks, and pavement. After our first tire rotation since they were mounted, it is time for a follow-up long-term report for our tire-testing series. Around town and on the trail, lots of onlookers compliment the aggressive looks of the tire and ask about how well they perform. Here’s what I have to say about them after some decent seat time. Any test of a mud-terrain tire of course has to include some mud, and we spent some time in the Utah desert after about a week of consistent rain. Low-lying areas of trail were filled with water and soggy mud pits that were…

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lq9 jeep is hard to ignore

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com We see all kinds on Jp Dirt ’N Drive, ranging from stock to beefy-built and Compass to Wrangler Rubicon. We do have to admit that we like the weird and the maligned-turned-magnificent though. A perfect case of the latter is this 1995 Jeep Wrangler YJ owned by Burt Franklin. Burt must feel the same way we do. He bought his YJ more than 20 years ago, and it has been his daily driver ever since; the build has been staged over almost that entire two-decade span. It was sort of difficult to ignore the ’95 YJ as it rumbled up to the tech inspection table on the first day of the 2018 Jp Dirt ’N Drive Presented by Jeep. And when we say rumble, we mean that the sound of what…