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Jp Magazine May 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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trail head

As anyone knows nowadays, video is the go-to format for everything important. Now, that’s not to say that printed material and audio offerings are going by the wayside—in fact, that is truly not the case. But because the visual offerings we partake in on a daily basis are so appealing, our company is pressing hard to bring our product to the forefront, and we’re doing that on motortrend.com. You’ve devoured our Dirt Every Day, Roadkill, and Roadkill Garage offerings for a few years now, and I’ve been fortunate to be a part of the teams since before the beginning. Which brings me to the next deal—we helped produce a Jeep-build shootout between Roadkill Garage, starring David Freiburger and Steve Dulcich, and Dirt Every Day, starring Fred Williams and Dave Chappelle. Each…

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jpeditor@jpmagazine.com From the Backcountry I enjoyed reading Steven R.’s letter (Mailbag, Jan. ’19) about the Pygmy and how it reminded him to re-read the book by Granville King that first got him interested in Jeep lore. I was a subscriber to Four Wheeler magazine in the late ’70s and early ’80s and enjoyed reading Granville’s “From the Backcountry” column. It was the first thing I read every month. You have a great magazine! Keep up the good work. Anthony Pozzini Via email Many of us have stories of growing up with 4x4 publications. Interestingly enough, our childhood 4x4 magazine heroes were just regular guys doing what they loved to do, and most of them probably would have paid more attention had they known the impact they would have on so many off-road enthusiasts’ lives. We’re…

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jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Jeep News & Rumors • Will Fiat Chrysler reopen its Mack Avenue Engine II plant, which closed down in 2012, to build the ’21 Jeep Grand Cherokee with three rows? • Europe’s New Car Assessment Program did crash tests on the ’18 Jeep Wrangler JL. It got one star. Its biggest fail came in the form of minimal safety features (such as driver assist). • Did you spot all the hidden Easter eggs in the Jeep Wrangler JL, beyond the grille tucked into the headlamps and tail-lamps? How about on the Jeep Gladiator, like the tread in the bed? • One of our sister publications, Four Wheeler, has named the 2019 Jeep JL Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (it tested the 2.0L eTorque turbocharged engine-powered model) as its SUV of the Year. We couldn’t agree more. •…

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recovery bumpers

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Bumpers are bumpers are bumpers, right? That may be true in most repects, as many aftermarket bumpers for Jeeps have the same basic features. Winch-carrying compatibility, tube structures or “stingers” that can hold lights, and shackle loops are common fare on front bumpers. Swing-out tire carriers, hitch receivers, and shackle loops are found on many rear bumpers. So what’s so special about these Rampage Recovery bumpers? Well, they are like many of the Jeep bumpers on the market. The front bumper is made of 3⁄16-inch welded steel and has a tube grille loop made of 2.00x0.120-inch and 1.50x0.120-inch welded steel tubing that has two light-mount tabs on top. It can handle a 12,000-pound-capacity winch, and it offers two shackle loops. In addition to that are 4-inch light perches built into the…

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stop your jeep faster

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com The nostalgia and feel of driving an older Jeep on a nice day is quite special. On the other hand, stopping that older Jeep with front drum brakes can be a little too much of a throwback experience. Under panic braking, you may be asking yourself two questions: Will I stop this Jeep in time and will I still be in the same traffic lane when I do? There are several downsides to front drum brakes when compared to disc systems. Adjusting front drums can be bothersome, and (in our experience) they often want to pull one way or the other upon hard braking. With the drums hiding the brake shoes and other components, it can be difficult to see leaking fluids inside that can contaminate the shoes and cause braking…

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long game

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com When it comes to building a vehicle, years of experience has taught us you have to go in with a game plan. Failure to plan out your build in advance is a surefire way to end up with more work and money spent. Justin Griggs’ ’05 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon is an excellent example of executing a well-laid plan. Justin knew exactly how he wanted to build his LJ, and he went all in over three months’ time and did just that. While he’s actually a full-time dealership technician on a certain type of British 4x4 that we won’t mention here, his passion for wheeling and Jeeps drew him to the long-wheelbase Wrangler platform. Since he wanted something capable of hard-core trails and taking his family to the beach, the Unlimited…