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Jp Magazine March 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

Jeep is one of those great words that can be a noun, verb, adverb, adjective, pronoun, proverb, and even a dangling participle. It ranks right up there with the notorious F-word in usage and adaptability—and unless you are a Jeep hater, the word Jeep causes much less consternation when used in polite company. The word Jeep is unique in many respects, and Jeep is also a trademark of FCA US (which does sound awfully close to that other word), so the corporate lawyers protect the “brand,” as it is known. They are insistent that the word Jeep remains pure and unadulterated so as not to diminish the importance of their prized possession—Jeep. In fact, when Chrysler first bought Jeep from AMC in the ’80s, the lawyers and brand protectors went on…

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jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Old-Iron Nod In the November ’18 issue you had a Jeepster and a J-truck in the same issue with a sprinkling of FSJ fixes! Great issue and thanks for the nod to the old iron still running. Kirk Gardner Via email We love the old iron just as much as any die-hard Jeep enthusiast, but vintage metal that hits the dirt is getting harder to find. More and more people have mentally put these cool old Jeeps into the collectable category, increasing the value, which makes owners less likely to use them off-road where we spend most of our time. We’ve been fortunate enough to see some owners really modernize the suspension and drivetrain under some of these older Jeeps, making them more trailworthy than original. We love that, and we are sure to…

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jpeditor@jpmagazine.com Jeep News & Rumors • The new Ultimate Dana 44 AdvanTEK axles are a joint effort between Dana and Mopar/Jeep Performance Parts for the ’18 Jeep Wrangler. What you get includes chromoly 4340 axleshafts, upgraded 1410 U-joints, high-clearance carrier (netting more ground clearance to the tune of a ½ inch), nodular-iron diff cover, six gear ratio options for the front axle (3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13, and 5.38), and seven for the rear (3.45, 3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13, and 5.38). Plus, it’s a direct bolt-in. Get all the details at mopar.com or spicerparts.com. • By the time you read this, we should have the official name for the new Jeep pickup. Stay tuned on the edge of your seat. • Stay tuned on the edge of your seat over this, too: rumors…

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low-key lj

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com This 2005 Jeep Wrangler TJ Unlimited (commonly referred to as an LJ) was one of our favorites among the 100 Jeeps that attended the 2018 Jp Dirt ’N Drive Presented by Jeep. Why, you ask? The list is long, but here goes. Its real beauty becomes evident upon a second, longer look. There are hidden treasures. The powertrain delivers torque and dependability. It sits on 1-ton axles. While considerably upgraded, the Jeep’s build is subtle. It’s not about flash; it’s about form and function. The 4.0L inline-six sports a Banks cold-air intake, a high-flow exhaust system, and ½-inch-lift motor mounts that help hike the engine up and out of the way. The factory auto trans and an NP231 transfer case modified with a slip-yoke eliminator pass power through custom driveshafts to…

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right kind of hybrid jeep

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com This rig began life as a 1976 CJ-7, but Pat Gremillion knew his Jeep had to be totally different—not like anything else seen on the trails. Pat’s professional fabrication and welding skills came into play in a big way, and the transformation began in 2004. It’s been in a state of flux, getting altered, upgraded, and updated every once in a while, but most of the original work is still there. We captured Pat’s Jeep on film (in a digital sense) at the 2018 Easter Jeep Safari. It’s made up of parts from a Ford Mustang, Hummer H1, CJ-5, and CJ-7, just to name a few. While not purely Jeep, it is a mechanical dream made true, and enough of the primordial DNA exists to get our attention. A mildly built…

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pinup poster jeep

jpeditor@jpmagazine.com If you own an off-road shop, you should probably have a well-built 4x4. For Scott Martin, owner of Dirty’s Garage in Hesperia, California, it had to be trail capable, the shop truck, and a daily driver. Finding that balance of modification, utility, and reliability was crucial. While the bold patina and pinup wrap graphics grab the eye, it’s this 2007 Jeep Wrangler’s undercarriage that will keep your attention. A custom suspension was put together with a blend of parts that uniquely fit Scott’s needs for this rig. To begin with, the front and rear coilover shocks (12-inch Fox shocks with Eibach coils) were outboarded, requiring some custom mounts on the axles and modifications to the frame (Tribe 4x4 front coilover towers and VKS Fabrication rear coilover towers), and the frame was…