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Jp MagazineJp Magazine

Jp Magazine

February 2020

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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1 min.
jp magazine

EDITORIAL Network Content Director Sean P. Holman Editor Rick Péwé Technical Editor Stuart Bourdon Managing Editor Lucia Salas Social Media Director Brandon Scarpelli ART DIRECTION & DESIGN Art Director Alan Huber Creative Director Alan Muir ADVERTISING General Manager Jerome Dziechiasz jdziechiasz@enthusiastnetwork.com Eastern Sales Director Michael Essex 863/860-6023 Western Sales Director Scott Timberlake 310/531-5969 Ad Operations Manager Monica Hernandez Ad Operations Coordinator Gail Burns TEN: PUBLISHING MEDIA, LLC President Kevin Mullan SVP, Editorial & Advertising Operations Amy Diamond General Manager, Automotive Network Tim Foss Senior Director, Finance Catherine Temkin CONSUMER MARKETING, ENTHUSIAST MEDIA SUBSCRIPTION COMPANY, INC. SVP, Circulation Tom Slater VP, Retention & Operations Fulfillment Donald T. Robinson III VP, Acquisition & Database Marketing Victoria Linehan VP, Newsstand Retail Sales William Carter MOTORTREND GROUP President/General Manager Alex Wellen Group SVP, Sales Eric Schwab Head of Operations Jerry Solomon Head of International & Business Development Francis Keeling Head of Digital Product & Technology Argam DerHartunian SVP, Digital Media Sales Jason Rice SVP, Aftermarket Media Sales Matt Boice SVP,…

2 min.
trail head

I like to fix stuff. Even some stuff that’s not even broken. It gives me great satisfaction to figure out how I can make something work in the face of adversity. Generally, I don’t like to fix stuff the entire trip if it’s not necessary, but it often happens. On my trips (sometimes known as Rick Trips), it seems like a never-ending ritual of fix this, or fiddle with that, or replace some doodad or thingamajig. But make no mistake—95 percent of this stuff I’m fixing on my Jeep was fine and working correctly before the trip began. Believe it or not, I’m a stickler for prepping properly before an expedition, but problems can search me out regardless of how meticulous I can be. These stories often end up being…

4 min.

Homegrown Tools I know you will like this. My 1990 Wrangler had become very drippy. It was leaking tranny fluid all over the place. I cleaned off the transmission and found the leak was coming from a bad seal around the shift shaft on the top side of the transmission, and you can’t see it without a mirror and laying on your back. Trying to pry the seal out with a screwdriver or pick is nearly impossible. They make a seal puller specifically for that hard to reach seal but it’s nearly $30 for a one-time-use tool. So instead of buying one, I made one out of a ¾-inch pipe nipple, a pipe cap, and an old bolt. It cost me $4 and it worked great! The picture shows the seal still…

4 min.
jeep shots

The Sloth Imperial Beach, California, is home to Julian Rodriguez and his 2008 Jeep Wrangler JK Sport that’s affectionately known as “The Sloth” due to its 3.8L engine. Julian runs 3-inch Synergy progressive springs, Rancho 5500 shocks, and 35-inch BFG KO2 tires. He says he has an “average Joe” axle setup running a Dana 30 front and Dana 44 rear with an Eaton ELocker. Julian tells us he represents the average wheeler who goes out and has fun with whatever they have—we’re with you on that one! Before and After In 2006, Edward Speer was a 14-year-old Kansas City teenager with a pile of parts that belonged to a 1972 Jeep CJ-6. Over the next several years Edward built a Jeep to be proud of. It is powered by a 289ci small-block Ford…

8 min.

Jeep News & Rumors • When you buy a new vehicle, you have expectations (like, a lubed driveshaft). There’s an award for that—the AutoPacific Ideal Vehicle Awards. These “measure the fusion” between what you thought you’d get and what you got. The Jeep Grand Cherokee was lauded for Ideal midsize SUV. Read the full list here: bit.ly/2kW6R2b. • Meanwhile, over at J.D. Power, it was revealed that people seem to be hating on their driver-assistance systems. The 2019 U.S. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study found that their alerts are being deemed confusing or utterly annoying, to the tune of 61 percent sometimes disabling the lane-keeping and centering system, as an example. The results are here: bit.ly/2L5zeVW. • The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the ’19 Jeep Cherokee a Top Safety Pick award…

6 min.
a-pillar headlamps that boost night vision

If you’re into night wheeling, or if you just want to make sure you’re equipped with enough light power in case you don’t get off the trail before sunset, you really do want more than the factory headlights to guide your way. Luckily, there are a lot of auxiliary lighting choices to help prep your Jeep for the night. Among the many lighting manufacturers to choose from is Baja Designs, a company that has been expanding and upgrading its product line in recent years. Baja Designs offers a wide range of auxiliary lighting as well as some direct-replacement headlight upgrades that can boost your rig’s beams with high-power LED packages. Its auxiliary light catalog includes lights in numerous sizes, shapes, outputs, beam patterns, and designs; most of its auxiliary lights offer…