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With Jeep recently releasing the new 2014 Jeep Cherokee, the Mopar team went to work creating a Trailhawk version of the Cherokee with a few added goodies to create the Cherokee Trail Carver at the 2013 SEMA Show.

Check out our 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk Review

THUMB-Tables-Moab-Diner-3-27-13Earlier in the month, we posted a news item about the BlueRibbon Coalition working to raise funds through the sale of an Easter Jeep Safari-themed t-shirt that would be sold in the Moad Diner. The shirt, designed by RCH Designs, would generate money to help keep trails open to four-wheeling in Moab, Utah.

We at Off-Road.com try to stop in at least once to the Moab Diner for some of their famous green chili, and we were pleasantly surprised to see some off-road-themed tables throughout the joint during the 47th Easter Jeep Safari.

Leaked photos last week prompted Jeep to at least reveal images of the 2014 Cherokee, which hit the news cycle while we were in Texas testing the new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The all-new design of the popular Jeep Cherokee platform is certainly unique.

The new 2014 Cherokee will be filling the spot of the Liberty, which will not return to the company’s lineup in 2014. It does feature styling of the Grand Cherokee and Compass, but its size and smaller headlights also put it more in line to the Nissan Juke and vehicles of that size.

SEE MORE: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review and Info

AUBURN HILLS, Mich.– An original 1941 Willys MA is the focal point of an anniversary exhibition at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Mich., that celebrates one of the automotive industry’s most iconic vehicles.  70 Years of Jeep® runs April 19 – Dec. 30, 2011.

Featuring a changing array of eight production and concept vehicles, 70 Years of Jeep traces the vehicle’s evolutionary rise from military reconnaissance use to the transportation of choice in navigating all manner of terrain for millions of adventure-seekers.  The special exhibit also features historical images, memorabilia and extensive narrative that chronicles Jeep’s embodiment of freedom and pride for seven decades.

The Museum is showcasing Willys MA78621, one of approximately 45 known 1941 models in the world, an estimated 20 of which are restored.  Of the 20 restored vehicles, eight are in the U.S.  Willys MA78621 is on loan from the private collection of George and Bernadette Hollins of Palos Park, Ill. who have traced the vehicle’s origins back to July 5, 1941, the day it was delivered to the U.S. Army from the Willys-Overland plant in Toledo, OH.  It is believed to be one of four MA shipped to the 15th Infantry for testing in Fort Lewis, Wash.

Simi Valley, CA – In staying true to their heritage GenRight Off-Road has just released the new Crawler Gas Tank for the Jeep Cherokee XJ.  Now you can explore the back country with the confidence of a GenRight gas tank!

The Crawler tank for the XJ will bolt right into any XJ Cherokee and includes an extra five gallons of gas!  Giving you a 25 gallon capacity, now you will be able to stay out on the trail longer without worrying about running out of gas!

The tank was specifically designed to hold an EXTRA 5 gallons of fuel AND still fit in the stock location without drilling any new holes! This tank bolts in to the rear under area to replace your stock gas tank for those long distance trips and keeps your center of gravity low by carrying the extra fuel down low in the stock location and eliminating the need for extra cans on your spare tire carrier.

The XJ gas tank has the same relation to the axle as the factory gas tank and occupies the exact same space as the stock tank.  Don’t worry about it fitting with your lift kit or larger wheels and tires.  It’s simple, if your suspension lift & axle combination works with your stock tank, it will work with the GenRight Crawler tank too.

GenRight’s Crawler gas tank for the Cherokee is made out of 1/8″ thick Aluminum and comes complete with a 3/16 steel skid plate.  The gas tank utilizes all factory hardware including the factory fuel pump, roll over /vent valves, and emissions equipment so it will blend in seamlessly with your Cherokee.

FEATURES:
Made from 1/8″ thick Aluminum alloy and TIG welded.
Includes a matching heavy duty 3/16″ thick skid plate.
A foam liner is between the tank and skid plate.
Stainless steel strap hold the tank in the skid plate.
Multiple internal baffles to reduce fuel movement & keep fuel near the pick up.
Re-uses your stock Jeep XJ fuel pump/sending unit.
Works with the factory emissions and other related equipment so you will not get any check engine lights or other engine computer issues.
Ground clearance is the same as stock or slightly lower depending on the model year Jeep you have.
25 Gallon total fuel capacity.
Includes factory Mopar roll over / vent valves.
Patent Pending.

RETAIL PRICE: $899.99

For more information on the XJ crawler tank visit GenRight.com

San Luis Obispo, CA – Synergy Suspension introduces the Jeep JK Heavy Duty Front Ball Joint Set, designed to replace the factory ball joint that is prone to premature wear on lifted 2007-Current Jeep Wrangler JKs with large off-road tires. Engineered and manufactured to outperform the factory ball joint assembly, a fully greasable sintered metal-on-metal bushing design promotes high wear resistance by eliminating problematic plastic liners found in OEM ball joints. Each ball joint boot is made from tear/wear resistant polyurethane and includes all necessary hardware for installation. Synergy Suspension brings a complete set of four to market for only $250 MSRP.