The Easter Jeep Safari, which takes place in Moab, Utah, from March 23-31, gathers Jeep and off-road enthusiasts to the area for a number of trail runs and off-road events throughout the week. For years Jeep and Mopar have teamed up to create unique concept vehicles for the event, which they show off to the media at an invite-only gathering. Off-Road.com will be on hand to check out the new vehicles and even take them for a short spin to report how they feel.
Suwanee, Ga. – Following feedback from Jeep owners online, Omix-ADA, a leading manufacturer of high-quality Jeep accessories, today announced the availability of the new, patent pending Rugged Ridge Modular XHD Snorkel System for two and four-door Jeep Wrangler JK models from 2007-2011 with the 3.8L engine.
The new Modular XHD Snorkel System from Rugged Ridge is available in easily interchangeable high and low mounts and relocates the vulnerable stock air intake through an internal duct system just below the windshield. This new design provides optimum performance and protection as well as a great, integrated look. Installation requires only minor modifications to the internal fender flange and avoids the major cutting that other kits may require.
LOS ANGELES – For more than seven decades, Jeep vehicles have defined the benchmark in rugged capability and utility. The most recognized of these vehicles has long been and still is the Jeep Wrangler, which has always provided an unmatched level of freedom resulting from the ability to traverse any trail, anywhere.
Ten years ago, for the 2003 model year, Jeep dramatically raised the bar in off-road capability with the introduction of the Wrangler Rubicon model. Named after one of the most grueling off-road trails in the world, the Rubicon models were the most extreme Wranglers ever produced. The 2005 model year saw the introduction of the Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited that brought more utility to the Rubicon’s quickly established off-road credentials. Over the last 10 years, the Wrangler Rubicon has won numerous prestigious awards including Four Wheeler magazine’s “4×4 of the Decade” honor for its unmatched level of all-around capabilities.
October 12, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – When the 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show takes place in Las Vegas, Oct. 30 – Nov. 2, enthusiasts will see 24 “Moparized” Chrysler Group LLC vehicles on display at the ultimate aftermarket show.
Unique Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, SRT® and FIAT® brand vehicles outfitted with more than 500 Mopar® performance parts and accessories will pack Chrysler Group’s 15,300-square-foot exhibit at the SEMA Show.
“The SEMA show is the perfect place for us to showcase our vast portfolio of proven, quality-tested Mopar performance parts and accessories,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar®, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We hope that show-goers look at each of these vehicles and get inspired to customize and accessorize their rides.”
Torq Development Company is proud to announce the availability of its Super-14 crate axle line. Super-14 utilizes GM 14 Bolt axle architecture and packages the 10.5” ring gear into a drop out style third member. The net result of Super-14’s design equals one of the strongest light truck axle platforms available on the market. The Super-14 crate axle line makes the Super-14 available as a fully factory assembled axle package built completely by Torq. These axle assemblies are available now with a wide variety of gearing, hub, brake, differential, and axle shaft options. Upgrades include SSBC Big Brake package, ARB Air Locker, and 40 spline axle options. Torq’s Super-14 crate axles can be purchased as steering and non-steering packages. The Super-14 crate axles are available with bare axle tubes or fully bracketed to bolt directly into the Jeep Wrangler JK. All Super-14 JK assemblies are designed to integrate with the factory Jeep ABS/ESP brake electronics and factory e-brake. Additional bracket options are currently in development to allow integration of the Super-14 crate axle into a wide variety of vehicle platforms. Crate axles start at $5995.
First off, Jeep will offer a limited run of the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude. This monochromatic-styled Wrangler is based on the Unlimited Sahara model, offering body-color hardtop and black-gloss exterior parts that include the gas cap and wheels, to name a few. The unit will be available in Deep Cherry Red, Black or Bright White, and only 4,500 units of the 2012 Wrangler Unlimited Altitude will be available. It will be hitting showrooms next month.
“With a production run of only 4,5000 units, we expect the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Altitude to sell out very quickly,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO of the Jeep brand.
March 22, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Jeep and Mopar have teamed up once again to produce a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the 46th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Jeep Mighty FC concept, Jeep J-12 concept and the Jeep Wrangler Apache are three of six new vehicles that will be shown to enthusiasts in Moab, March 31 – April 8. Look for more on all of these new vehicles later this month.
2012 marks the 50 year anniversary of one of the largest and longest running annual Jeep events in the country, the San Diego-based Tierra Del Sol 4 Wheel Drive Club’s Desert Safari. In celebration of this milestone, Jeep has donated a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport to the club, which it has accessorized with parts from Mopar, Katzkin and Goodyear. For the next nine months, the up-fitted Wrangler will be transported to several locations and events throughout southern California, giving the club the opportunity to educate the public about land-use issues and sell raffle tickets for the vehicle’s eventual auction in December at the San Diego International Auto Show.
“We are honored to recognize Tierra Del Sol Four Wheel Drive Club and the 50th Anniversary of their Desert Safari event,” said Jason Stoicevich, Director, Chrysler Group LLC’s California Business Center. “For more than over 50 years, this club has been promoting the enjoyment and protection of our natural resources, family outdoor living and responsible trail use, values that the Jeep brand has also been supporting for more than 70 years.”
Like clockwork, SCORE officials kicked off the 2011 at 6:30 a.m. as advertising from Ensenada, Mexico. SCORE updated the number of total official entries this morning to 285. Due to the heavy rains last weekend, major mud hole sections forced SCORE to add a few miles additional course, increasing the total race course distance to 705 miles (up from 692).
There were 96 bikes and ATVs leaving the start line this morning, with the trucks and buggies scheduled to leave four hours after the last bike (at about 11:30 a.m.). This included 55 professional teams and 41 sportsman entries.
In conjunction with the release of the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 video game, Jeep recently announced a special edition of the new Wrangler in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition SUV. What’s more, Jeep will actually be giving away the very first vehicle that comes off the line!
This is the second year the Jeep brand has partnered with Activision on the Call of Duty franchise, and Jeep will be giving away, via its Facebook page, one of these unique MW3 Wranglers. Visitors to Jeep’s Facebook page can also enter more times by playing the Jeep Ops game there as well.
What’s more, for Off-Road.com readers we will be giving away a prize pack to one lucky person, which will include a “hardened” edition of the Modern Warfae 3 game, an MW3 Xbox 360 console and more. The prize pack given to one Off-Road.com reader will include:
1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Game, Hardened Edition (includes game, one-year membership into Elite, founder status, steelbook case, juggernaut outfit, field journal)
2. Special Edition Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Xbox 360 Console (plus controllers)
3. Wireless Headset
4. Gaming Chair
5. Jeep Messenger Bag
6. Jeep Fleece