The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration reports that has received reports that certain 2010-2011 Jeep Wranglers may experience a “degradation of fastener torque for various front and rear axle attachments to the chassis module,” the NHTSA explains.
How’s this for a daily driver? A 2007 Jeep JK Unlimited Sahara outfitted with some of the industry’s top offroad products. An “offroad daily driver”? Well, why not? You drive to work, drive to the store, then, instead of driving home, you make a hard left turn and get off the asphalt and onto the dirt, the rocks and the brush for a little extra fun, a little extra adventure, maybe just a little more of a rush of adrenaline.
Cop4x4/Ansani Designs put together what would make this Jeep Sahara both fun and stylish to showcase the best of both the offroad and street worlds. This Sahara gets used for everything from dropping kids off at school, being displayed at shows, to conquering Hell’s Revenge in Moab, Utah.
Offering 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft. of torque, the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 is by far the most powerful Jeep ever offered.
The engine is equipped with a five speed automatic transmission, a boost from its old four-speed automatic. Basically, the company wanted to move ahead from 4-speed to 5-speed. However, this jump is taken quite late since many automakers are now upgrading their vehicles to seven and eight speed transmissions.
The brave new world of smartphone apps is budding everywhere, and that includes the automotive industry, now that car manufacturers are looking for new ways to engage with both owners and brand fans. Following is an overall list of current smartphone applications (the vast majority of which are designed for the iPhone platform) developed by automakers.
If you've just purchased a new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee, you have our sincere congratulations, but you also might not want to read this post any further.
The 2012 Grand Cherokee, which goes on sale next month, will reportedly benefit from a $3,220 price decrease versus the 2011 model. This means that the base Laredo trim level with two-wheel drive will now carry an MSRP of $26,995. It also means that the resale value of your 2011 model has likely just taken a pretty severe whack.
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
In 2011, a base Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo started at $30,215, but for 2012 that price drops to $26,995, a difference of $3,220. In contrast, mid-level Limited models increase in price by $80 (from $36,715 to $36,795), while the top-line Overland models go up by $700 (from $38,795 to $39,495).
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the model now gets up to 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway, good for 18 mpg combined when saddled with a five-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission
Despite the global economic crisis and the effect it's had on recreational vehicle sales, the Jeep Wrangler is doing better than ever in the icon's 70-year history, selling a record 14,355 units in July in the United States alone. That trend should lead to sales of more or less 150,000 units in 2011, with the added benefit of creating over 1,000 more jobs at the company's famous Toledo, Ohio plant as Fiat-Chrysler pushes to make the Wrangler an international hot seller.
Chrysler has collaborated with the Call of Duty gaming franchise in the development of a special edition of the Jeep Wrangler, namely called the Jeep Wrangler MW3.
The standard Jeep Wrangler Call of Duty: MW3 Special Edition is an impressive piece of machinery by any standard, but if you're looking for something with a little more bite, Xtreme Outfitters may have what you're looking for. The company has created a custom Wrangler just for the Army Rangers. The stock drivetrain was pulled in favor of a Burnsville 5.7-liter Hemi V8 conversion paired to a five-speed automatic transmission while the standard axles were scrapped for a Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear from Dynatrac. A TeraFlex four-inch long arm kit with provides a little extra lift, while Fox 2.0 performance shocks ensure that this Wrangler can soak up whatever terrain you decided to conquer.
The suspensions are lowered, the dubs are mounted and the votes are tabulated: with the SEMA show in full swing, organizers have announced their top pics for the show.
Rather than name the top tuned cars, the SEMA Awards name the best cars for tuning, in several categories. And so, the winners of the second annual SEMA Awards are...
Jeep rolled out a new trim package for the Grand Cherokee on Wednesday and is running a contest on the Internet to give it a name.