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Towing An Old Jeep Through An Ice Storm With A 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Was Truly Terrifying

I missed the Super Bowl last Sunday because I made a terrible decision: I used a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk on all-season tires to tow my new 1979 Jeep Cherokee Golden Eagle from Ohio back to Michigan through an ice storm. It should have been a four-hour trip, but it became a harrowing 12-hour […]

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This Four-Wheel 707 HP Trackhawk Burnout Brings Rubber Scented Tears To My Eyes

You can do a burnout with a 707-horsepower Hellcat-engined Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. You can! Believe! Also, hold the truck back with a meaty tow rope. But search for the one true spirit of four-wheel burnouts deep within your soul—you know it to be true! You can truly smoke all of those thick meats!Read more… […]

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Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza, General Patton’s Driver During World War II, Has Died At Age 99

Perhaps the original Jeep enthusiast, Francis ‘Jeep’ Sanza—the mechanic who drove General George S. Patton Jr. around during the final year of World War II—died last Tuesday at age 99, The San Francisco Chronicle reports. Here’s a look at the man’s incredible story. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Drove For The First Time In 12 Years And Now I’m A Changed Man

The 2018 Easter Jeep Safari—a big off-road fest in Moab, Utah—isn’t far away, and I’ve still got tons to do to get my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer ready to tow another Jeep 1,700 miles, and then go rock-crawling on some of America’s most arduous trails. The good news: after 12 years, the Jeep finally lives!Read […]

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The Mystery Of The Daihatsu Taft’s Name May Be Solved

Last night, it happened again. Like a shot, I was awake, drenched in sweat. I looked at my headboard and cursed my bloody fingernails. Scratched into the wood once more, I’d scrawled “WHY DID DAIHATSU NAME ITS 1970S JEEP TAFT??” Now, finally, I have an answer, and hopefully, resolution.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s China’s New Seven-Seat Jeep Grand Commander Before Its Planned Launch In April

“Grand Commander” has to be the highest-ranking name in the Jeep global lineup, at least until their rumored Renegade-derived Demigod crossover comes out. The 2018 Jeep Grand Commander is a China-only SUV with seating for seven, and will be formally revealed in April at the Beijing Auto Show. Our pals at Car News ChinaRead more… […]

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My $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Runs For The First Time In 12 Years But My Project Is Still Doomed 

For months, my $800 Jeep Grand Wagoneer has sat pathetically in my backyard, wondering if someday its 5.9-liter AMC V8—which hadn’t seen combustion in 12 years—might some day live again. Now it no longer has to wonder: the engine runs. But the Easter Jeep Safari is two months away, and I have a crap-ton of […]

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For $8,495, Could This 1968 Kaiser Jeep M715 Soft Top Find A Place In Your Hard Heart?

Have you ever wanted to experience the army, only without all the fighting, getting up early, and everyone telling you what to do? Well, maybe the price tag on today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep M715 will let you soldier on.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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What It Means For Off-Roaders Now That The Mercedes G-Class Is Losing Its Solid Front Axle

With the new Mercedes G-Class ditching the solid front axle it’s had since the late 1970s, the Jeep Wrangler is the only remaining high-volume SUV in the U.S. with a solid front axle. And while Mercedes claims the new Geländewagen was built to be great off-road, this is kind of a shame. Here’s why.Read more… […]

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