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Jeep Wrangler will keep solid axles
Controversial? Maybe. But the word is that Jeep will keep its next generation Wrangler on solid axles. There have been lots of opinions as to whether or not Independent Front Suspensions (IFS) have advantages over solid axle vehicles  off-road. And I’m leaving that right there… http://www.autonews.com/article/20150215/OEM03/302169971/next-gen-wrangler-will-keep-solid-axles   Read more
Mayor of Toledo and Jeep champion, Michael Collins, dies of cardiac arrest
As you may have heard, the mayor of Toledo Ohio has died after being taken off life support. He suffered cardiac arrest on Feb. 1. Mr. Collins had been fighting to keep production of the Jeep Wrangler at Fiat Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Complex.  We don’t know if his efforts... Read more
One Cool Baja RZR!
Arguably the coolest RZR around, Looks can be deceiving, and as we watched the cover come off the new Baja RZR built by Rugged Radios our initial response was “Oh, that’s a nicely restored Bug.” By the time the cover was all the way off we realized this was no... Read more
Sales Continue to Rise and the Brand Continues to Grow!
Next year will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Jeep brand, and but even so, the next generation of the Grand Cherokee is said to be delayed until 2018 or even 2019. Global sales remain strong and and Jeep is focused on making sure that does not change… Grand... Read more
Jeep Wrangler under investigation for airbag issue
Have you heard strange sounds? Does your jeep act differently than when it was new? It might be time to get your Jeep into a dealer… NHTSA Probe into Jeep Wrangler Read more
Jeep Sales Remain Strong!
It sure doesn’t appear that the Jeep Renegade, manufactured in Italy, will give any of the US manufactured Jeep’s immediate competition. According to the Toledo Blade, Fiat Chrysler said the sold 4,214 Renegade’s in the first full month of production, while the Wrangler went out to 18,849 new owners…and... Read more
Jeep Wrangler Concept: Africa
One of the coolest concepts that Jeep revealed in Moab this year was the Africa edition. A 2″ lift, locked Dana 44’s and a fixed roof would make this definitely a contender for the overland market…oh, and even a 2.8L diesel! What do you think? Would you own it?... Read more
The Toledo Jeep Plant Fight Continues
The city of Toledo Ohio continues to offer incentives, enticements and even finance packages in its hopes to continue to house the plant that builds the Jeep Wrangler. The Wrangler has been built in Toledo uninterrupted since 1992, but current demand for the vehicle has pushed production to the limit.... Read more