Modern Jeeper - Sharing Our Passion
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
How About A Jeep Pickup?
The new Wrangler being developed for 2017 could be a viable platform for a small pickup. Would you be interested in a J-12 or similar offering? http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/chrysler/2015/03/09/jeep-pickup-remains-option-fiat-chrysler/24683405/ Read more
The 2015 Rocks Star Edition
It’s just your “basic” Rubicon, uh…ok. So the Geneva Auto Show has sure brought out some unique versions of the Jeep Wrangler, including this yellow Rocks Star edition, complete with a 2.8L turbo diesel 4 cylinder! Fingers are crossed that this version makes its way across the pond…I’ll take... Read more
Jeep Wrangler Black Edition II
We need this Jeep stateside! This version of the Wrangler is set to be unveiled at the 2015 Geneva auto show. Based upon the Sahara platform, the Wrangler has all the amenities we know and love…with Chrysler’s 2.8L 4 cylinder diesel as an option. Maybe…just maybe…   http://blog.caranddriver.com/jeep-wrangler-black-edition-ii-series-the-upscale-diesel-powered-wrangler-we-need-stateside/ Read more
Just Because It’s Always Been Done That Way…
You would think that after 75 years of manufacturing jeeps and almost 236,000 being built in 2014 alone, that the brand would be past any real issues with regards to how it does things. But, the brand, like all brands, has many decisions to make in how it chooses... Read more
Airless Tires…our Future?
Bridgestone’s airless tires are an amazing concept…Do you think they will appear in our near future? http://speedsociety.com/bridgestone-new-airless-tire-technology-incredible/   Read more
Live axles will remain…aerodynamics improved
Weight. It seems that the main concern in todays world, whether we are talking about a healthy lifestyle or improving our vehicles overall dynamics, is weight. Lighter equates to faster, efficient and sometimes even stronger. But, does it make sense? Would you rather own a vehicle with aluminum body... Read more
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
Toledo Hurries Incentives To Keep Jeep
Even though it’s just a proposal, Toledo is doing all that it can to convince Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to remain in Ohio. According to the report, last year the plant built 235,904 Jeep Wranglers. The proposal would increase the capacity of the plant to 350,000 wranglers annually. The goal... 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