JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
Dan Fresh from OC Motorsports has his past. No, no, no, you weirdos...I'm not talking an arrest record, I mean as an Off-Road super hero. Well, good ol' Dan might seem a little more Peter Parker than he does Spider-Man these days, but..the guy still crazy skills and watching Dan in action is a whole lot of fun!
I have a friend, and the guy is funny, talented and actually lives life with some integrity,...which happens to be my favorite few things about a person. Oh, one more thing...he's a guy that loves getting out there to explore nature as much as I do, which is why we have become such great friends I suppose. Anyway, when it comes to exploration and more specifically, being an Overlander, you're pretty much assured to end up driving one of two types of vehicles. A Jeep or a Toyota, and he picked a pretty sweet Toyota 4Runner.
Wondering if Toyota owners are as fanatical as Jeep owners, I asked my friend to write a small piece for the site that expresses the reasons why he loves his Toyota and here's what he had to say...
While setting out to build my first overland vehicle I searched high and low until I fell in love with the 2016 Toyota 4runner. Yes, I know you are thinking but what about a JEEP! It was on the top of my list of vehicles but at the end of the day I just felt more at home inside the 4runner. Both vehicles are extremely capable and are great decisions for your adventure vehicle but I also like to stand out from the crowd a bit. My first experience with Toyota’s was my brother’s Tundra which drove like a dream and my mother’s Land Cruiser which is now 15 years old and has over 200,000 miles on it and is still going strong. I knew I could trust the 4runner as my ultimate overland vehicle. To date the car is a year old with 30,000 miles and is heavily used off road and is also my daily driver. Follow along as I take you on my journey of turning this stock 4runner into an overland beast.
Well...there you have it. Sure I may be a Jeep fan, but how can anyone tell another person that they should or shouldn't drive anyway? I actually appreciate his love for his 4Runner, and honestly...that thing is capable! I guess it's looking like more Toyota to come folks!
It seems like if you want to own a Jeep,these days it's going to cost you...a lot! Well, unless you want to take a beautiful slice of Jeep history and make it your own.
Follow VentureTheWild.com and their partner JC Whitney on a quest to not only "Save the Squares", but also show everybody who will listen that living the Jeep life doesn't always have to break the bank!
Yup, we will take this very used YJ and bring it back to life. With a little sweat equity and some good old fashion Jeep parts shopping we all can find the happiness that Jeep ownership can give you. From the perfect summer cruiser to the next great adventure, this YJ will put a smile on anyone's face.
Watching the Easter Jeep Safari from the sidelines is a bummer. I've always wanted and planned on going, but for whatever reason...it just doesn't happen.
I think my favorite part of WATCHING the show has to be when the Jeep concepts roll out. I'm not sure Jeep could beat last year's concepts, but...once again it's roll out time! Watch how it all comes together.
2018 JL Wrangler Key Production Dates
While production of the 2017 JK Wrangler ends, enthusiasts can set their sights on the horizon to the coming of the 2018 JL Jeep Wrangler and 2019 JT Wrangler Pickup Truck. Here are a few key 2018 Wrangler & 2019 Wrangler Truck production dates to help you keep track of the dawn of a new era of Jeeping!
-September 2017: 2018 Wrangler Sales and Press Launch – While it may get revealed sooner, this should be the first major reveal of the new design, with press packets that include pictures and videos of the new JL Wrangler in action.
-November 2017: 2018 Wrangler Order Banks Open - You will be able to put money down on your own 2018 Wrangler at your local dealership.
-November 15th, 2017: 2018 Wrangler Production Begins - By this point the Toledo, OH production kicks-off production and starts putting together the first batch of JL Wranglers.
-September 2018: 2019 JT Wrangler Pickup Production Starts - FCA will start to put together the long-awaited Jeep Wrangler Pickup Truck for the 2019 model year.
-July 2018: 2018 Model Year Production Ends - The first year of production will come to an end and FCA will focus on building the 2019 version of the JL Wrangler.
The best breakdown of what's coming for the all new JL I've found is easily this one from www.ExtremeTerrain.com
checkmout everything we know at: http://www.extremeterrain.com/2018-jeep-wrangler-parts.html
DON'T FORGET TO SLIDE THE SUPER COOL PIC ON TOP OF THE POST WHEN YOU'RE THERE! :-)
Jeep has a new family member and thank goodness it's not like a creepy uncle or something. The new Jeep Rubicon Recon is exactly what a Jeep should be and no doubt this beauty is pure awesome!
Beefier 44 axles and tru lok differentials, 4.10:1 gear ratios (same as current models), a sweet Rock-Trac Transfer case, new 17 inch wheels and a 1/2 inch lift that will allow you to roll 35's if you want. Of course there will be cool bumpers, custom badges and RED! Yup, seat belts, stitching, and accents all red...and they look sweet! Pricing as you can imagine starts just over 40k for the 2 door and the 4 door version will push 44k. I can't wait to see one in person!
Now, this Jeep is not cheap, a price tag of $130,000 in fact. If you have that kind of cash to spend, you cannot go wrong here! If you need one last selling point...The AEV Jeep Wrangler Brute Filson Edition come with the MADE IN THE USA tag to seal the deal!
Some men are Porsche guys, some love Ferrari, and almost everyone loves a sexy lamborghini, right? Not me...The AEV Jeep WrangleBrute Filson Edition is my dream ride! This Jeep is BEAUTIFUL, and Filson has been an icon in outdoor adventure since 1897! I'm not sure there's another team out there that can create the perfect balance of outdoor luxury, and unstoppable performance.
The teamed at AEV pulled out all the stops on this masterpiece.
Let's start with this:
In-dash GPS, with premium sound through out, SiriusXM ready
Filson-specific, non-metallic, dark green paint
Filson signature Horween leather seating, accented with Rugged Twill panels
Filson Rugged Twill custom rear seat storage bag
Custom Tonneau cover
Custom Filson badging throughout the interior and exterior of the Jeep
Santa...Please, PPLEEAASSEE!! I've been so good this year!!
Perfection...and we all know the durability, and performance of the Brute right? If not, check this out...
BRUTE DOUBLE CAB - FILSON EDITION
61" X 60" Cored Composite Bed
Stamped Steel Cab Closeout
Double Cab Hardtop
AEV Premium Front Bumper
Warn 9.5cti Winch
IPF 901 Off-Road Lights
AEV Front Skid Plate
AEV Heat Reduction Hood
AEV Double Cab Rear Bumper
AEV Water Pump Kit
AEV Under Mount Tire Carrier
AEV Splash Guards
AEV 3.5" DualSport SC Suspension
AEV Jack Base
AEV 17" Black Savegre Wheels
BF Goodrich 35" Mud-Terrain Tires