There’s been a resurgence of retro off-road nameplates recently, almost all seemingly going after Jeep’s market. The defender, once the only competitor to the Jeep CJ, returns this year as more of a Grand Cherokee competitor. Continue reading
The long wheelbase Gladiator will clearly find a home in the overland community; Jeep looks to cash in on that with the “Wayout” Gladiator concept. Continue reading
After several years of speculation and a few awesome concept trucks; the 2020 Jeep Gladiator was recently revealed in Los Angeles. Continue reading
I’ll admit it; I often get carried away. I’ll get an idea in my head and start a cycle of researching, list making, budgeting, day dreaming, and planning; then reality kicks in and I’m usually left frustrated, and disappointed. My wife bought me a subscription to Overland Journal for my birthday last fall – and now a few issues in; I want to build an overland rig and drive around the world.
Prior to 2003, there were few factory options available that would increase the offroad ability of your YJ or TJ Wrangler. Lift kits, rock sliders, heavy duty transfer cases, heavy duty axles, selectable lockers, sway bar disconnects, and lower axle gearing (among other things) were reserved for aftermarket manufacturers, or ambitious do-it-yourself-ers.