From the factory, it came with a Hunter Green Metallic paint job (which I plan to restore, along with the rest of this Jeep using parts from the Wisconsin “holy grail”); the “Power Equipment Group” (power windows!); and the Up Country Suspension Group, which means factory tow hooks, skid plates, taller springs, and upgraded shocks. A manual transmission ZJ is rare enough, but to find out this well-equipped, and especially with the factory off-road setup, is basically impossible. … [Read more...] about I Just Bought The Holy Grail Of Jeep Grand Cherokees But It Has 260,000 Miles And Is Broken In The Middle Of Nowhere
Sometimes people temper death wobble with a bigger steering damper (basically like a shock for your steering; you can see one in the image below)—it’s a solution that works, but it’s considered by most just a way of masking the play that exists somewhere in the steering or suspension. … [Read more...] about This Jeep’s ‘Death Wobble’ Is So Terrifying It Will Haunt Your Dreams
With Selec-Terrain in Compass/Patriot, you either lock 4WD Low on or you don't. IN this vehicle, you can lock 4-Low, but like on the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, you get Sand, Mud and Rock flexibility and that allows us to get into shifting, engine output, driveline controls, ESC yaw controls, wheel spin speeds; those controls and technologies we did not have six to eight years ago. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?
If anything, though, these findings make me ask what the point of buying a luxury car is today. True, you get more performance, maybe some differences in how they handle. There’s probably also something to be said of the tech offered on some cars but not on others. Honestly, it’s most likely brand snobbery. As we’ve learned recently, the new Cadillac XT6 is basically a re-badged Chevrolet Traverse anyway, plus some more luxury and safety tech. … [Read more...] about The Tesla Model 3 Killed the Rest of American Luxury
Specs That Matter This truck has a 392 Hemi V8 that puts out an FCA-claimed 475 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque to all four wheels with the help of an eight-speed automatic transmission. It’s not the most powerful of SUVs, but it does have some of the most impressive towing abilities. Dodge says that the SRT can pull up to 8,700 pounds—a bit under the Ford Expedition’s 9,300-pound rating, but also, the Blue Oval’s rig isn’t a performance truck by any means. … [Read more...] about The 475-HP Dodge Durango SRT Is A Muscle Truck That’s Ready To Haul