So, when you are in normal mode driving, you are getting the full efficiencies of a FWD vehicle. Then, when you engage the system or engage it through slip, you essentially turn this whole AWD system on, where the rear will spin up, lock in with the front and now you're in 4WD, on demand. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?
I hadn’t seen any clear photos showing the entire vehicle (there was only one Craigslist photo showing the exterior, and it was framed oddly), and I had no clue what the right side of the Jeep looked like, but it didn’t matter. I was sold. I asked Anthony to buy the Jeep with the $800 I’d PayPaled him a few hours prior, and he did so, even managing to negotiate the price down to $700. … [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
It should also be noted that while the articles reference the Jeep CJ, no mention is made of the fact that FCA has not offered the CJ in the United States market for over thirty-five years. They also don’t mention that ROXOR is an off-road only vehicle or that it sells for under $16,000. Nor do the articles discuss the fact that no ROXOR owners bought the vehicle thinking it was an FCA/Jeep product. … [Read more...] about Mahindra Fires Back At FCA And Media Reports About The Jeep And Roxor Legal Battles
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
A 600 cc, two-cylinder 2CV kitted out with sheet steel panels bolted together and called the Baby-Brousse is less ridiculous than it sounds. Leaving behind their humble origins as French peasant cars, these little Citroëns rode in 1973 from Paris to Abidjan, on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea, to shame all future Paris–Dakar wannabes. … [Read more...] about Leave it to the French to drive Citroën 2CV-based jeeps across the Sahara