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March 2013 Jeep Shots

Posted in Features on March 1, 2013 Comment (0)
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Six States in Six Days in a Jeep
We are always up for a Jeep adventure when magazine deadlines allow. Sue Miller-Norton, known on Facebook as Vermont Jeepgirl, is also always ready to travel via Jeep. Together with Brian LaVoie of Wheeling for the Lost, Opal Justice, the Space Monkees, and Sue’s hubby, Sue has explored Jeep trails across six states in three Jeeps. Shown here is the Connecticut-Rhode Island border, where the participants crossed the border on a Class 4 trail. Along the way they all made music and dodged rain, mud, and fallen trees—all to raise money for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Awesome adventure for a great cause, Sue. Thanks for helping out.

A Colorado Comanche
You’d have to be a mean ol’ poopiehead to not love Jeep trucks. We know we do, and while good Comanches are getting harder and harder to come across we just stubbornly keep on looking for one. Luckily, Traci Clark-McCready of Silverthorne, Colorado, can stop looking as she already has a darn nice ’90 MJ Pioneer. We don’t know too many details about Traci’s Jeep, but it sure looks like a great vehicle for exploring Colorado’s high country. Custom front and rear bumpers provide protection along with simple, yet effective rocker protection. We estimate 4-6 inches of suspension lift with 33-inch BFG KM2 tires mounted on American Racing wheels. In other photos of the MJ, we can also see a Warn winch up front, some aftermarket driving lights, a Dana 30 front axle, and what might be the rare and sought-after MJ Dana 44 rear axle. One way or another, we dig the pickup for sure.

It’s Friggin Freezing in Here
Dan Schwegler of Croydon, Pennsylvania, sent in this frozen photo of a snow wheeling group in southeastern Pennsylvania. That’s Dan’s ’97 TJ on the left. His black TJ sports a 4-inch Rough Country suspension, with a 3-inch body lift, a Hi-lift Jack, a Rugged Ridge slip yoke eliminator with a Tom Wood’s Custom Driveshaft, 32x11.50R15 Cooper Discoveries and a 8000lb Smittybilt XRC8 winch. The ’99 TJ (right) belongs to Krystal Murphy of Langhorne, Pennsylvania. This TJ features a “sweet camo paint job,” a 2-inch Rough Country budget boost, 31-inch tires, and a pick ax. The ’82 CJ-7 (middle) belongs to Jim Nelson also of Croydon, Pennsylvania. Suspension is an 8-inch custom-built lift with 36-inch tires. The Jeep also has a custom built ’cage, an AMC 304 V-8, a full-fiberglass body, and custom axleshafts.

Lost a Bet?
Going through some old submissions for Jeep shots we came upon this picture of a nice ’94 YJ owned by Mike Casperson of Clayton, North Carolina, from 2009. It seems Mike and his pals had a bet to see who’s Jeep would make it in the magazine first. Well Mike, we are guessing you lost that bet. Maybe late is better than never? Mike’s YJ runs a high-output 4.0L. A 41⁄2-inch suspension with Rancho RS5000 shocks help the Jeep clear 33x10.50R15 BFG KM2s mounted on black American Racing wheels. Heavy-duty bumpers and rocker guards protect the sheetmetal on the Wrangler even in those occasional freak North Carolina snow storms.

Write Us!
Want to get your Jeep in these pages? Just grab the tech form off jpmagazine.com, fill it out, and email it to verne.simons@jpmagazine.com. Be sure to include a high resolution image (at least 1,600x1,200 pixels) with your submission.
Or, snail mail it to:
Jp Magazine, Jeep Shots
831 S. Douglas St.
El Segundo, CA 90245

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