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5,000 Frozen Miles In A Jeep

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Protect Your Jeep’s Underbelly

Protect Your Jeep’s Underbelly

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Jeep Cherokee XJ Slave Cylinder Upgrade

Jeep Cherokee XJ Slave Cylinder Upgrade

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Jeep Debuts Dawn of Justice Edition Renegade

Jeep Debuts Dawn of Justice Edition Renegade

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Nuts & Bolts: Lockers for My 1984 CJ-7

Nuts & Bolts: Lockers for My 1984 CJ-7

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Hemi-Power Jeep JK For Oregon Adventures

Hemi-Power Jeep JK For Oregon Adventures

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Nuts & Bolts: Wheeling and Towing

Nuts & Bolts: Wheeling and Towing

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The TTB XJ - A Common Cherokee With an Uncommon Suspension

The TTB XJ - A Common Cherokee With an Uncommon Suspension

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Red Rock Rider - Gary Shaffer's Custom 1997 TJ

Red Rock Rider - Gary Shaffer's Custom 1997 TJ

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New vs. Old: Which Is Right for You?

New vs. Old: Which Is Right for You?

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Headed Straight: CJ5 Power Steering & Axle Upgrade

Headed Straight: CJ5 Power Steering & Axle Upgrade

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Nena Knows - The Next Wrangler Should Not Be A 4-Door

Nena Knows - The Next Wrangler Should Not Be A 4-Door

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Restoring a CJ-2A Suspension, Axles, and Brakes

Restoring a CJ-2A Suspension, Axles, and Brakes

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JK Coilover Conversion Delivers 13-inch Travel

JK Coilover Conversion Delivers 13-inch Travel

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2016 Jeep Shots - Readers Rides

2016 Jeep Shots - Readers Rides

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Get More Flex and Control For Your Jeep JK With A Currie Antirock Kit

Get More Flex and Control For Your Jeep JK With A Currie Antirock Kit

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Nuts & Bolts: Snow Accumulation on LED Headlights

Nuts & Bolts: Snow Accumulation on LED Headlights

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Braking Better - Improve Your Jeep’s Brake Performance

Braking Better - Improve Your Jeep’s Brake Performance

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Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode Jeep Wranglers Up For Charity Auction

Marshawn Lynch Beast Mode Jeep Wranglers Up For Charity Auction

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The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: 2015 Four Wheeler of the Year Long Term Report 2

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk: 2015 Four Wheeler of the Year Long Term Report 2

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About Jeep

Intro

Jeep is an American auto manufacturer that specializes in off-road vehicles. Through the years, it has released compact, midsize, and full-size sport utility vehicles (SUVs) as well as a few trucks. Jeep stopped production on its last truck, the Jeep Comanche, in 1992.

Origins

Jeep has been around since the 1940s and was acquired by the Chrysler Corporation in 1987. Jeep worked closely with the United States military, especially during World War II. In fact, the original Jeep vehicle was a light four-wheel drive vehicle that was used in the war and for post-war efforts. Since then Jeep has released to the public many off-road and sport utility vehicles (SUVs).

The name Jeep has a military background as well. The military designation for the first Jeep vehicle was "GP" (or General Purpose). GP was slurred enough times and eventually morphed into "Jeep." In fact, the military actually defines the word Jeep as a four-wheel drive vehicle used for reconnaissance or other army duty. Jeep has continued to have an all-purpose, off-road distinction which is still seen in its models today.

About

Jeep hasn't produced a truck in a few decades, although there's always rumors that they will do so again. The first truck-like vehicle was the four-wheel drive Willys Jeep Truck which was produced from 1947 to 1965. Jeep's early, full-size pickup was originally produced by Willys-Overland and Ford for the United States Army.

A few more trucks were added to the lineup through the 60s, 70s, and 80s, including the Gladiator, Honcho, and finally the Comanche; all with limited success. Jeep decided to phase out production of the Comanche and get out of the truck business altogether in 1992 after lackluster sales and brand conflicts with Chrysler's other brand Dodge. Dodge would take over selling trucks and Jeep would continue with only SUVs.

Features

The signature feature that Jeep continued to improve on was its 4x4 capabilities. The Comanche also sported Jeeps new "Quadra-Link" suspension with coil springs and upper and lower control arms. The improved suspension provided a more comfortable ride and improved axle articulation during off-road trips.

Evolution

The first truck that Jeep released was the Willys Jeep Truck that hit the market in 1946. It was a full size, iconic truck. In the 60s and 70s Jeep also offered the Gladiator. The Honcho ran through the late 80s. In 1956 Jeep all put out a midsize pickup, the Forward Control, followed by the CJ-10 and then the Comanche. In fact, the Jeep Comanche was the last truck offered by Jeep. This compact pickup truck had two doors and was available with rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. Its body, styling, engineering, and drivetrain were based on the Cherokee XJ, and this model was produced from 1985 to 1992. After the Comanche, Jeep decided to stick to what it does best - produce rugged, off-road Jeep vehicles.