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Christian Hazel

Christian Hazel

Editor, Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road

About Me

Christian Hazel is Editor In Chief of Jp Magazine, the world's largest and oldest Jeep-only publication. He's a life-long gearhead whose interest in anything mechanical or automotive took hold when he was just a little brat and hasgrown in interest and scope ever since. His career as an automotive journalist began in the late 1990s when he joined the staff of Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine, eventually becoming Technical Editor before transitioning over as Technical Editor and then Editor In Chief of Jp magazine. He has written for numerous Source Interlink Media titles including Four Wheeler, Diesel Power, 4x4 Garage, and others as well as contributing to SEMA newsletters and serving as industry and marketing consultant to various OE and aftermarket manufacturers. His body of written work is as vast and varied as his list of project vehicles, with editorial stories ranging from full throwdown shootouts, new product and vehicle reviews, entertainment pieces, competition articles and videos, and in-depth technical reviews, installations, and how-to stories. You're more likely to find Christian behind the wheel of a vintage Willys, Kaiser, or AMC-era Jeep than a brand-new, shiny modern model. For Christian, form follows function, patina trumps paint, and Jeep is more a lifestyle than a brand name.
Articles Christian Contributed To (1041)

RockJock 4x4 vs Currie Enterprises: What’s the Difference?

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Classic Early Ford Bronco Survivor Auction at Barrett-Jackson

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Benchmade’s Newest Fixed Blade Tactical Survival Overlanding Knife

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Jeepsake: Jeep Family Heirloom

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BFGoodrich Tires Reaches Huge 150-Year Anniversary Milestone

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Flatfender vs. CJ vs. Wrangler

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What the Four Wheeler and Truck Trend Network Staff Drove in High School

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Is your 4x4 destined to be a family heirloom?

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The Best Breaks, Stucks, and Mechanical Mishaps of the FWN and TTN Staff

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Best Tires for Driving in Sand

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1995 Jeep Wrangler Lift, Tires, Axles, and Interior Upgrades

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Big News: Warn upgrades the classic 8274 winch from 8,000 to 10,000 pounds

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Staff’s Scary Moments While Off-Roading

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How to Build a Custom Rollcage with Seating for Eight

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10 Uncommonly Common Off-Road Engines

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Our Favorite Magazine Project Builds: Four Wheeler Network Staff Picks

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Modernizing a Classic Fullsize Jeep’s Drivetrain, Axles, and Interior

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Best Used Winch Values for Your Jeep

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How to Minimize Fullsize Jeep Rattles for Under $100

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Buying New 4x4 Projects - Just Go Do It

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  • 1972 Jeep J4000 1972 Jeep J4000
  • 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief 1978 Jeep Cherokee Chief

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