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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 (1025)

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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Prepping a Vintage CJ for Cold-Weather Freeway Driving

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Our Favorite Off-Road Tires of All Time: Staff Picks

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Wrangler Rollover at Sand Hollow, Utah

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Cool Truck Zoom Backgrounds: Jeeps, Off-Road Action, and More!

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The Hazel Ramcharger Rebuild

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Our Favorite Engine of all Time: Four Wheeler Network Staff Picks

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You Can Buy General Patton’s WWII Command Car!

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What to Pack for Ultimate Adventure

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How to Build an XJ Cherokee T-Case Skidplate

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The Best Off-Road Locker and Limited Slip: Four Wheeler Network Staff Picks

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New or Old, the Best HD 4x4: Four Wheeler Network Staff’s Picks

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Best 4x2 or 4x4 Prerunner Package: Four Wheeler Network Staff’s Picks

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Best 4x4 Pickup Trucks New vs Old: Four Wheeler Network Staff Picks

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Best Off Road Vehicles: Four Wheeler Network Staff’s Picks

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How to Put a Manual Transmission behind a Cadillac V-8

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A Willys Pickup, SWAG Press Brake, and YouTube Studio in this Social Distance Shop Shelter

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My Vehicles

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

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