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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 (862)
Second Report: Long-Term 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

Second Report: Long-Term 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

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Long-Term Report 4: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR

Long-Term Report 4: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR

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MagnaFlow Has the Answer to California’s Smog Problem

MagnaFlow Has the Answer to California’s Smog Problem

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Old vs. New, Dumb vs. Smart

Old vs. New, Dumb vs. Smart

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Long-Term Report 3: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR

Long-Term Report 3: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR

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All Things in Moderation

All Things in Moderation

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Buy American, Even If Only in Moderation

Buy American, Even If Only in Moderation

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Front Engine Accessories for Any LS Engine Made Easy

Front Engine Accessories for Any LS Engine Made Easy

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2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle’s CJ-6 Tubs Meet Modified JK Unlimited Frame

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle’s CJ-6 Tubs Meet Modified JK Unlimited Frame

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The “Back in My Day” Automotive Editorial Rant

The “Back in My Day” Automotive Editorial Rant

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Big LED Lighting From a Little Package

Big LED Lighting From a Little Package

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Ultimate Adventure 2017 Dirty Dozen

Ultimate Adventure 2017 Dirty Dozen

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Fixing Sheetmetal and Rolling On Durabak Poly Bedliner for an Old Toyota Tacoma at Home

Fixing Sheetmetal and Rolling On Durabak Poly Bedliner for an Old Toyota Tacoma at Home

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2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Skyjacker Suspension & Frame Buildup

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Skyjacker Suspension & Frame Buildup

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Long Term Report 2: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR

Long Term Report 2: 2016 Range Rover Sport SVR

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No-Compromise Go-Fast, Do-All Suspension for a Heavy-Hauling Ford Super Duty

No-Compromise Go-Fast, Do-All Suspension for a Heavy-Hauling Ford Super Duty

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4-Wheel & Off-Road Introduces the Average Adventure

4-Wheel & Off-Road Introduces the Average Adventure

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Installling Eibach’s New Pro Truck Struts and Shocks on Toyota Tacoma

Installling Eibach’s New Pro Truck Struts and Shocks on Toyota Tacoma

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Overvanning vs. Prevanning

Overvanning vs. Prevanning

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2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Unveiled

2017 Ultimate Adventure Vehicle Unveiled

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My Vehicles

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

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