Friday, November 4, 2011

Rubicon named "4x4 of the Year"

2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon named "4x4 of the Year" by Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine

Jeep Wrangler earns prestigious award from leading off-road enthusiast publication

"4x4 of the Year" award is Wrangler's third award in last week

Jeep Wrangler boasts dramatically improved on-road performance and even more off-road prowess for 2012

New 3.6-liter V-6 engine improves fuel efficiency up to 21 miles per gallon, with 285 horsepower (40 percent improvement) and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (10 percent improvement)

Wrangler powertrain now includes new five-speed automatic transmission – shared with Jeep Grand Cherokee – for refined shifting and greater performance

The off-roading experts at Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road magazine have awarded the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon their top honor: "4x4 of the Year." Powering the legendary Wrangler to the title was its new Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine that transforms the Wrangler's driving experience on-road, while giving the most-capable production off-road vehicle in the world even more off-road mastery.

"The 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the most competent 4x4 ever produced," said Rick Pewe, editor-in-chief of Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road. "The Rubicon gives you complete confidence in its terrain tackling abilities. It allows you to take the trail less traveled without worrying about the journey. And it does so while leaving a smile on your face. This is one fun ride."

Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road's "4x4 of the Year" competition included a thousand miles of trails, where editors evaluated suspensions, drivetrains, transfer case functionality, and off-road performance – on sand, mud, dirt and rock – as well as styling and value. They tested everything from how well a vehicle climbs up a rock to how fast it can drive across the desert, and every scenario in between.

"No one puts a vehicle to the test more thoroughly than the editors of Petersen's 4-Wheel & Off-Road, so Jeep is especially proud to win this prestigious award," said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Jeep Wrangler Rubicon has long been the most capable vehicle on the planet. With a completely new powertrain for 2012, it has reset the capability benchmark, while simultaneously offering consumers more fuel efficiency, horsepower, and on-road performance in every-day driving."

This latest honor from Petersen's 4-Wheel and Off-Road magazine is the third award for the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler in the last week. Last week, the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) named Jeep Wrangler Unlimited the "Mid-Size SUV of Texas," while a panel of journalists and professional athletes awarded it the "Best Off-Road Value" in the 2012 Active Lifestyle Vehicle of the Year competition.

The 2012 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler – the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler Group's 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine – winner of the prestigious Ward's 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 (353 Nm) lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared to the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.

Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, the Jeep Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company's first application of a manual transmission to the Pentastar V-6.

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body color hard top for the popular Sahara and Rubicon models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated, power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.

Jeep Brand
Built on 70 years of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic SUV brand with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

The Jeep vehicle lineup includes Compass, Grand Cherokee, Liberty, Patriot, Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited. To meet consumer demand around the world, all six Jeep models are sold outside North America – and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

SOURCE Chrysler Group LLC

Thursday, July 7, 2011

GET JeepN 4x4 Club Ride

Big Bear (Cactus Flats)

We had two great runs on Saturday, June 11, 2011. The Black Diamond Trail went down Horse Thief Canyon. There were 15 Jeeps on the run and everyone enjoyed the challenge of the trail along with the commentary given by Critter, their trail guide. The other group of 16 went to Tip-Top Mountain. The ride was not as rough as the black diamond trail but the view was spectacular from the top. There were no mishaps on the Trails (small scratches don't count), weather was great, the company was even better, you couldn't ask for a better day!

For those of you who took pictures don't forget to send them to us so everyone can enjoy them. It was a great way to spend a Saturday and we are looking forward to our next adventure on October 1, 2011.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Join Us On Get Jeepn's Next Adventure

Big Bear: Cactus Flats Staging Area: June 11, 2011:

Our Big Bear run on June 11th is coming fast. We will be meeting at the Cactus Flats staging area(34.297785,-116.795654) at 9am. Click here to view 2 maps to help you find our meeting place. If you are coming from Lucern Valley turn right on National Forest Road 3n03 go about a mile and a half and turn right on Cactus Road and continue on Cactus Road to the staging area, about 1500 feet. We will be running 2 different trails 1 easy and 1 difficult. You can pick which trail ride to go on but I strongly recommend Rubicons or at least limited slip differentials and 2 inch lift kits for the difficult ride.

If you are not sure which one to choose, you can call me or we can discuss it the day of the ride. Both will be fun and about the same length of time. We will be serving lunch after the ride but remember to bring snacks and drinks that you will need during the ride. There are no tables or seating available at Cactus Flats so bring your own chairs, we will bring some tables. Our trail guides are going to start at 10am sharp so try not to be late or you will be helping prepare for lunch instead of having fun on the trail. Please RSVP if you are going to join us so that I can have enough food for everyone. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call or email me. See you in Big Bear.

To sign up or receive more information, please click here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Jeeping the Hungry Valley

Our first GET JeepN Club ride at the Hungry Valley Trail was a huge success! We had a great turnout with 28 rigs and 70 people in attendance. It was a trouble free day with 2 small exceptions. Eric from 4 Wheel Parts had a front end problem and Scott had a little body damage occur when he was getting through the rock garden. Jose and Eric from 4 Wheel Parts made sure everyone got a raffle prize, so nobody went home empty handed. They also concluded a seminar on proper wrenching techniques. It was a great way to spend a Saturday and we are looking forward to our next adventure on June 11th.

We want to thank everyone that joined us. We had a blast meeting and getting to know our club members.

For more information about our GetJeepN Club or to become a member, click here.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Our First Ride!

We can't wait for our first GET JeepN Club ride this Saturday, March 5th!

We will be jeeping over the best parts of the Hungry Valley HOV Area.

As part of our event, we will be enjoying a bbq lunch in the afternoon. We recommend bringing your own drinks and snacks to eat during the day.
To sign up or receive more information, please click here. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Our First Club Meeting

Our first club meeting was held at the Dealership on January 12th, 2011. We were excited to have over fifty people in attendance.
We had gourmet pizza and sodas to feast on, and everyone got a bag of goodies. Jay and Gayle Gladinus were our lucky raffle winners and walked away with a Mopar winch accessory kit worth $290.00. We discussed our first off road adventure at Hungry Valley OHV area on Saturday March 5th . Jose and Bob from 4Wheel Parts offered their support to our club which includes discounts and training seminars.

Remember to get a discount from 4Wheel Parts you must be registered with them as one of our club members. Call or email Adrian Grove ( to make sure you are on the list. It was a lot of fun meeting with all of you and we are looking forward to getting dirty out on the trail. See you on the 5th!
For more information or to become a member, visit our website!