The Jeep Wrangler is among the most popular SUVs for going off-road, and the lineup will be expanding for the upcoming model year. The 2017 Wrangler Rubicon Recon will deliver even more off-road capabilities than the previous models. You can find it at Paul Sherry very soon and its increased capabilities will be matched with unique styling features.
Going Off Road with Ease
While the Jeep Wrangler already makes off-roading fun and simple, the Wrangler Rubicon Recon will take this to the next level. The front axle has been upgraded to have heavy-duty end forgings and strengthened tubes. You will also notice that the differential covers in the front and rear are heavy-duty cast and the off-road rock rails were enhanced and shortened, so this 2017 Wrangler can fit 35-inch tires.
Comments Off on PART ONE: 2012 Jeep Wrangler – Tips and Techniques for Off-Roading
One of the most popular things to do with a Jeep Wrangler, or any other kind of Jeep, is to take it off-roading! While this can be fun, there are some tips and techniques to keep in mind to stay safe.
Before going off-road
Before going off-roading, always make sure to check your vehicle over. Make sure your battery is fastened, all hoses and belts are in good condition, and that oil and fluids are full (this includes fuel!). Next, make sure that all four tires are in good condition with proper tire pressure.
When in your vehicle, make sure to put your vehicle in 4-wheel-drive when you anticipate being in, or are in, a situation that will demand the additional traction. This is especially important because it is difficult to engage 4-wheel-drive after you are stuck.
Comments Off on PART TWO: 2012 Jeep Wrangler – Tips and Techniques for Off-Roading
Here are some more tips and techniques to keep in mind when off-roading in your Jeep. It can be fun and thrilling, but different terrains require different driving techniques. Keep these tips in mind and stay safe!
One of the first things to remember when driving on hills is to go straight up or down. Make sure to never drive up or down a hill at an angle because it may cause you to slide or roll the vehicle. When approaching the base of the hill, use more power and let up on the power as you draw near the top, before reaching the top. If you find that you have stalled when driving up a hill, put your vehicle in reverse and back straight down, while remembering to not apply a lot of pressure on the brakes. Going down hills in low range and first gear will help prevent your vehicle’s [...]
Comments Off on Instructions For Removing Various Parts Of The Soft Top Of The 2012 Jeep Wrangler
Here instructions for common questions about removing various parts of the soft top of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The guides below will answer how to partially remove the soft top, how to remove the rear window, how to remove the quarter window, and how to lower the full soft top. For the first few times, having an extra set of hands might be beneficial for you, until you get the hang of it.
How do I partially remove the soft top on my 2012 Jeep Wrangler?
Unclip the sun visors and move them out of the way
Release the header latches from the loops on the windshield frame
Take the header and soft top and fold them back
Locate the straps to secure the side bows
Wrap the straps around the bows, on both sides
Reposition the sun visors
How do I remove the rear window in my 2012 Jeep Wrangler? [...]
Comments Off on How the Stock Jeep Wrangler Sport Took on Moab (Part 1)
In our Moab off-roading guidebook is an entry for the Cliffhanger Trail. Under the “Trail Difficulty” section, it reads, “Trail not suitable for most stock vehicles.” The key word there is “most,” because they clearly weren’t talking about the stock 2012 Jeep® Wrangler Sport. At the 46th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari, Jeep Blog spent a day navigating Cliffhanger, one of the toughest (but most rewarding) trails in Moab. Among several modified Jeep Wranglers in our group was the unquestioned champion of the day: a stock, manual transmission 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport. With just a few add-ons for protection from the harsh ledges (a stock Jeep Wrangler Rubicon rock rail and bumpers for testing), the entry level Jeep Wrangler performed just as capably as the rest of the group – and won some people over in the process. Jeep Brand engineer Jim Repp drove the stock 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sport all week in Moab, taking [...]