VIDEO : [Wayalife’s] Brand New Jeep Gladiator – Close Up Look & First Impressions | Wayalife

Posted 7/22/2019 on Wayalife.com Forum by Admin User wayoflife

ONE… OH… NINE!!! That’s how long it took for use to finally get our brand new 2020 Jeep JT Gladiator Rubicon – a ridiculous 109 DAYS! And the craziest part about the whole thing is – this isn’t even the Gladiator we ordered! But, I digress. The important thing is, we now have the unicorn in our possession – the mythical Jeep truck that we thought would never be made and waited almost 30 years to finally get. Today, it stands as the newest member of the WAYALIFE family and we’re super excited to have it! In this short video, you’ll get to see it up close and personal and you’ll even get to hear a few of our first impressions of it. We hope you enjoy.

Train Wreck Destroys Dozens Of New Jeeps | Off Road Xtreme

Published on 7/12/2019 on Off Road Xtreme by Jake Headlee

On Wednesday, July 9, 2019, a Union Pacific Railroad freight train suffered a 33-car derailment. The train cars were loaded with brand new Jeep Gladiators and Wranglers as well as Silverados and Sierras.

The wreck happened about 30 miles from the Nevada-Utah border, near Caliente, Nevada. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee confirmed the crash just after 9 am. Lee told Fox News it was the most spectacular crash he had ever seen. Lincoln County Sheriff Department‘s Facebook shared photos of the accident.

Reportedly, the train was also hauling two train cars with hazardous waste onboard. Thankfully, the hazmat tanker was not in the derailed section, though it was only 2 cars away.

 

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Jeepspeed Racers Earned Every Mile At Silver State 300

Caliente, NV

The Best in the Desert series Silver State 300 takes in some incredible country around Caliente, Nevada. Expansive valleys, many with dry lake beds, give way to mountain ranges with striking rock formations. The abundance of water in some areas, allows lush vegetation that is in stark contrast to the desert like conditions found in the low lying areas. The terrain creates many unique challenges that range from silt beds to pine tree forests. The mountains are tight and twisty while the valleys are fast and smooth. There are several water crossings thrown in just to add one more element to the challenge. It’s extremely demanding, and at the same time fun, and rewarding. The course created a unique situation where racers in every class in the General Tire Jeepspeed Series, presented by KMC Wheels were dicing in the lead pack; each trying just to make it to the finish.

The first Jeepspeed racer to emerge from the fray was the 4700 Jeepspeed Trophy of Billy Bunch/Jessie Archer. You would assume that their purpose built race truck would easily dispose of the more factory based trucks in 3700, 2700, and 1700, but they had some trouble on the trail. “The truck was a lot of fun through forest roads,” said Jesse Archer, “After we got through Caliente, we were on the class 4400 leader’s tail. I got impatient following them up the washes, and went for a pass. I got the pass, and tried to get away hard; it was not a good move. I took an inside line in a 90 degree corner that had a huge rock sitting there. That rock ended our streak of 14 races with no flats. We got passed by 6 cars while changing the tire. Off we went; charging hard to get back by everyone that just passed us. By Pit 4, we got the spots back, and started working through the pack again. The later this race goes, the harder it is to pass. As we went through the forest area, and started coming down the backside, we decided to give ourselves a pucker moment. Coming over a blind rise at 70 mph, we were going straight, but the track went left with a cliff. All I could do was to throw the truck sideways, smash the skinny pedal, and hold on. We hung the rear tires on Ryan’s side off the cliff as we did a rail slide on the side of the mountain. From there on out we took a more conservative pace as day turned to night. We still have some work to do on both the driver and truck, but we’re getting there. It was a great weekend out there with Team Bunch. Thank you as always to Billy Bunch for this opportunity. Thank you to my Co Dog Ryan Moore. He made a lot of great calls this race. Thank you to my son Jared for fueling us up. Thanks to Craig Johnson, and Terri Croan for the help and support. Finally, Thank you to my wife for tolerating all the time and energy racing takes. Congratulations to all the other class winners.”

2019 SILVER STATE 300 - BILLY BUNCH

The next Jeepspeed racer to cross the line was Jeepspeed Outlaw class driver Robert Thomasson. Thomasson had a relatively uneventful race, but didn’t come through unscathed. “We started 2nd off the line and had the leader in our sites by pit 1,” says Rob. “They stopped to pit, so we took the lead. We really didn’t see anyone all day, and had no flats or other problems. We tangled with a driver in another class, and did some damage to our fiberglass up front. Right before pit 4 we were the first Jeepspeed on the road, but then Bunch passed us in the pits. We got out and were on his tail for a while. We brought it home clean from there. We really had our ducks in a row. It’s beautiful country; one of my favorite races. It’s not like your standard desert race.”

2019 SILVER STATE 300 - ROBERT THOMASSON

Jeepspeed Cup racer Skyler Gambrell was looking forward to opening up his new Jeep JK on the fast sections of the course. “After a solid debut at the Mint, and with some serious shock package changes, I was excited to finally be able to stretch the JK’s legs,” says Gambrell. “My normal co-dog was down racing NORRA in Baja, so I got Ian Massey to come along and ride shotgun. Mike Shetler offered up pit support as well, so huge thanks go out to him and his crew. I couldn’t have done the race without them! I passed a few cars before pit 1, and settled in a fast pace through the trees headed to pit 2. We cleared the pits, and were a few mins away from 3707. Suebert was behind me by about 4 minutes or so. I had a nice time cushion so I kept pressing on to our first scheduled fuel stop at Caliente. Shetler’s crew fueled me, and gave the car a quick once over before we took off. While pushing hard through the big sandy turns at race mile 110, I sanded a serpentine belt off the car. The belt shrapnel hurt the power steering pump seal, so I drove about 40 miles with no power steering. At pit 4 we had no spare parts, and the pit closing time was upon us, so we had to throw in the towel and accept the DNF. It was a strong showing for only the 2nd race on the truck. I’m looking forward to more improvements, and more speed out of the car!”

2019 SILVER STATE 300 - SKYLER GAMRELL

The Jeepspeed Challenge class had 6 competitors vying for the win. Defending champion Rob Seubert is just plain hard to beat, but the race course didn’t care. He came out on top, but it wasn’t easy. “The silver state 300 is my favorite race of the year, it’s a great Jeepspeed course,” says Seubert. “I didn’t have my normal co-pilot Dustin with me as he is in Alaska working the fishing season. Thanks to my brother-in-law Nick who stepped in for him. We drew the second starting position behind 1712. We closed the gap, but the dust was awful and we weren’t close enough to push a pass. We had to follow for a ways. We were just not able to get any closer than about 100 yards. After a few miles, there was a breeze that allowed us to close the gap. Then the course made a turn and dust consumed us instantly. Going too fast, and not being able to see, we launched over the berm, and flew out into the bushes. It was a wild ride for about 50 yards, but I got it stopped without hitting anything. The landing from the jump was surprisingly soft.”

2019 SILVER STATE 300 - ROB SUEBERT

“With the GPS zoomed in, Nick got me back on course. It was still thick with dust, we could not see much at all. It put a good scare in me; nearly throwing our race away in the first miles. We eventually got around 1712. I was a little cautious given that the race was 300 miles long, we were sitting in first, and first place in points, but I thought we were holding a pace that wouldn’t let anyone gain time on us. I was wrong though, Jimmy Perry caught us in the really cool tree section. He picked up the two minutes we had on him from the start, so I moved over and let him go. Admittedly, I was a little bummed to get caught, but knew it was a long race with some silt coming. Within a half mile of him going by, we caught him. His Left front wheel looked very unhappy, something was clearly broken. Somewhere around pit 4, we hit a cross ditch pretty hard, and the steering wheel was in a different position. It did it again just before pit 6 so we had our crew check things out while we fueled. They advised us that the pitman arm looked a little sloppy. The Jeep still felt plenty tight, but I took it even a bit more conservatively from there; particularly in the ditch spots. We made it to the finish without getting out of the car; it was a very good run for us. We hit 96 mph on the long gravel road. We had it to the floor the entire way trying to match the 100 mph mark we hit at the Mint, but we must have had a tail wind there.”

Second place in Jeepspeed Challenge was earned by Mike Bosley from Westminster, MD. Mike is a great addition to the Jeepspeed series and epitomizes the never give up attitude of his fellow competitors. He keeps his borrowed Jeep Cherokee in a storage garage outside Las Vegas. After every race he looks over the Jeep and makes a list of the parts he might need for the next race. He flies out a couple days before the race, preps his truck in a vacant lot, and heads to the course. Jeepspeed is perfect for Mike because he’s always been a Jeep Cherokee guy. “I bought my first Cherokee when I was 17 years old,” says Bosley. “I lifted it and loved to take it offroad. I got into rock crawling and first went to King of the Hammers in 2008. At one of the KOH races I saw a Jeepspeed on the lakebed and figured I could do this. There is nothing like desert racing in Maryland. We have a local off road series but there is no way you could hold a 300 mile race like the Silver State. I try not to be too hard on the Jeep. We started 5th and let 6th place go by; I knew it was going to be a long day. I was driving with my Son Jordan; Eric Stallknecht, and Austin Hernan were our other driving team. They would pit us when we were in the car, and then we would fuel them while they were driving. At pit 6 we beat them to the pits by a half hour. We don’t have very good radios so we only have a mile range or so. We helped pit Seubert while we waited for them. He was 45 minutes ahead of us so we knew it would be hard to catch them. Seubert is a machine and his Jeep is dialed in. We pulled in the reins a little and ran trouble free to the finish. Our goal was to finish, getting on the podium was a bonus. We have finished all our previous races and now we are on the podium. It makes us appreciate it so much more.”

2019 SILVER STATE 300 - MIKE BOSLEY

Helmut Schwarz finished on the podium in 3rd, and Mark Kammerlohr was close behind in 4th. Jeff Garzik, and Jimmy Perry had problems and were unable to finish. Grassroots racers like Mike Bosley can go racing because Jeepspeed racers get the normal prize money offered, plus contingency awards. Tuff Stuff 4X4 gives offroad accessory products to the winners of each class at each race. NEO Synthetic Oil supplies a case of oil for a win with their decal in place, and Action Sports Canopies will gives a canopy for the overall Jeepspeed champions at the end of the season. The support for the Jeepspeed series by sponsors General TireKMC WheelsCurrie EnterprisesAction Sports CanopiesSouthwest Boulder & StoneGG LightingJasper Racing EnginesNEO Synthetic OilRugged RadiosTuff Stuff 4X4Rock Krawler SuspensionKing Shocks, and T&J Performance helps to make the series very affordable, and contributes to the excellent quality and performance of the vehicles.

2019 SILVER STATE 300 - HELMUT SCHWARZ

The Jeepspeed series has very simple rules that allow you to build your own vehicle if you choose, and has 4, progressively more modified classes available. Jeepspeed now has a class for any desert race vehicle that is recognizable as a Jeep or Dodge. Mike Bosley has shown that anyone can be competitive on a shoestring budget. When you want to go faster, it’s easy to make changes to your existing race truck and move up into faster classes as you go. Jeepspeed is the best series for the average racer as the costs are reasonable, the sponsor support is very strong, and the fun level is off the charts. Think you would like to give Jeepspeed racing a try? For information about the Jeepspeed racing series go to www.jeepspeed.com. There you will find additional info, deals on some attractively priced race Jeeps for sale, Jeepspeed news, rules, forums, race results, videos and much more. Go to the Jeepspeed forum and you can read in-depth race reports from many of the Jeepspeed teams. The next race will be at the longest offroad race in the United States; Vegas to Reno (V2R), August 14-17 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you show up as a competitor, or as a fan, you won’t want to miss it.

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FIRST DRIVE: 2020 JEEP GLADIATOR – A TRUCK IN JEEP’S CLOTHING | Four Wheeler

Four WheelerPublished on 4/23/2019 on FourWheeler Network by Sean Holman

It seems like the four-wheel-drive world has been waiting for a Jeep pickup ever since the XJ Cherokee–based MJ Comanche ceased production in 1992. Over the ensuing decades, visions of what a modern Willys pickup, J-truck, or even Scrambler could be danced through our collective heads. Jeep came close a few times but never pulled the trigger, only teasing us with what-could-be concepts, like the show-stopping ’05 Jeep Gladiator, the nostalgic ’10 Jeep NuKiser 715, the half-hearted ’11 JK-8 Independence, the awe-inspiring ’11 Mighty FC, the vintage ’11 J-12, and the attention-getting ’16 Red Rock Responder.

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Other mid-size trucks seem dull in comparison.

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Hello, as soon as you step into the All-New 2020 Jeep® Gladiator, you’ll find its intelligence impossible to miss. This truck puts technology front and center with the available Largest-in-Class1 8.4″ touchscreen radio — an innovative hub offering navigation, Apple CarPlay™2 support, Android Auto™3 integration and more.

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The perfect playlist goes beyond the drive. That’s why the Jeep® Gladiator features an available industry-exclusive removable Bluetooth® wireless speaker. It automatically charges while stored behind the rear-passenger seatback, so you can keep the tunes going when you leave the truck.

Gladiator takes safety and security to the next level with over 80 standard and available features including: standard ParkView® Rear Back Up Camera4, available Adaptive Cruise Control with Full Stop5 and available automatic emergency braking6. How would you equip yours?

All-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator Begins Shipping to U.S. Dealers

April 12, 2019 , Toledo, Ohio

The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever – began shipping to U.S. dealers from its home at the FCA US Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex on Friday, April 12, 2019. The Company invested $273 million to retool and modernize the plant for Gladiator production, and added 329 full-time positions to support the build. Revealed in November 2018, the Gladiator is built on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

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The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator – the most capable midsize truck ever – began shipping to U.S. dealers from its home at the FCA US Toledo (Ohio) Assembly Complex on Friday, April 12, 2019. The Company invested $273 million to retool and modernize the plant for Gladiator production, and added 329 full-time positions to support the build. Revealed in November 2018, the Gladiator is built on a rich heritage of tough, dependable Jeep trucks with an unmatched combination of rugged utility, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, clever functionality and versatility, best-in-class towing and 4×4 payload, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, superior on- and off-road dynamics and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

 

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Jeep’s latest Moab concepts: Gladiator in multiple flavors | Automotive News

Automotive NewsPublished on 4/09/2019 on Automotive News by Vince Bond Jr.

DETROIT — The mad scientists at Jeep are at it again.

The brand is introducing its latest concept vehicles ahead of the Moab Easter Jeep Safari that begins Saturday. The event draws thousands of off-road enthusiasts. The automaker has used the event to glean insights from off-roaders and give its employees a unique perspective that aids them when creating and engineering Jeeps.

Jeep has been showcasing conceptual models at the event for about 16 years. This year, the Gladiator, Jeep’s first pickup in decades, will be the star guest.

When Mark Allen, head of Jeep design, goes to Moab, he sometimes takes around 20 people with him who work in various areas of Jeep design. Lessons learned during these experiences have left an imprint on the brand.

 

The truck that climbs above the rest

Hello, Jeep® 4×4 capability is a legend in its own right. And now, it’s made the All-New 2020 Jeep Gladiator the most off-road-capable mid-size pickup ever.1 Featuring standard skid plates, 4-wheel drive and heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear axles, this truck has earned its Trail Rated® badge.

Off-road enhancements like an available segment-exclusive2 electronic disconnecting front sway bar, front and rear locking differentials, FOX shocks and more help Jeep® Gladiator Rubicon® rise above the pack. And, with available 33” off-road tires and red front and rear tow hooks, this bold truck grabs as much attention on the town as it does on the trail.

Exclusive to the segment, the available forward-facing TrailCam3 helps you navigate trails by providing a clear view of boulders, logs and other obstacles that get in your way. And, since the best trails naturally kick up some dirt and mud, it features a washer nozzle to keep the lens clean.

2019 Moab Easter Jeep Safari Concept Vehicles – CHECK THEM OUT! | Wayalife

WayalifePosted on 4/08/2019 on Wayalife.com Forum by Admin User wayoflife

You know it’s almost time for the Moab Easter Jeep Safari when Jeep releases photos of all their badass concept rigs! For 2019, they’ll be bringing out 6 Jeeps and as if it’s any surprise, all of them are pick-up trucks! Check them out and let us know, which one is your favorite! 

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2019 Moab Easter Jeep® Safari Vehicle Sneak Peek

Promotional Images of Jeep Concepts to debut at Easter Jeep Safari 2019

April 2, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Moab Easter Jeep® Safari Vehicle Sneak Peek:  The Jeep and Mopar brands have created several concept vehicles for the annual Easter Jeep Safari. These images hint at two of the new concept vehicles that will head to Moab, April 13-21. Look for more information and images soon.

 

Moab EJS Vehicle Sneak Peek: The Jeep® and Mopar brands have created several concept vehicles for the annual Easter Jeep Safari. These images hint at two of the new concept vehicles that will head to Moab April 13-21.
Moab EJS Vehicle Sneak Peek: The Jeep® and Mopar brands have created several concept vehicles for the annual Easter Jeep Safari. These images hint at two of the new concept vehicles that will head to Moab April 13-21.

The Jeep Gladiator Off-Road Review, Pricing, and Fuel Economy

Published 3/29/2019 on Expedition Portal by Chris Cordes

Since the official unveiling of the Gladiator last November, we have been discussing comparisons, weighing opinions, and feverishly waiting to get behind the wheel of the latest Jeep truck to see how it would stack up against the Colorado, Ranger, Tacoma, and Frontier. That opportunity finally arrived earlier this week when we set out on a rainy Northern California day to put it through its paces on bumpy highways, winding back roads, rocky trails, and muddy two tracks. In many ways, these tests confirmed our hopes that this was the ultra-capable mid-size truck we’ve been dreaming of, yet it also revealed some shortcomings we hadn’t expected, and that leaves room to question whether or not it will be crowned king of the segment. Jeep may have named this truck Gladiator to pay homage to its forebears, but it’s going to earn the title in a fight for the mid-size market.

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Jeep® Renegade. Loaded with Newness.
The 2019 Renegade is ready to make an entrance. It has been refreshed with a bold new style, new technology, an available new LED lighting group and an available all-new, efficient 1.3L direct injection turbocharged engine.

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Jeep® Gladiator enters the race.
The famed King of the Hammers off-road race recently kicked off in the California Desert. While Jeep Gladiator isn’t at dealers yet, it was more than ready to take on the race’s Every Man Challenge. The demanding 124-mile course was a great way to put it to the test…and it passed with flying gravel.

Save the Date Meant for Adventure.
Jeep 4×4 Day is around the corner. Happening every year on 4/4, it’s the perfect time to feel the fresh air and welcome the warmer temps. However you adventure — off the beaten path or to the beat of your favorite tunes — make a day of it. Then share the thrills on social media using #Jeep4x4Day.

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Awards don’t make you. They pay respect. They recognize and reward your highest achievements. Jeep® Wrangler was named the 2019 MotorTrend SUV of the Year®. It was named the 2019 Four Wheeler SUV of the Year. And it received the award for Best Resale Value among Compact SUVs by J.D. Power. No, these awards don’t make Wrangler. But they make us proud.

 

 

This truck was built for bigger adventures.

3/27/2019

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Jake, the All-New 2020 Jeep® Gladiator was engineered from the ground up to over-deliver truck capability. The result? Best-in-Class1 towing of 7,650 lbs and Best-in-Class1 payload of 1,600 lbs. So when adventure calls, you’ll be more than ready to haul your boat, ATV or camper along.

The 5′ steel box features an easy-raise, three-position tailgate that extends the cargo area to 6’6” when folded down. Inside, the available Trail Rail™ Cargo Management System, LED lighting and a 115V/400W weatherproof power outlet amp up your ability to take the fun with you.

 

Under the rear seat, you’ll find available removable, lockable bins designed to help keep your gear secure and organized. Behind the locking rear seat, there’s another bin and cargo nets for additional storage.

 

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The All-New 2020 Jeep Gladiator. Prepare to be blown away.

3/21/2019

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Hello, thank you for requesting information about the All-New 2020 Jeep®Gladiator. Here begins a journey no other mid-size pickup truck can provide — and the removable top, windshield and doors are just your first exhilarating step. Get closer to adventure. Climb above the rest. Haul more fun. And do it all with impressive intelligence. Discover how Gladiator is unlike anything else.

As the only open-air pickup truck on the market1, Gladiator sets a sky-high standard. Both the zipperless Sunrider® soft top and three-piece Freedom Top® make exploring the upper limits of adventure a breeze.

 

No other truck gets you as close to nature as Gladiator can. All four doors can easily be removed with the included toolkit. Want to feel even more open-air freedom? Fold down the windshield to truly become one with nature.

 

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