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2012 Jeep Wrangler: Economy Update for May

June 3,

After an extended long-term it was finally time to say good-bye to our Jeep Wrangler. May was its last on the books. April saw its last as far as mileage accumulation was concerned. of the past month was spent with a for sale sign in the All lifetime fuel economy are noted below.

2012 Wrangler: Edmunds’ New Car

May 29, 2013

Our 2012 Jeep Wrangler has a new one who frequent readers of this may recognize: Dan Edmunds, Director of Testing.

2012 Jeep 32,000-Mile Service

May 27, 2013

We are 8,000 miles into our of the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. means it is time for routine A visit to our local dealer, Jeep, was easier than out the oil ourselves this time, so we there.

2012 Jeep Sport: Rear Tailgate

April 25, 2013

Last I was startled by a loud and annoying pop and coming from the cargo of our 2012 Jeep Wrangler on my way to The sounds were largely to rough sections of L.A. and the occasional drainage dip near my

I’m pretty sure heard a much quieter of this sound once or before, but it didn’t scream like it did this time.

It take long to find the once I decided to have a The hinge area of the tailgate has cracks radiating out from a of exposed spot welds on the side.

2012 Jeep Sport: Fuel Economy for March

April 9, 2013

By now our Jeep Wrangler Sport’s economy has become fairly Some 31,000 miles do that to MPG data.

It’s fuel economy quite lived up to EPA estimates, but wide and sticky 285/70R17 Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires have not on-road gearing, inertia or resistance any favors for the last miles. And then there’s the lift kit and the extra aerodynamic and increased frontal area it to the party.

2012 Jeep Sport: Airing Down Staun Tire Deflators

8, 2013

Airing down the is the first order of business arrival at any rocky trailhead as those found in and around the of Moab, Utah.

But the average gauge doesn’t have a valve. The slightly nicer gauge I own has one, but it’s a button that needs to be down through the entire

In the past this made for a drawn-out ritual as I walked our 2012 Jeep Wrangler and set tire one at a time. Large tires contain more air you think, and it doesn’t drain out as fast as a compressor can shove it in. It can minutes to let out 10 to 15 psi times four.

I this trip would be Before I headed to Utah I at my local four-wheel parts for some Staun Tyre a particularly useful Australian

2012 Jeep Wrangler Off-Road in Moab in Jeep’s

April 5, 2013

The Easter Safari in Moab is a big deal. and Jeepers take over the for the week, which makes it a place for Jeep, the corporation, to in and mingle with the Jeep

Once I arrived I participated in of these Jeep-organized Jeep which means I would our 2012 Jeep Wrangler I Jeeped in some of Jeep’s

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Strong at 30,000 miles

28, 2013

It happened on the way to Moab for its visit to the Easter Jeep Our Jeep’s odometer rolled to 30,000 miles not one mile I crossed the Utah state

It’s running strong, but so far the of 75 mph freeway speed limits, elevation and a fierce headwind are not up to a new best tank in the Jeep’s mpg

2012 Jeep Wrangler Installing a Teraflex Front Bar Disconnect

March 27, 2013

Our Jeep Wrangler is the base model, which means it have the motorized front bar disconnect system found on the expensive Rubicon.

Up until now have to crawl underneath a pair of 18mm wrenches and tie wraps, spending about 5 disconnecting the bar myself before I off into nasty territory.

But companies sell an alternative that replaces the bolts and with an easily removed Teraflex makes a particularly one, and they sell it for $130.

Here’s how the installation It took about 20 minutes, photo breaks. Double you’re about to see because the process is repeated on the other of the car.

2012 Jeep I Dislike Tire Shine

March 26, 2013

It was 9:00 am I rolled into the parking lot to my friends to start our recent off-road camping trip. Our Jeep Wrangler was clean. Too

The person that drove it me took it to the car wash. It was spotless, and for I am grateful. But the thing that had my pointing and snickering was the liquid tire shine goo the car wash had onto my BFG rubber.

That’s not going to last, was the thing they said.

were right, of course. My wet BFGs did look more a little ridiculous in the face of 300 of dirt and rocks. It’s a lot putting on makeup before into a coal mine.

Or so told.

A Jeep can and should be a bit dirty. Dusty, at the very Extra points for mud, but not too

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Replacement

March 25, 2013

The windshield on our 2012 Jeep cracked long ago. we got around to replacing it. We recently had the of our long-term SLS repaired at a local AutoGlass store. It was a good And we left wondering how their service compared. This was our to find out.

2012 Wrangler Sport: Off-Road the Grand Canyon

March 21,

There’s a lot of unspoiled desert out and last weekend a small of us headed north from Arizona in three vehicles to a decent-sized swath of it. We left the just northeast of Q-site at a spot in the road called and from there we bumped our way as far as Meadville and Grand Canyon

This was expedition-style off-roading. too technical, but clearance and 4-wheel were necessary. A soft-road especially an AWD one without a lockable differential, would have a good chance of getting in any number of sandy washes and streambeds. I used low range a few

Anyone who ventures out this way be averse to superficial paint and scratches because trailside of mesquite, creosote bush and verde are common along the trails that meander the Arizona backcountry. You could say the Stripe package comes at no extra charge.

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Me Up, Will Ya?

March 19, 2013

trucks and SUVs, such as a Ram have A-pillar-mounted grab These make it a lot easier for drivers and passengers to hoist up and into a high-riding 4WD. The provides a grab handle for the but it’s mounted horizontally on the dash which isn’t as as being angled and higher up on the A

2012 Jeep Wrangler: With Inches to Spare

Jeep Wrangler: Rookie

2012 Jeep Wrangler: A of Jeep’s History

March 8,

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When I drive our 2012 Wrangler around town especially on trails) it gets a lot of Jeep owners seem to be a passionate group. Drivers in Wranglers are constantly waving, the thumbs up, or taking a closer at our modifications. Driving the Wrangler makes me much more of other Jeeps and various vehicles around me.

2012 Wrangler: Fuel Economy for February

March 5, 2013

One of the specialized vehicles in our long-term the 2012 Jeep Wrangler always get out as much as the more commuters.

Even with an 1,000 miles added to its odo in the Wrangler’s monthly fuel averages remain unchanged.

Jeep Wrangler: My Parents-In-Law One

February 27, 2013

My wife got a from her mother yesterday. she and my father-in-law bought a new car.

My was a little perplexed. She knew were thinking about one, but per tradition, they talked to me yet about what should be looking for. I steered them wrong

She knew immediately why they when she found out what it a loaded 2013 Jeep Sahara 2-Door.

2012 Wrangler: Am I In My Lane?

February 26,

When I look at our Jeep I don’t feel like massive. Next to our Jeep it seems relatively normal. in my structure at home it doesn’t gargantuan. When the Wrangler is it seems large but not too big to park, in, or navigate on normal roads.

The dynamics of the Wrangler change the moment you drive it. It’s up, difficult to see out of in traffic and has aftermarket that are wider than the Is this all an illusion or am I running curbs, fire hydrants and woodland creatures everywhere I go?

Jeep Wrangler: Rear Fail

Some time ago one of the mounts on our Wrangler’s rear broke. The fixture which the driver side headrest in the pulled free. The headrest can be removed and inserted, but the mount is no fixed to the seat. Fortunately, the side is still attached and it the headrest solidly.

2012 Wrangler: Needs Proper

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Bike Security

February 20,

Here’s one of the overlooked benefits of the Wrangler’s rear seat: security. The rear seat’s strikers all six of them offer locking points for whatever cargo (in this case a bike) you might otherwise unsecured inside the soft

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Ventilation Controls

February 14,

Ask yourself, do you want a Wrangler climate control? I don’t. is partially why I find myself the Wrangler’s simple, three-knob, ventilation controls. Simple, and functional like everything about the Wrangler.

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Wear

February 12, 2013

the fact that our Wrangler now like it hosted a campfire for nights. its interior continues to well. After its weekly yesterday, I got to looking around and that, aside from a few here and there, the only sign of wear on its interior is small deformation on the driver’s It’s relatively insignificant the indifference with which driven it to nearly 28,000

2012 Jeep Wrangler Headrest Discomfort

February 11,


I like a lot about our Wrangler. I its manliness. I like its raw talent in the I like leaving its top down at I like its unvarnished indifference to

2012 Jeep Wrangler: Its Stripes

February 5, 2013

The way a kid isn’t a ball player he’s taken a fastball to the a Wrangler isn’t a Jeep it’s cracked its windshield. Our has proven itself a Jeep times during its stay us. This growing crack spanning the length of the glass) solidifies it.

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