The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Features Unrivaled Off-Road Capability

When you think of what the Jeep Wrangler is, the first thing that comes to mind is the off-road capability.  Pictures of the Wrangler conquering the rocky and uneven terrain is exactly the image that Jeep has carefully cultivated.  There is a reason for that, and that is because the Jeep Wrangler has always been focused on its off-road capability as evident by the 4×4 capability of the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The 4×4 power of the 2018 Wrangler is in the Command-Trac and Rock-Trac 4×4 systems.  Here’s a breakdown of each.

The Command-Trac 4×4 system is a shift-on-the-fly 4×4 system that features a 2.72:1 low range for rock crawling and neutral for available flat towing.  The speeds allowed while it is engaged is up to 55 mph.

The Rock-Trac 4×4 system, available standard on the Wrangler Rubicon models.  It features superior off-road performance, more control, and more torque.

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How a Jeep Paint Color Helped Protect Soldiers in WW2

The history of the Jeep is a vast and interesting one.  A vehicle doesn’t exist in one form or another for over 75 years and not build up some interesting facts and stories along the way.  This latest one comes from Jalopnik about how a paint job the Jeep had during the war was there to help protect soldiers.

The Jeep of WW2 typically featured a star known as the “invasion star.”  It was on the roof of the old Jeeps and in some cases, the star would be surrounded by brown paint.  It turns out that the brown paint was not a stylistic choice, but one made in hope of protecting the soldiers from chemical attacks.

“The paint’s purpose was to protect against chemical weapons attacks.  It’s called “M5 liquid vesicant detector paint””

The paint worked as a warning for the soldiers in the Jeep.  If the paint went from brown to red, that meant the soldiers were in danger of a chemical attack.  It was placed on the roof of the Jeep to be easily observed.

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Jeep Brand Wins Big at MudFeast!

Jeep won big up at the 24th annual “Mudfest”.

Between the two, Jeep and Ram trucks won three of the six vehicle categories with the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler taking home top honors, being voted “Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year” by automotive journalist members of NWAPA.

“Jeep has taken the Wrangler to a new level, adding safety, technology and on-road refinement to its unparalleled off-road prowess. NWAPA members were impressed by the Wrangler’s performance both on and off the road,” said John Vincent, President of NWAPA. “The 2019 Ram 1500 once again raises the bar for full-size pickup comfort and refinement. It features a cabin that rivals luxury cars, and capability to do any work that it is asked.”

In addition to taking overall top honors, the 2018 Jeep Wrangler was also named the winner of the Compact and Mid-size Utility class and the Extreme Capability class.

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