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John Stewart

Life with a Jeep - Hood Latch Replacement

The 2007 and newer Jeep Wrangler stock hood latches are prone to stretching which allows movement of the hood, that strange little movement known as “hood flutter”.  That is movement is noticeable when you pass a semi on a windy day and you see your hood start to lift.  An easy fix, replace the stock rubber latches with one of the numerous aftermarket latches.

I did that replacement soon after buying my 2010 JK.  At that time, polyurethane replacements for the stock rubber hood latch were the only option.  Later, more options began appearing with billet aluminum the leading material.  My polyurethane replacement latches held for seven years before southern California sun took its toll.

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Kelly Tuttle

The History of the Jeep

Today, the name Jeep has become synonymous with American patriotism, adventure, and even freedom, giving consumers the chance to get off the beaten path and explore the country as they see fit. But the Jeep brand wasn’t created overnight. It took years for this 4x4 vehicle to make it to the mainstream, earning the respect and admiration of drivers everywhere. From outdoor excursions and Jeep lift kits to everyday errands, there are so many reasons to invest in a Jeep. Learn the surprising history behind one of America’s best-selling off-road vehicles.

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John Stewart

Best of JK Wrangler Mesh Tops

Top 3 Jeep Mesh Tops for Your 2-Door JK

PAOLI, Pa. (May 9th, 2019) – In this video hosted by Ryan Huck, 3 popular Jeep Mesh Tops for 2007-2018 JK Wranglers are compared and discussed. Many Jeepers will consider a hard top or soft top to be their main source of protection from the elements. Mesh tops are great because they let you take the top down in the summer without getting too beat up by the sun.

There are a ton of choices out there and this video will help narrow down the best options!” –Ryan Huck

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John Stewart

Wrangler News | Easter Jeep Safari 2019

Top Modded Gladiator Concepts Explained + Giveaway!

PAOLI, Pa. (April 9th, 2019) – With the official release of the highly-anticipated Jeep Gladiator, this year’s Easter Jeep Safari (EJS) in Moab, Utah is all about Jeep Truck inspired concepts. In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s (XT) Jeep News, Ryan Huck brings his perspective in describing and critiquing the top-6 Gladiator concepts at EJS.

“Jeep brings some really awesome concept vehicles to EJS every year and this year was no different. Seeing what the Gladiator can be built into made me even more excited to get my hands on one!” –Ryan Huck

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John Stewart

Throttle Out | JL Hill Descent Control Tested

How Good is the JL Wrangler’s Hill Descent Control?

PAOLI, Pa. (Jan 15, 2019) – In this episode of ExtremeTerrain’s Throttle Out YouTube Series, Ryan Huck takes a 2018 JLU to Rausch Creek Off-Road Park in Pine Grove, PA to test the Hill Descent control (HDC). This new feature, available in the JL Wrangler, is only intended for low speed off-road driving. When HDC is activated in 4-low, it automatically applies the brakes while descending hills at speeds below 30 MPH.

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