Yes, it’s here. And yes, it’s all Jeep. Make no mistake—this is truly the most capable midsize truck produced in America. Those may be bold words, but as far as 4x4s go, only the Gladiator offers front and rear locking diffs and 4:1 transfer case gearing options, as well as the option to become a full convertible by removing the doors and windshield. With a top tow rating of 7,650 pounds for non-Rubicon models (and 7,000 pounds for a Rubi), the corresponding 1,600-pound payload is the sweet spot of the market. Naysayers may chant nasty epithets about who needs such a truck, considering that the Tacoma, Ranger, and Colorado dominate the segment. There is nothing smaller than a Ram 1500 in the FCA stable, until now. And it’s true: If you need to tow more than 7,650 pounds on a daily basis, you should be getting into a Ram and towing to your heart’s delight. However, you won’t be wheeling as well as the Gladiator or be on the same trails with your full-size behemoth, ripping off front valances and dragging rockers and bumpers through the rocks and slop.
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Ocean City Jeep Week
Good vibes, high tides, and Jeep rides on the beach
M.O.R.E. Jeep Dead Pedal
A dead pedal doesn’t move, but it does function, and it can help your off-road driving
Soft Top Step-Up
An upgraded soft top brought this Jeep Wrangler back to life
Typical car owners trade in their vehicle for a newer model, but Brody Zink is not typical.
Limitless Four Door Wrangler
This LS-powered, rockcrawling JK started its second life as a salvage
Final Report : Cooper Discoverer STT Pro Test
A little over a year ago, we began our long-term test of a set of Cooper Discoverer STT Pro mud-terrain tires.
Toledo Jeep Fest 2019
Thousands of Jeeps take over Toledo
Skyjacker Hikes Up The Jeep JL
Skyjacker’s 3.5- to 4-inch Suspension Lift System gives the Jeep Wrangler JL longer and stronger legs
The first real drive
This ’84 Jeep CJ-8 was built for fun on the trail
6OTH ANNIVERSARY OF FOUR WHEELER MAGAZINE
SIX DECADES OF COVERING NEW VEHICLES, HOW-TO'S, ROAD TESTS, EVENTS, AND THE OFF-ROAD CULTURE
REDUCE THE NOISE
How to quiet your Wrangler JL interior
Don’t let the square headlights fool you too much, this is a JL with some crafty throwbacks to the ’87-’95 Jeep Wrangler. It all started when Quadratec, a shining star in the Jeep aftermarket world, turned 30 years old.
Precursor to luxury: Looking back to the Kaiser Jeep Super Wagoneer
As we put hands to keyboard on this issue of Four Wheeler, Jeep has only begun to tease us with its latest entry in the premium luxury SUV field: the Grand Wagoneer concept.
STEER YOU RIGHT
A PSC Motorsports Big Bore XD steering box solved our Jeep’s steering woes
SHINE AND DANDY
We install some Denali LED lights and the sPOD Mini6 control panel
THE GOBI JEEP
Anatomy of a JK that’s built with important and problem-solving upgrades
HOMEMADE OFF-ROAD TRAILER
’65 Ford F-100 chassis
2002 Jeep Wagoneer Concept
Worth the wait?
THE MEN RIDE SHOTGUN
ON a Sunday morning last month, women from the midwest got behind the wheel of their Jeeps, some for the first time. The location was Robbers Cave State Park in Southeast Oklahoma as part of the Jeep Invasion, an organized event to support local fire and law enforcement departments, organized by Lori Spiva Long.