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Adventure in Austria onboard the new Jeep Wrangler 2019

The adventure with Jeep began about 77 years ago and continued over the years evolving to become the synonym of adventure, freedom, and authenticity.

We are all familiar with the legendary Jeep Wrangler and classify it as King of off-roading, however, the all-New Jeep Wrangler is a whole new story or should I say a whole new chapter in the book of Jeep’s adventure tales.

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The new Jeep Chapter starts with our story seeking adventure and entertainment and what would be a better choice for such experience other than Camp Jeep’s location in the wild forest of Austria?

We landed in Austria around noon time and were truly exhausted from the overnight flight, the journey began as we moved from the airport towards Camp Jeep’s location. Once off the highway, the roads started to get narrower and the tire marks on the muddy roadsides started to get bigger reciting the Jeepers’ tale from the night before, our hearts started to beat faster as the adrenaline rushed into our veins with every sign we pass along the way as we came closer to the camp.

Our driver dropped us at the gate, the huge sign said “Welcome to Jeep Camp”, and just like a kid coming home from school on that first day of vacation, I threw out my luggage and took my camera and strolled among the all-new Jeep Wrangler models parked inside the camp. Gazing around, I was thrilled to come across a magnificent heavily modified Mopar Jeep with 707 horsepower and more importantly going through a trip back in time in the history corner with the 1941 Willis and other historical milestone vehicles by the American Manufacturer Jeep.

Our joy didn’t last much as we were informed that driving the New Jeep Wrangler will be taking place on the next day. So as soon as we returned to our hotel and without any hesitation, I jumped into my world of dreams fast forwarding the hours to the next day. At first sight of sunrise, I was the first one to be on set and ready for the new Jeep Wrangler adventure in the forest of Austria.

But first, I couldn’t but mention the beautiful mountainous view in the morning with the golden sunrise reflecting a must-have painting on the exterior of the new wrangler.

At first glance, the exterior of the all-new Wrangler has kept the authenticity of the Wrangler’s iconic designs with the round headlights and the instantly recognizable seven slots grill however with a closer look and for those who are Wrangler freaks, the difference is noticeable. The Jeep Wrangler is now bolder, sportier and most importantly still screams wrangler in its iconic design.

Perhaps the most important change in the new Jeep Wrangler is the twist in functionalities, especially that now you can alter its shape easier and faster with the adoption of new hinges for doors and roof panels.

You can not start an adventure without removing the doors, windshields and roof panels, the doors come now with lightweight aluminum and can be easily removed with the new hinges screws, the windshield can be folded as easy as it comes with the fact that you can keep the rearview mirror useable after removing the windshield, the roof panels especially the rear ones are now one click away from total freedom.

Now that the exterior is set, converted and ready for adventure, we started packing the needed tools and equipment for the adventure. The All-New Wrangler 2019 has now a wide variety of smart storage solutions in door panels nets, new locations for cup holders, several phone storage locations, under-floor storage and places you won’t even believe it can be used to hide stuff or keep it safe when roof panels are up, what I liked personally and was really handy is the presence of the Screws and bolts organizer where I got a safe place to store and organize all the screws that I removed when unboxing my wrangler.

Having said that and now ready for the roads, one thing comes to our mind: we are now on our way to hit the dirt, mud, rocks, water and whatever nature throws in our way so we need to be ready to receive some mud, sand, and water inside the cabin, and since now the interior cabin is more advanced in technology with the new Uconnect infotainment system bragging its capabilities on the 8.4 inch screen and also with the adoption  of high-quality finishes materials, will you be able to enjoy it to the max without worrying about the aftermath? Well, Wrangler’s engineers added a final touch to protect the cabin’s high-quality materials with fully washable interior and a protective rubber cover for the information and entertainment system screen, so now nothing can stop us.

Let the adventure begin on aboard the New Jeep Wrangler with the Engine Start button first appearance on a wrangler and off we go. We started our journey on some paved roads and here you can clearly notice the driving sensation from the previous generation, the cabin is much quieter and the driving is much softer. However, the test drive is for the off-roading capabilities, we already knew what we were in for but nevertheless we had to go for it: mud, rocks, trees, dirt, water, wind and fire and all the elements of nature couldn’t stop us from having fun, laughter, adventure, and freedom. The mechanical capabilities of the New Wrangler are no different from the previous generation with the PentaStar V6 3.6-liter engine setup with off-roading systems capable of overcoming any obstacle. Additionally, the new wrangler came equipped with an electronic front swing bar for more flexibility especially on sandy dunes and rocks.

The result is that the All-New Jeep Wrangler 2019 is more than ever capable of delivering both joys of improved on-road calmer experience and off-road rugged driving with a more modern design that remains authentic to it true origins equipped with outdoor freedom, advanced safety, and technological features.

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FCA US Toledo Machining Plant to Build Key Component for First Plug-in Hybrid Jeep®

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FCA US has announced that it has awarded the production of the Power Electronics module for the Jeep® Wrangler PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) to its Toledo Machining Plant, positioning the 54-year-old Ohio facility to play a key role in helping the Company meet future regulatory requirements.

As part of the Capital Markets Day presentation on June 1, 2018, FCA committed to expanding its electrified propulsion systems in global architectures spanning the full range of vehicle segments. The Jeep Wrangler PHEV, which is expected to launch in 2020, will be one of more than 30 vehicle nameplates with electrified solutions by 2022.

“The insourcing of this highly advanced work to Toledo Machining is a reflection of the commitment the workforce has made to improving their processes through the implementation of World Class Manufacturing,” said Brian Harlow, Head of Manufacturing, FCA North America. “As the most iconic of the Jeep nameplates, it is critical that we flawlessly execute the launch of the Wrangler PHEV. The Toledo Machining employees have made a strong business case as to why we should put our faith in them to deliver a great product.”

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The Power Electronics module for the Wrangler houses two key electrified powertrain components – the Power Inverter Module and the Integrated Dual Charger Module, which consists of the on-board charger and the DC/DC converter. The Power Electronics module is packaged in a protective structure under the vehicle between the exhaust and the prop shaft. Toledo Machining will assemble the sub-systems for the module, upload the applicable software for the Power Inverter Module, and also conduct final testing on the coolant and electrical systems. Finished modules will be delivered to the Toledo Assembly Complex where the Wrangler PHEV will be assembled.

Nearly 850 Toledo Machining employees currently produce steering columns and torque converters for a number of FCA production locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

About Toledo Machining

Construction of the Perrysburg, Ohio, facility began in 1964 with production following two years later in 1966. Since 2011, the Company has invested nearly US$92 million to produce steering columns and torque converters for eight-speed rear-wheel-drive and nine-speed front-wheel-drive transmissions in the 1.2-million-square-foot plant.

Toledo Machining was awarded silver status for its results in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in June 2018. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organised way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants. Toledo Machining was awarded bronze status in September 2016.

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From the Roughest Terrain to City Streets, the All-new Jeep® Wrangler is now available in showrooms

The undisputed off-road champion and a unique vehicle for everyday urban adventures, the new generation of the iconic Jeep® Wrangler offers excellent levels of comfort and superior driving dynamics. The all-new Jeep Wrangler is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that is ready to write a new exciting chapter in the legendary history of the Jeep brand, a story which began in 1941.

It is with this clear objective that the iconic Jeep Wrangler has been completely renewed while remaining true to itself, with legendary off-road capabilities, authentic Jeep styling and advanced technology features.

The result is the most capable Wrangler ever, courtesy of unmatched technical contents, which, depending on the trim, include two advanced four-wheel drive, active, on-demand full time systems – Selec-Trac and Rock Trac, plus Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited slip differential and electronic front sway-bar disconnect.

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From the roughest terrain to city streets, the all-new Jeep Wrangler is perfectly at ease, and delivers a more modern design, that stays true to the original, combined with more open-air freedom and advanced technology features in terms of safety and connectivity.

The fourth generation Jeep Wrangler is offered in three different trim levels in the Middle East: Sport, Sahara and Rubicon – all available in two- or four-door configuration,

Improved legendary go-anywhere Jeep 4×4 capability

Engineered to master the most challenging off-road tracks, Jeep Wrangler is the result of more than seventy-five years of leadership in the development of 4×4 systems. Two four-wheel drive systems are available: Selec-Trac – on the Sport and Sahara trim levels, and Rock-Trac – standard on the Rubicon trim configuration, the most rugged and capable model for off-road driving. The new Selec-Trac is a full-time two-speed transfer case for continuous monitoring and management of the torque sent to front and rear wheels featured also in the Rock-Trac
Every Wrangler receives a “Trail Rated” badge that proves its legendary 4×4 capabilities. Trail Rated performance is the result of a series of heavy tests performed in the following areas: traction, water fording, maneuverability, articulation and ground clearance.

Modern, authentic Wrangler design

The all-new Jeep Wrangler builds on a sculptural design aesthetic that is immediately recognizable with its traditional Jeep design cues, from the round headlights to the seven-slot grille; from the trapezoidal wheel arches to the visible hinges; from the folding windshield to the sport bar; from the removable doors to the open-air configurations with hard top or soft top.

The Jeep design team gave the legendary seven-slot grille a more modern look that now sees both of the outer grille slats intersecting with the headlights. The windshield is tilted to an optimal degree to improve aerodynamics and features a new four bolt design at the top of the windshield’s frame to allow the windshield to fold down quickly and easily.

New lightweight, high-strength aluminium doors feature the size of the Torx bit tool size stamped directly onto the hinge to easily remove the doors. All Wrangler models now feature body-colored sport bars, which are welded to the body and feature integrated grab handles.

Jeep Wrangler is a unique vehicle thanks to the several combinations offered to owners to enjoy open-air adventure and features different windshield and top solutions that allow customers to choose multiple configuration possibilities.

As the only authentic full open-air 4×4 SUV available on the market, the all-new Jeep Wrangler offers various top combinations to ensure even more open-air freedom. The all-new, easy-to-use Sky One-Touch powertop strengthens Wrangler’s promise of utility and adventure by allowing occupants to retract the full-length open canvas roof with a push of a button. It will join two additional roof configurations available on the all-new Wrangler: a new Zipperless Premium Sunrider soft top and a lighter and easy-to-use Freedom Top, a removable, three-panel hard top.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler will be available in 10 different exterior colours: Black, Firecracker Red, Billet Silver Metallic, Bright White, Granite Crystal Metallic, Hellayella, Ocean Blue, Punk’n Metallic, Mojito and Sting Gray.

New interiors offer comfort and functionality

The interior of the new Jeep Wrangler combines authentic styling, versatility, functionality and intuitive feature use, in addition to a more stylish and comfortable cabin, thanks to the use of high-quality materials and finishes.

Jeep functionality and versatility are celebrated in the completely restyled center console which houses the gear shift selection, transfer case and parking brake. Real bolts feature on the shifter and grab handles and frame the infotainment screen, highlighting genuine construction methods.

Making its debut on the all-new Jeep Wrangler, a push-button starter featuring a weather-proof surround is easily located within the driver’s reach. The fabric or leather upholstered seats feature accent stitching, and now offer adjustable bolster and lumbar support. Available comfort options include heated front seats and steering wheel. The driver and front passenger vinyl-wrapped door trim panels are soft to the touch and feature lengthened arm rests for better comfort.

The instrument cluster features a 7-inch / 177.8 mm thin-film transistor (TFT) information LED display. Offered as standard on the Sahara and Rubicon versions, the display is full-colour and allows the driver to configure information in more than 100 ways. Integrated buttons on the steering wheel control audio, voice, and speed functions and allow the driver to keep their hands on the wheel at all times.

The centre console features a standard 7-inch / 177.8 mm touchscreen for Sport, Sahara and Rubicon – also available for Sahara and Rubicon is an 8.4-inch / 213.36 mm touchscreen – the latter being the largest and most advanced UconnectTM display ever offered on a Wrangler. The fourth-generation UconnectTM system enhances the user interface and system performance with quicker start up times and improved screen resolution. Directly below the touchscreen are functional features such as climate and volume control knobs and media connectivity ports.

Jeep Wrangler has always stood out for its functionality and the ability to give drivers the possibility to enjoy any adventure with the utmost ease. The all-new Wrangler is no exception, offering a host of clever storage solutions, durable mesh pockets that extend the entire length of the doors, cup holders and numerous phone storage areas. The glove box is now damped and like the center console, can be locked to safely secure valuables when the top is down. An under-floor storage area behind the rear seat provides room to secure small items out of sight.

The available all-new Trail Rail cargo management system allows easy access to the contents in the cargo area and provides additional storage options to organize and secure cargo. There is also a functional new “screws and bolts” organizer at the bottom of the trunk, to store away individual screws, and a tool kit with instructions inside the central armrest. Both the tool kit and organizer were designed to hold the screws and bolts of the Wrangler’s tops, doors and foldable windshield when driving open-air, and underline how everything onboard the iconic Jeep has been engineered for easy, practical usage.

One of Wrangler’s unique characteristics is the entirely washable interior and the protective rubber cover for the infotainment system screen, that allow easy clean ups in complete peace of mind.

Reliable body-on-frame design at the heart of legendary Jeep capability 

Thanks to its body-on-frame design and superbly engineered five-link suspension system, Wrangler delivers benchmark 4×4 capability, with improved on-road driving dynamics, passenger safety and a more comfortable driving experience. The use of lightweight, high-strength aluminium closures – including doors, door hinges, fender flares, windshield frame and magnesium swing gate – contribute to reduce the overall vehicle weight, improving its fuel efficiency. The all-new Wrangler’s suspension has been tuned to optimize on-road handling and ride comfort without sacrificing off-road capability.

Powertrain for the all-new Jeep Wrangler

The upgraded 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine delivers 285hp @ 6,400 rpm and 347 Nm of torque @ 4,100 rpm, and now features Stop-Start (ESS) as standard equipment. It was engineered to provide a broad torque band with a focus on low-end torque – an essential trait a vehicle with extreme off-road performance levels such as the Wrangler.

The new eight-speed automatic transmission enables the vehicle to optimize engine output while on the trails or enjoying smooth, efficient power delivery at highway speeds. Uniquely suited to the requirements of the all-new Wrangler, the new automatic gearbox delivers unmatched off-road capability.

Jeep Wrangler and Mopar®: more than 180 exclusive accessories complement the individual lifestyles of all-new Jeep Wrangler owners

For the launch of the all-new Wrangler, Mopar® – the FCA brand in charge of after-sales service and products – is in the front-line, confirming its strong bond with the Jeep brand in exploring the world of customization. Owners of the new Jeep Wrangler will be able to choose from more than 180 Original Accessories developed by Mopar and specifically designed and engineered to offer the most comprehensive and extensive customization possibilities and suit the various Wrangler customers’ lifestyles.

Gargour Automotive Company S.A.L. is the only authorized distributor of Jeep in Lebanon.

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Jeep® Brand Wins Big at the 2018 Off Road Magazine Awards

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The Jeep® brand has underlined its legendary reputation by winning a number of top honours in the German SUV and 4×4 title Off Road Magazine annual Readers’ Choice Awards.

With 174 models competing across 13 award categories, the Jeep brand stood out by winning two coveted first places, repeating its success of the last two years. The iconic Jeep Wrangler won the ‘Off-Roader’ A category, for the fifth consecutive year, taking 29.4% of the expert readers’ votes, well ahead of the second-placed (23.9%). It was also the first time the all-new Jeep Wrangler (JL), the fourth generation of the original off-road vehicle, received the Off Road Magazine readers’ award.

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Meanwhile, the Jeep Renegade was named ‘Best Subcompact SUV’ in the C category, for the fourth year in a row. The Renegade was the first choice of Off Road Magazine readers, earning 16.8 percent of the votes. This was a particularly impressive achievement as the Renegade is the first Jeep model ever to run in the sub-compact SUV class. Its unmistakable Jeep design, as well as its class-leading 4×4 capability, were particularly well received with Off Road Magazine readers.

The flagship Jeep Grand Cherokee achieved second place in the ‘Luxury Off-Roader’ B category, ahead of all other imported brands in Germany. The all-new Jeep Wrangler took second place as best imported vehicle in the ’Newcomer’ category – a particularly important recognition as the model has yet to be launched in Europe and has never actually been seen on European roads so far.

The Off Road Awards first started in 1982, giving enthusiastic readers of the specialist 4×4 magazine the chance to vote for their favourite models. Over 43,500 readers took part in the 2018 edition of the Off Road polls.

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The URBAN LIFESTYLE Jeep Wrangler

Make : Jeep
Model : Wrangler JK
Year : 2018

Country : United Arab Emirates
Customized by : HOFELE Design

The iconic Jeep Wrangler is a favorite of 4×4 enthusiasts the world over… HOFELE a specialist German tuning company has just made the outgoing “JK” model a lot more interesting with a range of styling enhancements it calls the URBAN LIFESTYLE package.

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Most modifiers of the Jeep Wrangler offer a range of modifications designed to make the Wrangler even more capable of handling extreme off road conditions with higher ground clearance, massive wheels with aggressive off road tyres etc.

HOFELE offers something different – Exterior and interior enhancements that are designed more for the URBAN and city environment. The HOFELE Jeep Wrangler is just a capable off road but has the looks and style that take it to the next level of style and luxury. The HOFELE Jeep Wranglers looks just as good out on the sand dunes as it does parked outside a six-star hotel.

Staring at the front, the HOFELE Jeep Wrangler is fitted with a new design stylish front bumper that gives better approach angles, incorporating LED lighting etc. This combined with the 10th Anniversary vented bonnet and wider wheel arched gives this Jeep a much improved and dynamic look.

Fitted with HOFELE 22”x 10” REVERSO alloy wheels painted in Titanium Matt, the profile from the front is further enhanced by the addition of the “Roof Shield” above the windscreen fitted with high mounted LED lighting. These LED’s combined with the Bi-LED headlights and the LED running lights give an impressive nighttime silhouette.

From the rear the HOFELE Jeep Wrangler the dynamic look continues with the wide-body rear wheel arches and the signature double oval HOFELE exhaust system that looks and sounds great.

HOFELE also offers what it calls its “Exhaust Sound Blaster System” that increased and changes the sound of the exhaust to make it sound like screaming V8 engine. This system has different modes and can even be switched on / off by remote control.

We now have a look at the interior where the HOFELE Jeep Wrangler really differs from the standard jeep by offering an enhanced level of style, comfort, and luxury. For the Luxury version, the standard seating is replaced by the highest quality Nappa leather, colors can be chosen by the customer.

This model (the first in Dubai) is fitted with 2 x front SPORTS SEATS finished in Cognac color real Naapa Leather, the rear seats are finished matching leather with Double Diamond stitching.

There is also an option for two individual SPORTS SEATS in the rear.

The HOFELE Jeep Wrangler is a BESPOKE off road vehicle that also looks good in the city… an URBAN LIFESTYLE choice for those who want to make a unique statement….!!

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Jeep® brand at the 2018 International Geneva Motor Show

Once again, the Jeep® brand will have a strong presence at the annual Geneva Motor Show, showcasing three major debutants. The new Wrangler and Cherokee take the spotlight and are making their EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) debuts, while the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is on display for the first time at a motor show in Europe. The vehicles showcased in Geneva mark the beginning of yet another chapter in the extraordinary history of the American brand that has been synonymous with off-road driving since 1941. Details of the Jeep news will be revealed during the Jeep press conference at 10:15 am on Tuesday, March 6 at the Jeep stand (Hall 5). Live webcast of the Jeep press conference will be available at: www.jeepgeneva2018.jeeppress-europe.com

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The all-new Jeep Wrangler is the star of the Jeep stand in Geneva. Now in its fourth generation, the iconic Jeep retains the legendary 4×4 capability and DNA of the iconic original, while adding new, advanced engines, more open-air driving options and a host of advanced technology features for added safety and connectivity. To enhance its iconic heritage, the all-new Wrangler will be joined on the stand by the 1941 Willys-Overland MB, the vehicle which is universally acknowledged as the first Jeep and the model which established the legend of the American brand.

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The new Jeep Cherokee is also making its regional debut in Geneva with a new, premium design, which stays true to Jeep DNA while introducing new technological content and advanced engine options. Displayed for the first time in Europe, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk – the most powerful and quickest Jeep SUV ever – is powered by the supercharged 6.2-litre V8 engine that delivers 707 hp and 868 Nm of torque.

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In Geneva, the Jeep brand will also introduce the Jeep Compass Night Eagle – this new special-edition model features Gloss Black accents and exterior finishes that give a more aggressive flair and sporty appeal to the sophisticated design of the compact Jeep SUV. The new special-edition completes the Night Eagle special series line-up, which over the past three years has been successfully offered in Europe on Renegade, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee and Wrangler.

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The most recent product arrivals and additions to the European range will also be on display, including the 2018 Renegade which is now more connected and functional than ever, thanks to an upgraded infotainment system with the choice of 7-inch or 8.4-inch screens, new navigation, entertainment and hands-free communication features, and new content designed to enhance both the driving experience and passengers’ onboard comfort. The top-of-the-range Limited trim displayed on the Jeep stand boasts a Carbon Black exterior with a new Polar Plunge interior. In the Middle East, the 2018 model year Renegade is available in all showrooms with a 2.4-litre Tigershark engine and standard 7-inch Uconnect radio with an available 8.4-inch screen with navigation.

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The new Grand Cherokee S – the exclusive sports-inspired special-edition model which adds a new sporty appeal to the world’s most awarded SUV – will also be on display. It features a Bright White Clear Coat exterior, which is complemented by a black Nappa leather and suede interior. The Grand Cherokee S is now available in showrooms across the Middle East with the choice of 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 or 5.7-litre HEMI V8 engines engine and special features that include dark lens headlamps and tail lamps, “S” badging, Granite Crystal aluminium wheels, dual dark chrome exhaust tips, Granite Crystal exterior badging and accents, body colour door handles and sill extensions, Nappa leather trimmed bucket seats, black wood interior trim, anodized light black chrome interior accents and bright chrome pedals.

Completing the Jeep display in Geneva are four vehicles featuring Mopar accessories – the official service partner responsible for the Jeep brand’s after-sales assistance and customer services.

The Jeep stand

All-new and two times bigger than in the past, the Jeep stand in Geneva is located in Hall 5. With a neat and contemporary design, it features two different subject areas in order to express the dual soul of the American brand. The adventurous spirit and off-road capabilities of all Jeep vehicles are captured on the right side thanks to the use of natural materials, such as wood and mud, while on the left side, stony textures and glossy black surfaces convey a more pronounced urban atmosphere, ideal for showcasing the more refined and exclusive models of the brand. The two areas are split in the centre by a glass diagonal road with integrated LED lights.

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Make : Jeep
Model : Wrangler
Year : 2014

Owner : George Khouzami
Country : UAE (originally from Lebanon)
Customized by : Ramy 4×4

Originally from Lebanon, George Khouzami has lived in the UAE for all of his life. Despite only being 25, he is fully engrossed motorsport, with a karting career already under his belt and a few modified Mercedes in the garage he is happily aboard the petrolhead train. However, there was one area that George had never really ventured into: offroading. He began looking around for the right vehicle that he could use to explore his newfound curiosity for the desert. His solution came in the form of a 2014 Jeep Wrangler with a manual transmission.

Despite being a very capable vehicle in stock form, George knew that with a few modifications his new Wrangler would easily outperform many other vehicles.

So when George took his 2014 Jeep Wrangler to them with the request that they make it one of the best performing and greatest looking Wranglers in the country, they were rearing to start the project.

First up on the list of things to do was suspension. George chose the 3.5 inch AEV dualsport system for its progressive feel and all surface control. Accompanying the AEV springs are King’s fully adjustable shock absorbers with external reservoirs for increased resistance to fade. King hydraulic bumpstops have also been installed in the front and Sumosprings in the rear to help control bottoming out over high speed sections in the dunes. Short arms and track bar replacements from Teraflex have been included to maintain correct alignment and geometry to minimize any vibration in the driveline as a result of lifting the vehicle. Up front, the Fox 2.0 ATS steering stabiliser was called upon with the intention of reducing the effects of bumpsteer and with 26 clicks of adjustment it is possible to tailor fit steering feel based upon road conditions.

A lift kit is only complete with a good set of correctly sized tyres so five 35 inch Cooper AT3 tires were installed. These Coopers strike the perfect balance between a quiet and refined ride on the road and an aggressive enough tread pattern to battle through sand and rocks. They are mounted on matte black Method NV race wheels and bolted to the axle with a H&R spacer.

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Thought was put into making sure there would be no difficulties in accommodating those big tires. An Airaid Synthamax air induction kit and a Gibson dual exit exhaust helps air to flow through the engine better whilst providing a meaty sound. Together they help to bring the 3.6 litre Pentastar V6 to life with more power and increased throttle response which will help to combat the loss of power. When installing larger tires it is important that the axles are suitable reinforced to take the extra strain. Ramy 4×4 paid close attention to this and welded on an Artec front axle armor kit. A sleeve kit from Teraflex also came into action and slides inside the axle to reinforce the weak axle tube. The ring and pinion ratios were also adjusted to 4.56 in both the front (Dana 30) and rear (Dana 44) to keep those 35s turning.

Not only did George want his Jeep to perform well but he also wanted it to look good doing so. Therefore, the team at Ramy 4×4 did some special work on aesthetic features. A muscular AEV heat reduction bonnet was installed and plays a big role in engine cooling so that George’s Wrangler will shrug off the intense heat on midday off road excursions. Bushwacker pocket style fender flares provide excellent coverage whilst also helping to achieve that aggressive look. The Rugged Ridge aluminium front bumper helps to increase the approach angle over the stock piece and looks great doing so. The good looks continue through to the side mirrors which have been covered with carbon fiber look caps.

In the summer months the unbearable temperatures often lead off roaders to night drives and without the correct lighting this is almost impossible. That is why George wanted to ditch the standard head and fog lights and replace them with JW Speakers. The LED technology far surpasses the standard halogens in terms of brightness and longevity. A 52 inch Cree LED spot light bar is paired with 5 Cree spotlights mounted onto the bonnet to aid in illuminating the area in the distance whereas the Cree A-pillar mounted flood light makes the area immediately in front of the vehicle more visible.
The aim at the start of this project was for George’s Jeep to stand out and to be a great performer. It is safe to say that the team at Ramy 4×4 have surpassed that target and created a phenomenal Jeep Wrangler that is ready to take on any terrain and look awesome doing so.

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#RAMYproject: The Major

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Make : Jeep
Model : Wrangler JK
Year : 2016

Country : United Arab Emirates
Customized by : Ramy 4×4

THE MAJOR” is RAMY Automotive’s latest iteration of the two door Jeep JK and turns a stock 2 door Jeep JK into a Jeep pickup complete with a baja styled custom made tire carrier fixed onto the rear bed. This truck conversion is further complemented by modifications to the chassis for example Fox adjustable shocks, an AOR 2.5 inch lift kit, SUMO bump stops and Method beadlock rims. The performance of THE MAJOR is given a boost by Sprintex Supercharger which bumps up the stock of 54% more horsepower; 195 Wheel Horse Power stock to 302 WHP supercharged, Gibson exhaust and K&N filter.

So what makes the truck conversion great? Apart from its looks the truck conversion sheds a lot of weight and coupled with a lift kit and the 2 door’s shorter wheelbase, THE MAJOR is nimble and easy to maneuver around the dunes. And with the extra horses from the SPRINTEX supercharger, THE MAJOR is the perfect weapon of choice for any dunes that comes on the way.

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Performance:

  • Sprintex Supercharger
  • Gibson Exhaust
  • K&N Filter

Chassis, Suspension:

  • Fox Adjustable Shocks
  • AOR 2.5″ Lift Kit
  • Sumo Bump Stops
  • Method Beadlock Rims

Exterior and Interior:

  • Pickup Conversion and Painting
  • Custom made Tire Carrier for 2 Tires
  • Rugged Ridge Front Bumper with a Stinger
  • AEV Rear Bumper
  • Custom Grill
  • JCR Fenders
  • JCR Rock Sliders
  • JCR Inner Fender Liners
  • Hi-Lift Jack
  • Warn Winch tabor 12k
  • Custom HD Project Headlights
  • JW Speaker Rear Lights

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Scorpion JEEP WRANGLER JK 2016 2DR

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Make : Jeep
Model : Wrangler JK
Year : 2016

Country : United Arab Emirates
Customized by : Ramy 4×4

The Scorpion has been sold to a VIP customer in Azerbaijan after witnessing supercharged Black Phoenix in action in his own country. The new owner specifically requested Ramy 4×4 to build it to tackle the harshest rocky and mountainous terrains of Eastern Europe.

Ramy 4X4’s Jeep projects are one of a kind and are truly built with purpose, reliability, and presence. The names are chosen by a panel of experts who study its off-road prowess and equipment before deciding on a name that best suits its soul.

The Scorpion started as a standard brand-new 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK. This time, the stock 3.6L V6 was carried over, and to help it breathe better, a Borla muffler was added along with Rancho exhaust parts. Front and rear differential locks were installed from Yukon Gears and a 4.88 ratio performance ring and pinion was installed from Alloy USA.

AEV 3.5” performance lift kit raises the Jeep’s stance, and 37” Mudd Claw Road and Off-Road tires are sure to overcome any of nature’s worst terrain conditions.

The Scorpion is painted in blue, along with its stabilizers, while its hazard and rear light housing are painted in black.

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Exterior & Interior:

  • JCR Mauler Stubby Front Winch Bumper Powder Coated
  • AEV Snorkel
  • AMP Research Powerstep
  • Metal Cloak Overland Tube Front and Rear Fenders
  • Rear Bumper and AOR Hitch Receiver
  • Teraflex HD Aluminium Hinged Tire Carrier and Third Brake Light Extension Kit
  • Hi Lift Jack 60” custom painted and Handle Keeper
  • Rugged Ridge Spare Tire Spacer
  • ARB Air Compressor
  • Rugged Ridge Black Front and Rear Floor Liners
  • Mopar Hood D Steel
  • AOR Windshield Light Brackets and 2x 20W x 5W Double CREE Spot LED Lights
  • Rugged Ridge Hood Light Bar and 5x 20W x 5W Double CREE Spot LED Lights
  • JCR Low Profile 50”LED Light Bar and AOR 100x3W LED Light
  • JW Speaker 7” 8700-EVJ-12V DOT Black Set LED Headlight
  • Daystar Lower switch Panel and Rugged Ridge Pillar Switch Pod with Switches
  • AOR Rear License Plate Relocation Bracket
  • AOR Aggressive Avenger Grill – New Model
  • Custom Stitching SCORPION Logo
  • Custom Painted Interior Accents
  • Pioneer Touch Screen Entertainment System
  • Drake Aluminium Black Antenna and Handle Cover custom painted
  • Warn Zeon 12 Winch and AOR Flip Number Plate Mount

Performance

  • 3.6L V6 Automatic 2DR
  • Borla JK Rear Muffler W/Black Tips and Rancho Exhaust Parts
  • ALLOY USA JK 4.88 Performance Ring and Pinion
  • Yukon Gears Front and Rear Diff Lock
  • AEV Procal Module NEW Version

Chassis, Suspension

  • AEV 3.5” Suspension Performance Lift Kit
  • Teraflex Rear Upper Extra Short Flex Arms
  • Artec Front Monster Axle Reinforcement and Teraflex Heavy Duty Inner Sleeve Kit

Wheels & Tires

  • AOR Series 804 True Performance Beadlock 17×10 Custom Painted Wheels and Alloy USA Wheel Spacer 1.5”
  • 37” Mudd Claw Road and Off Road Tires

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All-new 2018 Jeep® Wrangler: The Most Capable SUV Ever Debuts at the Los Angeles Auto Show

The all new Jeep® Wrangler – the most capable SUV ever – made its debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29th, building on its legendary history with an unmatched combination of off-road capability, authentic Jeep design, open-air freedom, superior on- and off-road dynamics, and a host of innovative safety and advanced technology features.

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Even more legendary go-anywhere 4×4 capability

 The all-new Jeep Wrangler delivers unmatched off-road capability courtesy of specific technical features including two advanced 4×4 systems, new Selec-Trac full-time two-speed transfer case, Tru-Lock electric front- and rear-axle lockers, Trac-Lok limited-slip differential and the electronic sway-bar disconnect.

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Modern take on authentic Jeep Wrangler design

The all-new Wrangler’s unique exterior design includes an instantly recognizable keystone-shaped grille, iconic round headlamps and square taillamps, improved aerodynamics, a convenient fold-down windshield, even more open-air freedom, and dozens of different door, top and windshield combinations.  The all-new Wrangler’s interior combines authentic styling, precision craftsmanship and high-quality materials that result in improved versatility and comfort for drivers and passengers.

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Advanced technology

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The all-new Jeep Wrangler is loaded with more advanced technology features than ever before and offers three new Uconnect systems (Uconnect 5-, 7- and 8.4NAV), delivering communication, entertainment and navigation features. These new, fourth-generation Uconnect systems include a full-color LED instrument cluster, the choice of 5.0, 7.0- or 8.4-inch touchscreens with pinch-and-zoom capability, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto features. Safety and security were paramount in the development of the new generation of Jeep Wrangler, which offers more than 75 available active and passive safety and security features.

New advanced fuel-efficient powertrains join the Wrangler lineup available in North America including the all-new 2.0-litre turbocharged inline four-cylinder and the 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engines mated to a new eight-speed automatic transmission.

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Off-Road

The Black Stallion

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Photos By: K8 Car Photography

Make : Jeep
Model : Wrangler
Year : 2007

Owner : Nabil Irani
Country : Lebanon

Specs and mods:

– 426 Hemi Competition Gen Iii Engine Full Stroker Up To 700Hp Dyno Tested
– Long Tube Headers With Loud Sound Borla Exhaust
– Manual Transmission G56 Type
– Atlas4 Transfer Case
– 5.5 Rock Crawler Long Arms
– Rrd Coil Overs 16” Travel On Four Corners With Hydraulic Bump Stop
– Polyperformance Drive Shafts
– Rockjock 60 Diff Front & Rear
– Arb Lockers 4.56 Ratio
– 17” Stazworck Double Beadlock Rims Holding 42” Pitbull Rocker Tires
– Full Poison Spyder Body Armor Kit
– Full Skid Plate
– Warn Winch 12000Lb Platinum
– Srt8 Electrical And Heated Sport Seat Front & Rear
– Interior Rollcage
– Viair Air Compressor System Built-In

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“It’s a monster and a very unique ride, I am very satisfied from the outcome of such a big project. My friends call it Black Stallion.”

– Nabil Irani.

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