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Morris 4×4 Center 25th Jeep Meet
Great Show & Huge Event!



The scene was Jeepers and Jeeps everywhere. The sea of purple shirts are members from the South Pointe Off-Road Club, just one of several enthusiast groups in attendance.

Turn out was just fantastic. You’d be hard pressed to see everything as the show spilled out packing four or five lots with Jeeps coming and going throughout the day.



Jeeps are cool because you can park them like THAT!

The album for Saturday’s event is being put together with a good number pictures already in it, but make sure to check back over the next day or two as the

Photos Album for the Morris 4×4 Center – 25th Annual Jeep Meet

will be updated with more photos.

Chao!
- Bella

Grand Cherokee Trackhawk Available Fall of 2017

Hard to believe but it’s now ready for order with deliveries expected Q4 2017, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk joins the Hellcat pantheon of horse power deities.

Cabin 5-pass, 4-door & hatch SUV
Engine 6.2 Liter Supercharged 16-valve OHV V-8
707-hp/645-lb-ft
Power Train Front-engine, AWD
8-Speed Automatic
Curb Weight 5,350 lb
Wheelbase 114.7 in
0-60 MPH a neck snapping 3.5 seconds
Price (Best guess) $84,500
Availability US Fall 2017

More information available at:
Motortrend

Wheel the Wall!

Not finishing the course? Ah… this one will only get a participation award. Oddly enough this does illustrates two important points in wheeling.


XJ attempts to clear US-Mexicon Fence at Imperial Dunes CA. Image released by the US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)

1. Know your vehicles capabilities. In this case the breakover angle, a measure typically in degrees that describes the maximum angle from horizontal at front & back wheels for the rise & fall of the ground where the body or frame will still not touch the ground (AKA center over high, or high center).

For the stock XJ pictured breakover is 21.7 degrees (less if heavily loaded). For the ramp to achieve that shallow an angle, it would have to be made a lot longer. The better approach would be to lift the hell out of the Cherokee (With Jeeps, always the right answer… right?)

2. Never-Ever-Freaking-Ever Wheel Alone . Alone? Got stuck? Congratz! N’uff said.


Shown in this diagram is the breakover angle of, as well as approach and departure angles.

We all know Jeep makes some of the most capable vehicles in the world but be smart and know the capabilities before putting them to the challenge and avoid the stuck or even worst (gasp! breakage)

Just one more obstacle lending unquestionable rational for a lift, bigger tires, winch and a buddy on the trail with the same.

As reported from Business Insider