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2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2012 Jeep Wrangler and Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

From $18 grab handles to a $12,000 industry-first off-road Jeep® camper trailer, Mopar® will offer a loaded menu of accessories

  • Winch-capable steel bumper provides more clearance
  • Build-your-own steel half-door kit
  • Complete list of accessories at www.Mopar.com

October 3, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – After introducing industry-first camper trailers for Jeep® vehicles, Mopar® will now offer Jeep Wrangler owners more than 250 other ways to customize and personalize their ride.

Jeep Wrangler owners spend hundreds of dollars on Mopar accessories to further enhance the performance and appearance of their vehicle. Unlike other aftermarket offerings, all Mopar parts and accessories are quality-tested to meet the strict capability and durability requirements of Jeep.”

-Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar
Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand

Following are Mopar’s top 15 accessories for the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler:

2012 Mopar Jeep Wrangler Wheels

2012 Mopar Wheels

Wheels: Classic Five-hole and Classic Five-spoke wheels feature minimal off-set change to allow larger tires to be fitted without tire rub:

  • 17-inch x 8.5-inch Silver Classic Five-hole, MSRP $259, part number P5155977
  • 17-inch x 8.5-inch Black Classic 5 Five-hole, MSRP $259, part number P5155978
  • 17-inch x 8.5-inch Silver Classic Five-spoke, MSRP $259, part number P5155981
  • 17-inch x 8.5-inch Dark Argent Classic Five-spoke, MSRP $259, part number P5155982
2012 Mopar Winch-capable Steel Bumper

2012 Mopar Winch-capable Steel Bumper

Winch-capable Steel Bumper: This solid bumper provides more clearance than the stock plastic bumper and includes a mount for a winch. It features production tow hooks and is fully tested to work with Jeep Wrangler’s air bag. MSRP $612, part number 82211715ac. Mopar also offers a companion rear bumper with built-in tow eyes. MSRP $558, part number 82209744ad.

2012 Mopar Black-tube Side Steps

2012 Mopar Black-tube Side Steps

Black-tube Side Steps: Strong black-tube side steps, with a rubber step pad, are made of aluminum and mount using existing holes. MSRP $330, Part Number 82210561AD (two-door), and MSRP $398, part number 82210562AD (four-door).

2012 Mopar Spare Tire-mounted Bike Carrier

2012 Mopar Spare Tire-mounted Bike Carrier

Spare Tire-mounted Bike Carrier: Removable rack holds two bikes on the rear-mounted spare tire. MSRP $169, part number TSPME963.

2012 Mopar Uconnect® Web

2012 Mopar Uconnect® Web

Uconnect® Web: Each passenger my separately access the Web on the go. In-vehicle router receives 3G broadband Internet, allowing access to social media, trail maps, e-mail, online games, music and more. The system works with Wi-Fi-enabled devices. A subscription is required and sold separately. MSRP $399, part number 82211856AC.

2012 Mopar Half Door Kit

2012 Mopar Half Door Kit

Half-door Kit: Mopar now offers a kit to build steel half-doors on Jeep Wrangler. This kit contains all of the necessary parts to build a pair of steel half-doors ready for painting. Front doors, MSRP $1,100, part number 82212124; rear doors MSRP: $1,150, part number 82212123. Doors will need paint and trim kit, which are sold separately by color. Soft upper portion is available and sold separately.

2012 Mopar Seat Covers

2012 Mopar Seat Covers

Seat Covers: Tailored for a perfect fit, these covers protect original upholstery and don’t block seat controls. Covers are easily removable and washable. Front-seat covers should not be installed on seats with side air bags.

  • Front set, MSRP $280, part number 82212596
  • Rear bench (for two-door), MSRP $199, part number 82212595
  • Rear set (four-door), MSRP $249, part number 82212599
2012 Mopar Heavy-duty All-weather Floor Mats

2012 Mopar Heavy-duty All-weather Floor Mats

Heavy-duty All-weather Floor Mats: Black custom-fit rubber mats are molded and feature the Jeep logo. Deep grooves help prevent water, snow and mud from getting on to the carpet. MSRP $48, part number 82210164aC (two-door): MSRP $76, part number 82210166aC (four-door).

2012 Mopar Door-sill Guards

2012 Mopar Door-sill Guards

Door-sill Guards: Guards protect door sills from scratches and are made of brushed stainless steel or in a black-tread design. Both include the Jeep logo.

  • Two-door Stainless Steel, MSRP $76, part number 82210108
  • Two-door Black Tread Design, MSRP: $26, part number 82210104
  • Four-door Stainless Steel, MSRP: $121, part number 82210142
  • Four-door Black Tread Design, MSRP: $43, part number 82210106
2012 Mopar Trek Top

2012 Mopar Trek Top

Trek Top: This innovative top fits on a Jeep Wrangler without the use of top bows or hardware. The top conforms to the sport bar and is quick on and off. MSRP $450, part number B5680435 (two-door); MSRP $545, part number: B5680535 (four-door).

2012 Mopar Jeep Tent

2012 Mopar Jeep Tent

Jeep Tent: New tent features 10-feet -by -10-feet of floor space and an additional 6-foot-by-6-foot screen room. The tent connects to the vehicle by attaching around the rear door, creating space for sleeping. MSRP $355, part number 82212604.

2012 Mopar Cab Covers

2012 Mopar Cab Covers

Cab Covers: Covers are available in two materials: heat-reflective silver to minimize heat gained in a parked vehicle and black for all-purpose use.

  • Silver (two-door), MSRP $140, part number 82210322AB
  • Black (two-door), MSRP $149, part number 82210321
  • Silver (four-door), MSRP $145, part number 82210324ab
  • Black (four-door), MSRP: $155, part number 82210323

Security Locks: With production ignition key, secure hood and fuel cap.

  • Hood lock, MSRP $158, part number: 82210464ab
  • Fuel-cap lock, MSRP $75, part number: 68030940AA

Hood Lift: Gas-charged struts raise and hold the hood in the open position. No hood prop needed. MSRP $120, part number 82212798.

Spare-tire Covers: Mopar offers nearly 20 spare-tire covers for just about any Jeep vehicle. MSRP ranges from $54-$70.

New 2012 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep Wrangler the most capable and recognized vehicle in the world – becomes even more capable both on- and off-road for 2012, courtesy of an all-new, more fuel efficient and more powerful 3.6-liter V-6 engine, and a new five-speed automatic transmission – both of which it shares with the award-winning Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Chrysler Group’s 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine winner of the prestigious Ward’s 10 Best Engines award – delivers 285 horsepower (209 kW) and 260 (353 N∙m) lb.-ft. of torque, while delivering up to 21 miles per gallon highway in the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. The improvement, when compared with the previous 3.8-liter V-6 engine, is 40 percent in horsepower and 10 percent in torque.

Additionally, for refined shifting and greater performance, Jeep Wrangler migrates from a four-speed to a new five-speed automatic transmission. The 2012 Jeep Wrangler also features the company’s first application of a manual transmission to the Pentastar V-6.

Jeep continues to refine the successful Wrangler formula by combining legendary, benchmark capability with an interior that delivers rich styling with significantly upgraded touch surfaces, occupant comfort and versatility, and a premium appearance courtesy of a body-color hard top for the popular Sahara and Rubicon models.

2012 Jeep Wrangler interior highlights include a recently redesigned instrument panel and storage areas with improved ergonomics and upgraded materials. A lockable console and upgraded door armrest areas boast comfortable touch points, while a redesigned center stack is easier to reach and operate. Heated and power mirrors are available, and drivers and passengers enjoy enhanced visibility courtesy of large rear windows.

Mopar-First Features

Mopar has introduced numerous industry-first features including:

  • Camper trailers: first to introduce off-road camper trailers
  • Vehicle-information smartphone apps: first to introduce smartphone vehicle-information applications, a new channel of communication with consumers
  • Electronic owner manuals: first to introduce traditional owner manuals in a DVD and brief user-guide format
  • Electronic Vehicle Tracking System (EVTS): first to introduce new vehicle tracking system that sends owner a text when vehicle is driven too fast or too far based on set parameters
  • 2011 Challenger Drag Pak: first to introduce a 500-plus cubic-inch V-10 drag-race package car
  • WiFi: first to offer customers the ability to make their vehicle a wireless hot spot
  • Brand-specific customer-care telephone lines: first to offer Sunday service hours to customers
  • WiTECH: first to support vehicle diagnosis and software updates leveraging off-the-shelf personal computers and a dedicated wireless tool network

About the Mopar Brand

Mopar is Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand.

Mopar distributes approximately 280,000 parts and accessories in more than 90 countries and is the source for all original-equipment parts for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles. Mopar parts are unique in that they are engineered and tested with the same teams that create factory-authorized vehicle specifications for Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram vehicles – a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at http://www.mopar.com.

More than 70 Years of Mopar

When Chrysler bought Dodge in 1928, the need for a dedicated parts manufacturer, supplier and distribution system to support the growing enterprise led to the formation of the Chrysler Motor Parts Corporation (CMPC) in 1929.

Mopar (a simple contraction of the words Motor and PARts) was trademarked for a line of antifreeze products in 1937. It also was widely used as a moniker for the CMPC. The Mopar brand made its mark in the 1960s—the muscle-car era. The Chrysler Corporation built race-ready Dodge and Plymouth “package cars” equipped with special high-performance parts. Mopar carried a line of “special parts” for super stock drag racers and developed its racing parts division called Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use.

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2012 Ram 5500 with Boxtruck Body Upfit

2012 Ram 5500 with Boxtruck Body Upfit

August 15th, 2011 | Ram Zone- Another year is halfway through, so here at the Ram Truck brand we’re thinking to the future. We’re excited about the changes we’re bringing to you for 2012 , but even more so, proud of the consistency that Chrysler Group LLC has been bringing to the table since 1925. Here’s a quick peek at our 2012 offerings. We know you’ll enjoy.

The biggest news for the 2012 model year lays with our HD HEMI-powered trucks which are now offered with a new six-speed automatic transmission. This new transmission, called the 66RFE, replaces the previous 545RFE gearbox, and comes standard with the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 on all Ram 2500 models.

2012 Ram 5500 with Dump Bed Upfit

2012 Ram 5500 with Dump Bed Upfit

But that’s certainly not all – our Ram Chassis Cab trucks get upgrades and increased capabilities for the 2012 model year. Specifically, the GCWR has been increased to 30,000 lbs., the trucks have been designed with heavier payload towing in mind, and the best improvement of all—Ram trucks now provide a lower cost of ownership.

Also noteworthy are programmable options, allowing customers to select a maximum speed for the 2012 Ram Chassis Cab at no extra cost. Either the factory or the Ram Truck dealer can adjust the speed, with 55, 60, 65, 70 or 75 mph limits. The Ram 4500 and 5500 Chassis Cab trucks, typically used as safety and rescue vehicles, have a standard 87 mph top speed. This is a great feature for those of you that have the occasional lead foot.

2012 Ram Cargo Van C/V

2012 Ram Cargo Van C/V

The new Ram C/V Cargo Van joins this year’s lineup which expands our reach into the small commercial van segment. Ram C/V provides small businesses and commercial customers many competitive advantages including best in class 1,800 lb payload, best in class 144.4 cu-ft cargo capacity and segment exclusive towing capability up to 3,600 lbs. It is powered by a 283 horsepower Pentastar V6 with 25 mpg highway.

Ram Power Wagon

Ram Power Wagon

Making reappearance for 2012 is the award-winning Ram Power Wagon. The Power Wagon, equipped with electric-locking front and rear differentials, and an electronic disconnecting sway bar, is the most aggressive and equipped off-road-ready pickup truck to menace the streets. The Wagon also boasts Bilstein shocks, 33-inch BF Goodrich off-road tires, underbody skid plate protection, a 4.56 axle ratio for hill climbing and a custom-built Warn 12,000-lb. winch hidden behind the front bumper.

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Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Thursday, June 2, 2011,  Alan and Jackie Ellis-When you own a Jeep® brand vehicle, it’s hard to resist the urge to take your vehicle off-road. We bought our Jeep vehicle to not only experience the adventure lifestyle, but also to go places without the benefit of a paved road. Trail Rated® Jeep brand vehicles offer that opportunity. So with the next series of articles, we’ll talk about some basic off-roading techniques and how you can safely enjoy your Jeep 4×4 on the trail. Off-roading can involve many different types of obstacles, each one presenting different challenges for both the driver and the vehicle. Water fording and driving in mud are two obstacles that are fun and exciting if done properly and safely.

Knowing how to ford water and get through mud is a useful skill for every off-road driver. Almost every off-roading area in the United States (including the desert) will eventually have a place where you will need to cross a stream, ford a large water obstacle, or drive through mud. The two primary concerns for water and mud obstacles are safety and potential damage to your vehicle.

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Water Obstacles: Crossing streams and water obstacles are fun and exciting! While you’ve probably seen drivers speed up and roar across a stream, it may not be the smartest thing to do in certain situations….especially through an unknown water obstacle. The first thing you’ll need to know is your own vehicle’s capability. It is important to check your owner’s manual to determine your vehicle’s maximum water fording depth. As an example, a 2010 Trail Rated® Jeep Wrangler’s maximum water depth is 30 inches at speeds under 5 mph, and a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee is 20 inches for standing water and 9 inches for flowing water, both under 5 mph. If you don’t have your manual handy when you get to the water, a general rule of thumb is that water up to the bottom of the bumper is a safe depth to cross to avoid damage (but some models may be lower). Water that is too deep can cause damage to the engine, transmission, differentials, and electronics.

Once you arrive at the water crossing, use a long stick to determine initial water depth, or get out and walk out into the stream if it is not too swift and can be done safely. Put your vehicle in 4WD Low, drive slowly, and be ready to back off if the water gets too deep. Watch for large rocks or holes that may appear as you cross. It’s also important to remember to keep moving at all times and not to stop mid-stream. Never cross a water obstacle without another vehicle to assist with recovery equipment if needed. After crossing, use your brakes lightly until they dry out. If necessary have your vehicle inspected to check for water in the differential or transmission.

Jeep Wrangler Fording Water

Jeep Wrangler Hittin' Some Mud

Mud: Usually, if there is water present, there will also be mud. Mud can also take us by surprise as it can sometimes be camouflaged by other debris. Or….maybe you just want to go mudding! Either way, mud can be a fun challenge on an off-road trail. Unlike water (where you can sometimes see the depth), the depth of mud can be hard to judge. You can get seriously stuck in mud, so it’s essential to make sure you have recovery equipment and another vehicle close by to pull you out if needed.

Do not proceed if there are no tracks on the other side of the mud hole. The important thing about mud is to make sure you’re in 4WD low, avoid excessively spinning the tires, and KEEP MOVING. Beware of the middle of deep ruts where you could easily high-center. If you start to get bogged down, slightly turn your steering wheel from side to side to gain more traction while continuing forward momentum. Once you get back to civilization, use a pressure washer to clean the underside of your vehicle to get rid of excess weight and prevent corrosion.

Water and mud can be fun and challenging off-roading obstacles. By keeping these tips in mind, you can enjoy your Trail Rated® Jeep vehicle as it was meant to be used without compromising safety and without damaging your vehicle. Do you like water and mud obstacles? Where is a great place in your area where water and mud can be enjoyed with your Jeep brand vehicle?

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