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American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) to offer limited number of 2010 J8's

The J8 is one of the toughest vehicles in the world and, until now, it was only sold to foreign militaries and governments. A very limited number of 2010 J8's will be made available to enthusiasts in the United States exclusively from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) as the AEV J8 MILSPEC.

Walled Lake, MI (PRWEB) April 9, 2009 -- "Hardcore off-road enthusiasts have been asking for a vehicle like this for years, no frills and setup for a choice of diesel or V8 power and built with extra heavy-duty components," said Dave Harriton, CEO of American Expedition Vehicles. "It's certainly not for everyone, but that's all part of the appeal. Being able to offer even limited quantities to the American public is really a dream come true for AEV. First, it's a perfect match with our niche manufacturing and distribution channels, and second, the J8 is a unique part of history that we're proud to be part of."

The AEV J8 MILSPEC will be sold as a component rolling chassis. The vehicle is meant for off-road use, and as typical for component vehicles the engine and transmission will be installed by the buyer or at the buyer's direction by an independent contractor. Although AEV does not provide the powertrain, there are a number of independent AEV dealers that can supply and install either a 2.8-liter diesel engine or a 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI® engine and transmission package.

The J8 MILSPEC will be assembled in Detroit by AEV. The complete rolling chassis will be delivered painted, upholstered, fully instrumented and will include ABS brakes, heavy duty suspension and axles, exhaust, wheels and tires.

Designed for military use, the J8 was designed to pass one of the world's toughest durability cycles, which is three times more severe than what civilian applications must endure. The axles are both beefed up to a heavy duty Dana 44 front and a Dana 60 rear axle equipped with Dodge Ram brakes. The frame is built for severe use and the rear suspension uses leaf springs to facilitate more than a 2,500 lb. payload capacity and a 3,500 lb. tow rating. The J8 MILSPEC will accept two powertrain options, either a VM 2.8-liter diesel engine rated at 174 hp and 339 lb.-ft.of torque or a 5.7-liter V-8 HEMI rated at 330 hp and 375 lb.-ft. of torque. Both engine choices will use a 5 speed automatic transmission. The vehicles also have a number of military-specific components, including tow loops that are rated for helicopter use, an air filter capable of running as long as five hours in zero visibility dust storms and remote-mounted batteries. Don't look for satellite navigation or leather seats, options are limited to paint color (Desert Sand or Military Green), a choice of a three door or five door body styles and air conditioning.

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4 Wheel Drive Hardware Launches New Interactive Diagrams to Make Finding Jeep Parts Even Easier

In this uneven economy, replacement Jeep parts have become an increasingly important way to save money and make sure a Jeep lasts as long as possible. With new interactive exploded diagrams, 4 Wheel Drive Hardware makes it easy for anyone to find the exact Jeep part he or she needs with as little effort as possible.

Columbiana, OH (PRWEB) May 6, 2009 -- 4 Wheel Drive Hardware, the leading internet distributor of Jeep parts and accessories, has launched a new interactive feature that allows users to quickly zoom in on the exact Jeep part for which he or she is looking. With the largest selection of Jeep replacement parts, the exploded diagrams make it incredibly simple to find anything from vintage Jeep brake parts to replacement parts for Jeep Wranglers.

Say someone is looking for an axle part for a vintage model 30 Jeep. To start, just head to the Jeep replacement parts page, select the axle parts category, and select the vintage model 30 front axle. On this page is a complete visual depiction of every part that makes up the front axle of a vintage model 30 Jeep. Rather than scrolling through countless part descriptions trying to find the right one, this diagram allows the user to instantly identify the correct part based on its appearance. Once the part has been identified, the user simply clicks on the number assigned to that part, which takes them directly to the product and saves an immense amount of time that would otherwise be spent searching through part after part.

In an economy where people are constantly looking for ways to save money, it has become much more imperative for Jeep owners to keep their vehicles on the road for as long as possible. It doesn't matter how well-maintained the Jeep is; inevitably, the daily wear and tear will have an impact on its performance. This is doubly true for a Jeep that is driven off-road. Regularly rolling through the mud or crawling over sharp, uneven rocks can wreak havoc on the suspension and other Jeep parts.

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Rough Country Introduces New Jeep Lift

Rough Country’s 4” Lift Kit for the 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Dyersburg, TN (May 19, 2009) – The 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee gets some much needed excitement with Rough Country’s new 4” WJ lift kit. This complete kit retails for less than $500 and includes front coil springs, lower control arms and Rough Country’s premium 2.2 shocks for both the front and rear of the truck. The addition of Rough Country’s 4” WJ lift kit allows room for up to 31” tires on factory wheels taking your Grand Cherokee from grocery getter to head turner.

For more information about the new 1999-2004 Jeep WJ 4” lift kit, please contact Rough Country Suspension® Products at http://www.roughcountry.com or call 800-222-7023 today! You may also contact Rough Country® to find an authorized dealer near you, or visit the “Dealer Locator” link

About Rough Country:

Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension® Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs. Rough Country Suspension® Products is owned by Heckethorn Products®. Heckethorn Products® has a storied history in the automotive aftermarket that includes inventing the first steering stabilizer for military Jeeps in the 1950s. As a complete supplier, Rough Country Suspension Products offers retailers, jobbers, and consumers an opportunity to purchase products the market is demanding.

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Rough Country’s New Adjustable JK Disconnects

JK Disconnects
Dyersburg, TN – Rough Country is pleased to announce new 07-09 Jeep JK Adjustable Disconnects. Featuring a 90 degree spherical ball joint for full range of motion, this kit fits on Jeep JK’s ranging from stock height up to those with 6” of lift. The new adjustable JK disconnects release quickly with an easy to use mounting pin and also include a frame mount bracket to keep the sway bar link away from all moving parts. Available for immediate purchase and priced at less than $60, this upgrade is one that JK owners will want to invest in.


For more information about the new adjustable JK disconnects, please contact Rough Country Suspension®. Products at http://www.roughcountry.com or call 800-222-7023 today! You may also contact Rough Country® to find an authorized dealer near you, or visit the “Dealer Locator” link at http://www.roughcountry.com.

About Rough Country:

Formed in early 1970’s, Rough Country Suspension®. Products was one of the founders of the off-road industry and today is one of the fastest growing manufacturers and marketers of lifted suspension packages and off-road accessories for both 2wd and 4wd trucks and SUVs. Rough Country Suspension®. Products is owned by Heckethorn Products®. Heckethorn Products® has a storied history in the automotive aftermarket that includes inventing the first steering stabilizer for military Jeeps in the 1950s.
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Brown Dog Offroad Introduces New "K" Series Motor Mounts, Teams Up with NAXJA

Cherokee Motor Mounts
Brown Dog Offroad introduces new "K" series motor mounts designed specifically for Jeep Cherokee XJ and Comanche MJ at NAX JA (North America XJ Association) 2009-2010 regional and national events.

Gilbert, Arizona (PRWEB) June 18, 2009 -- Jeep Cherokee XJs and Jeep Comanche MJs driven in off-road conditions are prone to worn or broken motor mounts. Brown Dog Offroad is introducing Cherokee and Comanche owners across North America to the new "K" series motor mounts and helping sponsor NAXJA regional and national events over the next year.

"Engineered to bolt directly to Cherokee and Comanche OEM six-cylinder engine brackets, neither the mounts nor brackets require any modification," reports Tim Shideler, Chief of Engineering, Brown Dog Offroad. Backed with a life-time warranty, the double-welded, all-steel motor mounts feature replaceable Classic Polyurethane or Ultra-Flex Rubber bushings.

"Everyone needs motor mounts and Brown Dog offers some of the best. In fact, I'll be putting them in my Jeep when I replace my stroker later this summer," said Cal Tuttle, Sponsorship Chairperson, NAXJA, "We don't take any profit from our sponsorship program. NAXJA gives between 8 and 20 thousand dollars yearly to support land-use battles and other related non profits such as search and rescue, volunteer fire departments, etc."

NAXJA Regional Events for remainder of 2009 include:
June 25-28, 2009 - NWFest, Naches, Washington
July 2-4, 2009 - Cherokee Crawl, Morris Mountain OHV Park, Alabama
July 19-25, 2009 - ColoradoFest, Buena Vista, Colorado
August 14-16, 2009 - Intermountain Chapter Geostash Challenge, Uinta Mountains, Utah
August 28-30, 2009 - SierraFest, Shaver Lake, California
October 6-10, 2009 - National Fall Fling, Moab, Utah
2010 events have not been announced.

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