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  1. Great Wall Haval Dargo

    Ever wonder what a Jeep Renegade would look like with a RAV4 Grille and Bronco interior? Wonder no more! Chinese Manufacturer Great Wall has the vehicle for you! https://carnewschina.com/2021/12/22/haval-dargo-big-dog-debuts-in-saudi-arabia/
  2. Toyota (FJ) Cruiser EV SUV Preview

    Looks like Toyota is looking to bring the FJ back. Electrified vehicle concept: https://www.caranddriver.com/news/amp38513338/toyota-baby-land-cruiser-ev/ looks a little bit like a Lego car.
  3. Famous “Lasts” in Cars

    https://driving.ca/features/feature-story/these-10-car-features-took-absolutely-forever-to-die A fun read for anyone interested in automotive history. Specific to Wranglers: Last car with front drum brakes: 1985 Jeep DJ-5M 1978 Jeep DJ-5E Drum brakes are still found on the rear wheels of...
  4. 2022 Ford Bronco Everglades (w/ snorkel and winch)

    Interesting article. Ford is going the jeep route with multiple special editions. This version will have a snorkel and winch kit from factory. https://jalopnik.com/its-official-the-ford-bronco-everglades-is-coming-in-2-1847872564
  5. Service Hybrid Electric Vehicle System, Service Charging System

    TLDR: My car was broken, more broken, fixed, broken again. Issue 1: auto-park at every stop. ASSUMED RESOLVED Full text warning (Service Hybrid Electric Vehicle System) as well as the corresponding dash light (Red wrench with power symbol). Intermittent, very hard to replicate. Hasn’t...
  6. 419° oil temperature reading

    Well, this is interesting. Doing some light driving in all electric mode, and saw that my oil temperature spiked just a little bit. It stayed at 419 degrees for the remainder of the drive. I’m guessing this is a bad sensor? Surprised the check engine light did not come on. one bit of irony to...
  7. Cent's 4xe Improvement Suggestions

    Based on my three months ownership experience. For context, I’ve driven over 1.5k in mostly all electric driving, previously owned a JK, and have driven various pool vehicles for work. 4xe specific improvements: 1. Option to display actual fuel/battery charge readings, alongside percent/range...
  8. Toledo South to Temporarily Halt Gladiator Production

    https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/07/jeepers-toledo-south-to-temporarily-halt-gladiator-production/
  9. Article: 2022 Wrangler Xtreme Recon Would Beat The 2021 Bronco With A Lift And Bigger Tires

    Here you go. That 40.4 is likely a reference to the Xtreme Recon Package’s approach and departure angles. This is a (unverified leak) package that is to be announced for the 2022 model year. The 2022 Jeep Wrangler Xtreme Recon Package Would Beat The New Ford Bronco With Bigger Tires And A Lift...
  10. Power / Charge Gauge Calibration Issue?

    Observed an interesting issue with the instrument cluster: the digital center Power/Charge gauge does not mirror the analog right side Power/Charge gauge. Per the 4xe manual supplement, the explanation for the digital center Power/Charge gauge (located under Hybrid Info) refers to the analog...
  11. Driving 54,000 miles around the coast of Africa, through 35 different countries.

    Dan Grec, writer of “The Road Chose Me” recently published a long form summary of his Africa journey for Jalopnik: https://jalopnik.com/how-to-prepare-and-maintain-a-car-for-a-50-000-mile-roa-1847090292 Same premise as his original trip. Quit his job (again), built a Jeep, and went at it -...
  12. 4xe faked for free parking on college campus

    There's a student at Southern University Houston who decided the best method to get free parking is to fake having an 4xe Wrangler. Parking pass costs $250, but EV spots are free. Wise Guy Fakes Jeep EV To Park Free On College Campus (jalopnik.com) Any method to save a buck, I guess.
  13. Max Regen "Braking " Status Light

    Maybe I'm just an idiot and missing something here: Are there any dash lights or other status lights / bars that turn on when max regen is in the "braking" mode? I've had a few moments where I couldn't tell if I was braking or coasting - specifically, it would be nice to know if my rear brake...
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