Bestop – A Trustworthy and Respectable Name on Automotive Parts and Accessories

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Bestop is a popular name in the Jeep and trucks parts and accessories industry.  To date, it has more than a million customers worldwide.  Starting from its humble beginnings, Bestop was founded by Thomas Bradley in the 1950s.

Picking up from his father’s auto upholstery shop in California, Bradley started his own business when his family moved to Boulder, Colorado.  Although the business was a success, it was not doing pretty well during the winter months unlike in California.  Capitalizing on the cold winter months in Colorado, he made a new business strategy by creating Jeep replacement tops for this season.  Selling replacement tops proved to be more rewarding than the upholstery business, so he sold the latter and concentrated on this new one...

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XRC Rock Guards JK

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The Smittybilt XRC Armor Rock Guards JK are one of the products in the Smittybilt XRC JK Armor product line.  These guards have been designed specifically in order to give you the maximum protection as well as clearance that you have need of when you are off road.  Every part and accessory in this line is made from cold rolled steel that is 3/16’’ and then given a powder coat in the signature Smittybilt two stage finish.

These rock guards are made from only the best materials and then engineered with precision for the best off road performance. They sport a design that is sleek, sturdy, practical and high clearance and you get all of that in these easy to install rock guards.

  • You can get these guards either without a step or with one
  • You can use the XRC Corner Guards in conjunction...
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Carhatt Duck Weave Seat Covers

Carhatt Duck Weave Seat Covers

It is to no surprise that the car seats are the ones which are taking the most abuse out of your interiors. Therefore, it is needed that you take care of these properly in order to ensure you and your passengers’ safety.

However, mishaps cannot be avoided sometimes, especially if you have children inside your vehicle. They may end up spilling their drinks or their food on your car seats or your pet dog or cat might use your car seat as their personal scratching post, damaging and ruining your car seats beyond repair. All these can lead to huge repair expenses, so you will want to avoid these scenarios altogether.

Fortunately, Carhatt, one of the companies that make the toughest and most durable car seats in the world, has recently introduced their newest product in the market today – th...

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Jeep Wrangler Must Have Off-Road Accessories

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Overcoming off-road obstacles can be one of the most confrontational challenges that a Jeep Wrangler has to face. Hence, off-road enthusiasts are eager to pimp-up their Jeeps by installing different off-road accessories for them to effectively overcome off-road challenges. Here are some of their favorite off-road accessories.

Off-road Tires and Wheels

The first accessory you would want to invest in when it comes to boosting your Jeep Wrangler’s off-road capabilities is its tires and wheels. Choosing good pairs of wheels and tires are essential because they are the determining factor on how effective your Jeep Wrangler can be when it comes to overcoming off-road challenges.

One of the most expensive off-road tires in the market is the BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM Tires which cost from $314...

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The Jeep Wrangler History

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The extended run of Jeep is the envy of all other vehicles in the world. It debuted in the automobile industry during World War II. Since that time, the Jeep has gone on to be a dependable and attractive option for vehicle owners. Off-roaders and on-roaders alike admire the Jeep. According to various sources, the Jeep got its name because the truck displayed the designation GP (for “Government Purposes” or “General Purpose”), which was mispronounced as the word “Jeep.”

The Jeep Wrangler established itself as a cult figure among motor fanatics. Making its debut in 1987, it became a key jeep product—a hybrid, of sorts–of counter urban style with off-road warfare. This vehicle’s reputation evolved into an image of “freak of nature,” body of steel...

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Tips to Follow When Buying Jeep Wrangler Exhaust

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The exhaust is one of the most important Jeep Wrangler parts. The main purpose of the exhaust in Jeep Wrangler is to get rid of all the residue and by-products resulting from combustion and ensure their safe expulsion in to the air. Getting a quality performance exhaust system will provide you with enhanced gas mileage, enhanced engine horsepower and torque and quieted engine noise.

Choosing the right Diameter size

Considering your engine’s horsepower is the rule of thumb used in the selecting of an exhaust for the Jeep Wrangler For instance, if your engine has a horsepower that is less than 450, it would be good for you to go with an exhaust that is 4 inches wide. If your horsepower is as high as 550, a 5 inch diameter will do for you...

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Enjoy the Fun of Off Roading by Mounting a Spoiler to Your Jeep

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A spoiler is a modern vehicle accessory that is mounted at the back and is one of the many easy ways to make your vehicle look good.  Spoilers came into the scene in the 1960s (the time when race cars looked like the ordinary cars in the street).  NASCAR allowed the use of traditional spoilers when a petition was filed by racing teams.  The petition arose when the very unsteady Dodge Charger was allowed to make a downward force on the back side that made it less likely to take off.  From this incident, a spoiler was defined as an aerodynamically devised tool aimed to interrupt unnecessary air motion across the vehicle while increasing speed levels.  It influences fuel efficiency by minimizing the drag and augments the look of the vehicle at a certain degree.

The Two Types of Spoilers

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The Blazing 4-door 2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo

Numerous factors are to be taken into account when purchasing a vehicle.  To get the exact vehicle, it is essential to know your need and buying objectives.   

014 GC Laredo

After much evaluation, I finally settled to buying the 2014 Grand Cherokee Laredo.  Equipped with a 3.6 liter V6 engine, it produces 290 horsepower @ 6400 rpm with 260 pound feet of torque @ 4800 rpm and turning circle of 37.1 feet.  With a 24.6 full tank fuel capacity, it uses Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85) with fuel mileage rated at 17/25 mpg city/highway.  A 4-door 8-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifts SUV, the 2014 Cherokee Laredo is a vehicle to beat.

Cargo space is adequate at 68.3 cu ft and 36.3 cu ft when seats are in position giving me more space for my sports stuff as well as other tools...

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Protect Your Jeep’s Windshield with Aftermarket Bug Deflectors

Keep debris, insects and other road fragments from hitting your windshield by installing an aftermarket bug deflector.  Bug deflectors or bug shields are designed like a wing that glides to the main border of your Jeep’s hood.  They are structured aerodynamically featuring a lofty rim that produces a slipstream effect to catch bugs, dirt, dust and other debris on top of your vehicle.  These aftermarket Jeep accessories also protect your hood from tar and getting dents caused by stones taken by the wind and other road splinters.

Types of Materials Used for Bug Defectors

Durable Acrylic.  The most common material used for making bug deflectors, these are available in various colors like opaque black, semi-transparent grey, light smoke or rose shades.

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Stainless Steel.  This material s...

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A Pleasing City Ride and Gratifying Off-Road Ride with the 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4Dr 9A

Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

The Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk 4-door 9-speed automatic has a 2.4 liter 9-speed automatic transmission that creates 182 horsepower @ 6250 rpm, 171 pound feet of torque @ 4800 rpm and turning circle of 38.1 feet.  This 4-wheel drive SUV has a 15.8 gallon full tank capacity and uses regular unleaded gas with a rated fuel economy of 18/25 mpg city/highway.

Fitted with broader17 inches wheels and all terrain tires, the 2014 Cherokee Trailhawk 4-door has an extraordinary suspension tuning that allows it to take in more dirt.  Other great features of this SUV are the Select-Terrain dial with Auto, Sport, Snow and Sand/Mud options to maximize traction, hill start assist, hill descent control and the Rock Mode...

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