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Jeep Performance Parts Introduces Factory-Designed 4-Inch Wrangler Lift Kit

When you buy a new Jeep Wrangler, you’re not really getting a new car—you’re getting a blank canvas to customize, modify, hack apart, and bolt back together in whatever crazy one-off combo you desire. Jeep knows this, as evidenced by the plethora of Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts accessories available for the venerable off-roader. Now, you can roll with the big boys but maintain the reassurance of factory engineering: Next month, Jeep Performance Parts will begin offering a four-inch suspension lift for the Wrangler.

We first saw the new four-inch kit at the unveiling of Jeep’s 2015 Moab Easter Safari concepts, albeit clandestinely: The custom Red Rock Responder concept (shown above) sits on the Jeep Performance Parts lift. Jeep’s in-house accessory line has offered a two-inch lift for some time—as seen on the Wrangler Africa and Jeep Chief concepts also shown at the Easter Safari showcase—but this is the first time Jeep has offered a four-inch kit engineered in-house.

The kit packs new springs, remote-reservoir shocks, new control arms, a new front driveshaft and yoke, lengthened brake lines, a high-steer conversion kit, a steering damper, and all the necessary brackets to complete the installation. The whole outfit costs $2250, though sadly, it’s available only for the four-door Wrangler, 2007 to current.

Of course, if you really want to roll with the biggest boys, you’ll need to throw in another upgrade from the Jeep Performance Parts catalog: bolt-in front and rear Dana 60 axles with either 4.88:1 or 5.38:1 gearing and the brakes from a Ram 3500. Which, if you go that route, will add another $13,000 total to your project budget. But hey, you can never be too prepared.

Read more at: http://blog.caranddriver.com/jeep-performance-parts-introduces-factory-designed-4-inch-wrangler-lift-kit/

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2018 Jeep Wrangler: The most changes since 1997

The next generation of the iconic off-roader will be the 2018 Jeep Wrangler, debuting sometime in 2017.

While Jeep reportedly tried an independent suspension for Wrangler, based on the 1963 Jeep Wagoneer or the Ram 4×4, Larry Vellequette of Automotive News wrote on February 15, 2015, that they would stick with floating solid axles; one insider said they would change the configuration somewhat. Among other things, this will help Mopar and the aftermarket to keep selling modifications, and will keep modified Wranglers on the trail for years to come.

To lose weight, or at least to avoid gaining too much extra weight, Wrangler is likely to switch to an aluminum tub and may use a lighter but equally tough hydroformed frame, possibly with other aluminum-alloy components. A diesel could provide a serious boost in fuel efficiency.

The Jeep Wrangler is a key vehicle for Chrysler, the “ring that controls all Jeeps,” and Sergio Marchionne has said many times they cannot reduce its off-road capability. Whether this means they will actually not reduce its capability remains to be seen.

The appearance of the Wrangler is not likely to change much, and aerodynamic improvements may be brought about mostly by changes in the side mirrors, underbody covers, and gearing.

Flip-up rear window

A new Chrysler patent application shows a unique full folding back glass design, and while this patent isn’t officially related to the Jeep Wrangler, it is used for the illustrations, and there is no vehicle in the current lineup that would accept a design like this as well as the Wrangler.

The current Wrangler has backglass that opens away from the bodywork with struts that hold it up high enough to access the entire opening for easier loading and unloading. The spare tire swings out of the way and the backglass opens upwards. This patent application shows a similar design, but this backglass folds all of the way up to the roof, with clips built into the roof so it can be pinned down. This design also has clips inside of the vehicle where the driver may clip up the struts after disconnecting them to swivel the glass up onto the roof.

Driving with rear glass open could cause the vehicle to pull in exhaust fumes if the front windows were not also open, or while idling at a halt; and can also draw in mud when used off-road. Even with these downsides, there are likely people who would love to be able to lock the backglass of their Jeep Wrangler open while driving with the top on, so the next generation Wrangler may include this as an optional package. There is also the possibility that this backglass design is intended for a fixed roof model that would offer the option to drive with the backglass open because the owner cannot remove the roof altogether. It could also serve as another “look what we have” item that will never get used.

Chrysler may also simply have patented it to prevent other automakers from using it.

Aluminum Wranglers

Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette quoted Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne (May 6, 2014) that indicates extensive use of aluminum on the 2018 Jeep Wrangler (to be produced starting in calendar-year 2017, according to the latest Five Year Plan). When aksed if he could think of a better use for aluminum than Wrangler, Mr. Marchionne answered, “No.” He also said that FCA would be ready to produce aluminum vehicles in 2017, the same year Wrangler (but also probably at least one Alfa Romeo) enters production. (Alfa Romeo appears to be re-pioneering resins, years after GM’s Saturn and Chrysler’s own research, which resulted in several concept cars but no production car.)

While Chrysler has successfully attacked highway mileage with gearing and aerodynamics, weight is the key to city mileage, and the company is having problems meeting fuel economy goals because of customer demands for weight-increasing safety ratings, big wheels, powerful stereos, and (outside of Wrangler) near-silent interiors.

Chrysler posted a job opening for a senior buyer of aluminum components in June 2014.

Diesel engines, pickup trucks, and other changes

Many expect Jeep to finally issue a U.S. diesel version of the Wrangler, and a limited production pickup version (Gladiator? Comanche?). The engine would likely be a Fiat four-cylinder diesel (424?), the upcoming Alfa Romeo 2.2, or the next-generation VM 2.8 liter I-4 (a newer version of the engine used in Europe for many years).

Standard American engines would likely be a V6 — by then, upgraded with more power and efficiency — and the upcoming Hurricane Four.

Most expect Jeep to make the Wrangler more aerodynamic, with a greater slant to the windshield; many have speculated that the fold-down windshield function will finally be dropped. It is a unique feature for Jeep in North America, but few seem to care about it. Removable doors are likely to remain, along with the various hard and soft tops. A new patent shows flipping rear glass windows.

Independent suspensions

Many may ask why Jeep would even want to use an independent suspension, when the current design:

– Is proven to work well off-road

– Can be modified for higher off-road performance

– Is proven in sales

– Costs less to set up than an independent suspension

The arguments for the new design include:

– It could increase stability and would end the so-called “death wobble,” a public relations and lawsuit problem

– A “true Jeep” independent suspension would greatly improve ride and handling

– Most independent suspensions would improve on-road behavior

– The factory could increase capacity by bringing in ready-to-fit suspension assemblies

One possibility would be updating a 1990s design by Chrysler engineers Evan Boberg, Gerry Hentschel, and Bob Sheaves, who created an independent suspension for the 1997 Jeep Wrangler. This design does not lose ground clearance during a jounce; the differential travels with the wheel — if one side of the vehicle goes over a rock or into a ditch, the differential is pulled up, providing superior “real-life” ground clearance. Wheel travel was around 12 inches. (Evan Boberg described it in Common Sense Not Required, Bob Sheaves in this article on Li’l Blue; neither is currently employed by Chrysler.)

Another possibility is adapting the Ram Power Wagon’s suspension to the Wrangler, which would be less risky than most other solutions.

An independent suspension carries risks. The Wrangler’s off-road credentials will have to be superior to current models to win the hearts of Jeepers, who, with magazine critics, will be ready to call it “a rebadged Fiat,” “fake Jeep,” and “mall runner” — regardless of what it can do on the trail. The system will need to be well tested on all types of terrain, be as durable as the current setup, and capable on all models.

Some have talked about the possibility of making two Wranglers, traditional and independent, but this is not feasible in the current factory. A backup plan may be in place, but given that such a backup plan would also require a factory redesign, the “backup” may simply be spending more time to get it right… unless Chrysler is planning to reopen a closed plant (or build a new one) and move the old Rubicon tooling there. This remains unlikely, at best.

There have been no specific, official announcements on timing or suspension choices.

Read more at: http://www.allpar.com/SUVs/jeep/wrangler/2017.html

Michigan Mopar events

The 2015 Chrysler Employee Motorsport Association (CEMA) will present its 26th annual Charity Car Show on Saturday, June 6, on the grounds of the Walter P. Chrysler Museum at 1 Chrysler Drive in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

This year’s theme is “Celebrating the Jet Age of Automotive Design,” and will feature a 1963 Chrysler Turbine Car with periodic start-and-revs.

The show benefits Leader Dogs for the Blind of Rochester, Michigan. Hours are from 9 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine. The show field usually has over 300 cars (it’s open to all makes) with a disc jockey, food, and vendors; it is also a rare opportunity to visit the Walter P. Chrysler Museum.

Cars can be entered online at at http://www.cemaclub.org. Online/advance registration is $15 through May 30th. After that, the fee is $20, including day-of-show. The first 200 paid registrations will get a goody bag and a dash plaque. See the CEMA website or download the show flyer.

The North Oakland Macomb Muscle Car Club’s 18th Annual Car Show and all Mopar Swap Meet will be held on Sunday, April 26, at the Packard Proving Grounds, 49965 Van Dyke Avenue, in Shelby Township, Michigan. The historic site is on the west side of Van Dyke, between 22 and 23 Mile Roads.

There is free parking and food for purchase at the event. Car show entries are $10 per vehicle including owner and spouse, with swap meet spaces at $20. No prepayment or pre-registration is needed. Spectators over 16 pay $7 at the gate. More information will be provided closer to the event.

As read on: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2015/03/michigan-mopar-events

Watch the Hellcat pound the C7 Corvette Z06

We have already seen the big, bad 2015 Corvette Z06 lose from a stop and from a roll against a Dodge Viper TA, and today, we have a video pitting the supercharged’ Vette against the most powerful American muscle car of all time – the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The 2015 Challenger Hellcat has a pretty substantial advantage in power, packing 707 horsepower to the Corvette’s 650, and while torque levels are the same, the Corvette is a great deal lighter. To be exact, the C7 Corvette Z06 is roughly a thousand pounds lighter than the Hellcat Challenger while also being more aerodynamic than the big, brawny Mopar muscle car.

When you look at the improved aerodynamics, the comparable torque and the substantially lower curb weight of the 2015 Corvette Z06, many people believed that the most track capable Corvette ever would still hand a beating to the Hellcat Challenger, even with the big advantage in horsepower. Some went so far as to speculate that the Challenger would win in a quarter mile race with everything else equal, but it was expected that on a longer run, the weight and aero properties of the Corvette would be the winning difference.

All of those people appear to be wrong, as the first high speed race video featuring the 2015 Corvette Z06 and the 2015 Challenger Hellcat show the Mopar muscle car handing the Chevy supercar a severe beating in two separate runs. We get to see the Hellcat eating up the Corvette from two different angles and while the on-car view shows how quickly the two high performance American coupes blast away from the slow-moving traffic, they both display the same sad fate for the Corvette…beaten badly at the hands of a “lowly muscle car”.

It appears as though the most track capable Corvette of all time might be a beast on the road course, but it struggles to keep up with the mighty Hellcat Challenger on the open road.

Read more at: http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2015/01/watch-the-hellcat-pound-the-c7-corvette-z06

Dodge Dart R/T Concept: The High-Performance Compact Dodge Needs to Build

Dodge has a fascinating history of building hot compacts, one prominent example being the Omni GLHS by Shelby, while the Caliber SRT4 marked a low point in terms of style and refinement. For the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, the carmaker has taken its sensible Dart and tweaked it significantly to make it digestible to more discerning enthusiasts.

Painted in bright orange with matte black as a contrast color, and fitted with a prominent rear spoiler and diffuser, this Dart R/T concept looks pleasantly aggressive. But it also looks rather refined, thanks to a revised front fascia that turns the grille into a slit, while creating a large lower air intake visually separated by a body-colored strip. This feeds more air to the intercooler, Dodge says. We say it just looks cool.

The flat-black aluminum hood incorporates a large duct that not only appears awesome, but also feeds extra air to the unspecified engine’s intake box (the hood will be available as a Mopar add-on beginning early next year). Fiat-Chrysler claims the Dart R/T concept seems “poised to strike fear in the competition.” We wouldn’t go that far, but we will say that the package is an impressive improvement over the already sleek-looking Dart. With 18-inch lightweight wheels, a big-brake kit, and adjustable coil-over suspension from the Mopar catalog, it promises better road manners, too.

Who knows—this concept may actually inspire a series-production variant and add another chapter to Dodge’s remarkable history of compact high-performance beasts. Given the Dart’s general “meh”-ness, we think such a car can’t arrive quickly enough.

As read on: http://blog.caranddriver.com/dodge-dart-rt-concept-the-high-performance-compact-dodge-needs-to-build/

Six Summer Mopar Accessories for your Jeep® Brand Vehicle

Whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip or just thinking of making a day-long visit to your favorite trail, there’s still plenty of time to add a few accessories to your Jeep® brand vehicle before your next adventure. With the help of Mopar parts and accessories, you can add the extra tools you’ll need for whatever terrain you plan to take on.

Camping Tent

During those summer evenings where you find yourself camping on the road, make sure the stay is a little more comfortable. Set up this tent off the back of your Jeep brand vehicle and don’t miss any of your favorite outdoor experiences.
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Off-Road Bumper

If your summertime adventures take you on a rougher trail, protect your Jeep brand vehicle with the help of a front bumper from Mopar. This steel bumper is narrower than the stock bumper, but still designed to give your vehicle the fender protection it needs.

Cargo Management System

Bring everything you need for your next excursion and more. Keep all your gear organized and in place inside your Jeep brand vehicle with a cargo management system.

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Bike Carrier

Fasten your bikes securely to the back of your Jeep brand vehicle before you embark on your journey. This bike carrier from Thule allows you to store your bikes securely and remove them with ease.

Skid Plates

Protect your Jeep brand vehicle from even the rockiest trails with the added help of skid plates. These steel skid plates cover parts of your vehicle’s undercarriage and help protect them against obstacles on the trail.

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Cargo Basket

For any extra items you can’t fit into the back of Jeep brand vehicle, store them on top with the help of the cargo basket. This cargo basket easily attaches to the roof of your vehicle and provides the extra storage space you need for longer trips on the road.

Do you have a favorite Mopar accessory you put to good use in the summer? Let us know in the comments section below!

As read on: http://blog.jeep.com/adventures/six-summer-mopar-accessories-jeep-brand-vehicle/

Stryker Green Debuts on 2014 SRT Viper at North American International Auto Show

Latest high-impact, hand-painted, show-car quality exterior color is available across Viper model lineup

· New ‘Grand Touring’ package brings standard Nappa leather seats, sophisticated chassis electronics and exclusive paint colors to the Viper’s entry price class

The newest, high-impact exterior paint color for the SRT Viper was shown today for the first time at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

The Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand introduced “Stryker Green,” an evolution of the iconic Snakeskin Green exterior color that first appeared in 2008, which features enhanced green and yellow pigments and a “liquid mercury” appearance. The color is the perfect choice for SRT enthusiasts that want to take their SRT Viper to the next level of exclusivity with a vivid and unique color that reflects light to show off the dramatic curves of the Viper.

“We’re continuing to develop and build unique, low-volume, special-edition colors for the Viper that adds to the exclusivity of our American-built flagship supercar,” said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, SRT Brand and Motorsports. “Every SRT Viper is painted with a process that is very similar to what we use for our show cars. The application of the new Stryker Green exterior paint is a very detailed and intricate process, taking approximately eight hours to complete. The process first starts with a base color coat followed by a green-tinted mid-coat and topped off with a clear finish. Each coat application adds depth and accentuates the curvature of the Viper’s exterior design.”

Also making its debut on the 2014 SRT Viper is the Grand Touring (GT) special package featuring standard Nappa leather seats, five-mode Electronic Stability Control and the two-mode Bilstein® DampTronic Select suspension, both previously only available with the Viper GTS price class. The GT option package will be limited to the new Stryker Green and Venom Black exterior colors.

Stryker Green exterior color will be available starting in February on the Viper GTS price class, and the SRT price class with the new GT package.

The SRT Viper isn’t just the ultimate supercar, it’s also a perfect canvas for high-performance parts and accessories from Mopar.

This Moparized SRT Viper showcases lightweight carbon fiber components with an exposed carbon fiber performance X-Brace, which is almost 50-percent lighter than the production version with the same strength and functional stiffness.

Additionally, a prototype aero package has been fitted to the show car with a Mopar carbon fiber rear wing and extended front corner splitters.

About SRT Viper

The fifth generation of iconic American-built supercar returned in 2013 as the SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand’s flagship performance machine with more power and performance, superior craftsmanship, new technologies and creature comforts. Power from the all-aluminum, 8.4-liter mid-front V-10 engine delivering 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque – the most torque of any naturally aspirated sports-car engine in the world, combines with triple-digit weight reduction to produce the best power-to-weight ratio of any Viper ever. Standard safety features include electronic multistage stability control, traction control and new 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS).

The iconic supercar is hand-built at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit – the Viper’s home since 1995. Both SRT Viper and SRT Viper GTS models offer new interior and exterior designs incorporating premium materials and new exterior surfaces with aerodynamically functional details that are beautifully integrated into the high-tech carbon fiber and aluminum skin. On the inside, designers and engineers strived to rethink all its touch points and upgrade all its material appointments and

technologies. The Viper GTS model adds many premium features including a leather wrapped interior, five mode electronic stability control and a two mode adjustable suspension.

About SRT Brand

The Chrysler Group’s SRT brand uses a successful product development formula featuring five proven hallmarks: awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors and race-inspired and high-performance interiors; to remain true to its performance roots.

The 2014 SRT lineup features five vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and bring the latest in safety technologies and creature comforts. The Chrysler 300 SRT, Dodge Challenger SRT, Dodge Charger SRT and Jeep® Grand Cherokee SRT join the flagship SRT Viper, which made its highly anticipated return to the high-performance sports car market in 2013.

As read on: http://www.autoblog.com/2014/01/12/srt-viper-stryker-green-grand-touring-package/

Fuel for your Dream Machine – SEMA 2013

Watch the Mopar Press Conference via Livestream here on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:40 p.m. Eastern (4:40 p.m. Pacific)

For many of us enthusiasts, adding a new or gently used vehicle to the garage is just the beginning. We know that with just a few additions the newest member of the family fleet will look cooler, sound meaner and go faster – and make it a truly one of a kind Dream Machine.

One place where those dreams take shape is the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Every year in early November the Las Vegas Convention Center fills with automakers and companies that build practically any automotive accessory you can imagine.

SEMA is one of Mopar’s favorite events. It’s the time we get to gather up all those crazy “what ifs” that get tossed out during lunches and after-work hangouts and make a few of them come to life. Such as last year’s show, where we rolled out the Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper and the Dodge Charger Juiced (with a Viper V-10 under the hood!)

This year, we’ll have nearly 20 vehicles at SEMA that showcase the transformative powers of big wheels and tires, paint, engine upgrades and interior trim. We’ve already given you a slight hint at what’s to come this year.

The SEMA show is an industry trade event – it’s not open to the public. But stick with us here at the Mopar Blog and we’ll take you inside the show and give you access to all the amazing things Mopar can do for your car.

Join us here on Tuesday, Nov. 5, as we’ll broadcast the Mopar press conference at SEMA live on the Internet, beginning at 7:40 p.m. Eastern (4:40 p.m. Pacific). We’ll have the concepts and news that will fuel your dreams, and then follow it up with live interviews with some of the people who make these things happen.

Now, you tell us – what do you want to see added to the Dodge ChargerChallenger or Dart?

Stay connected with Mopar for all things SEMA

  • Watch the Mopar Press Conference via Livestream here on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 7:40 p.m. Eastern (4:40 p.m. Pacific)
  • Get a sneak peak of the Moparized vehicles!  And learn more about them here!
  • Learn about our host Steve Magnante 
  • Follow @OfficialMopar and the following hashtags on Twitter for live updates from the show:
    • #SEMAshow
    • #Mopar
    • #MoparChat

Car-Care Checklist for Cold-weather Driving Season

Mopar® Announces Car-Care Checklist for Cold-weather Driving Season

  • Ten items to check before winter
  • Mopar® services Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, SRT and Fiat vehicles
  • With the addition of Magneti Marelli parts, Mopar also services competitive makes
  • Mopar now offers full menu of all-season, winter and performance tires
  • Mopar Service Clinic offers free vehicle inspections and dealership tours at select Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat dealerships
October 4, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Before winter settles in, fall is the time for owners to get their vehicles into shape.

“Now is the time to prepare your vehicle for the upcoming winter-driving season,” said Jim Sassorossi, Head of Sales and Product Development at Mopar®, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Preventative maintenance helps vehicles perform at optimum levels in a variety of conditions.

“With original-equipment Mopar parts, our factory-trained technicians provide full service to Chrysler, Jeep®, Dodge, Ram, SRT and Fiat vehicles,” Sassorossi added. “And with the addition of proven, quality-tested parts from Magneti Marelli, we also service all domestic and most import vehicles as well.”

Mopar’s Fall Car-Care Checklist

1: Brakes
Summer travel gives brake pads a heavy workout, resulting in the removal of thin layers. Now is the time to check pads, shoes, rotors, drums, calipers, wheel cylinders, brake hardware and the parking brake for wear and tear.

2: Tires
Closely inspect the tread and sidewall areas of tires for uneven or irregular wear. In addition, excessive edge wear, center wear and shoulder wear can act as an indicator for other trouble spots on your vehicle. It’s also important to ensure correct air pressure at all times in order to prevent premature wear. Be sure to check the spare as well. If replacements are needed, Mopar offers a complete lineup of tires and winter tires from BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Firestone, General, Goodyear, Hankook, Kelly, Kumho, Michelin, Uniroyal and Yokohama brands.

3: Battery
Summer heat does the most damage to battery life and is why they often fail in the winter. Check for corroded terminals and a bulging or cracked case. Test and replace battery if necessary.

4: Wiper Blades
Winter driving conditions challenge your ability to see the road. Mopar’s lineup of wiper blades now includes Beam Blades, which provide superior all-weather performance and aid driving visibility. The wiper blades boast a skin coating that seals the aerodynamic spoiler in order to protect it from winter weather. Mopar Beam Blades also are constructed to eliminate exposed parts and to resist snow- and ice-clogging.

5: Shocks and Struts
For motorists located in cold and snowy climates, fall and winter also usher in a dreaded time of year: pothole season. Shocks and struts are the most overlooked service parts on a vehicle, but they affect ride control and comfort and can also affect a number of related parts. Mopar shocks and struts optimize vehicle handling, tire life and keep vehicles riding smoothly.

6: Engine Oil
Ensure your engine oil has the correct viscosity in order to endure cold weather. Engine oil should be changed or replenished at recommended intervals. Low or dirty fluids affect how an engine and its components perform and could potentially cause engine damage under extreme conditions.

7: Fluid Levels
All vehicle fluids and lubricants should be checked and changed at factory-recommended intervals. Key fluids include antifreeze/coolant level and concentration, as well as power steering, brake, transmission and windshield washer fluids.

8: Engine Belts and Hoses
Replace belts and hoses at recommended intervals. Quality-tested Mopar belts and hoses offer precision fit, optimal service life and original-equipment performance.

9: Air Filter
The air filter is designed to protect your engine from airborne contaminants. Poor air flow to the engine inhibits performance and generates greater fuel consumption. A new air filter allows clean, unrestricted air flow into the engine and helps ensure proper performance for a longer life.

10: Headlamps and Taillamps
Days become shorter in the fall and winter, meaning more nighttime driving and increased usage of headlamps and taillamps. Inspect and test all lamps on your vehicle to ensure proper function and proper alignment.

Mopar Fall Service Specials and Rebates
Mopar has a full slate of fall service specials and mail-in rebates on tap for consumers, including:

  • $70 rebates on select sets of four Goodyear premium tires
  • $20 rebates per set of any other four Goodyear tires
  • $20 rebates per set of two Value Line struts
  • $10 rebates per set of two Value Line shocks
  • $2.50 rebates per each Value Line wiper blade (applicable for all makes and models)
  • At select Chrysler Group dealerships, one special low price for three services: oil and filter change, Mopar Value Line wiper blades and multipoint vehicle checkup, plus a 10 percent discount on needed repairs
  • At select Chrysler Group dealerships, customers can take advantage of the Mopar Service Clinic, a program that offers free vehicle inspections in October and November

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 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.

As read on: http://media.chrysler.com/newsrelease.do;jsessionid=5081CCF289143A683AB95EEB5C70B487?&id=11590&adid=MoparCold&pid=ChryslerFacebook&mid=2?sid=Chrysler&channel=Social