On such a gloriously sunny day as this, I just had to dart home during lunch to¬†convert the Jeep to a much happier open-air mode. It’s just too nice to keep the top all buttoned up!

Jeep’s Chinese cloud-mapper

Motor Trend is reporting Jeep’s debut of the Yuntu Concept at the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show. Yutu, loosely translated as “cloud map”, is a seven-seat, plug-in hybrid SUV targeted at China’s growing SUV market. There are no current plans to bring it to the U.S.

Check out the full MT report here:


Superwinch unveiled its new premium EXP winch models at SEMA last year, but in all honesty, I missed it. That’s a tragedy, too, because the interwebs are mum on much detail (including pricing, which I’m betting hasn’t been set, though I’d expect a Warn Zeon-level cost) about this cool new winch. Superwinch, though, recently shared a video by FourWheeler on their Facebook page highlighting its ground-breaking features. Check it out!

I’ve spent most of my four-day weekend working in one way or another, so I used this afternoon to wash Smokey, followed by two coats of wax, a good vacuum and an interior detailing. Yes, I’m tired, but that shine is worth it!

A little help …

To the Jeeper searching our site to learn whether or not AEV’s 3.5-inch lift maintains the factory nose-down take, the answer is yes. All AEV lifts maintain the rake. A few Jeeps have unique-enough weight distribution that they sit nearly level post-lift, but AEV does intend to keep the nose-down stance. 

Hope this helps! Post up a comment and let us know what lift you end up going with. Or, check out @SmokeyTheJeep on Instagram, and tag us in a pic of your ride. 
Happy Jeeping!