You Don’t Want A Jeep Pickup, You Pansy! – Jack Baruth

Last week, rookie TTACer Aaron Cole called the RAM Rebel a Jeep pickup. I don’t think it would be impossible to make the case that the Rebel is a successor of sorts to the J10 and J20 full-sizers like the one that Jalopnik is rebuilding right now. Those pickups were discontinued after Chrysler acquired AMC because there just wasn’t enough money in the hopper to update them and do a new Dodge Ram truck. Shame, really, because the “FSJ” did have some fans and there are still people willing to pay sixty grand for a ’91 Grand Wagoneer. Chances are, however, than when you think of a “Jeep pickup” you’re not thinking about a full-sizer at all. Rather, you’re envisioning what’s known as a “CJ-8”. It’s perfectly possible to buy a modern CJ-8. It’s also perfectly impossible that Jeep will ever be willing to sell you one. The reason? Why, it’s basically the same reason that the Camry V6 is not the most popular cop car in existence. Over the weekend, my son and I went to the Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio. It was his third trip to the facility and maybe my twentieth. It’s a great place to visit and it’s completely free. It is also under military jurisdiction. This is important in the e...

3 Best Scissor Jacks: Our Top Picks for Spare Tire Relief (2019)

TheDrive and its partners may earn a commission if you purchase a product through one of our links. Read more. Flat tires happen to all of us: while you’re driving, almost always on a day when it’s raining. All you want to do is get on with your day. To do this, you need a good scissor jack to lift the car and replace the flat with the spare. Whether you’re replacing an old scissor jack or didn’t get one to start, we’re going to cover the best options out there. The best scissor jack for cars you can find. Easy to use and ideal for those unavoidable emergencies. Only takes two minutes to jack up your car fully, can plug into the cigarette lighter or directly hook up to the battery, and is entirely automatic for effortless use.  Ergonomic hand crank, a large base for maximum stability, and compatible with a wide range of accessories for any emergency need.  High-quality scissor jack that you can rely on for roadside emergencies. Ideal for your average coupe or sedan, and easily stored. Compact design perfect for vehicles with limited space, a higher weight limit compared to the competition, and high-grade steel with a corrosion-resistant finish for a long...