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Service CenterSales & Outfitting(720) 227-9118Option 1Option 21675 W. Hamilton Place, Sheridan, CO 80110
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"New" Defender SWB Spyshots

"New" Defender SWB Spyshots

New spy shots of a SWB (short wheel base) Defender test mule have prompted me to write down some of my thoughts on what the "new" Defender will and won't be.  First off, It is pretty clear that we should be expecting an independent suspension in any & all new products from Land Rover. While I personally lament the loss of solid axles under the new Defender, I understand the move by Land Rover doing so as it will allow enhanced drivability in all but the most extreme terrain. Yet, when matched with the amazing traction control system developed by Land Rover it will still surpass solid axles even in extreme terrain. The drawbacks are more related to the Series & Defender purists and those looking for major lift and build modifications to the vehicle, but we can rest assured that there will be individuals, shops, and manufacturers that will come to our aid in turning the new Defender into an off road beast. Be it i ... read more

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MHJC All-4-Fun

MHJC All-4-Fun

Mile-Hi Jeep Club is a non-profit organization, 501c(7), that combines the love of off-road with the drive to keep the sport alive. They strive to educate their members on the necessity of proper trail use, the importance of protecting and preserving the beauty of the trails they use and assist in search & rescue and other humanitarian missions around the state on a voluntary basis. For the last 52 years, Mile-Hi Jeep Club has hosted the All-4-Fun event. Bringing together hundreds of like minded off-road enthusiasts to enjoy a week of wheeling and other vendor sponsored events, including safety and recovery demos. The location varies from year to year, offering a chance to hit trails all over Colorado. As expected by their name, it is a predominately Jeep event. For the second year, JC’s once again infiltrated the Jeep community. Originally planned for Silverton this year, JC’s had only planned to sponsor the kids’ games, an event held during the Vendor Show to in ... read more

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Christmas Caravan for Kids

Christmas Caravan for Kids

We’re happy to continue our support of the USMC’s Toys for Tots foundation through the Christmas Caravan for Kids charity event. This is our 2nd year sponsoring, and organizing a drop off location for those unable to attend yet wanting to donate. We will have a drop off box at the shop to accept unwrapped toys for those unable to attend the event. In addition, we are organizing a convoy meetup location at or near the shop for those that want to attend, keep an eye on our Facebook event for more details. There are other “official” convoy meetup locations posted on the Toys for Tots website, and Facebook event. Looking forward to seeing you there! Jeff C. JC’s booth at Toys for Tots 2016 2017 Toys for Tots Here’s an excerpt about the charity from the Christmas Caravan for Kids website: Christmas ... read more

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Perentie adventures – March ’17

 Perentie adventures – March ’17

Since late 2016, I’ve been working on importing an Australian Land Rover Perentie 6×6. As you may recall, we had a customer bring one in earlier in 2016, and I was pretty enamored with the vehicle. So after more research on the Perentie, I decided that the 6×6 flat bed variant would be perfect for us, as it is the only Perentie that comes with the turbocharged 3.9l Isuzu engine, and would be a great platform for any future modifications or use. Not only did I get the Perentie as a cool shop and marketing vehicle, but going through the importing process is part of the knowledge I need for our shop expansion into vehicle sales as I am hoping to bring more of these great and unique Rovers to the states. Here’s some more information from Wikipedia one the Land Rover Perentie. So, after months of waiting (th ... read more

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Off Road

We Support great charities too.

We Support great charities too.

We like to give back where we can, and support great local causes and non-profits. We have donated not only in dollars, but in our own time volunteering to help out when possible. Arapahoe Search & Rescue, The Arapahoe Rescue Patrol is a search and rescue team based in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Composed entirely of young adults currently in high school, the members of the Patrol have provided “free search, rescue, and emergency services for the citizens of Colorado’s front range and throughout all of Colorado since 1957.” Set Them Free, Inc. is a non-profit fund raising organization created for the purpose of funding the rescue and rehabilitation of victims of human trafficking. Our mission is simply, “Set the victims of human trafficking fr ... read more

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We’re expanding!

We’re expanding!

It’s finally happening! JC’s British & 4×4 expansion has begun. It’s been nearly two years in the works, but construction has finally commenced on the building next door to our current service location. This project will allow us to expand our services offered to include used vehicle sales, accessory sales, and custom outfitting. JC’s has been working with two great companies, Rouge Architecture and Musick Built to plan out and remodel the building. The new facility will more than double our shop and parking space, and offer a large front showroom for vehicles and accessories. While construction will take most of 2017, I’m really excited to be able to offer more to our great customers in the future. Jeff C

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Rover Riders inaugural run 2016 – Mosquito Pass & Half Moon Creek

Rover Riders inaugural run 2016 – Mosquito Pass & Half Moon Creek

I’ve been wanting to put together an off-road trip for quite a while, and it finally came together with a little push from a long time customer. Thanks Dirk! Ok, I’m going to back up a second and explain why the name “Rover Riders” in the title. The Rover Riders were a club and group of Land Rover off-road enthusiasts that was started many years ago. That club was absorbed by the Solihull Society, the other and still current Land Rover club in Colorado, and the name was lost. I thought the name too cool to let go, and while I have no plans to create another (or competing) club, it was perfect to put it to use as a Facebook group This trip is the 1st time I created an event in that group, and invited some friends and customers of the shop. So it came to pass, that on Saturday July 23rd, 2016, our group of 8 vehicles gathered at JC’s British & 4×4 to head out for some high altitude adventure ... read more

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Off Road

Overheating!!! Be careful this summer!

Overheating!!! Be careful this summer!

Did you know that your engine can be overheating with you even knowing it! Yes, that's potentially true – and can have dire consequences. Here's why, for a coolant sensor to be accurate, it must have coolant flowing past it. If you have a coolant leak or complete loss of coolant, your coolant temperature sensor and therefore gauge will not react properly. In the winter there are often some simple signs that your coolant is low, particularly you often will notice that your heater is not blowing hot air. But come summer, that little warning of no heat from your vents goes unnoticed, pair that with running the A/C which pumps even more heat into the engine, and you can have catastrophic engine failure come up faster than you realize. Yes, some vehicle have coolant level sensors to warn you of low coolant level, but they don't always work reliably. And with the abundance of plastic engine (and cooling system) components in use today, some age and time cou ... read more

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New employee profile – Technician, Jordan M

New employee profile – Technician, Jordan M

Jordan has joined out team as of March 2016. Coming from another well respected Land rover specialty shop, Rover Doctor in Irvine CA, where he cut his teeth in the Land Rover world over the last 6 years. Jordan also completed an Associates of Science degree in Automotive Technology in 2015 from Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, CA. Not only does Jordan have years of Land Rover experience, but his is also an enthusiast. Owning two Rovers, a 1988 Range Rover Classic which is set up as his adventuring and camping truck, and a Discovery II for his fiance

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Undercarriage Protection

Undercarriage Protection

I thought I’d share my beliefs regarding undercarriage vehicle protection. – Body protection and “rock sliders” will be covered in another post. Basically the way I see it undercarriage protection falls into 3 general categories: Skid Plates/Guards – which generally cover an area & multiple components Individual component guards – as the name implies, this guard covers just the “one” component that is vulnerable Component Upgrades – for strength & durability Overall, I prefer to avoid skid plates and guards where I feel they are either excessive or have limited benefit. Therefor I tend to prefer component upgrades and individual component guards whenever possible. Below is a bullet point list of some of my thoughts. Pro’s to skid plates & guards: Relatively easy install Designed for “bolt in” installatio ... read more

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