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Jeep Lower Forty and Overland Concepts – Car News

Skunkwerks goes Underground and up some pretty awesome

Jeep rocked the house at year’s New York auto with its all-new 2011 Cherokee. But that wasn’t the news Jeep made week, as it headed to Moab a couple of extreme Wranglers to at the 43rd Annual Moab Safari. Both were by the Mopar Underground design (formerly known as “Mopar which is also credited last year’s cool JT concept and, further the original Dodge Neon–based

Jeep Lower Forty

The extreme-looking of the two is the Jeep Lower Resembling the caricatured offspring of a Wrangler and a dune buggie, the Forty in reality isn’t all wacky. In fact, other the modified body and enlarged the most extreme aspect of the Forty are the massive 40×13.5-inch mounted on Mopar-designed 20-inch aluminum wheels. Under the the Lower Forty is little than a stock, two-door Rubicon with a raucous Hemi V-8 supplying 380 hp and 404 lb-ft of suspension lift. “The goal was to achieve added clearance without altering the center of gravity,” said

We guess that a low center of was also part of why they three inches of height the windshield and increased its rake by 10 Other changes include a new carbon-fiber hood and a drop-down tailgate stamped with the logo. Inside, a shorter cage was installed, and the spare relocated to the cargo area, the occupants, sitting on two-tone leather seats, face a center console and instrument Finally, the whole thing was “Red Eye No. 3,” which was custom-developed by the Underground team specifically for the Forty.

The build team turned to the catalog for the vehicle’s mechanical Beyond the 5.7-liter Hemi the Lower Forty features a six-speed manual transmission. supplied a Dana 44 front and a Dana 60 rear axle, equipped with 5:38 and Dynatrac-prepared ARB air lockers. We wholeheartedly

Jeep Wrangler Overland

the Jeep Wrangler has the “rock-crawler” locked up as tight as its center in four-low, the “expedition” and “trekker” are all but ceded to Land Rover, until very recently has larger, more practical, and far comfortable vehicles to those want to go not just anywhere, but But now that the long-wheelbase, four-door Wrangler Unlimited is here, a through a Belizean jungle or a expedition in New Mexico’s Rock are possible as demonstrated by the super-versatile Overland. It’s dolled up a snorkel, a constellation of ancillary and huge, 35-inch mudders at corner, as well as a rigid roof and an all-new ARB two-person II rooftop-mounted tent and touring mounted to the cargo rack.

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To increase cargo capacity for gear, the Jeep Wrangler rear seats were with a flat, rubberized floor. The interior of the Jeep Overland features water-resistant front-seat covers, slush and a Daystar dash bin and lower panel.

A Mopar 2.5-inch suspension and a full-traction rear sway bar capability. American Expedition steel bumpers are fitted and rear and a Warn 9.5ti is bolted to the nose. And anyone ever tried to push a Range Rover through Belizean trail mud will that.

Working in Moab—Tough Gig

asked about production Chrysler spokesman Scott admits that neither of vehicles are destined for a Jeep near you (“I don’t think see 40-inch tires from the he said wryly). Nonetheless, maintains that the Mopar design team is in the business of vehicle concepts meant to performance parts, accessories, and possibilities. According to the chief at Chrysler’s Jeep/Truck design Mark Allen, who oversaw the of the Jeeps, “these vehicles are with pride and passion for the brand by a small group of engineers, designers, and fabricators to and demonstrate the many facets of

As for introducing the concepts at Moab and not New it should be relatively obvious: Jeep Safari provides a venue and works as a proving to test Jeep vehicle driven alongside Jeep enthusiasts, who can provide immediate at the event,” Allen said. “As a we use knowledge gained at this event to explore new directions for platforms and to develop Mopar parts and accessories to suit vehicles.”

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