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2011 Jeep Nukizer 715


The second model in Jeep’s "Moparized" vehicles line-up is the Nukizer 715 - an all-purpose truck that pays homage to the Kaiser M-715 truck. Based on a Jeep J8 four-door military vehicle, the Nukizer 715 gets a new front clip produced in carbon fiber, a wheelbase stretched to 124 inches from 116 inches, a unique soft top made by Bestop, and 38-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires mounted on Hutchinson beadlock wheels. Mopar also used an aftermarket AEV Brute pickup box built for a TJ to convert the vehicle to a pickup body style.

Equipment list includes: a Warn 9.5XP low-profile winch equipped with a Master Pull synthetic winch line, Warn air compressor, Terraflex dual-rate front sway bar, and Garmin GPS Map 640 navigation unit.

Press release after the jump.

Press release

The Jeep Nukizer 715 is an all-purpose truck that pays homage to the beloved military-only Kaiser M-715 truck. With a military-issue Jeep J8 four-door, the Mopar team converted the vehicle into a pickup body style by adding an aftermarket AEV Brute pickup box built for a TJ. To increase the size of the vehicle, the wheelbase is stretched to 124 inches from 116 inches. Enforcing the brand’s iconic M-715 is a new front clip produced in carbon fiber that re-creates the characteristic forward slant of the M-715 truck. To top it off, Bestop provided a unique soft top which artfully captures all of the quirks of the original.

Drivetrain upgrades include beefy Dynatrac Pro-Rock Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles filled with 5:38 gears and ARB Airlocker differentials. Power is distributed by an Atlas II transfer case spinning custom driveshafts from Tom Woods. To keep the military look, tires are 38-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrains mounted on Hutchinson beadlock wheels.

The powerplant remains a J8-specific 2.8-liter turbo diesel I-4 that has been treated to a re-programmed controller for more boost. Fuel is supplied from a custom Gen-Right tank made specifically for this vehicle and mounts to the rear cross member.

For body protection, Mopar added Jeep Wrangler rock rails and off-road bumpers. Other features include a Warn 9.5XP low-profile winch equipped with a Master Pull synthetic winch line, Warn air compressor, Terraflex dual-rate front sway bar and Garmin GPS Map 640 navigation unit.

Vehicle information:

  • Engine: 2.8-liter turbo diesel I-4
  • Transmission: four-speed automatic
  • Overall height: 75.2 inches
  • Overall width: 78.6 inches
  • Wheelbase: 124 inches
  • Weight: 4,500 pounds
  • Tires: 38 x 14.50-R17 BF Goodrich KM2


10 comments:

The exterior makes it difficult to get to the much improved interior. Why can’t Chrysler at least go to the square headlights of the old classic Cherokee?How difficult would that be? And that would be such a GREAT retro move.

I doubt that sammy_james, this is the replacement of the Jeep Commander, this has almost the same performance as the Jeep Cherokee.

This one is a typical type of military vehicle. I must say its iconic and customed body protection rocks on! Have you noticed its wheels? Yes, the wheelbase is stretched and the vehicle is kinda huge!

I disagree....the 190hp 4.0L had a boatload of usable torque, and great character that matched the wrangler. the new motor, while not bad (same engine that’s in our caravan) is kinda bland

If anybody realizes it, it will be Daimler Chrysler. The Grand Cherokee will be available in diesel this winter, so they definitely wouldn’t rule it out for the Wrangler. I think the Commander will see a diesel first, though.

A wrangler with a hemi would be nice...

:I’m not a SUV or Jeep guy, but if Jeep built this with good fuel economy, I would pick it up...in black.

Well this is a good replacement for HUMVEES but it guess it cannot beat the HUMVEE.

It’s sad that junk like the compass and patriot were locks for production, while this vehicle which would further the storied brand’s image has "a snowball’s chance in hell at making it into production." I would love to own this.

It looks good and very aggressive, kinda perfect for the military or other utility uses. Although I would say that it still cant beat the Hummer for me, with the kind of power that this car can deliver with a better mileage than the Hummer, I’d say that it would do just fine.

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