Video: Would You Drive This Six-Wheeled Jeep Wrangler in the U.S.?
It’s not just about the six wheels; it also features a right-hand-drive configuration and is converted into a pickup truckby Sidd Dhimaan, on
When you talk about a beast on six wheels, the sight of Richard Hammond driving a G63 on the sand dunes around Dubai comes to mind. But here’s one other example, and perhaps, a poor man’s Mercedes-AMG G63 6X6.
A 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited has been converted from an SUV to a pickup truck, and from a four-wheel config to a six-wheel one. YouTuber Doug DeMuro got his hands on it and here’s what it is all about.
A Brobdingnagian Monstrosity Right Here
This Jeep Wrangler is painted in white and looks huge. Other than the added wheels, this SUV-turned-pickup-truck is a right-hand-drive conversion, perhaps from the factory itself.
Yes, you can order right-hand-drive Jeep Wranglers U.S. The truck is raised a few inches off the ground to accommodate the big wheels and give it an intimidating stance.
Upfront, the stock bumper is swapped with a steel unit that also houses a Warn winch.
Auxiliary lights have been retrofitted into the bumper for some additional lighting and of course, aesthetic purposes. The round headlights and signature seven-slat grille remain untouched.
The side profile is massive and shows the purpose of this conversion.
The six wheels with a truck bed differentiate it from all the other Wranglers on the road. It is still a four-door vehicle and no alterations are done to that. The wheel arches are scooped out and extended flares are installed. A roll cage is also present that looks to be there to give it a tough look only and not to bump up overall safety.
One of the ends is bolted onto the wheel arches which won’t really help serve the purpose of the roll cage. In the back, the tailgate is slapped with a big spare tire. A steel bumper with tow hooks is also present. Interestingly, the standard Wrangler’s rear has been cut into half and the same pieces are found here. The back of the cab is the top half of the standard Wrangler, and so is the tailgate. A smart piece of mod there!
It’s Surely Going To Feel Underpowered With All That Extra Weight
This example is powered by the same 3.6-liter, V-6 Pentastar engine that makes 285 horses and 260 pound-feet of torque.
In 2016 Wranglers, the engine was mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Although this comes with six wheels, it is NOT a six-wheel-drive car. There is no driveshaft going into the transfer case in the rear axle.
What’s more, when switched into the two-wheel-drive, power is sent to the middle axle, and in the case of four-wheel drive, it is sent to the front and middle axles. The vehicle has received a lift job and it sits quite high from the ground as well. This Wrangler also comes with power running boards that extend out when you open the doors and go back in a few seconds after the doors are closed.
Overall, this is a nice mod and things have been done without complicating stuff too much. If I were to buy this, I’d swap it with a 5.7-liter HEMI engine first thing and then make it 6x6 drive. This particular Wrangler is available for a notch below $100,000. Do you think it’s worth it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.