Ever wish you had a fully built Jeep Wrangler Rubicon but don’t have the scratch to buy one? Yeah, me too. Well off-road outfitter Extreme Terrain has partnered up with Barricade, another off-road parts supplier, in a give-away contest for this decked out, 2015 Wrangler.

The Jeep will be given away to the contest winner at the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas in front of thousands of jealous onlookers.

But this Wrangler isn’t some pig with lipstick – no, this thing is filled to the brim with some of the best off-road equipment on the market. Everything from the wheels and tires, its suspension system and bumpers, down to the supercharger V-6 has been upgraded for trail duty. Perhaps that’s why the project is called “Trail Force.”

Since this Jeep has too many parts to list in a simple news story, we’ve elected to work up a full review. Click “continue reading” for the full run-down.

Continue reading to learn more about the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Project Trail Force.

  • 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Project Trail Force
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    six-speed automatic
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    3.6 L
  • 0-60 time:
    7.5 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    125 mph (Est.)
  • Layout:
    Front Engine, 4WD w/ Low Range
  • Price:
    73000 (Est.)
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There is plenty to talk about with this Jeep’s exterior. Starting up front, a Barricade front bumper protects the bodywork while holding an electric winch fed with synthetic cable, fog lights, and D-ring shackles. LED headlights light the way, along with a full bank of off-road LEDs that include a 50-inch main light bar and two LED light pods on the A-pillars.

Jeeps are way more fun with the doors pulled off, so the door-mounted side mirrors have been relocated to the A-pillars with custom brackets.

The side view reveals a set of flattop fenders replaces the Wrangler’s stock plastic units, along with heavy-duty rock sliders below the doors. And speaking of the doors, Jeeps are way more fun with the doors pulled off, so the door-mounted side mirrors have been relocated to the A-pillars with custom brackets. The Jeep retains its stock, three-piece, removable hardtop.

Things out back continue the off-road theme. The rear plastic bumper is gone, making way for anther Barricade bumper. This one is fitted with a heavy-duty tire carrier that swings out for access to the rear tailgate. The bumper also includes D-ring shackles for recovery and a two-inch receiver hitch for towing.

Perhaps the most visually striking aspect of this Wrangler is its custom wrap job. The blue base color is overlaid with plenty of sponsor names surrounding the Barricade logo. The wrap also looks pretty good when covered in mud.

Finally, the Jeep rides on 17-inch aftermarket wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A tires sized at 37 inches. The tires help supplement the suspension lift for a very respectable amount of ground clearance. (More of the lift below)


The Jeep Wrangler also has a few aftermarket parts on the inside. Parts supplier Rugged Ridge installed a set of custom seat covers, Wrangler-specific floor and cargo area liners, and a set of grab handles strapped to the factory roll cage.

The Jeep Wrangler also has a few aftermarket parts on the inside.

Not factory is the radio head unit and navigation system. Since even the most expensive Wranglers come with an outdated version of Chrysler’s Uconnect system, the Project Trail Force Jeep got an upgrade to an aftermarket system.

The system is supplied by Raxion. The head unit has a very OEM look to it so as not to draw unwarranted attention to itself. The unit comes with its own propriety GPS software, is compatible with Bluetooth, SiriusXM, and Pandora while offering a backup camera.

Otherwise this Wrangler Unlimited JK offers seating for five and room plenty of cargo. Fold down the rear seats and the cargo area opens up for bulkier objects.


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Since the rest of this Jeep has been completely overhauled, the engine had to continue the trend. The stock 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 now makes an additional 140 horsepower thanks to a centrifugal supercharger from Ripp Superchargers. That additional horsepower boosts the V-6’s output to a respectable 425 horses.

Mated to the Pentastar is the factory six-speed automatic transmission and two-speed transfer case. Offering both high and low ranges in 4WD, the Rock-Trac 4WD system is manually operated for reliable operation. For on-road use, the transfer case slides into rear-wheel-drive mode, uncoupling the front axle from the engine’s power. A neutral setting provides the ability to flat-tow the Wrangler behind an RV or another vehicle.


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The suspension of this Wrangler has been completely swapped for upgraded, purpose-built parts. The long-arm suspension lift kit raises the Jeep an extra 3.5 inches over stock and comes complete with performance coil over shocks, upgraded sway bars, linkages, and a steering damper.

The suspension gives the Jeep plenty of flex for navigating off-road obstacles like rocks, ruts, downed trees, and whatever else you’d dare to run over. Barricade kept the stock axles and gears since the Wrangler Rubicon comes standard with beefy Dana 44s front and rear fitted with electronic locking differentials.

How To Win

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The best part about this Jeep is it could be yours come November. Contestants simply need to enter their information at Extreme Terrain’s website (here) before October 23, 2015. You can register once per week until then and owning a Wrangler doesn’t affect the odds of winning. Extreme Terrain says there’s more than $24,000 worth of aftermarket parts bolted to this Jeep, so winning it would be the cheapest way into the hard-core Jeep club.


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The Project Trail Force Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is loaded to the max with aftermarket goodies, making this a very desirable prize to win and a rather heated contest. The included trip to the 2015 SEMA show in Las Vegas is a definitely an added bonus. All told, the winner will walk away with a prize and trip more than $73,000. The only negative aspect will be having to pay taxes on that. Ouch

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Source: extremeterrain

Press Release

ExtremeTerrain, a leader in providing aftermarket Jeep Wrangler parts, along with rugged, enthusiast-driven Jeep Wrangler aftermarket armor and accessories manufacturer Barricade Off-Road, today unveiled a fully-built 2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon dubbed Project Trail Force at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival in Butler, PA.

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Today’s reveal comes 4 months ahead of the annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, NV where this custom-built Wrangler will be given away. The SEMA Show is a yearly showcase of customized vehicles that represents the pinnacle of aftermarket automotive design and innovation, the perfect venue for Project Trail Force. Fans can enter to win this Jeep once per week until October 23rd at ExtremeTerrain.com.

The driving force behind Project Trail Force is a centrifugal Ripp Supercharger, adding over 140 horsepower to the otherwise factory 3.6L V6. Featuring some of the toughest and most advanced aftermarket Wrangler parts available, Project Trail Force sits 3.5" higher than stock thanks to Rock Krawler’s long-arm lift kit utilizing coil-overs to help give it the needed clearance for obstacles. Rounding out the look as well as the off-road performance are 37" tires and Mammoth Boulder Wheels to conquer any trail.

The exterior of Project Trail Force boasts a trail-ready upgrade of Barricade Front Bumper, Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier, Fender Flares and Rock Sliders, giving this Rubicon the additional clearance it needs to flex the larger 37" tires. Prepped for late-night wheeling, this 2015 Wrangler features a full Raxiom Lighting upgrade including two 2.5" LED spotlights, two 3" square LED off-road lights and a 50" double row LED light bar. In case that isn’t enough lighting to turn night into day, Project Trail Force is equipped with KC Hilites 7" LED headlights.

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On the inside, this 2015 Wrangler is hooked up by Rugged Ridge with a pair of their Grab Handles, All Terrain Floor Liners, Cargo Liner and Seat Covers. Finally, the interior is finished with a Raxiom OE-Style Navigation including Bluetooth and Back-up Camera to help you find the trail.

Project Trail Force features over $24,000 worth of aftermarket parts including:
• Suspension: The 3.5" Rock Krawler lift kit installed incudes long arms and coil overs to give this Jeep great on-road handling and off-road performance.
• Armor: The Barricade bumpers on this Jeep give improved approach and departure angles, as well as body protection on the trail. The Barricade Rock Sliders protect the rocker guards from rocks and stumps off-road, and their metal fender flares provide additional clearance for big tires.
• Lighting: Raxiom Lighting took care of adding bumper mounted lights, A-pillar lights, and a 50" light bar that will turn the darkest trail into day.
• Interior: The interior of the Jeep is decked out in Rugged Ridge grab handles, seat covers and floor mats to add convenience and protection.
• Engine: Ripp’s centrifugal supercharger system takes care of adding more power to this Jeep. For on-road or off-road driving the additional power allows this Jeep to outperform the rest.

ExtremeTerrain’s Kevin Tetz, former host of "Trucks!" on the Spike Network, played an integral role in the Project Trail Force Build. Kevin worked to install a lot of the parts and commented on the build saying, "The winner of Project Trail Force is going to get an awesome rig that has stood up to all the punishment we’ve thrown at it. It has proven itself on and off the trail. We built this Jeep from the tires up and it’s ready for anything!" – Kevin Tetz

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Project Trail Force is being unveiled at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival located in Butler, PA, where it will represent 2015 and lead the Guiness Book of World Records attempt at the largest Jeep Parade. Butler was the birthplace of the Jeep in 1940 and this year is the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Jeep, making it the perfect event to unveil Project Trail Force and kick off the giveaway!

Starting today and through October 23, 2015, fans can enter online up to once a week to win Project Trail Force. ExtremeTerrain will be flying the winner to the 2015 SEMA Show in Las Vegas, NV to claim their prize. Kevin Tetz will be on-hand to deliver the keys to the lucky winner. Must be 18 years or older to enter and a resident of the United States. For more information about the sweepstakes, please visit: http://www.extremeterrain.com/jeep-wrangler-project-trailforce-giveaway.html.

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