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2018 Jeep Sandstorm

2018 Jeep Sandstorm

Taking the fight to the dunes

With the 2018 Moab Jeep Safari just around the corner, the legendary off-roading brand is introducing a total of seven new concept cars, including several intended to show off the upgradeable potential of the new JL-gen Wrangler. One such concept is the Jeep Sandstorm, which draws its inspiration from the world of Baja racing trucks with a thumping V-8 under the hood and upgraded suspension to match.

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2018 Jeep B-Ute

2018 Jeep B-Ute

When a Renegade Trailhawk is not enough!

Introduced in 2014, the Jeep Renegade was received with some skepticism, mostly for being based on a Fiat platform and for being built outside the United States. But the company’s smallest SUV yet became a popular choice in its first three years on the market, with nearly 250,000 units sold in the U.S. and more than 470,000 examples delivered worldwide. The Renegade is close to receiving its mid-cycle update in 2018, but until that happens, Jeep gave the mini SUV a makeover for the Moab Easter Safari. It’s called the B-Ute and is equipped for the ultimate off-road adventure.

Fitted with a series of Jeep Performance Parts, the B-Ute would slot above the Trailhawk model in the lineup if it were to become a production model. It has more rugged features, bespoke interior parts, and enhanced off-roading capability thanks to a lift kit and larger wheels and tires. The name itself is a bit weird, as it combines the letter "B" with the term used for utility vehicles in Australian. Read together, and it would seem like Jeep wanted to call this SUV "beauty." And it’s certainly not! But hey, it was built to tackle rough terrain and not win beauty contests, so it doesn’t really matter.

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2018 Jeep 4SPEED

2018 Jeep 4SPEED

Light and trim is the way to go

The annual Easter Moab Safari is about to kick off in Utah, and Jeep is celebrating with a variety of tuned-up off-roaders that are ready to tackle the epic scenery. Joining the fun in this beefy-looking dark silver machine dubbed the Jeep 4SPEED, and it brings a host of upgrades designed to cut out some serious weight and make it even more capable on the challenging terrain it’ll face off the beaten path.

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2018 Nacho Jeep

2018 Nacho Jeep

Going off-road in a supreme machine, no guac

Jeep is gearing up for a week of off-roading fun as the annual Moab Safari will soon get underway. As such, the brand is introducing no less than seven 4WD rough-stuff machines, including this yellow creation appropriately dubbed the Nacho Jeep. It’s a spicy combo of upgraded hardware that should perform quite well at the legendary dirt paradise, bringing extra ponies, greater off-road protection, a lifted stance, and beefy 37-inch tires.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler J-Wagon

2018 Jeep Wrangler J-Wagon

The ultimate premium off-roader?

Unveiled in 2017 and put in production in November, the latest-generation Jeep Wrangler is almost six months old. But, while customers were flooding Jeep showrooms to place an order for the JL, the previous-generation Wrangler remained in production until March 2018, for a life-cycle that amounts to almost 12 years, a record for the nameplate. With the JK now officially in the history books, the fourth-generation Wrangler is taking center stage at the 2018 Moab Easter Safari, where Jeep brought various concept vehicles based on the SUV. One of them is the J-Wagon, a premium-styled model that’s as capable on the unbeaten path as it is at home in the urban cityscapes.

Based on the Wrangler Sahara, the J-Wagon was personalized with Jeep Performance Parts and a couple of Mopar features. It’s a closed-roof four-door, which explains the "wagon" in the name, but it’s also equipped for proper off-roading thanks to larger wheels and tires and bespoke rock sliders. While many of the parts are still in concept phase, they will most likely become available to purchase later this year, so the J-Wagon is a good example of how you can customize your next Wrangler.

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2018 Jeep Wrangler Jeepster

2018 Jeep Wrangler Jeepster

Reviving a 45-year-old nameplate

The annual Moab Easter Safari is a cool event if you like to go off-roading, but it’s an equally important meeting if you’re a big fan of Jeep SUVs. The event is usually packed with cool concept cars from the FCA-owned automaker, with most of them time-based on the popular Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. But, Jeep also built numerous restomods in recent years, including older versions of the Wrangler, the CJ, and even the Grand Wagoneer. For 2018, Jeep prepared a tribute to the 1966 Jeepster using the brand-new Wrangler. And it’s an awesome two-door SUV which proves that Jeep should consider reviving the convertible pickup.

The Jeepster nameplate goes a long way back, having been introduced in 1948 by Willys-Overland Motors. Production ended in 1950, but the name was revived in 1966 by Kaiser-Jeep. The vehicle was actually known as the Jeepster Commando or C101; the Jeepster was turned into a small pickup truck aimed at the International Scout, Ford Bronco, Toyota Land Cruiser. Production ended in 1973, and a replacement wasn’t offered until 1981 when Jeep introduced the CJ-based Scrambler. The Jeepster concept is based on the latest Wrangler Rubicon and was put together using a range of Jeep Performance Parts. Let’s have a closer look below.

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2018 Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip

2018 Jeep Wagoneer Roadtrip

Restomod done right!

Rumored to return to the market after nearly 30 years, the Wagoneer is not yet visible on the horizon, and a precise date for its unveiling is not yet known. But, Jeep is doing its best to keep the flame burning using the original model, which joins this year’s Moab Easter Safari with modern updates. Specifically, Jeep took a first-generation Wagoneer and gave it the restomod treatment for the annual, Utah-based event, which seems to be the place where the SUV manufacturer likes to bring more and more vehicles of this type. While it doesn’t signal anything related to the modern, upcoming Wagoneer, it’s a strong hint that Jeep doesn’t want to leave this nameplate in the dust.

Called the Wagoneer Roadtrip, this SUV is described as one that "stirs up nostalgic memories of going to Yellowstone National Park on a summer family vacation." Yup, it sure sounds like the 1960s. But don’t let the SUV’s looks fool you. While the exterior is as old-school as it gets, the cabin and the chassis hide plenty of modern upgrades. Jeep has already proven that it has the ability to built solid restomods and the Wagoneer Roadtrip is one of its best examples. Let’s have a closer look at it in the review below.

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Jeep Teases New Concepts For Moab Easter Jeep Safari Vehicle

Jeep Teases New Concepts For Moab Easter Jeep Safari Vehicle

Jeep has this corner covered

Certain automakers own certain events. In the case of Jeep, that event is the Moab Easter Safari, an annual gathering hosted by the Red-Rock 4-Wheelers off-road club in Moab, Utah. Every year, Jeep comes to the event with concept vehicles in tow. It’s no different this year because we have already received a couple of teaser images of what could be the concept rides the automaker is preparing to bring to the Easter Safari. Jeep didn’t mention which models these concepts will be based on, but judging from the teaser photos, they look to be a pair of JL Wranglers.

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Video of the Day: You Can Already do an LS-Swap to your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL!!!

Video of the Day: You Can Already do an LS-Swap to your 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL!!!

Are you ready to put 450 horsepower on the JL Wrangler?

The Jeep Wrangler is arguably one of Ameria’s most iconic contributions to the auto industry. Its go-anywhere capability is second-to-none, and the launch of the new-generation JL Wrangler in 2017 was seen as the start of the next chapter of the SUV’s long and storied history. The JL Wrangler’s arrival also opened the doors for tuning companies to start working on programs for the off-roader. It certainly didn’t take long for one company to do it because Bruiser Conversions has already performed a successful engine swap on the Wrangler.

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Someone Swapped A V-10 Into A 2005 Jeep Wrangler!

Someone Swapped A V-10 Into A 2005 Jeep Wrangler!

It’s all yours for $52,000 on eBay

The venerable Jeep Wrangler is no stranger to engine swaps. Folks have been shoving bigger engines behind its grille ever since the U.S. Military defeated the Axis powers in 1945. The small-block Chevrolet V-8 is the standard go-to engine, but small block Fords and even other Mopar engines are a common sight. But, it’s a certifiable rarity to see a Wrangler with the 8.3-liter V-10 from the Viper and 2004 – 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SRT10.

Nevertheless, that’s exactly what’s for sale right now on eBay.

The project started with a low-mileage 2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. That generation is known as the TJ, but since it’s a long-wheelbase Unlimited version, it’s called the LJ. So, this LJ with 22,500 miles had its 4.0-liter inline six-cylinder, four-speed automatic transmission, and two-speed transfer case removed and replaced with, well, “beefier” components. The transmission is now a 48RE automatic from a Ram heavy-duty and the T-case is a modified RockTrac unit from a Wrangler Rubicon. The front axle is a good ole Ford nine-inch, while the rear axle is a stout Dana 60. Both have 35-spline axle shafts.

The suspension is a long-arm kit from Superlift that accompanies by a one-inch body lift that helps with clearance of the big V-10 under the hood. A set of 20-inch six-spoke, Pro Comp wheels and 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ all-terrain tires hide Viper-sized front brakes and upgraded rear disc brakes.

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2017 Jeep Compass By Mopar

2017 Jeep Compass By Mopar

Jeep launches lineup of Mopar accessories for the Compass

Jeep has a long history with vehicle customization and personalization going back to the first CJ Jeeps produced after WWII. These days, instead of plows, seeders, and hay rakes, Jeep customers are looking for aftermarket equipment designed for improved off-road capabilities, everyday usability, and curb-size appearance. Mopar has been there for much of Jeep’s history but is now enjoying a renaissance in popularity thanks to a wide selection of dealer add-on parts. These accessories are able to be wrapped inside vehicle financing and are covered under warranty.

Mopar’s latest batch of parts fits Jeep’s newest product – the 2017 Jeep Compass. This two-row crossover slots between the Renegade and Cherokee, both in size and price. Its sleek, modern looks are arguably more attractive than the Cherokee, while still harking back to Jeep’s glory days.

To showcase Mopar’s new line of more than 90 Compass accessories, Jeep created this one-off demo model with a bevy of upgrades. Pietro Gorlier, the head of Mopar, said this regarding the new lineup of parts:

“Owners can put their unique stamp on the all-new Jeep Compass right at launch with a full line of authentic Jeep accessories. Mopar celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2017, and we continue to deliver products that remain true to the DNA of each brand and the personality of each vehicle. With a full line of accessories available at launch, we’re ready to do that for 2017 Jeep Compass owners.”

The wide selection of Mopar parts and accessories give Jeep owners many direction possibilities. From simple window shades and floor mats to larger wheels and rock rails, the Mopar catalog gives plenty of choices.

Mopar’s list of highlighted products is below.

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2012 Jeep Wrangler JK Hell Hog

2012 Jeep Wrangler JK Hell Hog

The first Hellcat-powered Wrangler is a 6x6

It’s hard to find something more American than a Jeep Wrangler and FCA’s Hellcat Hemi V-8. Combining them together just might be the most patriotic and macho thing ever done. Adding on a tandem axle setup beneath a cargo bed – now that’s just mind-blowing.

That’s just what Wild Boar Off Road did with this 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and the heart of a crashed 2015 Dodge Challenger. The transplant may have cost the life of one car, but it has given new thunder to this custom creation. This Hellcat engine swap is a first for the Wrangler JK, so Wild Boar contacted the guys at Dakota Customs who not only fabricated the engine mounts, but also reworked the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8’s ECU specifically for the Jeep, along with bulletproofing the JK’s five-speed automatic transmission to handle the Hemi’s 650 pound-feet of torque.

Not only was the drivetrain and running gear upgraded, the body received an immense amount of attention, getting a conversion that resembles the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. Even the Jeep’s roof rack has similar-looking support beams in the rear.

Best of all, Wild Boar is taking orders. Yep, supply the right amount of cash, and the California-based upfitter will create a custom JK to your specifications. There’s no telling how much a build like this cost, but it seems completely plausible it exceeds $100,000. There’s plenty more information, though, so keep reading for the full scoop.

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2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Project Trail Force

2015 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Project Trail Force

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.

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