Jeep Unveils it's Annual Concepts for 2013 Easter Jeep SafariAs everyone gears up for the event, Jeep reveals its latest concepts to debut at the 2013 EJS (Easter Jeep Safari) in Moab, Utah. Last year we saw the return and revision of the Mighty FC and J10. It seems this year Jeep is sticking to it's strengths and will be bringing out concepts based off out their Jeep Wrangler JK, JK Unlimited & Jeep Grand Cherokee. Here is a sneak peak and quick overview of what's to come at the 2013 Eastern Jeep Safari.
Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept With the reintroduction of the Trailhawk Concept and the recently introduced new 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel V-6. Jeep has created a revised Trailhawk concept with the new clean 3.0L EcoDiesel engine, this Grand Cherokee has all the low-end torque you need to power over any obstacle. With a paint code named "blood-orange", it is one of the most radical Jeep Grand Cherokees to date. The 2014 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept – the third Grand Cherokee created for Easter Jeep since 2011 - features 35-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires on Wrangler Rubicon 17-inch aluminum wheels, enlarged wheel openings with custom fender flares, custom front and rear skid plates, dual rear tow hooks and modified Mopar rock rails.
Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon The Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon features a gray exterior and a little extra firepower with a 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 crate engine from Mopar. The 470 horsepower engine is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission and Dana 60 front and rear axles with 4.10 gearing. (OH YEA!) The Recon has a 4.5-inch long-arm lift kit (prototype) and roll on Jeep Performance Parts prototype forged eight-lug beadlock wheels with 39-inch off-road tires. The Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon includes a number of Mopar applications externally, including front and rear half-door and window kits, front and rear off-road modified "Stinger" bumpers, Warn winch, high-clearance flat fenders, rock rails, Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary hood, prototype LED headlamps, a canvas soft top, swing-away rear tire carrier and body-color rear corner guards, taillamp guards, locking fuel door, and a Jeep Performance Parts badge.
Jeep Wrangler Stitch One of the past Easter Jeep Safari concepts still loved today by enthusiasts is the light weight Pork Chop concept. For the 2013 Safari, Jeep has created its first follow-up edition with the new Jeep Wrangler Stitch. Based on the 2013 Wrangler Rubicon, the Stitch has been lightened to 3,000-lb. curb weight, giving it a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. What kind of a diet did the Jeep Wrangler have to go on to get to a lean 3,000lbs? Jeep designers shredded weight where ever possible: the frame, axles, body and interior. The audio system and all heating and air conditioning components have been removed. The front seats are taken from the new 2013 SRT Viper and the rear seats have been removed. Sections of the body have been cut out, the doors have been removed, and the hood is a custom carbon fiber version of the one found on the Jeep Wrangler 10th Anniversary Rubicon. The standard roll cage has been replaced with a chrome moly roll cage, and the Full-Traction lower control arms, floor pan and GenRight fuel tank are made of aluminum. The toys added onto the his lean beast consists of a Mopar cold-air intake and Mopar exhaust kit, Mickey Thompson 35-inch off-road tires on lightweight 17-inch aluminum wheels, custom DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 axles with 4.88 gears and ARB front and rear lockers, King shocks with pneumatic bump stops and Tom Woods drive shafts.
Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper II From Mopar After the popular Sand Trooper made its debut at SEMA in 2012, Mopar updated, redesigned, and created the Sand Trooper II to take on Moab. The Sand Trooper II features a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 to give it 375 horsepower and 400 ft.-lb. of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission transfers all that torque to the Mopar eight-lug front and rear Portal axles. Prototype forged beadlock wheels boast a 40-inch off-road tire, giving Sand Trooper II its iconic stance. Mopar exterior enhancements include a satin black grille, hood lock, front and rear half-door and window kits, front and rear off-road "Shorty" modified bumpers, Warn winch, Mopar flat fenders, rock rails, a vented hood, LED off-road lights and headlamps, Rubicon 10th Anniversary swing away rear tire carrier, trailer-tow hitch receiver, black taillamp guards and locking fuel door, and a Jeep Performance Parts badge.
Jeep Wrangler Flattop The Jeep Wrangler Flattop is a paradox of sorts. Its highly styled and refined body and interior completely belies its phenomenal off-road capability. Jeep designers took special care to give the Wrangler Flattop an upscale appearance inside and out, but bolted some of the most hard-core off-road gear available to Flattop's chassis. The first thing that will jump out is the custom one-piece, windowless hard top, the body is finished in a metallic sandstone with copper and brown accents. The top and windshield were chopped two inches, and the b-pillar was removed creating a massive opening from front to rear. The bumpers are customized versions from the Wrangle Rubicon 10th Anniversary model, as is the hood. Custom high line fender flares, Truck-Lite LED headlamps, LED rear taillamps and side markers, a massive Warn Zeon winch and TeraFlex spare tire carrier round off the exterior enhancements. There is some serious off-road gear in the Wrangler Flattop, such as a Mopar cold-air intake, Mopar exhaust kit, aluminum five-spoke wheels mounted with 37-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, the DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles feature ARB air lockers and TeraFlex sway bars (who need sway bars?), and Full-Traction control arms. All of this is hardware is bolted to King shocks with pneumatic bump stops.
Jeep Wrangler Slim The Jeep Wrangler Slim offers maximum performance that is significantly lighter in weight. The Rock Lobster color exterior of the two-door Jeep Wrangler Slim features full doors and a hard top. Powered by a 3.6-liter V-6, the Jeep Wrangler Slim has a 3:73 anti-spin axle. Rolling on prototype 17-inch Jeep Performance Parts forged beadlock wheels with Rock Lobster beauty rings, the Jeep Wrangler Slim features a special 10th Anniversary Rubicon front bumper, which complements the rear bumper, and is the lightest weight rear bumper that Mopar offers. The Jeep Wrangler Slim also sports lightweight rock rails, black grille, black hood decal, LED headlights, locking gas cap and Rubicon tires. Jeep Performance Parts on the Jeep Wrangler Slim include a prototype Mopar 2-inch lift kit. A Mopar cold-air intake is also featured on the Jeep Wrangler Slim.