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Mopar Jeep Lower Forty Image Vehicle: An Extreme Trail Rig with 40-inch Tires

The Jeep 'Lower Forty' takes the Jeep Wrangler platform to a new extreme. The vehicle is equipped wîth massive 40-inch x 13.5-inch tires mounted on Mopar's 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels. Mopar added aggressive wheels and tires to a stock, two-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon without the use of a suspension lift. The team's goal was to achieve added ground clearance without dramatically altering the vehicle's center of gravity. The team removed copious amounts of body metal in order to provide room for 40-inch meats. Three inches are chopped from the windshield frame and a 10-degree rake is added.

Custom front and rear fender flares are 1-inch wider and are located 4 inches higher than a stock Jeep Wrangler. A new one-piece carbon-fiber hood wîth a Jeep CJ-like power dome and an all-new drop-down tailgate stamped wîth the 'Jeep' logo are added to complete the exterior design.

On the interior, an all-new roll cage is neatly integrated into the body tub and tied directly into the frame rails. A custom made bikini top from Bestop keeps drivers in the shade. The spare tire is relocated to the cargo floor and a custom cargo rack, supplied by Poly Performance, holds extra gear. Once all body modifications were completed, the exterior received a fresh coat of Red Eye No. 3 paint, a custom color developed by Mopar.

Custom touches throughout the interior include a color-matched center console and instrument panel. Seats are re-covered wîth Mopar's Katzkin leather package in a two-tone scheme. Replacing the carpet is a durable, spray-in truck-bed liner. Rugged Mopar floor mats complete the thémé.

Mechanical upgrades came directly out of the Mopar catalog. The Jeep 'Lower Forty' features an all-new 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine and a Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com) Powertrain installations were handled by Burnsville Off-Road using an AEV 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 conversion kit.

The Mopar-supplied Dana 44 front axle and a Dana 60 rear axle, fitted wîth 5.38 gears and ARB air lockers, were assembled by Dynatrac and revalved Bilstein shocks maintain vehicle stability on rough terrain.

Chrysler Group LLC to Showcase Four Mopar Image Vehicles at 2009 SEMA Show
A 556-horsepower Dodge Challenger, a Jeep® Wrangler that transforms into a mobile campsite, a luxury Dodge Ram 1500 and a go-anywhere, do-anything extreme Jeep Wrangler wîth 40-inch tires. It must be SEMA season.

Four Mopar-customized vehicles will steal the show next month at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. Mopar's in-house team of creative customizers developed a slew of high-performance image vehicles that feature the brand's innovative performance parts and accessories.

'Our Mopar vehicles demonstrate this company's passion and enthusiasm for the automotive aftermarket,' said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar Service, Parts and Customer Care, Chrysler Group LLC. 'We will gauge reaction to these vehicles and explore new directions as we develop Mopar performance parts and accessories for our vehicles.'

'The aftermarket is not an after-thought in our design studio,' said Ralph Gilles, President and CEO--Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President--Product Design, Chrysler Group LLC. 'Our vehicles are designed and built by the same passionate automotive enthusiasts within our company who are designing and engineering new Mopar parts and accessories for vehicles in our product pipeline.'

Led by Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design, Chrysler Group LLC, the Mopar design team developed four head-turning vehicles for next month's SEMA show.

Source - Jeep
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