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Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence

Taking cues from the popular Jeep Scrambler CJ-8 from the 1980's, Mopar has designed a kit for do-it-yourselfers that converts a Jeep Wrangler Únlimited into a pickup truck. The bed length is 50 inches and the width between wheel wells is 44 inches. The team created body panels to cover the second-row entrance and removed all of the interior parts behind the front seats—transforming the vehicle into a two-seater wîth just enough room for gear inside, and a pickup style bed to be used for outside cargo.

The JK-8 drivetrain is fitted wîth a Mopar/Dynatrac ProRock 44 front axle and stock Dana 44 rear axle, both spun wîth 4.88 gears. Linking the axles to the frame is a 4.5-inch long-arm suspension kit and 37-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2 tires make the connection to the ground. A fresh coat of yellow paint and Mopar's off-road bumpers for the front and rear were utilized along wîth a new fuel door and slush mats.

The JK-8 kit includes bed floor, inner/outer body panels, half hard top (works wîth Freedom Top panels), and a new bulkhead.

Six New 'Moparized' Jeep® Vehicles Ready for 45th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari
Each year, thousands of diehard off-road enthusiasts descend upon Moab, Útah, for the Easter Jeep Safari and a week of fun on some of the country's best and most rugged trails. Jeep® and Mopar are marking the occasion by returning to the annual event – which takes place April 16-24 – wîth six new customized vehicles.

'The annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari provides us a perfect opportunity to interact wîth our most loyal fans in a true Jeep setting,' said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. 'We are able to demonstrate and test new potential Jeep production and customization ideas at our away-from-home proving ground, while getting instant feedback from our customers.'

More than 30 percent of the people who are in the market for a new vehicle are influenced by the breadth and availability of aftermarket accessories and Mopar comes to the party wîth a vast selection of accessories that will fit a variety of lifestyles.

'From full engine packages to slush mats, Mopar has everything for the avid off-roader,' said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar, Chrysler Group's service, parts and customer-care brand. 'In fact, Mopar covers the spectrum wîth more than 280,000 proven quality-tested parts and accessories that allow customers to personalize their Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and Fiat vehicles.'

Over the past decade, a dedicated group of engineers, designers and fabricators from Mopar and Jeep have customized more than two dozen vehicles and a host of off-road parts and accessories, and showcased them to the enthusiast crowds in Moab.

Source - Jeep
◾More than 100 Mopar accessories and performance parts will be available to help enthusiasts personalize their new 2015 Dodge Challenger and 2015 Dodge Charger ◾Mopar continues to add to its vast portfolio of customization accessories and performance parts with each newly introduced Chrysler Group vehicle ◾Owners will soon have option to customize their new 2015 Charger and 2015 Challenger during the ordering process through Mopar Custom Shops April 17, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - ...[Read more...]
◾Orders have been placed for all 100 limited-edition Mopar '14 Dodge Challenger vehicles ◾Mopar maintains its recent string of success in adding Mopar customization to production versions of Chrysler Group LLC vehicles ◾With the Mopar '14 sold out, Dodge Challenger owners still can create their own personalized version through in Mopar's vast catalog of parts and accessories April 2, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - If you blinked, you missed it. The limited-edition Mopar '14 Challenger,...[Read more...]
 From Stocking Stuffers for Less Than $50 to More Extravagant Gifts for the 'Naughty or Nice' on Your List ◾Hundreds of Mopar accessories and merchandise available for less than $50 at and ◾ offering a 'Holiday Free Freight Promotion' on any standard shipping order placed by Dec. 31 ◾280,000 proven quality-tested parts and accessories, most are available on the Mopar eStore or through an authorized dealer ◾A complete list of authentic parts and accessories...[Read more...]
Just In Time For Winter: Jeep® Introduces New 2014 Wrangler Polar Edition For North American Market
◾Following debut at Frankfurt Motor Show, new Wrangler Polar Edition to hit Jeep® showrooms in November ◾New limited-edition Jeep Wrangler features new front grille with Black accents, body-color hardtop, aggressive 18-inch polished Gloss Black alloy wheels and Polar White interior finishes ◾Standard Trac-Lok limited-slip rear differential with available electronic locker for challenging the most extreme routes and the most demanding driving conditions in any weather October 23, 2013 , A...[Read more...]
Mopar Ram Runner Wins Truck Duel in the Desert
Leaves Ford SVT Raptor in the Dust Mopar Ram Runner 33 seconds faster than Ford SVT Raptor on punishing 4.73-mile loop declares Mopar Ram Runner the winner May 30, 2012 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - This showdown was at sunrise. The Mopar Ram Runner and the Ford SVT Raptor met for a shoot-out at Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA), a state park in southeast California with 85,000 acres of nothing but dirt, dust and desert. When all was said and done,...[Read more...]

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