2011 Jeep JK-8 Independence news, pictures, specifications, and information
Jeep Wrangler JK-8 IndependenceTaking 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
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