Jeep Unleashes 7 Gnarly Concepts
Published March 14, 2016
[nextpage title=”7 Jeep Concepts” ]Every year, Jeep hosts the Easter Jeep Safari where they bring out modified, concept Jeeps for their most loyal fans out in Moab. This year, they were on a mission to outdo themselves as it is the 50th Easter Jeep Safari and Jeep’s 75th anniversary. To exceed expectations at the event, Jeep will be bringing along SEVEN new concepts that use a wide range of production and prototype Jeep performance parts. Click through the gallery to see the capable off-roaders we wish Jeep would produce!
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[nextpage title=”Crewchief” ]Jeep Crewchief 715
Just by its picture, the Crewchief 715 clearly draws inspiration from the original military Jeeps. A 4-inch lift allows Jeep to shove 20-inch beadlock wheels with massive 40-inch NDT military tires. The front and rear bumpers were swapped for steel, each of which house a winch while Fox 2.0 Remote Reservoir shocks and off-road rock rails even out the performance mods. The “Tactical Green” paint scheme covers the vehicle and the interior gets a basic appearance with aircraft inspired gauges and switches.
[nextpage title=”Shortcut” ]Jeep Shortcut
This very red, shortened Wrangler body was inspired by the amazing CJ-5. A small lift, Dana 44 front and rear axles, 17-inch red steel wheels and 35-inch tires compliment the 26 inches that was taken off the length. On the inside there is even more red with plaid seat inserts and a ball shifter handle. Finally, the four-point safety cage shows the Shortcut is short, maneuverable and all business.
[nextpage title=”Commander” ]Jeep Renegade Commander
While the Commander isn’t nearly as wild a concept as the others, it still sports some awesome off-road gear. 17-inch Rubicon wheels are wrapped with 29.5-inch all-terrain tires accompany the 2-inch lift. Along with the paint and body decals there are also rock rails, skid plates, and a modified exhaust. Finally, the interior gets Katzkin seat covers, pedal kit, and body color bezel accents. This Jeep really shows off the performance parts available through Jeep and Mopar.
[nextpage title=”Comanche” ]Jeep Comanche
What happens when you cut the rear off a Jeep Renegade, replace it with a truck bed and add a canvas top? Well you get the Jeep Comanche concept and I must admit it looks pretty darn good. The only thing better than the looks is the name Jeep gave the paint color; “Beige Against the Machine”. Tack on a satin black hood, concept lower front fascia, steel rear bumper, and a winch and we get one capable little Renegade. Finally, everything is topped off with 16-inch rims, 32-inch tires and lightly refreshed interior.
[nextpage title=”FC 150″ ]Jeep FC 150
Here is a true blast from the past by Jeep. Celebrating its heritage, the Jeep FC 150 is a concept vehicle from 1960 which has been revamped with a 2005 Wrangler chassis. The original steel body was left unaltered to proudly show its battle scars while the new chassis receives a Dana 44 front and 66 rear axles with 17-inch wheels and 33-inch tires. The retro look continues on the inside with vinyl seats, CB radio, and a vintage duck hunting pattern on the headliner.
[nextpage title=”Trailcat” ]Jeep Trailcat
It’s a modified Wrangler with a Hellcat engine in it, need we say more? An in depth write-up on the Trailcat can be seen .
[nextpage title=”Trailstorm” ]Jeep Trailstorm
Based on the Wrangler Unlimited, the Trailstorm is meant to be the ultimate off-road Wrangler. Starting with the suspension, this Wrangler received a 2-inch lift, Fox Shocks, 17-inch concept wheels, and 37-inch tires. Dana 44 front and rear axles continue the offroad capability along with the steel bumpers, winch, and Big Brake Kit. The look has been completely transformed with the concept fastback style soft top, half doors, high-top fenders and more. While the interior only gets some Katzkin seat covers, this is one tough Jeep ready for anything.