Here are pics and information on some of the Jeep concept vehicles that have been developed over the years. This is by no means an exhaustive
list but does showcase a few of the most cool, fun and even strange Jeep ideas that have come out.
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2013 Jeep Wrangler Stitch
Following in the footsteps of the lightweight Wrangler Pork Chop Concept, comes the 2013 Stitch concept. The Stitch is trimmed down to 3,000 pounds which gives it
a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. Plenty of carbon fiber, door deletes and a chrome moly roll cage all help trim those pounds,
but a set of DanyTrac Pro Rock 44 axles with 4.88 gears and ARB lockers front and rear make sure this machine can scramble over whatever is in its path. Other
off-road hardware 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. Unique design details
include a windshield that has been chopped two inches, a clear yellow vinyl soft top, black leather SRT Viper seats and center console with a yellow instrument
panel and seat backs, Truck-Lite LED headlamps and the previously mentioned carbon fiber hood. The black body panels are wrapped in a unique, see-through silver
architectural fabric that hides the cut panels at some angles, and makes them visible at others. Very cool...
The Wrangler Sand Trooper II gets its serious grunt from a 5.7-liter Hemi and puts out 400 pound-feet of torque to the ground. A a set of eight-lug portal axles
provide superior ground clearance and allow the Trooper II to run 40-inch tires with forged beadlock wheels. The exterior is finished off with a satin black grille,
hood lock, front and rear half-door and window kits, front and rear off-road “Shorty” modified bumpers, Warn winch, flat fenders, rock rails, a vented hood,
LED off-road lights and headlamps, swing away rear tire carrier, trailer-tow hitch receiver, black taillamp guards, locking fuel door, and a Jeep Performance Parts
badge. Finally the interior has a rear back-up camera display, Mopar slush mats, black door-sill guards, under-seat and center-console locking storage, locking
below-floor storage box, trunk storage box, side sun visors, grab handles, Trailside winch kit and leather seats. Wow.
Funny name, but one cool little Jeep. So named as Mopar folks set out to "chop" the "pork", or extra weight of the stock Wangler. The goal was to make the lightest
weight Wrangler possible for high-speed offroading. Starting with a 3760-pound 2011 Wrangler Sport, Mopar tossed the doors, top, bumpers, tailgate, carpet,
fenders, stock hood, factory seats and a few other bits. The Wrangler then got Sparco seats and a custom roll cage, while the windshield was
chopped two inches. Custom aluminum bumpers accent the new lightweight fender flares, which are already a Mopar item, and the hood is a unique aluminum and
The stock 3.8-liter V-6 was left alone, but now breathes better thanks to a cold-air intake, a set of Gale Banks long-tube headers, and a special dual exhaust that
adds both motivational and auditory grunt.
Some of the weight loss was offset with beefier axles with 4.88:1 gears, a suspension lift, Bilstein off-road shocks, and the Mickey Thompson 35-inch tires
that wrap over a set of beautiful Torque Thrust type wheels. In the end more 850 pounds of pork was chopped off!
The radical Blue Crush is a total custom job inspired by the Kint of Hammers race in California.This Wrangler Unlimited combines high-speed offroad racing and
extreme rock-crawling capability. The Jeep features Fox-developed suspension with 16 inches of wheel travel, 39 inch tires and a Mopar 426 cubic-inch engine that
throws out 540 hp for high-speed offroad racing. The auxiliary coolers mounted behind the driver and passenger heads are required for the performance 545RFE
transmission. The Blue Crush also features LED headlights and light bar, baja-style full cage, race seats, fuel cell and short aluminum bumpers.
It's been almost 20 years since Jeep last offered the Comanche pickup. The JK-8 is based on the four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and can be build from a kit
purchased through Mopar. The bed measures 50 inches in length and 44 inches between the wheel wells . Two versions are planned, a back yard weekend bolt-in-type and
another full weld-in kit for professionals. The fiberglass bulkhead closes off the cab and mates to the front section of your hardtop, which is still removable!
The JK-8 has a drive train Mopar / Prorock Dynatrac 44 front axle and Dana 44 rear stock, both spun with 4.88 gears. The combination of axles to the frame is a
4.5-inch long arm suspension kit and 37-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2 tires. Bright yellow paint and off-road bumpers front and rear were used along with a new
fuel door and slush mats.
The Jeep Wrangler J7 is built off of a four-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon and is designed to have the basic appeal of military-issued vehicles. Mopar removed standard content including
carpet, fog lamps, alloy wheels and the stereo system before adding front and rear steel bumpers, ‘helicopter hooks', a heavy-duty tailgate and steel wheels. Off-road capability is
increased with a Mopar 2-inch suspension lift and 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires. The unique Mustard Plug exterior paint is highlighted with Jeep Wrangler J7 graphics.
The Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss was built to showcase Mopar off-road products in the brand's trail catalog. The Trail Boss is a two-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon that is built for serious
off-road duty. The vehicle features a half-door kit, sun bonnet, front and rear AEV off-road bumpers, a Warn 9.5ti winch, rear-tire carrier, AEV hood, 3-inch lift kit, Hutchinson
Rock Monster beadlock wheels, Katzkin leather seat trim kit, slush mats and a Kicker audio system.
The Jeep General offers the ultimate in rock-crawling capability with a custom Mopar 4.5-inch performance lift kit installed on a 2009 Jeep Wrangler. A new flat fender kit and
Mopar/Hutchinson Rock Monster beadlocks allow tire pressure to be safely lowered for extreme driving conditions. Front and rear off-road bumpers and rock rails offer serious
protection while the Mopar half-door kit provides improved visibility. The hood and rear spare tire carrier feature custom Mopar graphics splashed across the Mopar Blue exterior.
The "NuKizer 715," is based on the JK Wrangler-based J8 military vehicle but has numerous cosmetic changes. The most notable feature is the front clip — the Wrangler's stock nose is replaced
with one patterned after the Vietnam-era Kaiser-Jeep M715 military pickup. For the Kaiser look, designers added both a folding canvas top and a chopped windshield. Nothing official has been
released yet but it's expected that it is diesel-powered, it will enter the Moab trails later this weekend, sadly it's unlikely to make it into production.
The Mopar ImMortal is an extreme Jeep Wrangler painted in Viper Snakeskin Green Pearlcoast. The Jeep has portal axles and a beastly 5.7 liter HEMI engine. The Military-grade
portal axles provide 5 inches of lift and a 1.5 gear reduction. Combined with the 4:1 transfer case, the result is a hard-core 100:1 crawl ratio. The ImMortal rides on
huge 42 x 14.5 x 17LT Goodyear MTR tires. And of course it has all kinds of extra goodies such as body armour, heavy duty bumpers, leather seat covers, hydraulic
steering assist and so on...
"Built from the military version of the all new Jeep Wrangler, the Jeep Wrangler JT showcases just how flexible this new platform can
be. Revealed at the 2007 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab [Utah], it dominated the steep climbs and descents on the slopes of the Hell's
Revenge trail. Its 4x4 capability was established as it negotiated the slick hot tubs and waterfalls - at times, almost completely
vertical to the ground."
"With an electric motor powering each axle, the Jeep Renegade concept is designed for a 'hang on and have fun experience.
Constructed of environmentally responsible materials, sustainability is a key theme of the Jeep Renegade concept."
The Jeep JK Rubicon King is a purpose-built rockcrawler stripped of all creature comforts. "Basically, the vehicle is stripped of everything
you don't need. It's stripped down for rock crawling. They even took the radio out," said Mark Allen, senior manager of Jeep Truck Design
Studio. In addition there is no rear seat and in it's place is the spare tire mount. Suspension components are supplied by Superlift and
achieve 4" of extra lift which allow fitment of the 37x12.5x17 BFGoodrich Krawler TA's. Wheels are VERY TRICK custom Mopar - Hutchinson
beadlocks, with wider fender flares to keep things street legal. An interesting feature is the American Expeditions heat reduction hood
which is vented to help keep the motor cool. On the drivetrain side, parts have been carried over from the earlier Rubicons with the 4:1
ratio Rock-Trac transfer case and Tru-Lok equipped Dana 44 axles.
"Jeep Hurricane is simply the most maneuverable, most capable and most powerful 4x4 ever built," said Trevor Creed, Senior Vice President -
Chrysler Group Design. "It pays homage to the extreme enthusiasts Jeep vehicles in form and off-road capability, but is a unique
interpretation of Jeep design. Simply stated, it is the extreme example for the Jeep brand."
The Jeep Gladiator is a throw back to the past when Jeep had the Comanche. It featured the classic box side-mounted spare tire, expandable truck bed, stowaway rear
seat cushion and even open-air canvas. There was a solid front axle, and in the rear, a trailing arm system with coil-within-a-coil to handle both laden and unladen
conditions. There were a front winch, front and rear locking differentials, and skid plates. On the driver's side, there was a cabin storage access panel, and a
lockable storage box in front of the rear wheel where the jack was stowed. The Gladiator was a true to Jeep concept, both functional and rugged.
Designed for the most extreme situations and unforgiving conditions, the Jeep Rescue concept is not only the ultimate type of search and
rescue vehicle - it's the ultimate execution of a Jeep off-road vehicle.
Combine legendary Jeep off-road capability with state-of-the-art search and rescue technology, the Jeep Rescue is designed to reach areas
in the harshest, most daunting mountainous and desert areas.
"Jeep Rescue is the supreme trail search and research vehicle - one that only Jeep could build."
The back-to-basics, composite-bodied Jeep® Willys concept vehicle pays homage to Jeep vehicles of the past while showcasing the design and
technology of the 21st century.
While its battle-proven, World War II ancestor was made of sheet metal, this concept was built in carbon fiber to simulate the weight
savings that could be achieved with injection-molded plastics. Frame-web technology molds the one-piece carbon fiber body to an aluminum
frame, giving the Jeep Willys industry-leading rigidity.
Preliminary tests involved loading a Jeep with concrete and dropping it from heights of up to 7 ft. 8 in. (2.35 m.), demonstrating that the
standard vehicle could survive undamaged from impacts of up to 11g. A 46 ft. 8 in. (12.4 m.) dia. two-blade rotor was then fitted, as well
as a streamlined tail fairing with twin rudderless fins. Other additions were perspex door panels, a 'hanging' rotor control next to the
steering wheel and a rotor tachometer and glider navigational instruments.