- Dec 11, 2005
- Seren?sima Rep?blica de California
- 1997 BMW 528i
Jeep HEMI JK with a 110-inch wheelbase and 6.1L V8
Jeep Dana 60 JK with a "Military Spec" Dana 60 rear axle
Diesel TJ: basically a Wrangler with a 2.8L four-cylinder diesel engine
The Jeep J8 Sarge is military ready and built in Cairo, Egypt
The Cummins Power Wagon is inspired by PWs of old and powered by a 6.7L Cummins diesel
The Jeep Liberator II adds some serious off-roading equipment to the standard Liberty
While you won't be able to buy any of what Four Wheeler Blog calls Mopar's "Psychotic Six", you are permitted to drool so grab your kerchiefs and read on. FWB has the scoop on half a dozen project vehicles that Mopar's been wrenching on and are ready for prime time. The lot includes four Wrangler-based vehicles, one Dodge Ram and one Jeep Liberty.
We begin with the Jeep HEMI JK that's got a 110-inch wheelbase to prevent wheelies caused by its 6.1L V8. Then there's the Jeep Dana 60 JK, so named after its "Military Spec" Dana 60 rear axle. Our favorite is the Diesel TJ (above), which is basically a Wrangler outfitted with a 2.8L four-cylinder oil burner. The silver medal gets awarded to the Jeep J8 Sarge that is seriously spec'd out for some unforgiving ground warfare. The Cummins Power Wagon is inspired by PWs of old and powered by a 6.7L Cummins diesel. Finally we have the Jeep Liberator II that adds some serious off-roading equipment to the standard Liberty.
Four Wheeler Blog says these vehicles have already been revealed somewhere (a desert, we suspect), and it will have more detailed info on each of them in the August issue of Four Wheeler accompanied by some amazing photography of dune jumping and sand surfing.
I see nothing bad here. Now all they need to do is actually produce each vehicle. But apparently you will be able to purchase most of the mods.The boyz at the Mopar Underground have surfaced and they've premiered a fascinating collection of vehicles that they've been working on behind the scenes.
What follows is a brief rundown of the Psychotic Six. We'll have a detailed overview of these rigs in the August issue of Four Wheeler and the coverage will include off-the-hook photography of these rigs going psycho in the sand. You won't want to miss it. For now, feast your eyes.
Hemi JK: This black JK is called the "JKL" and it has a 110-inch wheelbase, 37-inch tires, a 4-inch suspension lift and a lusty 6.1L Hemi V-8. Can you say POWER-TO-WEIGHT ratio?
Dana 60 JK: Called the "All-access," this JK premiered at the '07 SEMA show, but it's being trotted out again to highlight a new mod; the upcoming "MILITARY-SPEC" and "performance-upgraded" Dana 60 rear axle that will be available through Mopar Performance.
Diesel TJ: This rig is an engineering mule that has been fitted with the 2.8L 4-cylinder DIESEL engine. It was built to explore the feasibility of integrating a diesel engine kit in the TJ vehicle system. It has an Aisin 5-speed and an NV241 t-case.
Cummins Power Wagon: Yep, they FINALLY built one! It's sporting the 6.7L Cummins diesel along with 40-inch tires, a KORE suspension and all the usual smokin' PW goodies. Drool.
J8 Sarge: Oh man, where to start? This ULTRA-COOL non-combat military support vehicle has a 116-inch sheelbase; Dana 60 rear axle set on leaf springs; a 2.8L turbodiesel engine; hood-mounted air intake snorkel; and much more. It's made in Cairo, Egypt.
Liberator II: A Liberty like no other, this KK has a rear ARB Air Locker, rock rails, brushguard, cat-back exhaust, 33-inch tires and a 2-inch lift. Will the Liberty now get some RESPECT?
Mopar trotted these vehicles out to gauge consumer reaction, so hey, feel free to react. Don't hold back. Weigh in with your thoughts on Mopar's latest design exercises.