Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush
Jeep and Mopar put this together as a potential "King of the Hammer" competitor, the off-road competitions that combine low-speed rock crawling with high-speed desert racing. Painted Moab blue, the Blue Crush uses a Fox 2.5-inch shock setup and 426 cubic-inch aluminum block Hemi, rated 540 horsepower. It has a performance transmission, gear-drive transfer case and exterior transmission coolers.
Jeep Wrangler Renegade
The first Renegade appeared, in all its gold-on-black glory, in 1972 to celebrate the CJ-5's new V-8 (from AMC). Jeep chief designer Mark Allen muted the flashy gold and black colors of the Nixon-era model, and added black paint to the front bumper, fender flares, mirror caps, etc. The '11 Renegade also includes, of course, the Wrangler's interior upgrade for the model year. The best part from the Mopar catalogue is the Dodge Challenger's new 475-horsepower, 6.4-liter Hemi, coupled to a six-speed manual. Off road toys include a Dynatrac-prepared ProRock 44 front axle, ProRock 60 rear, ARB lockers, 4.10 gears, 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials, AEV Pintler wheels and AEV/Nth Degree four-inch suspension lift.
Jeep Wrangler 'Pork Chop'
So-named because Jeep chopped 850 pounds out of the Wrangler's 4,240 pounds, targeting a new, lightweight trend among Jeep aficionados. Many Wranglers weigh as much as 5,500 pounds with all their aftermarket parts, Allen says. This is his well-executed, pure-Jeep effort to join the weight loss program. Doors and the tailgate are removed, Sparco seats weigh half as much as stock seats, the carbon-fiber hood is seven or eight pounds and the front bumper is about two pounds. It has a high-speed off-road suspension, aluminum control arms, Mopar ABS fender flares and great ET wheels plus a '60's-style hood stripe. Though the 205-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6, coupled to a six-speed manual, is no Hemi, thanks to power-v. -weight, this one ought to give the Hemi Renegade a run for its money. It's the purest Jeep here.