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Mopar Brings Jeep and Ram Truck Concepts to Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Benson Kong
Mar 31, 2010
Earlier this month, Chrysler’s Mopar division said it would unveil its annual batch of unique off-road Jeep and Ram truck concepts during the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah. With the Safari underway and the covers unwrapped, we now have full details on eight “Moparized” Jeeps and Ram trucks.
The eight vehicles are six one-off image models and two are near-production-ready vehicles. The image vehicles represent Mopar’s best “no holds barred” efforts and include five Jeeps and a Ram Power Wagon. Here’s a breakdown of each vehicle at the Moab Safari:
Jeep Nukizer 715
The Nukizer 715 pays homage to the military-spec Kaiser M-715 truck from the 1960s and is a customizer’s dream. Mopar took a military-issue, four-door J8 and extended the wheelbase an extra 8 inches from 116 to 124 inches. The truck box was sourced from AEV and the front end was completely altered with a new front clip to resemble the M-715. The drivetrain has also been beefed up with heavy-duty axles and custom driveshafts.
Photo 2/9   |   Jeep Nukizer 715 Mopar Concept
Vehicle information:
Engine: 2.8-liter turbodiesel I-4
Transmission: Four-speed automatic
Overall height: 75.2 inches
Overall width: 78.6 inches
Wheelbase: 124 inches
Weight: 4500 pounds
Tires: 38 x 14.50-R17 BF Goodrich KM2
Jeep Patriot Extreme
To earn its Extreme designation, this “Moparized” Patriot was fitted with a Trail-Rated off-road package, a 2-inch Rocky Road Outfitters lift kit, TJ Moab 16-inch wheels wrapped in BF Goodrich KM2 tires, and a wild Sunburst Orange paint scheme. Custom rock rails and skid plates offer protection in the wild. Mopar also added a Kicker sound system, heavy-duty slush mats, and a roof-mounted snowboard carrier.
Photo 3/9   |   Jeep Patriot Extreme Mopar Concept
Vehicle information:
Engine: 2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve VVT I-4
Transmission: CVT2L with 19.1:1 first-gear crawl ratio
Overall height: 66.9 inches
Overall width: 69.8 inches
Wheelbase: 103.7 inches
Weight: 3332 pounds
Tires: 225-75R/16 BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrain
Jeep Wrangler J7
The J7 is based off a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon and inspired by the military-spec J8 available overseas. A Mopar 2-inch lift kit and 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires on 17-inch steel wheels assist off-road capability, while front and rear steel bumpers, a heavy-duty tailgate, and helicopter hooks address functionality. Special J7 graphics complement the Mustard Plug paint job.
Photo 4/9   |   Jeep Wrangler J7 Mopar Concept
Vehicle information:
Engine: 3.8-liter V-6
Transmission: Four-speed automatic
Overall height: 74.3 inches
Overall width: 78.6 inches
Wheelbase: 116 inches
Weight: 4482 pounds
Tires: 35-12.50R/17 M/T Baja Claw radial
Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss
The Wrangler Trail Boss is a transformed Wrangler Rubicon with a 3-inch lift kit and 35-inch tires that dramatically increase clearance. Additional modifications include everything needed for a day on the trails: half-door kit, sun bonnet, AEV off-road hood and bumpers, and a Warn 9.5ti winch.
Photo 5/9   |   Jeep Wrangler Trail Boss Mopar Concept
Vehicle information:
Engine: 3.8-liter V-6
Transmission: Four-speed automatic
Overall height: 74.4 inches
Overall width: 78.6 inches
Wheelbase: 95.4 inches
Weight: 4350 pounds
Tires: 35-12.50R/17 M/T Baja Claw radial
Ram PowerWagon
This isn’t the currently available Ram Power Wagon. Instead, this is an off-road machine that features a special 120-inch wheelbase, a standard cab, and a stepside box. In addition to the rear link-coil suspension lifted from the Ram 1500, Mopar installed a 4-inch lift kit and 40-inch tires increase its road presence.
Photo 6/9   |   Ram Powerwagon Mopar Concept
Vehicle information:
Engine: 5.7-liter Hemi V-8
Transmission: Five-speed automatic
Overall height: 81.5 inches
Overall width: 83.5 inches
Wheelbase: 120 inches
Weight: 6500 pounds
Tires: 40-14.5R/17 BF Goodrich KM2 Mud Terrain
The General
This Wrangler’s main focus is rock crawling, meaning plenty of articulation was needed. A custom Mopar 4.5-inch performance lift kit, flat fender kit, 37-inch tires, and a lot of trail protection were added. The General sports a Mopar Blue exterior.
Photo 7/9   |   The General Mopar Concept
Vehicle information:
Engine: 3.7-liter V-6
Transmission: 42 RLE
Overall Height: 80 inches
Overall Width: 77 inches
Wheelbase: 94.5 inches
Weight: 4000 pounds
Tires: 37-inch Goodyear MTR's
The remaining two vehicles could very well fit into Chrysler’s immediate lineup. The first “Moparized” ride is a high-speed desert racer inspired by trophy trucks.
Mopar Ram Runner
The Ram Runner is equipped with a dedicated full Mopar suspension that will be available later this year. Custom components include three-inch Fox shocks, revised upper A-arms that allow for 14 inches of wheel travel, high-angle CV joints, and refreshed lower control arms. New springs, skid plates, and a six-point roll cage round out the package that would make for an interesting Ford SVT Raptor fighter.
Photo 8/9   |   Mopar Ram Runner
Mopar ImMortal
Some of the world’s greatest off-road machines utilize portal axles and these military-grade components are fitted onto the Mopar ImMortal. The ImMortal is a customized Jeep Wrangler with portal axles, a transplanted 5.7-liter Hemi V-8, and loads of off-road protection. A 4:1 transfer case gives the ImMortal an intense 100:1 crawl ratio.
Photo 9/9   |   Mopar Immortal
Source: Chrysler Group

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