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The Jeep Shortcut is a recreation of the long-running Jeep CJ-5, converted from a Wrangler with a chop and a custom grille, hood, tailgate, wheel flares, and bumpers. A modified exhaust, 17-inch red steel wheels, and 35-inch BF-Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires help the Jeep Shortcut maintain the look of an icon. It has front and rear Dana 44 axles and a two inch lift kit with Fox shocks; the body length was cut by a full foot.
Inside are low-back leather bucket seats with plaid inserts, a red ball shifter handle, four-point safety cage, and all-weather mats; the standard Wrangler powertrain was kept.
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