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Mopar JK-8 Independence pickup kit for Jeep Wrangler now available

The Mopar JK-8 Independence Kit introduced at the Moab Jeep meet in April is now available through your dealer. The kit is designed to convert a Wrangler Unlimited with the full hardtop to a two-door, two-seat pickup with a 50-inch long by 44-inch wide (between the wheel wells) bed. The JK-8 Independence Kit contains all the necessary parts, including the bed floor, inner and outer body panels, half hard top (works with Freedom Top panels), and a new bulkhead.

Estimated price for the kit is $6,000 and Jim Sassorossi, head of Mopar Sales and Marketing, says an expert enthusiast working quickly can do the conversion over a weekend, though most owners will need little longer. It’s also likely that some Jeep dealers will offer a completed conversion.

Thanks to MoparNorm for the tip!

Steckly scores in National 250

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Three-time series champion Scott Steckly earned his first win of the 2014 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series season Saturday in the National 250 at the Autodrome St. Eustache in St. Eustache, Quebec. Starting from the No. 2 spot, Steckly dominated the race in the No. 22 Canadian Tire/Sylvania Dodge, leading for 202 of the 250 laps and beating Alex Guenette and the No....

Vipers victorious at the Brickyard

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Jonathan Bomarito and Kumo Wittmer participated in the traditional kissing of the bricks after winning the GT Le Mans class in Friday’s Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This is the first Viper win of the 2014 IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season and it’s a major win for SRT Motorsports....

Friday racing results

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Austin Wayne Self, driving the No. 22 AM Technical Solutions Dodge, finished second in the Scott Get Geared Up 200 presented by Federated Car Care that ran late Friday at the Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg Indiana, just outside of Indianapolis. He crossed the finish line 5.378 seconds after Brandon Jones in the No....

Ram 1500 weight close to 2015 Ford?

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Ram spokesman Nick Cappa wrote, We have received inquiries on weight reduction regarding half-ton trucks and a 2014 vs 2015 weight comparison from one of our competitors. … The 2014 Ram 1500 uses aluminum in strategic locations including the hood, suspension components, engine components and drive shaft. The more interesting story is our apples to apples weight numbers....

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Coughlin clinches Countdown berth in Sonoma
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Johnson Clinches Countdown berth in Sonoma
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Steckly scores in National 250
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Vipers victorious at the Brickyard


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