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Easter Jeep Safari Vehicles Previewed in Detail

by Patrick Rall on

The 2019 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah kicks off this weekend and runs for a whole week, offering some of the best Jeep-themed fun that you can find anywhere in the world. Of course, there is plenty of intense off-roading and as has been the case in past years, Jeep and Mopar will bring out a handful of modified models to showcase current vehicles, current upgrade options and conceptual upgrade options.

Moab

The Easter Jeep Safari lineup will also feature a two-door pickup and an old-school military Jeep pickup that has been transformed into a monstrous, Hellcat-powered off-road machine.

Moab

While these vehicles will formally next week, we got a chance to check them out ahead of time and today, we bring you a close-up look at this year’s Mopar and Jeep modified Moab vehicles.

Jeep Wayout

Moab

First up, we have the Jeep Wayout. This is an overland camper, featuring a bed full of storage space, a massive swing-out canopy and a tent for two people that mounts on top of the bed rack.

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For wilderness lovers who want to leave the grid and sleep wherever they end up at the end of each day, this modified pickup is perfect. Finished in Gator Green, which will soon be offered for the production Gladiator, this Jeep pickup also has a custom interior layout, with unique upholstery and stamp-type stickers on the dashboard.

Moab

Other upgrades to the Wayout include two custom-fit auxiliary fuel tanks are integrated into the bedsides, an ARB on-board air system a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch lift kit, classic 17-inch steel wheels wrapped in 37-inch mud-terrain tires, a 12,000-pound Warn winch and Jeep Performance Parts snorkel help overcome multiple obstacles.

Moab

Moab

Jeep Flatbill

Moab

Next up, we have the Jeep Flatbill. This concept vehicle is based on the trends of the world of motocross inside and out, while still being modified for better off-roading capabilities.

Moab

On the outside, the Flatbill has a custom vented hood, high-clearance wheel flares, a shortened front bumper, a custom skid plate, trimmed lower bedsides, a tubular rear bumper and the tailgate has been removed to allow plenty of space to haul two dirt bikes. Of course, it also has the flashy racing-inspired livery, matched on the interior by seat upholstery that is made from motocross racing suits.

Moab

Moab

In terms of performance upgrades, the Flatbill has Dynatrac Pro-Rock 60 front and rear axles, an Off-Road Evolution custom four-inch lift kit, 20-inch wheels, 40-inch tires and a cold air intake have been added to increase capabilities in any situation – be it rocks, mud, sand or pavement.

Moab

Jeep JT Scrambler

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The Jeep JT Scrambler was designed to showcase current Jeep Performance Parts while testing the waters of conceptual parts – all while calling on the look of the classic Scrambler.

Moab

Like the 1980s CJ8 Scrambler, this concept pickup is painted white with two-tone stripes in Punk’N Metallic Orange and Nacho.

Moab

Other exterior upgrades include the two-inch steel tube sport bar painted body-color, gobs of LED off-road lights, bronze-painted Jeep Performance Parts 17-inch wheels wrapped in 37-inch tires, and Jeep Performance Parts rock rails. There is also a Mopar cold air intake and a cat-back exhaust system for the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6.

On the inside, the Scrambler concept has Katzkin leather seats, Mopar pedals, an auxiliary switch system and orange accents that match the exterior hues.

Moab

Jeep Gladiator Gravity

Moab

The Gravity concept is another vehicle designed to showcase Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts, including a Mopar bed cargo management system, two-inch tubular doors, a mesh top, windshield tie-down straps, a two-inch lift kit, 17-inch Mopar wheels wrapped in 35-inch tires, Jeep Performance Parts rock rails, a Mopar satin black grille, a cold air intake system, a cat-back exhaust system and, of course, a bunch of LED exterior lights.

Moab

Moab

On the inside, this Jeep concept also features Katzkin leather, Jeep branded grab handles, the MOLLE (Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment) bags for storage and all-weather floor mats.

Moab

Jeep J-6

Yesterday, we brought you the first look at the Jeep J-6 concept because it is that fantastic. This is the regular cab Gladiator pickup that so many people hope to see in production, but right now, it is purely a concept vehicle.

Moab

While some people will question that when they see how great this smaller Jeep pickup looks, we should point out that this is not a Gladiator. The J-6 concept began its life as a Wrangler Unlimited that had the cab trimmed down to the tight regular cab style. The designers then took a new Gladiator bed and lengthened it to six feet, providing the short cab, long bed look of the old school Jeep pickups on the Wrangler architecture.

Moab

The team then added big wheels, some suspension upgrades, the tire carrier and roll bar in the bed and an array of LED lights, but the real story with this piece is the basic design of the truck. While it might technically be a Wrangler Unlimited pickup, it looks like the shorty Gladitor that we would all love to see in our local dealership.

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Jeep M-715 Five Quarters

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Finally, we have the most unique of the group, as it is the only one that has no connection to a modern Jeep vehicle.

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This truck started its life as a 1968 M-715 military pickup, but the original front end and cargo box were removed.

Moab

The front sheet metal was replaced with the wicked carbon fiber flip-front and the cargo box was replaced with a slick aluminum design that allows plenty of air flow while still keeping large items in the bed. While the original cab has been retained, the roofline has been dropped by 3.5 inches and a custom canvas convertible top was added.

Moab

To improve performance, the rear leaf springs were replaced with a heavy-duty link/coil suspension system, custom coilovers have been added up front, the Dynatrac Pro-rock 60 front axle sits two inches forward of the stock location and a Dynatrac Pro-rock 80 axle replaces the stock rear drive unit. 20-inch beadlock wheels are mounted at all four corners, wrapped in 40-inch off-road tires and, as is the case with all of these Moab vehicles, the Five Quarters has lots of custom exterior lighting.

Moab

The most important aspect of this modified 1968 M-715 isnt the carbon fiber front end, the aluminum rear end or the custom suspension setup, but it is what is tucked under that hood.

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The Fire Quarters is powered by a 6.2-liter Hellcat Hemi crate engine, mated to a custom-built 727 Chrysler automatic transmission. In other words, this truck is likely crazy-fast on any driving surface and I absolutely love everything about it.

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Patrick Rall was raised a Mopar boy, spending years racing a Dodge Mirada while working his way through college. After spending a few years post-college in the tax accounting field, Patrick made the jump to the world of journalism and his work has been published in magazines and websites around the world.


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