2011 Mopar Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop
When you heavily modify a Wrangler, its weight can quickly jump to beyond 5500 pounds, so Mopar wanted to show a lightweight model that really takes off the pounds. The vehicle is called the Pork Chop because all the fat has been trimmed. It started off as a 4240-pound Wrangler and then lost 850 pounds by losing the bumpers, doors and tailgate. The hood was swapped with a lightweight aluminum and carbon fiber unit that weighs all of eight pounds, while all four fenders were swapped with lightweight replacements. Mopar even ripped out all the carpeting, replaced the gas tank with a lighter unit and swapped out the factory seats for Sparco Chrono Road bucket seats. But just because the Pork Chop was lightened, that doesn't mean off-road capability was diminished. On the contrary, Mopar added a custom roll cage, an aluminum cold air intake and long-tube headers leading to a dual-exhaust with integrated H-pipe. A Bilstein two-inch shock setup and TeraFlex air bumps upgrade the suspension, while 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw Radials and 17X8 ET Vintage V wheels were added to increase grip. Further weight savings bits also help improve performance, including Dynatrac ProRock 44 front and rear axles with 4.88 gears, ARB air lockers and aluminum differential covers.