This eBay Jeep Wrangler Pickup Looks Ready to Rock ’n Roll
Patience is a virtue. That said, patience is also something many Jeep fans are probably running quite low on. For years the Jeep faithful have yearned for a production Wrangler pickup truck, all to no avail. Now however, there’s one in the pipeline, and it’s headed our way late in 2017. For some that’s just too long of a wait. But for those with deep enough pockets, perhaps this burly off-road brawler could make for a nice temporary alternative. Built for the 2015 SEMA Show by Arizona’s Rigid Industries, this heavily modified Wrangler pickup packs enough LED, fog, and spot lights to illuminate its lane and everyone else's too (surprise: Rigid manufactures lights). However, its time as a show truck has since passed. Now it’s up for grabs on eBay. RELATED: Meet the Nutty 707-HP Hauk Hellcat Jeep Wrangler
Expectedly, this rugged Wrangler packs the recent must-have option for Jeep fans intent on getting a Wrangler pickup—the Mopar JK-8 package. Now sadly out of production, the JK-8 package romanced the iconic Jeep Scrambler of the ‘80s, swapping out the four-door Wrangler Unlimited’s rear end for a 44- by 50-inch steel bed. This 4x4 surely has it, though it’s quite full of gear.
Rigid’s SEMA show truck comes outfitted with a custom bed rack, along with a set of fuel and water cans, a Smittybilt rooftop tent, power-operated rear tailgate, and room for two 40-inch wheels. The Jeep also swallows a fridge, freezer, air compressor, two Warn winches, and a generator. Might as well just park it and move in.
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Where the rubber meets the road (or gravel), the Jeep sits tall on Rock Jock Dana 60 axles, a 5.5 inch long-arm suspension kit, and ATX beadlock wheels wrapped in Nitto Trail Grapplers. Remote reservoir shocks help keep those massive tires in line. Under the hood, the typical 3.8-liter V6 of this vintage has been souped up with a Ripp Stage 2 supercharger and intercooler. It’s likely a very handy mod too, as the Jeep sports super-tall 5.13 gears.
As far as expedition-ready Wrangler pickups go, this one ranks pretty highly, even considering the awesome Jeep J-12 and Gladiator concepts of years past. It doesn’t come cheaply however. The big Jeep asks an equally large $129,900.
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