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This may have started as a 1971 Jeep DJ mail carrier, but it was turned into a unique hot rod specially for the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) 2014 show in Las Vegas. In addition to upgraded performance and drivability, the most notable modification would probably be the chopped top, complete with custom retractable cloth sunroof and smoothed firewall. The vehicle now rides on a custom-built chassis with a chrome tubular front suspension and a chrome bar setup rear suspension.
The newest LEGO Technic model has been revealed and it’s a highly detailed Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, complete with a 4×4 system, rugged tires, fold-down rear seats as well as the classic seven-slot grille in brick form. Once you complete this 665-piece model, you’ll find a button operated front steering system and a powerful axle-articulation suspension, all packaged into a yellow-and-black color scheme.
Don’t let its off-road looks fool you, the sleek Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 Concept is powered by a 6.4-liter V-8 engine with 392 cubic inches of displacement generating 450 horsepower and 450 lb.-ft. of torque, enabling it to hit 60 mph in under five seconds. With that said, it still has unmatched 4×4 capability, thanks to Dana 44 axles, a full-time two-speed transfer case, a Jeep Performance Parts two-inch factory lift kit, electric front / rear-axle lockers, and massive 37-inch mud-terrain tires.
Florida-based TR3 Performance went above and beyond with their custom Jeep Gladiator build. They not only swapped out the standard 285hp 3.6-liter V6 for a Hellcat-sourced 707hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8, but added lots of off-road upgrades as well, including a new DV8 front bumper, fenders, inner fenders, locking hood downs as well as rear rack.