Jeep CJ66 – Jeep’s Wrangler Cocktail Concept
Jeep has wheeled out a ‘Mopar-powered’ Wrangler 4WD concept for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas, USA.
The concept mixes a Wrangler TJ frame with a 1966 Wrangler CJ Tuxedo Pack, finished with “elements” of the Wrangler JK.
Jeep calls it a “unique cocktail of three Jeep vehicle generations”, and has named it the CJ66.
The concept’s main purpose is to demonstrate Mopar options to Jeep customers, and the CJ66 wears a Mopar engine cover, cold-air intake and a cat-back Mopar exhaust system.
Power reaches the road through all four wheels and a six-speed manual gearbox, with Mopar Dana 44 Crate axles both front and rear for greater rock-crawling ability.
Also aiding the CJ66’s off-road prowess is a two-inch lift, and a set of 35-inch BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres wrapped around 17-inch bead-lock wheels from Jeep Performance Parts (JPP).
Said tyres can be deflated or reinflated to the desired pressure using a concept ‘two-way’ air system.
Otherwise, the CJ66 boasts Mopar 10th Anniversary Wrangler JK Rubicon bumper kits, a Mopar Warn winch, skid and front bumper plates from JPP and two more ‘concepts’ – a fender flare kit and custom-fit JPP rock rails.
The look is complemented by a matte-black bonnet insert, black graphic stripes and a black grille, along with LED amber fog lamps.
Inside, there’s custom Viper seats with concept seat risers, ‘bikini-top’ netting, a custom steering wheel, a Mopar gauge package and
Mopar all-weather mats matched with a Wrangler JK centre console.
The CJ66 is finished with a two-inch cropped windscreen and custom roll cage.
RAM Revives The 1970s In Macho Power Wagon
RAM Trucks has arrived at the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas with a pickup that it hopes will bring back the macho days from the 1970s.
We’re not talking about Macho Man by the Village People, which is undoubtedly 1970s, but rather the popular Power Wagon pack which was available to RAM buyers at the time.
Called the Macho Power Wagon, the concept is actually a pickup but RAM says it’s worthy of the name as it embodies the same off-road abilities as the original Power Wagon.
Naturally, Mopar improvements abound with the Macho, including a Satin Black sliding RamRack matched with a RamRack tie-down roof system for securing items in the back.
There’s also one-piece Mopar off-road running boards, concept fender flares, silver skid plates and tow hooks, LED clearance lights on the roof and gloss black door handles.
Power comes from a 6.4 litre HEMI V8 petrol engine with Mopar cold-air intake, concept dual-wall five-inch Mopar exhaust tips – matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
‘Macho Mango’ is the flavour of the day with the Macho Power Wagon concept, as the colour adorns the exterior and interior while the RAM badges are also outlined in Macho Mango.
The mango is broken up by painted black graphics on the rear and at the sides, while a Satin Black bonnet and front bumper provide further points of difference.
The concept rides on 18-inch bead-lock wheels wearing 37-inch Nitto Trail Grappler mud terrain tyres.
Inside, there’s a Macho Mango RAM logo on the steering wheel, mango gauge surrounds, mango side door panels and mango infotainment centre trim.
There’s also wireless charging for mobile devices, a Mopar pedal kit and Mopar all-weather mats for the front and rear.