Our SEMA cup is in the process of spilling over with the release of more vehicles from Chrysler's Skunkwerks program. This particular gem almost makes up for the credibility-crushing Compass that Jeep has forced on consumers, showing that the Trail-Rated brand is still all about rock-climbing and venturing beyond the beaten path.
The Wrangler Rubicon King gets a healthy splattering of pupil skrinking orange and then is hoisted into the air with a four-inch lift, provided by Superlift Suspension. The standard rolling stock is ditched in favor of Mopar/Hutchinson beadlock wheels, wrapped in TA Krawler rubber.
Some of the more trick features include a 9.0 RC winch, fender flares, military-grade tow shackles and a re-trimmed grill. A radio delete gets rid of the tunes, but since the rear seats have been dispatched to make room for the spare, complaining from passengers will be kept at a minimum.
We've got our troops on the ground in Vegas to cover the show, so expect some live shots to follow this week and be sure to check the links below for updated photos and official information about the vehicles we've posted on so far.
(Press release is after the jump.)
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- Dodge Nitro Panel Wagon - UPDATED with official pics and info
EXCERPT FROM PRESS RELEASE
Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon King
An amplification of Jeep's most capable off-road machine. Taking full advantage of the 4:1 ratio Rock-Trac transfer case and Tru-Lok equipped Dana 44 axles, the Rubicon King utilizes massive BF Goodrich 37 x 12.50-17 TA Krawler tires mounted on Mopar/Hutchinson beadlock wheels. Superlift Suspension provided its new 4-inch lift for extra ground clearance and Warn-supplied new 9.0 RC Rock Crawling Winch.
Custom features include relocation of the spare tire where the back seat used to reside, fender flares and grille trimmed for extreme clearance, trick lighting, military spec tow shackles and radio delete plate. Other features include American Expedition vehicle's new heat-reduction hood and rear corner guards.
Not destined to be a show queen, it'll be put to the test in Moab Utah during Easter Jeep Safari.