Moparized Jeeps Rams at 45th Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Posted on 30 April 2011 by Tony Santos

Moparized Jeeps Rams at 45th Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Here is Chrysler’s lineup of Moparized Jeep vehicles together with a Mopar Ram Runner for the 45th Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

“The annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari provides us a perfect opportunity to interact with our most loyal fans in a true Jeep setting,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We are able to demonstrate and test new potential Jeep production and customization ideas at our away-from-home proving ground, while getting instant feedback from our customers.”

Jeep Cherokee Overland:

Jeep Cherokee Overland

Presenting itself on a classic zebra safari patter paint, the Jeep Cherokee Overland features a 2.8-liter CRD 4-cylinder turbo diesel and Selec-Trac II 4×4 system. It also features ARB’s steel roof rack, awning, compact refrigerator, prototype rock rails, air locker and 3-inch suspension lift system. It rides on a set of Mickey Thompson 265/75-R16 MTZ tires mounted on steel wheels.

While Mopar provides stuffs for under-body protection including skid plates for the front suspension, transmission and transfer case. Additional items from the Mopar catalog include front and rear tow hooks, slush mats, cargo tray liner, sill guards and sport pedal kit.

Jeep Compass Canyon:

Jeep Compass Canyon


The Jeep Compass Canyon gets its power from a Freedom Drive II drivetrain. It rides on a set of Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ 225/75-R16 tires with 16-inch alloy wheels from a Jeep Liberty. Its Rocky Road Suspension allows it to be lifted by 2 and 1/8 inch. The under-body is protected by an extensive set of front and rear skid bars, sill guards and longitudinal skid plates to fend off the harsh rocks on the trails of Moab.

Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush:

Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush

With its Mopar 426 cubic-inch 540-hp HEMI V8 engine mated to a 545RFE performance transmission and a gear-drive transfercase , the  Jeep Wrangler Blue Crush combines high-speed off-road racing and rock-crawling capability. For the suspension, Mopar added a high-speed, performance off-road suspension system with internal bypass shocks, front stabilizer bar and full hydro-steering. Its mammoth 39-inch tires are turned with the help of custom driveshafts. The Wrangler Blue Crush also features a baja-style full cage, race seats, fuel cell and short aluminum bumpers.

Jeep Wrangler JK8 Independence:

Jeep Wrangler JK-8 Independence

The Jeep Wrangler JK8 independence is based from the famous 1980’s Jeep Scrambler CJ-8. Mopar was able to turn this vehicle into a two-seater pickup truck with just enough room for gear inside, and a pickup style bed to be used for outside cargo. It’s bed length measures 50 inches while the width between wheel wells is 44 inches. The JK-8 drivetrain is fitted with a Mopar/Dynatrac ProRock 44 front axle and stock Dana 44 rear axle, both spun with 4.88 gears. Linking the axles to the frame is a 4.5-inch long-arm suspension kit and 37-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain KM2 tires make the connection to the ground.

Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop:

Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop

The Jeep Wrangler Pork Chop offers an off-road fun and performance through its light weight design. Mopar was able to cut off more than 850 lbs by modifying the doors, top, tailgate, bumpers, carpet and sway bars. This great weight savings actually lifted the suspension, which was combined with a moderate Mopar lift to clear Mickey Thompson 35-inch Baja Claw radials mounted on lightweight 17×8 E-T Vintage V wheels. The suspension includes Bilstein 2-inch shocks with reservoirs and TeraFlex air bumps at all four corners. Dynatrac Axles designed lightweight ProRock 44 front & rear axles fitted with 4.88 gears, ARB air lockers and prototype aluminum differential covers. The axles are located with unique aluminum control arms provided by Full Traction.

Jeep Wrangler Renegade:

Jeep Wrangler Renegade

The Jeep Wrangler Renegade features an all-new 475 hp, 6.4-liter HEMI™ V-8 from Chrysler Group LLC’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) engineering team. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission feeding a Dynatrac prepped ProRock 44 front axle and ProRock 60 rear axle, both equipped with ARB air lockers and 4.10 gears. An AEV/Nth Degree 4-inch suspension lift was installed in combination to the 35-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw radials mounted on AEV Pintler wheels. Mopar offers a heat dissipating hood and a new winch-mount front bumper together with other accessories including fuel door, sill guards, bikini top, rock rails, slush mats and a half-door kit.

Mopar Ram Runner:

Mopar Ram Runner

Inspired by the high-speed deser off-road racing, the Mopar Ram Runner offers large tires, higher stance, and a sophisticated suspension system capable of withstanding tremendous impact. These features are combined with the proven HEMI 5.7-liter V-8 into a package that is stable at speed and rock-solid in the corners. Inspired by trophy trucks, steel front fenders and rear bed-sides are replaced with fiberglass layered in the Liquid Metal Mopar racing scheme. The high-clearance wheel wells allow tremendous suspension articulation with zero tire-to-body interference.

Description Part number Price
Pre-runner stage II lift kit P5155662 $13,270
OFF-ROAD REAR FENDERS (6′ 4″ BED) P5155666 $1,350

Ram and Mopar will sponsor the 2011 TORC short-course off-road racing series and bring a significant on- and off-track presence to each round of the championship. Ram will become the official vehicle of TORC with the Mopar Ram Runner pacing all of the series’ events.

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