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Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Mopar Mopar Takes on ‘King of The Hammers’HEMI® Crate Engines to Power Spec Class in Every Man Challenge Race

  • Mopar joins the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers off-road race in a new spec class to debut on Feb 6 in the California desert
  • 8th annual King of The Hammers is an off-road event combining desert racing and rock crawling with four competitive classes
  • Mopar to provide six Gen III 5.7L HEMI® crate engine for first spec class vehicles in the “Every Man Challenge” race category
  • Mopar is scheduled to participate in both 2014 and 2015 editions of event as well as four other Western Regional ULTRA4 Series events
  • More than 35,000 spectators are expected on site and 500,000 will tune into the live online broadcast on ultra4racing.com/live/

Auburn Hills, Mich. (February 6, 2014) – Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand, will be testing its mettle in the southern California desert at the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers, an event built around what many consider the toughest one-day off-road race in the world that combines desert racing and rock crawling. Read More→

4.7stroker longblock The Building Blocks of Power—Mopar’s 4.7L Stroker I 6 Long Blocks Need more power and low-end torque out of your 1991–2006 Jeep® Wrangler or Cherokee inline six-cylinder engine? Mopar’s new 4.7L Stroker long block engine assembly is the solution to beef up the Jeep 4.0L I-6 for towing, off-roading, or rock crawling.

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Mopar Underground Jeep “Lower Forty”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

jeep grille Mopar Underground Jeep Lower Forty

Mopar Underground’s Jeep “Lower Forty” takes the new Jeep Wrangler platform to a new extreme. The Jeep “Lower Forty” is equipped with massive 40-inch x 13.5-inch 0R20LT tires mounted on Mopar 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. The Mopar Underground crew added the aggressive wheels and tires to a stock, two-door Wrangler Rubicon without the use of a suspension lift. The team’s goal was to achieve added ground clearance without altering the vehicle’s center of gravity. To accomplish that feat, the team trimmed copious amounts of the body and fenders to provide the needed tire clearance. Once achieved, the team used a saw to chop out 3-inches of height from the windshield frame and increased the rake by 10 degrees.

jeep lower40 1 Mopar Underground Jeep Lower Forty

Custom front and rear fender flares were made 1-inch wider and 4-inches higher compared with a stock vehicle. A new one-piece-carbon-fiber hood with a Jeep CJ-like power dome and an all-new drop-down tailgate stamped with the “Jeep” logo were added to the vehicle to complete the exterior design.

On the interior, an all-new roll cage was neatly integrated into the body tub and tied directly into the frame rails. The spare tirewas relocated to the cargo floor and a custom cargo rack, supplied by Poly Performance, was installed. Once all body modifications were completed the exterior received a fresh coat of Red Eye No. 3 paint, a custom color developed by the MoparUnderground team specifically for this project.

jeep lower40 2 Mopar Underground Jeep Lower Forty

Custom touches can be seen throughout the interior of the vehicle, including a color-matched center console and instrumentpanel. The seats were re-covered with Mopar’s Katzkin leather package in a two-tone scheme. The carpet was removed and a durable truck-bed liner was sprayed inside to protect the floor. Rugged Mopar floor mats complete the theme.

jeep lower40 3 Mopar Underground Jeep Lower Forty

The Mopar Underground team turned to the Mopar catalog for the vehicle’s mechanical upgrades. The Jeep “Lower Forty” features an all-new 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine and a Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission. Powertrain installations were handled by Burnsville Off-Road using an AEV installation kit.

Mopar supplied Dana 44 front axles and Dana 60 rear axles equipped with 5:38 gears and Dynatrac prepared ARB air lockers to handle the vehicle’s massive tires.

jeep lower40 4 Mopar Underground Jeep Lower Forty