2014 Easter Jeep Safari kicks off with six concepts

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Jeep Wrangler MOJO

The 2014 Easter Jeep Safari is set to begin this weekend in Moab, Utah, and while it’s sure to be a blast for Jeep enthusiasts from all corners of the world, we’re looking forward to the wild, off-road ready concepts that Jeep will be bringing to the red rocks. As you can see in our handy headline, there are six such vehicles in total, each of which sports a variety of tweaks and custom bits.

Unlike in years past, where Jeep graced us with some outrageous concepts like the Mighty FC or J-12, this year’s vehicles are a bit more restrained and a bit more buildable by enthusiasts. That’s not by accident, officials tell us. They wanted to put this year’s focus on attainable vehicles and accessories from Mopar and Jeep Performance Parts that existing owners can use to augment their own vehicles. So let’s get to it.

We’ll start with the Wranglers first. There are three concepts of the jeepiest of Jeep coming to Moab – the Level Red, Maximum Performance and Mojo. The Level Red and the Mojo (seen above) are similar from a suspension and engine standpoint. Both boast a two-inch Jeep Performance Parts lift kit, which officials tell us is coming to market in the next few months. There are a pair of Dana 44 crate axles on both the front and rear, while a Jeep Performance Parts Rock-Trac transfer case has been fitted. The 3.6-liter V6 engines on both Jeeps can breathe a bit easier thanks to a new cold-air intake and exhaust system.

Where these two Jeeps differ, though, are in their wheel/tire packages and aesthetics. The Pitch Black and TorRed Wrangler is a two-door model that rides on 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires with prototype 17-inch beadlock wheels. A Mopar half-door kit and bumpers donated by the Rubicon Tenth Anniversary model round out the exterior treatments. The black-and-red paint scheme is carried from exterior to interior, with the latter highlighted by Katzkin leather. Finally, a prototype accessory rail for the inside rear tailgate stands ready to hold items like a first aid or tow straps.

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