We said a couple of weeks ago that Jeep put their pickup-truck project on the back burner for lack of available funding. Well, today Mopar released details on its JK-8 Kit, which enables owners to transform Wrangler Unlimited into a pickup.
The kit can be ordered through Chrysler dealerships, and you can either get the job done there or bring it all home and do it yourself. Major components include a steel bed, inner and outer bedsides, sport bar extensions, Freedom panel assemblies, a fibreglass hardtop and a bulkhead. It is all shipped in a Mopar-stamped wooden crate and includes instructions for assembly.
The JK-8 Kit is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty if the conversion is performed at the dealership. The MSRP for the package is $5,499 USD, and doesn't include labour.
"New Jeep Wrangler owners typically spend more than $500 on Mopar accessories", said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar. "For Jeep Wrangler Unlimited owners, our new Mopar JK-8 kit answers the call for even more radical customization. And it's yet another example of how Mopar will continue to support our brands with innovative features".
If you follow the global car scene, you will have heard about and likely seen online pictures of Chinese-built cars that bare an uncanny resemblance to products you and I know to not originate from China.