You Can’t Take This Wrangler Four-Wheeling. Six-Wheeling, However…
A couple years ago, Florida-based Bruiser Conversions caught our eye when they apparently mated a Jeep Wrangler with a monster truck. Then back in October, the shop rolled into Las Vegas’s SEMA show with an even more brazen, god-playing mutant: a 6×6 Jeep Wrangler JKU Pickup.
As their name suggests, Bruiser Conversions mainly deals in engine conversions — specifically putting LS3s, Hemis and Cummins Turbo diesels into Jeep Wrangler JL, JK and TJ platforms. But it’s their custom builds get the people going.
Case in point: a stand-by-your-Jeep diehard by the name of Willy Cabeza was the one who cooked up the idea for the Wrangler JK to 6×6 conversion, and he had to convince Bruiser’s owner Jeff Garland to tackle what ended up being a six-month undertaking.
6×6 Wrangler (6 images)
In line with their day jobs, the 6×6 got rid of the stock 3.6L Pentastar in favor of a 6.2L LS3 V8 that puts out 480HP. As for the jewel in the crown, underneath the extended back end you’ll find two nine-inch rear axles, the first with “a pass-through to drive the rearmost axle.”
But as Four Wheeler writes, no one puts this 19.5-foot-long, 6,800-lb. behemoth in a corner. After SEMA, Willy hit the trails and planned to beef it up even more with a supercharger.
Below, see Cabeza and Garland talk through the build and take it for a test drive:
Photos by Derek Booher via Bruiser Conversions
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