Got a Jeep Lying Around? These Guys Will Turn It Into a Custom Trailcat, Hemi and All.

Price and street legality are just pesky details

By Evan Bleier

 
Got a Jeep Lying Around? These Guys Will Turn It Into a Custom Trailcat, Hemi and All.
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14 December 2016

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is, so when we heard that Dakota Customs would build a version of Jeeps’s one-off Trailcat model for $56,000, we knew there was a catch.

There is, and it’s a pretty big one … you need to provide your own Jeep.  

Using a customer-provided Wrangler, what the South Dakota-based custom shop will do for $56k is supply a 707-HP Hellcat engine and modify the Jeep so the supercharged V8 will work.

In addition to the hemi, the Hellcat conversion package also includes a Walbro dual fuel pump system, a CSF custom race radiator, a stainless steel Borla exhaust and an intercooler system.

With a total cost that’ll top $100,000 (Wrangler included), there’s no doubt the Hellcat package is pricey, especially for an off-road-only vehicle that’s not guaranteed to pass emissions tests.

But after hearing the Hellcat purr, it could be worth every penny.

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