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JEEP_Nut1218 10-17-2012 07:39 PM

Jeep Underground on Campus
 
Yesterday, Jeep was on campus giving a presentation on "Jeep DNA".

It was fairly interesting; the history, the brand icon, concepts/underground, yata yata.

The really sweet part was that they brought several of their underground vehicles to campus.

They had 4 of the really neat ones:

-the JK Forward Control

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1265.jpg

:drool: Portals :drool: ground clearance

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1273.jpg

-the JK Renegade...

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1266.jpg

...with the 6.4L Hemi

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1267.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1271.jpg

-the "Pork Chop"

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1272.jpg

Super lightweight, generous amounts of aluminum and a 6-speed

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1274.jpg

-And lastly, the Nukizer

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1268.jpg

Atlas twin stick :drool: turbodiesel :drool:

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMAG1270.jpg


Now those are all fine and dandy but we all want to see them in action.

Which is exactly what myself and a few of the members of the wheeling club on campus were thinking.

So we decided to see if they would come out wheeling with us right after the presentation.

The response we got from the head designer of Jeep Underground was, "yeah sure, which one should I take?"

To which, of course, we replied "all of them".

Unfortunately only he was going to go so we could only take one.

And since there were a few bugs to be worked out in the JK Forward Control, and the "Pork Chop" was "too cold", it was decided that the Nukizer would come out wheeling with us!

And here are the pics to prove it. (I couldn't stop drooling long enough to take decent pics apparently, so you'll have to excuse me)

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0308.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0310.jpg

You can see my rig in the background too

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0311.jpg

Me and the Nukizer after the run

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0319.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0323.jpg

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0324.jpg

I'm already regretting not taking more pictures.. especially more of this thing in action.

When the guy left with the Nukizer he even left us a present!

http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/...d/DSCN0325.jpg

There is just something magical about burning out 38's on (relatively) dry pavement

WJ_Freak10 10-17-2012 07:53 PM

How did the Nukizer perform?

JEEP_Nut1218 10-17-2012 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WJ_Freak10 (Post 14318422)
How did the Nukizer perform?

As well as you would expect it to. The trail we ran wasn't too difficult but it was just sweet to see it in action

TxJeeper20 11-05-2012 03:00 PM

How did you guys get the Jeep guys down there? I want to see that at my school!

On a side note does jeep plan on making a wrangler similar to the Renegade?with a V8? until theres a truck or a V8 option Ill keep my V8 powered 5

apexkw 11-06-2012 06:58 AM

I would buy a NuKizer in a heart beat! I'd even buy a JK to make a Nukizer swap if someone made the parts

JEEP_Nut1218 11-06-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TxJeeper20 (Post 14408778)
How did you guys get the Jeep guys down there? I want to see that at my school!

On a side note does jeep plan on making a wrangler similar to the Renegade?with a V8? until theres a truck or a V8 option Ill keep my V8 powered 5

They come up here because of the fact that we're an engineering school so a lot of students are involved with the big three.

I couldn't tell you if their planning on putting the renegade model into production but they had the prototype there. I would be surprised to ever see a wrangler come factory with a V8 nowadays.

Quote:

Originally Posted by apexkw (Post 14411876)
I would buy a NuKizer in a heart beat! I'd even buy a JK to make a Nukizer swap if someone made the parts

Right on! It was a pretty awesome truck and I bet a lot of people think the same thing...they should really do it

TxJeeper20 11-06-2012 04:30 PM

I agree the chances are slim. Gas prices and insurance would be pricey. But i feel it would be a niche vehicle worth dreaming of

JKolbfleisch 12-29-2012 01:07 AM

That Nukizer looks sick! :D


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