The Jeep Geek

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Oct 2011

6.4L Hemi Powered Wrangler

The Jeep Geek just test drove a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Call of Duty Rubicon that we modified with a 6.4L Hemi engine. The Jeep store here tweaked the output to produce 500 horsepower, added some AEV accessories such as 4 1/2” lift, 35” tires, AEV wheels, AEV off-road bumpers and a Warn winch.

What a rush, The Jeep Geek was very impressed. The Jeep started with a wonderful throaty rumble giving a very satisfying feeling. At last a Jeep Wrangler with so much power that there was nothing on the road that he couldn’t pass. What a feeling. Acceleration was smooth, and accompanied by real head snap...don’t remove the head rests or you will experience whip-lash. The roar of this SRT8 engine was loud. So loud that it was almost distracting at around 50 miles per hour.

The Jeep Geek took one of his friends (who used to race Jeeps off-road) and his friend was duly impressed with the performance. This is likely the most powerful Wrangler in the US today. The Rubicon gearing delivered a tremendous amount of torque to the wheels even though they were very heavy Goodyear M/TR Kevlar 35” tires installed on black AEV wheels.

As can be seen in the photo at the top of this article, this unit looks as tough as it performs. Very muscular appearance with the AEV modifications adds to the excitement of this one-of-a-kind Jeep. Everything on this package says “get out of my way” including the exhaust roar.

The AEV lift performed just as The Jeep Geek expected with a smooth ride...just like the factory ride. Mrs. Geek had a little bit of trouble climbing up into this Wrangler, but once in, she was blown away by the power. She has consented to letting The Jeep Geek add some of the mods to his incoming Wrangler...lift, wheels, tires, bumpers tire carrier and such. The Jeep Geek doubts that he will be able to sneak the expense of a Hemi conversion to The Hummer Recovery Vehicle II. At least not in the near term. However with the new Pentastar engine, he doubts he will need such a boost.

So what would The Jeep Geek do differently to the 6.4L Hemi powered Wrangler? Well, he did notice a slight throttle lag from a dead stop, this is easily corrected by boosting the throttle voltage a bit to improve the throttle response. This won’t add any power, it will just deliver the power a little bit sooner when the accelerator is depressed...other than that, it was a perfect experience.

By the way, this Jeep is for sale. If you are interested in purchasing this one-of-a-kind Wrangler, drop The Jeep Geek a short message and he will get you pricing and details regarding the modifications.



Natural Male Enhancement

No, this is not about anatomy. This article is all about The Jeep Geek’s favorite ride...The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This exceptional Jeep is also a natural female fact, any driver will appreciate the places this Wrangler can go...if you can see it, you can probably get to it in a Rubicon. The moon is the exception that proves the rule.

So what makes a Rubicon so capable? Well, The Jeep Geek is glad you asked. First, it is built on the great Wrangler platform. Solid axles, body-on-frame, 4wheel disk brakes, a sturdy V6 engine and a true off-road transfer case. In fact in the 2012 models, the engine develops just under 300HP providing as much horsepower as you would want either on road, or off.

With that starting point, the Jeep designers added the type of upgrades that serious Jeepers have added for years. These include, Locking differentials, 4.10:1 axle ratios, upgraded front axle (dana 44 in both front and back), 4:1 gear ratio in the transfer case’s low range, stiffer springs and shocks, 32” BF Goodrich off-road tires, rock rails, and an electronically disconnecting front anti-sway bar.

These things are come together to provide a unique off-road capability that is unrivaled in our industry. This Jeep was designed to conquer the Rubicon trail (which is where this beast gets its name) right from the factory...without further upgrades.

Now add to this capability, the fact that it can be further upgraded to provide even more capability. In fact The Jeep Geek has helped dozens of folks upgrade their rubicons by providing lifts, larger tires, off-road bumpers, winches, and additional body armor and skid-plates. All this in the hunt for a “No Boundaries” off-road experience.

Go down to your local Jeep store and test drive one of these classic off-roaders. If you live in the Front Range area of Colorado, stop by Pollard Jeep in Boulder and see The Jeep Geek.