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We’ve got more Jeep truck hotness from the Moab Easter Jeep Safari with juicy details on Mopar’s Jeep Nukizer 715 concept!
Have I mentioned I love Jeep trucks? Why yes, I believe I have. And, man, do I love this smokin’ Jeep pickup concept from Mopar! We recently posted on the Jeep Nukizer 715 concept HERE at AllPickupTrucks.com in response to some spy photos and rumor mill fodder from JP Magazine. Now with the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in the history books, Mopar’s official skinny on this super sweet Jeep pickup has been available to the automotive media.
Chrysler stated the oddly named Jeep Nukizer 715 is intended as a tribute to the legendary Kaiser M-715 military truck. In light of the concept’s military heritage, Jeep appropriate based this one-of-a-kind Jeep pickup on a thoroughly modern mil-spec Jeep J8. For more details, see the Jeep Nukizer 715 portion of the Chrysler press release provided below.
Jeep Nukizer 715
The Jeep Nukizer 715 is an all-purpose truck that pays homage to the beloved military-only Kaiser M-715 truck. With a military-issue Jeep J8 four-door, the Mopar team converted the vehicle into a pickup body style by adding an aftermarket AEV Brute pickup box built for a TJ. To increase the size of the vehicle, the wheelbase is stretched to 124 inches from 116 inches. Enforcing the brand’s iconic M-715 is a new front clip produced in carbon fiber that re-creates the characteristic forward slant of the M-715 truck. To top it off, Bestop provided a unique soft top which artfully captures all of the quirks of the original.
Drivetrain upgrades include beefy Dynatrac Pro-Rock Dana 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles filled with 5:38 gears and ARB Airlocker differentials. Power is distributed by an Atlas II transfer case spinning custom driveshafts from Tom Woods. To keep the military look, tires are 38-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrains mounted on Hutchinson beadlock wheels.
The powerplant remains a J8-specific 2.8-liter turbo diesel I-4 that has been treated to a re-programmed controller for more boost. Fuel is supplied from a custom Gen-Right tank made specifically for this vehicle and mounts to the rear cross member.
For body protection, Mopar added Jeep Wrangler rock rails and off-road bumpers. Other features include a Warn 9.5XP low-profile winch equipped with a Master Pull synthetic winch line, Warn air compressor, Terraflex dual-rate front sway bar and Garmin GPS Map 640 navigation unit.
Engine: 2.8-liter turbo diesel I-4
Transmission: four-speed automatic
Overall height: 75.2 inches
Overall width: 78.6 inches
Wheelbase: 124 inches
Weight: 4,500 pounds
Tires: 38 x 14.50-R17 BF Goodrich KM2