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The time for Jeep enthusiasts to get together is approaching! Over the years, Jeep has been known to show off concept models at this gathering and the 2017 Easter Jeep Safari will be no different. We have two teaser pictures of the concepts and they could be the Wrangler Quicksand and Wrangler Switchback concepts.


 

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I love the rear end of the Quicksand. The wheel choice is the star on the visual side of that though. Kinda wish they went with a much smoother rear tire to really give it a hot rod look, maybe rake it a bit too
 

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looking more into this concept its disappointing that the only thing we really got out of it was the grille, wish they teased some other stuff. Newer tail lights would be one, even some slight side profile changes... all to hint at the JL
 

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better than nothing, they can't let out everything right away, just enough to keep the ball rolling here
people who didn't believe in the grille happening now have something to talk about
 

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Teasing JL parts on a custom JK wasn't even necessary so I'm pretty content with at least seeing the grille. That and there's no front badge.
 

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Even if the concepts aren't showing off much aside form the JL grille, they're still impressive pieces off-road engineering. Especially the Quicksand, not really the usual rock climbing Wrangler concept you see, but I do like the old school hot rod look.

 

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I was very happy to see the Quicksand concept that adopts that early hot rod type of look. Far too often you see off-roading crazy Jeep concepts and it's nice to see them branch off a little bit and deviate from the usual. Keeps things exciting.
 

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Interesting how they cut into the rear fender too so the back looks like it's partially floating.



But what's the metal box in the rear?

 

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That's a racing fuel cell. For an easier explanation I shall copy and paste wiki to make life easier because I suck with words haha.

A racing fuel cell has a rigid outer shell and flexible inner lining to minimize the potential for punctures in the event of a collision or other mishap resulting in serious damage to the vehicle. It is filled with an open-cell foam core to prevent explosion of vapor in the empty portion of the tank and to minimize sloshing of fuel during competition that may unbalance the vehicle or cause inadequate fuel delivery to the motor (fuel starvation). The designation "racing" is often omitted due to familiarity and because this type of gas tank is also used on street vehicles. The omission can lead to confusion with other types of fuel cells.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuel_tank#Racing_fuel_cell
 

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Those things are built tough, the one that rolled over barely had a dent in the roof. I'm sure more clips are going to be released in the coming days and they'll all be entertaining to watch. Not something I would attempt in a Wrangler, but interesting to watch.
 

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Everything leading up to the mishaps are always fun. Lucky for us we have some durable toys here so stepping into the ring and taking some hits is easy enough to brush off.
 

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I'm fascinated by the custom Wranglers that appear at the Easter Jeep safari every year and the four-wheel drive pickup is a beauty.

 

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The guy at 3:50 has the perfect example of something I would use myself for an entire day at on the trails and then back into the city for my regular routine. Better enjoy ti before they start cracking down on us like they do to enthusiasts in Europe
 

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Not sure what bit you're talking about, the part where he lists the bits and pieces he has poached from other vehicles?
 

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Not sure what bit you're talking about, the part where he lists the bits and pieces he has poached from other vehicles?
Yeah that's the only thing happening at that point.
That overall build is ideal to me.
Just watch that entire segment of him explaining.
 

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The one at 3:50 is great because from the outside it doesn't look "over the top" but it definitely is seriously functional. Great for heading out to the trails and rolling around the city without getting too much attention at all.
 

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Gotta love those unassuming looking Wranglers with an almost stock body, what's under those panels counts the most. "ton of torque and it gets really good fuel mileage".
 
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