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Dakota Customs will build you a Hellcat Wrangler for $56,000. Oh, and you gotta supply the donor Wrangler as well. BUT it does include quite a few upgrades such as a Borla exhaust system, a Walbro fuel pump, and a Dakota Customs intake and intercooler. Check this video out and tell me you don't want one... go ahead... do it...

 

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If I had that kind of money, then yea I'd like one. They didn't even de-tune the engine so you'll get all 707 ponies out of that Hellcat goodness. Problem with it is that once modded, the Wrangler may not pass emission tests and it's going to be a huge gas guzzler. Going to need a bigger fuel tank too.
 

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They didn't de-tune it, they tuned it for higher performance ! Definitely a huge chunk of money though. Emission tests may be an issue, but where I am, it shouldn't be too hard to get around if you take it to a tuner. The gas guzzler part is the big thing. But spending this kinda dollar on a custom Hellcat Wrangler, I'm sure you got money for gas too
 

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Not a bad idea considering the fact the current generation Wrangler is good enough the JL is still heavily based on it, Jeep isn't starting with a blank slate. The real winner will be whoever is able to find one of these used since at that point you're able to shave off at least 15-20% off the OTD price someone is paying on this package.
 

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They can even add a rear try to make it look like the Trailcat that we all wish we had. If you're going to pay so much for a Hellcat, may as well throw in $5,895 more for that Trailcat look.
 

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They can even add a rear try to make it look like the Trailcat that we all wish we had. If you're going to pay so much for a Hellcat, may as well throw in $5,895 more for that Trailcat look.
Actually they should do what`s just enough to differentiate it from other trims. On top of that, make high performance exterior parts part of a Trailcat line of parts that owners can buy. Done in a way similar to TRD and the like.
 

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Can't really think of any performance exterior parts that they can put on there other than a vented hood. With Wranglers, you can find a great amount of off-road inspired parts but nothing too high performance-ish. As it is, they already have great fenders to fit wide rubbers in. I would just start stuffing more performance oriented parts like exhaust systems, wheels, and suspension setups.
 

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If Jeep isn't going to reveal the Wrangler JL at the Detroit show, maybe they'll take it to one of the larger international auto shows like the International Geneva Motor Show. It's one of the most vital industry events of the year with plenty of debuts taking place annually.
 

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That falls in line with where they have expanded, so now its not only an American product but its on the world stage. Plus they're at a point where convincing other markets to like the Wrangler and other products they'll offer holds more importance than focusing a lot of attention on its home market.
 

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They already have the home market down I find. The Wrangler is like a staple in NA. The only thing now is to get the rest of the world markets on board. They brought the Black Hawk CJ300 to the Geneva show this year. Nonetheless they always bring a good amount out to play at Geneva so that's a good bet.
 

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I think Jeep is trying to push into the Chinese market, but apparently the Renegades aren't doing as well as they had hoped even though Jeep is still growing albeit slowly. Maybe the Wrangler JL is what they need to break into other markets.
 

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The Renegades are failing in the Chinese market compared to the Grand Cherokee that's been selling there. The Wrangler, I think, would do very well down there because of the versatility of it. I mean.. who can't love a Wrangler? ;)
 

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The Hellcat Wrangler isn't just amazing in straight lines, it can climb like a boss! Not as much flex in the front was I was expecting, but enough to go up and down what are considered extreme trails.

 

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Those definitely were not extreme trails lol but it does do a pretty good job. It all really comes down to a proper suspension/wheel setup. The super torquey Hellcat engine does help as well a good bit too though.
 

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Depends on where the torque comes in. If most of it can be used at low RPMs, then the hellcat Wrangler is the perfect rock climbing beast.
 

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580lb-ft at like 4500rpm, I'm pretty sure you're still well over 350lb-ft around 1500 lol. The bottom end torque is what was always the slight downfall because stock tires couldn't hold it for crap
 

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Come to think of it, this would be something I would love to see taking on big sand dunes ! Can you imagine just flying over dunes in this with that supercharger screaming away, the suspension would have to be all re-set back up of course though.
 

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We won't be seeing the Hellcat Wrangler run over dunes unless the person who bought it uploads a video on youtube. That thing was sold and I don't think dakota customs has another sitting around.

With 350lb-ft at around 1500 rpm, it'll be able to climb up any trail with the right tires.
 

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Definitely doesn't seem like something we would be seeing taking over dunes. With the right suspension and tires, it'll be eating trails no problem though. Would love to see it at a track as well but you'll have to have two completely different setups for that.
 

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We won't be seeing the Hellcat Wrangler run over dunes unless the person who bought it uploads a video on youtube. That thing was sold and I don't think dakota customs has another sitting around.

With 350lb-ft at around 1500 rpm, it'll be able to climb up any trail with the right tires.
Considering how big of a deal it will be, odds are a shop will pick it up, make it SEMA worthy and after that put it to work. Not an exact formula but point it things like this don't just sit around collecting dust, they get put to work and only time will tell.
 
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