2013 Moab Easter Jeep Safari: Wrangler Flattop is a paradox of sorts

Article by Christian A., on March 20, 2013

Jeep Wrangler Flattop is the latest concept from the 2013 Moab Easter Jeep Safari, after the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept, Wrangler Mopar Recon, Wrangler Stitch, Wrangler Slim and the Wrangler Sand Trooper II!. As expected, the Wrangler Flattop comes with a special top and windshield that were chopped two inches.

Moreover, the b-pillar was removed creating a massive opening from front to rear. Featuring a custom one-piece, windowless hard top, the body is finished in a metallic sandstone with copper and brown accents. The door and hood hinges, tow hooks, grille slats and headlamp surrounds are finished in a copper tone, and the bumpers, side rails, side mirrors and hood decal are dark brown.

Front and rear bumpers are customized versions from the Wrangle Rubicon 10th Anniversary model, as is the hood. Custom high line fender flares, Truck-Lite LED headlamps, LED rear taillamps and side markers, a massive Warn Zeon winch and TeraFlex spare tire carrier round off the exterior enhancements.

Inside, the vehicle features dark saddle Katzkin leather seating, copper accents on the steering wheel spokes, vent rings and passenger grab handle and Mopar slush mats. Just like on the other concepts, Mopar installed several off-road gear such as Mopar cold-air intake, Mopar exhaust kit, aluminum five-spoke wheels that carry 37-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, the DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles feature ARB air lockers and TeraFlex sway bars, and Full-Traction control arms. Moreover, all the hardware is bolted to King shocks with pneumatic bump stops.

Jeep Wrangler provides unparalleled off-road ability with celebrated all-wheel drive and comes with over 70 years of 4x4 engineering expertise under the hood. Wrangler still offers a body-on-frame design, front and rear five-link suspension system, live axles, and electronic lockers.

Jeep Wrangler now comes with two transmission options: six-speed manual or five-speed automatic.

In conjunction with the new powertrain, the Jeep engineering team has completely maximised drive and sound traits of the Wrangler's body-on-frame structure. New motor and transmission modifications and improved suspension calibrations add to complete enhancements that can be immediately felt on-road and off-road.

The interior’s sound quality is tremendously better with improvements on how the powertrain is mounted, the firewall’s noise damping, and the addition of the first Jeep Wrangler engine covering to efficiently separate the cabin from any noise coming from the engine or road surfaces.

From the outside, engine noise can hardly be heard when idling. With the new 3.6-litre V-6, all fittings are mounted straight onto the engine with no extra brackets. This aids in ensuring that all fittings, such as the alternator, power steering pump, and air conditioning compressor, are set firmly and so are less prone to noise and vibration.

The retuned shocks have been designed for optimal equilibrium between innovative on-road handling and resilient off-road abilities.

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Jeep Wrangler Flattop

The Jeep Wrangler Flattop is a paradox of sorts. Its highly styled and refined body and interior completely belies its phenomenal off-road capability. Jeep designers took special care to give the Wrangler Flattop an upscale appearance inside and out, but bolted some of the most hard-core off-road gear available to Flattop's chassis.

Featuring a custom one-piece, windowless hard top, the body is finished in a metallic sandstone with copper and brown accents. The top and windshield were chopped two inches, and the b-pillar was removed creating a massive opening from front to rear. The door and hood hinges, tow hooks, grille slats and headlamp surrounds are finished in a copper tone, and the bumpers, side rails, side mirrors and hood decal are dark brown. The bumpers are customized versions from the Wrangle Rubicon 10th Anniversary model, as is the hood. Custom high line fender flares, Truck-Lite LED headlamps, LED rear taillamps and side markers, a massive Warn Zeon winch and TeraFlex spare tire carrier round off the exterior enhancements.

The interior features dark saddle Katzkin leather seating, copper accents on the steering wheel spokes, vent rings and passenger grab handle and Mopar slush mats.

Under Flattop's rich exterior is some serious off-road gear such as a Mopar cold-air intake, Mopar exhaust kit, aluminum five-spoke wheels that carry 37-inch Mickey Thompson off-road tires, the DynaTrac Pro Rock 44 front and Dana 60 rear axles feature ARB air lockers and TeraFlex sway bars, and Full-Traction control arms. All of this is hardware is bolted to King shocks with pneumatic bump stops.

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