Fiat Chrysler is going all out for this year’s SEMA show in Vegas. It’s debuting six Mopar-customized models from across its brand lineup. The 2016 Speciality Equipment Market Association show kicks off November 1st. The whole idea of the show is to show people how they can customize their rides.
1971 Dodge Shakedown Challenger
The Dodge Shakedown Challenge takes a 1971 Challenger, spruces it up with some 2017 concept features and adds in some new Mopar-powered products to boot.
The 485-horsepower muscle machine comes with a Mopar concept cold-air intake and Mopar custom dual exhaust with black powder-coated Mopar exhaust tips. The custom front and rear suspension is lowered enough to tackle the street or Pro Touring/Drift-type motorsports competition. It features Brembo-red SRT Hellcat six-piston brakes front brakes and four-piston rear brakes.
The hand-built, one-off rolls on a concept SRT Hellcat Slingshot-designed 19-inch by 9 1/2-inch front and 20-inch by 9 1/2-inch rear wheels. A heritage-inspired 1971 Shaker hood scoop with a red “Shakedown” badge is added with help from select parts from the Mopar brand’s modern-day Shaker hood kit, feeding fresh air to the HEMI powerplant. The body is shaved, axing the door handles, drip rails and fuel door, which moves to the trunk. It incorporates concept front headlamps and taillamps from the 2017 Dodge Challenger.
Inside the cabin features Dodge Viper front seats along with a Dodge Viper steering wheel. Mopar instrument panel gauges are black, contrasted with the gloss carbon fiber instrument panel cluster trim. The center console, steering wheel trim and door panels are also gloss carbon fiber.
Next up is the Jeep CJ66 concept. It’s basically three Jeep generations rolled into one. You have a Jeep Wrangler TJ frame, a 1966 Jeep Wrangler CJ universal Tuxedo Park body on it, plus elements from the Wrangler JK elements. Add to all that new Mopar-powered products and you’ve got the Jeep CJ66 concept.
Mopar touches include an engine cover, cold-air intake and cat-back exhaust. Front and rear Mopar Dana 44 Crate axles help the Wrangler easily crawl over rocks and boulders. It rides high on giant 35-inch BFG all-terrain tires paired with a two-inch lift kit. Oversized, concept fender flares offer defense against trail obstacles at the front and rear, with added protection delivered by Mopar 10th Anniversary Wrangler JK Rubicon Bumper Kits, JPP skid and front bumper plates and concept JPP rock rails custom cut to fit the Wrangler CJ body. Mopar LED amber fog lamps and a winch, with a fair lead adapter to guide the winch cable, augment the CJ66’s off-road capabilities.
Inside, more custom Viper seats. The cockpit is surrounded by a custom-built roll cage, mandril-bent to match the windshield surround. A bikini top netting offers shade and cover from the elements. A Wrangler JK center console and shifter were imported, with Mopar instrument panel gauges and all-weather mats completing the interior.
Dodge Durango Shaker
The Dodge Durango Shaker concept features the first-ever shaker hood for a Durango. It sits lower to the ground thanks to a custom lowering kit. It also features Mopar’s custom cold-air intake and customized chrome Mopar cat-black dual exhausts in the center instead of the standard side slot. SRT six-piston big brakes and rotors, cooled by functional brake ducts in the front, rein in the Dodge Durango Shaker. It sits on Satin Black 22-inch x 10 1/2-inch Mopar wheels protected by custom fender flares. Inside there are three rows of Viper seats, trimmed in Katzkin leather with B5 Blue stitching.
Ram Macho Power Wagon
The HEMI engine Ram Macho Power Wagon features a trim level from the 1970s. It features a Mopar concept Satin Black accessory sliding RamRack that you can stow under the cab’s sail panel when not in use. It sits on a four-inch custom lift kit and giant 37-inch x 12 1/2-inch Nitto Trail Grappler MT tires, set on concept 18-inch beadlock wheels. A new front bumper is equipped for the trail with a winch, winch guard and tow hooks.
Further exterior customizations include one-piece Mopar concept off-road running boards, larger concept fender flares, low-gloss black door handles and a 21-inch heavy-duty light bar and LED clearance lights on the roof. It, too gets a Mopar cold-air intake along with dual-wall five-inch black-powder coated Mopar exhaust tips.
Interior Mopar accessory upgrades include wireless charging, a pedal kit, front and rear all-weather mats and “RAM”-letter logo sill guards
Ram ProMaster Pit Stop
Next we come to the entertainment-ready Ram ProMaster Pit Stop, which is always ready for a party. It’s based on Ram’s Commercial Class 2 full-size van an has a bar built right into the side. It’s been modified with keg refrigeration and four on-board taps. They have Mopar T-handles, billet aluminum, cue ball and pistol grip shifters. An added “Brewmaster” badge is appropriate, as Mopar stools stored in the cargo area can be placed out front to quickly create a soda shop (or pub) on wheels.
Chrysler Pacifica Cadence
Even the new 2017 Chrysler Pacific minivan gets the Mopar Treatment. It features custom Mopar graphics in a paddleboarding theme. There is even a surfboard carrier added on top. Production Mopar 20-inch wheels are tri-color, tinted in Satin Black and Gloss Black tones with a Mopar blue accent on a single wheel pocket. Inside, Chrysler added a pet kennel, added a first aid kit and naturally a bunch of Mopar logo accessories.
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