For many off-roading fans, the annual Easter Jeep Safari hosted by the Red Rock 4-Wheelers is one of those events you must participate in at some point in your life. And while 2020 saw the event cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, things are a bit different in 2021. As thousands of folks gear up to head out to Moab, Utah, from March 27 through April 4, Jeep has just unveiled this year’s lineup of factory-built machines. Out of all of the builds however, perhaps none are more enticing than this Jeep Orange Peelz. The name might be a bit silly, but this modified JL Jeep Wrangler packs enough hardware to make any off-roader envious. Here’s what you need to know about this two-door 4×4 loaded up with Jeep Performance Parts and Mopar accessories.
The Jeep Orange Peelz was designed to celebrate the heritage of open-air fun that buyers and fans worldwide have attributed to the Wrangler and its predecessors. In order to accomplish this, the designers threw seemingly their entire catalog of JPP and Mopar accessories at the truck. These accessories start with the removable Freedom Top glass sunroof, as well as the prototype JPP half doors. The rear windows have also been removed for more exposure to the elements, in keeping with the open-air theme.
From there, the Jeep Orange Peelz gets a ton of performance hardware. Under the hood sits a 3.6L V6 that produces 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine isn’t entirely stock however, as it is fit with a JPP cold-air intake and catback exhaust system. An eight-speed automatic transmission is mated to the engine. Off-roading performance is increased by way of a JPP 2-inch lift kit with FOX shocks, which is put to the ground via a set of 17-inch beadlock capable wheels and 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires. In order to make room for the giant tires, the SUV also wears some unique “high-top” steel fender flares. In case anyone gets stuck on the trails, the Jeep Orange Peelz also features a Rubicon front bumper complete with a Warn winch and a prototype steel grille guard.
The SUV features a ton of visual tweaks over a standard 2-door Jeep Wrangler, including a prototype hood design complete with custom Mopar hood latches. At the base of the hood sits a set of JPP 5-inch off-road LED lights, which sit in front of an upgraded Mopar windshield made from resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. Out back you’ll notice a JPP Swing Gate Hinge Reinforcement and a third brake light relocation kit to account for the larger spare tire.
Inside the Jeep Orange Peelz you’ll find a uniquely trimmed interior, complete with orange plaid seats and orange accent stitching throughout. The automaker has also fit the concept SUV with Jeep Performance Parts grab handles inside for easy access into the 4×4. Mopar floor mats and pedal covers round out the interior treatments.
If you are a longtime fan of the Jeep Wrangler, then this new Jeep Orange Peelz concept is surely a dream vehicle. The best part about this build however is the fact that owners at home could recreate just about everything with access to the JPP and Mopar accessories catalogues. That just goes to show you how much Jeep cares about this sort of customization and personalization. We can’t wait to see this thing take on the Easter Jeep Safari out in Moab, alongside all of the other builds and concepts.