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Jeep Wrangler MOJO and Wrangler Maximum Performance: SEMA Show


author photo by Josh Sadlier November 2014

What Are They?

The SEMA Show isn't just about slammed sport compacts: The Jeep Wrangler MOJO and Wrangler Maximum Performance are exhibits A and B. Together, these Wranglers showcase Jeep's latest ideas for accessories and customization.

Jeep Wrangler MOJO

The "OJ" in the name stands for "Orange Jeep," we're told -- no word on the "M" and the other "O" -- but there's a lot more to this Wrangler than just a paint job. The suspension gets a 2-inch lift via a Jeep Performance Parts lift kit, while locking Dana 44 front and rear axles add technical capability in tight spots. A 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case further augments the Wrangler's already formidable rock-crawling skills. Under the hood, the familiar 3.6-liter V6 engine gets a little boost thanks to a cold-air intake and a free-flowing exhaust system.

The MOJO's interior includes a 2-tone instrument panel and console, Katzkin leather seat covers, a lockable rear cargo tray, a sunbonnet and roll-bar pads.

What really makes the MOJO a concept is its numerous prototype accessories. "Shorty" bumpers and flat-top fenders give it a tougher-looking stance, as do beadlock wheels with bronze accents; the "topographical" hood graphics flow through to the side panels and have bronze highlights of their own; a winch is on hand to help keep everyone out of trouble; and the grille gets LED headlamps and fog lamps. Two-tone half doors and a 2-tone soft-top add to the festivities. Finally, a special tire carrier keeps the spare tire planted during expert maneuvers.

Jeep Wrangler Maximum Performance

You might think that the MOJO is as hardcore as it gets for off-road activities, but you've got another think coming. The Wrangler Maximum Performance (WMP) cranks up the capability with power-locking Dana 60 axles, supershort 4.88 gearing and the 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case. With a prototype 4-in lift kit installed, the WMP towers over its peers. It also boasts a 70:1 crawl ratio, besting the MOJO's 59:1.

Like the MOJO, the WMP gets color-keyed interior trim and Katzkin leather seat covers, and it's also outfitted with a number of prototype exterior accessories. A special front bumper, flat-top fenders, off-road LED rack lights, a Moab graphics package, beadlock wheels with blue accents, and the special tire carrier round out the experimental extras.

Will They Ever Sell Them?

Probably not as stand-alone trim levels, but it's quite likely that most, if not all, of the prototype accessories will be available as Mopar/Jeep Performance Parts dealer add-ons. We especially like the flat-top fenders and LED lights; the Wrangler's a pretty familiar sight at this point, so it's cool to get a slightly different look.

This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
Jeep Wrangler MOJO and Wrangler Maximum Performance: SEMA Show - Autotrader