SEMA 2007: Jeep Wrangler JT Concept

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We're like four months away from the 2007 aftermarket parts blowout in Vegas, and already the automaker formerly known as the 'merican side of the German-American hybrid's looking to push out the concept cars they'll be showing come November. Apparently they liked the reaction to the AEV Jeep Brute concept so much they've come out with one of their own — a truck they're calling the Wrangler JT concept. Somehow I feel as if we've already figured out what the "JT" stands for. But like every Jeep, it's got to pull it's weight to get the trail-rated badge, and the JT's no different — because as you can see from the gallery below, it appears to have the get-up-and-go necessary to get it out of the Hell's Revenge trail in Moab, Utah. True, it's not enough to really get the trail-rated badge, it's certainly better than what we're betting the Compass can do. But what do you expect, since the JT is built off of the Wrangler Unlimited's extended 116-inch wheelbase, we're assuming it can do anything the Unlimited can do, and maybe even better. The folks at Jeep have also slapped on a 3-inch suspension lift from Superlift, 35-inch BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tires, a Ramsey 9500 UT winch and Mopar rear bumper and rock rails to give it just a bit more off-street cred. As avid fans of the AEV-produced Brute conversion kit built off of the TJ Wrangler, we're happy to see the JK getting a chance for glory by becoming a Jeep truck as well.


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The bed looks a little small though. I don't understand pickups unless you actually plan on picking stuff up. Of course this isn't a work-truck, so the sheet of plywood test doesn't apply, but to be useful it needs to have the room in the bed for two off-road motorcycles.