Mopar is not the only company that is showing off concepts and custom rigs at the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT. Venchurs Vehicles Systems has all brought out a few of their own monsters.
For some background:
“Venchurs utilizes its 40-plus year history providing OE product solutions to major auto makers with flawless product supply and after sale support. We have taken our knowledge and experience to form Venchurs Vehicle Systems (VVS), bringing a full complement of experience, assets and award-winning quality systems to commercial and new car dealer vehicle conversion programs. Venchurs Vehicle Systems programs and partners include a who’s who list of major industry leaders including Mopar, Ford, GM, Toyota, Case New Holland, Michelin/BF Goodrich and the National Park Foundation. Supporting Venchurs Vehicle Systems in our unique service offerings are: CNG Conversions, VWerks and Xplore Adventure Series Vehicles.” -http://www.venchurs.com/venchurs-vehicle-systems
First up is a Dodge Ram being called “Caballo Diablo” and it gets its name from being AK-47 “bulletproof” and the fact that it “projects a wall of fire around the truck.” While that sounds pretty awesome, that isn’t what makes it bulletproof; that comes from the Dragon Skin armor that the Ram is packing. I have no need for that extra weight on my rig, but the KORE suspension, heavy duty axles, sweet bumpers and the optional night vision would sure come in handy!
The Recon J8 takes the J8 Jeep JK that was shown at SEMA and adds armor plate and a mounting system for M2 .50 cal and M240 machine guns. Here’s the thing though, you could add a .50 cal to a VW Beetle and all of a sudden its full of awesome.
The last of the trio is something that has a lot more usefulness and practicality. A natural gas powered Ford F-250. The bi-fuel version will grant you up to 650 miles of back country fun before having to fill up. You’ll lose some of the bed space as the CNG tank goes back there but you’ll get to enjoy the outdoors more knowing that you can get there and back using a renewable fuel source such as natural gas. PS, CNG costs less to fill up than its gasoline or diesel counterparts.
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