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Hum-Vee Style Four Door Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4 Featured at SEMA Show

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SEMA 4x4 Jeep Wranger Sahara with Air Induction Hood
SEMA 4x4 Jeep Wranger Sahara with Air Induction Hood
When Ricardo Aguilar began pondering his build for SEMA 2012, he clearly had a vision. The Santa Ana, California native was confident a tough and rugged mini-Hum-Vee look would wow the crowds. That in mind, he chose a 2007, four-door, 4X4 Jeep Wrangler Sahara as his project vehicle.
Hum-Vee Style Four-Door Jeep Wrangler Project Vehicle at 2012 SEMA Show
Hum-Vee Style Four-Door Jeep Wrangler Project Vehicle at 2012 SEMA Show


Aware that time was limited, he was prepared to embark upon a project that demanded tons of work, cooperation of many, money and a heaping helping of creativity. Granted, the build would not prove a walk in the park, but he was on a mission and would have the vehicle ready to roll when the much anticipated SEMA event rolled around.

At the build's end, there would be modifications aplenty, a portion of which would prove a difficult task. The car owner was installed a Superlift Suspension. With that task behind him, he then attached a Magnuson Supercharger. Refusing to go any direction other than forward, Aguilar included dual moon-roofs and went with a Roto Wire interior.

With the most difficult aspects of the build behind him, the car owner focused on several other steps that would inevitably improve the Jeep's aesthetics and bump up her performance.
SEMA Displayed Jeep Wranger 4x4 with V-Rock 20X9 Off-Road Wheels and Nitto Mud-grapplers
SEMA Displayed Jeep Wranger 4x4 with V-Rock 20X9 Off-Road Wheels and Nitto Mud-grapplers


For the project vehicle to perform to his specifications, he knew some mechanical issues had to be addressed. After making several modifications under the hood, he was confident the engine would run at it's best if steps were taken to eliminate any unwanted restriction. That in mind, he installed a Gibson Dual Exhaust system.
Topline Products Shows Off Black Jeep Wranger 4x4 at SEMA Show
Topline Products Shows Off Black Jeep Wranger 4x4 at SEMA Show


Confident he had deterred any possibilities that the exhaust wouldn't flow freely, Aguilar then set his sights on ensuring an ample air flow would reach the engine. The cure was plain and simple. In fact, a hood with induction would actually serve two-fold. Not only would it increase the air flow, but the modification would lend to a cooler running engine.

While proper air flow was being considered, there was another decision to be made, which was a no-brainer. A K&N air filter would prove essential in trapping any foreign debris that might contaminate the internal components of the engine, while still allowing an optimal air flow to reach the intake.
The SEMA Show Showcased Sahara Jeep Wrangler with K&N Air Filter<
The SEMA Show Showcased Sahara Jeep Wrangler with K&N Air Filter


Paul Escobar, who played an essential role in the build and is employed by Topline Products, said in reference to K&N products, "I personally have a K&N filter on my dodge Ram. I have used K&N products since 1996, when I had my Camaro Z28. K&N products lend to more horsepower, and a better sounding engine."

With the drive train completed, there were still a few modifications that would achieve Aguilar's conviction to build the ultimate four wheel drive. Attaching front and rear bumpers, he then focused on lighting.
Jeep Wranger Sahara 4x4 at SEMA Event
Jeep Wranger Sahara 4x4 at SEMA Event
The owner bolted a fifty-inch Wurton Light Bar to the rig first. He then added Windshield lights and pod lights to the mix. Ricardo Aguilar then opted to install headlights, produced by JW Speaker.

After accentuating the body with a Wild Bore Hatchback, it was time to choose a modification that would prove essential in the vehicle's overall look and abilities. Turning to Topline Products as a sponsor, it was time to pick tires and wheels. With the assistance of Topline, Aguilar went with V-Rock 20X9 off-road wheels wrapped with Nitto Mud-grapplers tires.

Although SEMA 2012 is now behind them, that is no indication that the 2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara that they showed will sit idle. In fact during their eight year tenure of SEMA events, Topline and the vehicles they have sponsored have seen their fair share of notoriety. They earned SEMA Global awards for five consecutive years for Verde Custom, Black Ice Alloys and Envy Style Wheels. They also won "Best New Wheel" at SEMA 2011. That in mind, although the SEMA 2012 build has not earned any awards yet, they are confident good things lurk farther down the road.

Other SEMA Featured Hummers and Jeeps include Eder Calvillo's 2006 Hummer H2 a SEMA 2010, BDS Suspension's 1997 Jeep TJ at SEMA 2009, and winning the Chrysler Award was the 2007 SEMA Burnsville Offroad Jeep Wrangler JK.

Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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