4WD Jeep Wrangler (JK) to Benefit U.S. Soldiers Equipped with K&N Filter

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There is a vehicle project on four wheels decked out in red, white and blue for United States soldiers who return home from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan severely injured.

Warrior Jeep on display at SEMA 2007
Warrior Jeep on display at SEMA 2007
The slogan is simple, “Help a Hero, Win a Jeep,” but the work behind the Wounded Warrior Project is complex and selfless. The Arkansas Crawlers 4X4 Club and several individuals started the Jeep sweepstakes to help the healing process of those who served.

Burnsville Offroad Hemi conversion for Jeep Wrangler with K&N filter
Bursnville Offroad Hemi conversion for Jeep Wrangler with K&N filter
The idea snowballed and enthusiasts donated their time and parts to modify a 2007 model 4-door, 4WD Jeep Wrangler (JK) with a value of $80,000. Dan McKeag of Burnsville Offroad in Burnsville, Minnesota was one of several who helped modify the Warrior Jeep.

“I installed a 440 horsepower 6.1 liter engine Hemi conversion,” said McKeag. “I have a lot of relatives in the military active duty and retired. I wanted to help the cause.”

McKeag uses K&N Engineering products. “I wouldn’t use anything but K&N, I’ve been using it for 20 years and know what I’m getting,” he said. “I took out the 3.8 liter motor in the factory Jeep and put in a 6.1 liter Hemi. So far there isn’t anyone else out there who can do the Hemi install in a factory-like fashion.”

The Warrior Jeep was on display at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) 2007 at Las Vegas, Nevada. It is scheduled to be on display at various locations in the United States in 2008. The sweepstakes will end on December 1, 2008.

Modifications on the Warrior Jeep are as follows:

Drivetrain Applications:
Mopar Performance and Chrysler-Jeep: 440 Horsepwoer 6.1Hemi, 545RF Tranny
Burnsville Offroad: Performed Hemi and Tranny Conversion with K&N filter
Hotwire Auto: Engine Conversion Wiring Harness
Street& Performance: Polished Chrome Intake, Engine Dress-up
Dynatrac: Pro Rock High_Pinion Axles with 5:38 Gearing
Detroit Locker: Locking Differentials
Advance Adapters: Atlas II Transfer case, Twin-Stick Shifter
Tom Woods: Driveshafts

Interco: 37” Irok Tires
Walker Evans Racing: 17” x 9” Beadlock Wheels

Superlift Suspension Systems: 4” Rockrunner Suspension System, SSR Series Shocks, High-Clearance superide Steering Stabilizer, Bulletproof Brake Hoses, Sway Bar Quick-Disconnects

Joey Hutson Artistry: Designed and Applied the Graphics
DuPont: Paints
American Expedition Vehicles: Hood and Rear Corner Protectors
Bushwacker: Fender Flares
Mopar Performance: Front and Rear Off-Road Bumpers, Warn XP Winch, Skid Plates, Auxiliary Lighting, Tow Hooks, Tow Bar Mounts, Fuel Filler Door, Tail Lamp Guards, Hood and Fuel Door Locks

Katzkin: Leather Interior
Hi-Lift: Jack
Powertank: Auxiliary Air System

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