Jeep Wrangler (JK) with 4WD and Hemi Installation Wins Chrysler Award at SEMA

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Chryslers Design Excellence award at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Marketing Association) 2007 went to Burnsville Offroad for its 6.1 and 6.4 Hemi Jeep Wrangler (JK) installations.

Burnsville Offroad wins Chrysler Design Excellence Award at SEMA 2007
Burnsville Offroad wins Chrysler Design Excellence Award at SEMA 2007
4WD Jeep Wrangler (JK) with K&N
4 WD JeepWranger (JK) with K&N
“We were the only exhibitor at SEMA in Las Vegas this year with a fully functional and drivable Hemi JK installation,” said Dan McKeag, owner of Burnsville Offroad. “We use a brand new crate motor and we mate that to a half-ton Dodge truck transmission that can handle additional power. We started to do this more than a year ago when the 2007 Wrangler JK hit the market.”
Burnsville Offroad Hemi conversion for Jeep Wrangler with K&N filter Burnsville Offroad Hemi conversion for Jeep Wranger with K&N filter
Burnsville Offroad had six Jeeps with Hemi installations at SEMA 2007
Burnsville Offroad had six Jeeps with Hemi installations at SEMA 2007

Burnsville Offroad had six Jeep’s with Hemi installation’s at SEMA. “When the JK came Chrysler put a 3.8 liter minivan motor in it,” said McKeag. “It was the same engine used in its Caravans for many years. The rest of the world figured out very fast there wasn’t enough power in the factory engines. I saw the need in the market place for more power and filled it.”

McKeag has sold 50 turnkey installations in 2007. “We have true 5.7, 6.1 and 6.4 liter engine programming especially suited for each JK application,” he said. “Each one of our builds is equipped with K&N Engineering products. I have used K&N for 20 years and it’s the real deal. The power and filtration from K&N is second to none. Our installations get 17 to 18 miles-per-gallon with 37 inch tires on the freeway. The 3.8 liter factory engine we ran only got 12 miles-per-gallon.”

Burnsville Offroad said they take two to three weeks to outfit each Jeep and have shipped them as far away as Beijing, China. “We had to open a second shop in Burnsville, Minnesota to handle all the Hemi swaps,” said McKeag. “I could have sold all six of the Jeeps I brought to SEMA several times over. It was great to be honored by the judges. They said they were impressed with our technical applications.”

Some modifications to the 4WD Jeep Wrangler (JK) by Burnsville Offroad are as follows:

6.4 Hemi engine
K&N air filter
Rubicon Express 4.5-inch longarm lift
37-inch Goodyear MTR tires
Walker Evans 17 X 8.5 beadlock wheels
Shockrocks front winch bumper
Mopar accessories rear swingaway bumper

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