Over a series of video installments, the gang at Summit Racing is upgrading a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to be an even more capable off-roader.
But there’s one big caveat: The build team doesn’t want to upset the Wrangler’s daily-driver practicality—which means no massive tires, sky-high lift, or chopped fenders.
In Episode Three, the action moves to the engine bay, where the team installs an S&B cold air intake that, when used with this clever kit, turns the Wrangler hood’s stock plastic inserts into functional air scoops
Then, the Jeep 3.6L Pentastar engine gets a bit more personality, thanks to a MBRP cat-back exhaust kit—yet in keeping with the practicality theme of the build, it’s not too aggressive and tucks neatly against the frame, away from off-road obstacles.
And what a lot of folks don’t know is that a Wrangler’s hood doesn’t have a traditional lock, so the team installs a Bolt hood lock to keep things nice and secure.
See it all get installed in Episode Three below, and stay tuned, because this Project Jeep build is far from over.