Rugged Ridge announces new Steel Winch Plate for Mopar Rubicon 10th Anniversary front bumpers

Rugged Ridge®, a leading manufacturer of high quality Jeep®, truck and off-road parts and accessories, today announced its new Steel Winch Plate, which allows for the installation of a winch on the following Jeep JK Wrangler vehicle packages equipped with the MOPAR Rubicon 10th Anniversary front bumper: Rubicon X, Rubicon 10th Anniversary and Rubicon Hard Rock. The new winch plate is also compatible with all other 2007-2016 JK Wrangler models upgraded with the MOPAR Rubicon 10th Anniversary front bumper.

Featuring a versatile two-piece design that covers the vehicle’s frame for a sleeker look, the heavy duty winch plate incorporates high strength class 10.9 mounting hardware and is heavily gusseted for added strength. It also features a textured black finish that is E-coated and powder coated to meet the industry`s toughest corrosion requirements.

The Rugged Ridge Steel Winch Plate for JK Wranglers equipped with the MOPAR Rubicon 10th Anniversary front bumper is available now at an MSRP of $266.99.

For more information on the winch plate, Rugged Ridge’s complete line of high-quality Jeep and off-road products, or to find an authorized retailer, please contact Rugged Ridge at 770-614-6101, or visit

Part No. Description Price
 11543.15 Rugged Ridge Winch Plate for MOPAR Rubicon 10th Anniversary Front Bumpers, 2007-2016 Jeep JK Wrangler $266.99

Jesse’s Custom 1950 CJ-3A Jeeprod

This custom CJ-3A is a project that Jesse over at Fortec Atlanta had worked on for well over a year. Using a bunch of Omix-ADA, Rugged Ridge, and Alloy USA parts, as well as some custom fabrication – the build finally came to completion just before the 2012 SEMA Show! Be sure to check out the gallery at the bottom of the post.

1950 CJ-3A

Omix-ADA fenders stretched 8”
Omix grill
Omix “WILLYS” branded tailgate
Original windshield frame chopped 12” and 1” added to opening to accommodate bigger glass
All Omix lights
Original headlamp bucket assemblies
Aluminum tub
Omix stainless steel front OE style bumper shortened
Omix stainless steel OE style rear bumperettes
Omix side view mirror 

72-75 CJ-5 frame, boxed and fitted with custom cross members
Custom tubular trans mount
Custom motor mounts 

Suspension, Brakes, and Steering:
Independent front suspension with adjustable coilovers
Parallel 4 link rear with adjustable coilovers on custom mounts
Custom rear track bar and mounts
103” wheelbase
Manual rack and pinion steering
Under dash master cylinder and booster
4 piston front brake calipers
Disc brakes on rear
All hand bent stainless steel brake lines with braided stainless hoses 

5.7 Hemi form 2008 Dodge Ram
426 Hemi intake
6.1 Hemi fuel rail and injectors
6.4 Hemi front accessories and oil pan
– 224 / 228 @ .50” lift Cam
High Flow Electric Fuel Pump
15 Gallon Aluminum Fuel Cell
Custom Headers with Gibson Sand Rail Mufflers
Custom Aluminum Radiator
Omix Dipstick handles and oil filler cap 

Built 545RFE from 2008 Dodge truck
3000 Stall 

Rear End:
Dana 44 from 72-75 CJ-5
– Limited slip
Precision Gear 4.10 Ring and Pinion, and rebuild kit
Alloy USA replacement shafts
Alloy USA diff cover 

Wheel and Tires:
Front: 26 x 4.5 / 17 M&H Racemaster tires on 17 x 4 Aluminum Wheels
Rear: 28 x 12.50 / 15 M&H Racemaster tires on 15 x 12 American Racing Outlaws 

Omix OE style CJ-3A seats
Omix Leather wrapped steering wheel re-wrapped in brown leather
Omix glove box door and grab handle
Stainless steering column
Custom Aluminum Console

Jeep Wrangler J7 Concept

Jeep Wrangler J7 :
Built off of a four-door Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, the Jeep Wrangler J7 is designed to have the basic appeal of military-issued vehicles. The Mopar team removed standard content including carpet, fog lamps, alloy wheels and the stereo system before adding front and rear steel bumpers, ‘helicopter hooks’, a heavy-duty tailgate and steel wheels. Off-road capability is increased with a Mopar 2-inch suspension lift and 35-inch Mickey Thompson tires. The unique Mustard Plug exterior paint is highlighted with Jeep Wrangler J7 graphics.

Vehicle information:

Engine: 3.8-liter V6
Transmission: Four-speed automatic
Overall height: 74.3 inches
Overall width: 78.6 inches
Wheelbase: 116 inches
Weight: 4,482 lbs.
Tires: 35-12.50R/17 M/T Baja Claw radial

Wraps off the first Jeep concept in Moab

You don’t have to be in Moab long to see the latest new parts, accessories, and concept vehicles!The guys at Mopar Underground (Chrysler’s Skunk Works equivalent) pulled the wraps off the first Jeep concept a few days early. The Nukizer 715 pays homage to the Vietnam era M-175.

The new war horse shares its under pinnings with the Egyptian J8 military vehicle and is powered by the same  2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel. It produces 158 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque mated to a five-speed auto tranny — giving it a towing capability of up to 7,716 lbs. It sits atop 38″ BF Goodrich MT’s and narrowed Dana 60 axles taken from the Dodge Ram parts bin. Other goodies include a chopped JK windshield, Warn winch, custom grille, lights and a long list of one off parts.

Stay tuned for more Moab Coverage and Jeep concept vehicles!

Source: JP