Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet

Jason R. Sakurai
by Jason R. Sakurai
jeep orange peelz concept looks sweet

Orange Peelz, one of a half-dozen Jeep concepts unveiled at Easter Jeep Safari, is quite possibly the easiest to replicate and drive on a daily basis. A two-door Wrangler, it uses Jeep Performance Parts (JPP) prototype half doors and a custom removable sunroof to let the sunshine in.

A JPP two-inch lift kit with Fox shocks, combined with custom steel fender flares, allows 37-inch BFGoodrich KM3 mud-terrain tires on 17-inch JPP aluminum wheels full range of motion. Mopar valve stems with a Jeep logo are a nice finishing touch, though unseen in the photos or by most people passing by.

Someone in the design department seems displeased with the hood on the Wrangler or Gladiator and has a penchant for replacing them. On the Orange Peelz, there’s another concept hood that differs from those on the other EJS vehicles, this one with a Jeep Willys logo and custom black Mopar hood latches. JPP five-inch off-road LED lights are mounted to the base of the A-pillars, and just in case you can’t see what’s ahead a Mopar windshield made of Corning Gorilla Glass is there for a little added protection.

The Orange Peelz’ exterior has a black graphic stripe around its midsection, with vintage Jeep fender badges in black. The custom JPP Rubicon bumper has a two-inch grille guard and is fitted with an 8,000-lb. JPP Warn winch. Custom rock rails were added for protection, should the trail run turn into something a little more serious. A JPP swing gate hinge reinforcement is there to accommodate a larger-size spare tire, and the JPP center high-mount stop lamp (CHMSL) relocation kit centers the third brake light in its center. Tow hooks front and rear are of course color-matched because that’s what designers do.

Plaid interiors are also an overarching ‘theme’ this year, with the door panels, center console, seat inserts, and mid-instrument panels covered in this lively material. Orange stitching on the steering wheel cover, shifter boots, and the parking-brake handle cover completes the match.

Aside from the JPP cold-air intake and JPP cat-back exhaust system, the 285 HP, 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 is stock. Yes, there are a few items you can’t buy on the Orange Peelz, but overall it’s the one that’s closest to finding its way to your driveway. Now if we can just get Revo Reeves from Stitchcraft to tell us where we might find plaid upholstery material, it’ll be a dead ringer.

[Images: Jeep]

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  • Lou_BC Lou_BC on Mar 29, 2021

    Auto companies are trying to cash in on the lucrative aftermarket but as @DenverMike pointed out, "It sucks in many ways since it’s had the segment to itself for too long". Jeep guys put up with the crap because there hasn't been much choice. They also tend to be blindly loyal like Harley owners. It's like a badge of honor knowing all of the workarounds to the flaws on a Jeep.

    • Mopar4wd Mopar4wd on Mar 29, 2021

      There's kind of catch 22 there. Some of the flaws the core customers kind of like, I mean like you said Harley can make a bike vibrate less at idle but that's not what the core customer wants. Jeep could go to IFS but it would upset the core market. The Sasquatch package is an interesting one. Ford decided to go for it Jeep decided with the JK on forward to design the wrangler to take 35's with a bolt on kit but not to offer it factory. I assume to limit warranty and liability claims but also to appease the millions of jeep owners that like to personalize their jeep in the aftermarket.

  • White Shadow White Shadow on Apr 01, 2021

    The V6 in the Wrangler makes more than enough power. It's actually a great engine and very well suited for Jeeps.

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