By on March 27, 2021

Orange PeelzOrange 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.

Orange Peelz

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.

Orange Peelz

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.

Orange Peelz

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.

Orange Peelz

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.

Orange Peelz

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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11 Comments on “Jeep Orange Peelz Concept Looks Sweet...”

  • avatar


    Just let it go. We already have an aftermarket, they’re better at it. Yeah they’re one of the fastest growing industries. You, just make Jeeps. Focus on making them better.

    For one, the 3.6 is an absolute joke. Never mind after 37″ muds. If you want to put on Fox shocks or a winch, that’s cool. How about a Pioneer head unit while you’re at it?

    • 0 avatar

      I commend Jeep for showing attractive variations of product. More manufacturers should but don’t. Anyone can slap a bunch of aftermarket accessories onto a vehicle and make it look like a rolling piece of dung.

      • 0 avatar

        You can only put so much lipstick on a pig. Clearly the Bronco lit a fire under Jeep, but the product still lacks badly. It sucks in many ways since it’s had the segment to itself for too long.

        It’s what happens. Look at how bad the Mustang got after the Camaro departed in ’02, except for the Cobra, but that type of “variations” are a good thing.

        The Raptor is a great example. It would be difficult to impossible to replicate that from aftermarket parts/software/etc.

        More of those please…

        Otherwise, automakers aren’t the aftermarket. Leave that to the pros. Just supply a great base product and we’ll do the rest when necessary. But they shouldn’t require major engine mods, or engine swaps just to get out of their own way.

        Never mind after big tires and gear pushing it to the max GVWR/payload.

        Yikes. But unless you’re blind, just going out in public showcases the best the aftermarket has to offer.

    • 0 avatar

      The 3.6 is a great engine. It has plenty of power up to 35″ tires. Even a loaded up Rubicon will do 0-60 in under 8 seconds. Which is plenty. Plus they now do offer the V8. The pentastar does need to rev a bit much for offroad but he 4cyl turbo has plenty of off the line torque if that’s what you want. The rumor is that the next ram will have a turbo inline 6 if that’s the case I would assume the jeep would get it as well.
      What the Bronco should be a real wake up call for is the hardtop and integral top storage. That’s something I was a bit shocked jeep didn’t fix on the last go round.

  • avatar

    oh look- they made a 2 door bronco!

  • avatar
    C5 is Alive

    Odd to see a brand pay homage like this to its own horrible paint quality.

  • avatar

    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.

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      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.

  • avatar
    White Shadow

    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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