Jeep introduced several prototype vehicles at the Easter Jeep Safari at Moab, UT. The Maximum Performance JK Wrangler Concept is said to be for the most hard-core. What does Jeep consider hard-core? Let’s look closer into the Maximum Performance Concept.
The Maximum Performance JK starts out as a four-door Wrangler and is enhanced with legendary Dana 60 axles with electric lockers and a 4.88 ratio.
Combining that with the 4:1 Rock-Trac transfer case, the crawl ratio of the Maximum Performance is 70:1. This is less than the Level RED concept, which has a crawl ratio of 75:1, but the Level RED only comes with Dana 44s.
Enhancing the JK further is the Jeep Performance Parts four-inch lift kit and 37 x 12.5 x 17 BFGoodrich Mud Terrain tires on eight-lug beadlock wheels.
Protecting the Maximum Performance JK is a “Stinger” front bumper with skid plate, Jeep Performance Parts Rubicon rock rails, and a prototype flat-top fender kit. Jeep also installed prototype LED headlights and a prototype light bar so this concept JK could blaze through the night with aplomb.
Inside, Mopar Blue HVAC bezels and steering wheel accents complement the Katzkin leather seats with their embroidered Jeep logos and blue accent stitching. The interior is further enhanced with satin trim on the instrument panel, shift knob and HVAC controls.
It may not have the crawl ratio of the Level RED JK, but this is certainly a Maximum Performance JK that could hang with the best Jeeps on the hardest trails.