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“Have you ever wondered what your JK would drive like with a powerplant straight out of muscle car? Or possibly with a suspension and drivetrain system built for any terrain across 7 continents? Or maybe even the latest luxury equipment to make this dream Jeep comfortable enough to drive to work and back everyday?
Well this is exactly what we sought out to do with Rebel Off Road’s latest (and fastest) build – The Silver Bullet.
Let’s get right to brass tax and show you what this insane build is made of starting with the heart and soul. The 3.6L Pentastar was replaced with a 6.4L Hemi V8 crate engine, bored and stroked to 7.0 liters and 426 cubic inches in diameter, and if that wasn’t enough of a kick in the pants, we added a Magnuson Superchargers Magnacharger to give it that extra boost – you know, for all those long hill climbs and such. All the noise comes from a fully fabricated and custom exhaust, from the headers to the tailpipe.
Mated to this beast is a transmission directly from Southern Hot Rods, nicknamed “The War Viking”, rated for over 1000hp. Getting the power to both ends is an Atlas twin stick transfer case. J. E. Reel Driveline Specialists 1350 driveshafts connect power to the front and rear Currie Enterprises RockJock 60 front and RockJock 70 rear axles, sporting a pair of ARB USA (ARB Air Locker) locking differentials. And if you’re wondering how this train stops on the road, don’t miss the Brembo big brake package with 6 piston calipers and oversized drilled and slotted rotors in each corner. Keeping the steering wheel light and easy is a PSC Motorsports hydraulic assist ram steering system.
All the above sounds great, but what sets it apart from a street queen is the suspension. Rebel Off Road, LLC‘s very own RECON Bolt on coilover conversion system with 2.5 x12″ front coilovers and 2.5″ x 14″ rear coilovers from King Off-Road Racing Shocks does the heavy lifting. Paired with our tried and trusted TeraFlex Suspensions long arm system, this Jeep can flex for days and look amazing while doing it.
Moving onto the rest of the exterior, we installed a pair of front and rear Knuckles Offroad, LLC bumpers, painted to match this Jeep exactly. Nemesis Industries Odyssey and Notorious aluminum fender flares, paint matched to the Jeep, were the perfect option for sleek and sexy design. Rock Slide Engineering Step sliders keep the doors and underbody safe, while providing a much needed step to get in and out of this monster. A GenRight Off Road aluminum tire carrier keeps that 40″ tire planted onto the tailgate, and it’s light enough to carry one-handed. A Gobi Racks JK system keeps all theRotopaX and storage accessories locked in place, in a convenient and sleek design above the roof. A WARN Zeon 10-S winch sits up front with a MUST HAVE recovery tool, theFactor 55 Prolink, also matching the Jeep’s silver color. Closed system winching for the win! Rigid Industries – LED Lighting provides the Silver Bullet with ample auxiliary lighting, including Dually D2’s in the bumpers, a 20″ SR LED bar on the stinger, and a 50″ SR LED bar on the roof. Truck-Lite Company, Inc. replaces the weak factory headlights with a much better and brighter LED option.
Under the hood accessories include a Genesis Offroad Dual Battery system with Odyssey batteries wired in tandem to ansPOD unit ready to fire up all the accessories in a safe, easy, and controlled manner.
Moving into the interior, you’ll first notice the Corbeau Seats USA LG1 seats up front in black suede. The roof has been painted black on the inside as an aesthetic mod. Wideband A/F ratio and boost gauge lets the driver know how the performance is doing under load. Lowrance Electronics GPS system will ensure you’ll never get lost. And to top if all off, one of our favorite interior mods (because of it’s extremely important purpose) is a Rock Hard 4×4 Sports Cage, powdercoated to match the Jeep.
All in all, The Silver Bullet was hand crafted to take on any task, any terrain, and any opponent you can throw at it. Truly a beautiful example of the extremes these vehicles can be taken to, and to come out with such elegance and purpose all in the same package, it’s what makes us proud to call this JK a true REBELCON”.