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Jeep JL Wrangler dual-cab with LS3 V8: photo gallery

By Tristan Tancredi | Photos: Cristian Brunelli, 27 Feb 2019 Custom 4x4s

Jeep Wrangler JL dual-cab LS3 V8 photo gallery feature

Bruiser Conversions’ desert-conquering LS3 V8-powered dual-cab JL Wrangler.

IT DIDN’T long for Bruiser Conversions, an aftermarket garage based in Florida, USA, to turn its spanners towards the all-new 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL.

The American mob has plenty of experience with Jeep products, fettling plenty of JKs over the years and turning them into insane dual-cabs, single-cabs, open-roof and four-door wagon versions.

This prime example you’re ogling is a JL Wrangler Sahara that has been stripped down to its bare bones and copped a wheelbase extension – the ladder-frame chassis also received been cut and stretched.

Modelled on a chaser truck – vehicles designed to carry equipment and chase race rigs on desert sprints – the dual-cab Wrangler has a customised ute tray loaded with plenty of aftermarket goodies: CO2 tanks for tyre inflation, an aux fuel tank, a water tank, a portable arc-welding system, power inverter, compressed air bulkhead powered by a twin ARB compressor, Snap-on tools, and two spare 37-inch beadlock wheels with BFG Baja T/A rubber.

Helping with off-road pursuits is a set of Dana 60 axles with Eaton E-Lockers, Warn manual-locking hubs, a BDS Long Arm kit, a JKS coil-over conversion (up front), Fox 2.5-inch dampers (rear), Air Lift suspension airbags, and Steer Smarts Yeti steering components.

Bruiser Conversions has a reputation for fitting LS3 V8 engines into its custom vehicles, and this JL dual-cab is no exception. Matched to a ZF eight-speed automatic transmission, the brutal 335kW/610Nm V8 is dialled in brilliantly to the Wrangler front-end; with the only other tweak being JE Reel 1350 driveshafts.

The serious desert-conqueror is packing plenty more kit, but to read the full review you’ll need to keep an eye out for the March 2019 issue of 4X4 Australia – in stores March 7.