This Is Not Your Average Jeep Wrangler

First off, the only thing “Jeep” left on this behemoth is the back 2/3rds of its frame. Where the classic Wrangler has a 3.6-Liter V6 24-Valve VVT Engine, this haus packs a 2000 HP engine with modified 5 ton axles. This Frankenstein beast is the brainchild of Kenny Miller. He released this wildebeest through the mud at the 2014 West Georgia Mud Watch. Faces were melted and mud was sent soaring into the atmosphere as this 2000 HP Jeep took on five foot mud puddles without even breaking a sweat. But what’s the method to Miller’s madness? Where did he figure out this design?

Monster Truck Sponsorship

It starts with a close partnership with Yukon Gear and Axles based out of Everett, Washington. These monster truck builders specialize in the load bearing axles and gears necessary to take a vehicle from the street level to muddin’ madness. YGA specializes in 4WD differentials, hubs, and lock-outs for standard sized vehicles. For Miller’s project, it’s necessary to find the right sponsors to contribute both parts, labor, and design recommendations.

If you’re going to mount 64” mudding tires onto your beastly Jeep mud thrasher, you’re going to need a bigger suspension and axles. For Miller’s 2000 HP Jeep, he used custom designed rims and tires. This is evident because of the non-concave design that most manufacturers use to absorb shock. Additionally, the market for 64” tires is pretty limited. (more…)

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For this build, Miller uses two 5-ton axles probably imported from either an Oshkosh 5-ton tractor truck. This allows it to accept an Allison® MD 3700 SP automatic/select 7 sp