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For sale: One slightly-used 6x6 Jeep

For sale: One slightly-used 6x...
Are six wheels better than four?
Are six wheels better than four?
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Are six wheels better than four?
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Are six wheels better than four?
The rooftop camper isn't part of the package, but may be auctioned separately
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The rooftop camper isn't part of the package, but may be auctioned separately
A top view of 6x6 Jeep Wrangler
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A top view of 6x6 Jeep Wrangler
It does indeed have "true" six-wheel-drive – all six of the wheels are powered
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It does indeed have "true" six-wheel-drive – all six of the wheels are powered
It has a V-6 Pentastar gas engine, and an automatic transmission
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It has a V-6 Pentastar gas engine, and an automatic transmission
Should you like it but not want to buy used, Tyrant Motorworks is now working on a Hemi-powered version, which may become commercially available down the road
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Should you like it but not want to buy used, Tyrant Motorworks is now working on a Hemi-powered version, which may become commercially available down the road
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Before Mercedes first unveiled its G 63 AMG 6x6, California-based Tyrant Motorworks converted a 2012 Jeep Wrangler to six-wheel-drive. Developed mainly as a promotional vehicle, it's now about to be replaced by a new-and-improved model ... so it can be yours, if you place the winning bid on eBay.

First of all, it does indeed have "true" six-wheel-drive – all six of the wheels are powered. Not much is available in the way of performance specs, although we do know that it has a V-6 Pentastar gas engine, an automatic transmission, and various features such as leather seats, air conditioning, and power windows, seats and locks. It also has a snorkel, should you want it to stay running while driving through deep water.

If you're hoping to scoop it up in one of those legendary "no one else bid on it" eBay scenarios, though, you may be disappointed. It has a reserve price of US$85,000 ... which is still far less than the Mercedes.

Should you like it but not want to buy used, Tyrant Motorworks is now working on a Hemi-powered version, which may become commercially available down the road.

Sources: eBay product page, Tyrant Motorworks

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5 comments
The Skud
6WD would be fantastic, probably does not help the gas mileage though. If you are the sort of idiot who still manages to get bogged in one of these - you deserve it!
Grunt
Skud, if you haven't been "bogged", you haven't been pushing the limits. ;-))
Incidentally, there is nothing new about 6x6 conversions on standard 4x4 vehicles. There have been Land Rover and Range Rover 6x6 models by various after-market companies since the mid 'sixties and early 'seventies respectively; some more successful than others, admittedly. To be honest, for various reasons, a 6x6 is not necessarily more capable than a well sorted 4x4.
Griffin
Thank you for posting,Ben- we do have a lot of interesting projects for virtually ALL vehicles at wildboarproducts.com , including our Bushwagon Trailers and rooftop CamperCases, which are absolutely universal.
The prototype trailer that accompanied the 6x6 is on ebay right now,as well..
We would definitely like to Challenge Mercedes to a "Duel in the Desert" to decide who builds the best!
At High Noon,of course!
We already know which one came first, between these two....
Intereingly enough,BTW, The 6x6 gets better fuel mileage with the new Chrysler V-6 than our Demo 4x4 JK gets with the older motor, believe it or not.
We believe that The American Dream will never die AS LONG AS American Ingenuity is still alive!
Everything can be seen and considered at wildboarproducts.com
Thanks,Everybody- DREAM BIG! Garrron Frantzen, Wildboar Products
Griffin
PS. There is a video on YouTube- www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLFRAUl2at8&feature=youtu.be
Mick O
Nice but don't lament the lack of good Australian content in this market. Have a look at the "Southern Scorpion" 6x6 concept based on the current Toyota VDJ79R Landrcuiser utility and built by Multidrive Technology in Geelong. A very nice piece of work. There's a review here
http://www.4x4australia.com.au/drive/road-tests/1408/mdt-southern-scorpion-6x6/
I'd take it home but I think the Minister for War and Finance may notice it!