In classic Jeep form, the newest Wrangler is immediately recognizable. For decades now, the formula has been "evolution, not revolution" with each new generation. That doesn't mean that the new JL is not also immediately desirable. As soon as it was available, James and Kim Anderson (of Shocker Racing fame) knew they were going to need one. James and Kim have been modifying, racing, and enjoying their cars for years and have been running their car lifestyle website for a decade now. 18 days after they placed an order in July 2018, their new Mojito Green Wrangler arrived and a YouTube star was born.
Because this model was still so new and the Internet wheeling community was hungry for content, the couple started making videos featuring Mojito Jeep for YouTube. It started simply, with basic upgrades, hard-top removal, and the like. It was inevitable that these two were going to modify their Jeep, and once the mods began, it was time for more videos. The channel has grown to over 4,500 subscribers with hundreds of thousands of views and it's easy to see why. This Jeep turns heads. What was originally intended to be a daily driver for Kim has become a serious show-stopper.
Most immediately noticeable among the extensive modifications is the 20x9" Grid Off-Road GD3 wheels wrapped in 35" BF Goodrich K02 tires. The taller, meatier tires give the Jeep some extra ground clearance and a more serious look. Also providing some visibility off-road is a set of Diode Dynamics dual LED lightbars and brackets. You won't be able to miss the AM Off-Road Shark grille, either. This one is sure to spark some controversy since the iconic seven-slot grille is so beloved, but you can't deny that this looks evil. Mojito Jeep backs that up with some evil sound as well, thanks to a Flowmaster Delta Force intake and Flowmaster Force II exhaust. Diode Dynamics also provides the LED accent lighting behind the grille and under the seats.
Nobody buys a Jeep to stay cooped up inside, though, and this Jeep will be an outdoors oasis come summer. Once the weather cooperates, the doors and top will come off using the couple's Racor top lift and you'll see the Motor City tube doors and Alien front and rear sunshades in cherry red. With the doors and tops off, James and Kim will be able to show off the new red Rubicon dash panels. Even their iDrive throttle controller is red.
For this set of photos, we wanted to make sure we showed the Jeep in its element. Nothing says Jeep more than getting out of the suburbs and blazing your own trail out in the countryside. Once we had the location pinned down, James and I both prayed for good weather. Our prayers were answered as we both arrived out at the site to see some amazing light thanks to the clear skies and setting sun. In order to highlight the eye-catching Mojito Green paint, these photos were mainly shot using strobes or light painting. With a location like this and such a beautiful sunset, it was easy to make this Jeep look good.
Mojito Jeep is definitely built for adventure. We'll find out how well it holds up to that adventure soon. James and Kim will be taking it for their first serious off-roading trip in the next few weeks. Make sure you keep an eye out on their channel for what is sure to be some epic video. You can also follow them on Instagram @mojitojeep and @mojitojlchick and on Facebook at Mojito Jeep
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