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wayoflife
11-04-2015, 07:33 PM
So, for those of you who don't know, 4WheelParts is owned by a company called Transamerica. This company owns ProComp, Smittybilt, G2, Rubicon Express and now even Poison Spyder. One of the things they've been doing recently is break down each of these companies into specific target markets and that would include wheels and tires for ProComp, axles for G2, lift kits for Rubicon Express, bumpers and armor for Poison Spyder and for Smittybilt, their target audience is "overlanders". And, for SEMA 2015, this is the "Overlander JK" that they built up and brought out to the show.

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437331&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437338&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

The front bumper tray is perfect for blocking cool air from flowing freely into your radiator.
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437344&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

Of course, every good overland needs limb risers and an exo-cage.
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437350&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437356&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

I almost thought these were Mastercraft Baja RS seats.
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437362&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437371&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437374&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437380&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

Got departure angle - er, I mean, got gas? Smittybilt Vertex System - frame mounted load carrying system.
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437392&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=437386&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

Just saw this today and thought I should add it to the thread. Smittybilt also released a new heavy duty replacement tailgate. Check it out.
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442694&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442700&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442706&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442697&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

hinrichs
11-04-2015, 07:43 PM
I feel the rear thing is a good idea at times for someone who needs an extra spot to carry a good load, but damn those fenders just confuse the shit out of me with those lines.

LetsGoMuddin
11-04-2015, 07:47 PM
Approach and departure angles on point.

CandAMudders
11-04-2015, 07:56 PM
Would be good for Overlanding up here in Canada in the Prairies as it is nothing but flat land for a thousand kilometres.

JDDK
11-04-2015, 08:03 PM
Why does that front bumper make me want a Dunkin donut so bad???

AllAmericanInfidel
11-04-2015, 08:04 PM
WTF? Pretty much the opposite of everything I'd do for an expedition type vehicle. No need for all the scaffolding and what's with that front bumper? Completely impractical.

MedixJK
11-04-2015, 08:08 PM
They never disappoint....;-)

rob_p
11-04-2015, 08:12 PM
I feel the rear thing is a good idea at times for someone who needs an extra spot to carry a good load, but damn those fenders just confuse the shit out of me with those lines.

Yep those lines - kinda make me sea sick, plus seems like a lot of steel to bolt on and carry around!

JakeJK
11-04-2015, 10:47 PM
The thing that upset me the most is the fact that transamerica now owns poison spyder like wtfffff

ljvsnyder
11-04-2015, 10:53 PM
I don't mind the fender flares, but they can keep the rest of it. The doors don't look bad either.

JokerJKU
11-04-2015, 11:04 PM
Only thing I could see that front "bumper?" being useful for is hunting. Install two chairs and it would work wonderfully on a safari. Other than that, no, just no.

JeepJeep75
11-04-2015, 11:08 PM
It kinda has a Japanese anime thing going on with the crazy lines on the fenders.

MR.Ty
11-04-2015, 11:08 PM
Yikes!!!!!!!!

el_chupo_
11-04-2015, 11:32 PM
I wonder if those are Mastercraft seats, and if they are rebranding them on the cheap. That would be interesting.

gt88norm
11-05-2015, 02:08 AM
Does the jungle gym have to go all the way to the A pillars, or can it stop at the B or C pillars?

Norm

maragon5
11-05-2015, 02:18 AM
Can't say I'm a fan of this one.

Grubbicon
11-05-2015, 02:24 AM
Not gonna lie. Im glad my Poison Spyder parts were from before they were bought. I just hope Larry doesnt let the quality go down hill.

tastethebeast
11-05-2015, 02:36 AM
WTF happened to that poor JK?! In the real world none of that stuff helps on the trail!

OJK12
11-05-2015, 02:43 AM
Is there a JK under all that crap?

Schwarttzy
11-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Painful to look at that Jeep.

Benny
11-05-2015, 07:30 PM
Smittybilt..Hey at least they used a Teraflex tire carrier.........Oh wait!

Ddays
11-05-2015, 08:06 PM
Yep those lines - kinda make me sea sick, plus seems like a lot of steel to bolt on and carry around!


I feel the rear thing is a good idea at times for someone who needs an extra spot to carry a good load, but damn those fenders just confuse the shit out of me with those lines.

Kinda look like 'angry fenders'. Spartan fenders, maybe?

AllAmericanInfidel
11-06-2015, 02:35 AM
I wonder if those are Mastercraft seats, and if they are rebranding them on the cheap. That would be interesting.

They are Smittybilt XRC seats. I've seen some of them in person a few years ago and I was not impressed with the quality. I would still say I like my factory seats better than the Smitty ones I saw in person.

Gadget
11-06-2015, 02:54 AM
Why does that front bumper make me want a Dunkin donut so bad???

Phew, I thought it was just me. MMMMM donut.

Wardell
11-06-2015, 06:58 AM
This is really useless as an "overlanding" rig. They couldn't have been further off than this.

That said, if you get rid of the spare tire table thing in the front and gas can carrier in the rear that have completely ruined the approach and departure angles, it looks like a rock bouncer. And just like any rock bouncer, you'd need to have a death wish to consider driving it.

dwvninety
11-06-2015, 08:03 AM
It's not an official overlander without a Smittybilt deep fryer.

172533

Pyro1415
11-06-2015, 09:36 AM
I think I just threw up a little.

Pyro1415
11-06-2015, 09:36 AM
It's not an official overlander without a Smittybilt deep fryer.

172533

That would be the best thing they've made yet.

holy_crap
11-06-2015, 02:43 PM
:shock: My first thought was the spare tire blocking the radiator and headlights, they sort of wanted to copy the old school Land Rovers with he spare on the hood but couldn't pull it off. The fenders look like they were forced to fit and the exo-cage bolted on to the body panel? :grayno: I think someone is going to get fired over this face flop. :doh:

wayoflife
11-07-2015, 02:24 AM
Just saw this today and thought I should add it to the thread. Smittybilt also released a new heavy duty replacement tailgate. Check it out.
http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442694&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442700&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442706&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

http://project-jk.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=442697&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=60ca3a4a8034f2f3fa69f8a9d0a8f81a

MR.Ty
11-07-2015, 02:28 AM
Well that's different idea. Not really sure what to think of it.

jeepn0811
11-07-2015, 02:41 AM
I have the smittybilt gen 2 xrc front bumper and love it. Also have the atlas rear bumper and other than not having a mechanism to hold open the tire carrier It's great also. I do carry a 5 gallon gas can mainly for my generator at work. That said. If I need to carry that much fuel with me we have way more problems than me having that much fuel. Looks like my 10 year old designed it with legal.

AllAmericanInfidel
11-07-2015, 02:48 AM
It's not an official overlander without a Smittybilt deep fryer.

172533

Seriously, that would be legit!

Mountainjk10
11-07-2015, 03:15 AM
[QUOTE=wayoflife;608461]Just saw this today and thought I should add it to the thread. Smittybilt also released a new heavy duty replacement tailgate. Check it out.

172652
That's a cool idea!