Saturday, November 9, 2013

Warn Brute Jeep Project Vehicle


Warn has always been a leader in top-of-the-line offroad accessories for a full range of vehicles.  Their project vehicles not only exhibit, but also demonstrate the strength and durability of their parts, since these vehicles go on to see real-world use and abuse.  Their latest vehicle has pushed the envelope even further than usual, since they decided to build the ultimate Jeep Wrangler JK: an AEV Brute Double Cab.

Warn's 2013 Brute, before aftermarket upgrades
I've written about the turnkey high-end Brute Double Cab from American Expedition Vehicles before, but Warn decided to go their own path, by starting with a basic "bone stock" Brute and build theirs up from there using a broad selection of parts from across the aftermarket.  The folks at Warn must have good taste, because they used many of the same top-of-the-line parts I have on my own Wrangler, including the Warn Stubby Rockcrawler Bumper and Reid Racing Highsteer Steering Knuckles.  They chose to equip their Brute with a Warn Zeon 10-S Winch, which based on my own experience with the Warn M8000-S Winch on my own Jeep, is more than enough to pull their Brute out of any sticky situation.

Reid Racing's JK steering knuckles during the front axle's assembly

The finished vehicle was shown at the 2013 SEMA show, but not after Warn had a chance to test it out on the trails.  They produced this short video preview of what to expect from Warn's latest and best-yet company vehicle:


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