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Custom Jeep Wrangler Contest - Help A Hero - Win A Jeep

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Christian Lee | Writer
Posted September 1, 2008

Project Wounded Warrior Wrangler

A heat-induction hood from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) features all-American graphics, including a Purple Heart, which is awarded to members of the U.S. military who are wounded or killed in action.

More than a few of you have probably dreamed about owning some of the vehicles featured in this magazine over the years. Usually this isn't a possibility for most since money and/or time to build such a rig are rarely available. This time, however, you can do more than just dream. Thanks to the Arkansas Crawlers 4x4 Club, the "Wounded Warrior Jeep" will go to one lucky winner as part of a sweepstakes to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

The Arkansas Crawlers 4x4 Club is a family-oriented organization open to owners of all types of 4x4s with all levels of experience. They are members of the Blue Ribbon Coalition and also support the Superlift Off-Road Vehicle Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas, acting as trail guides, providing cleanup and grooming of trails, making new trails, helping organize national events, and more. The club also finds time to go wheeling as a group to local and distant trails. Club members became inspired by the WWP and wanted to do something to help. The concept of a Jeep sweepstakes to benefit the WWP was introduced at a club meeting and became a reality after Superlift Suspension Systems donated an '07 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon to benefit the cause. In the months that followed, many more sponsors joined forces with the Arkansas Crawlers 4x4 Club to create the giveaway Wounded Warrior Jeep shown here.

In addition to the Jeep itself, Superlift also donated a 4-inch Superlift Rockrunner suspension system with all sorts of extras. Mopar contributed a good share as well, including a 440hp 6.1L Hemi engine, a 545RFE auto transmission, and front and rear bumpers. The crew at Burnsville Off Road in Burnsville, Minnesota, donated its time to complete the engine and transmission conversion. A host of other sponsors include Advance Adapters, Tom Wood's Custom Drive Shafts, Interco, Walker Evans Racing, Joey Hutson Artistry, Hi-Lift Jack Company, Power Tank, Katzkin, Warn, American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), and Dynatrac. The $25 sweepstakes tickets will be on sale until November 16, 2008, and are tax-deductible. (Wounded Warrior Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.) All of the proceeds from the sweepstakes will be given to the Wounded Warrior Project. A winner will be picked by random drawing on December 1, 2008. A sweepstakes entry form and official rules can be found at www.warriorjeep.org. Information is also available at www.arkansascrawlers.com.

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