Coming May 2020...
The Smyth 99-04 Jeep Grand Cherokee Truck kit
Work is finishing up on our new Jeep Grand Cherokee truck conversion kit. In the usual Smyth tradition we are strengthening the uni-frame Jeep to make it incredibly strong after cutting. Structurally we will add the huge b-pillar reinforcement plate as well as a subfloor bracing system connecting the bed floor to the front bed wall. The bedsides as on all Smyth kits are 1/8" Aluminum plate and connect the wheel well and spring perch areas to the b-pillar plate for astounding strength.
The rear tail lights are sliced and modified with included computer cut parts. The tailgate is fully operational and is the same used on the Charger ute kit and is a full 54" wide(if you look closely you will see the R/T badge on the gate since this tailgate came off my personal Charger Ute). The third brake light is from a Chevy Colorado.
The bed is about 5.5' long and 5' wide. The rear window is also the same as the chevy colorado unit we use in the Charger ute kit.
With seven models of car-truck kits available the Smyth parts bin and design strategy allow this kit to be launched at an intro price of under 3 grand so we are thrilled at the chance to help Jeep folks stand out with a reasonably priced kit.
The WJ was chosen over the last few months over other Jeep models because it is the last of the live axle Grand Cherokees. The comfort and ride combined with the Straight 6 as well as the 4.7 V8 availability made it one of my favorites. Watch out for rust of course, with prices so low in the used car market there is no reason to buy a beater and with over a million on the road you have your pick.
The aftermarket is simply huge and I am excited to see what die hard Jeep people do with the project. Since gladiators are running over 50 grand these days, we feel this is a great way to rock a Jeep Truck.
Stay tuned on IG @smyth_performance or Facebook Smyth Performance for updates. Early Deposits of 500 bucks for the first 50 kits at $2990 are being taken on the order page and are expected to ship starting mid May 2020.
Cleaned up the inner bed side and the door seams in this shop shot. The final kit, like all Smyth kits includes full fiberglass quarter panels and a full aluminum 1/8" thick inner bed with integral unibody bracing.