Is This Jeep Wide Body Too Much, Not Enough, Or Just Right?
Once you start upsizing wheels and tires on a Jeep you need some body armor. Especially some fender protection. That means more width. Now Japanese components developer Liberty Walk is making a Wrangler wide body kit. These are custom carbon fiber fenders and other bits for the Wrangler. The company behind those wide body Lambos, they’re doing it now for Jeep Wranglers. But is it too much, not enough, or just right?
Liberty Walk is known for some outrageous body kits mostly for JDM hot hatches but all of the way up to brands like Ferrari and Lamborghini. We don’t know whether their focus on this Jeep conversion is because of their popularity or because they were running out of models to modify. In the end, it doesn’t matter.
Liberty Walk has gone with a “mall crawler” Wrangler wide body kit
Liberty Walk has chosen to go the “mall crawler” route with its new line of Wrangler wide body kits. The Angry Birds bumpers and carbon fiber grille are what catch your eyes first. The fabb’d bumpers extend out to the width of the custom carbon fiber fender extensions. It not only gives more protection but it accentuates the added width of the Liberty Walk Wrangler. And you know they’re definitely custom.
The wide fender flares are made from carbon fiber and incorporate big, fat rivets. Angular with sharp corners and edges, they have a fabricated look to them. This is all in keeping with that rugged, fabb’d theme. It carries over to the elaborate windshield frame and upper window shades.
The doors become more of a styling element with a tubular structure
The doors or lack thereof become more of a styling element with a tubular structure. Angular gussets or supports for the tubing visually tie into the rest of the Liberty components. A military cargo net provides for a semi-open top going from the windshield to the spare tire. Rather than protecting your noggin, it is more of a sun reducer-like shade. Or not.
The price is steep for the Angry Birds grille and fender flares
Right now, only the Angry Birds grille and fender flares are available, and they’re not cheap. But Liberty Walk is more of a boutique brand and to that end, they must be exclusive. High prices are a good way of doing that.
The list price for the grille and flare components is $4,034. Liberty says more components from this assemblage will be available soon. That gives you time to save your money as we’re sure those won’t be cheap, either. But some will think the look is definitely worth it. What do you think?