Fab Fours Mall Assault JK
Fab Fours is best known for making bumpers and accessories for full-size trucks and Jeeps. Over the past few years, however, it’s made a name for itself by rolling out some pretty incredible builds. JKs such as the "Legend 2.Woah" and trucks like its unreal Chevy Colorado dubbed "Kymera" demonstrate that the American bumper manufacturer isn’t afraid to think outside of the box. The company’s latest creation started off life as a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon.
Fit with the 3.6L engine and backed by a six-speed manual transmission, the idea was to use the JK to showcase some of the company’s latest wares. Since Fab Fours knew it would initially be a show vehicle, the company added some massive 24-inch American Force wheels and 38-inch-tall Nitto Trail Grapplers to give it that over-the-top look. Understanding that the large wheel combined with the bevy of armor would have some placing it firmly in the mall-crawler category, the company embraced the funny show-truck moniker and dubbed the Jeep the "Mall Assault JK."
Providing lift for the Rubicon JK is a set of 2.0 Fox coilovers. These work with a 5.5-inch Rubicon Express long-arm suspension and Fox air bump stops. This should handle those pesky speed bumps in the mall parking lot with ease.
The new lift allowed ample room for the 38x13.50R24 Nitto Trail Grapplers. The beefy mud-terrain radials were mounted on a set of 24x12 American Force Vector FP5 wheels. While not ideal for racing over hammer trails, there’s no curb too steep for this setup to handle.
Up front, Fab Fours installed its Grumper with Crash Bar Cover, which secures a Warn Zeon 12-s winch. Attached to the Platinum series recovery tool is a Factor 55 FlatLink shackle. Lighting duties are handled by HID Projectors, while inside the ViCowl are four red Rigid Industries Dually lights. The aggressive cowl and windshield protection is ideal for deterring people from putting those pesky flyers under your windshield wipers.
Out back, a Fab Fours off-the-door slant back tire carrier and bumper combo was installed, which works well with the Bestop Trek Top NX soft top. Since the back bumper is a single-action carrier, you can have a free hand to load in your fresh gear you scored on sale. Fab Fours' new fender system, door guards and sliders also found their way onto the build and are perfect for preventing door dings in those impossibly small mall parking spaces.
Who doesn’t want to be the flyest guy in the food court? To help make those trips to the mall more comfortable, custom leather covers from Katzkin drape the factory buckets.
Hold the phone! A mall crawler in the dirt? Done with its show phase of the build, Fab Four plans to add some serious go to the JK. The next series of mods will include a more durable axle set along with a few more appoints to equip it with undercarriage parts that are just as hardcore as the exterior upgrades. Until then, this JK will dominate the mall parking lot harder than anyone else.
(Photos Courtesy of Fab Fours)