The Jeep Crew Chief 715 Concept Is Insane!

Original Jeep military service vehicles were legendary for getting troops through rugged terrain, and the Jeep Crew Chief 715 illustrates this legacy.

2016 Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept front
The Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept vehicle was built as a salute to legendary Jeep military service vehicles, in particular the Kaiser M715.

2016 Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept rear
This open-air Wrangler Unlimited-based concept vehicle showcases a burly design with heritage styling cues. The Crew Chief 715 utilizes modern-day construction with a rear seat and extra doors for additional passenger capacity while staying close to its classic military roots.

The Crew Chief rolls on 40-inch NDT military tires wrapped around 20-inch beadlock wheels. Supporting the additional weight are a pair of JPP Dana 60 axles fitted with Eaton ELockers, 5.38:1 gears and Warn hubs.

2016 Jeep Crew Chief 715 concept rear axle
Prop shafts from Tom Woods tie the axles to the reliable 3.6-litre Pentastar V6 engine and five-speed automatic transmission. To keep the tires in contact with the surface, the underground boys installed a four-inch suspension from JPP, and FOX remote reservoir shocks.

Jeep Crew Chief concept engine
The Crew Chief’s wheelbase, which is about a gazillion inches long, actually helped when surmounting some of the larger ledges.

Jeep Crew Chief concept
Other features include a master cylinder brake upgrade, cold air intake and a modified exhaust and steel front and rear bumpers.

Exterior features, such as Jeep Performance Parts off-road rock rails, a winch mounted into the front and rear bumpers, Dana 60 front and rear axles and a 4-inch lift kit with Jeep Performance Parts/Fox 2.0 Remote Reservoir shocks, give the Crew Chief 715 increased capability. The “Tactical Green” color scheme runs from the custom modified M715-inspired front-end to the tailgate. The Crew Chief 715 features a military themed 5-foot cargo bed.

Jeep Crew Chief concept interior
Across the dash sits the control center with its full-size nautical compass and toggles for the ELockers, ARB air compressor, and a mysterious button labelled ‘auxiliary.’ Hmm, maybe a rocket-propelled grenade launcher?

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