From: Justin Gural
May 18, 2010
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ICON 4x4 is known for its meticulously built off-roaders built on Toyota's venerable FJ Landcruiser chassis'. The company has mixed it up for 2010, however, with a new vehicle built on a new chassis: the CJ3B is a hand-worked wonder built on a bespoke chassis of 2"x4" mandrel-bent steel rails and inspired by the Willys Jeeps of yore.
Nicknamed "The Dog" for the likelihood of it being your best friend (in the wild beyond, at least), it is powered by a 260-horsepower GM Ecotec that'll get you 28 miles per gallon, running through a five-speed manual transmission. A coilover suspension with nine inches of wheel travel at both ends supports Jeep Rubicon axles with locking diffs and disc brakes at all four corners, and it's got a 4.10:1 ratio. You can have it perched on 31-inch or 33-inch tires and in seven colors ICON's proprietary Teflon polyester hybrid Cardinal powder coat.