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Motul Oil Gives The Jeep® Wagoneer A Custom Dakar Rally Treatment

Dakar-Inspired Wagoneer Will Be Doing Show Duties For Lubricant Brand...

Famed oil and lubricants company Motul is celebrating its fifth year as the Dakar Rally’s official lubricant partner with the debut of a rally-inspired and customized 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer (WS).

Motul 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Build. (Manuel Carrillo III via Motul).

Beginning in 2018, the partnership has become a staple of Motul’s commitment to the most extreme forms of competitive motorsport. An homage to the 45th running of the Dakar Rally, Motul USA’s 2022 Jeep Wagoneer features a commemorative Dakar-inspired livery to highlight the brand’s fifth year as the “Official Lubricant” partner of the legendary rally.

The Wagoneer also sports a custom lift, making it one of the first lifted WS-based Wagoneers out there. According to Motul, it will be a fixture at local off-road and desert racing events throughout 2023.

Motul 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Build. (Manuel Carrillo III via Motul).

Motul says that it started out as a 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series I Carbide 4×4. It features several custom upgrades like a fifth-gen Ram 1500 3.5-inch ReadyLIFT suspension kit modified and installed by Rad Rides of Huntington Beach, California, along with custom-fabricated two-inch spacers in the rear. The Wagoneer rides on a set of matte black CHASE 18×8.5-inch wheels provided by Black Rhino Wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich-provided 35×12.50R18 All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. 

In addition, RIGd Supply provided an UltraSwing Multi-Fit Spare Tire Hitch Mount for spare-tire storage on the rear. The Dakar-inspired vinyl wrap was completed by Sticky Fingers Design of Huntington Beach, California.

Motul 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Build. (Manuel Carrillo III via Motul).

But Motul has a number of other upgrades planned for the near future. Those modifications will include an Area BFE Black Series aluminum hard-shell roof-top tent, a fridge/freezer, Gobi Racks Stealth Roof Rack, and a rear ladder.

Under the hood lies the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid system. Motul of course upgraded the Wagoneer fluids to their own, like Motul 8100 Eco-Lite 0W20 100% synthetic engine oil, with Gear 300 75W90 and Gear 300 75W90 LS in the differentials.

Motul 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Build. (Manuel Carrillo III via Motul).

Future events for the Motul Wagoneer include:

2023 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 (Las Vegas, Nevada) – March 8th to 12th, 2023

Overland Expo West (Ft. Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, Arizona) – May 19th to 21st, 2023

Overland Expo Mountain West (The Ranch, Loveland, Colorado) – August 25th to 27th, 2023

eBay Motor Sand Sports Super Show (OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, California) – September 15th to 17th, 2023

Motul 2022 Jeep® Wagoneer Build Image Gallery:

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Source: Motul

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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