Renowned oil and lubricant company MOTUL is celebrating its fifth year as the official lubricants partner of the Dakar Rally, debuting a customized 2022 rally-inspired Jeep Wagoneer (WS).
Since 2018, this partnership has become a staple of MOTUL’s commitment to competitive motorsport in its most extreme form. His 2022 Jeep for MOTUL USA, a tribute to his 45th hosting of the Dakar Rally. It features a commemorative livery inspired by the Dakar to highlight the
The Wagoneer also features a custom lift, making it one of the first WS-based Wagoneers to lift. According to Motul, it will be a staple of local off-road and desert racing events throughout 2023.
Motul says it started as the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Series I Carbide 4×4. It features a few custom upgrades like a 5th generation Ram 1500 3.5″ ReadyLIFT suspension kit modified and installed by Rad Rides of Huntington Beach, CA and a custom made 2″ spacer in the rear. The Wagoneer rides a set of his CHASE 18×8.5″ wheels in matte black supplied by Black Rhino Wheels wrapped in 35×12.50R18 All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires supplied by BFGoodrich.
Additionally, RIGd Supply provided an UltraSwing Multi-Fit spare tire hitch mount to store a spare tire in the rear. The Dakar inspired vinyl wrap is perfected by Sticky Fingers Designs in Huntington Beach, CA.
But Motul has many other upgrades planned for the near future. These modifications include the Area BFE Black Series Aluminum Hardshell Rooftop Tent, Refrigerator/Freezer, Gobi Racks Stealth Roof Rack and rear ladder.
Under the hood is the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8 with eTorque mild-hybrid system. Of course, Motul has upgraded his Wagoneer fluid to its own. For example, I used Motul 8100 Eco-Lite 0W20 100% Synthetic engine oil with Gear 300 75W90 and Gear 300 75W90 LS in the differential.
Upcoming events for Motul Wagoneer include:
2023 BFGoodrich Tires Mint 400 (Las Vegas, NV) – March 8-12, 2023
Overland Expo West (Fort Tachil County Park, Flagstaff, Arizona) – May 19-21, 2023
Overland Expo Mountain West (The Ranch, Loveland, Colorado) – August 25-27, 2023
eBay Motor Sand Sports Super Show (OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, CA) – September 15-17, 2023
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