SoFlo Jeeps to the latest list of six-wheel-drive vehicle creators. The customization outfit that specializes in modifying Toledo’s finest is located in Fort Lauderdale, Fla, and the company has made a name for itself by building up bold, brash 6×6 conversions of various Jeeps, including the SF6x6G
The So Flo (short for South Florida) Jeeps SF 6x6G ditches every piece of factory sheet metal except the doors, according to the company. The bed is stretched to accommodate the additional axle and the front end gets an angry-looking grille with red LED headlights. The entire truck is coated in a scratch-resistant material made with Kevlar. The coating is 1/16-inch thick, which requires 20 gallons of the material, according to So Flo Jeeps.
The 6×6 drivetrain consists of 5.13 axles, and a middle axle equipped with a Detroit True Track Locker and a 9.0-inch differential. The truck also features a 5.0-inch lift kit that allows for 14 inches of wheel travel on each axle. A Falcon steering stabilizer was added to help improve steering feel with the suspension mods. The Gladiator rides on 38-inch Patagonia tires.
In standard form, the 6×6 makes 300 horsepower, although So Flo Jeeps didn’t say what engine is under the hood. The company also offers a 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 swap for $30,000.
So Flo Jeeps also offers a Wrangler 6×6 conversion with the turbodiesel V-6 introduced for the 2020 model year, but that’s not the only one on the market. At the 2018 SEMA show, a California company called Exotic Custom Motorsports unveiled a Wrangler 6×6 powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8.