Classic and vintage Jeeps Grand Wagoneers have been catching the worlds attention as the new model launched in 2021 after Toyota and Ford issued their updated icons. That being said, people love the old aesthetics but want modern reliability and no one was offering it. That was until VIGILANTE stepped into the scene, making it possible to restore old-time classics into modern marvels. VIGILANTE is a Jeep restoration company that rebuilds vintage vehicles to perfection. By polishing and presenting classic Jeeps in their original form with modern upgrades, the company has become a sought-after proprietary and unique platform for the ultimate Jeep Wagoneer lovers.
VIGILANTE injects modern performance and meticulous detail into vintage souls, mainly focusing on three American classics, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Cherokee Chief, and Jeep Honcho J-trucks. Their restoration of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer has attracted international attention as people marvel at the phenomenal powertrain and CAD-designed chassis. VIGILANTE has kept the Jeep’s original design and breathed new life into it with a HEMI engine.
To achieve the awe-inspiring look of the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, VIGILANTE 4×4 embarked on a state-of-the-art restoration project that pays homage to the Jeep’s heritage. The Jeep keeps the original design and now adds premium comfort and reliability. The successful Jeep restorations conducted by VIGILANTE have established the company as a pioneer in the classic Jeep restoration field.
To fit the classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer into a HEMI platform, VIGILANTE designed an advanced chassis and reengineered the Jeep on a modern platform. This allows the revved-up Jeep to handle 485 to 1000 horsepower, which the original Jeep chassis could not handle. “The chassis is based on four-link suspension, a Dana 60 rear axle and all around 6-piston BAER brakes and comes powder-coated and reinforced to withstand the immense amount of horsepower and torque produced by the modern HEMI engine.”
VIGILANTE has revisited the classic Jeep to level a modern-day SUV with its braking and overall performance. “The newly installed components bring the best out of the Grand Wagoneer. VIGILANTE offers its customers the choice to select one out of three HEMI engines based on their performance needs.”
VIGILANTE also added EIBACH coil springs with Fox 2.0 dampers to absorb any impact. Four link suspension replaces the standard leaf springs in an old Grand Wagoneer, making the ride more comfortable and powerful than ever. Fitted with brand new BAER 6-piston calipers all-around, the classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer boasts the best braking system. The Jeep Grand Wagoneer is also fitted with classic looking yet modern 17×8” wheels to allow for better braking. The larger wheels give the Jeep a modern and robust look that amplifies performance.
Current build time is 26 months as demand for these revisited Jeep Grand Wagoneers has not stopped since the launch of Jeeps new model. Customers also get to choose the model, specifications, and engine they prefer. “The creation of this platform was a real challenge. It was complex and long, but the perseverance paid off. Thousands of hours of work were necessary and have been rewarded with this exceptional result that we are proud to offer through VIGILANTE,” said Daniel van Doveren, CEO of VIGILANTE.