Friday, February 15, 2013

Shaq and a Jeep

Building an automobile to fit a former NBA star like Shaquille O' Neal requires some creativity.

Shaq dominated NBA defenses for years with his imposing 7-foot-1 frame. Of course, that same large body means it's almost impossible for him to squeeze into a car or truck and feel any semblance of comfort. Jeep came to the rescue with a solution to the Big Diesel's dilemma.

West Coast Customs modified a Jeep Wrangler for Shaq to use. This custom model gives him plenty of extra legroom and makes it easier for him to get in and out of the Jeep.

Shaq's jeep features some pretty wicked modifications. It features a Wrangler Unlimited chassis that extends 20.6 inches longer than the standard chassis for a two-door Jeep Wrangler model. The front and rear doors on both the passenger side and driver's side were fused together to create two longer doors. The front seats were also set back to give Shaq extra leg room up front.

Shaq's Jeep has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a vehicle belonging to a multimillionaire former NBA player. The highlight of these features is a custom Pioneer audio system.

I could go for a customized Jeep. It's not like I'm trying to follow in Shaq's footsteps (although it would be nice to have millions of dollars like him). I just think it would be nice to have a Jeep that is tricked out to my desired specifications.

My modifications would include a flux capacitor so that my Jeep could time travel when it hits 88 miles per hour. I don't have any geeky motivations here. I simply want to see how certain sporting events turn out and come back bet large sums of money on the outcome.

That's not cheating. It's capitalism at work.

Until my customized needs are met, going out to test drive a new Jeep at Arrigo Ft Pierce FL or other Jeep dealerships will have to suffice. We can't all have what we want like Shaq does.


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