Nick Kimmel is a combat wounded triple amputee, who enjoys using his vehicles as therapy. Warfighter Made met Nick at a Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series race in 2014 and decided then and there, we were going to build up his Jeep into the off-road capable machine he always wanted.
First on the list of mods was a supercharger provided and installed by our friends at Magnuson Superchargers, who also produced a video showcasing the build.
Gibson Performance Exhaust was next on our list, thanks to a recommendation by radio host Jim Beaver. Gibson hosted the veterans of Warfighter Made, and installed the exhaust in 10 minutes flat, then gave us a tour of their awesome facility.
Next, we ended up at our friends at Young Guns Auto Salon, in Temecula, CA, where they did a custom install of the Q Series amp, sub and door speakers, that were donated by our friends at Kicker.
To ensure the vehicle had the off-road capability Nick wanted, we reached out to Mike Duval of X-Treme Toyz, and he went above and beyond in getting product donations from his supporters, including a Fabtech 5″ lift, Genright Off-Road rock sliders and flat fenders, which were powered coated by California Coatings, an sPod relay system. Mike also mounted up the donated Method Race Wheels, and Mickey Thompson 37″ tires.
Back at Warfighter Made, we added a K&N filter, Odyssey Extreme Series Battery, and replaced all the lubricants with our favorite, Lucas Oil.
Since the completion of Nick’s Jeep, Warfighter Made has been able to send Nick to the jamboree “Easter Jeep Safari” in Moab UT, thanks to generous donations from the Vasquez and Van De Loo families. As a triple amputee, Nick has little issues hanging with his peers on the trails, with the modifications done to his Jeep.
We want to give a big thanks to all the supporters of this project because without their support, Warfighter Made wouldn’t have been able to turn Nick’s Jeep into his dream vehicle!
Gibson Performance Exhaust
Fabtech Suspension Lifts
Method Race Wheels
Mickey Thompson Tires
Genright Off Road
Wounded Warrior Products
Young Guns Auto Salon