Dynatrac Products came up with the Codex for the 2019 Overland Expo, and under the hood, you’ll find the Hellcat engine that Jeep utilizes in the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. The V8 started life as the Hellcrate, which retails at $16,800 excluding shipping. In addition to the 707-horsepower engine swap, the Dynatrac Codex is 20 inches shorter than the bone-stock Gladiator.
The two-door rig was modified by America’s Most Wanted 4x4, a customization shop in Holly, Michigan. These people are much obliged to swap the 6.4-liter HEMI V8 in the engine bay of the Gladiator for $78,235 including the donor vehicle, and that’s a lot of greenback when you think about it.
America’s Most Wanted 4x4 is also responsible for turning the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel into a 707-horsepower pickup truck, a preview for the Rebel TRX that Ram is developing right now. In hindsight, the aftermarket can do anything as long as the customer’s pockets are deep enough.
Turning our attention back to the Dynatrac Codex, the roof-mounted tent, bed cap, and roof rack are a few other highlights. Custom bumpers, auxiliary LED lighting, and off-road suspension round off the one-of-a-kind project.
Specialized in axles for off-road vehicles, Dynatrac also manufactures ball joints for the Ram HD and suspension lift kits for the Wrangler. In November 1988, Dynatrac became an official business. Four years later, the company moved out of the founder’s garage into a machine shop. Fast-forward to 2002, and that's when the ProRock 60 put Dynatrac on the map as an alternative to Dana.