Photography: Boyd Jaynes

We will admit to being jaded. In our line of work, we’ve seen plenty of Jeep builds. As the most popular Wrangler ever made, there are lots of Jeep JKs running around. And, with more aftermarket support than possibly any vehicle on the planet, there are tons of built ones out there. When it comes to Jeep JK builds, we thought we’d seen it all.

Occasionally, we have to swallow our pride and admit we are wrong. That is precisely what G2 Axle & Gear’s unique Project Cut Throat made us do. We naively thought there was nothing left to do with the Jeep JK. But Cut Throat proves the JK’s platform is more versatile than ever. The options to modify it and build something unique are genuinely endless.

One of the most significant benefits of the JK platform has always been the vast aftermarket support for it. You can radically expand upon its capability with off-the-shelf parts that simply bolt into place. Project Cut Throat does just that with a blend of parts from Rubicon Express, Pro Comp, Smittybilt, and G2 Axle & Gear, making Cut Throat capable of taking on almost any trail out there.

The build team wanted Cut Throat to stand out too so some customization was in order. The stock interior was completely gutted and removed, along with the factory roll bar, top, and windshield. A custom rollcage was fabricated, integrating mounts for new seats along with a trick spare tire holder. Covering the new rollcage and providing shade to the JK’s occupants is a custom roof skin fabricated from aluminum. A one-off windshield was also hand-crafted. All of it helps to keep Cut Throat from getting lost in the sea of built JK Unlimiteds.