I really like the look and stance of the second rig. I have a soft spot in my heart for white YJ's (my first one that I still have was white). Allthough both rigs look like they are capable as hell I like the set up of the second one better, but both are awesome.
Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
Golden Spike, Gold Bar Rim, Hell's Revenge (2), Baby Lion Back, Cliff Hanger, Moab Rim, Kane Creek Canyon, Strike Ravine
I agree with others here. Both are well built rigs, and both deserve a spot here. I think that form over function in this case more represents the "Jeep", however. I voted for the white one. THat being said, Both are well executed, and are both deserving of accolades because of the fact that each was done by it's owner and each has it's own areas where it shines.
Congradulations to both for making it to the Sudden Death round.
It's a Jeep thing as long as the vin plate comes back to a jeep right?
We have both taken interesting and nontraditional routes with our rigs. I am proud of the direction I took mine, and I am sure Navman is as well! No question we both have countless hours of customization into these rigs, and these are more than just jeeps to us!
Navmans front axle has me scratching my head a little... where/how did you come up with that Navman? VERY interesting.
Voted and good luck tdij. Figured I would take myself out of the temptation to swing the vote if we come to a tie again lol. My rig has gone tgrough many transformations over the last few years which you can see looking at my build thread. This last one brings it to a whole new level of capability and I'm still suprised with what it can do every time out. Its really cool to see the support from both the people that I wheel with that too have been excited to see this new version finished and those who may have followed my build here. I'm sure there are a lot of you that say its not a jeep anymore, but look at what I did to the body mounts and cage mount, it will still remain a jeep. This has been a fun contest so far, keep em coming and good luck tdij!