Year: 2001 Model: WJ Limited Drive Train: 4.7 V8, NV247, D30/D44a w/varilock Suspension: 6" front/4.5" rear, Long Arms, triangulated LA 4 link Rear, Procomp MX6 Shocks Tires: 33" BFGoodrich Mud-terrain KM2's Other Notable Mod's: 17" Cragar Soft 8's, Flowmaster super 44 exhaust, K&N drop in, red top Optima and stickers! lol... Favorite Mod: 33" Km2's Least Favorite Mod: cragars (want something with even less backspacing) Favorite Trail: Hells Revenge, Moab UTBest Trail Carnage: smashed rocker panel under front passenger door on Cliffhanger trail in Moab
Year: 2004 Model: Grand Cherokee (WJ) Drive Train: 4.56 gears, D30/open, D44a/Aussie, Tom Wood Double Cardan Front Drive Shaft Suspension: Claytons 6” Long arms. 12” travel Bilstein 5125 shocks. Tires: 285/75-16 (33x11.5) TrXus MT ’s on Crager Soft 8’s Other Notable Mod’s: Custom belly skid Favorite Mod: Claytons – hands down! Least Favorite Mod: Budget boost Favorite Trail: Wheeler Lake (http://arlojeep.com/Trip-Reports/Wheeler-Lake-7-21-07/) Best Trail Carnage: Ripped apart Teraflex rear LCA on Golden Spike in Moab , UT (http://arlojeep.com/Trip-Reports/GSW...rnage-5-30-08/)
Year: 1998 Model: ZJ Drive Train: 5.9, 46-RE,NV-249, Carolina drive shaft double cardian, FRONT DANA 30, REAR DANA 44A Suspension: 4.5 RE SF all 8 adjustable arms, front and rear adjustable track bars. Tires: 285/75/16 KM2's Other Notable Mod's: Stage 1 sliders, Conferr roof rack, Warn XD9000i, Kennesaw front and rear bumpers, front and rear diff. covers, Extream Alloy Wheels Favorite Mod: All of them Least Favorite Mod: None Favorite Trail: 4 wheelin in NM, in the mountains. Best Trail Carnage: None
Year: 2003 Model: WJ Drive Train: 4.7 V8 545RFE and 242HD soon to have HP44 and 4.10 gears Suspension: Clayton front LAs, Teraflex rear LCA and A-arm spacer, IRO 5" coils + KOR 3/4" spacers, JKS Trackbar and quick disconnects, Tierod and Draglink flip JKS HD tie rod, Black Diamond Shocks Tires: 35"x12.5" BFGoodrich KM2 on Cragar Soft 8's Other Notable Mod’s: JKS Sliders, IRO Transfer Case Skid, Warn Front, Receiver, Washer bottle relocated Favorite Mod: Gotta love those meats. Least Favorite Mod: 242HD I should have just bought a atlas Favorite Trail: Big Dogs was lots of fun Best Trail Carnage: Weekend in big dogs offroad = Bent drive shaft, bent tie rod, mangled crossmember, blown bead and a variety of gnarly dents on the drivers side.
I put the mall in crawl!
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Year: 2002 Model: Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ Limited Drive Train: 4.7L V8, D44A, D30, Quadradrive, 3.73:1 gearing Suspension: KYB GR2 Shocks, 2.5” BB Spacers Front, 1.75” BB Spacers Rear Tires: 17” Maob Wheels/Tires from 2008 Rubicon JK Other Notable Mod’s: 3” Exhaust System (3” y-pipe, high flow cat, flo-pro max muffer, IRO Tailpipe, Installed by Punks), Airaid Cold Air Intake, ARB Winch Bumper, Smittybilt XRC8 5.5hp Winch, 4” HID Off-Road Lights, 7” HID Off-Road Lights, PIAA 520 Ion Fogs, Interceptor 400 Siren Box, 100W PA Speaker, Vista Lightbar, Yaesu FT8900-R Quadband Transceiver, Hidden Strobes, Pioneer Bluetooth Head-Unit, Sirius Tuner, iPod, Steering Controls Adapter, Tons of E-Crew Vinyl Work, V3 Projector Headlights, HIR Bulbs, Scanguage II Favorite Mod: That loud and rowdy exhaust Least Favorite Mod: The best part of planning such a specific build is that I don’t have a least favorite, its exactly as I wanted everything to be. Favorite Trail: Oregon Trail (as in Oregon Trail Rally) Best Trail Carnage: I was T-Boned, but not on a trail.
Year: 1997 Model: Grand Cherokee Limited Drive Train: 5.2, Auto Trans, Dana 30 and 35 Suspension: 5 inch mixed lift, Rancho control arms, JKS front and rear track bars, Addco Sway bars Tires: 33x12.50x17 MT Baja Claws on 2006 Mustang Bullitt rims. Other Notable Mod’s: Front and rear Protofab / KOR bumpers, KOR Roof Rack. HF, VHF and UHF radio capable. Favorite Mod: Bumpers Least Favorite Mod: None yet Favorite Trail: Everglades National Park Best Trail Carnage: Stock rear bumper ripped off.
I apologize for my lack of trail pictures. My rig is basically a support rig for emergencies for our CAP squadron, and also for our EOC in case of Hurricanes or other natural disasters.
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Jim, your pictures are bad ***. seriously. You hold your own with the bigger rigs, you inspire me to spend less time wrenching, and more time wheeling. We need to do some trails this summer. I just hope I can keep up with you. Karlin, you get my vote.
Jim's pics are absolutely badass.
Give's me something to hope for to get out west and do some wheeling.
I've been told many times locally that I am wasting my money going long arms in mine, but looking at those pics I get reassured that I am going the right way.
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Man this is a tough choice, all good selections, I'm glad I already won so I don't have to compete anymore
Props to all the nominees, as they are all great rigs and each deserving of Feb ROTM. I need some more time to think about it, I may even have to break it down via pro/con list...this seriously is a tough call
99 GC Limited - 4.7L HO V8, 6.5" IRO HC LA lift, F&R D44s locked & trussed, 242HD, IRO TC Skid, KMA Bumper, 35's 2006 Saturn Redline -2.0L Eaton supercharged I4, GMPP Stage 2, Custom Tune, AEM CAI, Ebiach Pro Kit w/ swaybars, EVO Ventus V12s (13.76 @ 103.85) 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP 2012 Nissan Juke - (hers) 2000 SV650 - naked, integrated tail light, sliders, corbin, pilot roads, RK chain & sprokets, D&D full exhaust, FactoryPro Stage I jet kit, +4 Ignition Advancer, Barnett race clutch 2006 Triumph America 900 - Full Dresser
Definitely a mean selection of rigs, it took me a couple of scrolls up and down to cast my vote... good luck guys
2013 JKU Rubicon 6spd: ARB Dana 44 covers F&R, Expedition One front bumper & swaybar skid, Hella driving lamps, JKS adjustable track bars F&R, MBRP SS off-road exhaust, OME HD springs and shocks, OME relocated SS, Rock Hard 4x4 gas tank skid, Rock Hard 4x4 oil pan skid, Rock Hard 4x4 rock sliders, Rock Hard 4x4 transfer case skid, Spidertrax wheel spacers, Superwinch LP8500 Gen 1
2002 Subaru WRX: Cobb intake, Mishimoto aluminum radiator, Kartboy short throw shifter and bushings