February 2009 ROTM Voting Thread - JeepForum.com

View Poll Results: Rig of the Month
311WJ 74 26.15%
ArloGuthroJeep 38 13.43%
Elkaholic 60 21.20%
nierace 36 12.72%
Fook 21 7.42%
FPKites 29 10.25%
Speedycat 25 8.83%
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post #1 of 156 Old 01-12-2009, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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February 2009 ROTM Voting Thread


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

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/311wj-s-build-thread-644569/


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 8s
Other Notable Mods: 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 Mods: 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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post #2 of 156 Old 01-12-2009, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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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.

Build Thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/my-official-wj-rally-sweep-jeep-build-thread-569207/
(but the pictures aren’t working you gotta view them here)


Year: 1996
Model: ZJ
Drive Train: 5.2, 44RE, 242J, 4.56 Yukon gears, rear Aussie
Suspension: 4-ish" Teraflex coils and spacers, 8 Teraflex control arms, RE Monotubes
Tires: 32x11.50-15 Kumho MT KL71
Other Notable Mods: KOR Sliderz, radiator support, TC skid/crossmember, light bar, steering brace
Favorite Mod: Taurus fan swap (DC Controls controller)
Least Favorite Mod: None yet
Favorite Trail: Hell's Revenge, Moab
Best Trail Carnage: Most visible: Mangled KOR TC skid. Most crippling: Cap bearing in 249 go boom on Hell's Revenge

Build Thread: http://www.mallcrawlin.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12413


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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That is a fine selection, We did good with the nominating thing, huh?
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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.
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Jim, agreed on the awesome pics. Again, it was pretty damned difficult to choose just one out of all of the sweet *** Jeeps.

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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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post #7 of 156 Old 01-13-2009, 12:21 AM
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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

January 2009 Grand Cherokee of the Month (GCOTM)
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post #8 of 156 Old 01-13-2009, 12:24 AM
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elkaholic gets my vote!!! that thing is sweet!!

Rick "woody"
93 zj wagoneer pkg, 5in iro lift, 33/10.5/15 bfgoodrich km2
my build thread PROJECT WOODY

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post #9 of 156 Old 01-13-2009, 01:37 AM
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Voted. Awesome selection of Jeeps, it was a very difficult choice.

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Jeeps are like boobs, some are big, some are small, some look fake and some look real, but they are still boobs so get the **** over it!
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wow we got some amazing jeeps in here... i should have waited to be in this till all the good jeeps already won! lol

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post #11 of 156 Old 01-13-2009, 07:01 AM
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All great Jeep

'04 WJ, 6" Clayton LA's, 242 SYE, 35" BFG MT KM2's, 4.56 gears, & D44a locked
'14 WK2 Limited w/5.7L, ORAI, & Tow Package
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DANG WEBSENSE!!!!!!!! I can't see the pics. I'll have to wait till i get home...

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Definitely a mean selection of rigs, it took me a couple of scrolls up and down to cast my vote... good luck guys


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2002 Subaru WRX: Cobb intake, Mishimoto aluminum radiator, Kartboy short throw shifter and bushings

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JKUR - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...hread-1522982/

CJ6 - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/jo...hread-1347975/

WJ - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f197/...auren-1033184/

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Wow, that was a hard choice. Good luck guys, you all have nice rigs!

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Neil, Shoey, Speedy - thanks, I'm honored.

Sometimes I hang with the big guys a little too much

Definitely a great group of rigs this month.

Jim Karlin
"How the heck do you get there?"
"Duh! Big RED Jeep!!!"
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96 ZJ Laredo
5" lift, Claytons, KOR radiator support, rear bumper, steering brace, etc, etc, etc.

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Clean.... :D
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