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Unread 03-18-2013, 01:17 PM   #1
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Poison Spyder - Northridge 4X4 Stretched 2-Door JK Project



This Jeep is a joint venture between Poison Spyder, Northridge 4X4, and several of our friends in the industry. The original plan was to race it in the 2013 KOH EMC Modified class, but several scheduling conflicts put it out of the timeline for that. Next, we've entered it into the voting for Four Wheeler magazine's Top Truck Challenge (please vote for us if you haven't already--more details on that below!). It may also get in a few Ultra4 races, and very likely be entered in next year's KOH EMC. But aside from competitions, its primary function is of course for public relations, to give both us and Northridge another bad-*** Jeep for showing off our products. So it will also make the show circuit and hopefully some events near you in the not-to-distant future.

The image above is just a rendering, you may recognize it from our entry in the Four Wheeler mag TTC ballot issue (April 2013). But the rendering is somewhat close to what it should look like when its done. Its a 2-Door JK, stretched, with all Poison Spyder armor, custom Poison Spyder suspension, Poison Spyder competition-spec cage, and more. Please follow along as we document the build in this thread. But before we get started, of course we have to pimp for your vote in the TTC. So, if you haven't done so yet, go to all of your local supermarkets and drug stores, and clean them out of any remaining issues of the April 2013 Four Wheeler mag. Go to the ballot on page 41, and fill in #39 Larry McRae (and whatever other rigs you want to support) and send it in. Of course we can't "buy" your votes but we'd really appreciate it LOL...



OK, now on to the build. We started off with this mostly stock '07 2-door sent down to us by Dave from Northridge. It had a couple of aftermarket trinkets on it such as bumpers, sliders, a lift kit, etc., which of course were promptly removed





With the top off, next came the stock roll bar...









Stay tuned...

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Next the guys got started on the cage. This one has to be competition legal, so its all-tube, chromoly, through the dash, all TIG'd...















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Hey what's that stuffed in there...



...a Turnkey GM LC9 crate engine and 6L80E transmission



Dynatrac's going in...









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Will we see this at Jeep Beach?
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More pics of work on the suspension...















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Will we see this at Jeep Beach?
I don't think so. At least, its not in our JB plan at this point.
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Fuel cell mounted...



More cage work and bulkhead...





Cage-to-frame tie-in...



Spare tire mount



Front track bar mount



Rear axle upper 4-link tabs

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Goodies showed up from Fox Shocks!







Pieces of the new front dual shock/coilover mounts, fresh from the laser...





Front 3D CAD drawing to reality...



More photos coming soon...
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On the cage tie into frame picture above, why did yall only use 3 bolts instead of the common 4? With the cut how it is, it looks like yall might have something planned for behind the tie in?
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On the cage tie into frame picture above, why did yall only use 3 bolts instead of the common 4? With the cut how it is, it looks like yall might have something planned for behind the tie in?
http://pix.poisonspyder.com/photos/i...zRh4Rcr-XL.jpg
if u look at this pic you can see that they have 5 bolts........ i think they wanted to keep the same look from when they took old cage off, for the kool factor
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On the cage tie into frame picture above, why did yall only use 3 bolts instead of the common 4? With the cut how it is, it looks like yall might have something planned for behind the tie in?
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http://pix.poisonspyder.com/photos/i...zRh4Rcr-XL.jpg
if u look at this pic you can see that they have 5 bolts........ i think they wanted to keep the same look from when they took old cage off, for the kool factor
mike_bfdr is right. There are only 3 bolts on the top surface of the cage mounting plate, due to shaping it to fit into the contour on the wheel tub where the stock cage plate was. The plate has two more bolts on the vertical plane but I guess our fabricator didn't feel the need to tie those in.
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We decided to make some changes to the front dual coilover/shock mounts so here is version 2.0. Compared to the ones we showed in earlier photos, they're a little taller, stronger, easier to assemble and have cooler looking triangular lightning holes















Somebody earlier had asked about the harness bar height. Here it is with the straps and seats in. Looks about right.





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