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post #1 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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bradentaala IS THE 2012 TJ of THE YEAR!!!

Congrats to bradentaala, the 2012 Jeepforum TJ of the Year!!

bradentaala has won:
- A free set of A to Z Fab Rocker Guards (just pay shipping)
- A black 1 gallon Monstaliner kit
- A Poison Spyder Interior Accessories Mega-Pack
- A free 1 year membership courtesy of Keith

MO2500 has won:
- $100 off of any A to Z Fab Rear Bumper with Tire Carrier
- 1 quart of Monstaliner Chassis Saver
- A free 1 year membership courtesy of Keith

jeffro06 has won:
- $50 off of any A to Z Fab Rocker Guards
- A free 1 year membership courtesy of Keith

All qualified TJoTM winners will receive a calendar for free courtesy of mrblaine.

I will PM each winner regarding their prizes.

As for the calendars for the rest of you, I will post info as soon as I have them prepared.

With that, I want to thank all of you for participating throughout the year and especially this month. Sorry for the drama there at the end but luckily the situation has been resolved and we are back to normal.

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas, and I am looking forward to yet another year of drool-worthy TJ's and awesome contests.

Here is your winner:

Name: Braden Ta'ala
Username: bradentaala
Jeep Name: TAALA 2

Modifications:
Atlas 4 speed (11.7:1)
stretched to 104" WB (6" front stretch with keeping stock steering box location)
14" Fox Coilovers
Teraflex 3" speedbumps
Modified GenRight double triangulated 4 link
GenRight front 3 link
GenRight rear sway bar
HP KP 60 front (5.13's)
shaved 14 bolt (5.13's)
custom drive shafts (1350's)
ballistic fab rear truss system with shave kit
Detroit's front and rear
GenRight Comp Gas Tank
39.5's iRoks (for now)
walker evans beadlocks
TNT Customs High Line fenders (front and rear)
PSC hydro assist steering
1" lifted GenRight heavy duty body mounts
behind the axle tierod
Vanco hydro boost brakes
1" M.O.R.E MML
belly up skid
PSC rocker guards
custom front bumper
9.5ti winch
corbeau heated CR1 seats w/ 5pt harness
Kenwood eXcelon KDC-X996 deck
Custom ported subwoofer box
Diamond D612 subwoofer
Kenwood XR-1S Amp
Kenwood X450-4 Amp
Kenwood KFC-X463C 4x6 in the dash
RockfordFosgate T152's in the sound bar
Yellow top Optima
Cobra 29 LX CB Radio
FireStik Antenna and Coax
15lb CO2 tank onboard

Story: I purchased this jeep about 2.5 years ago... and NEVER thought the acronym "JEEP" would result to: Joyfully Eating Every Paycheck. After blowing up a D35 on 35" tires, it was time to re-build. At the time I thought 35's would suffice, so i did a super 44 (35 spline shafts) and a super 30 (30 spline shafts) with ARBs. A few months later i picked up a set of 37's and knew it would only be a matter of time before my axles would fail me. I spent about 6 months buying parts to get the build to where i wanted it, after months of head scratching and patients (to get everything to fit) i finally ended up with what i wanted (for now). The two biggest challenges were getting the atlas 4 speed to fit with my new crossmember going in for the rear control arms, and stretching the front 6" without moving the steering box from the stock location. My next big mods are 42's, new corners, and a custom cage.

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2016 TJ of the Year

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post #2 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 06:38 PM
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Nice home built Jeep

Congrats man, love the Jeep now even more on 42s.


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post #3 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 06:52 PM
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Congrats man. You deserve it.
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post #4 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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Congrats man, nicely built rig


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Congrats man, Great looking TJ!

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post #6 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 07:23 PM
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Congrats. Very nicely done

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Your shaft isn't long enough to handle that kind of droop...
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post #7 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 07:33 PM
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Congrats. This thing is bad ***!

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post #8 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 07:40 PM
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Congrats to Brad and MO2500.

My third place feels a bit tainted, but it's all good, I'll take it.

I can't wait to get the calendar, however I don't have any need for the other two prizes. Thanks to the vendors who have supported this contest and all the monthly contests as well.

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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

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Congrats to Brad and MO2500.

My third place feels a bit tainted, but it's all good, I'll take it.

I can't wait to get the calendar, however I don't have any need for the other two prizes. Thanks to the vendors who have supported this contest and all the monthly contests as well.
pass that years subscription on down another in need....

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post #10 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 08:31 PM
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pass that years subscription on down another in need....
I would gladdly pass on the subscription and the gift certificate if allowed to do so.

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Moab Trails I've done: Onion Creek, Long Canyon, Dome Plateau, Top of The World (2), Fins-N-Things (2), Poison Spider,
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post #11 of 59 Old 12-23-2012, 09:02 PM
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Congrats buddy! That thing is wicked! Be sure to check out the cherokee of the year contest, and cast your own vote! Lots of sick rigs this year!


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post #12 of 59 Old 12-24-2012, 01:38 AM
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Congrats to all! Good contest, good sportsmanship...great rigs.

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post #13 of 59 Old 12-24-2012, 05:52 AM
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My third place feels a bit tainted, but it's all good, I'll take it.
Regardless of what happened last night you earned it fair and square.


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post #14 of 59 Old 12-24-2012, 08:47 AM
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Congrats Braden. Beautiful rig, and well deserved.
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post #15 of 59 Old 12-24-2012, 09:01 AM
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Congrats on the win!! Lots of good contestants but you sir inched above the rest.

I would like to see all these jeeps on the same trail. Anyone else ever have that thought? Hope to have you pull me out sometime!!

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