Big congrats goes to Redlyner, the January 2011 TJ of the Month. Thanks to all who participated, and please help make February another great month.
Name: Jay- Charlotte, NC
Vehicle: 00 TJ
Engine: 4.0 with CAI.
Transfer case: Tera SYE, Tera Belly Up.
Suspension: Stretched to 100.5" Wheelbase on 3.5" RE springs. Rokmen Short Arms front, Clayton Long Arm stretch rear.
Rear axle: Rubicon 44 rear w 30 spline Alloy USA shafts, ARB locker, Alloy 4.88 R&P, Rock Crusher cover, disc brakes.
Front axle: Rubicon 44 front w 30 spline Alloy USA shafts, ARB locker, Alloy 4.88 R&P, Currie steering, RE Trackbar, Currie Anti-Rock, VANCO Big Brake Kit.
Rims/tires: Raceline 17x9.5 Aluminum beadlocks with 37x12.5 r17 Pitbull Radial Rockers.
Armor: TNT Customs Hi-line Zyros rear corners, TNT Customs front tube fenders w 3" flare, Warn rock sliders, Poison Spyder Customs Roll Cage.
Bumpers: Front Poison Spyder Trail Stinger w M8000 Warn winch, rear Gen-Right tire carrier and rear Stinger.
Seats: Mastercraft Baja RS race seats with Mastercraft 5 point harnesses.
Built to go, waxed for show. Pretty simple for me- I am building this jeep to run the toughest obstacles on Saturday, then bring it home, wash it off, and park it at the car show on Sunday. I take a lot of pride in pushing my jeep to the limits, then also taking care of it so that it looks good in the grocery store parking lot.
My wife and I run between 20 and 25 trails per year with most of them being private rock parks in the South. However, since having an addiction to Moab, we now make a 4,400 mile trip to Moab and back each year to play on the slick rock during Easter Jeep Safari. This jeep gets wheeled very hard, very often. It has now been to trails and rock parks in 7 states (AL, CO, UT, NC, SC, KY, TN)!
Each trip we evaluate how the jeep performed and how it could be better, then my wife helps me decide on the specific mods that would get us over that obstacle or trail the next time around. I couldn't be happier with how the TJ is turning out.