View Poll Results: Vote for your July 2013 TJoTM
Yellow_snocone 38 23.46%
Unlimited04 18 11.11%
stwilson74 13 8.02%
tyvanwie 3 1.85%
EugeneTheTJ 15 9.26%
LifeProof 2 1.23%
Dezerttj 7 4.32%
mcannon111 23 14.20%
offroad349 35 21.60%
oo 4banger oo 8 4.94%
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post #1 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Awesome lineup! Vote yall!

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post #2 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Name: Kyle

Username: Yellow_snocone

3.25" RC lift
35x12.5x15 MTR's with kevlar
15x8 Mickey Thomson Sidebiters
MetalCloak overline fenders
SRC front bumper modified
XRC 800lb winch
quick disconnects
Banks cold air intake
Yellow top optima
1" MML Browndog
1" BL daystar
UCF ultra high skid
HP Dana 30 with aussie lunch box locker 4.88
8.8 with Artec truss, lock rite locker 4.88
Safari straps
hella lights
JB conversation SYE
BigDaddy Tie rod
Tom woods drive shaft
JKS Front track bar
Rear RC xflex control arms (temporary)
15 gallon genright stretch tank

Future plans- 4 link rear, outbound rear shocks, rear genright stretch armor and all
Build thread- http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/c...build-1420405/

Story: I purchased my jeep from a seller at Holloman AFB back in 2009 after my BMW had a gasket leak in the cylinder heads. I always wanted a jeep and got a great deal on this one. I started with a mild lift (2") and some 31's and did some wheeling and learned how to drive stock. After lots of learning I started upgrading pieces of my jeep with lockers and a few other mods. I took a dive when I had to upgrade my dana 35 rear and got a junk yard 8.8 and cleaned it up and welded on an artec truss. I'm doing lots of research on a 4 link for my rear with a stretch, here's hoping I do it right .


Name: Mike
Username: Unlimited04

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with: 4.0L/42RLE/NV231J w/ SYE, HP D30 front, D44 rear, 4.88's with Detroit TrueTrac's front and rear, 33x12.50R15 Goodyear Duratracs, JeepMedic engine skid & tummy tuck, modified "Soli" diff covers, Kilby steering box skid & Body Clamz, Savvy gas tank skid, Skid Row radiator skid, rock sliders with internal reinforcements, JKS 1.25" BL, Currie 1" MML, Vanco 15" brakes, Springs: OME 2.5" - 934 front, 949 rear, Shocks: OME N66 & N67, lots of bumpstop work, adjustable front and rear track bars, adjustable control arms, front sway bar discos, Viair 460C with 1 gallon air tank, rear load leveling airbags, Poison Spyder Customs Trail Cage with custom additions, ebay 'knoblockbumpers' rear bumper, some homemade stuff (GPS mount, CB mount, antenna mount & third brake light), ZJ V8 tie rod, trans temp gauge & tranny cooler, Superwinch EPi9000S on Warn winch plate, Hesco High flow thermostat housing, Bestop tire carrier, 160A Durango alternator, custom exhaust. In Progress: shock mount relocation w/ long travel shocks and off-road camping/utility trailer w/ roof top tent.


Name: Sean
Username: stwilson74
Mods (optional):
Currie Johny Joint 4" lift
Rancho RS 9000 shocks
Currie front Antirock sway bar
Currie front upper axle JJ housing kit
Currie front lower axle mount mini-skids
Currie/Savvy Ultimate steering kit
Savvy MML
Savvy 1.25" BL
Currie/Savvy Ultimate steering kit
Vanco 16" big brake kit
Savvy Modular Under Armor with oil pan skid
Crown extended Stainless braided brake lines bent to avoid the shocks (Vanco kit creates interference but it is an easy fix)
Novak transfer case shifter
Modified locker switch to run the Rubicon lockers in 2H and 4H as well as 4L
Savvy MML
Savvy 1.25" BL
Pro Comp wheels
GoodYear Wrangler MT/R Kevlar tires 315 75 16
Tom Woods rear CV drive shaft
Riddler front differential cover
Warn XD9000i with Spydura Synthetic rope (winch was bought used for under $300, rebuilt and color matched to the Jeep by me)
Poison Spyder BFH front bumper with Brawler Bar, shackle tabs, and aluminum hawse fairlead
Hanson Enterprises rear bumper with tire swing
Tuffy glove box, Tuffy Unlimited drawer
Uniden PRO-520XL CB with tuned FireStik antenna
Rampage H4 Headlight conversion
Rampage Roll Cage Handles
Fire Extinguisher and Mag Light (Cage Mounted)
Hi-Lift X-Treme jack
Assorted recovery shackles, straps, etc.
Staun deflaters
Custom 2 tire inflator line that I made
Mini inflator pump
BestTop Soft Doors
Sony stereo with Quadratec iVault
Story (optional): I bought the Jeep new in 2005, it’s a Rubicon Unlimited Sahara Edition with the 6 speed trans and I have put nearly 150,000 miles on it. I found out its number 603 of 1000 limited edition Jeeps released for the movie Sahara, that didn't stop me from modifying it but it makes it one of only 1000 Jeeps that they ever made with the Rubicon and Sahara packages together and it is an Unlimited too so it was fully loaded. My wife named her Betsy and we love taking the boys (5 and 7 years old) out in her for off-roading or even just going for a top down, doors off ride around town or ice cream run. My mods will never be done, future additions I am hoping to add soon are a Savvy Gas Tank skid, Cage upgrades, corners, MetalCloak Overline fenders and possibly either theirs or Savvy's rockers, outboarding the shocks, maybe alloy shafts or ton axles (I’ve got a 78 Ford with HP D60 front…), OBA system, ...I can just keep listing here! The Jeep works really well and looks great, and best of all there is room for me to bring my whole family out wheeling or just top-down driving on a nice day. I have done all the work myself and try to select the best parts I can afford (almost... hahahaha) so that I can do each upgrade just once.
Pictures: Here are some shots from Rausch Creek, PA in June, enjoy!


Name: Tyler Van Wie
Username: tyvanwie
Mods: (as of right now)
-Tuffy security console with 8" Polk subwoofer and custom box
-Polk PA330 amplifier
-pioneer speakers all around
-Rampage frameless soft top
-33x12.5x15 Duratracs
-BDS 2" lift
-Fox 2.0 shocks
-JKS body lift
-M.O.R.E. 1" MML
-ZJ tierod
-RC quick disconnects
-Dana 30 Lockright locker (not yet installed)

Story: The whole jeep disease started when my parents bought me an '08 JKU. I loved it. It had a budget boost on some 32's. I knew I wanted another wrangler. I saw a 1998 Sahara at a local shop for $10,995. I went to my parents but they wouldn't give me the extra money. So I went to the credit union and took out a $6,000 loan and hoped they'd come off the price. I test drove it and it was perfect. No rust, 84,000 miles, and new wheels and tires. I told him I have the money right now but I need it for $9,999 when all is said and done. They did it. I was literally the happiest kid ever. Being 19 and making payments on my own
car was such a great feeling. I have big plans for this jeep.


me: Chris
Username: EugeneTheTJ

2003 Jeep Wrangler Sport
4.0/NV3550/NP231/4.88 R&P
35" MTR Kevlars on 15" black ProComp alloys

>HP D30
-Spartan Locker
-2003 TJ Shafts and Unit Bearings
-Black Magic Brake Pads
-Centric Premium Rotors
-YJ brake lines
-Solid Diff Cover

>Ford 8.8 Rear Axle
-Black Magic Brake Pads
-Centric Premium Rotors
-ECGS E-Brake Cables
-ECGS Driveshaft Adapter
-Solid Diff Cover

-BDS 3" Front Coil Springs
-RC 2.5" Rear Coil Springs
-Currie Johnny Joint Control Arms front and rear
-Currie Currectlync 1-ton steering
-Currie Johnny Joint Trackbars front and rear
-Mismatched shocks

-Advance Adapters SYE
-Cut down XJ Double Cardan Driveshaft
-Warn M8000 winch
-JKS 1.25" Body Lift
-Brown Dog 1" Poly Motor Mount Lift
-DieHard Platinum P4 Battery
-KC Slimlites (Long Range)
-Delta Quadbar Hyperwhite Headlights
-Novak Shifter Cable
-Flo Pro muffler
-Smitty Bumpers
-Skid Row Steering Box Skid Plate
-Teraflex Oil Pan Skid Plate
-A to Z Fabrication custom rock sliders
-OrFab Roll Cage
-Midland CB Radio/Firestik Antenna/Teraflex Antenna Mount/PA Speaker
-Alpine Head Unit
-Memphis dash speakers
-Kicker sound pod speakers
-Memphis 1000.1 Amplifier
-Kicker Solo-Baric L7 (12")

I got this Jeep when I was 17 and I have been building it as my time and wallet have allowed ever since. College slowed down progress quite a bit but I recently finished my Master's program so hopefully I will soon have the time and money to continue working on my baby. Running the TJoTM contest has opened my eyes to a lot of quality builds and I have tried to incorporate what I like in others' work into my own Jeep. I know it is not the biggest or baddest in the world but it gets me through everything I need it to and it still manages to be a decent daily driver. Thank you for your consideration!

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post #3 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 07:12 AM Thread Starter
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Name: Greg

Username: LifeProof

Mods (optional):
30x11.5x15” Super Swamper TSL/SX’s
15x8” Cragar Soft 8’s
Rough Country 2.5” suspension
Front Antirock swaybar
JK turn signals
Chopped front fenders
Poison Spyder hood louver
KC Daylighters
Spectre CAI
Uniden CB radio
Herculiner floor



Name: Craig Anderson

Username: Dezerttj

Mods: 1997 TJ 4cyl 5spd
Suspension: 2.5" RC Coils, OME Shocks, 1.25 BL
Steering: Iron Rock Offroad HD Tie Rod w/ Over the Knuckle Conversion
Axles: Spartan D30 Locker, 4.10 Gears, Alloy USA Tube Seals
Tires/Wheels: 33x12.50x15 KM2s, 15x7 Alloys
Armor: Stubbied Smittybild bumpers, Custom Oil Pan Skid and Rock Guards
Recovery: XRC8 Winch
Etc: Mastercraft Rubicon Seats, HF 100w Lights, Teraflex CB Mount, Russel Extended Brake Lines, JK Turn Signals, Teraflex Hand Throttle

Story: My trail Jeep. Has done John Bull, Holcomb, TDS notches, all Sedona trails, Smashers in Verde Valley, and so on. It has been good to me and is a ton of fun to wheel all over California and Arizona. Definitely needs to be built more though.



Name: Mason Cannon
Username: mcannon111
35x12.50 BFG km2
101 inch wheelbase
Fuel cell
Flat skid
Rokmen highlines
Waggy 44 front with yukon chromos
Ford 8.8 rear
4.56 Yukon gears
Warn 8274 with 100ft of 3/8 synthetic line
ruffstuff 3/8 diff covers front and rear
3 link with panhard front with JJ's all round ~2 inch stretch
Triangulated 4 link rear with JJ's all round ~6 inch stretch
Big daddy aluminum sliders
Crossover steering using 3/4 heims
1.25 body lift
1 inch brown dog motor mount lift
Lopro tranny mount
Crown SYE
rampage bowless top

Story: I bought this jeep bone stock at the beginning of summer in 2011. It was a repo jeep, and the previous owner had wreaked havoc on the exterior of the jeep. The first real mod I did to it was my Rokmen highlines, and only progressed from there. Now I try to wheel it atleast once a month and enjoy it as much as I can. I drive this jeep more than 40 miles every day and I have done all the work on it myself.



Name: Matt Gugel
Username: offroad349
Mods (optional)
2000 Jeep Wrangler
4.0L Engine/5spd
- 4” Pro-Comp front
- Bilstein 10” Travel shocks
Clayton long arm suspension upgrade in rear
1” body lift
- 37x12.50 Super Swamper IROCs
- 15x8 Pro-Comp sidebiters
Front: Dana 30 w/ Superior 4.88 gears
- Solid Diff Cover
- Custom made truss
- Artek Inner C Gussets
Rear: 8.8 w/ Superior 4.88 gears and Posi locker
Clayton Brackets
Rear disc
Ballistic Fab diff cover
Hush Puppy Exhaust
Anti-Rock Sway Bar Kit
Terraflex belly-up skid
Warn oil pan skid
Rear outboard shock kit
Currie Steering
Blue Tortch Fab Stinger and Hoop Kit
Genright Lite LED DOT tail lights
KC Headlights
Genright highline fender kit
Rockmen hood pin kit
Genright Corner Guard Kit
Warn Rocker guards
Extreme Metal Products gas tank skid
Warn power steering skid
Slip yoke eliminator
Tom Woods cv drive shaft
Corbu Seats
Tuffy security box in back
XRC8 winch
ARB onboard air
Rampage soft top

Story (optional)
I bought this TJ while I was serving over in Iraq in 2009, it started out with just a 4” suspension w/ a 3” body and 33‘s and was not much to look at, but after a few years and a lot of wrench time, it is what you see today. I would like to thank jeepforum, my local shop “EVB” and 4WheelParts for all your help, without you guys non of this would be possible. Once again thank you for considering me for TJOTM!!!!

Erich Heckmann
oo 4banger oo

Mods : 4" springs, Clayton Long Arms, hp30 4.88s spartan and solid cover/8.8 4.88s aussie and ruffstuff cover, 35" Kevlars,Black rock 950s,JCR WON-TON, bumpers f+r. OR Fab Rockers, PSC Tube Fenders, PSC crusher corners with Lite DOT LEDs, Clayton Flat belly skid, 5150s with outboard rear shocks, Genright gas tank skid, Poison Spyder full cage

Story: Bought it when I was 16 (6 years ago) and built it and daily drove it since. Did it all on a part time job budget. There's always something else I would like to change but I built it to drive to the trail, wheel, and drive it home.

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post #4 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 09:38 AM
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Damn this is gonna be a tough choice!!! Great line-up!

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #5 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 11:03 AM
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post #6 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 11:12 AM
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post #8 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 11:42 AM
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Had to give it to mason

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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post #9 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 11:57 AM
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Sean gets my vote.
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post #10 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 02:03 PM
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Nice line up of closely matched Jeeps. Should be a interesting contest this month

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post #12 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 04:16 PM
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Great line up of jeeps

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S.W. New Mexico region

Chester TJ build

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post #13 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 04:37 PM
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stwilson.... Solid built LJ

2000 Wrangler/ Waggy44/ 8.8/ 4:88/ Locked/ 37 Red label stickies / 3-4 link/ 103" WB/ Atlas 4 10.3
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post #14 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 05:27 PM
Chop, Wheel and Rebuild..
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This one should be close! Awesome and stressful for the leaders!
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post #15 of 78 Old 07-21-2013, 07:05 PM
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Thanks for the votes and consideration, it's cool just to finally have entered this, been reading these threads for years and finally feel like I can step in the ring but there's some nice ones up here this month. I'll put my vote in for Mason, sounds like he's got a lot of work into his suspension, gotta respect that.

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