Name: Jay Heidel
Engine: 4.0 I6
Transmission: 32rh, B&M Cooler, Auto Meter temp gauge, Deep pan
Transfer Case: 231, Tom Woods CV Driveshaft, SYE
Front Axle: HP30, Aussie Locker, 4.56, RCV Shafts, Currie Steering, Riddler Cover, Alloy USA Tube Seals
Rear Axle: 8.8, ARB Locker, 4.56, UCF Cover
Suspension: 4" lift, all adjustable arms and trackbars, Currie AntiRock
Tires: 35x12.5 KM2'
Wheels: 15x8 Raceline Monster Beadlocks
Armor: BESRK Bumpers F&R, Savvy Rockers/GTS, UCF Engine Skid/TT, TNT Phantoms
Miscellaneous: Warn M8000, 1.25" BL/1" MML, Monstalined Tub
Story (optional): This Jeep is my first vehicle. I got it almost 4 years ago on July 3rd of 2008. Ever since I got it I knew I wanted to mod it and wheel it. I still only had my driving permit then so I needed to get a job and my license. In February 2009 I got a job and my license and so I started saving to start modding it. November 2009 I bought a lift and tires/wheels. The upgrades have continued steadily since then and have been funded by my job. I now go to VT and am living the poor college student life. Savvy corners will be here next week, but other than that i can't afford to do too much except wheel it. I wheel the jeep often at places like Rausch Creek, The Cove, and Crozet. I love crawling in the rocks and hate going through mud. I'm not afraid to scrape some paint off the rig or add character to it either. The main mods I have my mind on now are a trailer to tow it and a welder for obvious reasons. Thanks for taking the time to read.
Build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/97-tj-35s-1184275/
2006 Wrangler Unlimited
5.5 Rock Krawler Long Arm lift
Rock Krawler Coil Overs
Poison Spyder Rockers
Poison Spyder Rear Fenders
Rigid Industries 50" light bar and D2 Duallys
Warn Power Plant Winch
Magnaflow Custom Cat Back Exhaust System
G2 Dana 44's Front and Rear with 5.13 gears
ARB Lockers Front and Rear
Teraflex SYE & Sway Bar
37 x 13.50 x 17 Toyo M/T Tires
17" ProComp Black Wheels
Mountain Off Road Front and Rear Bumpers and Front Fenders
Bestop Trektop NX top
OR-FAB Roll Cage
I work in the automotive industry and every year I go to Moab to work EJS, and every year I'm so impressed that I come home wanting a Jeep. After EJS 2011 I came home immediately we to the bank and withdrew the money to pay cash for a stock lightly used LJ. Within a week of purchasing the Jeep, the Mods began. I now have the Jeep of my dreams and get to enjoy EJS from the good seat.
Name: Ryan Cowan
Mods: 1998 Jeep TJ 2.5l 5 Speed
Rough Country 2.5" lift
Currie Control Arms w/ Jonny Joints
JKS Control Arm Skid
JKS 1.25" Body Lift
JKS 1" MML
JKS Quick Disconnects
33" BFG KM2's
Re-geared to 4.88
ProComp Alloy wheels
Xenon Flat Fender Flares
Or-Fab Roll Cage
SmittyBilt XRC Seats
Smittybilt XRC bumpers & Rock Sliders
Smittybilt XRC8 winch
Savvy Offroad Gas Tank Skid
Savvy Offroad LED tail lights
Under Cover Fab Aluminum UHC Transfercase Skid & Engine Skid
Advance Adapters SYE & Tom Woods CV Driveshaft
Novak Shifter Cable
Delta Xenon Headlights
KC Fog & Windshield lights
Mr. Grille Grill Overlay
Kilby Steering Box Skid
ZJ tie rod
Drake Offroad Hood Tie Downs
Rampage Hood Bra
Polk Audio Speakers w/ NalinMFG adapters
Kickers Speakers in VDP sound bar
Bazooka Tube Subwoofer
My Dad bought the jeep about six years ago when I was 13 years old. This would be my dads weekend toy until I turned of age to legally drive. Well for about three years it did not change much, the only mods that happened were what my Dad could find at the local Pepboys. Then when I got my license my Dad gave me the jeep, little did he know that I was going to make some big changes. The first was to take off the stupid air vents that were on the side of the fenders! Once I got a job I basically saved up until I could get the mods that I wanted. My favorite is the Tummy Tuck, it was the most challenging mod I installed. I learned that I would hate snap rings from doing the SYE as part of the Tummy Tuck. My goal was to get the jeep pretty much built the way I wanted before the graduated High School. Which I feel I have achieved. At the end of June I will be moving to Jacksonville, Fl. I hope to find better places to venture offroad than what I have here in South Florida (not much basically).
What I started with from my Dad...
Jeep Beach 2012
Drivetrain: 4.0 motor 62k miles, NV3550 5 speed manual trans, Box4Rocks NP231HD/Dana300 doubler (152:1 Low Low 1st gear), NWF triple stick shifters, Tatton's drivelines.
Axles: Dana 60's front and rear. Detroit front, Yukon Spool rear. 5.38 gears. Yukon 4340 35 spline alloys throughout. Rear discs. Teraflex rear diff cover. Teraflex 35 spline drive flanges
Tires: 39.5x13.50x16.5" Bias TSL's grooved, 16.5 beadlocks with custom inner bead humps.
Suspension: 3" lift ZJ front coils. 3" Teraflex rear TJ coils. Poor man tennis ball air bumps. Bilstein remote resi shocks.
Clayton offroad long arms. 10" rear stretch 2" front. Rock Krawler belly skid.
Steering 1.5" .401" Wall Dom steering with 7/8" hiems and Ballistic Fab double sheer high steer arms & double shear pitman arm. Hydro Assist. Steering box brace.
Misc: Suspension seats & 4 point harnesses, Banditt Built sliders and custom cage. Rear 15 gallon aluminum fuel cell with stock pump and sender. MM8500 winch. High clearance fenders, cut hood
Built this rig as a DO-ALL on a BUDGET. I built it with uptravel and balance in mind. She does real well almost everywhere. I compete in a few Rock Crawling/ Rock Racing comps a year, and it works well at Speed, in the Rocks, Sand, and Mud.
A big thanks to my friends for their help and all the vendors who have a quality products.
Here is the build thread if anyone is interested: http://www.utah4x4club.com/index.php?showtopic=10485
Name: John Stevenson
Mods (optional): GY Duratracs 33x12.5x15s, Rough Country - 4" springs, 2.0 shocks, belly up plate, steering brace, track bars, coil correction plates, 1.5" spacers, 1.5" BL, 1" MML, X-Flex upper & lower control arms, brake lines. Smittybuilt XRC stinger, XRC tube fenders front & rear, Genright hood louvers, Brooks custom sliders, Dirtworx rear bumper / tire carrier, RR sport seats and 8500 lb winch, Mastercraft 4 point harness, Hard Rock 4x4 harness bar, True-Tracs front & rear, Motive Gear 4:88s front & rear, Superior rear truss, Alloy USA shafts front & rear, Teraflex SYE, Tatton CV rear shaft, Rokmen tank skid, Advanced Automotive sport cage, Rampage frameless top, Flex-a-lite elec. fan, Tuffy console and HP D-30.
Story (optional): This is our first Jeep, we bought it on July 6th 2010 and decided to go slowly, it didnt happen, the building is so much fun we are on our 3rd or 4th incarnation of our build, Necormancer_tat once said that we wished he had just what we spent on bumpers we no longer use lol, but its been a huge learning experiance and so much fun, we have redone everything from the frame down this spring and were pretty sure were done for this year (except for Corbeau JP seats and fitting in the Roto-trax for water and first aid kits). We try to go to Moab at least three times a year and have competed in the state off-road competition every year since we bought it (so, twice now), last year we finished second behind TnT Customs XJ and this year we will win 1st place (fingers crossed).