Congratulations to REDLYNER, the 2011 Jeepforum TJ of the Year!!!
Can a mod please sticky this thread.
REDLYNER, ryanwhiteaker, and CVD have all won 1 year memberships courtesy of Keith. If you would like to donate them to someone else, please notify me asap and I will inform Keith.
REDLYNER has won the Poison Spyder gift package.
ryanwhiteaker has won the Savvy Offroad gift card.
CVD has won the Rough Country gift card.
Once again, if you would like to donate your prize please notify me and I will handle it.
I will post information regarding the calendars as soon as I can.
With that, I want to thank all of you for participating throughout the year and especially this month. We once again broke 500 votes and 50 goals, so next year I reckon I am going to have to set the bar a little higher
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: Jay- Charlotte, NC
User name: REDLYNER
Vehicle: 00 TJ
Engine: 4.0 with CAI.
Transfer case: Tera SYE, Tera Belly Up.
Suspension: Stretched to 100.5" Wheelbase on FOX Coilovers. Custom Clayton Long Arm stretch. Profender Airbumps
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: SniperFab Rear Comp Cut corners with 3" flare, TNT Customs front tube fenders w 3" flare, SniperFab rock sliders, Poison Spyder Customs Roll Cage.
Bumpers: Front Poison Spyder Trail Stinger w M8000 Warn winch, rear Gen-Right.
Seats: Mastercraft Baja RS race seats with Mastercraft 5 point harnesses.
Built daily driver, rock crawler, race rig, show vehicle. I have had more fun trying to make this a truly "do-all" rig than I ever could have imagined. This jeep is driven around town every single day. But is built and absolutely abused on the rocks nearly every other weekend, then to top it off we are now offroad endurance racing it! All to be sanded, painted, and waxed after each trip to be ready to show on Sundays.
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 changing the direction of the build to handle more high speed challenges, we have now added racing to it's menu. In 2011 we ended up with around 22 offroad trail runs and 2 races (4th and 5th place finishes). It has now been to trails and rock parks in 7 states (AL, CO, UT, NC, SC, KY, TN) with plans of adding several new states to that list next year.
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 around the race course faster the next time around. I couldn't be happier with how the TJ is turning out. It will drive 75 mph on the street or the offroad track and after a loooong day of getting beat on, is still a comfortable rig to run out to the grocery store in.