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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:36 PM   #1
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TJ of The Month contest WINNER ANNOUNCED, Idaho-Jeep is the July Winnner!!

This thread will be updated monthly with a growing list of each months winner.

Im proud to announce that Idaho-Jeep is the first ever winner of the contest with an overwhelming victory that can only be described by others as "well... ****."

we had an incredible turnout for the first run and an astonishing amount of voters as well. im happy to say that this will be an ongoing thing and i think i speak for all the judges when i say; we're eagerly looking forward to seeing a fresh set of new entires. the August contest will begin mid-day August first, look for the follow up thread! Thank you to all who entered, it was incredibly difficult picking the top 10 - i know the forum had a hard decision with their favorites too!

Congratulations Jevon!


Specifications / Modifications:

2004 TJ Sport
4.0L I-6
Optima Yellow top Battery*
5 speed transmission*
4 wheel disc brakes
22,000 miles

*Front Axle = Trussed Dana 30, OX locked, OTK 1 ton steering, Vanco Big brake kit
*Rear Axle = Trussed Dana 44, Ox locked.
*Gear Ratio = 4.88

*3.5" TnT Customs dual triangulated Long Arm with high clearance belly pan.
*Fox Remote Res shocks with TnT outboard kit.
*Antirock sway bar system

Tires / wheels
*35x12.5 Mickey Thompson MTZ on 15x8.5 Rock Monster Hutchinson double beadlock - full size spare

*Warn XD9000i

*TnT 4.5" tube fenders & extended wheel well corners. *Rock hard rockers, Road Armor front bumper/stinger, Wilderness rear bumper system.

*Rock Hard sport cage - bolt in roll cage
*Cargo Master roof rack
*Cobra CB
*Wilderness Jerry can carrier*

Brief story:
I purchased this Jeep 3 years ago. *I had always wanted a wrangler and after a Spring trip to Moab I caught the fever. *I made minor modifications after I bought the jeep spending time wheeling to determine what I would want to do. *I utilized Jeep Forum and began making a plan well over a year ago. *I began ordering and stockpiling parts early last summer in preparation for the winter build project.

In August of 2008 I pulled my Jeep into my garage where I worked on it for the following six months. *By January of 2009 it was again drivable. *Other than the axle truss welding, fender painting, re-gearing and exhaust system the work was done by myself - including mounting and balancing my tires. *I had very limited knowledge of this type of work prior to this project and learned a lot because of it. *I utilized Jeep Forum as well as whenever a question came up.

My goal for this Jeep was to create a well built "all around" jeep - one that could perform well in Moab and on the high way on the way to work. *I was also wanting more than just a "beater" I want it to turn heads and look good.

Now that I have been able to drive it for almost 6 months I could not be happier with this Jeep. *It performed better than expected in Moab this Spring and handles great on the freeway at 70 mph. *I cringe a little sometimes when I drive through brush or smack a rock but remind myself that its a Jeep doing what it was meant to... *

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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:41 PM   #2
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Congrats. Awesome rig................
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:42 PM   #3
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Congrats man!
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:46 PM   #4
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Ya, good choice. I've always liked this one. Those rims are badarse!
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:48 PM   #5
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Nicely done Idaho! I enjoyed competing, or getting my *** kicked, by you man.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:48 PM   #6
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Awsome rig. Congrats on all the hard work.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:49 PM   #7
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Wow - I am amazed that there were 600 voters!

First thanks to the judges and especially Spyder6 for all the effort and for getting this contest going. Second thanks to all those around Jeep Forum who are always very complementary about my Jeep and build thread. Third - a HUGE thanks to those of you who voted for my TJ - I am honored that you all felt my Jeep worthy and voted for my rig. Thanks to you all!

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I am a little sad that I can't enter my rig again but I will still be paying close attention to this contest each month!

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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:50 PM   #8
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Congrats, that is an amazing rig man!
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:53 PM   #9
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Well deserved
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:57 PM   #10
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That is one awesome jeep, gotta love how clean it all looks
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POT??!! Calling passenger POT?? Is there a POT here?? How about KETTLE?? Passenger KETTLE??
Oh well, they're both black.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:58 PM   #11
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You, sir, are very welcome.

And thank you for building that beautiful rig!
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Unread 07-30-2009, 08:59 PM   #12
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congrats, I hope my rig is Tj of the month worthy, many years from now.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 09:32 PM   #13
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Woo Hoo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Unread 07-30-2009, 09:51 PM   #14
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Great job and well deserved.
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Unread 07-30-2009, 10:01 PM   #15
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Couldn't have lost to a nicer Jeep. Your TJ rocks Idaho!
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