View Poll Results: Vote for your 2013 TJoTY
NYGLT56 31 11.92%
janesy86 1 0.38%
Driver831 24 9.23%
Gst95dsm 29 11.15%
Holaday 11 4.23%
AngryTJ 19 7.31%
yellow_snocone 3 1.15%
krughzn 13 5.00%
rckchucker 7 2.69%
Scottt 12 4.62%
g-rocc 15 5.77%
Hendrix 95 36.54%
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Please crawl this and put a link in your sig as well!

We've had yet another awesome year and I want to first and foremost thank Matson at Metalcloak and PhilipB for their sponsorship of this contest every month.

I also want to thank everyone for participating month in and month out. This year has been somewhat of a down year but this is still hands down the best contest on Jeepforum and, as seen in the December contest, can still provide plenty of excitement and enthusiasm.

Rules of the game are as they always are. Here is a link

A few important announcements:

1) Do NOT post anything in this thread until all 36 pictues are up. Count before you post.

2) I know I am a day behind so this voting poll will now be closed on December 24th. I want this contest to be noticed, so please crawl it and vote vote vote. I want to see at least 500 votes and as close to 50 crawls as we can get. If you want to go that extra mile, put "VOTE FOR THE TJ OF THE YEAR HERE" in your sig with a link to this thread.

3) Calendars are still up in the air. They have always been a pain in my *** to do but I will see if I can figure something out. If anyone wants to step up to the plate to do this please let me know.

4) PRIZES!!!!

Big thanks goes to Quadratec, Swag Offroad, and JCR Offroad for their gracious donations

The TJ of the Year will receive:
- A Quadratec prize package including:
Value Line Pocket Style Flares
Quadratec Ultimate All Weather Front & Rear Floor Liners
Quadratec Ultimate All Weather Rear Cargo Liner
Quadratec Ultimate 3 in Black Grab Handles
2 Quadratec Windshield Decals
2 Quadratec 3x9 Oval Decals
- A free lifetime membership courtesy of PhilipB

1st Runner up gets:
- A Drop-Down tailgate kit courtesy of Swag Offroad

- A free lifetime membership courtesy of PhilipB

2nd Runner up gets:
- A JCR Offroad prize package including:
A Crusader Hawse Fairlead
A Set of D-Ring Shackles
A JCR Offroad T-Shirt
- A free lifetime membership courtesy of PhilipB


If there is anything I forgot, I will post it as an announcement. Otherwise, here is your 2013 TJ OF THE YEAR CONTEST!!!!!

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January: NYGLT56

Name: Ali Al-Daouk
Mods (optional):
Transfer Case:
NP231-Tera Low 4:1
Advanced Adapters SYE with Tom Woods DS
Novak Shifter
Front Axle:
27 Inner/Outer Spline Yukon Chromoly Shafts
TeraFlex Trackbar
ZJ Tie Rod
Rear Axle:
33 Spline Superior Shafts
RC 2.5 Coils
Bilstein 12" 5125s
TeraFlex CAs
35x12.50 on 15" Allied Beadlocks
MC Front Fenders with 4" Flare
MC Rear 4" Flares
Undercover Fab Works Ultra High Clearance Belly Pan
MC Front Bumper with Light Bar
ORFab Rear Tire Carrier with Jerry Can
RC 1.25 Body Lift
Story (optional):
I had never been into Jeeps, always a car guy. My neighbor had bought one and we took it out, I loved it. I found mine second hand with 11k miles on the clock and drive it everyday. Jeeps have always played an important role in our lives, mine especially.

February: janesy86

Name: Nick Janes
Username: janesy86

Drivetrain Specs:
o 4.0L I-6 engine
o NV241 Rock-Trac 4:1 transfer case
o Dana 44 front and rear axles w/ Tru-Lok selectable pneumatic lockers
o RCV Performance CV axle shafts
o 4.11 gears
o 42rle Transmission
o Novak shifter
Suspension/Steering/Brake Modifications:
o BDS 2" suspension lift
o Zone 1.25" BL
o Savvy 1" MML
o Currie HD steering
o Synergy ball joints
o RE 3/4" spacer (front)
o Black Magic brakes
o YJ Brake lines
o Currie AntiRock
o Metal Cloak Control Arms
Exterior Modifications:
o A to Z front builder bumper
o Rampage Frameless Soft Top
o 35x12.5x15 MTR's w/ Kevlar on MB TKO wheels
o Rear bumper plate w/ D-ring
o JK Turn signals
o Rokmen Steering Box Skid
o Smittybilt Crusher Corners w/ 3" flares
o Rokmen hilines w/flare
o A to Z Fab sliders
o Savvy GTS
o Savvy Under Armor
o Barnett Diff cover (front)
Recovery Equipment:
o 12' Wheeler's Tree Strap
o 20' & 30' Wheeler's Straps
o 9k lb Engo winch w/cable
o Smittybilt Snatch Block
Electrical Modifications:
o iSimple
o Uniden Pro 510xl CB
o 3' Firestick Firefly CB Antenna
o Scangauge II
o 4" LED tails
o Rigid Ind. Dually's - Flood
o Nalin Speaker/Tweeter adapters w/ Polk db Component Dash System
o Polk db speakers in soundbar
o Mostalined Tub
o MV50 air compressor
o Oasis Trailhead Tire Deflators

Story: Just about two years now that I've owned this rig. Bought it stock and built it up to how it sits now on my own. Right now it just works flat out great for me, although I do have a few more things that I want to do, such as weld up the cage sitting in my basement, but to me right now wheeling is where it's at and this year I've wheeled pretty much every other weekend, if not more. So in due time I'll put some more work into this beast and make it more capable!

March: Driver831

John Grounds


Suspension- Rock Krawler 5.5 X-Factor W/ 9" Rear Stretch Conversion, Front 2-5/8" coilover w/ reasi's 17" travel
Ford Front 44HP with 8.8 Rear 4.88 Gears and lockers from and rear!
sitting on a set of custom Jesse James "Spyder Lock" 18X10's on 40" BFG KM2's!
Armor- Full Poison Spyder Customs Wrap with front BFH bumper w/ Trail Stinger
Aluminum PSC Front DeFender Flat fenders
PSC TJ Rocker Knockers W/ Sliders
Rear PSC Comp Cut DeFender Highline Corners
PSC TJ RockBrawler Rear Bumper W/ Tire Carrier
PSC TJ Lazer-Fit Full Cage
PSC Hood Louver
Mile Marker 12000SI Winch
Drivetrain- Struttin the 4.0! Banks cold air intake with Magnaflow Exhaust Cat Bac system


I'm an engineering student at the University of North Florida. I bought this 00' TJ Sport when I 1st moved for college. Working full time and studing Civil Engineering full time the Jeep has been a work in progress. It has come a long way, from stock, to 35's, to 40's and now stretched. I was lucky enough to make it form FL to UT Moab Easter Jeep Safari and from then on it was build for the best. Choosing the great companies out on the market that make products for what they are meant to do, WHEEL! I love it, its my own dads fault for selling me his Cherokee when I was 16! Jeeps and wheeling are my passion. I hit every show I possible can and its great to see what is really out there!


April: Gst95dsm

Nathan James


Aussie locker front
Detroit Locker rear
Superior 30 spline axles
Sierra 4.88's front and rear
Tera Low 4.1 t-case
35in. BFG Km2's
Tera Flex 1.75 coil spacers (front only, for leveling)
Rough Country 2.5 springs in the front only
Mercury Maurader Moog springs in rear (high spring rate, 2.5inchs of lift)
1in. body lift
Rough Country Arms and joints
Rough Country Motor mount lift
Skyjacker Hydro shocks (rear)
Teraflex 9550 shocks (front)
Smittybilt XRC8 winch (regular use haha)
Metal Cloak front arched fenders with rub rail
Metal Cloak rear corners with rub rail (modified for 6" stretch)
Trail Gear rock sliders
OR-fab sport cage
DIY front spreader bars, and lower windshield bar
Big Daddy Off Road Tie Rod (goooood upgrade)
5000k HID headlights (hella e-code housings)
4in. LED tails (harbor freight)
Bike shop hand throttle
Swag off road tailgate kit
Raptor Lined tub
Home made in cab winch switch (radio shack ftw)
Savvy Aluminum half doors
Poison Spyder Hood Louver
Raceline Monster 231 beadlock wheels
Poison Spyder rear trail cage
Home made Oil pan skidplate
Home made Steering Box skid
Synergy rear shock outboard kit
Under Cover Fab front and rear link mounts
Poly Performance CO2 System
Swag Baja Bin
CRAWL Fire Extinguisher Bracket
IGGEE Seat covers (nice stuff!)
BTF DIY Diff. covers front and rear
Yukon Chromoly D30 Axles
Artec Quart Crate
Currie front Johnny Joint kit for the D30
Alloy USA D30 outer axle seals
Rugged Ridge SYE
Custom rear bumper
6" stretch to 100" wheelbase. (frame extension method)
GenRight "Alien" fuel tank
Currie AntiRock front sway bar
Barnes4wd front bumper
Barnes4wd flat T-case skid
Novak Cable Shifter
Metalcloack Duroflex Joints
3 link front in process!


Well this Jeep has been with me since 2007, but this year has been pretty remarkable for it. It's been a privilege to have been able to wheel on so many of the nations best trails this year. I consider my Jeep a bit of a runt (4cyl, D30, D35) and proudly wheel it on some of the hardest terrain possible for a rig on 35's. It never lets me down, is always there for me when I need some garage time and although I know it's "just" a jeep..... It's my jeep, and I love it. Thanks for your consideration for TJOTY, It would mean a lot to White Lightening to win! Haha.

Dusy Ershim Trail

Helldorado trail at Area BFE, Moab

Johnson Valley, Cougar Buttes
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May: Holaday

Name: Lee
Username: Holaday


2004 TJ Sport
32RH 3 speed Auto
Dana 44 and HP Dana 30 w/4.56 gears

Bought the Jeep as a great start to a capable wheeling rig after quickly reaching beyond the capabilities of my Commander. In the 2 years I have torn everything off and rebuilt it to be a weekend rock crawler, but still fun to take my family around in on the weekend/drive to work in nice weather. It has been an awesome experience so far, and a great way to spend time with my son and wife.



Throttle Body Spacer
Savvy Control Arms
Savvy GTS
Savvy Front Bumper with hoop
Savvy Tailgate Skin and lower valance
Savvy Corners and SS rub rail
Skid Row Steering Box Skid
Skid Row Engine Skid
Custom OTK Rock Krawler Steering using a Teraflex knuckle
PSC extreme duty hydro assist
M.O.R.E. steering box brace
Rokmen Belly Up
Spiderweb Shade Trail top
Rampage soft top
1 inch BL
4 inch SL
Bilstsein 5100s
Brown Dog MML
Solid Diff Covers (F&R)
ARB rear locker and large pump
Detroit front locker
Custom full cage
35 13.5 15 BFG Krawlers
Genright Aluminum “zero Flare” front fenders
Genright aluminum rear stinger with bumper plate and frame tie ins
Genright Rocker Guards
Currie Antirock front and rear
Currie JJ front Housing kit
Currie Control arm Skids
Bedlined Tub
CJ style turn signals
Alloy USA rear axle shafts
Ten Factory Front shafts
Tom Woods Drive Shafts (F&R)
Spyderlock Beadlocks
Warn M8000 Winch W/Viking Synthetic line
PSC Hood Louver
Genright LED tails
Car Seat for my 4 year old

June: AngryTJ

Name: Luciano Verdura
Username: AngryTJ
4.0 I-6 w/ Brown Dog 1” MML & custom Hendrix hiline hood covering it up!
6 speed w/ Lopro mount
Transfer Case:
NV241 w/ Novak shifter
Front axle:
Dana 44 locked w/ Riddler cover, Superior Shafts, Synergy Ball joints, Alloy axle seals & lower CA skids
Rear axle:
Dana 44 locked w/ Riddler cover, TnT Truss & Superior Shafts
Gear Ratio:
Custom stretched rear 4-link 98" WB
1” Daystar BL
OME 930/949 coils
Front and Rear Antirock Swaybars
Savvy Alum front upper and lower alum control arms
12” outboarded rear Bilsteins
35x12.5r15 Goodyear MTR/Kevlars
15x8 Alum Raceline Monster Beadlocks
Warn 9.5ti w/ Viking synthetic line. Poly Front half Rollcage w/ custom rear additions
UCF ultra high clearance tcase skid & engine skid, UCF Windshield armor
Savvy Alum front bumper
Warn Rear bumper w/ tire carrier
Rokmen Sliders & Steering skid
PSC 3" flare Defender Hilines w/ matching rear flares
Genright Stretched corners & EXT tank
JKS adj front track bar
Tom Woods Driveshaft
Currie Steering w/ Savvy tie rod
4pt harness'
Balistic Fab Battery tie-down box
Awaiting install:
Evo Front axle sleeve's
Vanco Big Brake kit
Front tie rod flip w/ raised sway bar brackets
Gusset front axle C's
Final Mods list:
488 gears
Hydro assist
3 link front suspension
Yukon Zip or ARB lockers

I purchased this Jeep back in 2011 with the intent of a mild build and enjoying some offroading on the East Coast. Through Jeepforum I met a small group of guys that invited me to go wheelin for my first time at Rausch Creek, PA. Little did I know how I would get so hooked!

As the obsession grew my game plan was always to have a weekend warrior that would be able to drive to the trails, take a beating, and drive home. With that in mind I started to dig into many projects I would have never imagined trying on my own. I also received help from some great guys out there to get the rig where is it today. Like all of you my jeep has become part of my life.

Back in June I had the opportunity to take a cross-country trip to Colorado and Moab. What made the trip so unique was being able to drive my jeep from CT over 2,200 miles out there and wheel with a bunch of other forum members for 7 straight days! It was one of the greatest experiences a jeeper could have and I'm extremely happy with how the jeep performed. I hope to make it an annual trip to wheel with so many of the great guys on this forum and explore different parts of the US and the wheelin terrain it offers.

I still have a few things to do to the rig but I’m almost at the point where I can just wheel, repair and repeat. If you have any questions about my rig feel free to ask. Thanks for looking!

July: yellow_snocone

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-

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 .

August: krughzn


Name: Mike Krugh
Username: Krughzn
2005 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Auto
• Savvy Aluminum Gas Tank Skid
• Savvy Aluminum Full Corners
• Savvy Stainless Steel Wrecking Ball Tub Rails
• Savvy Aluminum Rockers with Chromoly Sliders
• Savvy Aluminum Front and Rear Bumpers
• Savvy LED Tail Lights Billet Housing
• Savvy Aluminum/Steel Under Armor –
• Savvy Aluminum 1" Motor Mount Lift – Integrated into Under Armor
• Savvy Aluminum 1.25" Body lift – CNC Milled
• Savvy Steering Box Aluminum skid
• Savvy Aluminum Bumper Guards
• Custom Hi-Steer by Blaine with hydro assist
• Custom mid arm 3 link front and 4 link rear
• Currie 4" HD Coil Springs
• Currie Rear Universal Antirock - CE-9902-18
• Currie Front Rock Jock III, Detroit, 5.38s
• Currie Rear Rock Jock III ARB 5.38s
• Vanco 17" Big Brake Kit with Master Cylinder
• Metalcloak Aluminum Oveline Fenders and Flares
• Currie 35 spline axle shafts
• Fox reservoir Shocks custom tuned by Wayne from Alltech
• Novak Transfer Case Cable Shifter
• Poly Performance Front/Rear Shock relocators
• Poly Performance LJ Roll Cage
• Alcoa Aluminum rims with OMF Rings
• Wrangler MTR/k 37" x 12.50" x 17" Tires
• Tom Woods Drive Shafts
• Derale Transmission Cooler with temperature gauge
• Warn M9000 with relocated solenoid pack
• 241 transfer case
• Viking Off Road Synthetic Winch line and Safety Thimble
• Rampage Soft Top

• I still have to install a 14” LED light bar in the front and two LED reverse lights.
I bought my first Jeep back in February of 2011. I found Jeep Forum shortly thereafter. The first person I met on the forum was a YJ fella named Joe Dillard. I had posted a question about a car hauler and he immediately PM’d me up and told me everything I needed to know about trailers.From there, Joe introduced me to Blaine and I had him build my Jeep. After building it up to where I figured I was just about done with the big stuff, I was told I should talk to Gerald about selling the Test Mule. Short story long, I bought it.
The Mule was set up almost perfectly. There were just a few things I wanted to change. I had Blaine swap in a 241 transfer case, replaced the Rancho shocks with Fox reservoirs and had them custom tuned by Wayne at Alltech.I had been talking to Blaine about his mid arm lift for quite a while and he knew it was on my list of upgrades I wanted done. Shortly after, I found a buyer for my Currie Hi9, ordered the Currie Rock Jock front and waited for Blaine to have the time, and Currie to finish building the axle.
I was lucky enough to not only have Blaine build my Jeep, but to have Joe Dillard help him. I couldn’t think of two other people I’d trust more than them. I went up there every weekend and whenever else I could. It really is amazing to watch Blaine work and see how his mind works. When they finished, I couldn’t be happier with everything they did. Blaine has taught me a lot in the two years I’ve known him and am really honored that he built my Jeep. I’ve only been able to wheel it once since I got it back, but there will be years of enjoyment to come from it.

See you on the trails.

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September: rckchucker

Name: Dave Brimley
Username: rckchucker

Suspension: 3" TeraFlex Pro LCG
*Dual Rate Swaybar
*96.5" Wheelbase
*Bilstein 5150 Piggy back shocks

Drivetrain: 5.3L Vortec with AX15 trans and Rubicon t-case

Front Tera CRD 60---Lots o' bling
*Reid Knuckles and King Pin Parts
*35 Spline Chromoly Yukon Inner and Outer Axle shafts
*Yukon Super Joints
*Yukon Zip Locker with 4.56s
*Yukon Hardcore Locking Hubs
*Full width

Rear Dana 60 U out of '99 Ford E350 Superduty---more bling
*Full Float
*35 Spline Yukon 4340 Chromo shafts
*Yukon Zip locker with 4.56s
*4.56 gears
*Factory Disc Brakes
*Full width
*CNC Cutting Brakes...Yep. You read that right. Cutting brakes with a 241 Tcase...

Other Stuff: *Rokmen Fenders
*Garage Built "Boatside" Rocksliders
*Garage built rear bumper/tire carrier
*Narrowed ProComp front bumper with home built hoop
*Genright stretch tank for the winter project
*Warn 9.5ti
*Factor 55 Prolink
*Shiny LED under lights for night wheelin'
*HID headlights (its nice to see while driving at night!)

Tires/Wheels: *37 x 12.50 Goodyear MT/R's
*H2 Wheels (Racelines on the way...)

Well, this has been a pretty killer year for me. Lots of wheelin' and minimal wrenchin! This setup has proven to be very reliable. The biggest problem I have had all year is cooking a 1310 u joint in my rear CV. Next year should prove to be very interesting. The Jeep works well as it sits, but I'm reaching for climbs that aren't possible and go faster than I safely can right now. I have been collecting parts and saving money all year for next iteration. I won't say much, other than 7" of uptravel, 10" of stretch and mostly street legal are in the recipe books for next year. Stay tuned. In the mean time, bear with me on these pictures. Unfortunately they aren't the best quality.

First comes to us from a little known localish to Salt Lake trail called Hanging Tree. This is the final obstacle. It is a nasty slick waterfall. I hit it in 3rd gear pinned. The pic is crappy because it is a screen shot of a cell phone vid. Pretty good action shot though! It's too bad you can't really tell my front tire is almost 4 feet off the ground!

This was the biggest pucker of the year. Notice the front passenger tire still has some to climb. That leaned me over further into the tree which was nice enough to save me from rolling...I vaguely remember getting a mouthful of salad from the smaller tree in my face as I cranked it all the way left and drove out of the rollover. A cage is in the works for next year as well...

As great as wheelin is, I can honestly say that it is my family and friends that go with me that really make it fun. This...dang, I can't remember the name of the arch...right after one of the 60 mph rally roads on Behind the Rocks in Moab (ole Bill may have been air borne a few times lol). Here's to a great past year and looking forward to another killer year in 2014!

October: Scottt

Name: Scott Wright
Username: Scottt

2005 Black LJ Rubi 4.0 with 4:1 t-case
Custom 9 inch rear axle with 5 13 gears, arb, and 35 spline Chromalloy axles
Front axle is a Dana 44 with heavy C’s, RCV axles, 5 13 gears and an arb,
Arb diff. covers
Rancho coilovers – 14” in the front and 12” in the back
Fox air bumpstops in the front
3 link front with hydro assist steering and a 4 link in the rear
Electric line lock in the rear
Aluminum radiator cooled by a flex a lite electric fan
New 37“ Goodyear MTR’s on Spyderlock beadlock wheels
12000 Mile Marker wench with a synthetic rope and cab controls
Corbeau Seats w/ harness
Cobra CB
Genright Gas tank and gear box skid
Rear Stinger full size tire carrier
Front and rear Metal Cloack fenders
Wilwood disc brakes
Sliders and an aluminum front bumper
Rock hard full cage
ORO front sway loc
Rear L.E.D. brake lights


November: g-rocc

Name: Gianni Vecchiarelli
Username: g-rocc
Mods (optional):
2006 LJ Rubicon
Rubicon Express Long arm kit with 4" Rock Krawler Springs
Currie Anti-Rock
Currie Currectlync and Savvy steering
PSC Hydro Assist Steering
RCV Front Axle Shafts
Superior Evo Rear Shafts
Superior 5.13 Gears
Riddler Diff Covers
Trail Worthy Fab Recentered beadlocks
37" BFG Baja T/A's
Air Raid CAI
Die Hard Platinum
Super Winch Talon w/ Synthetic Line
Rokmen Front Bumper w/ Steering box skid
Rokmen Rear Bumper
Rokmen Hi-Line Fenders
Rokmen Sliders w/ Tube
Rokmen Aluminum Full Corner Armor
Rokmen Aluminum Strykers
Rokmen Aluminum Tailgate
10 lbs. Powertank
100' of 1-3/4" DOM Tube waiting to become a roll cage

This is my second Jeep, the first being a 2001 TJ Sport that remained completely stock. After searching for about 6 months I came across this Jeep which is exactly what I was looking for, a White LJ Rubicon. I went from the dealership directly to 4 wheel parts and built a pretty standard 4 wheel parts rig with RE and SmittyBilt product. After getting into the sport things started to change quickly and so did the Jeep and I started building for performance and strength rather than aesthetics alone. The passion for Jeeping gave me an idea to use this passion for good. About two years ago I started a non-profit organization called Set Them Free which raises funds to rescue victims of human trafficking by holding an annual off road event in Colorado. This Jeep has not only become a huge part of my life but has lead to funding an entire rescue operation of children stuck in forced prostitution. As this Jeep leads me to paths less traveled it is also helping to lead a movement to end slavery.



Wheeler lake:

Carnage Canyon Waterfall at Set Them Free Off Road 2013:

December: Hendrix

John Hendrix
Dumpster Dive TJ
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sport TJ (114 inch WB)
4.0 L /AW4/231J/SYE/Novak cable shifter
JK D30, BTF diff cover, Synergy sleeves, and C gusset kit
JKD44 with spring under conversion and U bolt eliminators
37/12.50/17 Goodyear MTRK
JK Moab wheels painted gunmetal gray
• JJ control arms uppers and lowers
• Fox Front COs 2.0
• XJ rear Leafs and Fox 2.0 shocks
• Derale remote trans cooler with fan
• Currie Anti-rock
• PSC hydro assist, Extreme steering gear
• Custom built double sheer Ptiman arm
• ROKMEN Hi-Line fenders
• Hendrix Custom Hood
• ROKMEN rear cross member bumper
• ROKMEN tailgate
• CJ tailgate that I can swap out at anytime
• Mastercraft seats
• BTF cage kit with custom seat mounts and mastercraft harnesses
• ROKMEN Steering box Skid
• Custom Flat High Clearance Skid 3/8 T6061
• Ruffstuff Custom 1 Ton HD steering and track bar 1.5 inch thick wall D.O.M.
• ROKMEN Mercenary Rockers with Custom corners
• ROKMEN L-TJ front bumper
• Warn M8000 winch with synthetic cable
• Savvy LED taillights
• Pure Jeep stretch tank
• Custom cut carbon windshield and rear window

Here it is guys and gals. I spent the last 2 years building a vision of a Jeep from nothing more than a pile of scrap parts. I tried to stay close to the original vision as possible it was tough and easy at the same time. The budget restraints kept me from deviating from the plan to far. I tried to use used parts from other Jeep Forum members where I could. Thanks for all the great deal on used parts JF, you guys know who you are. This is my third Jeep build I believe I have 2 more left I want to build.
Started as a TJ tub, cut and moved the rear of the tub forward to close out the cab, built a custom hard top, built a custom bed and stretched the frame to fit it all on a 114 inch WB. I built this Jeep not as a Hardcore wheeler, but as a Daily Driver street queen with some mild wheeling.

Plans in the works: Finish the stereo system, install the heated seats, JW speaker headlights, Lots of LED lights, Ten factory axle shafts, 5:13 gears, ARB lockers, Build a Custom cage inside the cab and in the bed then just enjoy. NOT FOR SALE
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post #7 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 08:42 AM
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post #8 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 08:46 AM
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For the TJ of the Year, I have to vote for Hendrix due to the uniqueness of the build. Awesome job!

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post #9 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 08:56 AM
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Voted, good luck to all.

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post #10 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 09:01 AM
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Wow going to be tough!

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post #11 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 09:06 AM
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I decided to vote for Gst95dsm... I really really like a lot of the jeeps in the running for tjoty but having wheeled with Nate and seeing where hes taken that d35 I gotta give it to the man

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post #12 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 09:25 AM
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Gotta give it up to AngryTJ. Him deciding to run Helldorado with me in MOAB this year was a ballsy move. The other 3 of us running it had trailers waiting a couple miles away. He was over a 1500 miles from home, no trailer and on 35's. Good job man!
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Originally Posted by AngryTJ View Post
I decided to vote for Gst95dsm... I really really like a lot of the jeeps in the running for tjoty but having wheeled with Nate and seeing where hes taken that d35 I gotta give it to the man
Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Gotta give it up to AngryTJ. Him deciding to run Helldorado with me in MOAB this year was a ballsy move. The other 3 of us running it had trailers waiting a couple miles away. He was over a 1500 miles from home, no trailer and on 35's. Good job man!

You two get a room
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Originally Posted by gst95dsm View Post
Gotta give it up to AngryTJ. Him deciding to run Helldorado with me in MOAB this year was a ballsy move. The other 3 of us running it had trailers waiting a couple miles away. He was over a 1500 miles from home, no trailer and on 35's. Good job man!
I couldnt let you run helldorado with the big boys alone

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post #15 of 207 Old 12-15-2013, 09:54 AM
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Got my Vote in for the White lightning

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