RES­CUE WRAN­GLER

4 Wheel & Off Road - - READERS’ RIDES -

VE­HI­CLE: 2003 Jeep Wran­gler OWNER: Thorpe Facer, Crown Point, IN TIRES & WHEELS: 35x12.50R15 BFGoodrich

KM2, Mam­moth Type 88 SUS­PEN­SION:

4-inch lift kit DRIV­E­TRAIN: OE man­ual trans­mis­sion, T-case, Tom Woods rear drive­shaft with SYE, Dana 30 front axle, rear Ford 8.8 axle with chro­moly shafts, Artec truss, 4.10 gears, Spar­tan Locker PER­FOR­MANCE: Cus­tom CAI OTHER MODS: Currie steer­ing, Me­tal­cloak fend­ers, Smit­ty­bilt XRC Stinger front bumper, Bad­lands winch, LED lights, cus­tom rear bumper DOES IT WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: So far, but I am go­ing to regear to 4.88s ANY­THING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: Heav­ily mod­i­fied front Dana

44 or­dered, would even­tu­ally like to stretch the wheel­base and put 1-tons un­der it with big­ger tires FUN­NI­EST WHEEL­ING IN­CI­DENT: I was show­ing off for my wife and didn’t think to see what was be­hind the hill I was climb­ing. The an­swer to that was not much. To this day I’m still not sure why my Jeep didn’t roll down that hill. I ended up pre­car­i­ously bal­anced on one of my front tires and yelling for some­one to hook me up be­fore I went over. ANY­THING TO ADD?: In this pic­ture I had just fin­ished help­ing my buddy ex­tract his Jeep from the snow­bank that ate it

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