Dana

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Who is crazy enough to bring a brand-new Wran­gler JL on the Ultimate Ad­ven­ture? Dana is, but only af­ter in­stalling its own Ad­vanTEK axles un­der this Sa­hara model. Ran­dall Speir was back again this year. He brought his gear­head wife, Rachel, along to shoot pho­tos, serve as trail spot­ter, and en­sure that both he and the Jeep made it through the week in one piece. Speir more than earned the nick­name Whiskey Throt­tle last year pi­lot­ing the com­pany’s 525hp

LS3-pow­ered JK on UA 2017. Af­ter get­ting com­fort­able in the more mild­man­nered JL, he was up to his old throt­tle-down driv­ing style for UA

2018, prompt­ing some on­look­ers to as­sume there was way more un­der the hood than just a fac­tory 3.6L Pen­tas­tar.

DRIVER: Ran­dall Speir CO-DRIVER: Rachel SpeirHOW MANY UAS HAVE YOU BEENON?: 2 (Ran­dall), 1 (Rachel) FA­VORITE PART OF TRIP: Wheel­ing the North­east was a first for me, and I loved the very chal­leng­ing off-road parks. I al­ready want to go back! The his­tor­i­cal stops were great too. It’s awe­some to see the in­no­va­tion and in­ge­nu­ity of Amer­i­can cul­ture that brought us to where we are to­day.EN­GINE: 3.6L V-6 TRANS­MIS­SION: 850RE 8-speedau­to­maticTRANS­FER CASE: Magna MP241 FRONT AXLE: Ad­vanTEK Dana 44with 4.88 gears and elec­tric locker REAR AXLE: Ad­vanTEK Dana 44 with4.88 gears and elec­tric locker SPRINGS & SUCH: Sky­jacker 2-inchdual-rate sus­pen­sionTIRES & WHEELS: 37x12.50R17 BFGoodrich All-Ter­rain KO2 on17x8.5 Walker Evans bead­lock STEER­ING: Syn­ergy Man­u­fac­tur­ingdrag linkWINCH: Warn Zeon Plat­inum 12-S OTHER: Spicer Per­for­mance nodu­lar iron diff covers, front driv­e­line, and heavy-duty rear driv­e­line; ARB twin air com­pres­sor and freezer-fridge WHAT BROKE?: Fen­der clips,fog­light cover

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