Corby Phillips didn’t have a lot of time to put together a Jeep for the UA, but you couldn’t tell from the finished product. He worked with Chris Durham to build one of Durham’s signature low-slung, big-tire Jeeps. Actually an LJ (TJ Unlimited), a Durham hood and CJ grille were used to create a retro Golden Eagle tribute. Phillips wheeled the absolute dog snot out of this rig, despite it being on its inaugural run.
DRIVER: Corby Phillips CO-DRIVER: Fred Perry
HOW MANY UAS HAVE YOU BEEN ON?: 5 (Phillips), 17 (Perry) FAVORITE PART OF TRIP: Trails were great, and of course the people are what make it each year. ENGINE: 4.0L
TRANSMISSION: 42RLE TRANSFER CASE: Advance
Adapters Atlas II
Axles: Ultimate Dana 60 with 5.38 gears and Eaton ELocker (front and rear)
SPRINGS & SUCH: Durham Motorsports long-arm suspension with 21⁄2 -inch Skyjacker JL coil springs and M95 monotube shocks TIRES & WHEELS: 39x13.50R17 BFGoodrich Krawler KX on 17x9 Raceline Monster beadlock STEERING: PSC hydraulic assist and Durham Motorsports aluminum tie rod
WINCH: Warn 70th anniversary 8274 OTHER: Durham Motorsports hood, CJ grille, and Golden Eagle graphics; Softopper
WHAT BROKE?: Sent fan through
radiator. Had to trim engine skid to clear front driveline. Rolloverdamaged windshield frame. Windshield, grille, hood, driver’s door, and top.