Premier Power Welder
Chris Durham is a crony but he has often represented sponsors in the past. This year he was on UA for Premier Power Welder. It is a completely natural fit since Durham is the first person to offer to help weld, grind, or reassemble anything that breaks on the Ultimate Adventure. When he wasn’t making sparks he was driving up anything and everything in his distinctive JK with a Gladiator front end conversion of his own design.
DRIVER: Chris Durham
HOW MANY UAS HAVE YOU BEEN ON?: 12
FAVORITE PART OF TRIP: Welding. Lots of welding.
ENGINE: 3.8L V-6 TRANSMISSION: 42RLE 4-speed automatic
TRANSFER CASE: NP241
FRONT AXLE: J8 Dana 44 with 5.38 gears and Detroit Locker
REAR AXLE: JK Dana 44 with Ten Factory 35-spline axleshafts, 5.38 gears, and spool
SPRINGS & SUCH: Skyjacker 31⁄2-inch Curt LeDuc long-arm suspension with LeDuc Series coilover conversion
TIRES & WHEELS: 37x12.50R17 Milestar Patagonia M/T on 17x8.5 Walker Evans beadlock
STEERING: Chris Durham Motorsports 7075 aluminum tie rod
WINCH: Warn Zeon 10-S
OTHER: Chris Durham Motorsports Gladiator conversion; 7-Slot Customs body armor; Barnes 4WD axle trusses; Premier Power Welder; Paint by Nick’s Customs WHAT
BROKE?: Front axleshaft and U-joint