Some of you have already seen bits and pieces of this whole project. It's time to start the write-up. I have to have this done by EJS, so the progress will start to speed up over the next couple months.
A low COG 2D JK with maximum flex potential, great highway manners, and awesome stability, on and off road. The goal is to keep it under 4" of lift with 41" tires, and full lock-to-lock steering. SEVERE cutting to the body and frame will be done.
will be providing the stretch kit. It is an upgrade to the popular 3-link X-Factor long arm system. This system re-locates the shocks, springs, and trackbar 8" back from the stock location. The control arms are obviously longer than the standard X-Factor arms.
The stretch will require a custom driveshaft, re-location of the fuel filler, some re-routing of the various lines, etc... The muffler will need to be moved, and there may be some trimming required to the crossmember in the frame. The body will require major cutting and modification.
RIVER RAIDER OFFROAD
will be providing the body panels for the comp-cut, as well as the new sliders that incorporate into the full corner protection.
ALSO in the works, are some comp-cut FRONT fenders that will bolt over the existing sheetmetal and accommodate the grill and fender chop mod. The new front fenders will have a high-cut, minimal flare. The idea is to allow maximum up-travel of the suspension, without being limited by standard fender flares. The bodywork is all constructed of 3/16" plate steel and strategically bent to fit the lines of the JK perfectly.
will be assisting me with the tube/plate work for the front stubby bumper/winch plate, etc...
will be shooting all the panels, tube, and the Spyderlock wheels.
formerly RedRock Fab is building the custom stubby rear bumper/tire carrier.
Co4Lo, AKA Jon Noll, Colorado Springs CO.
The majority of this build is taking place in my 2-stall garage, by me, myself, and I... and a few days in the Armorology shop.
Stay tuned for some good pictures of the progress... I hope you guys enjoy!