aTX's TRU WW build - 4 linked full hydro 42" stickies
After the past 10 years of being a bone stock DD, I decided to get back into wheeling and spend the last year turning this mall crawler into a fairly capable rock crawler. It has 140k on the clock and put in its time. Now it is still registered for the street, but sees 95% trail duty and is hauled out on a trailer whenever we go wheeling. Over the past year, it has been all over Colorado, Moab and Texas.
It's gone through several iterations in my garage with nothing but hand tools, so be kind when commenting on the fab work. I am not in the business and only have time to work on it over the weekend and evenings. It started as stock to short arm with 12" King coilover's and 37's, to Dynatrac Elite axles and 40's and most recently to 42's while maintaining the same 3.5" lift.
As of last week it had the interior gutted out minus the dash, a Genright cage, PRP Podium seats, rear seat delete, tailgate delete, ABS delete, ESP delete, airbag delete, front bumper delete, front sway bar delete, fab'd double adjustable short arms, Dynatrac D80 rear (73.5" WMS), Dynatrac XD60 1550 front with ARB lockers (72.5" WMS), PSC cylinder assist, ATX wheels and 42" Maxxis Trepador comp stickies. It sits with a frame height of 21.5" and about 3.5" of lift.
Now that the season is over (for me at least), I decided to put it under under the knife for the next round of modification and document the build here on JKO. I am interested in meeting some good people, document my build and share what I learned along the way. This is not a DD, so I am not interested in debating road safety electronics deletion and my decisions thereabout. It is only used on the street to travel from trail to trail in Moab, used on BLM roads or FS roads without an OHV sticker and to drive around my neighborhood if I feel like visiting a neighbor. It stays registered and insured for that reason alone, but having said that it drove perfectly straight with one finger on the wheel at 85mph on the highway before going to the 42's.
This next phase will include; a flat belly, 4-link front and rear, fully hydraulic steering, cab mounted fuel cell, manual brakes, rear bulkhead mounted electronics, AC delete and maybe a rear mounted radiator.
4-Linked front and rear | Full Hydro | 42" Treps | Genright Dash