Archive for Jeep Wrangler

jeep-jk-suspension-lift-stage-1ICON Vehicle Dynamics is proud to announce the 2007 to current Jeep Wrangler JK 4.5” suspension system line up. Hours of development on the computer, on the lift, on the shock dyno, in the desert, and on the trails and slick rock of Moab have resulted in what ICON believes to be the best suspension systems on the market for the Jeep JK. While the ability to flex and the delivery of a soft ride tend to be a focus with lift kits, ICON’s 4.5” Suspension System aims to strike a perfect balance between wheel travel, articulation, ground clearance, and precise on and off-road handling characteristics. With these goals met, ICON-equipped JK’s can take on rolling desert whoops at upwards of 50 miles per hour, crawl over obstacle-riddled trails, and drive back home in comfort all in the same day. Read More→

Rusty’s 5.5 JK Wrangler Long Travel Kit

Monday, December 27th, 2010

Rainbow City, AL, 12/27/10 – Rusty’s new JK long travel kit is the result of many hours at the computer, in the shop and extensive testing. We use our proven radius arm system in the front as well as the rear, something we had used only on local custom vehicles. Now, Rusty’s JK system can be installed in most any garage and it does require welding. We spent countless hours developing our new long travel mounting brackets using our keyed and tabbed bracket technology. In simple terms the .250 thick brackets are laser cut and CNC formed. Once formed on the press brake, the keyed and tabbed technology bracket simply go together like a puzzle, this mean precision fit without the use of jigs. Read More→

Tuffy: Don’t Let the Thieves Win!

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Ever wondered how to keep your precious valuables secure without permanently sacrificing your cargo carrying capacity? The Security Deck Enclosure from Tuffy Security Products is now available for all 1987-2006 Jeep Wrangler models. The heavyduty steel enclosure creates an ultra secure storage area inside your Jeep to help protect you from being a victim of one of the 2.5 million car break-ins reported every year by the FBI. Tuffy’s innovative design and mounting system allows for a quick, no-tools required removal for those times when the entire cargo area is needed and a weight bearing lid that incorporates a convenient storage tray allows heavy items to be stacked on top of the Enclosure.

For more information, contact:

Tuffy Security Products
25733 Road H
Cortez, CO 81321

Mopar Underground Jeep “Lower Forty”

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009


Mopar Underground’s Jeep “Lower Forty” takes the new Jeep Wrangler platform to a new extreme. The Jeep “Lower Forty” is equipped with massive 40-inch x 13.5-inch 0R20LT tires mounted on Mopar 20-inch forged aluminum wheels. The Mopar Underground crew added the aggressive wheels and tires to a stock, two-door Wrangler Rubicon without the use of a suspension lift. The team’s goal was to achieve added ground clearance without altering the vehicle’s center of gravity. To accomplish that feat, the team trimmed copious amounts of the body and fenders to provide the needed tire clearance. Once achieved, the team used a saw to chop out 3-inches of height from the windshield frame and increased the rake by 10 degrees.

Jeep Lower Forty

Custom front and rear fender flares were made 1-inch wider and 4-inches higher compared with a stock vehicle. A new one-piece-carbon-fiber hood with a Jeep CJ-like power dome and an all-new drop-down tailgate stamped with the “Jeep” logo were added to the vehicle to complete the exterior design.

On the interior, an all-new roll cage was neatly integrated into the body tub and tied directly into the frame rails. The spare tirewas relocated to the cargo floor and a custom cargo rack, supplied by Poly Performance, was installed. Once all body modifications were completed the exterior received a fresh coat of Red Eye No. 3 paint, a custom color developed by the MoparUnderground team specifically for this project.

Jeep Lower Forty

Custom touches can be seen throughout the interior of the vehicle, including a color-matched center console and instrumentpanel. The seats were re-covered with Mopar’s Katzkin leather package in a two-tone scheme. The carpet was removed and a durable truck-bed liner was sprayed inside to protect the floor. Rugged Mopar floor mats complete the theme.

Jeep Lower Forty

The Mopar Underground team turned to the Mopar catalog for the vehicle’s mechanical upgrades. The Jeep “Lower Forty” features an all-new 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 engine and a Getrag 238 six-speed manual transmission. Powertrain installations were handled by Burnsville Off-Road using an AEV installation kit.

Mopar supplied Dana 44 front axles and Dana 60 rear axles equipped with 5:38 gears and Dynatrac prepared ARB air lockers to handle the vehicle’s massive tires.

Jeep Lower Forty