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Starting December 7th, each business day we will open a new present and reveal what is inside. Once opened, click here to check our Facebook page for requirements to enter to win that prize! We’ll announce the winner the following day along with the next opened gift. Super simple, just check back here and Facebook every day!

 

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Rugged Ridge is continuing their discounts during their Cyber Week Sale!

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t continue to save! Receive 20% off select Rugged Ridge products until December 4th.

Prices are already marked down on the site, so no coupon code is needed.

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The New Jeep Wrangler – Preview!

Ahead of a possible reveal at the upcoming Detroit Auto Show in January, we’re excited to release our 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (JLU) and Pickup (JT) renderings which we believe provide an accurate preview of next generation (JL) Wrangler.

Our renderings represent a composite from months of insider source tips, leaks, research and spy photo revelations and analysis. They were modeled from our real life prototypes photos. The major highlights include:

  • Fixed roof structure with large removable roof panels and removable back windows (from insider sources and previewed in early concept proposal)
  • Multi-configuration roof as seen in early concept model: full-width panels removed, center piece removed, and all panels installed
  • Roof/top with angled rear pillar and angled windows (previewed in spy pics and early concept proposal)
  • More raked windshield
  • Longer hood (accommodates new 8 speed auto, will be made from aluminum, and may have already been leaked)
  • Hood bulge/vent – possibly to provide air for 4 cyl turbo and/or diesel (seen in spy photos and early concept proposal)
  • LED headlights (seen in spy photos and already introduced on current 2017 Wrangler)
  • Headlights slightly recessed into outer most grille slats (a la CJ Wrangler)
  • Front grille with “kink” leading to angled top portion (a la TJ Wrangler, seen in spy pics)
  • European style front bumper (longer and extends up to meet fender flares)
  • LED turn signal light strips, integrated into fender flares (seen in spy pics)
  • Foglights located more inwards of headlights
  • New Goodyear tires (switch from current BFGoodrich tires, seen in spy pics)
  • Retains exposed exterior door hinge mechanism and removable doors
  • Similar door cut-lines as current model
  • Tail lights featuring “X” design (seen in the leaked dealer meeting images)

Our JL Wrangler concept also reflects some speculated/rumored features, including:

  • Flip up/over rear window (based on patent drawings)
  • Vents behind front wheel flares (helps wheel well air flow while adding some design flair)

As we can see, the JL Wrangler design will be more evolutionary than revolutionary, which is no surprise given the continued strong sales of the current JK Wrangler model. The biggest changes will come in the form of the new fixed roof / removable panel structure and “under the skin” where the Wrangler will receive all new engine options (Pentastar V6, Hurricane Turbo 4, and a 3.0L Diesel) and a new 8 speed transmission.

Wrangler Pickup (JT) With Multiple Piece Removable Roof

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Wrangler Unlimited (JLU)

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Multi-Configuration Roof in Action

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Check out our teaser video from the Alaska JK Experience.

 

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Hellcat in the Grand Cherokee, Now the Ram, That means the Wrangler is next right??

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Ram just got serious about competing with the 2017 Ford Motor Company F-150 Raptor.

The truckmaker unveiled Thursday its Ram Rebel TRX concept, powered by a supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 that makes 575 horsepower. Yup, that 6.2-liter supercharged V-8.

This may be as close as we’ll get to a factory Hellcat Ram 1500, and goodness, is it loud. (Click the video to hear it scream.)

Head of Ram in the U.S. Jim Morrison told us that it’s a concept—for now—and that Ram would consider a future production version. Considering the Ram is entering the last couple years of its life cycle, we wouldn’t be wholly shocked to see something actually hit the streets, but for now, it’s only a “design study.”

(Eds note: The “concept” is a fully engineered example that can run, so yeah right.)

The monster engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic like the other Hellcats, and uses many off-the-shelf Ram parts to manage the massive tires and power. The front axle is the same as the Ram 1500’s front, and the rear suspension is the same link coil setup as the street truck—even down to the same hard points on the frame.

Of course, not everything is the same, including massive six-piston front and rear stoppers to arrest all that motion.

For now, Morrison says it goes 100 mph anywhere, and judging by the chunky 37-inch tires, 13 in of wheel travel, bypass shocks, and beefed up suspension, we’re totally buying it.

The Hellcat engine is pushed back further on the front shocks, engineers say, for better weight distribution and ass-hauling capability. What the truck.

Article from MotorAuthority.com

To see the full article with photos click here.

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Here’s a quick video we made just to show you how easy it is to remove a dent from your MCE Flexible Fenders. These are the only fenders on the market that you can do this with.

Order your set today! http://www.northridge4x4.com/brand/mce

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Engineered in Australia, the ARB Intensity LED light range has been specifically designed to meet the demanding requirements of 4WDers throughout the world. From producing white light that is the closest possible imitation of sunlight, to a virtually indestructible polycarbonate lens, these lights are the premium choice.

Unlike high intensity discharge (HID) lights, the LED range does not require time to warm up, and performs brilliantly on corrugated roads by producing a broad field of light that helps diffuse vibration.

Submersible to 3m, the ARB Intensity LED lights have been vibration tested to military specifications to ensure they can withstand extended periods of heavy corrugations and extreme conditions to keep the road ahead brightly lit.

Check out this video to for a quick look at the ARB Intensity Lights!

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MEET THE JEEPS OF JKX ALASKA – 2016

Nitto’s 2016 JK Experience Alaska presented by Discount Tire was incredible. While the last frontier made for a larger-than-life backdrop, the focus of the trip would be the Jeeps and people in them.

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The 14 Wranglers attending JKX Alaska would be filled with a mix of invited guest and sponsors. All of which were looking to test their JKs against some of the most unforgivable roads and trails on the planet. Here, we’re giving some background on each of the participants and how their Jeeps were built to handle this Experience.

Northridge 4×4

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Looking for a good place to get a great deal on aftermarket Jeep parts? Well, look no further thanNorthridge 4×4. The retail outlet is known for stellar prices on extremely in-demand components. They are also stocked with actual off-road enthusiasts who work there, like Eric Johnson. While Johnson is a full-time employee with Northridge, that isn’t a company Jeep he’s thrashing on the trails. No, it’s actually his personal JK! He, along with professional videographer David Page, are excellent examples of two people who love their jobs. We’re looking forward to seeing the footage from the Northridge 4×4 crew later this year.

Driver: Eric Johnson
Co-driver: David Page
Representing: Northridge 4×4
Stomping grounds: Gig Harbor, Washington
Model: 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: NVG241
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 44, ARB Air Locker, RCV Performance axleshafts, 4.88 gears
Rear axle: Dana 44, 35-spline ARB Air Locker, Nitro chromoly axleshafts, 4.88 gears
Suspension: AEV 4.5-in, JKS adjustable front track bar, EVO Mfg. Rock Star rear LCA skids, Hellwig HD sway bars, Bilstein shocks
Tires: 37×12.50 M/T
Wheels: 17×10 TrailReady beadlock
Armor: AEV bumpers, LOD sliders, EVO Mfg. skidplates
Misc: Poison Spyder Customs ‘cage, Synergy steering upgrade, KC Carbon POD HID lights, Warn Zeon winch, ARB cargo roller drawer system, ARB Fridge Freeze, AEV hood and snorkel, AEV 10-gal fuel caddy, Hi-Lift Jack, Fox ATS steering stabilizer, EBC brake pads, Hawk front brake rotors

Nitto Tire

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As the title sponsor of JK Experience, Nitto Tire not only believes in the durability of its Grapplerfamily line, but the enthusiasts who put the tires to use. For the JKX Alaska trip, Nitto team driver and two-time King of the Hammers champion Loren Healy brought out his Family Dragon for the trip. His JK is fit with many of the same components that allow his Ultra4 racer to survive routine abuse.

Driver: Loren Healy
Co-driver: Chris Corbett, Gene Mooneyham
Representing: Nitto Tire
Stomping grounds: Farmington, New Mexico
Model: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: Atlas II, 4.3:1 low range
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, Spidertrax 300M axleshafts, ARB Air Locker, 5.43 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 80, ARB Air Locker, 5.43 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm, PAC sway bars
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 KMC XD229 Machete Crawl beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. bumpers, sliders, Rock Skins, and tire carrier
Misc: sPOD, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, Rigid Industries headlights and lightbars, DynoMax exhaust, J.E. Reel driveshafts, Warn PowerPlant

KMC Wheels

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Spending serious time off-road can be hard on your Jeep’s wheels. Thankfully, KMC has developed a line of race-proven and battle-tested wheels for you to enjoy. KMC rep Russ Huff was piloting his personal JK on the trip, which had KMC’s all-new 17-inch Machete Crawl beadlocks. This cast-aluminum wheel is built with an assortment of off-road centric features. These include two valve stem locations, a thick beadlock ring with holes designed to let water and debris escape, and a 3.50 inches of backspacing.

Driver: Russ Huff
Co-driver: Brian Hogue
Representing: KMC Wheels
Stomping grounds: Fontana, California
Model: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: NVG241OR
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 80, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm, Currie Antirock rear
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 KMC XD229 Machete Crawl beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. sliders, front bumper, rear fascia, and tire carrier
Misc: Rock Hard 4×4 ‘cage, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, Truck-Lite LED headlights, Rigid aux. lighting, Warn 9.5cti winch, ARB Fridge Freezer

EVO Manufacturing

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JK Experience founder and EVO boss Mel Wade has spent some serious time in Alaska this year with his 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. After completing the Alcan 5000 earlier this year, he left his JK in Alaska so he could use it as a pre-run vehicle for JKX. To get the Jeep ready for the main event, he laced on a new set of Nitto’s 37×12.50R17 Ridge Grappler tires and KMC Machete Crawl beadlocks. The new treads and his EVO-built Jeep served him well throughout the week. His take on the new tires? By the end of the week, he stated he was extremely impressed both on-road and off. Noting that they were especially quiet and smooth on the rough Alaskan roads.

Driver: Mel Wade
Co-driver: Lisa Wade, Rick Péwé
Representing: EVO Mfg.
Stomping grounds: Long Beach, California
Model: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (10th Anniversary edition)
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: NVG241
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 44, RCV axleshafts, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dana 44, stock E-Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. bolt-on coilovers
Tires: 37×12.50R17 Nitto Ridge Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 KMC XD229 Machete Crawl beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. sliders, skidplates, and bumpers
Misc: Warn winch, Truck-Lite LED headlights, Rigid fog lights, MCE Fenders, custom aux. fuel tank, MasterCraft Safety seats, ARB cargo roller drawer system, ARB Fridge Freeze

Dynatrac

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For over 25 years, Dynatrac has built some of the toughest axles on the planet. With the company created out of a need for a more durable axle to survive larger tires and extreme off-road conditions, the premier axle company continues to evolve its brand and product line. For JKX Alaska, company founder Jim McGean took the wheel of Dynatrac’s 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Always looking to improve upon the legendary axle strength, Dynatrac equipped its JK with the all-new ProRock XD60 axles, which are the company’s lightest and strongest 60 offering to date. These ultra-high clearance bolt-in JK axle assemblies host the latest breakthroughs in axle-building technology. Some of the new XD features include 10.1-inch ring gears, larger carrier and pinion bearings (over a standard Dana 60), and industry exclusive 3.75-inch axletubes.

Driver: Jim McGean
Co-driver: Hal Grace, Lance Riddle
Representing: Dynatrac
Stomping grounds: Huntington Beach, California
Model: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: NVG241
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock XD60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock XD60, Auburn Gear Electric Ected MAX, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Enforcer kit
Tires: 39×13.50R17 M/T
Wheels: 17-inch TrailReady beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. front bumper, skidplates, and tire carrier, Mopar rock rails
Misc: Mopar high-clearance fenders, Warn PowerPlant, Truck-Lite LED head- and taillights, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, J.E. Reel driveshafts

Revolution Gear & Axle

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You know you’re going to have a fun week when the driver of Revolution Gear’s JK shows up in a bear costume. Always up for a smile and a laugh, the crew from Revolution Gear & Axle made the most of their week in Alaska. Specializing in differential gears and chromoly axleshaft upgrades for a number of Jeeps and trucks, Revolution is becoming one of the go-to sources for aftermarket differential parts.

Driver: Michael Nadel
Co-driver: Richard Kolber
Representing: Revolution Gear & Axle
Stomping grounds: Toms River, New Jersey
Model: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L w/Edelbrock supercharger
Transmission: Six-spd manual
Transfer case: Atlas II, 5.0:1 low range
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 80, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: Clayton 4.5-in long-arm, ORO SwayLoc front sway bar, Currie Antirock rear, JRI shocks
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×10 B.A.D. Eklipse
Armor: Rock-Slide Engineering front bumper, GenRight rear bumper, LOD sliders, Clayton skidplates
Misc: Poison Spyder Customs ‘cage, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, J.E. Reel driveshafts, Mac’s tool storage, ARB recovery gear

ARB

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What if we told you that you had two weeks to buy a new Jeep, build it, and drive it to Alaska for a weeklong ‘wheeling trip? Sound crazy? Well, it’s just what ARB did. With the right parts in stock and a little luck on their side, the team at ARB’s Washington branch pulled it off. While ARB is well known for its nearly indestructible selectable Air Lockers, the company also offers bumpers, auxiliary lighting, and even storage solutions for Jeeps and many fullsize trucks. The company equipped its 2016 JK with the all-new 4-inch Old Man Emu lift with internal bypass shocks, which they were able to fine-tune for each of the many on- and off-road conditions Alaska threw at it.

Driver: Scott Frary
Co-driver: Steven Bisig
Representing: ARB
Stomping grounds: Auburn, Washington
Model: 2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: NVG241
Front axle: Dana Ultimate 60, ARB Air Locker, 4.88 gears
Rear axle: Dana Ultimate 60, ARB Air Locker, 4.88 gears
Suspension: Old Man Emu 4-in, OME BP-51 internal-bypass shocks
Tires: 37×12.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17-in TrailReady HD beadlock
Armor: ARB bumpers and sliders
Misc: ARB AR21 Intensity LED lights, Warn Zeon winch, MCE fenders, ARB Fridge Freeze, ARB twin air compressor, AEV ProCal, Rhino-Rack, Hi-Lift Jack, ARB recovery gear, Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts

Tactical Off-Road

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Every JKX at least one rig gets the highly coveted hard-luck award. This year, it went to Tactical Off-Road owner’s C.J. and Tawnie Breaux. While some of their Jeeps issues required creative fixes, at the end of the day, the two were able to complete the entire Experience from start to finish. Through it all, the Houston, Texas, husband and wife team kept a great attitude and enjoyed the trip. You can see more photos of their Jeep in action from the Texas Jeep Xperience held earlier this year.

Driver: C.J. Breaux
Co-driver: Tawnie Breaux
Representing: Tactical Off-Road
Stomping grounds: Houston, Texas
Model: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L w/Magnuson supercharger
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: NVG241OR
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 80, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm, Currie Antirock
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 ATX Slab beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. bumpers, tire carrier, and sliders
Misc: 1-in body lift, Poison Spyder Customs ‘cage, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, J.W. Speaker headlights, Rigid lightbar and aux. lights, Corbeau Baja seats, sPOD, Lowrance GPS, ARB Fridge Freeze, Warn Zeon winch, Rack Works roof rack

Jeepin’, Eh?

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Chris Larsen is another veteran of the JK Experience and someone who’s spent plenty of time behind the wheel of his well-built JK. As the only Canadian in the group, he gifted the group with the occasional “eh” on the radio. Despite having the power-challenged 3.8L V-6, Larsen kept pace with the group all week.

Driver: Chris Larsen
Co-driver: Carl Pinamonti
Representing: Invited guest
Stomping grounds: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Model: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon
Engine: 3.8L
Transmission: 42RLE
Transfer case: NVG241OR
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, RCV Performance axleshafts, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 ATX Slab beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. front bumper and tire carrier, LOD sliders
Misc: Rock Hard 4×4 ‘cage, Truck-Lite LED headlights, Rigid aux. lights, MasterCraft Safety seats, Warn winch, Rampage soft top, Tuff security deck, ARB Fridge Freeze, J.E. Reel driveshafts

Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ

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If you follow EVO founder Mel Wade on any of his social media accounts, you’ll know how much of a fan of BBQ he is (specifically beef ribs if any of you want to butter him up). With this being the case, it was only a matter of time before he found a BBQ joint that had an owner as enthusiastic about Jeeps as he was about ribs. Thus, we present to you JK Experience’s first BBQ sponsor, Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ. Some of you may recall, JKX actually stopped by one of Smokin’ Dave’s locations on last year’s West Coast JKX.

Driver: David Oehlman
Co-driver: Ben Cartwright
Representing: Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ
Stomping grounds: Lyons, Colorado
Model: 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 5.7L Hemi V-8
Transmission: NSG370
Transfer case: Atlas II, 4:1 low range
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, RCV Performance axleshafts, 5.13 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm, Currie Antirock sway bars
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Mud Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 ATX Slab beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. front bumper, tire carrier, and sliders, TnT Guardian rear bumper
Misc: Poison Spyder Customs ‘cage, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist steering, Rigid lights, Warn Zeon winch, Mac tool chest, ARB air compressor, AEV snorkel

Help Find This Jeep!

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Oregon friends David Retzloff and Bobby Van Horn had the time of their lives in Alaska. With practically no problems out of his Jeep over the week, Retzloff couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Unfortunately, just a day into his drive home, his JK, along with his Ford Super Duty tow rig and trailer were stolen outside of Cache Creek, Canada. As of writing this, they have found his Super Duty, but the Jeep and trailer are still MIA. Hopefully, his JK will turn up soon.

Driver: David Retzloff
Co-driver: Bobby Van Horn
Representing: Invited guest
Stomping grounds: Hillsboro, Oregon
Model: 2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.8L
Transmission: Six-spd manual
Transfer case: Atlas II, 5:1 low range
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 80, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. bolt-on coilovers, EVO-Lever rear, Currie Antirock
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 ATX Slab beadlock
Armor: Olympic 4×4 front bumper, EVO Mfg. sliders and tire carrier
Misc: Daystar 1-in body lift, Rock Hard 4×4 ‘cage, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, Truck-Lite LED headlights, Warn Zeon 10-s winch, Rugged Ridge snorkel, ARB Fridge Freeze

The Great 8

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There’s something about the look of a JK-8 conversion that we just can’t get enough of. While technically, not a factory two door, Wayne Judkins was the only conversion pickup on our trip. The unique styling and bulletproof running gear proved to be a solid combination all week long. His rig only makes us wish the long rumored Wrangler pickup would hurry up and become a reality.

Driver: Wayne Judkins
Co-driver: John E. Kobert
Representing: Invited guest
Stomping grounds: Eldridge, Iowa
Model: 2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.8L
Transmission: Six-spd manual
Transfer case: RubiCrawler w/Atlas, 4.3:1 low range
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac ProRock 80, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm, Currie Antirock
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Mud Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 ATX Slab beadlock
Armor: Poison Spyder Customs front bumper, EVO Mfg. Rock Skins and sliders
Misc: Mopar JK-8 conversion, Warn winch, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, Rock Hard 4×4 ‘cage, Corbeau seats, Warn winch

The Experienced Jeeper

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As the only person to have attended every JK Experience to date, Randy Byers is no stranger to adventure. For those that follow the JKX series, you’re probably used to seeing the Euless, Texas, native behind the wheel of his silver Hemi-powered JK. While he still has that rig, he opted to bring out his slightly tamer JK for this high-mileage trip. As is always the case, Byers gets it done behind the wheel like a pro.

Driver: Randy Byers
Co-driver: Terry Byers
Representing: The legacy of JKX!
Stomping grounds: Euless, Texas
Model: 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Engine: 3.6L
Transmission: WA580
Transfer case: Atlas II, 4.3:1 low range
Front axle: Dynatrac ProRock 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Rear axle: Dynatrac Trail Series 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.38 gears
Suspension: EVO Mfg. Double Throwdown, EVO Lever rear, EVO high-clearance long arm, Currie Antirock rear
Tires: 40×13.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler
Wheels: 17×9 ATX Slab beadlock
Armor: EVO Mfg. front bumper, sliders, and tire carrier
Misc: Poison Spyder Customs ‘cage, PSC Motorsports hydro-assist, Rigid aux. lights, Warn winch, ARB cargo roller drawer system, 18-gal aux fuel tank

The Roadster

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Chris Durham has been in the off-road industry for decades. While his professional rockcrawling days are behind him, he still remains active in the off-road community. The South Carolina native drove his Jeep to Alaska and is driving it back. You read that correctly. He’s a madman for sure. It’s hard to call Durham’s rig a JK. In fact, Durham calls it the Roadster. It sits on a modified Jeep Wrangler TJ chassis and just about every inch of what was once a stock two-door JK body has been modified in one way or another. Its super low, incredibly stable, and a blast to watch on the trail with the talented ‘wheelman in the seat. Since Durham was technically on the trip to lend a helping hand as part of the EVO support crew, we’ll give his JK-ish rig a pass.

Driver: Chris Durhan
Co-driver: Kelly Carter
Representing: EVO crew
Stomping grounds: Pickens, South Carolina
Model: 2010 Jeep Wrangler
Engine: 5.9L Mopar V-8
Transmission: 904
Transfer case: Atlas II, 3.0:1 low range
Front axle: High-pinion Dana 60, Dynatrac hubs, Detroit Locker, CTM U-joints, TEN chromoly axleshafts, 4.56 gears
Rear axle: GM 14-bolt, shaved, Detroit Locker, 4.56 gears
Suspension: Custom 3-link front w/track bar, 4-link rear, stock TJ coil springs w/ACOS adjustable mounts and bumpstops, Currie Antirock rear, Zone Off-Road shocks
Tires: 38×13.50R17 M/T
Wheels: 17×9 Walk Evans beadlock
Armor: Modified EVO Mfg. skins, Savvy front bumper, Chris Durham Motorsports rear bumper
Misc: Custom ‘cage, chopped doors, windshield, and custom soft top, Warn Zeon winch, Premier Power onboard welder, custom fuel tank and dash, MasterCraft Safety seats, Tom Woods Custom Drive Shafts

JK EXPERIENCE ALASKA MEGA GALLERY

Logging just under 2,000 miles, the 2016 Nitto JK Experience Alaska presented by Discount Tire covered the most ground in the history of JKX. Luckily, we were there to document all of it. While there’s still more detailed JK Experience articles to come, we decided to put together a gallery of some of our favorite snapshots of the trip.

This is the original article from http://www.drivingline.com/articles/2016-nitto-jk-experience-alaska/

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