This is a big one. The 2016 Jeep Wrangler model update has just been released in the Jeep July ordering guide. Click for more!
Here we have Jason’s 1994 Jeep Wrangler YJ. The Jeep came to us about 4-6″ higher and was previously used as a mud truck. It has ’79 Bronco axles in it, Dana 44 in the front, and the venerable Ford 9″ in the back. Though it was tedious getting most of the 50+lbs of mud out of the Jeep (I’m not exaggerating either!), the results are more than worth it. The bottom and interior tub were Raptor Lined for durability and rust prevention, and the jeep was treated to a fresh frame off restoration, along with refurbishment of nearly every system. The frame rails and interior components were painted and freshened, all bushings and bearings replaced, and the body pulled, welded, sanded, and refreshed. Basically the goal was to make a new (within reason) 94 Jeep on 37″ tires. We’re almost there.
Here is a video of one of our Blog of Speed projects. Jason’s 94 Jeep Wrangler is a great way to get into the world of suspension testing and understanding. It’s pretty cool to watch too. Stay tuned for an upcoming full story on the Jeep. For now, enjoy the video!
I just got back from Detroit, and the Auto Show was quite good as usual. My personal favorites were the Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, the Acura NSX Concept, and the Jeep Wrangler on 42.5″ tires. Read more to see the full gallery! – Read More –