Black and Gold 2017 JK Sport on 1 Tons
40" tires, Method Beadlocks
Was $94,000 was $84,000, NOW $79,000 takes it home!
This Jeep started as a 2017 Wrangler Unlimited Sport model. We knew we were going to set it up with one ton axles, so there was no need to start from a Rubicon model.
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Here are some of the changes that make it even more capable that a stock Rubicon model:
First, the stock transfer case was removed. A brand new Rubicon model transfer case with a 4:1 gear ratio was installed. This gives the Jeep a very low crawl ratio when you are in low range. It also keeps all stock shifters and transfer case mounting points. At the same time, the computer was re-programmed to make up for the lower gear ratio in low range with an AEV pro-cal module.
The axles are Dana Spicer Ultimate 60’s front and rear. The front axle is a high pinion Dana 60, and the rear axle is a Low pinion full floating Dana 60. These axles came directly from Dana Spicer. The ultimate 60’s have much larger brakes than most other aftermarket 1 ton axles. They also have front axle shafts with 1550 u-joints and the lug pattern is 8 on 6.5, just like most full size Chevy and Dodge trucks. These axles have heavy duty differential covers, a 5.38 gear ratio, and Electric lockers. The Front axle also has a heavy duty WFO Concepts tie-rod. To finish off the axle install, a larger brake booster and master cylinder was installed to ensure the best braking possible, along with 1350 CV front and rear driveshafts.
To compliment the axles, a Synergy 4.5” long-arm suspension kit was professionally installed on the Jeep. All existing brackets were cleanly cut off and removed. The kit comes with all new heavy duty links and progressive rate coils.
For the ultimate ride quality, Fox 2.0, remote reservoir, Compression dampening, adjustable shocks were added to the long arm kit. With the adjustability, the Jeep can be tuned with a quick turn of a knob to give you the performance and ride quality you are looking for.
In order to make Jeep stand out, Beadlock wheels and 40” tires were a must. It has 40”x13.50x17” Nitto Trail Grappler tires on 17” Method true beadlock wheels.
Of course, it’s not always easy to steer 40” tires on the trail. A full PSC hydro assist steering kit was added under the hood, and on the axle. This kit replaces the power steering pump with an aftermarket high volume pump, remote reservoir and cooler. It also replaces the standard steering stabilizer with a hydraulic assist ram that is mounted down on the Dana 60 front axle.
In order to allow the 40” tires to clear the body with only a 4.5” lift, Poison Spyder aluminum front and rear tube fenders were powder coated black and installed. Both the front and rear fenders were custom trimmed and fitted, in order to allow the 40” tires to clear at full flex. PSC’s new big shaft, big bore steering box was also installed with the hydro assist kit. There is NO Chance of breaking the shaft in this steering box!
For the front bumper, a stubby Poison Spyder front bumper was powder coated black and installed. This shorty front bumper allows room for the 40” tires to turn all the way without rubbing. The bumper holds the factory fog lights, and houses a Warn VR-10,000lb winch.
The rear bumper is the Rock Brawler II bumper with swing out tire rack from Poison Spyder. The license plate has been moved to the center of the 40” spare tire, along with a 3rd brake light. The bumper has two LED reverse lights that are wired into the factory reverse switch. The bumper also has a tow package with the flat 4 wiring hookup.
The front and rear bumpers are also complimented by a set of black powder coated Steel Poison Spyder rock sliders. These serve as steps, as well as heavy duty body protection.
When it comes to LED lights, this Jeep was kept simple and clean. A 10” rigid LED light bar is mounted just about the winch on the front bumper. There are also two Rigid dually series pod lights mounted on the windshield A-pillar.
To finish off the accessories on this Jeep, an ARB dual air compressor was installed under the front seat. Air lines have been plumbed to the front and rear of the vehicle for quick easy use. The ARB compressor has plenty of air for operating small air tools, and pumping up the 40” tires when needed.
Lastly, in order to keep the interior clean, all switches were routed through an SPOD switch panel. The switch panel is mounted above the mirror, but all relays and wires remain under the hood. It has 8 switches. Five of these switches are currently being used, leaving three for future additions. Two are for the lockers, one is for the air compressor, and two are for the LED lights.
Financing available though Starwood Motors.
For more information call the shop at 530-268-9494 during normal business hours. After hours and weekends call or text 530-308-2485.