When you picture off-road 4X4 action, what vehicles come to mind? I’m sure many would think of the awesome desert trophy trucks that can take desert terrain and turn it to dust in the rear-view mirror. Another large group would probably think of the huge mud trucks that can traverse the bayou with tires as tall (if not taller) than the driver. But without a doubt, the overwhelming majority probably thought of man’s true off-road warrior; the Jeep Wrangler.
The Jeep Wrangler, including the overwhelmingly popular and newest model the Wrangler JK, is arguably the premier all-around off-road champ. The Jeep has seen and conquered more types of terrain than just about any other model vehicle currently available and traversing those harsh and unforgiving terrains requires the most reliable parts. Because as anyone can expect, having a vehicle down in the middle of nowhere is not exactly the best example of a fun outing. And even though the Jeep stock is no slouch, aftermarket manufacturers have really stepped up the game with products for this model. Just the sheer demands alone from drivers forces companies like ReadyLIFT® Suspension, a leading manufacturer of off-road suspension lift kits and components, to engineer the best parts possible; or risk leaving vehicles stranded for the buzzards.
Over in Laguna Hills California, Alex Carvallo, owner of American Overland Expedition (AOE) 4X4 is designing a monster of a Jeep Wrangler to grapple with just those types of unexpected perils when pavement is left behind. The build is in conjunction with Monster Energy which has become a rather involved partner with many off-road and extreme sports over the last few years. Along with the other manufacturers and sponsors of this Jeep build, ReadyLIFT® is placing the new Jeep Wrangler 4″ Max-Flex Lift Kit 49-6407. This off-road suspension lift is a completely bolt-on install and comes complete with:
- 3/16″ Plate Steel Rear Track Bar Bracket
- Original Currie Johnny Joints® with a tough zinc plated finish
- 4.0″ Front Lift – 3.0″ RearLIFT® – Progressive Wound Coil Springs
- 1-3/4″-5/16″ Heavy Duty DOM Tube Steel Control Arms
The Jeep will also feature ReadyLIFT’s Heavy-Duty Offroad front and rear track bars, making a complete kit capable of over 24″ of flex. With this off-road ready suspension, rocks, boulders and other obstacles are just little bumps in the road. When asked what he thought about the kit, Alex Carvallo said, “The build went really smooth. Very simple to install and use.” Carvallo went on to talk about how the suspension added a great look to the Jeep and how many events the Jeep would be traveling to.
The AOE Monster Jeep has a full year planned for 2014. With its first appearance it Moab for the Easter Jeep Safari and ending up in SEMA for the end of the year, you will be sure to see a lot of this amazing Jeep. The AOE Monster Jeep Wrangler will be covered in greater detail in an upcoming issue of DUB Magazine in the new LFTD&LVLD edition. Look for more on this jeep at: www.aoe4x4.com
To learn more about the ReadyLIFT® Max-Flex Off-Road Jeep Suspension Kit visit: www.readylift.com