Congratulations to the Spring 2012 Catalog Cover winners Rich and David Wheeler! Rich is a homicide detective, while his son David rides shotgun on every trail. The Jeep is a 2004 TJ Wrangler Rocky Mountain Edition, and Rich has performed the upgrades himself. Rich started off-roading 28 years ago behind the wheel of his first off-road vehicle, a 1995 Jeep Wrangler. The Wheelers’ favorite trail is Ocotillo Wells in Southern California.
Motivated to ride
David keeps Rich motivated to improve the Wrangler with new and upgraded parts, and when the installation is complete, David keeps Rich motivated to hit the trails.
The 2004 Wrangler’s specs are:
AtoZ Fab weld in cage
Warn 9.5cti winch on Smittybilt Classic bumper
Aussie front Dana 30 locker, 1.25-inch and BFG31X10.50 AT tires
PowerTrax No-Slip rear Dana 44 locker
4:11 gears and front lockers
Full skid plates
Smittybilt rocker guards, rear bumper, tube fenders and seats
KC HiLiTES auxiliary light system
3- to 4-inch suspension lift with adjustable control arms
Slip yoke eliminator and CV drive shaft
35” tires and 4:88-1 gears
Congratulations again to Rich and Dave! As catalog cover winners, the pair will receive a $500 4WD promo card to purchase more Jeep parts.
Keep posting for a chance to see your Jeep on a future 4WD catalog cover!