Meet 4Wheel Drive Hardware customer Eli Witherspoon.
Eli began off-roading with his step dad in a ’76 CJ when he was a child. Now he owns a 2008 Jeep JK Rubicon Unlimited. Some of his favorite local trails in North Carolina include Brown Mountain and Uwharrie.
Here are some build specs for Eli’s JK:
• 6” Teraflex long-arm with 2.5″ coil spacers
• Rugged Ridge Headlight and Tail Light Guards
• Smittybilt D Rings
Read more about Eli’s JK below.
I am a long time jeep owner as I restored a 1948 Willys Pickup as a father-son project back in high school. So began my love for the round eyed buck toothed vehicle that we all love. A Ford Fiesta-Subaru Wagon-Ford Ranger-Chevy S10-BMW M3-Mazda CX7 and 27 years later, I finally decided it was time after Jeep came out with the Pentastar. After adding a K&N Filter, PowerAid Throttle Body Spacer and MagnaFlow Exhaust, The Punisher is over 300HP now and jumps at the chance to pass slower cars on the highway or take that hole shot at a stoplight.
I added a NV 241OR 4:1 case to my 98 TJ Sport. The Jeep has a 4.0 liter 6-cylinder, automatic transmission and 4.10:1 gears. This has really increased the Jeep’s ability to climb anything that we ask of it. We don’t do anything too outrageous as it is my daily driver but it will hang with my ’82 CJ which is also a daily driver.
The Jeep is a 1990 CHEROKEE, 4.0 ENG, 5spd man, purchased stock. I had it ready for the Rubicon in June of 2012.The following is a list of some of the things I’ve done: Rough Country 6″ suspension lift, Rugged Ridge SYE, custom drive shaft, Dana 411 gears, Dana Trac Loc Posi rear, Aussie locker front, upgraded axles, Rancho RS 5000 steering stabilizer, Bushwacker cut-out flares, custom front and rear bumper with tire and gas can carrier, custom rock sliders, Skyjacker braided stainless brake lines, 17″ Centerline wheels with Kelly TSR 285-70R17 tires.