When lives are at stake and you need a vehicle to work every time, it pays to have one that's built using the best parts. Masonry contractor Boyd Barney is very active in the Washington County, Utah, Search and Rescue team, both in ground search where his '94 YJ Wrangler serves well, and as High Angle Captain where the Jeep doesn't do much during cliff repels.
Boyd put together his Wrangler knowing that it would be working in a number of environments, including pavement, sand, mud, rocks, snow, and ice. He enlisted the help of Stewart at Drivetrain Unlimited in St. George, Utah, to help him build a tough YJ that does exactly that. We've had a chance to drive the Jeep and can report that if you get lost in Washington County, Utah, it's good to know that the county S&R team, including Boyd and his Search and Rescue YJ, are on the job to save your life.
Vehicle: '94 YJ Wrangler
Owner/Hometown: Boyd Barney, Hurricane, UT
Engine: 383 Chevrolet V8
Induction: Street & Performance TPI
Transmission: GM Turbo 350 automatic
Transfer Case/Low-range Ratio: Atlas/4.3:1
Frontend: Dana 44
Rearend: Tera CRD60
Front Differential: Detroit Locker
Suspension: Rubicon Express leaf springs/Bilstein shocks
Tires: 37x12.50R17LT Interco TrXus MT
Wheels: Mickey Thompson Classic II with TrailReady beadlocks
Estimated Value: $30,000