2007 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited - The GeneralPosted in Features on September 1, 2010 Comment (0)
In his job as field support and training for Teraflex, Dennis Wood has access to some of the best parts available to build Jeeps. As he needed to own a Jeep as a field support and test vehicle, Dennis purchased a green 2007 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicon and turned it into the "General."
The General lost its 3.8L V-6 in favor of a 5.7L Hemi that was massaged with an SRT-8 6.1L cam, injectors, and programming. A Chrysler 545RFE automatic truck transmission was also used. The OE Rubicon NVG241OR Rock-Trac transfer case was retained and a Teraflex 241OR 2Low kit was installed so the Jeep can be driven in two-wheel drive low range.
Tera JK CRD 60R front and rear ends have 5.38 gears. The front sports an ARB Air Locker and the rear has an Eaton Electric Locker. For command presence, the General needed Teraflex's best JK suspension, the 6-inch Elite LCG long arm with Teraflex's innovative new SpeedBumps. Dennis first used Teraflex's Fox monotube shocks. They worked great and were what was on the JK when we did the photo shoot. He's since changed to the new Teraflex Elka reservoir shocks, as he needed to test them before Teraflex could offer them as an option. He reports the Elka shocks work very well.
HQ always has a security detachment to guard the brass, so a Teraflex Rock Guard Epic front bumper, Rock Slider aluminum rocker guards, and JK Outback rear bumper/tire carrier were enlisted to guard the General from harm. A Warn 9.5ti winch rides neatly between the frame rails in the front bumper.
The 6 inches of lift supplied by the Teraflex Elite LCG suspension allows Dennis to run 40x13.50R17LT Wrangler MTR with Kevlar tires mounted on 17x10 Allied Raceline Monster Beadlock wheels. Yes, we know Raceline says these wheels are 17x9 but they're really 17x10.
Dennis has built a JK Unlimited he can be proud of. It works well and shows off how the products that Teraflex sells work on the pavement or in the backcountry. The General is in command on any trail.
Vehicle: 2007 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited
Owner: Dennis Wood
Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Engine: 5.7L Hemi V-8 with SRT-8 6.1L V-8 cam, injectors, and programming
Transmission: 545RFE Automatic
Transfer Case: NVG241OR Rock-Trac
Low Range Ratio: 4:1
Front End: Tera CRD 60
Rear End: Tera CRD 60
Ring and Pinion: 5.38:1
Front Differential: ARB Air Locker
Rear Differential: Eaton E-Locker
Suspension: Teraflex 6-inch Elite LCG
Tires: 40x13.50R17LT Goodyear MTR with Kevlar
Wheels: 17x10 Allied Raceline Monster Beadlocks