2010 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited - Out Of The Box, Straight To The TrailPosted in Features on March 1, 2011
There's nothing like the trail when it comes to testing and proving your products. This is true whether you make radiators, seats, shocks, or bumpers. In the case of the four-door JK on these pages, the products being tested, as well as shown off, are wheels.
"We wanted a vehicle that we could take to events, as well as take on the trail," American Racing's Chris Anderson told us. "The four-door JK was the way to go, because it works well and can hold four people."
American Racing purchased the 2010 JK especially to participate in Off Road Evolution's JK Experience trail run. The Jeep was driven off the dealer lot straight onto the trail, with a pit stop at Off Road Evolution.
Armored with a collection of some of the industry's best off-road hardware, the ATX JK handled everything that the extended trail run threw at it. Our lenses caught the Jeep right after the event. Even after a trip to the car wash, bits of residual mud in the JK's nether regions attested that the trails hadn't been easy.
Vehicle: 2010 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited
Owner: American Racing ATX Wheels
Engine: Stock 3.8L V-6
Induction: Stock EFI
Transmission: 42RLE automatic
Transfer Case: NV241
Low Range Ratio: 2.72:1
Front End: Dynatrac ProRock 44
Rear End: Dynatrac ProRock 44
Ring And Pinion: 5.13
Front Differential: ARB Air Locker
Rear Differential: ARB Air Locker
Suspension: Off Road Evolution Double ThrowDown front and rear. Rear suspension also uses the Evo-Lever shock mounting system. King coilovers and bypass shocks at every corner.
Tires: 40x13.50R17 Nitto Mud Grappler
Wheels: American Racing 17x9 ATX AX756 beadlocks
Backspacing: 3.5 inches