Working inside sales at GenRight Off Road gives longtime off-roader Dave Watts an advantage over most of us. He has easy access to some of the best Jeep parts available plus colleagues and friends who 'wheel almost every day, giving Dave the opportunity to use his TJ often.
Dave wanted his '99 Jeep TJ Wrangler to perform as well as his co-workers' Jeeps do, so he raided the GenRight parts bin and went to work building one of the cleanest and most capable TJs we've seen in a long time. It's so clean that many are envious.
Check out the photos and see how Dave did it.
Vehicle: 1999 Jeep TJ Wrangler
Owner/Hometown: Dave Watts/Simi Valley, California
Engine: Jeep 4.0L I-6
Transmission: Aisin Warner AX-15 five-speed manual
Transfer case/low range ratio: NP231/2.72:1
Frontend: Currie RockJock 60
Rearend: Currie RockJock 60
Ring and Pinion: 5.38
Front Differential: Eaton Detroit Locker
Rear Differential: Eaton Detroit Locker
Suspension: GenRight three-link long-arm front/four-link long-arm rear/King coilovers
Tires: 40x13.50R17LT Goodyear MT/R with Kevlar
Wheels/Backspacing: 17x8.5 Raceline Monster BeadLock wheels/3.75 inches