Bryce Thompson has four-wheeling in his blood. His parents own Dixie 4 Wheel Drive in St. George, Utah, and Bryce is Dixie's sales and marketing specialist. This translates to Bryce “needing” to go into the backcountry almost daily (and, nightly) to show off Dixie's wares. He may have the perfect job.
Bryce's vehicle of choice is a 2004 Jeep TJ Wrangler Unlimited, popularly called an LJ. The LJ came from the factory with the reliable 4.0L inline-six, 42RLE four-speed automatic overdrive transmission, and air conditioning. By the time Bryce got his hands on it, it was well broken in, but not modified. He immediately went to work and continues to improve the LJ. For instance, the Dana 30 frontend you see here has been replaced with a JK Rubicon 44. As for the “red” in Red Hot, Milt, Jeremy, and Bryce got together after hours at Dixie 4 Wheel Drive and painted the Jeep themselves.
Everything Bryce has done to his LJ has made it better. He dominates the Sand Mountain OHV Area and the trails there. Wherever he points the Wrangler, it goes. People with much more money in their vehicles shake their heads when Bryce is able to easily do things they can't. Part of this is Bryce's driving, but much can be attributed to his Jeep. It's a red hot LJ. Check out the photos for details.
|Vehicle:||2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited|
|Owner/Hometown:||Bryce Thompson/St. George, Utah|
|Engine:||Jeep 4.0L inline-six|
|Transmission:||42RLE four-speed automatic overdrive|
|Transfer case/low-range ratio:||NP231 with Tera-Flex 2-Lo kit and SYE/2.72:1|
|Ring and Pinion:||Yukon 5.13:1|
|Rear Differential:||Detroit Locker|
|Suspension:||TeraFlex Pro LCG, Tera SpeedBumps, Fox shock absorbers|
|Tires:||LT37x12.50R17 BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain KM2|
|Wheels/Backspacing:||JK Rubicon/4.6-inch with Spidertrax spacers|