Surely you’ve heard of rock bouncers by now. They are all the rage in the Southeast and quickly spreading. Crazy tube machines with out-of-the-box styling, all wrapped around a big nasty loud engine and huge tires. Several other factors make up a rock bouncer, of course. Generally they have small fuel cells, pretty much zero storage, and, frankly, aren’t very comfortable to sit in and are nearly impossible to get in and out of. They are built to look cool, take abuse, and kill nasty hills.
This isn’t a rock bouncer. We know it may look like one. You might expect to see it bouncing off the rev limiter with total disregard—and we’re not saying it can’t do that—but this is actually a multipurpose trail rig.
Emery Built Customs is a one-man operation out of West Monroe, Louisiana. Stephen Emery is a passionate trail rider with a unique style and fabrication skill that stands out apart from the rest. His creations are visually the essence of what these rock bouncers were founded on years ago: show-quality finish work with polished aluminum or chrome, and flawless paint and powdercoating. Stephen’s personal buggy, BlaJKout, was built with one major feature that no other rock bouncer buggy has: a cooler mount! While it may look like it was designed to launch a nasty hill with a 3,500-stall and burn the tires off, it is actually built to ride trails in comfort and blast nasty hills.
Rolled tube, double B-pillar, and a cooler mount
This LS V-8 powered machine is able to take on full throttle hillclimbs or comfortably cruise the trails all day. It has a large fuel cell, tunes, and a modest exhaust system. Why settle when you can have it all?
2013 Emery Built Customs BlaJKout
Engine: GM LS6
Transmission: PTC Powerglide
Transfer case: Atlas 5:1
Front Axle: HP Dana 60
Rear Axle: GM 14-Bolt
Springs & Such: Fox 2.0 coilovers, 14-inch fronts and 16-inch rears
Tires & Wheels: 43-inch Interco TSL SX tires on 17-inch Trail Ready beadlocks
Steering: PSC full hydro with a single-ended ram
Other Stuff: Warn Zeon 10-S winch, Vision X Tantrum rock lights, Hella Black Magic headlights, custom Bluetooth stereo system, K2 cooler with custom mount system