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Scratch-Built Scrambler: Jeep CJ-8

Posted in Project Vehicles on December 1, 2010
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The closer we get to installing the final few products on the Scratch-Built Scrambler, the more we can feel the wind blowing over the bikini top and smell the tire rubber burning while we push the Jeep through our favorite rock garden.

We can't tell you exactly how many years we have been wrenching, welding, and cutting, but a child would have gone from birth to Little League in that time. A few shops have helped with the build and done a phenomenal job at helping piece this rig together, and we greatly appreciate the help.

We placed Currie's Antirock sway bar systems in both the front and rear of the Scrambler. The systems come in different sizes, lengths, and configurations, and for some vehicles they are direct factory replacements. The front sway bar we used for the Scrambler is 32 inches long and the rear 45 inches. We also used steel Antirock arms (20 inches in front, 18 in the rear) rather than aluminum arms just in case we had to make any bends on them for clearance.

We've jumped over a couple of hurdles in the build that have gotten us much closer to driving it out of the shop, namely the MagnaFlow exhaust system and Currie Enterprises' front and rear Antirock sway bar systems. We enlisted the help of the guys at Overkill Engineering again because the sway bars on the Jeep are a custom installation and Overkill does fabrication work. Both the sway bars and the exhaust system will give the Jeep the better on- and off-highway performance we'll really appreciate once it's out of the shop.

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MagnaFlow Performance Exhaust
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Currie Enterprises
Corona, CA 92880
Overkill Engineering
Nuevo, CA

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