2001 Jeep Wrangler Project Red Wheelbase StretchPosted in Project Vehicles on April 1, 2012
It’s Jp’s ’01 TJ Wrangler project vehicle that we call Red. We’ve owned it since it was brand new. Since then, it’s had a mess of different suspensions, wheels, and tires. We liked the way it drove on-road, but wanted it to do better off-road. Plus, it’s an 11-year-old Jeep built 11 years ago that’s been wheeled for 11 years. That’s a lot of 11s! Lots of the parts on it were dated, so we figured why not take a chunk out of the old bank account and rebuild the suspension to do everything it currently did, but better.
We weren’t after super hoo-yah geegaws, but we wanted it to be more stable everywhere, which meant adding more wheelbase and a lowering the center of gravity. We wanted it to look more like it did 10 years ago too, which meant ditching the faded light-grey flares. And we wanted to reuse as many of the existing parts as we could to keep costs down.
We needed a company that knows about building Jeeps with a low center of gravity and stretched wheelbases, so we turned to the experts at GenRight Off Road. When it comes to vast amounts of experience setting up low-slung Jeep suspensions that work and creating accompanying products that work great and look beautiful, GenRight is the first place we think of.