2001 Jeep Wrangler Project Red Wheelbase StretchPosted in Project Vehicles on April 1, 2012 0) (
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.