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2006 Ultimate Adventure Truck and Driver Profiles - AJ Griffin - 2000 Jeep Wrangler

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2006 on November 1, 2006
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Driver: AJ Griffin

Age:30

Occupation:Proprietress of She Rocks motor sports apparel

Where did you come from?:Payson, UT. However, I live in Denver

Did you tow it out or drive it?:Towed to Idaho Falls to start

How long have you been off-roading?:3 years

What got you into 4x4s?:My two younger brothers got me interested in the sport first, but after I met Clifton, I started driving and became addicted. Now I have my own Jeep and I'm wheelin' every trail I can!

Favorite part of the trip:Any trail day

Funniest thing you saw happen:Trent McGee road-rashing himself in the hotel parking lot adorned with a ladies shower cap, with Tom Boyd in chase

What was your least favorite part of the trip?:Getting home and spending two days chipping the layers of mud off the Jeep.

Hardtop, soft top, or no top:Hard half cab

Would you want to work for a 4x4 mag now that you've met us and seen what we do?:I thought we already worked for the magazines?

Would you kick out your co-driver if we had a supermodel to ride in your truck?:No way! My co-driver is a supermodel. Haven't you seen his Calvin Klein boxer billboards?

Would you do it again next year, or would it be asking too much of your battered body?:Definitely count me in for next year!

Favorite truck on the trip (besides your own):Nate Marsh in his hopped-up Waggy.

Co-Driver:Clifton Slay

Age:37

Occupation:Poison Spyder Customs official mascot and lavatory custodian


Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler TJ

Year:2000

Tires/Wheels:35-inch BFG Krawlers/KMC Assault , with internal bead lock

Steering:PSC box, pump and assist

Front suspension:Coiled four-link

Rear suspension:5-inch stretched, coiled four-link using Poison Spyder Trophy truss mount

Front drivetrain:Dana 44, 4:56 gears, Yukon gear alloy shafts

Rear drivetrain:KWT Dana 60 Full Floater, Detroit Locker/4.88:1/Yukon Gears/Dutchman 35-spline alloy axles

Driveshafts:Heavy wall front, CV rear

Tranny:Automatic

Transfer case(s)/ratio(s)/other mods:NP231 with JB Conversions short-shaft kit

Engine/Mods:Avenger supercharged 4.0L

Bumpers/rails/rollcage:Poison Spyder front and rear Stinger bumpers, Ricochet step rockers by Poison Spyder, Poison Spyder half cab cage with Baja rack tie-in

Winch:Ramsey 9500

What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:We broke a track bar support bracket.

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