AJ Griffin - 2000 Jeep Wrangler
Driver: AJ Griffin
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.
Occupation:Poison Spyder Customs official mascot and lavatory custodian
Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler TJ
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
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
What (on your truck) gave you problems during the trip?:We broke a track bar support bracket.