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Overkill Engineering: 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2010 on November 1, 2010
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2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Sponsor: Overkill Engineering, official body armor
Driver: Gabe Gile
Co-driver: Travis Kirkman
On their first Ultimate Adventure, co-owner and president of Overkill Engineering, Gabe Gile, and co-driver Travis Kirkman got a late start due to technical difficulties, but they met up with the rest of us after a mad 3,000-mile dash across the country. The boys from Overkill made a great first impression on us with their four-wheeling skills, and because they had one of the few vehicles that sustained limited carnage and breakage.


  • Engine: 4.0L
  • Transmission: stock 4-speed automatic
  • Transfer Case: NP231 with 4.1 TeraLow
  • Front Axle: Dana 30 with Superior chrome-moly axleshafts, ARB Air Locker
  • Rear Axle: Ford 8.8, 31-spline Superior chrome-moly axleshafts, ARB Air Locker


  • Front: Overkill 3-link long-arm system
  • Rear: Overkill triangulated 4-link long-arm system
  • Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50R17 Goodyear MT/Rs on 17x9 Hutchinson beadlocks

Other Stuff
Winch & Bumpers: Warn Powerplant Dual Force HD winch, Overkill front bumpy bumper and rear base bumper
The Rest: Overkill custom high-steer system gas tank skid, Hi-hood Aggro fenders, Hi-hood Cowl Skinz, and Big Tire full-body skinz; Rubicon Express coil springs; Rancho 9000 shocks; Currie Enterprises Anti-Rock sway bars

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