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Chris Durham: 2002 Jeep Wrangler Pickup

Posted in Ultimate Adventure: 2011 on November 1, 2011
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Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

Driver: Chris Durham
Stomping Grounds: Pickens, SC
The 2011 Ultimate Adventure marks Chris Durham’s fifth UA and one of just many wheeling adventures that he’s participated in. With a long and successful history in competitive rockcrawling, Chris now spends most of his time at his Motorsports shop in Pickens, South Carolina. His ability to set up ring-and-pinions in a parking lot, rebuild practically anything, and spot great line choices makes him a huge asset to the UA. While he is notorious for piloting no-lift Wranglers and making them do seemingly impossible things, this year he crafted a Jeep of a different kind. Though still mostly TJ, the few Willys parts along with the handcrafted bed made this low-slung Jeep a truly unique rig that made some of the toughest obstacles appear easy.


  • Engine: 5.9L V-8
  • Transmission: 904
  • Transfer Case: 3.0 Atlas II
  • Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 60, Superior axleshafts, CTM U-joints, Detroit Locker, 5.38 gears
  • Rear axle: 14-bolt, shaved bottom, Superior axleshafts, Detroit Locker, 5.38 gears


  • Springs & Such: Custom multilink with Zone coil springs and shocks, Currie rear Antirock sway bar, Daystar bumpstops
  • Tires & Wheels: 42-inch Goodyear MTRs on 17x9 Walker Evans beadlocks
  • Steering: AGR hydraulic assist


  • 1-inch body lift; Warn RC 9,000-pound winch; rear line lock; Chris Durham Motorsports hood, front bumper, top, and bed; 110-inch wheelbase

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