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Corey Osborne: 2002 Jeep Wrangler

Wrangler Front Three Quarter
Ali Mansour
| Brand Manager, 4WD & Sport Utility
Posted November 1, 2011
Photographers: 4 Wheel & Off-Road Staff

The Ultimate Rigs of UA 2011

Driver: Corey Osborne
Co-Driver: Terry Hawkins
Stomping Grounds: Montrose, CO
Corey Osborne and co-driver Terry Hawkins are two guys who really get it. With years of wheeling experience between them and a long build history with the ’02 Jeep Wrangler TJ, both men were well prepared for the week of hardcore adventure. While the Colorado guys’ wheeling backgrounds consisted heavily of low-speed and high-traction rockcrawling, they quickly adapted to the loose rock and thick mud of the Midwest. And while we did enjoy teasing Corey about being the “other TJ” on UA, his modified Wrangler did a fine job of standing out on its own.

Drivetrain

  • Engine: 4.0L
  • Transmission: NV3550
  • Transfer Case: NP231 with a slip-yoke eliminator and Tera Mfg 4:1 kit
  • Front Axle: High-pinion Dana 44, RCV axleshafts, TNT truss, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears
  • Rear Axle: Dana 44, alloy axleshafts, Gen-Right truss, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears

Suspension

  • Springs & Such: Custom 3-link front with 14-inch-travel King coilovers, 4-link rear with 12-inch-travel King coilovers, Ballistic rod ends, Gen-Right suspension brackets
  • Steering: PSC hydraulic assist
  • Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50 Nitto Trail Grapplers on 17x9 Raceline Monster beadlocks

Other

  • Currie 1-inch body lift, Rock Hard sport cage, Warn winch, Metal Cloak front bumper and fenders, Jeeperman rear bumper and tire carrier, Master Craft seats, Tom Wood’s drivelines, TeraFlex belly-up skidpan, Gen-Right fuel tank, Viking soft top, Power Tank, 101-inch wheelbase

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