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Sam's Offroad Equipment: 1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade

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

Driver: Sam Patton
Co-Driver: Mark Abbott
Stomping Grounds: Tulsa, OK
Sam Patton has been in the off-road industry for over 28 years. Owner of Sam’s Offroad Equipment in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sam has been fortunate enough to participate in the UA a few times as well as compete in our sister magazine’s Top Truck Challenge. With a well-built V-8 under the hood of his ’84 CJ-7, Sam and co-driver Mark Abbott were often spotted with dirt blasting from under the Jeep, putting the raspy 350ci to good use. Though electrical problems gave him a few headaches throughout the week, it was a broken transmission that ultimately caused this awesome Jeep to miss out on the last day of wheeling.


  • Engine: 350ci, Edelbrock heads, 23-pound injectors, Comp cam, dual electric fans from a Corvette, 21/2-inch exhaust
  • Transmission: 700R4
  • Transfer Case: 3.8 Atlas
  • Axles: High-pinion Dana 60, ARB Air Locker, 5.13 gears


  • Springs & Such: 21/2-inch spring-over axle with Sam’s Offroad Equipment traction bar
  • Tires & Wheels: 39-inch BFG Krawlers on 17x9 Allied beadlocks
  • Steering: Custom high steer with Sam’s components


  • 1-inch Daystar body lift, raised floorboard to create flat belly, Hanson front bumper, Warn 9.5 winch, Warn rear bumper and tire carrier, turning brakes, 99-inch wheelbase, 7 feet tall, 7 feet wide, 5,200 pounds

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