- Overland Jeep Build: 2018 JLU With 37s and Suspension Upgrades From TeraFlex and Offroad Addiction
Overland Jeep Build: 2018 JLU With 37s and Suspension Upgrades From TeraFlex and Offroad Addiction
Steve Garrett rocked Four Wheeler’s Overland Adventure—let’s take a tour of his Jeep build.
Steve Garrett loves the challenge of overland travel, and his overland Jeep build, a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon, is the perfect tool for the job. We met Steve on Four Wheeler's 2019 Overland Adventure where we witnessed the Firecracker Red Wrangler conquer endless miles of backroads, hillclimbs, and water crossings while still allowing for trick camping accommodations at the end of the day. Read on to see how Steve outfitted his 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for overland travel.
Want EVEN MORE about this overland Jeep build? Stay tuned for the December 2020 issue of Four Wheeler, available where magazines are sold on October 23, 2020.
Under the hood it's the tried-and-true combination of Chrysler's 3.6L V-6 and eight cogs of automatic goodness before the power hits Steve's 4.0:1 Rubicon transfer case.
Wheels and Tires
For his overland Jeep build, Steve chose a quintet of 37x12.50R15LT Dick Cepek Extreme Country tires. Wheels come from Hutchinson and are of the Rock Monster beadlock variety.
Jeep Rubicon axles are fairly well equipped for an overland Jeep build right out of the box. Steve's Dana 44 with 4.10:1 gears, RCV axleshafts, and the factory electric locking differential is the right recipe for his off-road needs.
Winch and Bumper
With 12,000 pounds of pulling power and synthetic cable, Steve's Warn Zeon 12-S Platinum winch sits at the ready atop the Offroad Addiction front bumper. You'll also notice the Factor 55 Ultrahook at the end of the winch's line.
The rear Dana 44 of Steve's 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is located by long-arm links from Offroad Addiction while the bumpy stuff is sponged up by TeraFlex Falcon 3.3 Series adjustable shocks and the company's SpeedBumps.
Offroad Addiction and Rock Slide Engineering keep Steve's sheetmetal safe from damaging blows while fender flares from Road Armor add to the Jeep's sharp looks and increase tire clearance.
Canyon Coolers takes care of cold food and beverages while Steve is on the trail, and a trio of stackable storage boxes from Rigid handles off-road organization.
An essential part of any overland Jeep build is communication. Steve uses a Cobra 75 WX ST CB radio to keep in touch while he's in the dirt