Overland 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler With an Ursa Minor J30 Camper
Adrian Holmes built a Jeep for hard-core trails and cross-country travels.
Adrian Holmes brought his overland-equipped 2012 JK Wrangler with its Ursa Minor J30 camper to Four Wheeler's Overland Adventure and gave us the tour of his setup. Read more about this fascinating Jeep Wrangler build when it appears on the pages of Four Wheeler magazine, in the October 2020 issue.
The 2012 Jeep Wrangler's 3.6L Pentastar V-6 has been left mostly alone, save for some accessory wiring.
Wheels and Tires
AEV Savegre wheels are at the center of Adrian's 37x12.50R17 Goodyear Wrangler MT/R tires.
The 2012 JK Wrangler has its stock front axle, but it has been upgraded with gussets, RCV axleshafts, 4.88:1 gears, a TeraFlex Big Rotor kit, and more.
Lifting the 2012 JK Wrangler 3.5 inches was accomplished with an AEV DualSport SC 3.5 kit which included coils, Bilstein 5100 shocks, and more.
Around the back of the 2012 JK Wrangler sits the original Dana 44 axle, which gets power from a Tom Wood's 1350 driveshaft.
Armor for the Jeep included a set of EVO MFG skidplates and Smittybilt rocksliders.
Bumper and Winch
Rugged Ridge is the name on the front bumper. Adrian installed a Warn 9.5 cti-s winch and a pair of JW Speaker LED headlamps, as well.
His ARB electric fridge is mounted on a slide-out tray.
Organization in the cab of the overland 2012 JK Wrangler is made easy with the MOLLE rack mounted between the rollbar and the windshield.
Adrian's Ursa Minor J30 camper adds only 10 inches to the height of the Jeep, and because of its lightweight design and weight distribution, he can take it on most off-road trails.
Bicycle-based adventures require a 1UP USA bike carrier and a custom-built mount attaching the carrier to the Jeep's spare tire holder.
The defining feature of Adrian's Ursa Minor camper is the custom graphic. He created a wrap from a topographical map of Valle Vidal and Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico.