Overkill Engineering: 2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ

    The Ultimate Rigs of UA 2010

    Kevin McNultyPhotographer, Writer

    2001 Jeep Wrangler TJ
    Sponsor: Overkill Engineering, official body armor
    Driver: Gabe Gile
    Co-driver: Travis Kirkman
    On their first Ultimate Adventure, co-owner and president of Overkill Engineering, Gabe Gile, and co-driver Travis Kirkman got a late start due to technical difficulties, but they met up with the rest of us after a mad 3,000-mile dash across the country. The boys from Overkill made a great first impression on us with their four-wheeling skills, and because they had one of the few vehicles that sustained limited carnage and breakage.


    • Engine: 4.0L
    • Transmission: stock 4-speed automatic
    • Transfer Case: NP231 with 4.1 TeraLow
    • Front Axle: Dana 30 with Superior chrome-moly axleshafts, ARB Air Locker
    • Rear Axle: Ford 8.8, 31-spline Superior chrome-moly axleshafts, ARB Air Locker


    • Front: Overkill 3-link long-arm system
    • Rear: Overkill triangulated 4-link long-arm system
    • Tires & Wheels: 37x12.50R17 Goodyear MT/Rs on 17x9 Hutchinson beadlocks

    Other Stuff
    Winch & Bumpers: Warn Powerplant Dual Force HD winch, Overkill front bumpy bumper and rear base bumper
    The Rest: Overkill custom high-steer system gas tank skid, Hi-hood Aggro fenders, Hi-hood Cowl Skinz, and Big Tire full-body skinz; Rubicon Express coil springs; Rancho 9000 shocks; Currie Enterprises Anti-Rock sway bars

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