Jack's 04 Rock Buggy
||5% Toyota Frame, 90% 1.625 DOM, 108" Wheelbase
||Ford 5.0L V8
||C4 W/ Manual Valve Body, Art Carr 2400 Stall TC
||Two Speed Stak Transfer Case
||D60, 5.13 Gears, ARB, Chromoly Axles
||D60, 5.13 Gears, Welded Spider Gears
||40" Sticky Maxxis
CC's on 17" Walker Evans Beadlocks
||4 Link Front w/ 16" Sway-away Coilovers
||4 Link Rear w/ 16" Sway-away coilovers
||KOH Trim (Spare, Tools, etc) - 4047lbs.
2008 KOH - 9th Place Finish
||2009 KOH -
16th Place Finish
first few pictures are from December 2001. Jack's rig started as an 85
Toyota 4 Runner with 326,000 miles on the odometer.
the only thing really holding Jack back from running really hard trails was the
sheet metal. Sometime around Jan-Feb 2002 the first transformation
began. Jack utilized all his original running gear, frame and suspension
but eliminated all the stock sheet metal except for the hood, front fenders and
just over a year of hard usage Jack had already started collecting parts for his
new rig will utilize the front portion of a Toyota frame, his original motor,
tranny, and t-cases. The axles are full width Dana 60's with the rear
located via a triangulated 4 link and coilovers. The front suspension will
be a spring over shackle reverse like before.
The finished product.
After years of trusty service Jack has retired
his Toyota drive train in early 2006. The 22RE, transmission and Toyota
transfer cases will be replaced with an 1986 5.0l motor, a C4 automatic
transmission and a Stak 2 speed transfer case. Also on
tap for this re-fresh is a new link suspension up front.ansfer case. Also on
tap for this re-fresh is a new link suspension up front.