If you’re into customizing your 4×4, chances are you’ve heard of Ian Johnson and Xtreme 4×4. He’s built all kinds of cool 4x4s from toy hauling trucks to tube buggy rigs and offers up great tech and how-to knowledge for those of us who like to hit the road (or trail) less traveled. His most recent project took a wrecked Jeep Wrangler JK (2Dr) with a Hemi swap that he bought on the cheap and overhauled it into a Hot Rod Jeep full of off-road capability and killer styling.
When we heard about the project we jumped at the chance to get involved. After discussing Ian’s needs and goals for the project, we knew he was looking for a bulletproof kit that would be up to the off-road abuse while still riding great on the road. While a fabricator kit is within Ian’s realm, he wanted this project to speak to a diverse audience from full time fabricators to weekend wrenchers. The decision was made to go with the BDS 4″ long arm kit and Fox shocks. It offers tons of adjustability in the forged flex end control arms to work with the custom 1-ton axles, the kit is a bolt-on install, works great for the guy that needs his Jeep to perform great on and off-road.
Check out the install episode at:
There’s still some work to do on this Jeep before it hits the trail, stay tuned for upcoming episodes…