As Jeep enthusiasts, we pride ourselves on building our own custom rigs. From budget builds to top of the line installs, each of us takes a different approach how we Jeep. While none of us are professional mechanics we prove most things Jeep related can be accomplished in a home garage with basic hand tools.
Follow us as we fix, build, modify, repair and wheel our way around the Mid Atlantic Region. Learn from our first hand experience of Jeep do's and dont's.
Darick bought his Jeep Sahara JKU in Tank Green, with a 285 horse power 3.6L engine new in 2015 for retail price. Not knowing at the time he would be into off-road parks and dabbling in over-landing, Darick's build is extremely capable. His 3.5” JKS lift, Fox shocks, super Dana 30 front axle and 37” tire. Everything Darick buys has been tested tried and true and will preform. Darick is going to be known as our constant on our adventures in wrenching and wheeling as we know what his Jeep should be able to accomplish.
John got into off-roading after his first ride with Darick at Rausch Creek Off-road Park. In 2018 he purchased a 2007 Jeep JKU with 160,000 miles on the body but 500 miles on the new Jasper Engine. This older JKU has a 3.8L engine with 202 horse power. John's Jeep was garage kept and he paid $13,500 for it. This Jeep is a Frankenstein of sorts. His Jeep uses Metalcloak springs, Quadratec shocks, Barnes 4WD steering combined with a mix of other brands. John sources parts used from online market places such as Craigslist and Facebook. He makes as many parts as he can and loves figuring out how to do it more cost effectively. This Jeep is the Budget Jeep. We will see if it holds up as well as Darick’s.
Nate was hooked on wheeling after one trip to an off-road park. Nate’s Jeep is a 1995 Jeep YJ with a 2.5L engine, sporting 130 horse power. Nate has the least amount of money and the most amount of heart in his rig. He is willing to send it harder than any of us, break it and drag it home to weld it back together. His Jeep sports a home made six inch front and rear frame stretch, XJ leaf springs mixed with Rough Country lift kit. Nate (The Phatt Man) is what we will call the wild card. A machine that won’t win any car shows but will beat you to the top off the mountain.
Our resident photographer Josh has a passion for capturing the out doors and works hard to make us look good. New to the wheeling world, Josh and his wife Brittany are all ready making awesome upgrades to their 2020 Rubicon JLU. You can view Josh's work at J.D.Millekerphotography