Eugene was a 2000 Jeep TJ Wrangler Sport that we picked up in early 2000. This Solar Yellow TJ was built up with less than 2000 miles on the clock and we immediately drove it cross country to Moab for the 2000 Easter Jeep Safari….for it’s first offroad journey. Of course, it did great, but we almost flipped it over backwards on the Dump Bump while showing off for the camera!! Naturally, the camera’s batteries died and we were asked to do it again. Yeah, right!
This Jeep had a 4″ Teraflex lift, 33×9.50 BFG Mud Terrains, a Teralow transfer case conversion, Tom Wood’s Custom Driveshafts, bumpers and rocker guards from All JProducts, and a M.O.R.E. front roll cage installed. Naturally, it also had a Skid Row engine/trans skid plate, a set of our lower control arm skids, and a Skid Row gas tank skid plate. Unfortunately, when our ’03 Rubicon was purchased, this Jeep had to move on. It was restored to its original condition and then sold. It was amazing how good the underside looked after we removed all the skid plates…..almost like it had never been ‘wheeled! We told the girl who bought it that it had been taken offroad, but we’re pretty sure she had no idea that it had been laid on its side at least twice in Tellico!