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As Eric was keen to create an eye catching streeter as well
as a capable off roader, he's included chrome clip-on covers
on the door handles, side rear vision mirrors and the fuel fller
surrounds. Being an avid 'sticker-maker' he custom made the
skull and cross bone emblems on the guards, along with the
'Rubicon Express" sticker (no this Wrangler isn't a real Rubicon).
Rear LED lights provide number plate illumination, while KC
HiLites are mounted to the imported powder coated steel AEV
(American Expedition Vehicles) bull bar. Also mounted to the
front bar is a Warn 9500 low mount thermometric electric winch
and a pair of bow shackles all set for recovery.
At this stage Eric has left the 3.8 litre petrol V6 and auto
Eric opted for LT325/65R18 Pro
Comp XTerrain directional tyres on
Pro Comp alloy 18x9.5-inch rims.
gearbox as standard as with the exhaust and air intake. He fgures
that with the crown wheel gearing change, combined with the
larger rubber, it drives great. The interior is all standard except for
the rear occupant grab handles -- they're courtesy of his golf bag!
Eric says he "loves the classic look combined with larger
aggressive tyres" and as he's a refrigeration mechanic he went
for the ‘white-out’ look. Once the Wrangler was fnished, he
very sheepishly presented it to his wife, who had become quite
suspicious due to the web sites he’d been surfng, money he’d
been spending and time out of the house. While she didn't have
any say in their 4WD, Eric tells us she loves it and reckons he's
made a great impression with his frst Australian Jeep.
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