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Roger Wild's '72 CJ5 on Double Whammy

Owner: Roger Wild
Vehicle: CJ5
Year: 1972
Location: Colorado
Club: Colorado Rock Hoppers
Favorite Trails: Pritchett Canyon, UT
Worst Stuck: Punctured Oil Pan, Wheeler Lake

Roger on Iron Chest
Iron Chest, Colorado
Photo by Bill Graham
Roger on Die Trying
Die Trying, Colorado


Equipment & Modifications:

  • 4" Rancho lift, KYB shocks.
  • 34x10.5x15 Super Swamper TSL's on 15x7 American Racing aluminum wheels.
  • AMC 258 I6 (4.2L) with super dialed in Weber carb.
  • Jeep T-18 4 speed.
    Scout Dana 300 transfer case.
  • Rear Axle: Reverse Cut Dana 60 with Detroit Soft Locker and 4:10 gears
    Front Axle: Reverse Cut Dana 44 with ARB Air Locker and 4:10 gears
  • Warn 8274 Winch
  • Recarro seats
  • Custom built roll cage, nerf bars, bumpers, tire carrier, paint, and scratches by Roger

Future Plans:

  • Install lower gears, 4.88s at least.


Roger's been wheeling all his life, mostly in in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. One of his most recent trips was to Die Trying.

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