|Dave Laws' 1988 YJ Wrangler Sahara||Short Cuts|
Matt and Randy cheesing for the camera, Helldorado - Moab, Utah
|Owner : Dave Laws||Equipment and Modifications:|
Vehicle:1988 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
Full roll cage, home built
Full spare front hub and rotor parts on spare tire carrier
Complete Rhino lined interior
heavy duty gas tank skid plate
Warn premium hubs
Home built custom axle trusses
Thor sound wedge speakers
Mitsubishi Montero bucket seats with ride control
Tuffy center console
Link-Arc under hood welder
Home built on board air system
Xenon fender flares
Wet Okole seat covers
Tow shackles and tow bar
Custom tool box under rear seat
**Note, all customizing done by owner and Rocky Mountain High 4x4
Notes from Dave
One day on the way to L.A. for a tradeshow I had forgotten a book for reading. I stopped at the airport kiosk and picked up a magazine. Fate dictated that it was a 4x4 magazine and I proceeded to read it cover to cover. Uh-oh, I was hooked, big time. My wife calls it a chronic disease. It's very expensive, incurable, rapidly progressing and mostly terminal, and I love every minute of it. I had no sooner landed back home when I started looking to buy a Jeep.
I had barely gotten the Jeep (bone stock) when my boys and I took it to Hole in the Rock, and then on to Golden Spike in Moab. I guess I was just too dumb and nave to know that I shouldn't be there in an open diffed, unlifted, stock Wrangler. But hey, we made it and we had a ball.
After that the wish list started and hasn't gotten one bit smaller despite all the money and time poured into it. To start with I purchased a spring over kit from Rubicon Express and gears from Randy's. The lift I could handle but the gear change was beyond me. On a whim I stopped at a new 4x4 shop near my home and somehow managed to convince the owner to do some trade work. He would install my gears and I would do some custom machine work for his Project Ramcharger.
Fate must like me. Four years and dozens of custom extreme suspensioned rigs later, Matt Hornback at Rocky Mountain High 4x4 and I are still swapping my engineering time for shop access, labor and parts. I couldn't have done this without him. It has proved to be a good relationship as he is now my spotter for ARCA events (rig 114) and co-planner/sponsor for other trail runs and events.
|Having fun on obstacle 1 Course A
Cedar City, ARCA
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