This is the rig that brought round headlights and the classic looks of the CJ back to Jeep's flagship vehicle, and together for the first time with modern coil spring suspension on top of the irreplaceable off-road capabilities of front and rear solid axles.
Borrowing the "quadralink" suspension and AMC Inline 6 engine of the XJ, along with it's own rear coil suspension and a fully boxed ladder frame, this Jeep had true off-road grit with better on-road manners then any Wrangler or CJ before it. In 2002, a package that included upgraded axles with locking differentials, a 4:1 ratio transfer case, and rockers were unveiled in the TJ "Rubicon" for the first time as a 2003 year model.
Building on the success of the TJ Wrangler, the first Wrangler Unlimited was released as a late 2004 year model -- adding 10 inches of wheelbase and 15 inches of body in total for additional rear seat leg room and cargo space. Sometimes referred to as the "TJ Unlimited" or "TJL", the Jeep community has come to most commonly refer to this long wheelbase model as the "LJ."
For this reason, many Jeep TJ components will work on LJs, however some components are specific to each model and will not interchange.
Best looking HP44 truss on the market in my opinion. I had a HP44 truss from another company in the past and thought I would try out "the new guys" on this build. I was not disappointed! Great fit and looks great on my rig. Great work NVM!
Everything fits together very nice. Arrived very fast. Just wish it came with some stickers lol
Great fit and craftsmanship!
As far as I know I am running the prototype with the receiver hitch. All I can say is this bumper is all I could ask for and more! Dan made me a stout bumper that I can “tow” with. I needed a better alternative to the previous piece of tinfoil that I was running. Hauled my pop up trailer out to Florence Junction, 75 miles one way, 14 miles into Box Canyon, and out Ajax Mine trail (2.5-3 rated trail) without a hiccup!
Since then I have barely scraped the tightly formed edges, performed a handful of extractions and it hasn’t skipped a beat!
Highly recommended, fit like a glove and the welds were so nice it made me cringe to paint the thing!
I used to have a rear bumper and receiver hitch on the rear bumper along with two shackle lugs but I hit the rear bumper MANY TIMES coming down large steps on the Rubicon trail 3 years in a row. I just got back and the Jeep TJ hit once or twice only!!!!! Not only that but we had to use the bumper shackle lugs with an 8000 pound winch to pull my jeep that was pulling a 7000 pound Bronco up the last of Cadillac Hill. Thank God the bumper was bolted to the frame on both sides of the shackle lugs. A lesser attachment system would have bent an ordinary bumper. I also purchased a pair of the custom side brackets which fit perfectly. No drilling or reaming of any holes!!!the only difficulty somewhat was getting nuts and washers waaaaaay back up into position since my hand would not fit. But I used electrical tape to tape the nut to the end of my finger and all turned out well. This was a well-made steel bumper. I would highly advise picking up one for your TJ. Also I have a small lift and 33” tires on my rig so I needed the high clearance.
Very impressed with this bumper. Fit first time and when paired with the frame tie in kit was exactly what i was looking for. Also can not say enough about the service I received, including a response to an email on a weekend when they where away from the shop and a personal call to ask if i needed any faster shipping.
Fit like a glove, drilled 4 holes in my cross member and bolted right in. Nice low profile.
Extremely impressed with the bumper! Fits very well and gave me a ton of clearance on the back of Jeep. Plus it's made in the USA! Couldn't be happier
Works great and was pretty straightforward to line everything up for my TJ. Tracks nice and rides well.
Well made, heavy duty. I like the 3rd bolt option. Tip: Run a tap through the nuts before installation - I had a bit of a problem with one of them wanting to cross thread due to heat distortion from the weldment. Another tip: Don't try to insert the nut inserts through the hole in the bottom rear of the frame, put it in through the oblong side hole further forward - IN the correct orientation. It will probably slide right down to where you can manipulate it through the afore mentioned bottom hole. If it doesn't, drive the Jeep on a bumpy road, it'll slide down!
These are pure beef! The install was simple with the supplied hardware. Fit perfectly, couldn't be happier.
Very nice looking piece and fast shipping! Only extra thing needed is a new tag light and some wiring skills
I've had my TJ Rock Sliders from Next Venture Motorsports, since their conception and let me tell you, they are the greatest shit you will ever buy. Seriously. They are tougher and more durable than any other rock sliders you can find. And on top of that, they've put up with the crap I throw at them. I wheel pretty balls to the walls and break plenty of parts, but I am able to count on these sliders to get me past all those tight spots! And last, but not least; you gotta admit, they look pretty badass!
I have been running custom designed TJ Rock Sliders from Next Venture Motorsports for about a year now. I couldn't be happier with how they put up with abuse. Before these I had sliders from a well known brand made from 3/16" plate and weak tube steps welded on. Needless to say those had to go when I found out about these 1/4" laser cut masterpieces! I have tested them on a number of trails here in Arizona ranging from intermediate to more difficult obstacles and have suspended my Jeep on these sliders and even rolled over once. Since mounting these bad boys up I know I don't have to worry about tweaking my body and my doors will always fit back up.
I bought the first pair of these LJ sliders over a year ago and they have help up great to rocky Arizona wheeling. The 1/4 steel makes them basically indestructible, and they attach to the body mounts on the frame not just the tub. I highly recommend this product to anyone who needs sliders for their LJ