ExtremeTerrain’s latest episode of Throttle Out is now available and features a super clean yet super functional JL build. Draped in white with matching accessories, this Jeep already had a few custom touches added before making its way to XT’s shop. Their own Merideth Evasew was on hand to supply a few finishing details.
Working from the bottom up, a lift kit was the logical first step. Teraflex’s 2.5” Sport S/T2 suspension kit with Falcon 3.1 shocks checked all of the boxes for Merideth. “This lift kit is perfectly tuned for a really good blend of street and trail driving which is exactly what I wanted to see out of this build,” she says. Obviously, the stock wheels and tires looked a little lonely with newfound breathing room, so some Pro Comp rims and 35” Falken Wildpeak tires were selected to fill it out under the fenders.
To keep those beautiful white rocker panels clean and straight, Merideth went to Rock-Slide Engineering for a set of step sliders. While acting as armor for the lower side of the body, they also feature a step that automatically drops down when the door is opened. Further adding to the Jeep’s trail tendencies was a RedRock 4×4 trail antenna to keep clear of any low-hanging branches. The final addition was a bit of cheap trail insurance in the form of a Smittybilt XRC winch. At the end of the day, Merideth was left with a still clean yet slightly more trail-ready Jeep.