We were recently in Las Vegas and had the chance to hit the desert in a pair of off-road Chevys, the Colorado ZR2 and Silverado Trail Boss, but the leader of the pack was a custom Jeep we just couldn’t ignore.
Tim from Las Vegas Rock Crawlers was assigned to lead us into an off-road playground, and he did so with his custom built Jeep that sits on heavy duty axles and runs 40-inch Toyo mud-terrain tires. Both axles are sourced from heavy-duty trucks, one from Chevy and one from Ford, while the bumpers, fenders flares and body panels are all custom made.
The Jeep LJ was the long wheelbase version of the TJ, so opting for one already stretches out the axles, but Tim decided to push them out even further to 110-inches, a wheelbase that he says works best for the trails he runs.
Since these Jeeps are owned by a tour company, they have to be reliable and be able to take a beating every day of the week. Touring around his custom LJ it is obvious that building things with strength to keep them constantly running was the focus, and these Jeeps are beasts because of it.
Make sure you watch the video above to see the Jeep for yourself, and then come back to TFLOffroad soon, as we will be publishing a full-length video on our experience with Chevrolet out in the desert and at the Mint 400.