|In the early stages of the program I struggled with choosing lift kit for my JK. With a large number of kits available, it wasn't an easy decision; however, one stood out from the rest...TeraFlex.
TeraFlex has been professionally involved with Jeeps since the 1950's and when you do something for over half a century, you get pretty darn good at it. There's a lot to be said for "experience" and that was a key factor in my decision on which lift to go with.
TeraFlex doesn't stop at lift kits though, they also make heavy duty bumpers built to last through the abuse those of us with rock crawling addictions will put them through...all the while having a clean look that isn't too gaudy. They realize that function must take priority, but style is nice to have as well.
For a full list of their products, visit TeraFlex and see why I wouldn't trust installing anything else on a vehicle that is going to be put through Hell('s Revenge) and (Baby Lion's) Back!
OUTLANDER TRAILERS - Since 2002 Outlander Trailers has been designing and fabricating overland expedition trailers ATV transports and ATV tow behinds. One look at the various models and you'll see why their trailers are so sought after.
Outlander Trailers have provided the WFTW program with a custom built trailer to tow behind the Jeep. Aside from the outstanding quality of all their trailers, this one will feature bead locked wheels, 40" BFG KM2 tires, a roof top tent with air conditioning, a generator, water and many other ammenities. Check out their website and contact them about building the trailer you've always wanted!
MOMBASA OUTDOORS - Mombasa Outdoors has provided one of their roof top tents, which is to be mounted on top of the WFTW trailer. Between the aluminum frame and rip-stop fabric, this amazing piece of equipment will allow me to sleep while being protected from the elements during the six-month program. Go to their website to see a true breakthrough in the tent industry and find out how you can get your own piece of essential camping equipment.
RAINGLER NETS - Since 1999 Raingler has been making hardcore nets for Jeeps, Land Rovers, Nissans, Toyotas, and other trucks. Their nets not only look tough, they are tough. Combine that with a lifetime warrantee, and you've got one great product! Their nets have many uses to include strapping down cargo on roof racks. If you'd like to get your hands on a quality product produced right here in America, go to their website and check out their nets, cargo straps, and grab handles.
KC HiLiTES has been pioneering higher quality off-road lighting since 1970. They are the original manufacturer of off-road lighting...yes, O-R-I-G-I-N-A-L! KC HiLiTES not only set the standard for the category, they created it.
Specializing in Jeep, Truck, SUV and Off Road aftermarket lighting, their product offering continues to evolve. Be it auxiliary fog lights, driving lights, off-road lights, HID lights, flood lights, light bars, light covers, wiring accessories, or other specialized lighting products that you're looking for, check out KC HiLiTES to see why I'm trusting their product on a vehicle that is going to light the way for me from one coast to the other and back again.
Blue Ribbon Coalition -
The Blue Ribbon Coalition is a national non-profit organization dedicated to preserving responsible recreational access to public lands and waters. We want to keep your land open for use, whether you recreate on a mountain bike, snowmobile, motorcycle, personal watercraft, ATV, four-wheeler, horse, or your hiking boots.
Today, the BlueRibbon Coalition is a respected national recreation group that represents over 10,000 individual members and 1,200 organization and business members, for a combined total of over 600,000 recreationists nationwide.
With over 50 years of experience in the off-road industry, Smittybilt strives to create truck, Jeep, and SUV products that excel at delivering pure off-road toughness and reliability. Visit Smittybilt's website and you will see why their customers keep going back to them!
Would you trust any other brand of equipment to lift your vehicle in the air for repairs while on the trail and miles away from pavement? I didn't think so. From the time-tested Hi-Lift JackÂ® and accessory lines, to the Kant-SlamÂ®, Post-PopperÂ®, and Slide-N-LockÂ®, users can be assured the highest quality of equipment at a reasonable price. Visit Hi-Lift's website and get the gear that no off-road enthusiast should be without!
Want increased horse power, increased pounds of torque, increased air flow in a show quality wrapper, all for a fair price to boot? If so, check out True Flow air intake systems! Whether you get their premium air filter, a sealed air intake, or a top of the line XDI air intake, you're bound to be pleased with the effect it will have on your vehicle. Go to True Flow's website and order yours today!
Whether you drive a Hummer, Jeep, Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, or Ford, Trail Duty is a company you should check out for your vehicle's parts! There's an excellent selection of lift kits, recovery gear, winches, and other items! If you don't see what you want, chances are Phil can get what you need.
After just one conversation with Jason at High Country Performance 4x4, I immediately realized why this company has survived over 25 years in this very competitive market! From giving me honest product brand recommendations for what I need, to the enthusiasm about off-roading that comes through when he speaks on the topic, he has been instrumental in helping me get my vehicle to where it needs to be. Visit their website at for a list of products they carry as well as photos of vehicles they've worked on in the past. But, you'd be missing out if you didn't call them at
After tirelessly searching the southeast for a quality company to customize the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon I will be driving during the program, I've finally found one worthy of the job. Overbuilt Customs, located in Jacksonville, Florida, has signed on for the project and Brad Wilkins is ensuring it will truly be a one-of-a-kind vehicle! To get an idea of the work they're capable of, visit their website! Overbuilt Customs is expanding and will soon have a new and improved website. Check it often for updates!
Since I'll be removing the vehicle's doors during the program, security was certainly a major concern of mine. Tuffy has taken that concern and thown it into the bottom of the ocean by providing me with the industry's leading vehicle security items. With over 150 standard products for more than 50 different vehicle models, you're bound to find the security solution to fit your needs.
I can't begin to tell you how many Bushwacker fender flares I see when flipping through my favorite off-road magazines. Whether it's a picture of a Ford Bronco attacking a trail or of a Jeep on display at the latest SEMA show, it seems to be the brand of choice for the majority of the off-road community. The reason for that is because their items are "Simply The Best!"
Once again Bushwacker has shown its commitment to quality and its passion to help its customers by supporting this program and our troops. Check out their website, drool over their awesome products, and then contact one of the over 7,000 dealers that span 50 States and 2 countries to order the upgrades your vehicle shouldn't be without!
Picture this: 1. You're alone. 2. You're hundreds of miles from nowhere. (And since all bad things come in threes) 3. You're stuck between a rock and a hard place...literally. Worried? Not if you have a Warn manufactured winch!
The Warn winch, developed in 1959, was the first recreational winch. With pioneering features such as a rugged drive train, the Warn winch quickly became the leading brand for offroad racers, avid four wheelers, weekend adventurers and hard working ranchers.
Customers in more than 65 countries on six continents can't be wrong! Check out what Warn can do to make your off-road vehicle more capable than any other company can by visiting their website.
Since 1990 Quadratec has been specializing in providing the absolute best parts for your Jeep. If you want it, chances are they have it. In fact, most of the upgrades I've got on my own Jeep are available through them. With 3 large warehouses strategically located throughout the United States, not only will your order get to you fast, but their Lowest Price Guarantee will ensure you don't pay too much for the parts you're looking for.
You can find more about the products they carry by going to their website. Don't forget to request their FREE catalog!
All of us in the off-road community know how difficult it is when it comes to choosing tires. There are just as many brands to choose from as there are brands of 4x4's to put them on. The various companies all claim to make the best brand of tire. They will tell you over and over again how their tires are aggressive enough for off-roading, yet also have good on-road manners. However, many of them would shy away from sponsoring a program in which the host vehicle will be traveling approximately 12,000 miles both on and off road in the time span of half a year because that would be a true test of their durability and funtionality.
BFGoodrich didn't even hesitate to step up to the challenge. When it comes to wheeling, the action happens where the rubber meets the road...whether that road is made of concrete, rocks, snow, sand, mud, or even if the road is under water. Rolling on 40" BFGoodrich tires, I'm looking forward to tackling whatever Mother Nature throws my way.
What is even better is BFGoodrich has a terrific program called "BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails." This program honors some of the best off-road trails in existence and is dedicated to the responsible use and conservation of these off-road trails, while providing aid for these efforts to sustain them for years and years of future use. It's obvious they are doing everything they can to assist us in the off-road community to keeping our trails open to us.
Go to their website to learn more about the BFGoodrich Outstanding Trails program and to find a tire suitable for your needs!
Mastercraft - Being that this program is 6 months long, and I'll be living out of my Jeep during that time, I'll obviously spend a large portion of that half year in the driver's seat, and want to be as comfortable as possible. I also want my passengers to enjoy that same level of comfort. Therefore, I've chosen to remove the factory seats and install four bucket seats from Mastercraft. This modification was one of the easiest ones to make...it really is a no-brainer. If you like comfort and style, then go to their website and choose the seat that's best for you!
- Specializing in digital editing of automotive photographs, Carson is a true artist on the computer! He can take already great images and transform them into works of art you would be proud to hang on your wall. I will give Carson one photograph per WFTW event for him to use his talents on and I will display them proudly. I'd recommend contacting him at email@example.com so that you can do the same. After all, don't you want to have some awesome photographs to remind you of the good times you have while hitting the trail? Get JK'ed!