We Built A Jeep For Stinger Off-Road!
It would not be the same running an off-road community without having a little fun ourselves. Luckily, we work with a bunch of automotive gurus, so they get it. So, we went shopping! The team explored the marketplace and found a Jeep. A brand new JLU Rubicon to be exact. With how capable Wranglers are from the factory, we had a perfect canvas to work with. However, Stinger Off-Road is an off-road accessories company. So, we made a few upgrades.
To start, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited is an amazingly capable, stylish, and comfortable SUV off the lot. Packed into this 4-door all-terrain machine, is everything needed to maximize the on-road look and off-road feel for Stinger Off-Road. From the factory, this unit comes equipped with a clean Granite Crystal Metallic paint. A dark subtle grey that is a favorite of many and allows the attention to be drawn towards the aftermarket upgrades we are bound to add. The powertrain is a long-time favorite for nearly a decade of Jeep Wranglers. Powered by a 3.6L V6, 8-speed automatic transmission and 4.10 axle ratio gears. The Rubicon is a top-of-the line choice for avid off-roaders due to the standard electric sway bar disconnects, 4-wheel drive, and lockers. This is a proven powerhouse for Jeep that will support bigger tires and provide all the power needed to tackle any obstacle in the way. My favorite new feature on the JL platform is, by far, the Sky One-Touch Power Top. A full-width rag top style fabric roof that slides back at the push of a button for a quick open-air experience.
Now for the fun stuff. The Stinger Off-Road Jeep is loaded with aftermarket upgrades. We wanted to make this thing a beast on the road and off the road. Mixing style with capability, here is what we did to it. First things first, we needed to go bigger. So, we lifted the Jeep 3.5 inches and added 40” tires on beadlocks. The stance and clearance this created for our ride is just the extreme we desired. We added hidden side steps for clearance that slide out automatically upon opening the doors. Allowing our whole team to pile into the Jeep with ease for every adventure. Protected by heavy-duty steel Road Armor bumpers and fenders all the way around to add off-road durability against rocks and trees. Our specialty is technology and electronics, so it is a given that this Jeep needed to be next level with audio and lighting. This mayhem of a Jeep, features Stinger LED rock lights and whip lights offering an app-controlled multi-color lighting solution for night rides and shows. EchoMaster bind spot cameras attached to each side mirror to display on the new 10” screen. And of course, the only solution to a fully integrated system is the HEIGH10 HD screen in the dash. A 10-inch fully integrated infotainment system to display factory controls, off-road gauges, multiple camera views, and an unbeatable audio adjustment platform. All without losing any factory control functionality with this radio upgrade kit.
This is the full build list.
- TeraFlex 3.5” lift kit with all 8 TeraFlex control arms
- TeraFlex Falcon shocks with remote reservoirs front and rear
- Road Armor front bumper with custom Stinger Off-Road logo
- Warn Zeon winch with Factor 55 Pro Link and Monster Swivel Hook
- Stinger 4’ Dynamic RGB LED whip lights with quick release & Bluetooth
- Road Armor Identity tow hook shackles
- Road Armor rear bumper
- Road Armor Stealth front fenders with integrated LEDs
- Road Armor Stealth rear fender flares
- Road Armor Stealth metal inner fender liners
- Stinger Bluetooth RGB LED 8pod rock lights
- Custom cut Stinger Off-Road logos in wheel wells
- Amp Research power side-steps
- EchoMaster PCAM-BS1 blind spot cameras
- 17” Fuel Zephyr red beadlock wheels
- 40” Goodyear Wrangler MTR Kevlar tires
- Stinger HEIGH10 fully integrated HD infotainment JL radio upgrade kit RB10JW18
- Custom CNC rear trampstamp with integrated 3rd break light
- Custom color-matched leather interior kit with Stinger Off-Road embraided headrest
Coming down the pike, is a custom-built Phoenix Gold audio system. We are currently fabricating a rear display to hold the gold standard of subwoofer and amplifiers. More pictures and details on this to come!
The only thing arguably that is missing, is a name. It is a tradition to name your Jeep, but it is difficult to sift through ideas and commit to a name that expresses the character of your ride. I believe in letting the Jeep name itself, as I’ve done with all my Jeeps in the past. As we build memories with this tank of an off-road vehicle, one will come. If you drove the Stinger Off-Road Jeep, what would you name it?
Make sure you are following us for our full schedule of shows and events to see the Stinger Off-Road Jeep in person!