This is the Jeep Wrangler JL we call the "AfterShock". It is a 2020 Rubicon and was purchased and driven 29 miles to the GenRight shop, then torn apart to be the first JL with the GenRight EXS coil over suspension system on it.
The intention behind this build is to keep the factory 3.6L engine, transmission, transfer case and install the JL version of our Elite suspension system on the factory Jeep frame.
However, after a quick evaluation we decided the factory frame was too thin for the kind of long term on & off road driving we wanted to do. Therefore, we used our years of off-road experience designed the new GenRight EXS (Elite Xtreme Suspension) System.
The EXS is a heavy duty 3/16" thick frame that is fitted with our race proven double triangulated rear suspension and bind free 3 link front suspension with 3.0" diameter coil over shocks and 2.0" diameter hydraulic bump stops and all build 100% in U.S.A.
There is another gallery showing the build process HERE
Loaded with 700lbs of camping gear Tony drove the Aftershock JL on the 2000 mile Surreal View Adventure trip from California to Utah and back in May of 2021
For the trip Tony outfitted the Aftershock JL with our rear tire carrier to carry extra gear needed on the trip.
Crossing the Golden Spike Crack in Moab, UT March of 2021 you can see the flat belly skid and long travel coil over shocks.
This Jeep is easily converted from full doors to the GenRight aluminum half doors and no top for more extreme or open air off-roading.
High speed run on the sand dunes in Moab, UT March of 2021
Flexed out near Page, AZ in May of 2021
Hells Revenge trail on Moab, UT March of 2021
Coming down the High Dive obstacle in Moab, UT March of 2021
Climbing ledges near the top of the Moab Rim trail.
At the bottom of the famous High Dive obstacle in Moab, UT March of 2021
How the Jeep looked before we got started.
The first step was to get rid of the stock Rubicon Dana 44 axles and suspension to make room for heavy duty Currie axles and 40" tires.
The next step was to separate the body from the factory frame and reverse engineer everything into CAD.
Notice specially designed cart to hold the factory and new frames with drivetrain in them.
We engineer the entire EXS system on SolidWorks CAD to fit the different components together before cutting any metal.
Then was to build the new EXS frame on a precision fixture table to assure the new frame is true and straight.
Then to test fit the frame to the body and make sure everything lines up and there is clearance for movement on rubber body mounts.
Notice the clearance around this rear part of the frame and body!
Next was to install the drivetrain into the new GenRight EXS frame.
Engine being installed into new EXS frame.
Then it's back under the Jeep's body and reconnect the radiator, steering, electrical and fuel lines.
After the engine is in place, the all stainless steel exhaust is built and installed.
The Currie 60 front axle and steering are a work of art! Summit Machine 7075 aluminum links and 3.0" King coil over shocks will control the front axles movement.
The EXS frame comes with a special high clearance front bumper that is just designed to fit a winch. Notice the craftsmanship on the crossmember behind it.
The Aftershock was finished just before the 2021 Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, UT where Tony drove it over 500 miles off-road. Then it went on a 900 mile Overland trip through the Mojave desert. Then in May 2021 Tony drove it on a 2000 mile road trip to continue to prove it's road worthyness.
Shown here on 40" Mickey Thompson Baja Boss tires and KMC wheels with GenRight's aluminum half doors, and ultra high clearance bumpers. The Jeep performed beyond Tony's expectations.
|GenRight Aftershock JL Build Specs:|
|2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JL Unlimited|
|Factory 3.6L V6 Gas Engine|
|Factory 8 Speed Automatic Transmission|
|Factory 4:1 Rubicon Transfer case|
|Custom made J. E. Reel Driveshafts with Neapco 1350 u-joints|
|Currie 35 spline, High Pinion VXR Dana 60 Front axle with Hi steer knuckles|
|Currie 40 spline, Full Float, High Pinion Extreme Dana 70 Rear axle|
|Auburn brand Select-a-Loc electric lockers, Front & Rear|
|R1 Concepts Big Brake Disc Brakes & Caliper kit for Currie axles, Front & Rear|
|GenRight CrMo Hi-Steer with FK Heim rod ends|
|PSC Steering mechanical steering conversion with Big steering box and ram assist|
|Odyssey Gel 12V Battery|
|GenRight EXS Suspension System (includes new 3/16" thick frame)|
|Bind free 3 Link front and 4 Link double triangulated rear suspension on EXS frame|
|7075 Aluminum Flat belly transfer case skid plate and engine skid plate|
King 3.0" x 14" travel IBP Coil Over Shocks w/remote reservoir & compression adjuster, Front & Rear
AGM shock / spring sliders for King 3.0" shocks
|King 2" hydraulic bumps stops, Front & Rear|
|Summit Machine 7075 aluminum control arms (aka: links)|
|Rock Jock 1-1/4" shank Johnny Joints|
|GenRight 26 gallon rear mounted gas tank|
|Custom Exhaust with Maganflow muffler|
|Warn Zeon 10-S winch|
|Factor 55 Flat link, red and 2" Tow Strap|
|GenRight Aluminum Half Doors, Front & Rear (LJHD-PKG)|
|GenRight Integrated front bumper with low profile winch tray (down low out of air flow to radiator)|
|GenRight High clearance rear bumper w/2" receiver hitch|
|GenRight Hi Clearance Rock Slider / Guards for EXS frame|
|GenRight Rear Cargo Rack & Mounting Brackets (ACC-1000)|
|GenRight Lock N Load Tie Down Rails (ACC-10014)|
|GenRight Tire Carrier, aluminum with Stop Lock (RTC-10010)|
|Rearview Camera Relocation Bracket (TSK-10035)|
|LED 3rd Brake Light and License Plate Light (LED-1650)|
|GenRight Small Cargo Tray & Mounts (for additional outside storage in tire carrier cage)|
|Warn Premium Front Locking Hubs|
|GenRight Rear Sway Bar for EXS frame|
|Mickey Thompson 40 x 13.50" x 17 Baja Boss M/T tires|
|17" x 8.5" KMC Forged Machette bead lock wheels, with 5 on 5.5 bolt pattern|
|VisionX LED Rock Lights|
|Switch Pro 12|
|Spiderweb Shade full length sun shade (black)|
|GenRight Tire Carrier Bag|
|ARB 37 quart fridge|
|Goal Zero Yeti 500X power station|
|50 watt Nomad brand portable Solar panel charging|
For more information on this vehicle please call GenRight Off Road at 805-584-8635.