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Earl sees his rebuilt 2002 Wrangler Sport for the first time.
Earl sees his rebuilt 2002 Wrangler Sport for the first time.

ExtremeTerrain Partners with Make-A-Wish on Wrangler Build


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A Make-A-Wish recipient named Earl had his 2002 Wrangler Sport totally transformed with help from aftermarket supplier ExtremeTerrain. The Jeep was in massive need for repair. Many of ExtremeTerrain’s vendors and affiliates—including Teraflex, Rugged Ridge, Malvern Collision, and M&A Upholstery—donated parts and labor to make Earl’s wish for a dream Jeep Wrangler come true.

ExtremeTerrain Video host Ryan Huck played a critical role in the Jeep’s transformation:

“I’ve worked on a lot of Jeeps, but this is by far my favorite TJ build,” Huck said. “I had the pleasure of meeting Earl. He is a great guy and very deserving of this Jeep. I hope he has as much fun driving it as we had building it for him.”

The project included a full frame-off restoration, with close to 500 man-hours invested, turning the Jeep into a fully-built, off-road capable machine.

The ExtremeTerrain team debuted the Jeep during its annual company block party in Paoli, Pennsylvania. Earl, who was in attendance, was astonished and unsure if it was the same Wrangler. He examined the TJ from top to bottom, pointing out all the upgrades and improvements.

“It’s safe to say that Earl’s wish came true,” the ExtremeTerrain team stated in a news release, “and we were thrilled to play the role that we did for this deserving recipient."

Modifications on Earl’s Jeep include:

  • Teraflex 5 inch Pro LCG Suspension System w/ Shocks
  • Teraflex Steering Stabilizer
  • Firestik CB Antenna & Mount
  • Rugged Ridge Heavy Duty Monster Complete Steering Linkage
  • Rugged Ridge Deluxe Carpet Kit with Adhesive
  • Fuel Wheels Revolver Black Milled Wheel (16x8)
  • JKS Front and Rear Adjustable Trackbar
  • Power Windows and Door Locks
  • Mickey Thompson Baja MTZP3 Radial Tire w/OWL, - LT315/75R16
  • Rubicon Express 17.5-inch CV Rear Driveshaft
  • Paracord Grab Handles, Red/Black
  • Barricade Fender Flares and Rock Sliders
  • VANCO 16-inch Big Brake Kit with BMB Pads
  • Barricade Front and Rear Floor Liners and Cargo Liner
  • Poison Spyder BFH Front Bumper w/ Competition Stinger & Shackle Tabs
  • Flowmaster Force II Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust
  • Avital 5105L - Alarm/remote start
  • Poison Spyder RockerBrawler Rear Bumper w/ Tire Carrier
  • Flowmaster DBX Series Center Bullet Style Muffler (2.5-inches)
  • Pioneer Head Unit w/ JBL GT speakers and MTX Sub/Amp
  • Opar Jeep Wrangler TJ Front Gladiator Grille Cover Vader Grill w/ Mesh Inserts
  • Alloy USA Aluminum Differential Cover, Dana 30
  • Uniden CB Radio and dash mount
  • myTop Power Convertible Top
  • Rugged Ridge Aluminum Locking Gas Hatch Cover
  • Hyline Offroad 50-inch LED Light Bar Steel Mounting Brackets
  • Kleinn 230 Onboard Air System w/ Triple Train Horn
  • Rugged Ridge ¾-inch D-Shackles
  • Rugged Ridge Hood Light Bar Mount
  • Rugged Ridge Full Black Diamond Roll Bar Cover Kit
  • Rugged Ridge 9,500-pound, Waterproof Winch with Synthetic Rope
  • KC HiLiTES 50-inch C-Series C50 LED Light Bar
  • Rugged Ridge Tailgate Hinge Set
  • RedRock Snorkel
  • KC HiLiTES 20 inch C-Series C20 LED Light Bar          
  • RT Off-Road Aluminum Valve Covers
  • Poison Spyder ¾-inch Amber LED Marker Lamp       
  • KC HiLiTES 3-inch C-Series C3 LED Cube Light
  • Omix-ADA Full Engine Gasket Kit
  • Axial LED Halo Headlights w/ Angel Eye DRL & Turn Signals
  • Rugged Ridge Windshield Light Mounting Brackets 
  • Optima Red Top Battery
  • Rugged Ridge LED Tail Light Set        
  • Raxiom Bluetooth Light Switch and Accessory Controller    
  • Omix-ADA Door and Tailgate Handles
  • Rugged Ridge Accessory Brake Light LED Ring          
  • Oracle Bluetooth ColorSHIFT Underbody Rock Light Kit
  • Rugged Ridge Black Mirrors
  • Mishimoto Aluminum Performance Radiator
  • Crown Automotive Engine Mount Kit
  • Crown Automotive Engine Oil Pan
  • Crown Automotive Drive Belt Tensioner
  • Crown Automotive Water Pump
  • PA Performance Alternator
  • Omix-ADA Idler Pulley
  • Omix-ADA Rear 9x2.5 Drum Brake Service Kit
  • OPR Bump Stops
  • Black Acorn Lug Nut Kit
  • New Frame
  • New Fuel Lines
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