Zone’s Project MJ: Ultimate Adventure 2012 Prep (Part 2) Zone Offroad’s Jeep Comanche, dubbed Project MJ is in the final stretch of preparation for the 2012 Ultimate Adventure with Petersen’s 4-Wheel & Off-Road Magazine. Body panels are back on it with fresh paint, the 40” Nitto Mud Grapplers are mounted up on 17” Walker Evans Beadlocks, JE Reel Driveshafts are installed to the NP-241 Rocktrac T-Case, Rigid LED Lights are installed and the interior is getter wrapped up with a custom dash and PRP seats. With Ultimate Adventure less than 2 weeks away, vehicle prep is almost done as we

(Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2) The Rigs of UA One of the cool things about UA is seeing the diversity of rigs that are driven on the Ultimate Adventure, from Péwé’s long travel IFS F150 to a mid-80s Land Cruiser, ’70s F250 to a couple of Samaris, an Amigo, a pair of solid-axed Nissans, 1-ton Chevys, an E-350 van, and all breeds of Jeeps. All had their advantages as well as their shortcomings, but what a sight to see the cruising through the back roads of America. This year Zone Offroad decided to build something a

(If you missed Part 1, check it out here) Now that the dust has settled and we’ve all had the chance to read up on the Ultimate Adventure (aka UA) online and in the pages of Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road magazine I felt it would be good to include addition commentary on the trip, show some photos of the rigs in action, and re-hype the story. First, let me start off by saying it was an epic journey. Not in the sense of we were on a quest to find a ring or anything, but for 2 guys that grew up reading

Ultimate Adventure Recap (Part 1 of 3) Each year Petersen’s 4Wheel & Off-Road Magazine hosts an offroad excursion that brings together some old cronies, event sponsors, magazine staff, and a few lucky readers. This will serve as the first of three posts to cover Zone’s first experience on the Ultimate Adventure (UA). This year Zone Offroad has the coveted position of the official suspension and with that gave us the opportunity to build a rig to test out some new prototype components the engineers have been working on. The UA is known as a grueling test of man (or woman)

Project MJ Update VII: Final Preparations (continued)… Going into the late night hours the rig is cosmetically and mechanical finished so we’re calling it a night. The Jeep is heading out for the next couple hours in the cable hands of head engineer Glen H. for a shake down and to get some miles on the new drivetrain in preparation for swapping engine and diff fluid on the new equipment before it hits the trails. Still on the list of tasks, wiring the Warn winch, get the CB mounted, install the belly pan skid plate, prep and install the rest