BTF 3-Link TJ


A lot of people in the wheeling community assume Blue Torch FabWorks only builds hardcore rock crawlers which is not true. Yes, a lot of custom builds we do here at BTF get media coverage and most are more extreme builds. Many of the more mild built rigs do not get that type of hype and coverage. This Jeep TJ is a well built rock crawler with the everyday driver in mind. Yes it has some serious modifications done, but it can still be driven to work and back. The Jeep TJ started out as a Rubicon. After breaking axle shafts on every trip out the owner choose to switch out to full width axles. The front received a Dana 44 and the rear is a Dana 60. The front suspension is a basic 3 linked suspension with panhard (track) bar. The rear suspension is our BTF XJ/YJ stretch kit which uses Jeep XJ leaf springs. The stretch kit switches the rear to leaves and moves the rear axle back roughly 6 inches. The Jeep came into the shop with another companies tube fenders installed on the front. I do not know what brand they are, but BTF does offer a line of DIY tube fenders. We did install BTF Rocker Guards and BTF Comp Cut Corners to the Jeep for added protection. The front bumper is the BTF TJ/YJ bumper with the BTF Grillehoop/stinger kit added on. The cage in the Jeep was custom built for this project. We now offer a very similar cage kit in our products section. The cage was fabricated from 1.75″ x .120″ DOM tube.